On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 01:44:25PM -0500, Connie Sieh wrote:
Does the [ODROID-XU] product work?
Yes and no.
Yes I've got it to work and I'm now using it for some light compiling.
However there are some major shortcomings from my point of view
(as someone looking specifically for a KVM / hardware virt development
- No serial, impossible to see any boot messages.
- Display did not work at all until I spend nearly £200 buying a new
HDMI monitor and the weird uncommon micro-HDMI cable that the
ODROID-XU uses. Now it works after X starts, but not before.
Still no boot messages.
- Despite a lot of trying, I could not work out how to recreate the
boot process from their wiki, so I'm using the ODROID-supplied F19
- Can only use the Android 3.4 kernel. Possibly an upstream kernel
would work, but because I can't see any boot messages, I'm afraid
to try because it would effectively brick it.
3.4 kernel doesn't support any KVM stuff, so it's useless for the
intended purpose. We need to be running our own self-compiled
upstream kernels for serious development.
For some background on this, here's what I am looking for:
Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
Fedora Windows cross-compiler. Compile Windows programs, test, and
build Windows installers. Over 100 libraries supported.