[fedora-arm] Pandaboard ES and Fedora

Peter TB Brett peter at peter-b.co.uk
Fri Dec 20 12:12:22 UTC 2013

On Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:21:14 +0000, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>

>> I know that the topic was previously discussed briefly on this list back
>> in
>> August, but I was wondering whether anyone's aware of any work being
>> on Fedora on Pandaboard or any progress being made since then.  I'd
>> especially be interested in any info that's been gathered that points to
>> where, exactly, the problem lies...
> Oh I wish there was news or an answer, believe me if there was I would
> be screaming about it here and elsewhere.
> omap4/panda in general is currently is a terrible state since 3.11 as
> it was converted from a traditional board file to DT without any
> change over period and the later IMO was poorly tested by those doing
> it. Panda went from hero to zero in Fedora overnight.
> I've got two different Panda ES boards. One is prototype and one is
> the last rev and neither work, nor does the original Panda and ES that
> pwhalen has. I keep poking at it randomly with test kernels of random
> bits as time permits but I'm yet to get any working combination but I
> have limited time. Rest assured if I get it working I'll be posting
> the details of what kernel is needed here.

Okay, thanks for the info -- although I was quite hoping to receive
slightly better news than that.

Have you by any chance collated any information on what exactly "not
working" entails during your experiments?  I'd really like to avoid
duplicating any work that other people have already done.  At the moment
I'd be happy just to get the kernel to boot to a shell on a serial

I haven't played with DT before.  I was going to suggest paring down the DT
to the bare minimum (power, memory, SD card) and seeing if the "core
system" can be got working, and then worrying about peripherals later, but
that might be something that (a) wouldn't work and (b) has already been

Are you still stuck on the memory chip issues, or have those now been


Dr Peter Brett

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