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Spectre660 
Linux on Sam440ep and Sam460ex
Posted on 22-Sep-2013 13:02:09
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Linux on on Sam440ep
The Current Sam440ep kernels versions are the problem.
The Sam440ep version is to old to work with anthing beyond Debian Squeeze.
If anyone with a Sam440ep or Sam440ep-flex wants to install Debian Squeeze
and have a try at compiling a newer kernel then have a look at this thread.

http://forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1024

I was able to reinstall Squeeze on my Sam440ep-flex yesterday using a damaged Radeon 9250 but have been unable to get it to work like before with a Radeon HD 4850 and pci to pcie adapter. So my display is very fuzzy and I cant do to much.

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 23-Sep-2013 6:28:59
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My install turned out to be Lenny.
Thats why the RadeonHD cards would not work.
could not really see the screen clearly with my bad radeon 9250 card.
Squeeze is not yet in archive.debian.org .

Managed to create another custom Install CD to install the base Squeeze 6.07 system.
Then updated to a full Gnome system.
The Radeon HD4350 that I tried works.
Had to adjust the /etc/network/interfaces file and /etc/apt/sources.list file after the base install and before installation of the gnome stuff.
This is probably because I used the Kernel and ramdisk from Acube's Lenny installer which does not handle the Sam onboard network chip so well.
The custom install CD does install the latest available kernel and modules which handles
the onboard network stuff once you boot into the installed base system and adjust the ethernet config in the network file mentioned above.

It is nice to have Gnome on my Sam440ep-Flex again.

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 23-Sep-2013 11:50:14
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@Spectre660

Quote:
Spectre660 wrote:
Linux on on Sam440ep
The Current Sam440ep kernels versions are the problem.
The Sam440ep version is to old to work with anthing beyond Debian Squeeze.

What is the current Linux kernel version for the Sam440ep?

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
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@Geri

2.6.31.6
is the latest that I have seen.

Quote:

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@Spectre660

Quote:
Spectre660 wrote:
Linux on on Sam440ep
The Current Sam440ep kernels versions are the problem.
The Sam440ep version is to old to work with anthing beyond Debian Squeeze.

What is the current Linux kernel version for the Sam440ep?

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 23-Sep-2013 13:10:17
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@Spectre660

Squeeze will probably work.

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
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@Thematic

Squeeze does work.
Posting this from Squeeze on My Sam440ep-Flex.
Using Iceweasel.

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Squeeze will probably work.

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 23-Sep-2013 14:00:26
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@Spectre660

Oops, must have skimmed there.

So how good is the kernel for the hardware?

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 23-Sep-2013 14:28:11
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@Spectre660

Quote:
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@Geri

2.6.31.6
is the latest that I have seen.

Compiling a standard Debian Linux 2.6.32-5 kernel for the Sam440ep shouldn't be a big problem, if no platform patches are required. However you may have to patch the kernel source code for proper non-coherent DMA support in the ALSA sound drivers.

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
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@Geri

I was hoping to get a Sam440ep owner with more Linux experience than me interested or someone willing to take a shot at cross compiling a kernel or even Acube.
The kernel that I am using has an experimental agp gart.
Onboard sound and video playback not working .
Sound did not work under the Lenny installation but video playback did .


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@Spectre660

Quote:
Spectre660 wrote:
@Geri

2.6.31.6
is the latest that I have seen.

Compiling a standard Debian Linux 2.6.32-5 kernel for the Sam440ep shouldn't be a big problem, if no platform patches are required. However you may have to patch the kernel source code for proper non-coherent DMA support in the ALSA sound drivers.

Last edited by Spectre660 on 23-Sep-2013 at 02:49 PM.

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
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@Thematic

Apart from onboard sound and video playback things seem ok.
have to look into my configuration to see if that is the problem.

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Oops, must have skimmed there.

So how good is the kernel for the hardware?

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 23-Sep-2013 15:34:38
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@Spectre660

Quote:
Spectre660 wrote:
@Geri

I was hoping to get a Sam440ep owner with more Linux experience than me interested or someone willing to take a shot at cross compiling a kernel or even Acube.
The kernel that I am using has an experimental agp gart.

Experimental agp gart!? Does the Sam440ep have an AGP bridge?

Quote:
Onboard sound and video playback not working .
Sound did not work under the Lenny installation but video playback did.

Which driver is used for the onboard sound?

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@Geri

Should have said PCI GART.


Sound
Cirrus Logic CS4281 (Alsa Mixer)


Quote:

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@Spectre660

Quote:
Spectre660 wrote:
@Geri

I was hoping to get a Sam440ep owner with more Linux experience than me interested or someone willing to take a shot at cross compiling a kernel or even Acube.
The kernel that I am using has an experimental agp gart.

Experimental agp gart!? Does the Sam440ep have an AGP bridge?

Quote:
Onboard sound and video playback not working .
Sound did not work under the Lenny installation but video playback did.

Which driver is used for the onboard sound?

Last edited by Spectre660 on 23-Sep-2013 at 04:57 PM.

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 24-Sep-2013 11:48:38
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@Spectre660

Working with Radeon HD4850 and pci to pcie adaptor.
Initial install needs a Radeon 9250 though,

Last edited by Spectre660 on 24-Sep-2013 at 11:49 AM.

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 24-Sep-2013 12:10:15
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@Spectre660

You could compile a Debian 3.2 backports kernel. That should require fewer patches (ALSA DMA is fixed in this case) and is updated with security fixes from time to time.
Also the newer Radeon card may work, but I'm not sure about that.

Last edited by Geri on 24-Sep-2013 at 12:10 PM.

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Posted on 24-Sep-2013 13:16:54
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@Geri

May give its a shot at some time.
may try setting up a cross compile system on a PC using Linux on USB thumbdrive.
My Kernel compile skills are 0.
Seems like there is not that much interest.

The Sam460ex kernels also have an issue with RadeonHD cards and the
text display. You have to use a debug cable to do the install using a teminal program on another computer.

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@Spectre660

You could compile a Debian 3.2 backports kernel. That should require fewer patches (ALSA DMA is fixed in this case) and is updated with security fixes from time to time.
Also the newer Radeon card may work, but I'm not sure about that.

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 24-Sep-2013 14:41:29
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@Spectre660

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@Geri

May give its a shot at some time.
may try setting up a cross compile system on a PC using Linux on USB thumbdrive.
My Kernel compile skills are 0.
Seems like there is not that much interest.

Well, I can try to compile a Sam440ep kernel on my A1SE, if you give me a base kernel config (I couldn't access the Dropbox link). Are there any other platform patches required (for example for the PCIGART functionality)?

Be aware however that it will take some time. Also I have no machine to test the kernel on.

Last edited by Geri on 24-Sep-2013 at 02:42 PM.

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Posted on 24-Sep-2013 16:25:48
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@Geri


sounds promising .
Not sure about the patches.
I can test the kernel.
This is one Linux thing that I undestand how to do on Sam machines.
Reposting the kernel config link .

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5429075/Sam440ep_2_6_31_6.config

Also found some some configs from Cruxppc

ftp://ftp.cruxppc.org/cruxppc/config/

ftp://ftp.cruxppc.org/cruxppc/config/linux-3.1.9-Sam440ep.config

Last edited by Spectre660 on 24-Sep-2013 at 04:39 PM.
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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 25-Sep-2013 0:06:00
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@Spectre660

Manged to get a graphics speed up by removing the file /etc/modeprobe.d/drm-disable.
Not needed for Debian 6.07 .
Plus a few tweaks in xorg.conf. now no more invisible cursor.
definitely a usable environment.

Last edited by Spectre660 on 25-Sep-2013 at 11:18 AM.

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Re: Linux on Sam440ep and Sam440ep-Flex
Posted on 26-Sep-2013 11:23:03
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@Geri

Cruxppc kernel patch .

http://cruxppc.org/viewvc/iso32/tags/release-2.7/kernel/linux-2.6.36.4-Sam440ep.patch?diff_format=f&view=log&pathrev=92

Xeno74 has tried to compile a 3.10.3 kernel for the Sam440ep.
So far it seems to have the wrong Load Address.

http://forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1024&p=22494#p22492

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Posted on 26-Sep-2013 15:05:09
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@Spectre660

Serial output of working Kernel boot.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5429075/Working_SAM440ep_Debian_Boot_Log.txt

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