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Geri 
Re: NEWS on amigaone-linux.sourceforge.net
Posted on 5-Jul-2006 7:43:14
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@kicko

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Kernel 2.4.19 works with my gfx card. No penguing. The text shows ok but in vga mode. Kernel 2.4.22+ shows the penguin but the text while loading linux has gfxcorruption (waves) so its not usefull for me.
Kernel 2.6.8 shows penguin and the text shows great. I could even use 1280x1024 resolution.

Gfx corruption happended on earlier kernel, IIRC because of a memory mapping problem. Kernel 2.6.8 uses the radeonfb driver for the boot console (just like kernel 2.4.26). But vgafb should work with this kernel, too.

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After i upgraded to this new kernel i shut down. When i restarted i used diskboot 500000 0:1 0. It shows then Verifying checksum, bad error CRC:

That's a u-boot mystery! AFAIK the u-boot FAQ says that the kernel image is to big to be loaded within the address space 0x00500000, when a CRC error occurs. But this information isn't very accurate. :)

Quote:
Lets continue with the linux part. I booted and linux complained i had some errors. I used fsck /dev/hda2 and it asked about 50 times if i want to fix some stuff and clean some other. I choosed yes for all. So i rebooted after it was finished and it went fine until it says its loading GDM or what it was called (the gfx). But it stuck. I rebooted.


Add the option "single" to the boot arguments for the linux kernel and boot Linux. After Linux has loaded some modules, it will ask you for the root password. Log in and type "vim /etc/X11/XF86config-4" (if you still have installed XFree86 as X server). Search for the "dri" and "glx" module entries in the config file and comment them out (with "#").
Hope this helps.

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Posted on 5-Jul-2006 13:14:07
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@Geri

Thanks for help. I tried it out but Linux come to loading the gdm, black screen appeared and it just waits..... So i reinstalled linux with kernel 2.4.19. If and when the new 2.6.8 kernel is made as a boot cd to be able to install linux from the beginning i will probably give it a try to install everything from the beginning.

Debian is able to install from internet rather then the old cd i have. Anyone know a good url to the debian i can type in while installing ? Im from Sweden.

How do i make aliases like in amigados but in uboot shell.
For example.
Alias linuxhd diskboot 500000 0:1 0
Alias linuxcd diskboot 500000 2:0 0

But as i know myself i will probably test anyway to install the new kernel hehe. But im fed up with having to power off a1 a minute or so just to be able to start linux install hehe. Read error, sense key's, CRC error. Headache.

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Geri 
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@Kicko

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I tried it out but Linux come to loading the gdm, black screen appeared and it just waits.....


Hmm, the black screen is normal until the X server is fully loaded. But did the system lock up completely or was there still some disk activity? (IIRC it needs around 5 to 10 seconds until the X server has loaded and the graphical login appears).

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@ironfist

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Debian is lagging too much.. Testing a 2.6-kernel which has been production-ready
for years is just silly..


What do you mean? Debian Sarge (eg. x86 version) has a 2.6 kernel. It's not the default kernel though. But you can install it using apt-get, synaptic etc. I have used 2.6 over a year now and it works just fine. Debian is maybe the most stable linux available because everything is tested well. Atleast for me stability is important.

Next Debian release (Etch) is scheduled for December.

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listat 
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Posted on 5-Jul-2006 16:22:28
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@Kicko

Quote:
How do i make aliases like in amigados but in uboot shell.
For example.
Alias linuxhd diskboot 500000 0:1 0
Alias linuxcd diskboot 500000 2:0 0

I use setenv then use run to execute it
eg:
setenv debianboot1 "diskboot 0:1 0"
saveenv
run debianboot1

you can also use the above to set different bootargs..

setenv debianboot1 "setenv bootargs root=/dev/hda.... ide=revers.... (etc); diskboot 0:1 0"
saveenv

then whenever you 'run debianboot1', the botargs are set, and the kernel image is run.

I am just starting to play with the amiga multiboot settings (making a linux partition bootable and storing the kernels there etc etc) which is a MUCH easier way to keep things under control. If you have not used it yet, check out the links in this thread.

BTW, does anyone know how to set the load address for the kernel to be set to 1000000 when using the AmigaMultiBoot system to start Linux?

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@Geri
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Do you have installed the hal-device manager? Is the camera a USB mass-storage device or a USB PTP device. If it is the latter one, then IIRC try to install gphoto2.


NOt installed alsa yet, Camera works with ptp in ubuntu. hal is installled it just says that "your kernel does not support capabilities; some features will not be available"

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@Fabio

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NOt installed alsa yet, Camera works with ptp in ubuntu. hal is installled it just says that "your kernel does not support capabilities; some features will not be available"


Hmm, didn't see that yet. I'll check, if I forgot to set a config option.

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@Geri

In gnome when I plugin camera requester pop's up saying that "There are photos on the plugged-in camera. Would you like to import these photos into your photo album?", when I click import nothing happens. gphoto2 is installed.

ALSAconf says "No supported PnP or pci card found"

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Geri 
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Posted on 5-Jul-2006 21:04:49
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@Fabio

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In gnome when I plugin camera requester pop's up saying that "There are photos on the plugged-in camera. Would you like to import these photos into your photo album?", when I click import nothing happens. gphoto2 is installed.


I normally use gtkam, so I'm not sure why this is not working.

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ALSAconf says "No supported PnP or pci card found"


Strange! ALSA works perfectly on my A1 with this kernel. Even alsaconf correctly detects my sound card.

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Posted on 5-Jul-2006 23:50:03
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@Kicko

There is an article on Intuition Base describing how to get Linux to come up on the SLB menu. It even describes how to get more than one Linux partition on the menu (like a Stable and a Testing). Go here:

SLB article

Hope it helps!

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Posted on 6-Jul-2006 2:38:00
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@Geri

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AFAIK the u-boot FAQ says that the kernel image is to big to be loaded within the address space 0x00500000, when a CRC error occurs. But this information isn't very accurate. :)


No it isn't.

If you look at the YDL-manual by Bill, then it says diskboot 1000000 x:x

(The manual is at Intuitionbase)

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Posted on 6-Jul-2006 13:07:02
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I give up for now. I removed everything, started installing again with kernel 2.4.19. Now i got strange errors while installing base and other files to upgrade linux. I even installed from ethernet rather then from cd.

I changed to kernel2.6.8 again and i got even more problems.

hda: write_intro error1, nr sectors8 stat=0x20
ide resets
hda lost interrupts
drive not ready for command
dma disabled etc etc.

What are these ? My a1 is udma fixed but then i cant be sure its really fixed or right fixed. I even removed the ide0=ata66 ide1=ata66

If these problems are udma related an my board is faulty fixed, can i then connect my harddrive from a1ide to sii0680 card as slave ? I belive sii dont have this udma problems ? My os4 harddisk and burner is connected to sii.
Only linuxhard and dvdrom are on a1ide.

I have used my whole free time this week and yesterday i sat to 07:00.
Now i wake up 13:30 and have to go to work 14:00 (starts 14:48)

Man im fed up with this linux/a1 and everything :)

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Geri 
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Posted on 6-Jul-2006 14:34:27
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@Kicko

If you read my kernel release post again, then you will see that you should disable DMA when the kernel detects lost interrupts. I'm not yet sure what the root cause of this problem is. I read somewhere that the VIA southbridge triggers such errors (due to high PCI bus load), but also that there is a bug in the 74xx CPUs, which may be related to this problem.
I don't think your board is faulty fixed and I'm sure that it has nothing to do with the non cache coherent DMA problem.

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Kicko 
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Posted on 7-Jul-2006 2:27:59
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@Geri

Even with ide=nodma it did give problems.
Today i moved out my plextor dvdrom as i dont have much use of 2 drives.
I moved my linuxHarddisk (9gb old xbox hard) from Internal port to be
as slave on my sii0680 card.

So now i dont use anything on the internal ide. I disabled in uboot.
On sii0680:

master = os4, slave = linux
secmaster = burner, secslave = nothing

The good thing is now i can use diskboot 500000 2:0 1 every time.
No CRC at start when it verifies checksum. Every time i tested i
could use diskboot to start linux. So a1ide bye bye Jose.
The bad part is i cant boot ppckernel bootcd (2.4.19) from my burner.
It complains of error: unknown sense key, read error 2:0
Last time i installed debian i used the plextor dvd but its out now.
Even the plextor complained but worked after 1 minute power off.
So i will test it on internal port tomorrow and see.
But i would like my nec burner to work loading linuxcd ;( as i will
only use 1 dvd from now on.

Ill keep you updated. Oh yes. forgot to ask. I see there is also
kernel 2.6.9 from another guy. Yours 2.6.8.
Newer version often has new stuff but i wonder is there a difference
in stable and which is better to use ?

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Posted on 7-Jul-2006 7:08:59
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@Kicko

Sounds like you have a lot problems with u-boot!

Quote:
Oh yes. forgot to ask. I see there is also kernel 2.6.9 from another guy. Yours 2.6.8.
Newer version often has new stuff but i wonder is there a difference
in stable and which is better to use ?


This kernel was intended to be used with Debian sarge (as it comes with version 2.6.8), but a newer kernel release for the A1 is in the queue. Let's see, maybe in the next two weeks...

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Posted on 7-Jul-2006 10:33:00
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@Geri

Guess this is a good time for my feedback....

My YDL 4.0 no longer randomly crashes, great!
(Unfortunately, I needed to upgrade to 4.1 in order to get the right version of Evolution, and I knackered the system. Does not crash, just does not work at all!)

Debian has started to randomly crash though, so I have reverted to a 2.4 kernel again.

(udev states that 2.6.15 or newer is required whilst booting. Will the next kernel be based on this version or higher when released?)

Also, will you be able to provide patch and working config files when the source is released please?

Overall thoughts? Great work, thank you so much for taking the time to sort this out for us. It is most appreciated. Now lets hope that the new hardware that is promised has dma coherency so that the Amiga1 can be included in the main development streams for linux. After all, untill Amiga OS applications mature, we still need linux!


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Geri 
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@listat

Quote:
(udev states that 2.6.15 or newer is required whilst booting. Will the next kernel be based on this version or higher when released?)


It will be a 2.6.16.x kernel (but without floppy support).

Quote:
Also, will you be able to provide patch and working config files when the source is released please?


For sure! I'm still trying to clean up the patch, because it is distributed among several files currently. I would like to put everything in the platform specific files.

Quote:
Overall thoughts? Great work, thank you so much for taking the time to sort this out for us. It is most appreciated. Now lets hope that the new hardware that is promised has dma coherency so that the Amiga1 can be included in the main development streams for linux. After all, untill Amiga OS applications mature, we still need linux!


Thanks!
I guess that the new hardware will get their own Linux kernel, because it is based on different hardware components.

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Posted on 7-Jul-2006 20:44:17
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@Geri

installed and booted without pb

I can not test the memory limit since I am "only" having 512Mo.

I got the impression the boot sequence is slower than the previous kernel 2.6.8-r10 from pexlin but it is not a big deal as long as dma is working for IDE and ethernet.

Lio

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@lionstorm

Good to hear!

Quote:
I got the impression the boot sequence is slower than the previous kernel 2.6.8-r10 from pexlin but it is not a big deal as long as dma is working for IDE and ethernet.


Did you add the boot options to enable DMA? (ide0/1 = ata66)

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@Geri

Ok, i tested to do a full installation from beginning. However my bootcd with kernel didnt recognise my harddisk and cdrom on sii0680 so i had to use my internal for both the hard and cdrom. I installed woody debian, and did the system bootable. Then i choosed reset. Booted from the harddisk and while it installs i choosed to put up http in apt list when it asked. My manual says that i should just say no to this. I hope it was ok. So it checked for newer versions and i believe its sarge version it upgraded too. I got up the gdm desktop ;) So now i used dd if=kernel and put the modules for kernel 2.6.8.

Removed the harddisk and the cdrom so a1ide is disabled. Put the linuxhd back on sii0680 as slave. Uboot i used
root=/dev/hdb2 video=radeonfb:1280x1024-8@75 ide=reverse hda=noprobe hde=noprobe hdf=noprobe

It boots ok but it just stops after....
Freeing unused kernel memory 124k
usb1-2: new full speed usb device address 2

Nothing loads. Just waits......

I see also it fails to check ide2 and ide 3. How does that work.
Is ide0/1 for sii0680 and ide2/3 for internal ide ?
How do i make linux to not check ide2/3 ?

At least i come somewhere. Now i just need to know how to fix it to
continue after the usb1-2 part where it stucks.

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