[Debian] 2.6.34 Openmoko kernel package available

Frank Gau fgau at gau-net.de
Mon Oct 18 12:48:57 CEST 2010

Hi Timo,

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:53:24AM +0300, Timo Jyrinki wrote:
> Hi,
> During the weekend I did a few cross-builds, emulated native builds
> and finally native builds of the 2.6.34 Openmoko kernel for Debian.
> It's now available at the pkg-fso repository [1]. It's basically
> identical in code and configuration to Radek's qtmoko-v27 git branch
> [2], with the added compilation of LED/vibration support. Debian
> packaging [3] is virtually the same as with 2.6.29, only minimal
> needed changes to bring it to 2.6.34 time. Huge thanks to Radek of
> QtMoko fame and SHR people for dwelling through the git trees and
> patching up on top of the git.openmoko.org trees to create an usable
> kernel.
> [1] http://pkg-fso.nomeata.de/sid/linux-image-2.6.34-openmoko-gta02
> [2] http://github.com/radekp/linux-2.6/tree/qtmoko-v27
> [3] http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/linux-2.6-openmoko.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/debian-2.6.34
> I think the 2.6.34 is a great step forwards, although with a few
> caveats for existing Debian w/ 2.6.29 users:
> - ALSA switches have changed names. You need to update your state
> files manually for now. Some reference can be found at
> http://users.tkk.fi/~tajyrink/moko/2.6.34/ for a) phone calls and b)
> so that also alerts are heard. I also hacked the headphones out
> profile but didn't put it there. Those are probably not optimal, but
> work. Updated state files should of course started to be offered by
> us, Debian's FSO team.
> - Many SYS paths have changed. I've "om gsm power 1" in /etc/rc.local
> as one easy workaround for GSM functionality, and I have also been
> using the om tool (from omhacks) also otherwise. Newest omhacks is in
> pkg-fso repository, and yet more 2.6.34 fixes for it coming reportedly
> soon from lindi & co. Most programs probably also don't know anymore
> how to control the vibrator, since its path has also changed.
> - X.org auto-configuration is in troubles compared to 2.6.29 kernel
> (where at least I used xorg.conf with only glamo driver section). I
> didn't have time to look at it, so I've just rm /dev/input/event{3,4}
> /dev/input/js{0,1} /dev/input/mouse0 in /etc/rc.local for now...
> But with those caveats / upgrade problems everything seems to work:
> GSM, GPS, Bluetooth, WLAN, LEDs, suspend/resume, and reportedly also
> power consumption under suspend is ok...
> Note that of course this is not the correct way to do the kernel in
> the long term, but I was just willing to spend some of my limited free
> time on offering this 2.6.34 branch to the Debian users. What is
> really needed to be done (yet again re-iterated) is upstreaming the
> rest of the code needed by FreeRunner [4] and helping official s3c24xx
> support in the Debian installer / kernel [5]. It is however noticeable
> how huge improvement this is over the old 2.6.29 branch. The 2.6.29
> kernel was based on _rc3_ of Linus' 2.6.29. There was a rc8 before the
> stable 2.6.29 release and six stable updates. After the rc3 however
> the git.openmoko.org:s "andy-tracking" tree was patched over the
> following 1.5 years without merges from the stable tree. Compared to
> that, with the current 2.6.34 tree [6] we're able to see stable/final
> 2.6.34 commit by Torvalds already on the second page of the commit
> log.
> [4] http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/openmoko-kernel/2010-September/011205.html
> [5] http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/kernel.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/s3c24xx
> [6] http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/linux-2.6-openmoko.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/debian-2.6.34
> As a final note, Radek didn't yet include Glamo KMS/DRM support in the
> 2.6.34 (I think a bit more KMS/DRM problems have been seen with 2.6.34
> than 2.6.32), and I didn't start doing it either. Naturally that's the
> biggest omission we now don't yet have regarding the work done on
> FreeRunner kernels during last and this year. The KMS support is
> available in Thomas' branch [7] and SHR's patches [8] - I don't know
> what's the delta between them.
> [7] http://git.bitwiz.org.uk/?p=kernel.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/gdrm-2.6.34
> [8] http://cgit.openembedded.org/cgit.cgi/openembedded/tree/recipes/linux/linux-openmoko-2.6.34
> -Timo
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thanks for the package.
to ssh in the device i must add 'g_ether' in /etc/modules.
you should builtin this module in kernel.

and now ... let me test all the features. ;)


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