Started by jmyreen, July 16, 2014, 05:19:08 pm
Quote from: olimex on July 16, 2014, 05:35:14 pmLinux support for Sitara is total MESS[...] but the major problem is that nobody helps you if you choose Sitara to work with
Quote from: olimex on July 16, 2014, 05:35:14 pmLinux support for Sitara is total MESSif you want to add board != of BBB the chances things to work are close to zeroyou enable the LCD and your Ethernet stop working for example or other weird stuff happendperhaps we are dumb, but the major problem is that nobody helps you if you choose Sitara to work withwe posted several times questions on BeagleBoard forum without reply, and we are not alone you can count how many people there ask for help for boards they made with Sitara with same result - nobody helps themRobert Nelson who is taking care for BB Linux support now do not respond to our e-mails anymore (used to reply before when he was not so involved with BB)So we will keep trying to make Linux support for AM3352, but we don't know when this will be complete...and we have plenty of more interesting stuff to do, at least Allwinner have strong Linux-Sunxi community not locked with strings to particular board/vendor and you can communicate and get help to your (most of the times maybe silly) questions
Quote from: jlucius on July 16, 2014, 06:51:49 pmI have not worked with a TI board yet, but from what I can see all main drivers for TI are in mainline linux and TI does a lot of work keeping their stuff in mainline, which is great and which is why I was hoping to get a am3352 SOM soon to try and work with it.Sunxi has a great community, but they just started to mainline all drivers, which will probably still take month till most parts are supported. So long everybody is stuck with a 3.4 kernel.There are a few other vendors out there with Sitara SOMs so it should be doable. Are the problems hardware or software related? I am sure there are people out there who can help with this stuff. As all parts should be mainline isn´t the most hard part defining a new device tree file and the rest should work (at least in theory)?As you have a community here as well maybe some people who are interested could help with this stuff?
Quote from: olimex on July 17, 2014, 11:56:37 ammainline? imx233 is also in "mainline" but many things do not work correctly and nobody cares to fix them for more than year, same is with am3352 in mainline is the configuration for BB and nothing else, try to enable two Ethernets for instance it's hard to say if something is pure hardware or software problem when it doesn't work
Quote from: JohnS on July 17, 2014, 12:22:40 pmI suppose any chip-maker doesn't really care as long as millions are being sold. AW are doing very well on that metric. TI I suspect are doing relatively poorly. That would make some firms work to overcome the roadblocks (such as lack of working software).