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laurent

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An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« on: November 28, 2012, 12:05:08 PM »
Hi,

Someone know if Olimex plan to release an ArchLinux (or other distrib) with a more recent kernel, with more drivers ?
A good minimal software support is essential to make this board really, really attractive.

Regards,
Laurent

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 12:08:43 PM »
we still lack support for audio and video to may release proper image with latest kernel

laurent

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 12:38:24 PM »
we still lack support for audio and video to may release proper image with latest kernel
Thanks for your fast reply.

Is there a way to obtain a pre-release with the ease-to-use of a distribution like ArchLinux ?
Who's working on it ?
The community don't seems to be very important ?
Freescale provide any kind of support for this kernel port ?

idragoev

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 02:38:24 PM »
+1 for giving us what you currently have. It would be really nice to have one place, one repository, from where we can download compiled images and put them on the SD card. I really do not want to spend time and efforts compiling kernel or making rootfs.

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 04:16:40 PM »
I've got a version hot off kernel.org that I'll try to post somewhere this weekend... I compiled it last night, just need to load it on an sdcard and run it through its paces.  I may even try to package it up and just drop it in the AUR.

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 04:53:36 PM »

Is there a way to obtain a pre-release with the ease-to-use of a distribution like ArchLinux ?
Who's working on it ?
The community don't seems to be very important ?
Freescale provide any kind of support for this kernel port ?

You can find pre compiled kernel 3.7-rc4 following this topic:
https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=327.msg1231#msg1231

there are also instructions how to install on your SD card

Fadil Berisha

laurent

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 11:39:25 PM »

You can find pre compiled kernel 3.7-rc4 following this topic:
https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=327.msg1231#msg1231

there are also instructions how to install on your SD card

Fadil Berisha

Thank you Fadil Berisha.
This image is very small, does it contains some of useful utils usuay found on Linux distros ?
I'm going to test it very soon.
This image could also be very useful for me since I bought the Asix USB-Ethernet adapter from Olimex.

Regards,
Laurent

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 11:55:01 PM »
This is only kernel - install on 1st partition. Second partition should contain your rootfs (archlinux, debian etc).

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laurent

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 12:09:10 AM »
This is only kernel - install on 1st partition. Second partition should contain your rootfs (archlinux, debian etc).

Fadil Berisha
Okay, thanks again ;)
I've just tested it, obviously, without success. I tested on a spare 1Gb uSD.
I can't now, but I'll soon test this on the first partition of the original 2Gb uSD from Olimex (of course, I've already backuped it).

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 05:02:00 PM »
This is only kernel - install on 1st partition. Second partition should contain your rootfs (archlinux, debian etc).

Fadil Berisha
Okay, thanks again ;)
I've just tested it, obviously, without success. I tested on a spare 1Gb uSD.
I can't now, but I'll soon test this on the first partition of the original 2Gb uSD from Olimex (of course, I've already backuped it).

I already test it with debian fs (work with 2.6 kernel) and I can't boot with this kernel.

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2012, 11:12:28 PM »
Hi --,

could you please let me know how exactly to copy new kernel to boot partition?

I use the standard rootfs image from Archlinuxarm and have three partitions

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        Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/mmcblk0p1   *        2048       67583       32768   53  OnTrack DM6 Aux3
/dev/mmcblk0p2           67584     3164159     1548288   83  Linux
/dev/mmcblk0p3         3164160     5261311     1048576   82  Linux swap / Solaris

The boot partition mmcblk0p1 is not mounted and /boot contains following files:

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-rw-r--r-- 1 root  48K Sep 21 19:04 config-2.6.35-8-ARCH+
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 2.0M Sep 21 19:04 oli-2.6.35-8-ARCH+-ntsc.sb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 2.0M Sep 21 19:04 oli-2.6.35-8-ARCH+-pal.sb
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root 2.0M Sep 21 19:04 zImage*

Where and how to copy sd_mmc_bootstream.raw ?

Many thanks!
srdjan

Fadil Berisha

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2012, 09:05:22 AM »
Hi --,

could you please let me know how exactly to copy new kernel to boot partition?

I use the standard rootfs image from Archlinuxarm and have three partitions

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        Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/mmcblk0p1   *        2048       67583       32768   53  OnTrack DM6 Aux3
/dev/mmcblk0p2           67584     3164159     1548288   83  Linux
/dev/mmcblk0p3         3164160     5261311     1048576   82  Linux swap / Solaris


Image sd_mmc_bootstream.raw found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/rfnmzdbcu21pfgf/sd_mmc_bootstream.raw is  kernel 3.7-rc4 with wifi support. Included driver is rtl8188. It work with imx23-olinuxino-mini board. I tested also with imx23-olinuxino-maxi with rtl USB dongle connected on USB port. I do not have imx23-olinuxino-micro, but for sure will work on that board too.

Image contain bootlets+kernel+dts_file. This image should be installed on 1st partition of your SD card. Second partition contain any rootfs (Yocto, arch, debian etc). I am using Yocto with no X server. Booting process is possible to track with debug console. All board control is done with ssh. I am doing cross compile on my PC and transfer files via network.

To get kernel 3.7-rc4 with wifi support please follow those steps:

1. On your linux PC machine, download image  https://www.dropbox.com/s/rfnmzdbcu21pfgf/sd_mmc_bootstream.raw.
2. Insert SD card on your linux PC machine and identify how is recognized SD card on your PC machine. Run command:

   sudo fdisk -l

 I am getting /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. Device sdb is my SD card.

3. Copy image on 1st partition /dev/sdb1:

   sudo dd if=sd_mmc_bootstream.raw of=/dev/sdb1

4. Insert SD card on your olinuxino board.

5. Connect USB-serial cable on olinuxino board (see olinuxino manual - debug connector)
6. Connect USB-serial cable on your PC. Open console on PC and start your terminal program. I am using
   minicom with following setting: E -    Bps/Par/Bits       : 115200 8N1
7. power ON olinuxino board.

After boot, check with iwconfig, wifi device  should be wlan0 or wlan1.

Message to Olimex,  bsrdjan, JaG, laurent, idragoev:

Can someone of you please confirm this procedure. Needed imx23-olinuxino-mini and USB-serial cable.

I am working on mini howto  prepare sd_mmc_bootstream.raw file based on latest kernel 3.7. This kernel support USB, SPI, I2C and wifi.
If everything goes well, next step would be TV-out support.

Regards
Fadil Berisha

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2012, 10:04:09 AM »
I can confirm the kernel 3.7 boots on IMX233-MAXI, the only device one I have.

After login via USB-serial cable, the free -h shows 42 MB free

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-/+ buffers/cache:       9.0M        42M
comparing to 2.6.38 kernel showing 50 MB after boot

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-/+ buffers/cache:       8.2M        50M
I could not test WLAN, also could not connect via LAN as the device usb0 has not been found. Below are my boot messages.

Should kernel 3 be used on iMX233-MAXI and how to get LAN working?

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Arch Linux 2.6.35-8-ARCH+ (ttyAMA0)

imx233 login: HTLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLC
PowerPrep start initialize power...
Battery Voltage = 0.76V
No battery or bad battery                                       detected!!!.Dis8
EMI_CTRL 0x1C084040
FRAC 0x92926192
init_ddr_mt46v32m16_133Mhz
power 0x00820710
Frac 0x92926192
start change cpu freq
hbus 0x00000003
cpu 0x00010001                                                                 
LLLLLLLFCLJUncompressing Linux... done, booting the kernel.                     
[    0.000000] Booting Linux on physical CPU 0                                 
[    0.000000] Linux version 3.7.0-rc4 (devel@laptop) (gcc version 4.4.5 (Debia2
[    0.000000] CPU: ARM926EJ-S [41069265] revision 5 (ARMv5TEJ), cr=00053177   
[    0.000000] CPU: VIVT data cache, VIVT instruction cache                     
[    0.000000] Machine: Freescale i.MX23 (Device Tree), model: i.MX23 Olinuxinod
[    0.000000] Memory policy: ECC disabled, Data cache writeback               
[    0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.  Total pa6
[    0.000000] Kernel command line: noinitrd console=ttyAMA0,115200 root=/dev/mt
[    0.000000] PID hash table entries: 256 (order: -2, 1024 bytes)             
[    0.000000] Dentry cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)   
[    0.000000] Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)     
[    0.000000] Memory: 64MB = 64MB total                                       
[    0.000000] Memory: 53020k/53020k available, 12516k reserved, 0K highmem     
[    0.000000] Virtual kernel memory layout:                                   
[    0.000000]     vector  : 0xffff0000 - 0xffff1000   (   4 kB)               
[    0.000000]     fixmap  : 0xfff00000 - 0xfffe0000   ( 896 kB)               
[    0.000000]     vmalloc : 0xc4800000 - 0xff000000   ( 936 MB)               
[    0.000000]     lowmem  : 0xc0000000 - 0xc4000000   (  64 MB)               
[    0.000000]     modules : 0xbf000000 - 0xc0000000   (  16 MB)               
[    0.000000]       .text : 0xc0008000 - 0xc05ccf74   (5908 kB)               
[    0.000000]       .init : 0xc05cd000 - 0xc05f0950   ( 143 kB)               
[    0.000000]       .data : 0xc05f2000 - 0xc06460d8   ( 337 kB)               
[    0.000000]        .bss : 0xc06460fc - 0xc0b99e88   (5456 kB)               
[    0.000000] SLUB: Genslabs=13, HWalign=32, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, 1
[    0.000000] NR_IRQS:16 nr_irqs:16 16                                         
[    0.000000] of_irq_init: children remain, but no parents                     
[    0.000000] sched_clock: 32 bits at 100 Hz, resolution 10000000ns, wraps eves
[    0.000000] Console: colour dummy device 80x30                               
[    0.000000] Lock dependency validator: Copyright (c) 2006 Red Hat, Inc., Ingr
[    0.000000] ... MAX_LOCKDEP_SUBCLASSES:  8                                   
[    0.000000] ... MAX_LOCK_DEPTH:          48                                 
[    0.000000] ... MAX_LOCKDEP_KEYS:        8191                               
[    0.000000] ... CLASSHASH_SIZE:          4096                               
[    0.000000] ... MAX_LOCKDEP_ENTRIES:     16384                               
[    0.000000] ... MAX_LOCKDEP_CHAINS:      32768                               
[    0.000000] ... CHAINHASH_SIZE:          16384                               
[    0.000000]  memory used by lock dependency info: 3695 kB                   
[    0.000000]  per task-struct memory footprint: 1152 bytes                   
[    0.070000] Calibrating delay loop... 226.09 BogoMIPS (lpj=1130496)         
[    0.070000] pid_max: default: 32768 minimum: 301                             
[    0.070000] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512                             
[    0.080000] CPU: Testing write buffer coherency: ok                         
[    0.080000] Setting up static identity map for 0x4043d260 - 0x4043d2b8       
[    0.090000] devtmpfs: initialized                                           
[    0.100000] pinctrl core: initialized pinctrl subsystem                     
[    0.110000] regulator-dummy: no parameters                                   
[    0.110000] NET: Registered protocol family 16                               
[    0.110000] DMA: preallocated 256 KiB pool for atomic coherent allocations   
[    0.160000] Serial: AMBA PL011 UART driver                                   
[    0.160000] 80070000.serial: ttyAMA0 at MMIO 0x80070000 (irq = 125) is a PL02
[    0.350000] console [ttyAMA0] enabled                                       
[    0.420000] bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0                                   
[    0.430000] mxs-dma 80004000.dma-apbh: initialized                           
[    0.440000] mxs-dma 80024000.dma-apbx: initialized                           
[    0.450000] usb0_vbus: 5000 mV                                               
[    0.450000] SCSI subsystem initialized                                       
[    0.460000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs                   
[    0.460000] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub                     
[    0.470000] usbcore: registered new device driver usb                       
[    0.480000] Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Initialized.           
[    0.500000] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain         
[    0.510000] Switching to clocksource mxs_timer                               
[    0.780000] NET: Registered protocol family 2                               
[    0.790000] TCP established hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
[    0.790000] TCP bind hash table entries: 2048 (order: 4, 73728 bytes)       
[    0.800000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 2048 bind 2048)         
[    0.810000] TCP: reno registered                                             
[    0.810000] UDP hash table entries: 256 (order: 2, 20480 bytes)             
[    0.820000] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 256 (order: 2, 20480 bytes)         
[    0.830000] NET: Registered protocol family 1                               
[    0.840000] RPC: Registered named UNIX socket transport module.             
[    0.840000] RPC: Registered udp transport module.                           
[    0.850000] RPC: Registered tcp transport module.                           
[    0.850000] RPC: Registered tcp NFSv4.1 backchannel transport module.       
[    0.860000] NetWinder Floating Point Emulator V0.97 (double precision)       
[    0.950000] NFS: Registering the id_resolver key type                       
[    0.960000] Key type id_resolver registered                                 
[    0.960000] Key type id_legacy registered                                   
[    0.970000] msgmni has been set to 103                                       
[    0.980000] Block layer SCSI generic (bsg) driver version 0.4 loaded (major )
[    0.990000] io scheduler noop registered (default)                           
[    1.000000] uart-pl011 80070000.serial: no DMA platform data                 
[    1.000000] 8006c000.serial: ttyAPP0 at MMIO 0x8006c000 (irq = 122) is a 800l
[    1.010000] mxs-auart 8006c000.serial: Found APPUART 3.0.0                   
[    1.030000] rtw driver version=v3.4.4_xxxx.20120730                         
[    1.030000] Build at: Nov 10 2012 20:41:11                                   
[    1.040000] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8192cu               
[    1.040000] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ether               
[    1.050000] usbcore: registered new interface driver smsc95xx               
[    1.060000] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...                         
[    1.060000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage             
[    1.070000] USB Mass Storage support registered.                             
[    1.080000] imx_usb 80080000.usb: pinctrl get/select failed, err=-19         
[    1.090000] ci_hdrc ci_hdrc.0: doesn't support gadget                       
[    1.090000] ci_hdrc ci_hdrc.0: ChipIdea HDRC EHCI                           
[    1.100000] ci_hdrc ci_hdrc.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[    1.160000] ci_hdrc ci_hdrc.0: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00                   
[    1.170000] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found                                       
[    1.180000] hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected                                     
[    1.190000] mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice                 
[    1.200000] stmp3xxx-rtc 8005c000.rtc: rtc core: registered 8005c000.rtc as 0
[    1.210000] i2c /dev entries driver                                         
[    1.260000] mxs-mmc 80010000.ssp: initialized                               
[    1.260000] leds-gpio leds.5: pins are not configured from the driver       
[    1.280000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid                 
[    1.290000] usbhid: USB HID core driver                                     
[    1.310000] TCP: cubic registered                                           
[    1.310000] NET: Registered protocol family 17                               
[    1.320000] lib80211: common routines for IEEE802.11 drivers                 
[    1.330000] Key type dns_resolver registered                                 
[    1.340000] registered taskstats version 1                                   
[    1.340000] mmc0: host does not support reading read-only switch. assuming w.
[    1.350000] stmp3xxx-rtc 8005c000.rtc: setting system clock to 1970-01-01 00)
[    1.390000] mmc0: new high speed SDHC card at address 1234                   
[    1.400000] ALSA device list:                                               
[    1.400000]   No soundcards found.                                           
[    1.410000] mmcblk0: mmc0:1234 SA08G 7.28 GiB                               
[    1.440000]  mmcblk0: p1 p2 p3                                               
[    1.470000] kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds                   
[    1.490000] EXT3-fs (mmcblk0p2): using internal journal                     
[    1.490000] EXT3-fs (mmcblk0p2): recovery complete                           
[    1.500000] EXT3-fs (mmcblk0p2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode   
[    1.510000] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ci_hdrc       
[    1.510000] VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) on device 179:2.             
[    1.520000] Freeing init memory: 140K                                       
[    1.670000] hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found                                       
[    1.680000] hub 1-1:1.0: 3 ports detected                                   
INIT: version 2.88 booting                                                     
[    1.970000] usb 1-1.1: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ci_hdrc     
[    2.100000] smsc95xx v1.0.4                                                 
[    2.240000] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: register 'smsc95xx' at usb-ci_hdrc.0-1.5
[    2.350000] usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 4 using ci_hdrc     
[    2.590000] usb 1-1.3: new full-speed USB device number 5 using ci_hdrc     
 HOSTNAME= is deprecated. See rc.conf(5) and hostname(5) for details.           
                                                                               
 > Arch Linux ARM                                                               
                                                                               
 > http://archlinuxarm.org/                                                     
                                                                               
   ------------------------------                                               
:: Mounting root read-only    [BUSY]    [DONE]                                 
:: Setting hostname: imx233    [BUSY]    [DONE]                                 
 HARDWARECLOCK= is deprecated. See rc.conf(5) and hwclock(8) for details.       
:: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]  TIMEZONE= is d
   [DONE]                                                                       
:: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY] [   12.140000] systemd-udevd[78]: starting ve6
   [DONE]                                                                       
:: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE]                                 
:: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY]    [DONE]                           
:: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE]                 
:: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] G   [DONE]                           
:: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE]                           
:: Checking filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE]                                     
:: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY] [   17.920000] EXT3-fs (mmcblkl
   [DONE]                                                                       
:: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE]                               
:: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE]                                         
:: Configuring time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE]                                   
:: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE]                                 
:: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE]                                 
:: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE]                                         
Cannot find device "usb0"                                                       
INIT: Entering runlevel: 3                                                     
mount: mount point /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc does not exist                     
:: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/system'
Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'                     
Error initializing message pipeline;                                           
   [FAIL]                                                                       
:: Starting network    [BUSY] Cannot find device "usb0"                         
   [DONE]                                                                       
:: Mounting network filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE]                             
:: Starting crond daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE]                                   
:: Starting Secure Shell Daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE]
« Last Edit: December 21, 2012, 10:07:35 AM by bsrdjan »

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2012, 12:11:18 PM »
Hi --,

could you please let me know how exactly to copy new kernel to boot partition?

I use the standard rootfs image from Archlinuxarm and have three partitions

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        Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/mmcblk0p1   *        2048       67583       32768   53  OnTrack DM6 Aux3
/dev/mmcblk0p2           67584     3164159     1548288   83  Linux
/dev/mmcblk0p3         3164160     5261311     1048576   82  Linux swap / Solaris


Image sd_mmc_bootstream.raw found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/rfnmzdbcu21pfgf/sd_mmc_bootstream.raw is  kernel 3.7-rc4 with wifi support. Included driver is rtl8188. It work with imx23-olinuxino-mini board. I tested also with imx23-olinuxino-maxi with rtl USB dongle connected on USB port. I do not have imx23-olinuxino-micro, but for sure will work on that board too.

Image contain bootlets+kernel+dts_file. This image should be installed on 1st partition of your SD card. Second partition contain any rootfs (Yocto, arch, debian etc). I am using Yocto with no X server. Booting process is possible to track with debug console. All board control is done with ssh. I am doing cross compile on my PC and transfer files via network.

To get kernel 3.7-rc4 with wifi support please follow those steps:

1. On your linux PC machine, download image  https://www.dropbox.com/s/rfnmzdbcu21pfgf/sd_mmc_bootstream.raw.
2. Insert SD card on your linux PC machine and identify how is recognized SD card on your PC machine. Run command:

   sudo fdisk -l

 I am getting /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. Device sdb is my SD card.

3. Copy image on 1st partition /dev/sdb1:

   sudo dd if=sd_mmc_bootstream.raw of=/dev/sdb1

4. Insert SD card on your olinuxino board.

5. Connect USB-serial cable on olinuxino board (see olinuxino manual - debug connector)
6. Connect USB-serial cable on your PC. Open console on PC and start your terminal program. I am using
   minicom with following setting: E -    Bps/Par/Bits       : 115200 8N1
7. power ON olinuxino board.

After boot, check with iwconfig, wifi device  should be wlan0 or wlan1.

Message to Olimex,  bsrdjan, JaG, laurent, idragoev:

Can someone of you please confirm this procedure. Needed imx23-olinuxino-mini and USB-serial cable.

I am working on mini howto  prepare sd_mmc_bootstream.raw file based on latest kernel 3.7. This kernel support USB, SPI, I2C and wifi.
If everything goes well, next step would be TV-out support.

Regards
Fadil Berisha

I confirm your procedure works perfectly ;)

After restart with 3.7 kernel, the console displayed repeatedly an error on an /home/example program about GPIO. I renamed the program so I don't remember its exact name.
I don't know if it's linked, but the LED usually turned ON when the board is powered is now OFF.

I tested the USB-Ethernet dongle from Olimex, without success (kernel don't have the driver ?)
I tested a USB WiFi dongle (chipset rt5370) which perfectly works on my Ubuntu PC and my Raspberry Pi, without success.

I switched back to 2.6 kernel. I saw that the Asix AX88772B has a kernel 2.6 driver, but unable to compile it...

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Re: An official ArchLinux image with kernel 3.x ?
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2012, 06:25:51 PM »
Hi  bsrdjan, laurent

Thank you for your follow up. It is good that you confirmed that this image booting system.

To bsrdjan

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Should kernel 3 be used on iMX233-MAXI
If old kernel does not support new devices connected on board, answer is yes.

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and how to get LAN working?
Your rootfs looks to connect on network via usb0 ethernet connection. You want connection via wlan0 or wlan1.
To configure wlan0 instead of usb0, you need to connect rtl8188 dongle on USB port and edit your /etc/rc.conf file.  For details, see Keans post « Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 03:04:19 PM »: https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=13.0


To laurent,

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I don't know if it's linked, but the LED usually turned ON when the board is powered is now OFF.
Probably I forgot to turn ON led support on kernel. Will fix on final version.

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I tested the USB-Ethernet dongle from Olimex, without success (kernel don't have the driver ?)
What chip is used USB-Ethernet dongle from Olimex? Probably, is matter of just activating driver on kernel.

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I tested a USB WiFi dongle (chipset rt5370) which perfectly works on my Ubuntu PC and my Raspberry Pi, without success.
We want to get image with rtl8188 because that chip is included on imx23-olinuxino-mini board. Based on that example you can incorporate rt5370 too. See also following post:Building driver for Ralink RT5370 USB WiFi WLAN Dongle at http://askubuntu.com/questions/99373/building-driver-for-ralink-rt5370-usb-wifi-wlan-dongle

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I switched back to 2.6 kernel. I saw that the Asix AX88772B has a kernel 2.6 driver, but unable to compile it...
You may get solution from this post: https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=27.0.

I am working on mini howto  prepare sd_mmc_bootstream.raw file based on latest kernel 3.7 with USB, SPI, I2C and rtl8188 wifi support. Hope to get all done by weekend.

Fadil Berisha