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Re: Debian Installer on Pine64+ (no serial console)

On Sb, 04 mai 19, 12:29:30, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
> It's definitely frustrating that sunxi64 installs the bootloader and
> boot firmware at an offset incompatible with GPT partitioning... I've
> heard there might hacks to set up a compatible GPT partition table, but
> the defaults are definitely incompatible. :/

> I've been meaning to create SD images for arm64 in debian-installer like
> you do in the wiki page, but haven't had a chance to do so and it's
> arguably a bit late in the release cycle for buster... but maybe not too
> bad; much of the code from the armhf SD images could probably be
> re-used.

Are you aware of
> I did backport some device-tree patches to 4.19.x to get framebuffer
> video for pinebook, but never tested HDMI on the pine64. Glad to hear
> it's working ok! I should test it myself sometime... I'm running two
> early-generation pine64+ boards in the reproducible builds test
> framework as headless machines, and have another I boot occasionally to
> test.
That was a real lifesaver for me when I migrated to pristine Debian as I 
don't have a serial adapter.
> The sound modules should be included in the next linux 5.x upload:
>   https://salsa.debian.org/kernel-team/linux/commit/0e9aed9c58417946afb74607dfa3da2ed20699a3

Please don't forget about CONFIG_SND_SUN4I_SPDIF (and corresponding DT 
changes?). See #921019, msg 15.

> The really important A64 timer issue fix finally went in 4.19.28-1,
> without which the clock would occasionally leap 90+ extra years into the
> future and find yourself experiencing all sorts of stability problems:
>   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem

Is this the errata workaround merged in 5.1? Kudos for backporting :)

Kind regards,

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