AaronNGray

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  1. OKay I think I will parallel researching further, with preparing patches and either doing a base level diff's without the prepatched code to see what elese there is in the SINOVoIP code, and searching back through the commits if necessary. I will check whats there against the SINOVoIP code. Not got down to that level yet. Yeah, I am thinking if I can get the exising BSP Realtek Driver code there and working in Armbian, it will stand as a stop gap until Realtek get there drivers and kernel support there in the Linux Kernel proper.
  2. So there is no way to specify an external kernel like the one in the SINOVoIP BPi W2, rather we have to create patch(es) for the Armbian patch directory ? I have checked the mainline kernel, kernel mailing list, and found this maining list http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-realtek-soc/ its only three months old and it looks like all there is now is boot, and probing support so far. So ot goes down to how long its going to take to wait for support from RealTek or whether I can make up patches from the BPi BSP Kernel code for an Armbian build in the meantime.
  3. The rtk1296_ow branch works for the main two Ehernet ports on the BPI-W2 according to the BananaPi forum. https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-W2-bsp/tree/rtk1296_ow And obviously the A53. I will look into the kernel changes more and report back here if I find anything more.
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  5. Okay I understand the background issues now so I have either got to wait till SINOVOIP's drivers get into mainline Linux source (which I dont know if that will ever happen judging on what I have seen), or go about integrating the drivers at my end into Armbian, then testing, possibly getting other BananaPi W2 users testing, and then do pull request to you and maybe to appropriate kernel driver maintainer(s). Is there any documentation on the internals to the Armbian framework at all ? Oh I had done an issue following your guidlines I was pointer at before the forum topics were merged :- https://github.com/armbian/build/issues/2152
  6. Its a Linux Kernel (4.9 I think) with the new device driver support for the W2 and other BananaPi boards. Thanks for the link I will read up on it
  7. Hi @Igor I have a Banana Pi W3 board which now has kernel code for supporting the two Ethernet ports (actually three, one not wired). https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-W2-bsp/tree/rtk1296_ow I am wanting to know if there are any instructions or help available on how to go about :- a) supporting the BPI W2 A53 CPU b) integrating the Realtech 1296 Support and possibly all th Realtech chipsets, on the following links https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-W2-bsp/tree/rtk1296_ow/linux-rtk/drivers/soc/realtek https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-W2-bsp/tree/rtk1296_ow/linux-rtk/drivers/soc/realtek/rtd129x I am a pretty confident programmer but have not looked at the Linux Kernel properly since v2.4 days and do not know the Armbian framework other than top level image building.
  8. Cheers ! Got the M3 with Apache, MariaDB, and vsftpd now gotta get it up and running with WordPress for my father.
  9. @Igor - Great thanks alot got my M3 working ! now for the R2 and W2
  10. I have tried downloading the Armbian Buster release for the BananaPi M3 but it only seems to have a EXT4 partition and no FAT BOOT partition. How am I meant to prepare an SD Card ? How do I go about getting the BOOT Partition or kernel and rdinit files for a boot partition ?
  11. Is there a build for the BPI M3 at all or is the M2 compatible ?