BenCranston

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  1. Thank you for dropping this in the correct place.. My google-fu is weak today. I'm going to downgrade as Dieter suggested. After the system is back up I can start to mess with it a bit and try to lend a hand.
  2. Greetings, Today I did an apt update / upgrade on the system to bring it up to snuff. On reboot it eventually dropped into initramfs without being able to find rootdev. I boot from SDcard and run the root fs from external sata drive as setup by armbian-config. after this latest update the sata device is no longer recognized. I managed to swap out the UUID for the sata drive with the SD card and can boot the system now. Alas, all my data and applications are not there. I've run the armbianmonitor -u to get data about what's happening. Did something change in the device tree that would mask the sata interface? here's the armbianmonitor link: http://ix.io/3BQ7 any and all help is greatly appreciated. thanks
  3. I don't have a v7 board to test on, but thanks for the work. will this get pulled into the nightly armbian kernel builds?
  4. @Pali Yes! The patches are working great for me. I ended up switching to the beta kernel builds and got them that way. Trying to build the kernel with the Arabian tools and incorporate the patches was beyond me. I see the cpu actively switching between the various clock rates and the performance test indicate I'm getting 1GHz clock now. Things have been really stable with no trouble to report.
  5. Sweet. thanks. building kernel from your source tree now.
  6. @Pali I'd love to test. Is there a process I should be following to get these patches installed? I've setup the armbian build environment and can create the installation packages, but not sure how to apply patches into that for testing. Thanks for the help.
  7. I know the OP is talking about leveraging the video acceleration, so I wanted to throw in a few of my experiences... For a faster desktop experience (which is not what I understand is the focus of Armbian) you want to install the fbturbo_drv Xorg driver. Instructions for that can be found here: http://linux-sunxi.org/Xorg This works with or without the Cedar and MALI drivers. Typical desktops used on ARM platforms don't use compositing and therefore get no real boost from these drivers. the Cedar (vdpau) driver is the one for accelerated video playback. It uses the NEON functions. There's a great writeup here: http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/12/10/most-embedded-gpus-do-not-support-hardware-video-decoding-acceleration-the-vpu-does/ I was recently *chastised* by one of the authors of the lima driver, which is reverse engineering of the ARM MALI binary blob, for asking for video acceleration via the MALI subsystem... I've used the guides here: https://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=5979 and here: https://blog.eldajani.net/banana-pi-arch-linux-accelerated-mali-gpu/ to get both Cedar and Mali to work. The caveat is that both of these methods rely on vendor provided proprietary binary blobs that are only compatible with the 3.4 kernel... I've found the same issues that RagnerBG pointed out regarding mplayer having the vdpau components not compiled in the repository. The steps outlined in the previous post work for me as well. Anyway, apologies for the rambling.. good day all!
  8. Absolutely! As it turns out my issue (I'll argue the driver still has a *bug* but will 100% concede it has nothing to do with Arabian or your excellent built) was that my access point was allowing for the legacy 802.11b data rates. Once I limited it to only 802.11g data rates, then the radio in the Banana Pro works great. the issue is really deep in the driver and not limited to the brcmfmac driver as it would fail with the ap6210 driver on older kernels as well. I tried several of the LeMaker posted or linked distros and they all had the same issue. An AP supporting the old 802.11b data rates will cause it to fail. If for kicks anyone wants to see if they can reproduce the issue, go into their access point an enable 1, 2, 5.5 & 11 megabit data rates. I'd bet that on attempt to associate the driver fails.
  9. good morning everyone. I have some good information to pass along from the testing.. It's working! I can associate to my AP now without an issue. What was the *fix* or *workaround*? I had to disable 802.11b legacy speed support in my Access Point, that was all. For whatever reason, with the "b" speeds active, it would have a fit. Didn't matter if the SSID was encrypted or open. once I turned the "b" speeds off the radio would associate. So that tells me there is an issue somewhere in the driver for the radio that is causing it not to be able to associate to an AP if legacy speeds are offered for the connection.. for compatibility sake it would be awesome if the driver would at least tolerate the offering of the "b" spec speeds.
  10. ok, here's some more information.. I went back to 4.4.1 and had the same issue with the integrated broadcom radio. For kicks I hooked up a USB RealTek radio and it works just fine. so the core WiFi sub-system is working, it's directly related to the broadcom radio hardware/drivers. I wonder if the .dtb file has something goofy in it. I do remember having this working with one of the LeMaker OS loads back with a 3.4 kernel. is there a way to port the old "fex" files into a "dtb" ? Am I using the terminology correctly? Let me go back to the Jessie 3.4.110 load and see if that changes anything. more updates shortly...
  11. Greetings all! I'm working to get my BananaPro (LeMaker board) up and running with Armbian 5 (Armbian_5.04_Bananapipro_Debian_jessie_4.4.3.raw) just downloaded to a fresh SD card. The radio is discovered and appears to be at least tolerated by the drivers. I've modified and recompiled as directed, the boot.cmd as such to point to the bananapro.dtb file directly: setenv bootargs "console=tty1 root=/dev/sda1 rootwait rootfstype=ext4 sunxi_ve_mem_reserve=0 sunxi_g2d_mem_reserve=0 sunxi_no_mali_mem_reserve sunxi_fb_mem_reserve=16 hdmi.audio=EDID:0 disp.screen0_output_mode=1920x1080p60 panic=10 consoleblank=0 enforcing=0 loglevel=1" #----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # Boot loader script to boot with different boot methods for old and new kernel #----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- if ext4load mmc 0 0x00000000 /boot/.next || fatload mmc 0 0x00000000 .next then # sunxi mainline kernel #----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ext4load mmc 0 0x49000000 /boot/dtb/sun7i-a20-bananapro.dtb || fatload mmc 0 0x49000000 /dtb/sun7i-a20-bananapro.dtb ext4load mmc 0 0x46000000 /boot/zImage || fatload mmc 0 0x46000000 zImage env set fdt_high ffffffff bootz 0x46000000 - 0x49000000 #----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- else # sunxi android kernel #----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ext4load mmc 0 0x43000000 /boot/script.bin || fatload mmc 0 0x43000000 script.bin ext4load mmc 0 0x48000000 /boot/zImage || fatload mmc 0 0x48000000 zImage bootz 0x48000000 #----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- fi # Recompile with: # mkimage -C none -A arm -T script -d /boot/boot.cmd /boot/boot.scr Once I attempt to connect to my WPA2 network i get the following in dmesg: [ 7.814630] brcmfmac: brcmf_c_preinit_dcmds: Firmware version = wl0: Apr 22 2013 14:50:00 version 5.90.195.89.6 FWID 01-b30a427d [ 142.648468] brcmfmac: brcmf_cfg80211_escan: Connecting: status (3) [ 142.648496] brcmfmac: brcmf_cfg80211_scan: scan error (-11) [ 142.665845] ------------[ cut here ]------------ [ 142.666002] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 1220 at net/wireless/sme.c:981 cfg80211_connect+0x420/0x450 [cfg80211]() [ 142.666013] Modules linked in: sun4i_codec snd_soc_core snd_pcm_dmaengine snd_pcm realtek input_leds snd_timer evdev snd nvmem_sunxi_sid dwmac_sunxi sun4i_ts nvmem_core soundcore sun4i_ss cpufreq_dt uio_pdrv_genirq uio thermal_sys bonding brcmfmac brcmutil cfg80211 rfkill fuse [ 142.666109] CPU: 0 PID: 1220 Comm: iwconfig Not tainted 4.4.3-sunxi #19 [ 142.666118] Hardware name: Allwinner sun7i (A20) Family [ 142.666161] [<c00160b4>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c0012ee4>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14) [ 142.666185] [<c0012ee4>] (show_stack) from [<c0397900>] (dump_stack+0x90/0xa4) [ 142.666205] [<c0397900>] (dump_stack) from [<c00246e0>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x80/0xb0) [ 142.666222] [<c00246e0>] (warn_slowpath_common) from [<c00247ac>] (warn_slowpath_null+0x1c/0x24) [ 142.666294] [<c00247ac>] (warn_slowpath_null) from [<bf046088>] (cfg80211_connect+0x420/0x450 [cfg80211]) [ 142.666414] [<bf046088>] (cfg80211_connect [cfg80211]) from [<bf0498a8>] (cfg80211_mgd_wext_connect+0x104/0x15c [cfg80211]) [ 142.666526] [<bf0498a8>] (cfg80211_mgd_wext_connect [cfg80211]) from [<bf0499b4>] (cfg80211_mgd_wext_siwfreq+0xb4/0x15c [cfg80211]) [ 142.666636] [<bf0499b4>] (cfg80211_mgd_wext_siwfreq [cfg80211]) from [<bf049738>] (cfg80211_wext_siwfreq+0xb8/0x124 [cfg80211]) [ 142.666705] [<bf049738>] (cfg80211_wext_siwfreq [cfg80211]) from [<c0680a08>] (ioctl_standard_call+0x58/0x470) [ 142.666727] [<c0680a08>] (ioctl_standard_call) from [<c068106c>] (wext_handle_ioctl+0x24c/0x268) [ 142.666746] [<c068106c>] (wext_handle_ioctl) from [<c0594530>] (dev_ioctl+0x568/0x8a4) [ 142.666766] [<c0594530>] (dev_ioctl) from [<c0115a58>] (do_vfs_ioctl+0x4ac/0x6e4) [ 142.666783] [<c0115a58>] (do_vfs_ioctl) from [<c0115cc4>] (SyS_ioctl+0x34/0x5c) [ 142.666801] [<c0115cc4>] (SyS_ioctl) from [<c000f2c0>] (ret_fast_syscall+0x0/0x3c) [ 142.666811] ---[ end trace 21ae0fb3e31b31da ]--- [ 142.692833] ------------[ cut here ]------------ [ 142.692995] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 1221 at net/wireless/sme.c:981 cfg80211_connect+0x420/0x450 [cfg80211]() [ 142.693006] Modules linked in: sun4i_codec snd_soc_core snd_pcm_dmaengine snd_pcm realtek input_leds snd_timer evdev snd nvmem_sunxi_sid dwmac_sunxi sun4i_ts nvmem_core soundcore sun4i_ss cpufreq_dt uio_pdrv_genirq uio thermal_sys bonding brcmfmac brcmutil cfg80211 rfkill fuse [ 142.693102] CPU: 0 PID: 1221 Comm: iwconfig Tainted: G W 4.4.3-sunxi #19 [ 142.693111] Hardware name: Allwinner sun7i (A20) Family [ 142.693152] [<c00160b4>] (unwind_backtrace) from [<c0012ee4>] (show_stack+0x10/0x14) [ 142.693176] [<c0012ee4>] (show_stack) from [<c0397900>] (dump_stack+0x90/0xa4) [ 142.693196] [<c0397900>] (dump_stack) from [<c00246e0>] (warn_slowpath_common+0x80/0xb0) [ 142.693214] [<c00246e0>] (warn_slowpath_common) from [<c00247ac>] (warn_slowpath_null+0x1c/0x24) [ 142.693284] [<c00247ac>] (warn_slowpath_null) from [<bf046088>] (cfg80211_connect+0x420/0x450 [cfg80211]) [ 142.693401] [<bf046088>] (cfg80211_connect [cfg80211]) from [<bf0498a8>] (cfg80211_mgd_wext_connect+0x104/0x15c [cfg80211]) [ 142.693512] [<bf0498a8>] (cfg80211_mgd_wext_connect [cfg80211]) from [<bf049e14>] (cfg80211_mgd_wext_siwap+0xfc/0x168 [cfg80211]) [ 142.693582] [<bf049e14>] (cfg80211_mgd_wext_siwap [cfg80211]) from [<c0680a08>] (ioctl_standard_call+0x58/0x470) [ 142.693604] [<c0680a08>] (ioctl_standard_call) from [<c068106c>] (wext_handle_ioctl+0x24c/0x268) [ 142.693624] [<c068106c>] (wext_handle_ioctl) from [<c0594530>] (dev_ioctl+0x568/0x8a4) [ 142.693643] [<c0594530>] (dev_ioctl) from [<c0115a58>] (do_vfs_ioctl+0x4ac/0x6e4) [ 142.693661] [<c0115a58>] (do_vfs_ioctl) from [<c0115cc4>] (SyS_ioctl+0x34/0x5c) [ 142.693679] [<c0115cc4>] (SyS_ioctl) from [<c000f2c0>] (ret_fast_syscall+0x0/0x3c) [ 142.693689] ---[ end trace 21ae0fb3e31b31db ]--- [ 142.887714] sun7i-dwmac 1c50000.ethernet eth0: Link is Up - 1Gbps/Full - flow control rx/tx [ 142.887793] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready [ 157.920895] brcmfmac: brcmf_cfg80211_escan: Connecting: status (3) [ 157.920930] brcmfmac: brcmf_cfg80211_scan: scan error (-11) [ 178.910288] brcmfmac: brcmf_cfg80211_escan: Connecting: status (3) [ 178.910322] brcmfmac: brcmf_cfg80211_scan: scan error (-11) [ 179.915812] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready [ 180.906117] RX IPC Checksum Offload disabled [ 180.906157] No MAC Management Counters available Now the interesting thing here is that I don't see authentication attempts on the access point, so I'm thinking we never get to the point of transmitting. I have been able to connect to an unsecured open AP once or twice. I'm happy to hack about but am at a loss after googling and trying things for a few days. Anyone else have the same issue? Thanks in advance for the help.