Hi,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fabian Vogt <fv...@suse.de>
> Sent: 10 August 2019 19:47
> To: opensuse-arm@opensuse.org
> Cc: Bill Merriam <li...@billmerriam.com>
> Subject: Re: [opensuse-arm] IRC or Matrix messaging on RPI4
>
> Hi,
>
> Am Samstag, 10. August 2019, 19:20:41 CEST schrieb Bill Merriam:
> > Somewhere, I suppose reddit, I read that discussion of opensuse
> > support for RPI4 was taking place on IRC.  Somewhere I read that
> > opensuse no longer uses IRC and has switched to Matrix.  I found
> > https://en.opensus e.org/openSUSE:Communication_channels.  I found
> > https://planet.opensuse .org/global/.  I found
> > https://forums.opensuse.org/forum.php.  I found
> https://lizards.opensuse.org/.
> >
> > I can't find any discussion of work on support for the rpi4.  IS there
> > a communication channel being used to discuss that?  Am I allowed to
> > lurk there and follow along?
>
> #opensuse-factory and #opensuse-arm on freenode.

Yes, IRC is still being used.

> The former is bridged over Matrix IIRC, but I don't know whether the latter 
> is as
> well.
> It's possible that no dev is online when you're writing on IRC, so using this 
> ML is
> arguably even better.

This ML is indeed probably better. :)

>
> You can follow the progress on the u-boot and linux-arm-kernel development
> mailing lists.
>
> > I did, BTW, find instructions online for booting raspbian with u-boot.
> > I have considered setting that up and trying to boot an opensuse root
> > file system with u-boot from there.  Would that be a productive use of
> > my time?
>
> If your goal is just to have some form of openSUSE running on it, the quickest
> option is to just boot into an armv7 openSUSE rootfs using the raspbian 
> kernel.
> That way you also skip building and installing u-boot.
> (Not tested, so far only a theory)
>
> For aarch64 you'd have to build a custom u-boot and kernel. Some drivers such
> as PCI-E aren't mainline and so do not work outside of the downstream kernel.

You need 3 updates to have openSUSE on RPi4:
* raspberrypi-firmware: done in Tumbleweed
* u-boot: upstream work in progress
* kernel: upstream work in progress

So, you need to wait a bit.

Guillaume

>
> Cheers,
> Fabian
>
> > I bought several 4GB RPI4 boards expecting to replace all my opensuse
> > RPI3 implementations.  I would love to start testing that.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Bill
>
>
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