I just wanted to give a short update on the status of the original
raspberry pi support.
In order to quickly test some things with the help of custom build OBS
packages, I today decided to give openSUSE on the old raspi 1 finally a
chance again. Some years ago, I decided to no longer pursue this route,
because things were working not well (vc4 libraries not working on
openSUSE, random MAC address on every boot etc) *and* additionally,
raspbian, by switching to systemd and apt to libsolv actually removed
the pain points of old-fashioned debian installations ;-)
Now today, I was pleasantly surprised, that everything I needed just
worked. Original MAC address of the raspi, so no random DHCP address:
CHECK. Editing the GRUB menu with an usb-keyboard: CHECK.
OK, I no longer try to use an old raspi for anything multimedia, so I
did not test that, but the things that people nowadays want to use these
old boards for seem to work well.
Thanks for that! Great work!
I also found a small kernel bug (boo#1182827), but this looks like it's
merely cosmetic and I actually might try fixing that by myself.
Best regards, and have a lot of fun...
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over
public relations, for nature cannot be fooled." -- Richard Feynman