From: Fabian Vogt <fvogt(a)suse.de>
Sent: 10 August 2019 19:47
Cc: Bill Merriam <lists(a)billmerriam.com>
Subject: Re: [opensuse-arm] IRC or Matrix messaging on RPI4
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
e.org/openSUSE:Communication_channels. I found
.org/global/. I found
. I found
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
It's possible that no dev is online when you're writing on IRC, so using this
arguably even better.
This ML is indeed probably better. :)
You can follow the progress on the u-boot and linux-arm-kernel development
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
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.
I bought several 4GB RPI4 boards expecting to
replace all my opensuse
RPI3 implementations. I would love to start testing that.
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