FatdogArm Alpha4 for Odroid released

I had FatdogArm Alpha4 running on Odroid-U2 since early last month. In that time period, I was hoping that I could get beta up and running - but my timing was off; I got occupied by something else (Fatdog64 is one of them).

I am now building FatdogArm beta, but it will be a long way off until it reaches parity with Alpha4. So in the interim, I thought I'd just release a version of Alpha4 that will run on Odroid. Get it from the usual place here: http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/arm/releases/alpha4/.

Note that in addition to the kernel package, Odroid-U2 will require a newer fd-arm.sfs (named fd-arm-u2.sfs). The main change from the original alpha4 sfs are these:
a) /etc/init.d/02-cpuspeed is disabled by default - Odroid kernel is sensitive to unrecognised values; it will crash the kernel otherwise.

b) /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-gpudriver.conf defaults to "/dev/fb1" as the framebuffer device (instead of /dev/fb0) - this is how it is on Odroid, /dev/fb0 is actually reserved for LCD screen (which usually isn't connected on U2).

Other than that, it is fd-arm-u2.sfs contains a newer version of Seamonkey. You could have used the original fd-arm.sfs too and make the above changes yourself, but I thought it would be more convenient to have one that immediately works.

I have also updated the INSTALL notes; I have also updated the release notes to reflect the update.

Posted on 1 Jan 2014, 20:04 - Categories: FatdogArm Linux Arm
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