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Raspberry Pi Going DTB

Postby WarheadsSE » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:56 pm

All,

Soon the kernel for the Raspberry Pi will be moved to use DTS, and the package for -latest will become the primary.

Be prepared for this change.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Going DTB

Postby elvisnewtonE7D » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:48 am

Can you explain this for the average user, please?
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Re: Raspberry Pi Going DTB

Postby moonman » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:45 am

https://github.com/raspberrypi/document ... ce-tree.md

To average user this means there is a second file (device tree blob) that needs to be loaded by the bootloader and handed over to the kernel. With overlays you shouldn't need to blacklist and modprobe kernel modules by hand depending what add-on boards you have attached to the rpi - now you just uncomment a line in config.txt that is required by your configuration.

With kernel 3.18.3 this transition was completed.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Going DTB

Postby elvisnewtonE7D » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:47 am

Thanks for the clarification!

Is this change related to the repackaging of http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/rpi/ArchLinuxARM-2015.01-rpi-rootfs.tar.gz?
There was a version from January 2nd and now there is a new one from January 24th.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Going DTB

Postby moonman » Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:27 am

Rootfs tarball is updated regularly regardless so you have a more current system of you are installing from scratch. If you already had arch installed from before pacman -Suy will bring it up to date - but you already knew that ;)
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Re: Raspberry Pi Going DTB

Postby elvisnewtonE7D » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:33 am

I know ;)
Was just wondering why there were two tarball builds in a month. Usually it used to be only one build per month.
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