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20 Feb 2024
@funderscore:nova.astraltech.orgf_[mtrx] [postmarketOS]It's not like BL2 was board-specific anyway..at worst you'd get a big "YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO RUN THIS ON THIS BOARD" message with bl2 binaries from ODROID..21:05:22
21 Feb 2024
@funderscore:nova.astraltech.orgf_[mtrx] [postmarketOS]That custom "NOT AUTHORISED" BL2 message that's only in ODROID-C2 binaries..I'm curious..wonder if I should decompile and take a look at it.09:03:11
@funderscore:nova.astraltech.orgf_[mtrx] [postmarketOS]There won't be much interesting apart from how that message appears. I believe it's just hardkernel thinking their BL2 binary was secret stuff and asking amlogic to add that message09:04:21
@funderscore:nova.astraltech.orgf_[mtrx] [postmarketOS]FYI the C2 uses an S905/gxbb SoC, so it already can boot u-boot spl09:05:09
@funderscore:nova.astraltech.orgf_[mtrx] [postmarketOS]I haven't tested myself, but Jonas confirmed that it boots :P I'm pretty sure their weird BL2 is veeeerryyy old09:05:53
22 Feb 2024
@funderscore:nova.astraltech.orgf_[mtrx] [postmarketOS] changed their display name from f_[mtrx]1 to f_[mtrx].19:29:42
23 Feb 2024
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25 Feb 2024
@axx:jaccu.seaxx I've been booting my Radxa Rock 4SE with Tow-Boot (pretty much confirmed it uses the same uboot as the 4B, so using the radxa-RockPi4 shared disk image on an SD), the menu doesn't react to keyboard presses 12:30:52
@axx:jaccu.seaxxfrom a cursory look at the issues on the repo, this is not a unique problem to this board, right?12:31:07
@funderscore:nova.astraltech.orgf_[mtrx] [postmarketOS] changed their display name from f_[mtrx] to f_[mtrx] [postmarketOS].12:33:02
@axx:jaccu.seaxxbonus question: soldering a SPI flash sounds like the obvious best path to improve the booting experience on this SBC. I'm not finding any great options for getting one of the compatible ones (Farnell UK wants to charge me 10 GBP for handling a 2.46 GBP chip…)12:47:05
@axx:jaccu.seaxxdoes anyone have recommendations on how to source a SPI flash?12:47:23
@crtified:crtified.meCRTified
In reply to @axx:jaccu.se
from a cursory look at the issues on the repo, this is not a unique problem to this board, right?
That's somehow a common theme for the rock 4 series. I didn't get around reproducing the bug, but I can recommend simply using UART πŸ˜…
12:52:35
@crtified:crtified.meCRTified
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does anyone have recommendations on how to source a SPI flash?
SOP-8 is the footprint you are looking for. Maybe check out eBay, I'm located in Germany and if I remember correctly there was a seller on eBay located in UK that got the xtx SPIs
12:53:30
@axx:jaccu.seaxx thanks CRTified, i didn't think of eBay, i'll have a look! 12:54:01
@crtified:crtified.meCRTifiedOh wait, I don't know whether the footprint is correct 12:54:15
@crtified:crtified.meCRTifiedLet me check. I got slightly confused there12:54:23
@axx:jaccu.seaxxno no it is, it's a SOP-8 12:54:25
@crtified:crtified.meCRTified
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no no it is, it's a SOP-8
Is there actually an unpopulated footprint on the board? Can't find anything for it in the schematics of the 4SE
12:57:58
@crtified:crtified.meCRTifiedBut I'm on mobile, wo not very efficient 12:58:10
@crtified:crtified.meCRTified* But I'm on mobile, so not very efficient 12:58:25
@axx:jaccu.seaxxhave not actually looked on the board, but the docs say it does12:59:49
@axx:jaccu.seaxx

re-reading, maybe not:

On ROCK Pi 4 V1.3 and earlier, the design has included the SPI flash but it was not soldered.

13:01:23
@axx:jaccu.seaxx Ill check when i get home 13:08:54
@crtified:crtified.meCRTified
In reply to @axx:jaccu.se

re-reading, maybe not:

On ROCK Pi 4 V1.3 and earlier, the design has included the SPI flash but it was not soldered.

That's just unpopulated. I'm wondering whether there's even that on the PCB
13:26:55
26 Feb 2024
@axx:jaccu.seaxxi had a look, there is11:06:34
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11:07:42
@thefossguy:matrix.orgPratham Patel (you can mention me)Redacted or Malformed Event12:19:06
2 Mar 2024
@thefossguy:matrix.orgPratham Patel (you can mention me) Instead of modifying a few files (like this), would it be better to carry a patch file that contains the diff that we can apply to the source directly? 12:14:23
@thefossguy:matrix.orgPratham Patel (you can mention me)Thought of this approach in changing the baud rate for SBCs > 115200 in nixpkgs and this seems like a good solution, but it might not be for tow-boot given there are only a few SBCs and little patching needed12:16:33

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