Linux 3.2.1 for Arch Linux on the Pandora

2012-01-16 13:54
notaz has updated the Pandora Linux kernel git repository. There is now a Linux 3.2 branch available, which I have used to create a new ArchLinux Pandora kernel package. Unfortunately the keyboard issue still has not been resolved in this kernel tree, which is why I again had to manually revert the changes that introduced the keyboard glitches. I don't know why this is still not fixed, but in the new kernel package the keyboard works just fine, of course.

I highly recommend to update to this new kernel, as it comes with several Pandora specific improvements, compared to the previous 2.6.37 kernel:
  • More stable wifi connections
  • Shutdown from within Linux (e.g. with 'halt') works now
  • The second sd card slot works
To update to the new kernel, run the following command as root:
# pacman -Sy linux-pandora
Pacman will ask for a confirmation that you want to replace the kernel26-pandora package with the new linux-pandora package, which you should reply to positively by pressing 'Y'.

At this point you should restart your system. You can do that by executing 'reboot' as root.

Afterwards you might want to upgrade the rest of your Arch system:
# pacman -Syu
It is always a good idea to update the installed packages with pacman every now and then.

For those who might want to compile their own Pandora kernel, you can use my kernel configuration, if you like.
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pupnik (web) says:
2012-01-16 14:21:58
Thank you very much. I hope i can get a pandora someday and try out arch linux.
Cloudef (web) says:
2012-03-15 23:03:50
I just installed your Arch image to pandora. It's awesome, thanks :) Saves me from some trouble.
Sandman (web) says:
2012-04-19 11:40:14
Thanks for the image, works nicely! Do you still have an ARMv7 build planned?
wej (web) says:
2012-04-19 16:06:01
Sandman: Yes, I still have planned to release such an image. I can't say right now when that will be ready (lots of other things going on atm.), but I will of course announce it here, when it is ready.
yannick (web) says:
2012-05-18 12:25:34
Are you hosting your pkgbuild files somewhere
I am having much fun playing around with arch for pandora, thx
wej (web) says:
2012-05-20 07:50:16
yannick: Currently the PKGBUILD files are not available for download, but they are not really that interesting anyway. If you like to have a look at a specific PKGBUILD file, I could upload that though.
romsom (web) says:
2012-07-13 19:31:37
Ich habe gerage ein wenig Motivation ein neues Kernelpaket fürs Pandora Arch zu bauen.
Hast du noch deine PKGBUILDs als Anhaltspunkt?
wej (web) says:
2012-07-15 09:26:08
romsom: Für den Kernel kann ich dir leider momentan kein schönes PKGBUILD anbieten, da ich den Kernel selbst (der Geschwindigkeit wegen) cross-compiliere und nur das eigentliche Verpacken des Kernels in meinem PKGBUILD geschieht (in meiner qemu-chroot-Umgebung).
romsom (web) says:
2012-07-19 01:53:10
Ok, schade.
Hast du stattdessen vielleicht ein build script? ;)
Oder etwas anderes, das mir hilft nachzuvollziehen, wie du den Kernel gebaut hast (neben der config)?
ccssnet (web) says:
2012-07-19 18:58:31
hey thanks for the arch build. works well. i have ran into a few problems with pacman -Syu though, i will keep trying to beet the depends breakage but atm looks like its falling apart. :-/

will write a follow up when im done testing

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