Mainline linux
#1
Is running mainline linux possible and usable on Quartz?

Last time I checked (some time ago), Rockpro64 seemed to be the way to go for people looking for a fully libre (aka blobless) solution.
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#2
Yes it is. However more things will work if you use the pgwipeout kernel which is sort of improved mainline.
Kernel source here:-

https://gitlab.com/pgwipeout/linux-next/...tz64-v5.19
On my quartz64-a I had to configure:-
CONFIG_MOTORCOMM_PHY
CONFIG_MMC_SDHCI_OF_DWCMSHC

Precompiled ones here:-
https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Quartz64#pg...uartz64_CI
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#3
Mainline linux is possible and usable, but that won't mean it's blob-free. u-boot TPL (ram initialisation) and TF-A are still closed source.

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(07-06-2022, 01:09 AM)CounterPillow Wrote: Mainline linux is possible and usable, but that won't mean it's blob-free. u-boot TPL (ram initialisation) and TF-A are still closed source.

There is a UEFI implementation https://github.com/jaredmcneill/quartz64_uefi but I know nothing about it including whether it actually works or whether it addresses the issue of closed source blobs.

Anyone tried it?
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#5
it does work but it still uses tf-a/tpl blobs (note the rkbin git submodule)

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