Current (pre-release) ChangeLog for ARM
Sun Dec 18 11:17:36 UTC 2011
From this update onwards, all Slackware ARM packages will be compiled for armv5te. This means that old ARM devices with an ARMv4T CPU can no longer use this tree - they will need to use Slackware ARM 13.37. I've taken this step because the vast majority of the Slackware ARM user base uses hardware that has an ARMv5te CPU. Slackware ARM only officially supports Kernels for systems that have ARMv5te CPUs, therefore it makes sense to change the userland to match the supported systems.
I've rebuilt most of the primary packages as armv5te, and the rest will follow as the packages get upgraded.
Allow root logins on ttyS0 in /etc/securetty. Previously this was restricted to devices manufactured by "Marvell"- such as SheevaPlug, OpenRD client. However, this configuration is useful on all ARM devices so this setting will now be configured on all ARM devices regardless of the device name/type.
Added support for a new ARM system called the 'Trimslice'
"[The] Trim-Slice is based on NVIDIA Tegra 2 - a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1 GHz with ultra low-power GeForce GPU with 1 GB DDR2 RAM soldered on-board."
See http://www.trimslice.com for more details.
This Kernel does not contain video support because the kernel.org mainline tree does not yet contain the support, but this will be added once it's available.
I've created a document that contains a few useful nuggets of information about booting the Slackware installer on the Trimslice:
I think that my Trimslice has a problem with it either with the SSD or the USB bus, so I may need to RMA it. However, the kernel boots and I can install upon an external USB drive for the time being.
Once I have a stable system, I'll prepare some installation notes in the same format as the 'INSTALL_KIRKWOOD' document.
I'm interested to hear whether anybody else who wants to use Slackware on the Trimslice finds that this Kernel works for them! I expect there to be a handful of releases of the Kernel for this system.
In /etc/inittab spawn a console on ttyS0 for all ARM devices - see the note above for the 'etc' package.
This update fixes an issue with "git svn clone" being broken.
Thanks to Francesco Allertsen for the heads-up.
Rebuilt against Linux 3.1.5 Kernel headers.
I'm aware that Slackware x86 is using glibc-2.14 but this hasn't been proven on ARM yet
so we're sticking with v2.13.
This one hadn't been rebuilt in over a year because it wouldn't compile without patches.
isolinux/uinitrd-tegra.img: Added Slackware installer for the Trimslice system.
kernels/tegra/*: Added Kernels for the Trimslice system.
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