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General OpenPOWER Discussion / Using Older Radeon Cards On Talos II.
« Last post by xilinder on January 28, 2024, 11:58:53 am »
While messing around with F39 install and my 3 input monitor and the aspeed select jumper.

Sometime ago my fancy graphics card went belly-up and I installed a old RV-730 card. Of course it required the firmware blobs installed into petitboot for it to work, being lazy, or just not finding the time to go thru the pain of doing so, I have been running the T2 on the Aspeed VGA.

Upon running F39 install I noticed the DVI input was active on my monitor when the Aspeed jumper was on. The RV-730 was active! Wow...!

I reboot and just let it go thru all the startup again, without the F39 USBstick installed. This time it booted Debian 12 on the RV-730. This is using the 6.1.0-17 kernel. Another try using 6.1.0-16 kernel failed to boot the RV-730.

Hmm. lets try another old Radeon card. So installed a HD-6850 (BARTS)
card and it also works.

Now you can not see which OS to boot without installing the firmware into petitboot,but the keyboard is active and if you count how many times you click the up arrow key you can select other than the default OS to boot. Cool.

I only run Debian, so switch-on and it boots on the old Radeons without firmware in petitboot. With the jumper on it displays the boot sequence to a certain point then the display changes to the card and I have to select the DVI input on the monitor. If I do not have the Aspeed VGA plugged in then I miss all the boot stuff on the display and the first thing I see is the GUI login screen.

Questions?
 
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GPU Compute / Accelerators / Re: Wx9100 on Talos II
« Last post by rheaplex on January 24, 2024, 09:39:38 pm »
Petitboot doesn’t work with the GPU now, no. I can always use the network console if the screens don’t come up after a minute, or reconnect the VGA to watch the IPL logs.
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GPU Compute / Accelerators / Re: Wx9100 on Talos II
« Last post by ClassicHasClass on January 24, 2024, 09:27:25 pm »
Does that actually work in Petitboot?
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GPU Compute / Accelerators / Re: Wx9100 on Talos II
« Last post by rheaplex on January 24, 2024, 09:25:22 pm »
I finally got the wx9100 working on newer kernels by flashing an empty firmware directory to BOOTKERNFW .

 ;D

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GPU Compute / Accelerators / Intel Arc Support in Kernel 6.8
« Last post by Hasturtium on January 24, 2024, 09:01:53 am »
It looks like Intel's Xe driver is being mainlined in kernel 6.8. To this point Arc support's been officially limited to the i915 driver, which has had hard x86 dependencies. However the driver is confirmed to compile and work on aarch64, so we may be in luck. While the driver is chiefly intended for the to-be-released Battlemage hardware it does support the current Alchemist line; the only thing we'll likely miss out on is support for the HuC microcontroller. Without that support the video encoder is rather less capable... but given a choice between AMD and Intel's open graphics software stack, I know which way I'm leaning. Let's hope for good things.
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Operating Systems and Porting / Unexpected suspend of Fedora 39 on Talos II
« Last post by DKnoto on January 15, 2024, 01:42:26 am »
After switching to the 6.6.9-200 kernel, I started getting unexpected system transitions to the SUSPEND state and then I could not restore the system to normal operation other than by shutting it down and turning it back on.

I found the solution quite easily, this affliction happens on Fedora on different platforms. The problem is solved by executing the following commands:

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$ sudo systemctl mask sleep.target suspend.target hibernate.target hybrid-sleep.target
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Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Tobias is working on porting GNU HURD to POWER9
« Last post by DKnoto on January 15, 2024, 01:34:51 am »
After all, we have, for example, FreeBSD and it seems to be a "Fully Free Software OS"  ;)

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Talos II / Re: Talos II reboots itself
« Last post by DKnoto on January 15, 2024, 01:26:10 am »
Over the past four days on kernel 6.6.9-200, I have made more than a dozen attempts to connect various devices to USB ports and the situation has not repeated.
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Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Tobias is working on porting GNU HURD to POWER9
« Last post by carlosgonz on January 14, 2024, 05:56:11 pm »
This is an Awesome  news! and a Real Dream to have a Fully Free Software OS in Power9!
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Operating Systems and Porting / Tobias is working on porting GNU HURD to POWER9
« Last post by tle on January 11, 2024, 08:37:11 pm »
Ref: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2023-10/msg00021.html

I have not used this OS and unlikely would use it as main driver however it's good to know a purist OSS OS is still alive.
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