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a1d3s  
you are using one or two partitions?

igorpec  
I am using one partition.

No further advances on newer kernels??

igorpec  
LinAdmin replied at Thu Nov 6, 2014 15:06
No further advances on newer kernels??

I am checking the kernel (sunxi-next) development progress time to time. Currently there is a step-back due to some compiler related problems so it's hard to built it. I think it will be fixed soon ... I didn't investigate where the problem started. That would take way too much time.

@igorpec: Forum user a1d3s successfully built the sunxi-next kernel for Banana Pi:
http://forum.lemaker.org/forum.p ... amp;page=1#pid40772

The key seems to be to build a compatible u-boot as well.

igorpec  
silentcreek replied at Fri Nov 7, 2014 17:05
@igorpec: Forum user a1d3s successfully built the sunxi-next kernel for Banana Pi:
http://forum.lema ...

I built image as well, two weeks ago or so. Everything is working ... except Ethernet. Currently compilation breaks down ... maybe it's already fixed. Haven't try today yet.

I made a build script and it's working if sources are ok:
https://github.com/igorpecovnik/BananaPI-Debian

For next you have to edit build.sh and change from

BOARD="bananapi"

to

BOARD="bananapi-next"

Hmmm. A1d3s claims ethernet is working for him. He just couldn't say whether its working at 1Gbit because he only has 100Mbit hardware.

igorpec  
Actally link is up @gbit and it looks ok but you don't get IP / connection. Maybe this is already fixed.

Retried this evening with latest git and closely following instructions (new uboot, etc). Still the same. Blue light, link up,  but no ping...
I only have a gigabit switch, I don't have a 100 Mbit switch to try. Could be the issue ??

BTW only compiling EMac doesn't bring light led On. You have to select ST micro + Gmac patch

tkaiser  
Edited by tkaiser at Sun Nov 9, 2014 14:17
dupont-y replied at Sun Nov 9, 2014 13:57
I only have a gigabit switch, I don't have a 100 Mbit switch to try. Could be the issue ??


1000Base-T is backwards compatible even with 10 MBits/sec by specification. But of course you might run into negotiation problems between the different subsystems (Switch & PHY negotiate 100 MBits/sec and GMAC tries to send/receive at 1000 MBits/sec or vice versa).

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