gilius2k15
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:26 pm

Does 4K video work in H.265 or H.264 or any other formats? How about HDMI audio?

Mrsell
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:08 am

Thanks for this, unfortunately I am not able to connect to wifi altho I changed the region to us.

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:14 am

gilius2k15 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Does 4K video work in H.265 or H.264 or any other formats? How about HDMI audio?
HDMI audio works reasonably well. H/W decode (via v4l2m2m) works for lower-res videos, but not sure it works on 4K yet. Something to look at next, once core functionality stabilized.
Best, sakaki

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:47 pm

Is there any steps I may have missed that the wifi doesn't work? I had no issue connecting via Debian 10, does anyone else have this issue?

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:18 pm

Mrsell wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Is there any steps I may have missed that the wifi doesn't work? I had no issue connecting via Debian 10, does anyone else have this issue?
Sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with this ><

There is a known issue with the version of the 64-bit kernel used on the image and WiFi - and also a fix available to the regulatory domain setup in the RPi config app.

As such, you can try updating these packages and then rebooting, to see if this improves things.

To do do, make sure you have at least wired connectivity and then open a console and:

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[email protected] ~ $ sudo emaint sync --repo genpi64
[email protected] ~ $ sudo emerge -v1u bcm2711-kernel-bis-bin pyconfig_gen

Let the emerge run to completion and then reboot.

Any better? PS Are you trying to connect to a regular or 5G band? In which country?

Edit: you stated it was US above, apologies.
Once the above update has been done, edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/rpi3-wifi-regdom.conf and make sure the setting there is also "US", matching that in /etc/conf.d/rpi3-wifi-regdom (i.e., make sure both files have "US", not "GB" - you will need to be root, or use sudo, to edit them). Then reboot.

Best, sakaki
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Mrsell
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:05 pm

Thank you so much for this, I will try these steps as soon as I get home, your assistance with this is most appreciated, thank you.

gilius2k15
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:24 pm

Looking very good so far... many thanks!

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:44 pm

Thanks again it works, I tested the wifi before editing of the 2 files I mentioned expecting it not to work untill I changed both to us but it worked, thanks again, everything up and running.

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:55 pm

Mrsell wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Thanks again it works, I tested the wifi before editing of the 2 files I mentioned expecting it not to work untill I changed both to us but it worked, thanks again, everything up and running.
Fantastic, thanks for testing this ^-^

I'll be releasing a v1.5.1 bugfix release shortly (hopefully in the next couple of days) including these new kernels (plus some other changes), and will also publish full instructions of how to upgrade from v1.5.0 -> v1.5.1 at that point.

Best, sakaki

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:01 am

Looking forward to your work!

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:14 pm

I have a question - once I have your latest Gentoo running on my Pi 4 4GB, what do I need to do to add ZFS filesystem support? I'm guessing it's easier than trying to bolt it on the side of the official Raspbian release.

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:30 am

andrum99 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:14 pm
I have a question - once I have your latest Gentoo running on my Pi 4 4GB, what do I need to do to add ZFS filesystem support? I'm guessing it's easier than trying to bolt it on the side of the official Raspbian release.
You need to build a kernel module and a set of userland support tools (as detailed e.g. here). The only issue for the former is that currently it has to be done the old school way, as per my instructions here (for WireGuard) (basically I need to create a kernel source package instance automatically upon each weekly kernel autobuild, to allow the Gentoo ebuilds for the ZFS and WireGuard kernel modules to be used, and that's not something I've done yet ><). But it's totally possible.

hth, sakaki

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:34 pm

Greetings Sakaki and thank you for your hard work. Two simple questions for you but for me was a hell ride.

I would like to install vmware workstation. Is it doable?

If not i would be happy how i can install kvm. I know that rpi4 its not a beast but i would like to test some things.

Its my first time using Gentoo and i am struggling to understand how install things. I tried myself but with no luck :(

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:58 am

Maxpanos wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:34 pm
I would like to install vmware workstation. Is it doable?

If not i would be happy how i can install kvm. I know that rpi4 its not a beast but i would like to test some things.
Not sure about the status of (native) vmware on arm64, sorry ><. I'm sure some others can jump in to assist...

KVM-based virtualization is supported out of the box on the Gentoo image however; see my notes on the project's open wiki, here and here.

Screenshot (showing, per the instructions just linked, an Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 LTS cloud image, running under KVM (and booted on TianoCore UEFI) on Gentoo):

Image

(NB the above was taken on an RPi3B+, where the resources to run a 2nd virtualized OS, particularly with a GUI, are very tight: on e.g. a 4GiB RPi4B, you have much more headroom).
Maxpanos wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Its my first time using Gentoo and i am struggling to understand how install things. I tried myself but with no luck :(
Gentoo's package management approach is quite different from e.g. that of apt. You can read more about it e.g. in my notes here.

hth, sakaki

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