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post Dec 16 2015, 09:46 PM
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QUOTE(TheWalt @ Dec 15 2015, 07:01 PM) *
QUOTE(daalnroti @ Dec 15 2015, 02:40 AM) *
just as a note. ArchLinuxArm does not support qemu at all. I searched the alarm forums about qemu and the response is "not supported".
Saying that , there might be still a way to get networking going and I will put some effort in, but it is not my priority.
I only use qemu to test new build kernels boot process, not to test apps or network.
For testing apps etc, I recommend to use a SD card with alarm on it, so you test on SD first before going "production" on the CF card.
This way you can keep your main alarm on the CF "clean". I hope this makes sense, as there is no speed benefit from running qemu
and compiling applications under qemu is not recommended.

I unfortunately came to the same realization with networking, only loopback and IR (irda0) seems supported / detected. I really only wanted to get this working so anyone who did not own physical hardware could still compile for the Z.

But I got to thinking, really all someone would need is a system that compiled against the armv5 right? I wonder what other low end system would be compatible that could be purchased.

I guess any hardware that supports ALARM would be suitable. Preferably a faster ARM CPU , like armv6/7. You would be able to chroot into the ALARMZ rootfs and compile applications, as to my understanding all new ARM CPUs are backward compatible. However I do not own any other than Xscale armv5. Danboid did some compiling on a ARM board I think.
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