[Dev] How can I enable SPIdev on Parabola ARM?

Megver83 megver83 at openmailbox.org
Thu Apr 27 23:48:57 GMT 2017

I'm sorry, but I think you didn't understand. I just want Parabola to
detect the GPIO pins, which is located in /dev/spidev* (virtually). GPIO
pins are peripherals.

And the reason is that I want to flash Libreboot on a ThinkPad *with the
BPi*, I do not want to flash Libreboot on the Pi (AFAIK no one has tried

El 27/04/17 a las 20:14, Josh Branning escribió:
> On 27/04/17 20:21, Megver83 wrote:
>> Hi everyone, I want to flash libreboot with my Banana Pi M1, but I
>> haven't found a way to enable the /dev/spidev* devices. I've tried
>> enabling spidev and spi-sun4i modules, but nothing. In some forums, it
>> tells me to edit the famous /boot/config.txt which is only available
>> for the RPi.
>> I've read http://linux-sunxi.org/SPIdev but I really do not know the
>> difference between "y" and "m" in kernels (I know that "m" stands for
>> "module"). If you can help me, I'd be very thankful.
> IIRC y stands for "yes", assuming support is in the kernel, and y is to
> enable that support. I think you are correct that m is for "module".
> Have you tried UART connection?
> Before arch linux arm supported the A10 olinuxino-lime, I got u-boot and
> a kernel compiled with an arch linux rootfs, to put on an sdcard [1]. I
> also did the same for an A13 tablet (although it had/needed proprietary
> wifi drivers).
> It was a long time ago, but I also had problems, so debugged using UART,
> and can strongly recommend this for sunxi devices.
> That said, I did not use libreboot, I used u-boot instead. Somebody had
> already ported u-boot to those boards, so not much work was needed.
> Sorry if I cannot be of any more help, I am by no means an expert,
> Nowadays, I just install the arch linux arm image, and follow the
> migration guide, which doesn't help much for debugging, but seems to work.
> Josh
> [1]
> http://www.publicsite.org/J05HYYY/software_downloads/olinuxinolime-archlinux.tar.gz
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