I'm running an aarch64 guest in a qemu VM, on an x86_64 host. I tried every
combination of video and display server in virt manager. The best working
combination I found was virtio video and a VNC display.
The only thing that's not working is the system console when booting. After
grub loads and starts the kernel, "Guest disabled display." is shown until X
starts. "Guest disabled display." also gets shown when X turns off the
display after inactivity, but it comes when when I wake it up. Everything
seems to work except for the system console. After X starts I can even use
CTRL-ALT-Fn to switch to different VTs and log in.
And now, I'm upgrading F32 to F33, in the VM completely blind. The only
thing that tells me the VM is not dead is the CPU activity monitoring in
virt manager, and I see the timestamp of the disk image file getting updated
on the host.
Google searches come back with 2-3 year old bugs where the system console
was apparently being redirected to the virtual serial port. That's supposely
If anyone has a working configuration for a system console, in qemu, I'd
like to compare notes.
I'd like to announce the next Mobility SIG meeting
for next monday (2020-12-14) at 16:30UTC in #fedora-meeting.
A tenative agenda:
* status / plans on current remix
* status / plans for next step remix with fedora kernel + patches and images built on copr
* status / plans for official kickstart/images
* All other business
Our current efforts are focused on the pine64 pinephone, but other
Please add / suggest topics at:
We plan to meet monthly on the second monday of the month moving foward.
Please join us!
More information at:
Lets ramp up our pinephone efforts!
I have a Orange Pi PC PLUS and I’m trying to install Fedora but I have
Generally I tested other distros (armbian etc) with no success and I
don’t know what is wrong.
On Fedora’s case, I downloaded the xfce version from
I tried both dd the .xz file and dd the extracted .raw file with no
Then I tried the program arm-image-installer with command ‘sudo arm-
sda.raw.xz --media=/dev/sdb --target=orangepi_pc_plus --norootpass’ but
I get some error messages like:
‘’ mount: /tmp/root: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on
/dev/sdb3, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
No U-Boot files found for orangepi_pc_plus. ‘’
On fdisk I see that the sdb3 is a Linux partition, but I cannot mount
it because it has bad superblock.
What might go wrong?
In the meeting right after the F33 release, we talked about identifying a
handful of key devices and making sure anyone with a serious interest in
testing or enablement work has what they need. I've talked with Marie, and
while we're not overflowing with cash, Fedora does have unspent budget which
would normally have gone to travel sponsorships and this seems to be a
reasonable thing to use some of it on. IoT is a Fedora Edition, after all,
and worth investing in.
At that meeting, we talked about y'all coming up with a list of specific
hardware we can order for people. Because reimbursements are a mess right
now for unrelated reasons, it's easiest when it's something Marie can
actually go to a web store, click some buttons, and have shipped direct. Can
y'all (IoT WG and ARM SIG) come up with a formal list with prices and URLs?
(Also, if other things like microsd cards need to be included?)
Of course, once we have a list of hardware, I'd also like to send it to
people. I know there's some worry about people volunteering, getting stuff,
and not actually doing anything. We want to make sure the devices are going
to people who will actually be able to make use of them. But I also don't
want that to be a blocker, so, if you're new but serious I am willing to
consider including you too. (Perhaps with the promise that if your best
intentions don't work out, you find someone else to pass the hardware on
Rather than people emailing me at random, which is easy for me to drop, can
the WG and/or SIG come up with a list of people? I'm thinking something like
a dozen people and 1-3 devices each depending on commitment level.
Fedora Project Leader