Found a suitable source tree for (old!) kernel 22.214.171.124:
git clone -b odroid-3.8.y --single-branch https://github.com/hardkernel/linux
– which compiled on the device itself with no problems – the old-fashioned way (# make zImage, etc..) and installed and ran without problems:
Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug) Kernel 126.96.36.199 on an armv7l (ttySAC1) ......... # uname -a Linux rgodroid 188.8.131.52 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Feb 12 16:53:50 EST 2014 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux
The 3.12 source at that location was OK for the XU, but not (yet) for the U2/U3 – which is the model I have.. After some more searching, I found what appears to be a compatible version of kernel 3.13.0 at http://git.prahal.homelinux.net/odroid.git/tree/refs/heads/odroidu2_G8.
Next, I will compile this and discover how to get it installed, using device tree, and dtbs with uboot!
I now have KDE4 installed and running, and the response is good, once you disable most of the ‘window effects’… VLC is available (via rpmfusion) but – so far – doesn’t display the video, for some reason.. SMPLAYER (mplayer) does work, but at the moment HD playback is a bit sluggish.. I will get round to sorting this out later, after the ‘new’ kernel etc..
Robert Gadsdon. February 14, 2014..