failed to boot with 1.20200601+arm64-0ubuntu2~20.04.1

Bug #1888781 reported by Xu Zhen
This bug affects 2 people
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linux-firmware-raspi2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have a raspberry pi 3b with ubuntu 20.04 armhf. It failed to boot after upgrading linux-firmware-raspi2 from 1.20200212-0ubuntu1 to 1.20200601+arm64-0ubuntu2~20.04.1.

The HDMI monitor can't get any signal. The ACT led turned on for about 0.5 second then turned off.

I restored start.elf and fixup.dat from 1.20200212-0ubuntu1, and it works again.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in linux-firmware-raspi2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Roland Kaiser (roland-kaiser666) wrote :

Ran into this issue today as well. My hardware is a Pi 3B with the boot disk attached to a USB port.

I can still connect to the Pi via SSH, so it appears to be merely a problem with the video output.

Current focal "daily-preinstalled" server images seem to be broken from the get go. So for new installs I now use 20.04.2 images, which still work, then immediately downgrade and pin flash-kernel and linux-firmware-raspi2 packages:

sudo apt install -y flash-kernel=3.98ubuntu12 linux-firmware-raspi2=1.20200212-0ubuntu1

cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apt/preferences.d/raspi-hdmi-workaround
Package: flash-kernel
Pin: 3.98ubuntu12
Pin-Priority: 999

Package: linux-firmware-raspi2
Pin: 1.20200212-0ubuntu1
Pin-Priority: 999

The root cause may actually lie with the flash-kernel package. I'm not sure how these two interact.

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