Support for Raspberry Pi 4?


I have searched quite comprehensively and I cannot find any definitive reference material documenting Raspberry Pi 4 support (or why its not supported).
The most recent posts I found were from January 13th - over 3 months ago. THose posts were less than usefl at determining support status.

Does IPFire run on Raspberry Pi 4?
If not, will there be support for RPi4?
If not, why not?

this might help…

Greetings I want to use RPi4 and I have done the following;

Linux ubuntu 5.4.0-1011-raspi # 11-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 8 07:43:33 UTC 2020 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 I installed GNU / Linux then I installed KVM

but i can’t open any arm64 ipfire image cursor is blinking on the screen. and the virt-manager console remains black. Maybe if you test this way. I will be very happy if you find a solution. I have a very different project. I will connect with cloud and make both firrewall and multimedia vehicles.

IPFire does not use a “frontline” kernel and for good reasons. It’s uncertain if/when RPi4 could be supported from an older, LTS kernel, that IPFire uses.

You need to select hardware that is supported. See

Could a kernel be built using 4.19 sources? It’s what the Pi OS uses.

also I lost some time to install IPFire on RPi4 in the end I gave up and switched to another platform

Vanilla 4.19 has no support for RPi4. Even 5.4 has no support for it so at the moment there is no longtime kernel available.

Hmm. Does IPfire make extensive changes to the kernel?

Most importent is the layer7 patchset.;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/v4.14-layer7

and this patchset is huge but should not important for rpi4;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/v4.14.y-multi

…as well as having a configuration that is very dissimilar from a general-purpose distribution.

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