Re: [fedora-arm] EOMA68-A20 CPU Card and Improv Engineering Board available for sale
On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 09:23:30PM +0000, luke.leighton wrote:
> hoooray, hooray, finally we're on to a non-CE/non-FCC beta run. $75
> plus tax & shipping via our 3rd party partners. specs at the link
> below. anyone on debian-arm or fedora-arm who would like to order one
> and would like a preorder code so as to be able to jump the first-come
> first-served queue (i have a few available) please contact me directly
> for instructions ok?
I have to admit this website and the ones linked from it leave me
more confused than when I started.
Is this a PCMCIA card? That sounds like an interesting form factor,
but in that case how does the serial console work?
Assuming it's a development board, not a PCMCIA card:
- Why not give it more RAM? The A20 can address up to 2GB which
I consider to be an absolute minimum for serious work.
- Why not include a CP2102-type UART-USB chip so you can just plug it
directly into USB to get a serial console. IMHO serial ports are
requirements for development boards, not something that everyone
should be forced to buy separately.
- Precisely what patches are required to get the upstream kernel to work?
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