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Re: Donation of ARM CubieTruck to anyone interested in developing ARM-Debian-desktop

On 07/12/13 14:56, Tim Fletcher wrote:
On 31/10/13 23:29, Wookey wrote:
+++ Konstantinos Margaritis [2013-10-31 23:03 +0200]:
you forgot the most important component, the kernel! is the
SoC/platform supported in mainline kernel? I guess not, but is the
vendor provided kernel based off a newer one (like 3.8, 3.10, etc?) or
an ancient 3.0.x? The former obviously makes things easier but the
latter is not a show-stopper in the end. But if kernel is

The kernel is supported at sunxi.com. Mainlining is currently in
progress, and co-operation is reasonably good. You can already boot to a
serial port using a mainline kernel (A couple of months back - not sure
how much further things have got). There is still a pile of work to get
everything properly mailined. But there are a pile of Allwiner
A10/A20-based boards so this will help a lot of people.

This might be of interest:

I've just got my cubietruck and I'm in the process of building a debian
rootfs for it. Once I've done that I'm planning to have a got at getting
a mainline kernel to boot with a debian rootfs.

I now have a Cubietruck with Debian Jessie and linux 3.0.13-rc2 running on it from this git tree: https://github.com/jwrdegoede/linux-sunxi/tree/sunxi-test

I have 2gb of ram, gigabit ethernet, mmc and sata. It seems the that USB doesn't work currently, not sure if I haven't loaded the right module or missed an option.

I'm writing up my notes in case anyone else finds them useful.

Tim Fletcher <tim@night-shade.org.uk>

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