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

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Tim Fletcher <tim@night-shade.org.uk> wrote:
> 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:
>> https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/upstream-kernel-running-on-the-cubietruck/
>> 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

 3.0.13?  that's very very old.

> I have 2gb of ram, gigabit ethernet, mmc and sata. It seems the that USB
> doesn't work currently,

 from what i gather the linux-sunxi community were struggling a few
months back with getting USB operational.  by now they should have
tracked down the problems.  if you use the sunxi-3.4 kernel which is
stable and well-maintained you should have no difficulties.  failing
that, consider getting on to #linux-sunxi on irc.freenode.net and
asking around ok?


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