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erikly01

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A64 mainline
« on: November 28, 2017, 04:31:33 AM »
Hi LubOlimex

You wrote "For video and audio you are pretty much stuck with sunxi kernel. For server purposes mainline is a viable option."

Can will the latest Ubuntu, Debian or Yocto work on the A64-OLinuXino-1G4GW?

I'm working on a smart speaker project and our software needs the latest kernel
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Re: A64 mainline
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 08:17:59 AM »
Hey,

I move this reply to a new topic and edited the title.

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Can will the latest Ubuntu, Debian or Yocto work on the A64-OLinuXino-1G4GW?

Anything is possible, but not everyone would have the knowledge and skills to get it working. We certainly couldn't get everything working under mainline. We can't officially provide an image that has only "certain" parts working as expected. People want to test the hardware of their new board once they get it. Yet, some parts of the mainline would work. 

You can check mainline maintaining effort progress here: http://linux-sunxi.org/Linux_mainlining_effort - someone is working on the audio support and the result is somehow stable.

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Lub/OLIMEX

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Re: A64 mainline
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 08:19:56 AM »
Hi LubOlimex

Our goal is to build a smart speaker (e.g. Amazon Echo) using the Olimex board as the base. In order to do so we need a newer kernel/OS Linux 4.4.x etc.

Is there documentation on how to build a image from scratch?

The only info I was able to find was here: https://github.com/OLIMEX/OLINUXINO/blob/master/SOFTWARE/A64/prepare_sd_card.txt

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Re: A64 mainline
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 09:13:05 AM »
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Re: A64 mainline
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 11:45:09 PM »
You may want to give NixOS a try. (https://nixos.org)
It's the best distribution I know for providing binaries and customization. They have aarch64 support.