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I've not played with any of the OLinuXino specific products but I've played with an other Allwinner SOC based board and I got Slackware 14 running on it.
The kernel needs to be borrowed form somewhere else but the user-land works fine (and most likely the 14.1 user-land too).
I had some issues with getting all the USB peripherals I needed to work right but that may be specific to my tablet and not something that generally happens on Axx SOC.
I might get an A10-OLinuXino-LIME myself ... currently I think it's one of the best values for your money concerning the ARM platform but I'm a little reluctant dew to the bad experience with USB peripherals on my A13 based tablet.
The beagleBone Black, Cuieboard and Pi are close competitors.
I was actually thinking of getting a BBB but it's out of stock in Europe right now.
Olimex manufactures several ARM boards (SOC) rated "industrial grade" and ...
I don't remember any of them work within the industrial temperature range, except for the iMX233. Maybe I missed something?
Originally Posted by andrixnet
My questions are:
- Has anyone successfully installed SlackwareARM-14.1 on an OLinuXino board?
- Has anyone successfully played with any of the other OLinuXino models, other then the A10S?
I've been using iMX233 OLinuXino Micro for over a year and am running slackwarearm from squashfs images. The board works well with a 25x28x15 mm^3 heatsink attached to the SoC. However, I'm still running Linux kernel 3.9.11 because 3.10 or later versions don't boot. Because this board is not only a bluetooth music player of mine, but also my home gateway, I barely have chance to take it offline. This weekend my wife will go strip swimming thanks to the good weather so I hope I can take my home network offline then and find out what's wrong with the recent kernels.
EDIT: Linux 3.10 ... 13 not booting because of wrong initrd location. Worked around by deselecting CONFIG_ARM_ATAG_DTB_COMPAT. However, this makes the kernel unable to boot within qemu. Maybe I need a qemu upgrade? There are also two other (non-fatal) kernel bugs involved that need to file when I have time.