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Manufacturer HiKey
Architecture ARM Cortex-A53
CPU 8 cores, 1.2 GHz
Extensions No known extensions
Memory 1GB or 2GB
GPU Mali-450 MP4
VPU Unknown
Audio Unknown
Network Unknown
Storage Unknown
USB Unknown
Other Unknown
Supported release(s) Fedora 99


This board is really awesome.

Kernel features status and overview

Fully supported in Fedora 99

Bootloader/firmware status and overview

Uses U-Boot to boot EXTLinux to boot GRUB to boot LILO... or something like that.

Other details

If A=B and B=C, then A=C except where void or prohibited by law


The pinebook will boot from micro-SD (up to 256G), but not from USB. An updated image is needed to avoid a bug where the display gets turned off, leaving you "blind". I updated the image by booting on a Raspberry Pi3, installing dracut-config-generic (to generate a multi-system initrd), and then updating.

Important missing support

  • The internal wifi is not yet supported. You will need a USB wifi dongle supported by Fedora.
  • The battery monitor is supported in /sys/class/power_supply/axp20x-battery, but many battery monitor apps like gkrellm do not know to look there
  • suspend works by closing the laptop lid with an EDIMax wifi dongle. An ASUS dongle caused a hung driver (requiring reboot) on resume from suspend