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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
Connectivity
Audio Unknown
Network Unknown
Storage Unknown
USB Unknown
Other Unknown
Support
Supported release(s) Fedora 99
Website https://www.96boards.org/product/hikey/


HiSilicon

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

Pinebook64

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