|Allwinner Family Logo|
|Architecture||ARMv7 & AArch64|
|CPU||ARM Cortex-A7 - A53|
|Extensions||No known extensions|
|Memory||1GB - 2GB|
|Supported release(s)||Fedora 20|
Allwinner Technology is a Chinese semiconductor company that designs mixed-signal systems on a chip (SoC). The company is headquartered in Zhuhai, Guangdong. Since its founding in 2007, Allwinner has released over fifteen SoC processors for use in Android-based tablets, as well as in smartphones, over-the-air OTT boxes, video camera systems, car DVRs, and car media players.
Kernel features status and overview
Fully supported in Fedora (if supported by the mainline kernel, see linux-sunxi status page: http://linux-sunxi.org/Linux_mainlining_effort)
Bootloader/firmware status and overview
Uses U-Boot to boot EXTLinux on ARMv7. AArch64 uses U-Boot->EFI->grub2.
Can be used with the disk images or PXE installation tree.
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