Yep, it's my report on the worst named arm computer, that runs good :)
Anyway I have two reports.
** 1st report **
From all my tests, the PCDuino3 Nano Light "just works". I installed
the F23 XFCE image, followed the uboot instructions with just one
change, I used the PCDuino3 Nano uboot, cuz Lite is supposed to be the
The graphical first-boot came up, I set it up, and XFCE came up. Not
a bit of extra twiddling on my part.
I am currently updating the system to see if it will automatically
boot into the newer kernel. Since the regular PCDuino3 Nano
automatically boots into the newer kernel, I am 99% confident this
will too. But I don't like to say it will without testing it.
echo "deltarpm=False" >> /etc/dnf/dnf.conf
Use that to speed up your update by at least 20 minutes.
** 2nd report **
PCDuino3 Nano Light is currently $15 on amazon.
CPU: AllWinner A20 SoC, 1GHz ARM Cortex A7 Dual Core
Full size HDMI port
1000 Mb/sec ethernet (take with a grain of salt, but it is faster than
SATA port (no cables)
SD card slot. Says it only handles 32Gig, I run mine with 64Gig sd cards
No on board flash - The big difference between Nano and Nano lite.
Sorry that I sound like an ad. It's just that it's a decent arm
computer that runs straight F23, for only 15 dollars.
I got the Arduino ide 1.64 from the testing repo working, and worked out
that Linksprite did a special build of arduino ide for their board. I
found on github:
And I am hoping there is some way to add files to the F23 rpm and not
have to do a build for Fedora, as this github build is for some other
So far I have not identified a specific file to include or modify. No
response on the Linksprite forum, considering how few people are on that
forum, I am not supprised. Anyway, if anyone here has worked with
adding boards to arduino ide or know where instructions are, my
searching is not taking me where I need to go.
thanks for all help.
The Fedora 24 schedule  is winding up, and it's time we started
thinking about what we'd want to have a test day for. There are several
changes accepted already for F24, and the window for proposals is still
open so more may come. You can find the list of accepted Changes here:
Please take some time and look through the list and see if there's
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think should get some testing that isn't in the ChangeSet!
For those of you not familiar with them, a test day is an online event
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Traditionally test days have been held on Thursdays, but if you'd
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Just put in your ticket the date or time-frame you'd like, and we'll
figure it out from there.
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I have ordered a Chinese, Android based "netbook".
It's more like a toy and I know what I'm getting into, I just wanted to
have something very lightweight with full qwerty keyboard that I can hook
up in the event of power failure or main systems failure (I have recently
experienced a mainboard failure at my desktop and days later the HDD on my
x86 laptop failing, and it wasn't nice having only my Phone as connectivity
to the world),
This toy ARM netbook will hopefully allow me to, in such an event, still
get to the Net and get stuff "done". By "stuff" I'm thinking of checking my
email and buy stuff online, plus check youtube videos. That's it. I think
this will fit the bill, using the included Android 4.4 OS. I'm thinking of
hooking it up with a 3G modem and installing Opera Mini to it, plus moving
apps to its internal MicroSD slot.
Having said that, what are the chances of getting Fedora Linux ARM booting
on one of these, I'm guessing from a USB Flash drive?.
CPU is A9 1.5Ghz dual-core.Memory is 1GB. Internal Flash storage is 16GB.
Screen is cr*p by PC standards, 7", and restricted to 800x480, Yet specs
says over the HDMI output it can handle Netflix playback in "Full HD"
It includes HDMI output, 3x USB 2.0 ports, Wifi and one 10/100 Ethernet
port on the back.
The closest I've been able to find in international sites (I'm buying this
from a local vendor down here) is this:
... but this one has double the RAM and internal storage, to be able to run
So, any hope I could unlock its bootloader and get it booting Fedora ARM
(XFCE?) from one of its USB ports?
I understand that due to lack of standarized BIOS booting off USB etc is
not as easy as in the PC world...
PS: The only interesting resource I was able to find was this about running
Debian ARM over chroot atop Android, but I'd prefer a real "dual-boot"
solution if possible.
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary
Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un Acto
- George Orwell