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Offline roberts

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GK802 Quad Processor
« on: August 04, 2013, 09:40:10 AM »
I now have dCore booting on the GK802 Quad Core i.Mx6. Since this is an Arm v7 machine, it is running the base rootfs as the Allwinner.

U-boot and the boot procedure is quite different, and of course, a kernel and modules needed to be compiled for i.MX6.

Since it is armv7 imported packages from Debian Wheezy work. It the same procedure as Allwinner and x86 dCore.

So far, I have automated procedures to create a bootable sdcard, boot initrd, and load sce extensions to enable wifi . More to follow...
« Last Edit: August 04, 2013, 11:18:44 AM by roberts »
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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 03:34:47 PM »
Nice

That is interesting indeed

Free scale CPU chips release the code right

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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 06:02:08 PM »
I just got started on the GK802 and now it is on the back burner as other projects are requiring my attention.

I did get wifi working and was able to download and import a flwm X desktop. The X programs work. X resolution needs attention but will have to wait. If anyone else has one and wants to play/help with a very early cut post here.
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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 06:32:04 AM »
If only ik knew something worthwhile to help.... But I don't

It will be great to see a TCL build on arm quad core devices

I have seen that other Linux distros have been fully ported to the
Free scale devices

There is also a port to rock chip with full video acceleration and you can
Find it in the picuntu forums



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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 06:51:07 AM »
There are too many arm devices and therefore too many custom kernels to build and u-boot which differs from device to device to learn. We don't have the resources of other projects to try to tackle all or even many of them. There is rockchip, omap, marvell, exynos, snapdragon devices ...

But still it is fun to learn and see Core running on these tiny devices.
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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 07:28:56 AM »
Absolutely Roberts....

Its lucky that devs even port the well known distros over to these tiny
Devices

Android is changing now. It has become multi window capable on rock chip devices

So you get much more out of a quad device on android now....much much more desktop
Computing performance

This multi window is much much better than Samsung's effort and is owned by rock chip
......Allwinner are doing the same thing also...

http://liliputing.com/2013/08/multi-window-android-build-released-for-chuwi-v88-tablet.html

You can iinfact install it on any rk3066 or rk 3188 device....

Those u23gt quad tablets are now 99 $ new.  ( iPad mini clone but much better)

It is good for multitasking...

You can move this post if need....sorry I don't know how

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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2013, 07:44:00 AM »
I believe that the for- mentioned distro is capable of video acceleration on rock chip devices and the kernel
And details are in its forum

Rikomagic may have knocked up a nice quad core Linux device here then. MK802 IV LE

http://store.cloudsto.com/mk802iii-le-mini-linux-pc.html

The video appears to show the device does indeed have full video acceleration... And that dual core chip I believe has a quad core GPU

Let's hope they make the further quad core CPU version
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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2013, 01:09:40 PM »
dCore on GK802 now working with correct resolution.
Noticeable faster than the single core Allwinner A10.
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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2013, 06:41:37 AM »
Hello...I have one of these (GK802) on order, so would like to help out with testing when it arrives!

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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2013, 12:04:35 PM »
Great! Your current collection of armv7 sces should work just fine.
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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2013, 07:49:12 AM »
roberts...when it is convenient, could you post the boot.scr (or its un-"compiled" version) for the GK802?  I have my new GK802 up and running Xubuntu, so I suppose swapping in boot.scr and dCore would get things going, leaving the kernel/u-boot/... in place.  Thanks!

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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2013, 09:04:11 AM »
I will setup a download section later today and will announce it as soon as it is ready.
I basically need to update several READMEs and test.
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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2013, 12:54:03 PM »
A very early cut of dCore for GK802 has now been posted with updated READMEs.
See: http://tinycorelinux.net/5.x/armv7/GK802/
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Re: GK802 Quad Processor
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2013, 09:43:31 AM »
FYI the posted sdcard creator for GK802 includes the latest dCore as announced here:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,15799.msg92623.html#msg92623
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