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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Exploring the kernel

For x86-based systems, there is usually only one kernel; the one supplied by the distribution in most cases. This kernel is always based on the kernel from http://www.kernel.org. This kernel is often called the mainline kernel, vanilla kernel or upstream kernel. For Allwinner-based SoC chips, there is very limited support in the kernel developed by the community since 2012 with Version 3.8. There are older versions of the kernel where all the features have been added by Allwinner itself. While these changes are not of the quality that the mainline kernel accepts, it is all that there is for now. It, however, is near feature-complete and thus often the only option available to date. All these various kernels are available in ...

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