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IRQsRFun
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: VIA 875 motherboard - Availability of kernel drivers? Reply with quote

I am looking at the VIA 875 motherboard (http://apc.io/).

I think I might enjoy of porting linux to this board. This is an ARM motherboard, so I will have to learn more about cross-compiling, init scripts, etc.....

My question is how current are the linux drivers when the primary target is Android. I do plan on looking through menuconfig on a recent kernel to answer the questions about specific availability, but I am trying to understand the relationship/differences between the Andriod kernel and the Linux Kernel.

Any help would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC the Android kernel is a Google modified Linux kernel. With that in mind it shoudn't be too much of a stretch to port over a more vanilla version of the kernel.

I found a site: http://androidcommunity.com/ which could be a good place to start from the Android specifications side of things.

As for porting a different kernel, you will need to know what exactly the graphics card is, what the exact chipset is etc.

http://www.wondermedia.com.tw/en/products/platform/soc/wm8750/ appears to be the main processor.

http://apc.io/media/apc/img/apc-board.jpg Still of the board
http://apc.io/media/apc/img/apc-banana.jpg A banana for size comparison? Hopefully they will not call it The Bannana(tm)

I want one now :-(
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