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I still hope for FriendlyARM to deliver an official 64-bit kernel when they release the 2GB version of T3, but for the time being, here is an independent 64-bit kernel based on 4.11 for M3/T3 (S5P6818) and Debian installer build that works on M3 and T3: https://github.com/rafaello7/debian-installer-...
Have a look here (of course an unofficial community build, I hope FriendlyARM will also offer something official when the 2GB variant of T3 comes out): https://github.com/rafaello7/debian-installer-nanopi-m3/releases https://github.com/rafaello7/debian-installer-nanopi-m3 https://github.com/rafaello...
Hello again, @FATechsupport, @chensy, @Mindee, FriendlyARM management, why does it seem so difficult to get a simple statement from you as a reply to the questions above: As a serious company, you should clearly have some plans on how to move forward with both the 64-bits kernel 4.4.x - which in the...
Hello @FriendlyARM, can you please provide an update on the current status of two longstanding issues that have been frequently discussed in the forums for NanoPi-M3/NanoPC-T3: ⋅ true 64-bits bootloader and Linux 4.x kernel support for S5P6818 and the NanoPi-M3/NanoPC-T3 ⋅ the 2G...
Repeating myself:
@Friendly ARM / @FATechSupport

Would you please be so kind and answer the questions above about the 64-bits kernel?

Thank you in advance.
awl
@Friendly ARM / @FATechSupport

Would you please be so kind and answer the questions above about the 64-bits kernel?

Thank you in advance.
awl
Hello FriendlyARM / FATechSupport,

would you please be so kind as to provide an update on the status of your activities regarding the 64-bit kernel for NanoPi-M3 / NanoPC-T3?

Many thanks in advance!
awl
Hello again, as we are now past Chinese New Year as well, I would like to get back to some statements that both Nexell and FriendlyARM have made in Aug/Sept of last year regarding support/availability of a 64-bit kernel for NanoPi-M3/NanoPC-T3 : I have just been in e-mail contact with an employee of...
This is just to let you know that DietPi ( http://dietpi.com ) is now also available for NanoPi-M3 and NanoPC-T3 : http://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=784&p=348 What is DietPi? More than just a minimal image. At its core, DietPi is the goto image for your needs. Whether you are after...
I use nanoPc-t3 with Core Qte, but i could not found a cross compiler toolchain for this image. Can you send me a link for this? What stops you from using the standard cross compiler toolchain for M3/T3 as mentioned in the FriendlyARM wiki: http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/NanoPC-T3#Insta...
Regarding Bluetooth on both NanoPi-M3 and NanoPC-T3 (using AP6212/BCM43438) please read here:

http://www.friendlyarm.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=312#p958

and try my Bluetooth fix tarball attached to that post.

Best,
awl
Hello again, Contrary to what is written here: http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/NanoPC-T3#Bluetooth , in both Debian and/or Ubuntu Core-QtE, Bluetooth does not work at all out of the box as there was no help from FriendlyARM regarding this, I have started digging deeper and deeper into thi...
Hello, I just ran into an issue with Bluetooth on NanoPC-T3 both in the June and September images: While Bluetooth works fine in the Android image, in both Debian and/or Ubuntu Core-QtE, Bluetooth does not work at all : Contrary to what is written here: http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/Nan...
Hello jjm, many thanks for the update and the pointer to the new September version! 8-) There is one easy way to boot the board from eMMC, first you need download: s5p6818-eflasher-sd8g-20160913-full.img file from https://www.mediafire.com/folder/gg764iwvfm0mf/NanoPC-T3_Board . The ROM includes a sm...
Hello @jjm and @FATechsupport,

any news on this one? Have you been able to reproduce?

Thanks & best regards,
awl
Hello again, first of all, sorry for my late reply. It appears repeated 64-bit integer division and conversions of 64-bit integers to double is one case where running the ARMv8 in the 64-bit mode achieves significant gains over 32-bit mode. At the same time, how many people use unsigned long long va...
Hello, Just out of curiosity, do you have any benchmark results showing whether the Cortex-A53 core is faster or slower in 64-bit mode? As I'm interested in using these boards for teaching numerical methods with a focus on high performance computing and parallel processing, it would be great to know...
Final attempt for a friendly reminder to Friendly ARM / @FATechsupport: Could you please be so kind as to clarify/confirm that providing a 64-bit kernel for NanoPi-M3/NanoPC-T3 (S5P6818) will only be a matter of "when" in 2017, i.e. the exact timeline for it is not yet fixed, and not a ma...
Hello jjm, many thanks for your reply. There are one easy way to flash image to eMMC, you can read wiki and download the image to use . Flash image to eMMC with eflasher I have indeed done exactly what you describe and what is documented in the wiki , but with s5p6818 -eflasher-sd4g-20160630.img (I ...
I've continued some more testing and can now reply to my own question: whether the following workaround would be vaild: 1) expand sparse rootfs.img with simg2img to raw image rootfs.img.raw 2) directly write raw image onto /dev/mmcblk1p2 using dd (using which parameters?) 3) running resize2fs on /de...
Hello, I've run into a severe issue trying to flash your core-qte image onto emmc using the eflasher: While the flashing process completes normally without any error messages, the ext4 root filesystem on emmc is corrupt afterwards. You will not notice this immediately, as the filesystem, even though...
Hello @FATechsupport, would you please finally answer my question: Did you mean you cannot confirm " when " or " whether " you will provide a 64-bit kernel for NanoPi-M3/NanoPC-T3 after Nexell's generic 64-bit kernel for S5P6818 has arrived at the end of this year? While it is cl...
@FATechsupport: Please confirm that you meant to say "when" (and not "whether") here: Do you mean when or whether - i.e. "we cannot say it for sure exactly when we will be able to release it since it depends on various factors" or "we cannot say it for sure exactly...
Many thanks for the quick reply! :) Sorry - two follow-up questions to clarify: Once we get this support we will arrange its development but we cannot say it for sure exactly we will be able to release it since it depends on various factors Unfortunately, one very important word is missing here: Do ...
Hello, I have just been in e-mail contact with an employee of Nexell/Zhongwei Semi. While they can only provide technical support to companies that have signed a NDA with them (such as FriendlyARM has), he was so kind as to provide some general information on the status of 64-bit support for S5P6818...