Fedora 23 booted up just fine on my pcDuino3 Nano Lite with one caveat.
I am not getting any response on the debug port. I followed the
schematic to connect a USB/TTL adapter and am running screen as I do
with my Cubieboards. Nothing.
Is there anyway I can figure this out from my login on the
monitor/keybd? I am assuming it is /dev/ttyS0 as it is for F23 on my
Cubieboards. Can I probe that somehow?
And anyone that has a nano, perhaps get with me privately to point out
what I might have connected wrong.
On 01/03/2016 12:36 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
On 01/03/2016 11:05 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> I received my PCDuino3 Nano Lite this week and am now trying to
>> figure it
>> First, how to power it? One of the OTG ports on the bottom is
>> outlined in
>> red. Is that the 'power plug'? And they had to use the more expensive
>> smartphone sized OTG, rather than the more common mini-USB like the
>> use. But how to power is the first question.
>> Second is where is ttyS0? Is it the 3 pins sticking off the side,
>> and if so
>> which is which (TX, RX, GRD)?
>> Does it need a heatsink like other A20 SOCs supply?
> I suggest you go to their forums and wiki/docs for all of the above
> answers as I'm sure they're all very well documented there. Coming to
> the Fedora ARM distro list is just being a bit lazy when I'm sure with
> a quick google you could find all of the above out quickly for
I erred in that I did not want to blast the list, but only send it to
Troy. Was working too late last night. Though not a good excuse.
I spent at least an hour there going through their little
documentation on that board. Did not find anything.
Asked on their forum. Still no answer. And very little traffic on
This morning, I tried again. This time I looked for just the psDuino3
nano, and there was a diagram of all the hardware connectors. I am
going with that.
Probably in an hour after I did my test I was going to report here
where to get the diagram for the board, as it is not clear from their
documentation. At least it was not for me.
Here is what I finally found:
>> By the time I add the heatsink, power cord, and sata adapter, how much
>> cheaper is it than my Cubieboard2s that come with all of that? ;)
>> thanks for the pointer to Amazon for this board. I hope.... !
>> On 12/21/2015 06:21 PM, Troy Dawson wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> exact same.
>>> 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
>>> DRAM: 1GB
>>> Full size HDMI port
>>> 1000 Mb/sec ethernet (take with a grain of salt, but it is faster than
>>> 100 Mb/sec)
>>> SATA port (no cables)
>>> SD card slot. Says it only handles 32Gig, I run mine with 64Gig sd
>>> 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.
>>> Troy Dawson
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