[MinnowBoard] Distro version vs peripherals support.

Darren Hart dvhart at linux.intel.com
Wed Sep 3 13:47:20 UTC 2014

While the name correlation is correct and the board will indeed boot on
older kernels, the IO and DRM drivers, as well as some XHCI fixes, are not
ready for MinnowMax usage until 3.14. In PCI mode, the LPSS drivers need a
3.16 kernel, while 3.14 will suffice for ACPI mode.

Darren Hart
Intel Open Source Technology Center

On 9/3/14, 6:49, "Roel Jordans" <r.jordans at tue.nl> wrote:

>Hi all,
> From what I've understood Bay Trail is the same as Valley View, which I
>believe was already supported in 3.11+ kernels
>  Roel
>On 03/09/14 04:49, Ferchu R wrote:
>> Hi John. I will try a 3.14+ kernel. By the way, I have an Intel
>> DE3815TYBE "NUC" board (Atom E3815). I don't want to hijack my own
>> thread, but I have not been able to use the onboard serial ports. As far
>> as you know (maybe is not your speciality field) could this be caused by
>> the lack of support of older kernels on bay trail?.
>> Thanks, and excuse me for the offtopic.
>> 2014-09-02 20:24 GMT-05:00 Hawley, John <john.hawley at intel.com
>> <mailto:john.hawley at intel.com>>:
>>     Short version: if your kernel is 3.14 or greater, everything is
>>     supported.____
>>     __ __
>>     Long version: if your kernel is 3.14 everything is supported, but I
>>     can¹t speak to what every distro has compiled into it, or has
>>     modules for, generally speaking I know I tend to run Fedora on my
>>     MAXes, and I know one of the interns has a tendency to run Mint, and
>>     neither of us has had any issues with any of the drivers (outside of
>>     needing board files to make specific SPI or I2C devices work).____
>>     __ __
>>     __-__John____
>>     __ __
>>     *From:*elinux-minnowboard-bounces at lists.elinux.org
>>     <mailto:elinux-minnowboard-bounces at lists.elinux.org>
>>     [mailto:elinux-minnowboard-bounces at lists.elinux.org
>>     <mailto:elinux-minnowboard-bounces at lists.elinux.org>] *On Behalf Of
>>     *Ferchu R
>>     *Sent:* Tuesday, September 2, 2014 4:35 PM
>>     *To:* MinnowBoard Development and Community Discussion
>>     *Subject:* [MinnowBoard] Distro version vs peripherals support.____
>>     __ __
>>     Hi:
>>     I just received a couple of MinnowMax that I have ordered on July.
>>     Now I have to decide on what distro I will put my time on. My main
>>     consideration is the support of peripherals (GPIO, Serial ports,
>>     SPI, etc). I know the eLinux page "Minnowboard:MinnowMaxDistros",
>>     but there is not much information on what distros should ease the
>>     work with these peripherals. I remember have read something about
>>     the support of the Atom processor could be better on newer kernel
>>     version. Should I worry about the Kernel Version more than the
>>     Thanks.____

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