[MinnowBoard] documentation for accessing the GPIO on MinnowboardMax?

Darren Hart dvhart at linux.intel.com
Fri Aug 8 18:37:06 UTC 2014

On 8/8/14, 11:16, "jezra" <jezra at jezra.net> wrote:

>On Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:54:11 -0700
>Darren Hart <dvhart at linux.intel.com> wrote:
>> On 8/8/14, 10:39, "jezra" <jezra at jezra.net> wrote:
>> >Does anyone have documentation or know where I can find documentation
>> >for accessing the GPIO in the filesystem on a MinnowboardMax?
>> >
>> >I don't see GPIO in /sys/class on my system which is a fairly vanilla
>> >Debian 8 install. Do I need a custom kernel?
>> You need a recent kernel to get support for the baytrail SoC. Most of
>> what you need is available in the 3.10-LTSI kernel, but 3.16 is a
>> better choice. PCI support is much improved in later kernels.
>> The Yocto Project 3.14 kernel has good support bia the
>> intel-corei7-64 BSP.
>> For more information on distros, there is this page:
>> http://elinux.org/Minnowboard:MinnowMaxDistros
>> However, if we don't have it up on the wiki someplace already, we
>> should add something about a minimal kernel version. Unfortunately,
>> without listing 10s of qualifiers, that kernel will be 3.16.
>Thank you Darren.
>I had failed to perform the "final steps" for a debian install, which
>mostly entrails running `apt-get dist-upgrade` (although it is just

If you find errors on the wiki, please take a moment to correct them.
Updates are much appreciated :-)

Darren Hart					Open Source Technology Center
darren.hart at intel.com				            Intel Corporation

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