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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2018, 06:36:36 am »
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Same here. Planet has apparently pushed Mediatek for Linux drives for his CPU, time will tell how much of this will become reality.

I've a friend who lives and works in Hong Kong and buys various electronics and SoCs, and says that Mediatek are too big and too uncaring to deal with unless you're really big and are spending enough for them to notice.

Unfortunately I am afraid that this is true. Mediatek only seem interested in launching 'updated' CPU's without providing much (if any!) support for earlier products, which is a shame.

Perhaps in hindsight it would have been better if Planet had used a processor from the 'Snapdragon' range, but of course hindsight is a wonderful thing!

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« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2018, 10:30:53 am »
I have been using Debian for a few weeks now and like what is available. I was wondering if it is possible for KVM to be included with the next kernel?

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« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2018, 10:47:39 am »
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I have been using Debian for a few weeks now and like what is available. I was wondering if it is possible for KVM to be included with the next kernel?
The next kernel is likely to be 4.4 -- at least that's what the Android update would/will be, and we're tragically tied to the Android kernel. Whether it will be built in the default kernel, I do not know. But there are people burning their own kernels/modules/etc. from the source, which is available on, I believe, Davide's github site: https://github.com/dguidipc

If I were to do this, I'd subscribe to the #gemini-pda freenode chat. People who have jumped through those hoops tend to be there.
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Atari Portfolio (yes, it still works and yes, I bought it new)
Libretto 110 CT (with docking station and all kinds of PCMCIA stuff)
And, now, a Gemini and, fortunately, a GPD Pocket

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« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2018, 01:57:18 pm »
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The next kernel is likely to be 4.4 -- at least that's what the Android update would/will be, and we're tragically tied to the Android kernel.

That's really good news, hopefully it will be 4.4 indeed, as it is an extended LTS release. My biggest worry with the Gemini was that we would be permanently stuck on 3.18, which is seriously outdated by this point and is likely to drop support if it hasn't already.

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« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2018, 03:30:57 am »
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I have been using Debian for a few weeks now and like what is available. I was wondering if it is possible for KVM to be included with the next kernel?
The next kernel is likely to be 4.4 -- at least that's what the Android update would/will be, and we're tragically tied to the Android kernel. Whether it will be built in the default kernel, I do not know. But there are people burning their own kernels/modules/etc. from the source, which is available on, I believe, Davide's github site: https://github.com/dguidipc

If I were to do this, I'd subscribe to the #gemini-pda freenode chat. People who have jumped through those hoops tend to be there.

Cool thanks.