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Offline bomilkar

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How to distinguish different Hardware versions
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:24:27 am »
I'm looking for ways to distinguish CubieBoards in software. I know how to read the print on the board and use this:
http://dl.cubieboard.org/model/CubieBoard2/How%20To%20Distinguish%20Your%20CubieBoard2%20Version%20.pdf
to tell the difference between board versions. However, I'm looking for ways in software to distinguish which board I'm currently using. The OS may know what version it's running on, but I guess every distribution has it's own ways to remember the HW configuration. The OS may not even care if it's running on a CB2 20151211 TSD or on a CubieBoard2 20120909 DualCard.

However, the problem I'm trying to solve is much less complex: all I want to know (right now) is whether there is a battery backed up Real Time Clock available or not. I know the 20151211 has a RTC on board, but older versions of the CB2 have no RTC. I'd like know a way for the software to tell the difference.

Any help is greatly appreciated.