hojnikb

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    hojnikb got a reaction from esbeeb in Recommended SBC below 20USD range.   
    Guys, you're going at this all wrong. For desktop use and 20$ best bet for a good experience is a used Dell, HP with a Core2 Duo type cpu. These are plentiful, since businesses get rid of them and you can easily pick one up for 20$ or less if you shop around.
     
    It's going to give you much better desktop experience with common apps and OS than any A7 or A53 based SBC (these CPUs are muuuch slower than Core2). If you can spring extra $$$ for a few more gigs of ram (these typically come with either 2 or 4GB of ram) and a 60GB SSD (18$ from aliexpress) you can get a fluid desktop experience for peanuts.
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    hojnikb got a reaction from esbeeb in Recommended SBC below 20USD range.   
    Guys, you're going at this all wrong. For desktop use and 20$ best bet for a good experience is a used Dell, HP with a Core2 Duo type cpu. These are plentiful, since businesses get rid of them and you can easily pick one up for 20$ or less if you shop around.
     
    It's going to give you much better desktop experience with common apps and OS than any A7 or A53 based SBC (these CPUs are muuuch slower than Core2). If you can spring extra $$$ for a few more gigs of ram (these typically come with either 2 or 4GB of ram) and a 60GB SSD (18$ from aliexpress) you can get a fluid desktop experience for peanuts.
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    hojnikb got a reaction from Schmurtz in Changing to Chromium   
    I'd suggest using chromium:armhf on both arm and arm64 builds, as there really is no reason to use arm64 build of chromium, because it's more ram hungry and not faster on our ram limited boards. I've been using armhf version on PC2 for some time now and works just fine. Needs a tweak to get it working though.
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    hojnikb got a reaction from manuti in Kickstarter: Allwinner VPU support in the official Linux kernel   
    Even if they get h264 decoding working, its going to be a huge win for allwinner community.
    Having a working h265 isn't really all that useful to be honest, since the common chips (H3,H5 etc) only support 8 bit decoding, while most media i came across is encoded for 10 bit.
     
    h264 media on the other hand is still widely available, so having mainline support would be awesome. Now if someone would get this working under chrome or firefox, that would be a different ballgame
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    hojnikb got a reaction from valant in H6 boards: Orange Pi One Plus, Orange Pi 3 Plus and Pine H64   
    Any word on something like orange pi pc3 (lan and usb3)
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    hojnikb got a reaction from willmore in Mali support announced for mainline (Allwinner SOC's)   
    Sadly, a working MALI won't help with kodi/xbmc performance, as it's purely a OpenGL ES device and nothing else. For media playback, you need a working CedarX driver, which is a completely separate thing. Luckily it's being worked on in the form of Cedrus project.
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    hojnikb reacted to zador.blood.stained in Orange Pi 2G-IOT   
    Did you use this tutorial? http://surfero.blogspot.com.es/2017/04/freedompop-orange-pi-2g-iot.html
    Please note that I saw reports that microSIM slot had incorrect markings and people had to insert the card "backwards" to get it working. Also IMEI is all zeroes so make sure that your mobile operator is not unhappy about it.
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    hojnikb got a reaction from pfeerick in Quick Pinebook Preview / Review   
    How about just lifting minimum voltage in AXP to above that of protection circuit ? This way, axp will cut off battery before internal protection can kick in. Or if you're brave enough, just remove protection from the battery all together and let axp do it's thing
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    hojnikb got a reaction from dekip in Armbian for OrangePi PC2, AllWinner H5   
    try a different card and/or card reader. Obviously there is an issue, when burning the image.
    If PSU is causing issues, the board would reset. Its less likely that it would cause you not being able to login.
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    hojnikb got a reaction from jernej in OPI Prime board   
    PC+ was made before NAND started rapidly increasing in price.
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    hojnikb got a reaction from willmore in Armbian for OrangePi PC2, AllWinner H5   
    guess you're right, but its still a good learning experience
    Lesson learned; you can almost always do stuff with a single liner
     
    Thank you for this, i was not aware of the ftd* command
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    hojnikb got a reaction from manuti in Fix a damage SD card   
    If your card supports ERASE command (samsung cards to i believe) it's also a good idea to enable ERASE option in sdformatter. This will make the card factory fresh (all cells set to 1).
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    hojnikb got a reaction from kasparsd in Nanopi Neo 2   
    Well, most users will use crappy microusb power adapters, which are shit as you pointed out many times.
     
    As for A53 efficiency scaling, you can test it yourself. Beyond 1Ghz, power consumption ramps up quite high. I might do a test for each frequency/voltage to further illustrate that.
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    hojnikb got a reaction from Dariush in PINE64 Add Mali Driver to Armbian 5.25   
    if by multimedia you mean video decoding, then mali isn't the thing you're after (again, only does 3d, no 2d) but rather cedarX, which does video decoding in allwinner chips.
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    hojnikb got a reaction from Dariush in PINE64 Add Mali Driver to Armbian 5.25   
    Unless you want 3D opengl ES accelaration, you don't need mali driver.
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    hojnikb got a reaction from Bart in Random issues with nightly images on Orange Pi PC2   
    Maybe psu isnt really capable of 3A..
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    hojnikb reacted to Igor in Armbian for OrangePi PC2, AllWinner H5   
    @Christos
     
    Hold you horses. Perhaps you forgot that we do Armbian in our free time?
     
    https://docs.armbian.com/Release_Changelog/
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    hojnikb got a reaction from giacomo892 in Orange Pi PC DRAM: 0 MiB   
    maybe the dram chips are dead..
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    hojnikb got a reaction from Igor in A couple of issues   
    Great stuff, got it working