TonyMac32

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    TonyMac32 reacted to RussianNeuroMancer in nvidia jetson nano   
    I donated a couple of Jetson Nano to Armbian devs
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from RussianNeuroMancer in Banana Pi R2   
    Perhaps as an aid to our mutual understanding, would it be possible to link to a schematic and all released technical documents here, and provide an up to date image/layout of the board?  I see a few things on the Banana Pi site that are... awkward.  There are at least 2 revisions of the board on display with different port layouts, and the power jack next to the microUSB is labelled as "12 V"  is that accurate?  I don't know what that PMIC is off hand, so I'd be very unlikely to use that power jack unless you provided the adapter. 
     
    I think there is potential, however I am an automotive engineer, everything document I make must be defensible in a court of law, so I am very specific and I require a lot of verified documentation. 
     
    I am by no means looking for perfection, but it should be accurate enough that I can
    Follow it without destroying the device Compile a generic linux without relying explicitly on your repo. Observe something near the advertised performance specs during empirical testing Identify all the right parts found in documentation. We need a thread where @Lion Wang @Nora Lee and @sean.wang are following and replying as is needed.  We are not asking any questions that should be unexpected, most vendors provide schematics and most vendors have reasonably accurate datasheets.  Our feedback should be very carefully considered, we are an educated user base, something development teams almost never have access to.  We have people that use these single board computers in industrial and other applications, when they say "It would be really great if..."  They know what they're talking about.
     
    Now, I do not speak for the team, I only speak for myself and hopefully as a sane and intelligent individual:  My recommendation on getting Armbian support for boards is to come here, reach out to the Armbian community, and provide accurate and complete documents, ask us questions, listen to our answers, etc.
     
    Lion_Wang, the figure you posted shows WiFi + BT as OK, but you say it isn't complete.  I see it's listed as AP6212 here, but on the R2 manual it says:  " banana pi BPI-R2 have support MTK6625L wifi&BT 4.1 chip onboard. "  <---  That is the sort of thing that causes trouble and upsets people.
     
    The schematics are better than nothing, but they are scrubbed of IC names, values, etc, so really there is a limit to what value they are.  I do at least see +12V being specified there, and consistently through, so OK.  I was bracing myself for magic smoke everywhere...
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    TonyMac32 reacted to chwe in Very Small Platforms - Rockchip 3308 and Allwinner V3s   
    the RPi isn't a board I look long enough to it.. Glue it together and hopefully you don't have to spend more time with it at all..
     
     
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    TonyMac32 reacted to chwe in Very Small Platforms - Rockchip 3308 and Allwinner V3s   
    remember those dirt cheap android sticks you could buy years ago? The MK802.. I knew that I bought one years ago.. but didn't know for a long time that they're equipped with a AW A10... http://linux-sunxi.org/Rikomagic_mk802
     

     
    Well, seems that they're supported in mainline (u-boot and kernel).
     
    __ __ _ _____ ___ ____ | \/ | |/ ( _ ) / _ \___ \ | |\/| | ' // _ \| | | |__) | | | | | . \ (_) | |_| / __/ |_| |_|_|\_\___/ \___/_____| Welcome to Debian Stretch with Armbian Linux 5.1.7-sunxi System load: 2.26 1.12 0.43 Up time: 2 min Memory usage: 4 % of 999MB IP: CPU temp: 11°C Usage of /: 4% of 30G ... root@mk802:~# armbianmonitor -m Stop monitoring using [ctrl]-[c] Time CPU load %cpu %sys %usr %nice %io %irq CPU 21:44:11: 1008MHz 1.57 82% 30% 20% 0% 30% 0% 11.6°C 21:44:16: 1008MHz 1.68 19% 19% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10.9°C 21:44:21: 1008MHz 1.55 13% 13% 0% 0% 0% 0% 11.4°C 21:44:27: 1008MHz 1.42 22% 21% 0% 0% 0% 0% 11.2°C 21:44:32: 1008MHz 1.31 17% 14% 1% 0% 0% 0% 11.6°C 21:44:37: 1008MHz 1.20 21% 20% 0% 0% 0% 0% 11.0°C 21:44:43: 1008MHz 1.11 13% 13% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8.5°C well the thermal is a bit sloppy.. in fact the SoC was roughly 60°C at this time...
     
    and soldering UART to test points isn't as fun.. but it works
     
    and now imagine this board with sata instead of HDMI wired out.. (well maybe with the A20 instead of A10)..
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    TonyMac32 reacted to lanefu in Daily (tech related) news diet   
    That is NOT how I want to die.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from lanefu in Overlays   
    I'm not sure what will and won't be a worthy overlay to put directly into Armbian itself with the current script structure, I intend to document the ones I add here, @martinayotte may as well if he's bored.  :-P
     
    I will be focusing on RPi GPIO compatibles, since those are nice pre-packaged devices in general.  I have Tinker, RockPi 4, Le Potato/K2/C2, Tritium H2+/3/5, Rock64, Renegade, and some others.
     
    Everything here is a placeholder at the moment.
     
    Status   Tinker Le Potato Meson64 Renegade Tritium Automation Hat           Generic DAC (Pi)           MCC 118 DAQ           MicroDot PHAT           Inky WHAT (e-ink)           ENC28J60 for Pi                                                
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from lanefu in Overlays   
    I agree, which is why this is not under normal development as a topic.  There is the reality, however, that people buying RPi-shaped boards want support for RPi peripherals and accessories, so my thought is to discuss ways to support that, while implementing a few on a platform that only has 1 board with gpio anyway (Rockchip).  If it must be that I have a fork of the build system and stuff all of this in "user patches" then so be it, but I think we need to come up with a way to handle this per board rather than per family.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from lanefu in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    An RPi is not

    1) reliable
    2) the most cost-effective
    3) worth $35
    4) worth any more discussion.

    The position of this project stands, we will not support a failure prone, insecure, underperforming, inefficient, abysmally bandwidth throttled device. If an RPi 4 comes out that uses a sane bootloader and a useful SoC then this can be revisited.

    Do not continue your personal argument with Tido; it is not value-added, and your positions add nothing other than conflict. Mostly because you have no facts or reason for your position, and instead of trying to formulate something approaching a case for support resort to ad hominem attacks and downright inaccuracies. This is an unofficial warning to stop harassing the team because you aren't getting your way. The next will be official.

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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from Tido in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    An RPi is not

    1) reliable
    2) the most cost-effective
    3) worth $35
    4) worth any more discussion.

    The position of this project stands, we will not support a failure prone, insecure, underperforming, inefficient, abysmally bandwidth throttled device. If an RPi 4 comes out that uses a sane bootloader and a useful SoC then this can be revisited.

    Do not continue your personal argument with Tido; it is not value-added, and your positions add nothing other than conflict. Mostly because you have no facts or reason for your position, and instead of trying to formulate something approaching a case for support resort to ad hominem attacks and downright inaccuracies. This is an unofficial warning to stop harassing the team because you aren't getting your way. The next will be official.

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    TonyMac32 reacted to Neil Armstrong in Armbian EMMC Image for NanoPi-K2   
    Indeed you need to write fip/u-boot.bin at the second block (512bytes)
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from NicoD in Using different desktop environments on Armbian   
    I haven't looked too deeply into the compatibility/resource footprint, but for some HMI environments I like tiling managers https://awesomewm.org/
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    TonyMac32 reacted to balbes150 in Bring up for Odroid N2 (Meson G12B)   
    I added to the site new images 5.87 for N2 with kernel 5.1 which already have the necessary scripts to start the activation of multi-boot (n2_autoscript) and start the system from USB (boot.scr).
    If activation is already done, then after burning the image to USB media, you do not need to add\change anything. When you connect to N2 in the USB stick, the system automatically starts up. By the way, I checked the fast USB 3.0 flash drive on N2 , the speed is higher than the SD card. And when using USB-SSD , much faster than eMMC.
     
     
    p.s.
    After comparing the operation of the system with eMMC and with a good USB-SSD, I concluded that eMMC is not needed for N2 at all.
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    TonyMac32 reacted to Myy in The VPU driver   
    Here's a first draft of the patches I pulled from bbrezillon tree : https://github.com/Miouyouyou/RockMyy/tree/SplittingPatchesForVPU/patches/kernel/v5.1/VPU
    These are applied against mainline v5.1-rc5 kernels, and have been tested with Kwiboo's FFMPEG and a standard MPV.
     
    I'll try to test them, and adapt them, against v5.1 releases tomorrow. Then I'll re-arrange them and do a release of RockMyy.
     
    I'll then generate a FFmpeg package with Kwiboo's patch, using Kwiboo's tree, since bbrezillon's one doesn't integrate udev /dev/video node detection.
     
    And *then* I'll give the whole thing to test to @TonyMac32, who loves testing random VPU patches for Tinkerboards.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from gounthar in ROC-RK3399-PC (Renegade Elite)   
    I'm holding off until the DDR4 support is working in mainline, this board would be in the same unfortunate state as the RockPi 4/etc. once the u-boot is working properly we can get rk3399 all put into one happy family and get the support fixed.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from NicoD in Bring up for Odroid N2 (Meson G12B)   
    The connector is a mini-spox connector, I'd say I'd make you one, but I think shipping would be an issue. ;-)

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    TonyMac32 reacted to Dianne S. in w1_gpio module fails on ASUS Tinker Board   
    That fixed it!  Thanks so much for your quick response; that was fantastic.
     
    Regards,
     
    Dianne.
     
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from NicoD in Bring up for Odroid N2 (Meson G12B)   
    Cool.  2 different people reached out to HardKernel about a board for me, so I have one coming.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from guidol in Bring up for Odroid N2 (Meson G12B)   
    Cool.  2 different people reached out to HardKernel about a board for me, so I have one coming.
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    TonyMac32 reacted to JMCC in Le Potato / C2 / K2 4.19 LTS testing thread   
    BTW, seems like the Lima driver has been accepted for 5.2. Looking forward to seeing it released 
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    TonyMac32 reacted to Igor in Le Potato / C2 / K2 4.19 LTS testing thread   
    Tested upgrade/downgrade in all directions. Works, kernels updated ... 
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from Igor in Le Potato / C2 / K2 4.19 LTS testing thread   
    My machine is making images again, so I will also start working through these.

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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from sfx2000 in nvidia jetson nano   
    Assuming you have good Dupont connectors, yes.
     
    I use a 5V 14 A chassis supply adjusted to 5.25 for my mess, I think I've got the right barrel jack on it.  Been reworking some floating ground pins on a TRRS jack... 
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    TonyMac32 reacted to balbes150 in Announcement : Odroid N2   
    Soon to appear interesting device S9xxx . If you are interested, I will try to negotiate with the management of the company to send you samples.
     
    PS According to preliminary information, it should be a very interesting device.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from NicoD in Daily (tech related) news diet   
    Via hackaday

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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from qblueRed42 in Daily (tech related) news diet   
    Takes about the same amount of water to put out a burning Tesla as it does a burning oil rig...

    For sure electric scooters "work", but no one is going to drive 20 miles a day in rain/snow (short commute in US) on a scooter, so...

    The "starter" will be either personal interest by consumers (there is a little of that now finally) or maturation of the base technologies that are not dependant on the success of cars (battery, generation, motors without rare Earth's, etc) making them commercially viable. Without a mature technology these cars are like 18th century steam engines:. Cool, impractical, and likely to catch on fire.

    To be honest the grid can't handle these anyway, so massive point of delivery energy shortages are also in the way of broad deployment.

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