TonyMac32

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    TonyMac32 reacted to PDP11 in Le Potato / C2 / K2 4.19 LTS testing thread   
    One Potato, two Potato:  I picked up the smaller 1gb board as a backup to my 2gb Potato running:
     
    Linux lepotato 4.19.20-meson64 #5.75 SMP PREEMPT Fri Feb 8 10:08:40 CET 2019 aarch64 GNU/Linux
     
    So thanks for fixing that issue for the 1gb boards!  I also pulled up a browser to push it a little, and am impressed with the swap tuning/optimization even when using just the sd card.  An emmc is in my future, but for now on a casual use basis, I can't tell much of a difference in responsiveness between either the 1 or 2gb version for medium duty use.  Nice work.  It's why I like Armbian for tweaking the internals as compared to just a standard install.  I think attention to hard core swap tuning paid off so I don't have to mess with it!
     
    No problem with a wireless dongle (model EDUP-AC-1619 [Realtek RTL8811AU]), even when hotplugged.  Mind blown.  Sometimes on the 5.8g side, I'll have to connect to a "hidden" network that actually isn't hidden, and has good signal strength once connected.  Or even if the 5.8ghz signal is not detected, it *eventually* finds and connects.  Who knows if it's the network manager, driver, or whatever.  Not a showstopper, no big deal.  Small beans.
     
    Monitor:  22-inch HP22CWA.  Armbian looks great with default monitor settings.
     
    Note: I still power-off in the terminal (tricking the blob) using
    sudo shutdown -H now
    and everything shuts down nicely leaving only the red led on the Potato illuminated, and the display falls asleep.  I don't use the XFCE4 shutdown, logout, or restart functions but rely on the terminal instead.  
     
    You guys are rockin' my Potatoes!
     
     
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    TonyMac32 reacted to sfx2000 in What does your workbench look like?   
    Hehe - my first calculator back when I was 12 or so...
     
    http://www.vintagecalculators.com/html/novus_650_-mathbox-.html
     
    So stepping into HP RPN calcs was not a problem
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from sfx2000 in What does your workbench look like?   
    I see dust and overpriced coffee... 
     
    I have a 50G as part of having been an EE major.  The professors wouldn't support the TI hardware.  And, since I'd done assembly coding of an 8087 math co-processor, RPN made perfect sense to me right away...    I also got the 50 and not the 49 because the 49 was complete garbage, quality wise.
     
     
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from Tido in Pi-Factor power solution   
    Because the board is intended to work on any Pi-shaped board that can be powered via gpio, Like a Pi, Le Potato, etc. A lot of those don't pull as much as the ATB.

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    TonyMac32 reacted to PDP11 in Le Potato general topics   
    My Potato is up, with the latest Armbian Stretch desktop.  Thanks to all involved - VERY nice.
     
    I don't push it very hard - just an initial install, configuration (armbian-config), update, and mostly back to just keyboard and mouse and shell.  You guys made this so easy..
     
    Some minor issues, but that's part of the fun.   I might see if I can slim the whole thing down using latest Busybox, which built perfectly first time out of the gate.  Not an expert at doing a busybox system wide replacement, so don't hold your breath.
     
    Basically just a quick hello and thanks to everyone for the project.
     
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    TonyMac32 reacted to martinayotte in Board LED (RockPi 4b),   
    Since 5.0.y is now committed, I'm now going back to the task of getting rid of this old U-Boot SPL 2017.09-armbian ...
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    TonyMac32 reacted to hipboi in Board LED (RockPi 4b),   
    You can release it. We will polish the schematic formats and release it anyway...
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    TonyMac32 reacted to martinayotte in Board LED (RockPi 4b),   
    RockPi-4B was simply copied from RockPro64 as a template.
    I was thinking the reverse, and started exploring half hour to try Mainline U-Boot v2019.01 working with RockPro64, but it doesn't seem to be trivial for now (defconfig issues).
    I will investigate more later ... For now, my task is to have 5.0.y on all my RK3399 boards : RockPro64 is done, now testing OrangePi-RK3399, next will be my NanoPCT4 and RockPi-4B ...
     
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from jpegxguy in RK3328 Kernel   
    Well, let's avoid other distros and their management as far as discussion topics go.  That's  a bummer, and your patches are welcome here.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from suberimakuri in RK3328 Kernel   
    @jpegxguy  For the mainline ethernet tx/rx delays, were those just copied from the Rock64 or were they empirically determined?  They're caused by trace impedance/etc, so they're tied to the specific hardware.  I'll dig up the thread/tool Ayufan and Tkaiser were using and see what I get, there might be some more to gain there, since obviously the default ones are fairly bad.
     
    @Igor Any argument against moving Ayufan's RK3328 mainline to "next" and putting true mainline at "dev"?  I think it's to the point that 5.1/5.2 are nearly to RK3288 levels of support in mainline.
     
    [edit]  Fixed the lower USB port on Renegade.
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    TonyMac32 reacted to Vonor in RockPi 4b 'board bring up'   
    Yeah I actually missed out that part. My bad.
     
    However, that didn't work for me. After copying the files and rebooting I get this in dmesg.
     
    $ dmesg | grep -i sdio [ 2.424208] mmc0: new ultra high speed SDR104 SDIO card at address 0001 [ 7.256738] brcmfmac: brcmf_fw_alloc_request: using brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio for chip BCM4345/9 [ 7.300520] brcmfmac mmc0:0001:1: Direct firmware load for brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt failed with error -2 [ 8.304313] brcmfmac: brcmf_sdio_htclk: HT Avail timeout (1000000): clkctl 0x50  
     
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    TonyMac32 reacted to yam1 in What does your workbench look like?   
    Here is mine:
     

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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from suberimakuri in RK3328 Kernel   
    @jpegxguy  For the mainline ethernet tx/rx delays, were those just copied from the Rock64 or were they empirically determined?  They're caused by trace impedance/etc, so they're tied to the specific hardware.  I'll dig up the thread/tool Ayufan and Tkaiser were using and see what I get, there might be some more to gain there, since obviously the default ones are fairly bad.
     
    @Igor Any argument against moving Ayufan's RK3328 mainline to "next" and putting true mainline at "dev"?  I think it's to the point that 5.1/5.2 are nearly to RK3288 levels of support in mainline.
     
    [edit]  Fixed the lower USB port on Renegade.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from Tido in Official Asus Tinker Board Case   
    Another Tinker "case", this time one geared toward the developer who needs to access pins/jumpers: http://electricgraveyard.com/index.php/2019/03/07/asus-tinker-open-case-diy-kit/
     
    Instead of flooding the forum with 100000 pictures, leave it over there.   The TL;DR is that it has a much nicer cooler included than the board gets initially, and the base itself is a nice stamping.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from gounthar in ROC-RK3399-PC (Renegade Elite)   
    Potentially a WIP/csc until Armbian in general properly supports rk3399.  This isn't so much a libre computer issue as it is a u-boot/kernel issue, all Rockchip boards with high-spec ram have been a challenge to support because the Rockchip binary blobs aren't so great sometimes.  I have this board, I can test any PR's in the meantime while I clean up some other stuff
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    TonyMac32 reacted to NicoD in Armbian in 3D   
    Here with round shapes. There's a black part on the feet that need to be colored. With the rounded one the eyes should be a little bit smaller.
    I also like it. Tomorrow I'll also try to make a sky background.

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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from suberimakuri in RK3328 Kernel   
    @suberimakuri:
     
    ____ _ | _ \ ___ _ __ ___ __ _ __ _ __| | ___ | |_) / _ \ '_ \ / _ \/ _` |/ _` |/ _` |/ _ \ | _ < __/ | | | __/ (_| | (_| | (_| | __/ |_| \_\___|_| |_|\___|\__, |\__,_|\__,_|\___| |___/ Welcome to ARMBIAN 5.76 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 4.20.13-rockchip64 System load: 0.02 0.17 0.11 Up time: 8 min Memory usage: 14 % of 1998MB IP: 10.0.0.47 CPU temp: 48°C Usage of /: 12% of 15G [ General system configuration (beta): armbian-config ] So that works, although missing a USB port (bottom USB2 is not with us).
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from NicoD in Armbian in 3D   
    I almost think you should maintain some hard angularity to it, as the 2D.  Very nice though!
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    TonyMac32 reacted to Redferne in ROC-RK3399-PC (Renegade Elite)   
    Success, Used the dts from here rk3399-roc-pc.dts and merged some of the kernel config from here firefly_linux_defconfig and presto! I have a booting Armbian image for the Renegade Elite 
     
     
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    TonyMac32 reacted to sfx2000 in Armbian in 3D   
    @NicoD - Nice concept...
     
    Put some muscles on the penguin - big ARM's for Armbian...
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    TonyMac32 reacted to Igor in New administrator   
    @lanefu will help around admin duties.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from NicoD in Pine H64 Model B   
    I have one in the mail, was told the Armbian H64 image works except for Ethernet, I'm guessing there's a small hardware difference that needs reflected in DTS.  Or I'm completely wrong, until I can see, I cannot know.
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from Myy in The VPU driver   
    Haha. I still need to do that thermal comparison between factory, my Frankenstein above, and the nice case they sent me. It is far superior to the factory cooler, although it would still throttle in your situation.

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    TonyMac32 reacted to Myy in The VPU driver   
    Yeah... well.. went without it, with just a passive cooler while powered through a USB charger. #SoRebel #MuchRockchip
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    TonyMac32 got a reaction from Myy in The VPU driver   
    That's the only reasonable way to do something stressful with an RK3288.  I'd add GPIO powering on top of that to be sure, since it not thermal throttling presents challenges for everything else in the system that might not have anticipated pulling 15 Watts for over an hour.