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  1. pine64.com has declared, that in general they do not have the means to contract people in order to get their products ready for everyday use. I think it is wrong if free software people who make essential contributions do not get compensation. Fact is, free software people have not been able to device a scheme to make that happen. Do you have one? If pine64.com were to utilize what ever people contribute, paying no compensation, making money on it and bunker the money for their own uses, then it would be an abusive behavior. Can you document that that is what pine64.com is doing? Else you are engaging in derogative claims.
  2. It is. Like on other fields, it appears to be a matter of getting it organized. Free software people do not have a trusted entity to evaluate projects. A single placeholder which can evaluate a project technically, promote the project and run a crowd funding. I do not see websites like crowd supply being such an entity. 400000usd sounds like a lot of money. But it is not. It is 40000 people paying 10usd. If you knew that most likely the public would get a blue print of an open source 802.11 wifi card, wouldn't you pay the 10usd? Pay 10usd for a notebook that adheres to the free software foundation's respect your freedom requirements? https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/en/ Can you list them? Are you referring to the mit license matter? If so, I do not agree with you. It is like some free software people have not realized, that a license similar to the mit license grants more freedom, not less. If a person wants to use a gpl license, I do not mind it. But a mit license grants more options. And the part which is free stays free. A mit license does not stop any person from adding to the work and making the added part free. But about a mit license people can protect what they have added and that may be preferable for the public. Let us say a manufacturer builds a mainboard originating from open source licensed information. Then adds some non open source parts. Maybe the mainboard can be useful to free software people, because the mainboard still is workable without the non free parts functioning. That is the approach of riscv. riscv.org And the business model of sifive.com The main part stays free. My understanding is that openwifi has made the same decision.
  3. https://www.pine64.org/2020/10/28/nutcracker-challenge-blob-free-wifi-ble/
  4. https://github.com/open-sdr/openwifi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW6-6N_EtrY The goal is to release open source technical blue prints of an 802.11 wifi card. Ready for manufacturing. Hiring people for the task would be about 400000usd. At the present time such funds are not at hand. Openwifi got a nlnet.nl grant. Next move is to build a fpga wifi card device. Please comment if you think there will be a market for such a device? Which price should it have? Should a crowd funding get started, do you know companies willing to join a double up crowd funding? Thank you.
  5. it appears the pins on the esp8266 12e are also on the orange pi one. Can I connect the pins to an armbian orange pi one and then test the esp8266 12e? I want to test if wifi works. Is required software present in armbian? Or should I get an usb adapter https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1pm33XifrK1RjSspbq6A4pFXaf.jpg?width=1000&height=1000&hash=2000 and utilize a x86 gnulinux computer? It says the esp8266 12e supports i2c. Does the orange pi one have i2c pins, such that I can test the wifi of the esp8266 12e from an i2c connection on the armbian orange pi one? Is required software present in armbian? Thanks.
  6. Nothing was connected. You are supposed to run command flashrom -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev0.0,spispeed=512 with nothing connected. And if it returns Calibrating delay loop... OK. No EEPROM/flash device found. Note: flashrom can never write if the flash chip isn't found automatically. then there is a chance that spi works on the computer. Like I wrote, on the raspberry pi 0 it returns Using clock_gettime for delay loops (clk_id: 1, resolution: 1ns). No EEPROM/flash device found Still the raspberry pi 0 was able to flash the flashchip.
  7. How you can test if spi will work. On libreboot's homepage this test command is displayed: ./flashrom -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev0.0,spispeed=512 It should return Calibrating delay loop... OK. No EEPROM/flash device found. Note: flashrom can never write if the flash chip isn't found automatically. ./flashrom -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev0.0,spispeed=512 does not work on the raspberry pi 0 and orange pi one. It returns No such file or directory flashrom -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev0.0,spispeed=512 returns Using clock_gettime for delay loops (clk_id: 1, resolution: 1ns). No EEPROM/flash device found. Note: flashrom can never write if the flash chip isn't found automatically. on both the raspberry pi 0 and orange pi one. Since the raspberry pi 0 can flash the flashchip of a thinkpad t400 then maybe the orange pi one also can flash it. Because both return the same message from flashrom -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev0.0,spispeed=512
  8. Thank you. After I corrected the code, it might work. Command sudo ls -l /dev/spi* returns crw------- 1 root root 153, 0 jan 30 /dev/spidev0.0 Are there commands such that you can verify if spi has set? mosi miso ceo_n sclk On a raspberry pi 0 command sudo ls -l /dev/spi* returns crw-rw----1 root spi 153, 0 jan 30 /dev/spidev0.0 crw-rw----1 root spi 153, 1 jan 30 /dev/spidev0.1 On orange pi one it says crw. On raspberry pi 0 it says crw-rw. A raspberry pi 0 can flash the flashchip of a thinkpad t400. Can the orange pi one do it, if the orange pi one's spi says crw and not crw-rw?
  9. I installed newest armbian buster having version 5.4.14-sunxi. Is that current or not legacy? Armbianenvtxt is verbosity=1 logo=disabled console=both disp_mode=1920x1080p60 overlay_prefix=sun8i-h3 rootdev=UUID= rootfstype=ext4 overlays=spi-spidev param_spinor_spi_bus=0 usbstoragequirks= It does not work. Command sudo ls -l /dev/spi* returns ls: cannot access '/dev/spi*': No such file or directory On raspberry pi you enable spi this way https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/spi/README.md
  10. orange pi one armbian buster purged non free software I installed flashrom. In sudo armbian-config -> system settings -> toogle hardware I marked spi-spidev. Saved. Restarted computer. /dev/spi* displays nothing. How can I enable spi in armbian? Thank you.
  11. https://components101.com/sites/default/files/component_pin/Beaglebone-Black-Pinout.png I could not find a picture numbering the pins on an orange pi one. Up right pin by the arrow is pin1, pin below pin1 is pin2 and pin left to pin1 is pin3. http://www.orangepi.org/images/orangepione_info.jpg I want to use an orange pi one to install libreboot on a thinkpad t400's flashchip. Which of the following pins on the beaglebone black's p9 corresponds to which pins on the orange pi one? beaglebone black pin 17 -> ? 18 -> ? 21 -> ? 22 -> ? gnd -> ? 3.3v -> ? How much ampere can the 3.3v pin on the orange pi one provide? The orange pi one's psu is 5v and 4a. Thank you.
  12. Which is fastest and how much faster? The h3 or a64? Thank you.
  13. https://forum.armbian.com/topic/11857-free-software-supported-wifi-card-phone-usable-esp8089-esp8266-esp32/ It says, that adding an usb ar9271 wifi card to a pinephone is not feasible because the wifi card uses to much power. How much power is acceptable for an usb ar9271 wifi card to use? I do not have extended equipment. I made the following arrangement. One pc. Connected an usb power meter. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61fKDfC3pgL._AC_SL1000_.jpg Connected an usb ar9271 wifi card to the usb power meter. Started an youtube video. After that downloaded an ubuntu image. Distance to router about 10yards. One brick wall. Usb power meter displayed about 5.1v and 0.16a. Is that much? To much to use on a pinephone? The modem on the pinephone has an usb connection. About the modem, why is the power consumption not a problem? I know connecting an usb ar9271 wifi card to a samsung i9100 replicant phone is working terrible. Infrequent disconnects, battery power level has to be above 90%. Thanks.
  14. Is it? armbian-config -> system -> nightfly Then system -> default Thank you.
  15. You were right. I bought a sd card and the computer works.
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