gounthar

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    gounthar reacted to hexdump in How to get Armbian running on a X86_64 with multiboot?   
    @TRS-80 - i would recommend a kukui = mt8183 chromebook - you can get them used for really cheap (around 100 $ or euro) and it looks like with v5.18 and a few patches on top nearly everything is working (except external display via usb-c and the webcams on some models - on most models the webcam is usb video class and thus even working) and you do not have to struggle with all the pain points of the pinebook pro like strange noises and a really lowest quality touchpad ...
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    gounthar reacted to TRS-80 in How to get Armbian running on a X86_64 with multiboot?   
    I have been wanting to buy one for what seems like months (a year?) now and they have not been able to do a production run due to the supply chain shortages (mainly screens, apparently).  I follow them pretty closely, there was some hope maybe after CNY 2022 but then they announced no they could not source screens after all.
     
    So your information is really timely @hexdump, thanks a lot for that. 
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    gounthar reacted to MR01 in Bridging Wi-Fi to Ethernet   
    I made a guide after resolving the problem on my own after many not working guides.
     
     
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    gounthar reacted to NeoFax in Can you help test desktop images   
    I would like to do this.  I have a Orange Pi 3 LTS and a Orange Pi Zero 2 Plus.  I have plenty of SD cards and some time in the evenings to do this and it helps me out.  I also have a Raspberry Pi 4b 4gb, and plan on purchasing a RockPro64 soon and in the future a RK3588 system and a cheap RISC-V system.
     
    Sorry, my github ID is NeoFax75.
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    gounthar reacted to kelso in Kobol Helios64 on Sale   
    Hi Folks
     
    I am selling my KOBOL64. It is completely brand new. It has never been switched on, when I received it we had just bought a new house and we were busy with the move. I took it out of the box once to take a look and then got stuck into a renovation project at home and ended up forgetting about the NAS until recently.  My house renovations are not finished and I will not have time to tinker with this for many more months so am selling it. I have the extra SSD bay holder purchased?
     
    I am located in Australia and can send anywhere.  
     
    MORAL of the story, think hard before renovating your house and then consciously decide not to renovate. 
     
     
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    gounthar got a reaction from lanefu in How to get Armbian running on a X86_64 with multiboot?   
    Nope, I do like Debian, but the laptop I got is very specific (Asus) and it looks like the only supported distros are Arch based.
     
    Thanks a lot @hexdumpfor this detailed workaround.
    I could go the arm laptop/chromebook route, of course. Most of my use will be web surfing and using my x86 Linux laptop through vnc, so I don't need a powerful laptop.
    I tried to buy the PineBook Pro a long time ago, at the very worst moment (just when it disappeared from the store in fact). It never came back.
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    gounthar reacted to TRS-80 in How to get Armbian running on a X86_64 with multiboot?   
    Do you have something against regular vanilla Debian?  As a long time Debian user myself, I would feel much more out of my depth on Manjaro, personally.
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    gounthar reacted to hexdump in How to get Armbian running on a X86_64 with multiboot?   
    @gounthar - if you are looking for arm laptops for use with linux, then you should also consider arm chromebooks. best supported are the mediatek mt8183 based kukui and the snapdragon 7c based trogdor devices - nearly everything is working for them with mainline with only very few to no patches required and they are available used or new really cheap (by a factor lower than any other arm laptop option). both have 8 cores, 4gb (some 8gb) ram and 64+/-gb fast emmc. performance wise they are above odroid n2 level. if you can get (not easy due to supply issues) or build (there are a few docs with instructions online) a suzyqable you even get features like a serial console on a laptop which you usually never get. the build quality and reliability of such chromebooks is usually way higher as for average sbc's and with mainline on the above mentioned series you get: panfrost gpu support, working suspend/resume and power saving modes, working wifi, bt, sound and for most of them even camera(s). maybe have a look at cadmium: https://github.com/Maccraft123/Cadmium or my linux on arm chromebooks page: https://github.com/hexdump0815/linux-mainline-on-arm-chromebooks to get started.
     
    the best supported other arm laptop is the a few years old lenovo c630 (not the chromebook version) and it is still missing some basic functionality here and there (sleep/suspend etc.). another option - the pinebook pro - is in a different performance and quality league (sadly downwards).
     
    best wishes - hexdump
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    gounthar reacted to TRS-80 in How to get Armbian running on a X86_64 with multiboot?   
    If the (one) disk is large enough, you could also dual boot.
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    gounthar reacted to Igor in How to get Armbian running on a X86_64 with multiboot?   
    If you already have grub, DD-ing partition will also work. But, yes, this hacking is not very user friendly and has to be sorted out.
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    gounthar reacted to Igor in How to get Armbian running on a X86_64 with multiboot?   
    This part is under construction. Its pretty much turnkey live build. If you plan to run it from USB, you just flash and run. I do this for two build runner machines where internal SSD is used for data storage (KVM images). Boot from USB is more then enough.
     
    When I was installing Armbian on Threadripper I burned image to USB key, boot from another and DD Armbian directly to SATA boot drive. So I had a fresh start with auto expansion to that boot drive. Which is 64Gb SATA SSD. Those are viable workarounds for now ...
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    gounthar reacted to NicoD in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Take care of yourself and those around you. Best of luck. These things can wait. Cheers.
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    gounthar reacted to JMCC in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Not AFAIK, and also ISP camera support was planned but I am not sure of the current status. I think those are the two main points why someone would like to stay using legacy.
     
    I wanted to do some standard packages for all distros in mainline, but I have been overloaded since some time ago, and I am not sure when will I be able to have a look at it. I will announce if it becomes ready.
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    gounthar reacted to balbes150 in Board Bring Up Station P2 rk3568, M2 rk3566   
    The described steps are intended for the device, as it leaves the factory, multi-boot is not activated in the factory firmware, you activated it yourself. You have already changed the state of your device (activating multi-boot changes the contents of eMMC and SPI, and changes the entire logic of starting systems from external media, not allowing you to start systems with a new format). In fact, the primary "activation\inclusion of multi-boot" is the transfer of the "old" (which does not know how to launch new systems from external media) version of u-boot to SPI. Until multiloading is fixed to work with new launch formats, multiloading needs to be disabled. I have already written to the Firefly developers what needs to be fixed in the multiload so that it works with all systems (with new and old formats). The correction is simple (just a few lines), but so far there is no answer from them.
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    gounthar reacted to umiddelb in Looking for recommendations on modestly priced ARM powered server board   
    This board might meet your requirements, except of the price tag ... you may regard it as an upper bound.
     
    https://www.solid-run.com/arm-servers-networking-platforms/honeycomb-workstation/
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    gounthar got a reaction from hartraft in What would be the beefiest armv7 platform?   
    I do love the XU4, but it only sports 2GB of RAM.
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    gounthar reacted to umiddelb in What would be the beefiest armv7 platform?   
    The Utilite Pro has 2GB of RAM only, the Cubox-i has a variant (4x4) with 4 GB. Both share the same imx6 SoC, which is way slower than the Exynos 5422 from the XU4.
    The Utilite Pro uses an internal msata ssd (which can be replaced), the Cubox-i has an esata connector (both with 3.0 Gbps).
     
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    gounthar reacted to balbes150 in Board Bring Up Station P2 rk3568, M2 rk3566   
    https://en.t-firefly.com/product/industry/itx3588j
     
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    gounthar reacted to perlian in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    I was very happy to realize that the raspberry is now also supported. Many have waited a long time for this.
    I immediately wrote an article about it on gnulinux.ch.
    Hopefully this will not be a half-hearted project.
    I also think it would be an advantage if Armbian would appear as a distribution on the Raspberry download page
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    gounthar reacted to sfx2000 in Support for Apple M1   
    Just noticed how small the M1 MacMini mainboard is... 
     
    I'm surprised it even has a fan, they could have done a heat pipe to the housing, and that likely would have been "good enough"  - that's the nice thing about my MBAir-M1, no fans, it's dead silent.
     

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    gounthar reacted to sfx2000 in What would be the beefiest armv7 platform?   
    Something to consider for your CI/CD pipeline...
     
    https://www.servethehome.com/oracle-cloud-giving-away-ampere-arm-a1-instances-always-free/
     
    There is always AWS, but that ain't free...
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    gounthar got a reaction from Igor in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    The kernel got correctly updated tonight.
     
    Welcome to Armbian 22.02.1 Focal with bleeding edge Linux 5.16.10-bcm2711 Docker now works.
    Thanks a lot for your work.
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    gounthar reacted to umiddelb in What would be the beefiest armv7 platform?   
    I'd consider this one ... https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/odroid-xu4-special-price/ 
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    gounthar reacted to Igor in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    https://github.com/armbian/build/pull/3502
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    gounthar reacted to lunixoid in Last revision FFMPEG cedrus264 patched: review and test request   
    Yes, hw decoding works out of the box for mainline linux kernel.