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by rvalles
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B
Replies: 73
Views: 54136

Re: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B

The problem I'm aware of with the current odroid is it uses Exynos4. That's the one with the major security hole used in the Samsung Galaxy S3, if I'm not wrong. It's also Cortex-A9, which is a poor choice right now that there's A15 and A7 out. The A7 is basically about as fast as the A9 per clock b...
by rvalles
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 12 volt lucky escape
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: 12 volt lucky escape

by rvalles
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B
Replies: 73
Views: 54136

Re: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B

That may be true of the OP, I confess that I have not researched his posts to see if he is promoting the cubieboard. It is interesting, but this forum is for "promoting" the Raspberry Pi. Though the discussion may bring up other products, people need to keep in mind the purpose of this forum! Discu...
by rvalles
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What to do with a Amiga A500+?
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: What to do with a Amiga A500+?

Of course, there's always cheaper alternatives. Try IRC, forums and such and you can probably find yourself a person with an Amiga which can get you started. As long as you have a serial cable, with little software (you're gonna need somebody to at least copy the AmigaOS 1.3 and/or 2.04 floppies int...
by rvalles
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B
Replies: 73
Views: 54136

Re: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B

That may be true of the OP, I confess that I have not researched his posts to see if he is promoting the cubieboard. It is interesting, but this forum is for "promoting" the Raspberry Pi. Though the discussion may bring up other products, people need to keep in mind the purpose of this forum! Discu...
by rvalles
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What to do with a Amiga A500+?
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: What to do with a Amiga A500+?

If you're interested on making floppies for it, you'd need a standard floppy drive (a pc one is fine) and kryoflux: http://www.kryoflux.com/ http://www.softpres.org/ Then you can recreate all the floppies you need/want from any amiga floppy disk images out there. Also look into: http://amiga.org/ ht...
by rvalles
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MB with SATA and 1 GLAN - possible??
Replies: 32
Views: 27564

Re: MB with SATA and 1 GLAN - possible??

MAC is inside the SoC. PHY is an external chip. If the MAC doesn't support gigabit, you're out of luck. One option would be a usb gigabit ethernet (chinese sites probably sell very cheap ones). USB2 bw is some 540mbit/s. You could, say, use the slow built-in one for Internet and the other one for LAN.
by rvalles
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New ARM board: cubieboard
Replies: 21
Views: 10792

Re: New ARM board: cubieboard

Worth noting cubieboard "push for fabricating 1000+" via indiegogo will end today:

http://www.indiegogo.com/cubieboard?a=1704773
by rvalles
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MB with SATA and 1 GLAN - possible??
Replies: 32
Views: 27564

Re: MB with SATA and 1 GLAN - possible??

See the cubieboard:
http://www.indiegogo.com/cubieboard?a=1704773

CPU 3x as fast as Raspberry's, 1GB RAM, SATA. Only missing the GbE. $59.
by rvalles
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Desktop use MK802 vs Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 3221

Re: Desktop use MK802 vs Pi

Consider the cubieboard: http://www.indiegogo.com/cubieboard?a=1704773 Note that it's ARM Cortex-A8, which is ARMv7. That's 2x as fast per clock as ARMv6, meaning 3x as fast considering the clock difference. Keeps being 3x if you overclock both the pi and the cubie. Besides that, the real ethernet a...
by rvalles
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Netbooks are dead, long live chromebooks
Replies: 9
Views: 2440

Re: Netbooks are dead, long live chromebooks

The current generation are garbage anyway. The only thing going for them is they have a keyboard. That they're trying to sell these things with nasty TN screens at 1366x768 while nexus 10 is out there doing AMOLED 2560x1600 is sort of a bad joke. I expect the next generation of netbooks and laptops ...
by rvalles
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B
Replies: 73
Views: 54136

Cubieboard vs RaspberryPi B

Found this relatively interesting board in rpi price range. Official site: http://cubieboard.org/ They sold small numbers last month and are now trying to fund a 1k+ run via indiegogo: http://www.indiegogo.com/cubieboard Some difference highlights from specs: 1G ARMv7 cortex-A8 processor (2x as fast...
by rvalles
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is anyone actually trying to use Raspbian for desktop use?
Replies: 48
Views: 13737

Re: Is anyone actually trying to use Raspbian for desktop us

With the 512MB RAM upgrade, it'll be significantly more usable for desktop purposes, in terms of actually being able to run a few applications without instantly running out of memory. Then the bottleneck will be the lack of a proper X driver. Right now CPU has to do all the drawing, as X only uses t...
by rvalles
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Does leaving your Pi on all the time do anything???
Replies: 4
Views: 12251

Re: Does leaving your Pi on all the time do anything???

Mine's on 24/7, doing distributed.net. It's overclocked with the highest (1GHz) profile, even.

Doesn't have a heatsink and it's not even hot. (tops at around 50C).
by rvalles
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cheap ARM board running off USB & run linux?
Replies: 3
Views: 1751

Re: Cheap ARM board running off USB & run linux?

It's missing the cubieboard: http://cubieboard.org
by rvalles
Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Alternative if you want to spend a lot more
Replies: 16
Views: 5458

Re: Alternative if you want to spend a lot more

The most promising from my pov is, at $49, the cubieboard. Cortex-A8 1-1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, 4GB flash, SATA2, two USB2 ports (not a hub), Ethernet (not USB, but MAC @ SoC). It just blows the pi away. It makes me wonder if the broadcom chip rpi uses wasn't the right choice after all, seeing what this ve...
by rvalles
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New ARM board: cubieboard
Replies: 21
Views: 10792

Re: New ARM board: cubieboard

This is looking awesome. I'm looking forward to general availability of these boards.
by rvalles
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Alternative if you want to spend a lot more
Replies: 16
Views: 5458

Re: Alternative if you want to spend a lot more

The most promising from my pov is, at $49, the cubieboard. Cortex-A8 1-1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, 4GB flash, SATA2, two USB2 ports (not a hub), Ethernet (not USB, but MAC @ SoC). It just blows the pi away. It makes me wonder if the broadcom chip rpi uses wasn't the right choice after all, seeing what this ver...
by rvalles
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition
Replies: 8
Views: 2338

Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition

I'm more interested in the engine remake as free software, which has good BG1 and BG2 support and likely already works on the pi:

http://www.gemrb.org/
by rvalles
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Wine on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 163
Views: 158435

Re: Wine on Raspberry Pi

Hm, what about qemu-user (to x86 or amd64) + wine?
by rvalles
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New AllWinner board supposedly available soon
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Re: New AllWinner board supposedly available soon

Crappy. I don't even see a SATA port (A10 has builtin SATA controller).

I'm hoping somebody will make a proper breakout board for the A10, but so far it hasn't happened.
by rvalles
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: command line music making
Replies: 22
Views: 9221

Re: command line music making

If GUI is also fine, raspbian (probably debian too) has milkytracker, and it works well.

Just don't make the window too big. Due to the lack of 2d accel the CPU has to draw the scrolling patterns as modules play, and with big windows it can't keep up and the ui stops responding.
by rvalles
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: No sound in Hexxeh R3 image
Replies: 1
Views: 2031

Re: No sound in Hexxeh R3 image

There's an alsa driver but it's pretty early. Be sure you're up to date with rpi-update. Install alsa-utils. modprobe snd_bcm2835 If your HDMI screen reports being audio-capable and you want to force the earphone jack: amixer cset numid=3 1 If it doesn't work, don't complain. The driver is being wri...
by rvalles
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: AROS (AmigaOS API-compatible)
Replies: 106
Views: 33704

Re: AROS (AmigaOS API-compatible)

That's awesome, and they apparently have SD card images ready to test on the pi:
http://www.aros-broadway.de/downloads/index.html

I'm gonna do just that in a moment. Fun.
by rvalles
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: AROS (AmigaOS API-compatible)
Replies: 106
Views: 33704

AROS (AmigaOS API-compatible)

I've tested running the linux-hosted ARM version of AROS on raspbian. It works. The build I used is: AROS-20120612-linux-arm-system It does however apparently require 24bit depth. I used a tightvncserver with 24bit and xtightvncviewer to display it on the 16bit pi's X server, in order to work that a...

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