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by AntonAV
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Khadas Vim: new ARM SBC kid on the block
Replies: 23
Views: 5309

Re: Khadas Vim: new ARM SBC kid on the block

There literally hundreds of Chinese SB / TV Box / TV Stick / Android Tablet They all have one big issue Support, or rather a lack of... ...pay your money and take a chance the device will function. How many run Ubuntu Mate 16.04 too? Of course official support is THE big question. I only posted aft...
by AntonAV
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Khadas Vim: new ARM SBC kid on the block
Replies: 23
Views: 5309

Re: Khadas Vim: new ARM SBC kid on the block

re fan http://forum.khadas.com/t/cooing-fan-assemble-guidance/252 so it probably needs some cooling to get full speed .. some other info https://www.avforums.com/threads/khadas-vim-an-open-source-tv-box.2067207/ A cooling fan would be the first mechanical component on the SBC and therefore be the f...
by AntonAV
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Khadas Vim: new ARM SBC kid on the block
Replies: 23
Views: 5309

Re: Khadas Vim: new ARM SBC kid on the block

There literally hundreds of Chinese SB / TV Box / TV Stick / Android Tablet They all have one big issue Support, or rather a lack of... ...pay your money and take a chance the device will function. How many run Ubuntu Mate 16.04 too? Of course official support is THE big question. I only posted aft...
by AntonAV
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Khadas Vim: new ARM SBC kid on the block
Replies: 23
Views: 5309

Re: Khadas Vim: new ARM SBC kid on the block

texy wrote:Not directly connected to Pi, so moving to off topic.
Sales of 13 million + SBCs - no1 on Earth - but still scared of discussing any competition = sign of psychological weakness!
Disappointed :(
by AntonAV
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Khadas Vim: new ARM SBC kid on the block
Replies: 23
Views: 5309

Khadas Vim: new ARM SBC kid on the block

Chinese Khadas Vim An Open Source TV Box Unboxing and Review | 10bit 4k HDR H265 Video Decoding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaveOHJtK48 Plus: USB C, hardware video decoding, 2 GB RAM, eMMC, both Ubuntu and Android OSes, good documentation http://docs.khadas.com/basics/FirmwareResources/ Minus: n...
by AntonAV
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?
Replies: 61
Views: 6553

Re: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?

The biggest limitation at the moment is not processor or IO speed but RAM (just open a few web pages with chromium and it will slow down while swapping). . Would something like zRam help here? https://github.com/novaspirit/rpi_zram For compiling on a RPi it was a big success: https://www.youtube.co...
by AntonAV
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?
Replies: 145
Views: 135214

Re: Raspbian Jessie (64bit) for RPi3?

I understand that backward compatibility is very important Only to those people who looks backwards. To people who look forwards 32bits is not the future. Well how much penetration does RPF have in the Education market? Mainly UK and early adopters in other countries. <0.1% of world schools? How ma...
by AntonAV
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?
Replies: 61
Views: 6553

Re: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?

Whether educationally beneficial or not, we already accept that anything which sells more Pi helps the RPF goals in generating more revenue, as with the CM range. "Educational benefit" may not be the be all and end all of reasons to add features to the Pi, but having an educational benefit certainl...
by AntonAV
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?
Replies: 61
Views: 6553

Re: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?

The Raspberry Pi boards are not "educational tools" at all, at least not by themselves. They are simply a range of fully usable small computer boards (SBCs) ranging from 5 to 35 $, affordable for almost everyone. In Germany, for example, it is "unofficially" expected that every pupil in secondary s...
by AntonAV
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?
Replies: 61
Views: 6553

Re: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?

.Check out the tutorials section here on the website, all targeted at education. Check out Picademy posts. Picademy collected just 713 posts on this forum, very low compared to almost all other topics. The whole education section got about 13,000 posts; camera board got 33,000, media centers 22,000...
by AntonAV
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: apt-get upgrade - 7 packages kept back?
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: apt-get upgrade - 7 packages kept back?

Had similar problems trying to install VLC on Jessie Pixel for PC recently. Did´nt work out.
Hope your install survives that dist-upgrade in these turbulent Debian release + Linux kernel transition times....
by AntonAV
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?
Replies: 61
Views: 6553

Re: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?

Any extra money made should be invested in better Raspberry education supporting Pi boards and OSes, not in sponsoring some UK schools / events - anybody club can do that. You seem to be upset that RPF isn't spending its money in India ? What exactly do you think they spend it on ? PeterO Any money...
by AntonAV
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?
Replies: 61
Views: 6553

Re: Is the RPi "just" an educational tool ?

It is worth noting that the RPF is a charity, who sole purpose, according to its charter, is education. That means that is clearly its primary focus! HOWEVER, selling huge numbers of devices to industry means that educational aim can be paid for, and very well indeed. So to hit the primary target, ...
by AntonAV
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi3 hardware now used in new RX300
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: RPi3 hardware now used in new RX300

How they manage to Net boot is not clear to me: seems to have a 8 MB custom internal SD card. The RPi 3B supports Netbooting: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/pi-3-booting-part-ii-ethernet-all-the-awesome/ Maybe; can't say from reading the tail end of that thread as only snags are reported. Bit of ...
by AntonAV
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi3 hardware now used in new RX300
Replies: 3
Views: 987

RPi3 hardware now used in new RX300

The Raspberry Pi 3B hardware is now used by Ncomputing in their Feb. 2017 device called RX300 used by lower budget schools, colleges and call centers. Site: https://www.ncomputing.com/products/rxseries/ As my school is using this company's old X350 hardware combined with old Windows XP to serve 4 te...
by AntonAV
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 possible h.265 decoder?
Replies: 63
Views: 72828

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 possible h.265 decoder?

USB 3 the must have for future I/O speed? No 1Gbs Lan9514, but there is a USB3 LAN7801 but it has no USB hub. So maybe two USB ports USB3 and USB2? Anything with a Linux driver can be recompiled for ARM. So perhaps a LAN/Hub chip change? Not keen on RJ45 sockets for Lan, they seem so big these days...
by AntonAV
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 possible h.265 decoder?
Replies: 63
Views: 72828

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 possible h.265 decoder?

Community only takes it so far, little things like H265 support may be a deal breaker for it's use in some projects. Hardkernel/Odroid support: Very very good, the engineers actively work with you to fix any issues you find community: virtually non-existent which is sometimes very frustrating when ...
by AntonAV
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What applications come pre-installed of the standard Jessie?
Replies: 12
Views: 4370

Re: What applications come pre-installed of the standard Jes

I was dumb enough to believe that Pi day 2017 would throw up some big new release: either this or a new Jessie with Pixel for PC. Nothing happened. I knew better hardware was already ruled out, now software too. At least keep us posted on what other "urgent" stuff you guys are working so we can und...
by AntonAV
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What applications come pre-installed of the standard Jessie?
Replies: 12
Views: 4370

Re: What applications come pre-installed of the standard Jes

Notice how till today a GUI media player is missing in Raspbian. Notice how no matter how many unrelated threads you try to inject this topic into, it's always rejected. Caving in to people who go around making a nuisance of themselves only encourages bad behaviour. The way you're going about it is...
by AntonAV
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What applications come pre-installed of the standard Jessie?
Replies: 12
Views: 4370

Re: What applications come pre-installed of the standard Jes

Yet again AntonAV just use omxplayerGUI from kweb, only takes as long to install as it does hijacking threads with your gripe. RPF / RPT as always well aware of any limitations.. My gripe? You think asking for a GUI media player for a school education aimed OS is just my personal want? The (xxx?)th...
by AntonAV
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What applications come pre-installed of the standard Jessie?
Replies: 12
Views: 4370

Re: What applications come pre-installed of the standard Jes

Some of the standard programs: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/usage/ Real VNC Libre Office Fire Fox and Chrome web browsers Bash (Borune Again Shell) Archiver Calculator File Manager Image Viewer PDF Viewer SD Copier Task Manager Terminal Text Editor Of course after installing Raspbian y...
by AntonAV
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ethernet Splitter
Replies: 20
Views: 4052

Re: Ethernet Splitter

My computer and my raspberry pi are connected to an ethernet splitter. Only sometimes I can connect to the raspi (it is running headless), the rest of the time, the connection times out, and network scanners don't find it. One thing is sure: two computers cannot share the same Ethernet wires as tha...
by AntonAV
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ethernet Splitter
Replies: 20
Views: 4052

Re: Ethernet Splitter

My computer and my raspberry pi are connected to an ethernet splitter. Only sometimes I can connect to the raspi (it is running headless), the rest of the time, the connection times out, and network scanners don't find it. One thing is sure: two computers cannot share the same Ethernet wires as tha...
by AntonAV
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: where is my newly installed 'cups'
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: where is my newly installed 'cups'

Hi , i went thru the process of downloading and installing cups. i edited a text file as instructed (hopefully my edits were saved by default) ,and then im told that when i reopen 'cups' i can continue to select my printer. I havent been able to locate cups on my raspberry. i need a clue. i know Wi...
by AntonAV
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just out of curiosity, what x86 is RPi3 equivalent.
Replies: 44
Views: 89670

Re: Just out of curiosity, what x86 is RPi3 equivalent.

Windows 8 seems to run its bloatware ok on 2 cores, one fore the bloat and one for the ware. Windows 10 needs 6 cores just to run the code that checks your licence. :D That, or all that CIA / NSA / GCHQ stuff, combined with Russian and Chinese hacks in the build in security gaps :lol: I have a Huaw...

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