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Offline pingvincible

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #165 on: January 26, 2015, 03:37:31 am »
HI everyone! I have a A80 cubieboard and i'm trying to install linux on it. I'm using win32diskimager to put image to sd card. What should i do after that? When I insert card into board and turn it on, nothing happens.

I'm using this image: linaro-cb4-card-vga-v0.3.img.

Installation guide didn't give me any solution.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #166 on: January 31, 2015, 06:05:23 am »
HI everyone! I have a A80 cubieboard and i'm trying to install linux on it. I'm using win32diskimager to put image to sd card. What should i do after that? When I insert card into board and turn it on, nothing happens.

I'm using this image: linaro-cb4-card-vga-v0.3.img.

Installation guide didn't give me any solution.

Any help will be appreciated.

where did you buy it? It's still nowhere available in my region. And my comment on the mainpage is still awaiting moderation (made the post @ january.9.)

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #167 on: January 31, 2015, 06:33:12 am »
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where did you buy it? It's still nowhere available in my region. And my comment on the mainpage is still awaiting moderation (made the post @ january.9.)

I got mine @ http://embeddedcomputer.nl/
Debian and Ubuntu images with kernel 3.4.110, 4.3.3, 4.4
http://www.armbian.com

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #168 on: January 31, 2015, 10:26:02 am »
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where did you buy it? It's still nowhere available in my region. And my comment on the mainpage is still awaiting moderation (made the post @ january.9.)

I got mine @ http://embeddedcomputer.nl/

Availability: Out of stock

:/ also, i hope it will be cheaper when it's available on a few more shops.

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #169 on: February 11, 2015, 07:24:46 am »
the question should not be "what do you want more" but should be "what do you want less".

To me, cubieboard (1 & 2) has a perfect form factor (60x100 mm) but i understood that more power can be needed.

Nice to me will be upgrade of CPU, (maybe a 4 core?) but foundamental is to AVOID ABSOLUTELY passive dissipartors or - worse - fan for forced air recycle.

to me, the key point od a embedded board as cubieboard is the not need of dissipator/fan. A20 is borderline because it can get too much hot than i wish, so we should do pressure on ALLWINNER to do A20 with less nanometric geometry to make A20 more fresh at same clock speed.

All board that force end user to adopt fan will never get in my house:
All board that need of passive dissipator is VERY bordeline to make me to refuse a board.

for these reasons Cubieboard A10 is my favourite board.

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #170 on: February 13, 2015, 03:18:22 am »
Well, I have i7 hexa core and R9 290x with a lot of fans, so one fan is not a problem for me :-) ...me as a user need big processing power on a small PCB :-)

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #171 on: February 14, 2015, 10:23:39 am »
All board that force end user to adopt fan will never get in my house:
All board that need of passive dissipator is VERY bordeline to make me to refuse a board.
for these reasons Cubieboard A10 is my favourite board.

I agree absolutely. A board that need a fan does noise and consumes more and it is inadmissible for me. I have several boards (RasPi, CB, ODROID) and the CB A10 is the best of all. I have it 24/7 connected and it works perfectly without dissipator or fan.

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #172 on: February 16, 2015, 09:00:14 am »
Note that the CB4 requires 4 amps @ 5v.  Perhaps it can do with less, but thats the specs.  I have had multiple SBC's get flaky without proper power to hold the fort.

For booting, I fetched the current image, and simply DD'ed to an SD card.  This is not a great way of deploying an OS, but it does boot it up.

dd if=linaro-cb4-card-vga-v0.3.img of=/dev/diskX bs=1024

Todo things properly, you really want to review: 

http://docs.cubieboard.org/how_to_make_a_sd_image_from_sd_bootable_os

Cheers
Anjin

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #173 on: March 05, 2015, 07:35:50 am »
Why is everybody posting in this thread, whereas there is A80 subforum? Does 3d acceleration work for you? Glxgears works for me, but I have issues with missing MESA/DRI driver. On Sunxi A20 there is some libump package, which provides this. Because of that no Java application can use 3d acceleration and I get exception in Processing 2.0 for example.

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #174 on: March 24, 2015, 08:40:35 am »
How to install Android firmware from cubieboard 4 on tronsmart draco or rikomagic mk80? Is it posible?

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #175 on: March 28, 2015, 03:50:28 pm »
usb 3.0 not working
wifi still has problems
xorg driver uses 1,3 gb of ram.
max available ram are 1.6 not 2,0..

for me this thing is useless...
bad hardware...

i will buy another hardware and sell my cubie

who wants it ??

i sell it for 100 Euro. I bought it for 200..

mail me !!! thx

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #176 on: May 14, 2015, 02:43:35 pm »
usb 3.0 not working
wifi still has problems
xorg driver uses 1,3 gb of ram.
max available ram are 1.6 not 2,0..

for me this thing is useless...
bad hardware...

i will buy another hardware and sell my cubie

who wants it ??

i sell it for 100 Euro. I bought it for 200..

mail me !!! thx

I agree...Also the support is terrible.  I have just tested it and my smart phone is better.  The Linux support is marginal at best. 
HDHomeRun in Android works but you must set video to use software decoding....hardware decoding does not work for some reason using XBMC app.
For an android box using their firmware it performs fine but Linaro needs more work to make it useable.... 
« Last Edit: May 14, 2015, 11:18:23 pm by neutronspin »

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Re: CubieTech A80 High-performance Mini PC discussions
« Reply #177 on: May 19, 2015, 06:31:13 am »
I have evaluated Phoenix A20, Firefly and CC-A80. They have released v1.0 of Linaro. I was able to play Quake 3 on it :-) ...have you tested this one? For me it seems everything has been solved.

Do you know any other ARM board with Linux, where 2D and 3D acceleration is working out of the box? Firefly should have Mali drivers like 2 months ago and still nothing (they are waiting on ARM for better binary driver blob). There was some thoughts that PowerVR is bad decision, but they have implemented working HW decoding in VLC and working 3d acceleration faster than with ARM bureaucracy :-D

Wifi is working for me as well in v1.0 (had some problems on v0.4).

And CC-A80 is sold for 100 EUR in new condition ;-) ...I would buy it for 50 EUR from you using your price logic (half of the price)