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Offline bmarkus

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Which board to support?
« on: May 06, 2017, 07:40:10 AM »
Please tell, which board and processor architecture would be supported in your opinion?
Béla
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Re: Which board to support?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 11:39:37 PM »
Good to see that no demand for other boards. More free time  :)
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Re: Which board to support?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 02:34:43 AM »
First Thank you and congratulation for the absolutely wonderfull TinyCoreLinux : because of its Read-only concept, this is THE perfect Linux for embedded IOT.  :)

I would like to suggest all newbielink:http://www.orangepi.org/ [nonactive] hardware, mainly because :
- they are one of the most popular/serious competitor of RaspberryPi
- compared to Raspberry Pi , they are newbielink:https://www.aliexpress.com/store/1553371 [nonactive]
- There is a lot of different hardware versions, perfect for IOT
- This chinese company seems to have understood that playing WITH the OpenSource community can be mutually beneficial.

Development should not be that hard for gurus like you knowing that :
- One forum member has already succeeded to port TinyCoreLinux to some OrangePi model (see here), and some others members seems to be interested....
- newbielink:https://www.armbian.com/ [nonactive] already supports it fine
- various OrangePi sources can be found on GitHub
- If I remember correctly, I've read somewhere (maybe here) that the latest Linux kernel natively supports H3 processors

Best regards,

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Re: Which board to support?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 11:40:32 PM »
Hi Béla,

I just started an other thread to discuss the pros and cons of getting tinycore on the new Asus Tinker Board.
Sorry I did not see this thread , TinkerBoard was not mentioned in any post according to the search function.

In my opinion, the tinkerboard is a good SBC to investigate and see if it is fit for a tinycore blessing.
It is fast, it has got arm processors and a formfactor that would make a lot op people think it is a raspberry pi.
Surely there will be differences that will be difficulties to overcome. But to me it looks like a promising prospect.
I will not list all tech specs, as the Asus website lists them now , but to me the gigabit LAN without usb2 link , the 2 gig RAM and HD audio chip are the main upgrades from the pi3.

As it close to the pi you know well, perhaps you can see if it is possible, and at what what cost.

Greetz M-H

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Re: Which board to support?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 01:00:35 AM »
The answer will likely depend on each person’s use of TC.
IMHO, TC is great as a portable desktop+rescue Linux system (on an USB stick) because it is, as far as I know, the only modern Linux distribution with a software repository that can be installed on a Windows-compatible filesystem.
As a consequence, although it is not quite a “board”, I would vote for improved X11 support of laptops.

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Re: Which board to support?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 01:36:50 AM »
I would vote for improved X11 support of laptops.
What do you have in mind?

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Re: Which board to support?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 02:13:52 AM »
Nothing in particular, because I do not know much about the internals of TC. I just noticed that X11 fails to start on quite a few laptops I tested it on…

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Re: Which board to support?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 02:19:06 AM »
Please feel free to start a thread detailing which extension you are using (Xvesa, Xfbdev, Xorg) and the errors you get.

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Re: Which board to support?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2017, 04:37:13 AM »
Hi Béla and all,
The Olimex products are of interest to me. They seem to be pro open source as much as possible.
I have not had any experience dealing with them and I have no idea about the quality but they tend to
incorporate some neat features in the OLinuXino designs.

I am saving up for a purchase, hopefully soon.
If I get an extra one, and send it to you,  would you be interested in getting it working with tiny core?

Joe

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Re: Which board to support?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 08:44:44 AM »
Hi Béla,

If you're willing to port TCL to OrangePi boards :
  • I'm pretty sure that the OrangePi chinese company would certainly be more than happy to freely send you some boards to test, if you'd contact them.
  • if not and whenever money is the concern, I'd be happy to sponsor one OrangePi board  if this could help

THank you


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Re: Which board to support?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 01:38:10 PM »
Orange pi plus 2e and orange pi pc2 mainline kernel.
That would be awesome.