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Re: Cubox

Postby germano » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:59 pm

Excellent, I managed to solve all the basic system issues. I'm updating the wiki now.

I didn't try X11 or sound, as I have the television on one side of the room and the router on the other, with short cables... I'll try to fetch a longer cable from work on monday, and try everything ;)

Thanks a lot for now!

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Re: Cubox

Postby germano » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:59 pm

Done.

I've noticed a thing: if I cat /proc/meminfo, or use top, the system reports only 638384Kb of memory... is this correct? Shouldn't it be nearer to 1Gb?

Edit: Clarified. See http://www.solid-run.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=115, the 4th post.

Ciao,

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Re: Cubox

Postby wiley » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:08 am

It's likely that more RAM will show up when you install the new 3.2 kernel. Apparently HIGHMEM wasn't enabled in the last 3.1 kernel, which meant that not all 1GB of addressable RAM was available.
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Re: Cubox

Postby germano » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:32 am

Unfortunately the kernel is stuck to 2.6.32.9, for additional patches are needed and the CuBox team provides them only against 2.6.32.9. If you follow my link, the missing memory is due to some memory being reserved for the GPU, though.

Bye!

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Re: Cubox

Postby Ale90bz » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:28 pm

Have you try this for graphics?
http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/jnettle ... dove/tree/
http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/jnettle ... ter.tar.gz
I tried to build it but make me an error, perhaps you are more lucky.
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Re: Cubox

Postby pepedog » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:49 pm

The guy al solid-run rabeeh is working on it and has indicated he would like help
https://github.com/rabeeh/linux
Also posted hf drivers (source for x driver there), I tried a few weeks ago, installed xorg devel pkg, and run into trouble.
http://www.solid-run.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=390
The trouble being I don't know what the heck I'm doing
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Re: Cubox

Postby pepedog » Fri May 25, 2012 6:01 pm

Cubox runs with kernel 3.4, and got accelerated xorg driver working.
Will make packages and rootfs soon
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Re: Cubox

Postby WarheadsSE » Fri May 25, 2012 6:03 pm

Woo!
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Remember: Arch Linux ARM is entirely community donation supported!
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Re: Cubox

Postby replabrobin » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:07 am

I have ordered one of these, no idea when it will arrive.
I assume the instructions on how to create a boot.scr are to allow us to adjust the amount of video memory/video driver etc etc. It would be nice to know exactly what parameters we are allowed to adjust and what are suitable values.

Is there a way to adjust the video memory without recompiling?

The solidrun page on a home server seems to require changing the config and recompiling

http://www.solid-run.com/mw/index.php/C ... ome_server

but perhaps vmalloc controls that etc etc.
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Re: Cubox

Postby pepedog » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:26 am

Sorry, you need to recompile the kernel. Only takes a few hours on CuBox.
vmalloc is not then required in boot.scr
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