Raspberry Pi 2

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Raspberry Pi 2

Postby ryanvade » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:39 am

Well, another Raspberry pi is out. The Raspberry pi 2. Seems like an interesting new release.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-2-on-sale/

A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1
Broadcom BCM2836

Anyone wanting to try Arch on the new Pi as much as I do?
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Postby ivanhoe1024 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:55 am

ME!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Postby pepedog » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:32 pm

Just ordering (a free) one, thanks to http://thepihut.com/
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Postby WarheadsSE » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:14 pm

People should TOTALLY use the search functions of the forums.. Or even google.

We're now at 4 separate posts in different places! :)
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Postby bokal » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:31 pm

Ordered one, I'll be happy to help as soon as I get it, early next week I hope.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Postby WebReflection » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:03 am

Done a quick test on mine, tried Ubuntu Snappy Core (not impressed) and tried current build for model b, b+, and a (and others non rpi like odroid-w)

So, I believe kinda obviously, nothing works as expected. Different ARM so no surprise.

However, Raspbian works like a charm moving the same microSD card between the Pi2 and the old one without problems.
You boot on Pi2? You have 1GB of RAM and 4 CPUs at 900Mhz - You boot same card on Pi1? You've good old Pi1 and also a very visible lowered performance in bootstrap time and everything else I could test.

It would be cool to have same kind of magic in Arch, if there's anything you want me to test please let me know.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Postby kmihelich » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:28 am

No, we will not be releasing a rootfs for this based on the ARMv6 repo, because that is retarded. You will not be able to swap cards with this distribution.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Postby WebReflection » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:52 am

yeah, never go full retarded ... but I am not sure that's how they did in Raspbian - would it be possible to have some sort of dual rootfs or I'm just smoking unicorns and sci-fi ?


[edit] anyway, I don't even think that's a big deal, I just found weird and cool the current Raspbian ability.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Postby kmihelich » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:44 pm

They are sticking with ARMv6 software for their new v7 device for now, for who knows why.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Postby WarheadsSE » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:36 pm

Lazy, easier adoption.

Fewer confused users, because the are catering to the uninformed.

They're just using a kernel that will work for either board. (Isn't DT wonderful?! Honestly, this is the way it was meant to be used)
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