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by gordan
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Help with Redsleeve Linux!
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Re: Help with Redsleeve Linux!

Have you checked what ethtool says? Does that detect the connection? Have you tried it with a different distro? Have you copied your kernel's /lib/modules and /lib/firmware to your RS rootfs? If it's a RS specific problem, I suggest you ask over on the RS mailing list.
by gordan
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: RedSleeve Linux on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 9101

Re: RedSleeve Linux on Raspberry Pi

<t>There are two points to consider here.<br/> <br/> 1) To some extent you are right about the importance of armv6hl - there are so few ARMv6+VFP SoCs (VFP is optional rather than mandatory on ARMv6) in non-embedded products that it hasn't justified the amount of work required for any distribution I...
by gordan
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: RedSleeve Linux on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 9101

Re: RedSleeve Linux on Raspberry Pi

<t>Actually, the floating point issue isn't anywhere nearly as clear cut as you are implying. There are three FP options on ARM:<br/> <br/> 1) soft - fully emulated<br/> <br/> 2) softfp - hardware FPU is present and FPU values get passed in integer registers then copied over to FPU registers. The pr...
by gordan
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: RedSleeve Linux on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 9101

Re: RedSleeve Linux on Raspberry Pi

<t>I sincerely doubt there will ever be a distribution specific to a particular SoC. What would be the point? There might be a handful of packages that are specific to the SoC (e.g. the kernel and video codec libraries), but there is absolutely no reason for everything else to be anything other than...
by gordan
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: RedSleeve Linux on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 9101

Re: RedSleeve Linux on Raspberry Pi

<r>Just in case anybody is interested in a Fedora-like distribution but a little less bleeding edge and with the goal posts a little more static, you may want to take this for a spin:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.redsleeve.org/">http://www.redsleeve.org/</URL><br/> <br/> As is the case with CentO...
by gordan
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 16GB Sandisk Class 10 Sd cards on play.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2864

Re: 16GB Sandisk Class 10 Sd cards on play.com

<r>I haven\'t bothered publishing my accumulated benchmarks of various cheap flash media (SD cards, CF cards, USB sticks), but since you asked, I might just put something up. Note, however, that the random-write IOPS performance typically varies between 3 (yes, I\'m serious - three) and about 20 for...
by gordan
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 16GB Sandisk Class 10 Sd cards on play.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2864

Re: 16GB Sandisk Class 10 Sd cards on play.com

<r>I suspect he\'s talking about these:<br/> <URL url="http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/6738120/SanDisk-16GB-Micro-SD-SDHC-Memory-Card/Product.html?searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&searchstring=sandisk&urlrefer=search"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/6 .....
by gordan
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More RAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4933

Re: More RAM

<t>Considering there is no readily available libflash.so for arm-linux, I wasn't even talking about that use case. But if your chose distro is going to be Fedora, you should really make sure that the features of that distro run on the hardware in question.<br/> Once you take away the frame buffer si...
by gordan
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PoE Powered?
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: PoE Powered?

It'd be really handy to have the option to power this via Power-over-Ethernet. It would simplify the task of putting together "farms".
by gordan
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More RAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4933

Re: More RAM

<r>I have to say that I agree with the sentiment here about needing more RAM. Yes, it is supposed to be a teaching device, but if you expect things like Eclipse (mentioned on the wiki) to run in 256MB of RAM, along with the basic system, Xorg and a compiler in the background when you need to build y...
by gordan
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 30mb/s SDHC + Partition = RAM?
Replies: 12
Views: 2948

Re: 30mb/s SDHC + Partition = RAM?

<t>The whole "Class 10" and umpteen MB/s alleged transfers are pure specmanship.<br/> (specmanship, n.: The art of using misrepresentation and half-truths for purposes of marketing.)<br/> <br/> Yes, you CAN, theoretically, see 10MB/s of writes - if they are sequential, and the card is new and unused...

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