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  Only ttyS2 working with rockpro64.
Posted by: rahulsharma - 01-14-2019, 03:59 AM - Forum: General Discussion on ROCKPRO64 - Replies (1)

I am using ubuntu18 minimal LXDE image with my rockpro64.

I am using ttyS2 for UART communication. Have two doubts-
1) When i use 1500000 Buadrate, then it works fine. But when i change its baudrate to 115200 then after some time, my UART gives unexpected symbols but not correct data. So is ttyS2 should be used with 1500000 baudrate only?
2) I wanted to use ttyS4(UART4), But it is not working. Can i enable this?

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Star Free 14" Pinebook Spare Parts (You Pay Shipping)
Posted by: Nierika - 01-13-2019, 04:56 PM - Forum: General Discussion on Pinebook - Replies (1)

I broke the screen of my 14" a while back and have no interest in fixing it.  My Thinkpad x230 is better suited for my needs.

If anyone needs any replacement parts let me know.  No charge but you cover shipping.

Hopefully I can help out someone who needs some spare pieces  Cool

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  Arduino IDE Board support
Posted by: pfeerick - 01-13-2019, 04:09 AM - Forum: Software and OS - No Replies

Just pulled my PADI IoT Stamps out of the cupboard, and thought I'd get them running again. I'd seen mention a while ago about them working with the Arduino IDE, so thought I'd see what the state of affairs was now. While it is possible to get them working, it could be better / easier for first time users.

Hence, based off the great work the Realtek Ameba Arduino team for getting support for the underlying MCU () working, and George Talusan (gtalusan) for a board support package for the Mac, I can now present a board support package that should work for Windows, Linux and Mac (take Mac support with a pinch of salt - George had tested it, but I don't have a Mac to test that side going forward).

However, it should be pretty easy going getting started now - assuming you have a SWD debugger such as the one pine64 stock.

It will be a simple (!) matter of adding both of the following URLs to the Addional Board URLs in the Arduino IDE preferences (the first is for the Ameba Arduino support package, and the second is for my board support package which tacks on the PADI build and upload support):


Then go to the Boards manager, and first install the Realtek Ameba Arduino boards package, and then the PADI IoT Stamp boards package.

You'll also need to install OpenOCD. On Ubuntu linux, I used the version in the repositories. For Windows, I grabbed a compiled binary from http://gnutoolchains.com/arm-eabi/openocd/ - and unpacked it into C:\Program Files\OpenOCD - but take note, versions later than OpenOCD 0.10.0 [2017-08-21] do not seem to work.

Finally, if you are using the pine64 SWD debugger, you'll need to add an option to the interface/jlink.cfg file for openocd - transport select swd - otherwise you'll get lots of lovely error messages instead of an upload. 

There is more information on the GitHub page, and some troubleshooting hints on the wiki already... and more will be added over time... but that will do for now Wink

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Posted by: jtgiroux - 01-12-2019, 04:56 PM - Forum: Hardware, Accessories and POT - No Replies

What OS will this work with?  I have the original Pine A64+ 2GB board.


I am not interested in using it with Volumio, as I already have two Raspberry Pis with HiFi Berry boards running it.  Thanks!

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  Mainline Armbian for A64 boards
Posted by: Luke - 01-12-2019, 06:35 AM - Forum: Linux - No Replies

Mainline Amrbian (4.19) Marked as stable is now available for the A64

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  Porting Steps
Posted by: vinothkumar - 01-10-2019, 10:31 PM - Forum: Android - No Replies

Hi, Please provide the steps for porting driver in USB Bluetooth Dongle at android oreo

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  Motherboard PCI-E questions
Posted by: Debbie - 01-10-2019, 07:24 PM - Forum: Newbie and Startup - No Replies

Good evening everyone. So I have been reading and reading and cannot find an answer anywhere so decided to try here. I bought a Intel 7 Lenovo Yoga 720-151KB laptop a few years ago and am still very happy with it. All I use it for is gaming. I decided to check my specs today because my drivers were out of date with Speccy and it says my motherboard will accommodate 4 PCI-E x1 slots and only one is filled and 1 PCI-E x4 slot which is not filled. I am currently only running the very first PCI-E x1 card. From what I am seeing it can increase the computers power with each card. It is already a very fast computer I am happy with it but if I could upgrade it I could only be happier. Who isnt happy with more speed right? I have changed out power cords and video cards on desktop computers but have never messed with a laptop. What kind of a system boost if any would I get if I upraded and filled all these slots? And I am also running a NVidia GeForce GTX 1050 card and was wondering if that could be upgraded or should I just leave that be. Any answers would be appreciated but especially about the PCI-E cards. Thanks again.

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  cluster casing based on removable modules
Posted by: dracovolans - 01-10-2019, 03:28 PM - Forum: Hardware, Accessories and POT - Replies (2)


I want to share my work - scalable casing system with removable board containers. Ready to 3D printing using ABS or PLA,  easy assembly without any screws. Available in many variants - stand-alone, elegant, scalable. Compatible with other board.

Project files here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3321013

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Question NextCloud with Rock64Pro
Posted by: aj64 - 01-10-2019, 02:20 PM - Forum: Linux - Replies (2)

Hello everyone,
I want to setup a NextCloud instance, and thought the Rock64Pro would be awesome.

Pardon my ignorance, yet: What would you suggest in order to connect a 4TB hdd to the board?
Should I do it via USB?
I do *not* need super sata speed.
Once the hdd/nextcloud files are synchronized, I'll be good to go with USB speed.

Would connection via USB be the ideal way?
Any other suggestions?

Thank you for your help!

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Posted by: Mrfixit2001 - 01-10-2019, 11:40 AM - Forum: Linux - Replies (9)


After many efforts with much teamwork, collaboration, and testing, we are very excited to provide the BETA release of RECALBOX for the ROCKPRO64 board!
-- The download is located under this repository's releases -- 

Details on the ROCKPRO64 SoC can be found here: https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=61454

For those of you unfamiliar with Recalbox: https://www.recalbox.com/ 
"Recalbox offers a wide selection of consoles and game systems. From the very first arcade systems to the NES, the MEGADRIVE, 32-bit platforms (such as the Playstation) and even Nintendo64. With Kodi already included, Recalbox also serves as a Media Center. By connecting it to your home network, you will be able to stream videos from any compatible devices (NAS, PC, External HDD, etc.)."

Please do keep in mind that this is a BETA release, which means you should still EXPECT some things not to work quite right. We have done a LOT of testing on our own to try and resolve as many issues as we can before this release, but now you get to help! (Lucky you!) So if/when you do find things that don't work right, please use the link in github to report the issue.

When reporting issues:
- Provide logs and/or screenshots of the issue so that we can see the error(s) you are seeing
- Provide detailed steps for us to follow in order to reproduce the issue

We STRONGLY recommend that you install a heatsink on the board
CPU intensive tasks, such as 4K playback and demanding emulators, can create a substantial amount of heat. You can monitor your board's temperature and stats by enter it's IP address in a browser.

Improvements Since the Alpha Release:
Kernel Updates:
- Updated to version 4.4.169
- Various custom kernel fixes, mainline backports, stability and other enhancements
- 4K Playback @ 60fps is now smooth and Audio/Video are synced

Emulator Updates:
- Updated versions of many emulators and cores
- Buggy button re-mapping issue is resolved
- PPSSPP now performs at 100% speed for most games
- Customizable "max fps" setting in PPSSPP to fine tune your experience - set to 30fps to play GOW nice and smooth!
- PSP video scenes now play perfectly
- VirtualJaguar is now fixed and playable
- NEOGEO Core Fixed
- Bluetooth Controllers Reconnect After Reboot

Rockpro Specific Updates:
- WIFI and Bluetooth Module working (https://www.pine64.org/?product=rockpro6...4-1-module)
- RTL8812EU USB Wifi adapter working (https://www.pine64.org/?product=rock64-u...au-adapter)
- eMMC boot issues resolved
- Headphone / Audio-Out (ES8316) Fixed
- PCIe is enabled and connected storage devices have been confirmed to work correctly
- Improved Gigabit Ethernet performance
- Custom optimized resolutions for Mupen, PSP, and Reicast to hit 100% emulation speeds!
- EmulationStation menu music always playing

Some things that have been added to Recalbox that are Exclusive to my Pine64 releases:
- Upgraded Kodi (and addons) from version 17 (Krypton) to version 18 (Leia) alpha release
- Netflix Kodi app is included – you can login but it does not currently play anything (yet)
- Slight default overclock
- HDR and 4k Media Playback!
- Included Wolfenstein 3D (shareware version) in DosBox
- CEC working in KODI 
- IR working in KODI – supports multiple remotes out of the box, including the Pine64 / Rockbox remote
- Provided some emulator default settings, shader presets, and default cores
- Updated Library Versions with Buildroot 2018.2-3
- Custom patches to ES and Emulators to improve overall stability

A few things to know about this release:
When the image first boots, you can expect a delay as the partition is expanded to the full size of your disk. Please be patient and let this complete. It will not happen on every boot, but you should not interrupt this process or you may need to reimage.

Some controllers will work with KODI right out of the box without the buttons needing to be mapping (like the x360). For others, once you hit a button on the controller it will ask you to map them - you will need a keyboard to interact with KODI until your controller buttons are mapped.

N64 has multiple core options, different ROMS work better with different cores! So if your game isn't running well, try another core! So far even the most demanding games have been found to run perfectly with the right core selected.

Some emulators / cores are highly dependent on a valid BIOS files being installed (Dreamcast, for example). Be sure to read the documents in the system’s ROM folder for details on what BIOS files are needed. Further documentation is available on the Recalbox wiki.

A single ROM not working is not considered a "bug", it's often an incompatibility with the ROM and the emulator / core. We have provided multiple cores for some emulators to try and help maximize the number of ROMS that work.

If you are suddenly and unexpectedly thrown into KODI, then that means EmulationStation may have crashed. Please provide your /recalbox/es.log file so we can review.

"Where's the source code?" The source is being cleaned up and organized in preparation to be made available for the recalbox team to maintain, instead of having it hosted in this repository. Merging it with the recalbox repo allows them to maintain and update it, which ensures that you will receive their updates as they are made available.

Lastly, please remember this is a community build, and just something I've worked on in my free time. There's no pressure at all, but if you appreciate the work then feel free to send me a buck on Paypal: mrfixit2001 at gmail.

Special thanks go out to the LibreELEC and Recalbox teams, as well as LukasZ at Pine64 for his huge efforts in research, testing, and feedback!

Mr Fix-IT

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