DOA 2GB Pine
#9
I'm in the same boat, at the same level of frustration. I get that this is a bit of a kitbashers tool, but a large amount of my aggravation is less about the board itself, and more about the complete lack of:

1) Quality Control
2) Professionalism
3) Support

..that this thing has seen. I get that Pi relies heavily on community, as does Arduino, But sweet Christ maybe have ONE or TWO locked down and stable releases at launch?

Because of their seemingly horrible QC (warped boards, DOA, etc.), their kind of goofy moves ("Hey!!! We threw in a few extra pieces - one's a stretch goal, one's something you ordered..but why put documentation in there when you can use the Web..now of course WE won't say much on the web, but there's a community!!), and other odd crap, when something does go wrong for the user, it could be:

1) They did something wrong by not understanding the clear-as-mud online guide to 500 Half-Assed OS builds (to be more completely honest, I'm sure at least one of the builds is Completely-Assed)
2) The board is experiencing a problem
3) The board is fine but the OS build has an issue
4) Something else

So when we hit an issue like I and the OP have, where there is no video, the apparently official response from Pine64 is "try a bunch of things, and if one works...well that's AWESOME...be sure to tell everyone else!!!"

On the good side, this is only the second of my more than fifty KS projects that was completely disappointing.


Messages In This Thread
DOA 2GB Pine - by mrgoose - 06-14-2016, 05:22 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by g_t_j - 06-14-2016, 05:44 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by Luke - 06-14-2016, 05:55 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by martinayotte - 06-14-2016, 07:42 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by mrgoose - 06-14-2016, 08:57 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by martinayotte - 06-14-2016, 09:37 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by mrgoose - 06-14-2016, 11:01 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by Havensal - 06-16-2016, 08:44 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by MarkHaysHarris777 - 06-19-2016, 08:36 PM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by Ghost - 06-20-2016, 01:36 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by phloog - 06-19-2016, 02:59 PM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by daveculp - 06-21-2016, 10:12 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by mrgoose - 06-29-2016, 07:50 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by MarkHaysHarris777 - 06-29-2016, 08:39 AM
DOA 2GB Pine - by bonterra - 06-29-2016, 09:47 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by MarkHaysHarris777 - 06-29-2016, 10:38 AM
DOA 2GB Pine - by bonterra - 06-29-2016, 11:46 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by MarkHaysHarris777 - 06-29-2016, 12:06 PM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by janeku - 06-29-2016, 02:18 PM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by dkryder - 06-29-2016, 02:31 PM
DOA 2GB Pine - by bonterra - 06-29-2016, 02:50 PM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by dkryder - 06-29-2016, 04:07 PM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by daveculp - 06-29-2016, 11:13 PM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by Ghost - 06-30-2016, 01:26 AM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by daveculp - 06-30-2016, 06:54 AM
DOA 2GB Pine - by bonterra - 07-03-2016, 01:44 PM
RE: DOA 2GB Pine - by DonFL - 07-03-2016, 02:20 PM

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Pine A64+ vs LCD do not boot DDS 3 2,167 02-23-2021, 05:33 PM
Last Post: thedu
  Autodetect if Pine unit is a Pine A64+ or PineA64-LTS pkfpeters 1 664 02-09-2021, 12:17 AM
Last Post: tllim
  Pine 64 | 2GB x2 & Acrylic Cases x2 for Sale | Canada - GTA ViperVi 1 1,932 01-18-2021, 03:45 PM
Last Post: squidius
  sd format?for pine 64 angegardien 3 3,047 12-06-2020, 03:53 PM
Last Post: junkyj753
  Node Red on the Pine DonFL 0 1,219 12-16-2019, 04:21 PM
Last Post: DonFL
Photo Pine A64+ from Kick starter running Pi-Hole netHolio 0 1,519 12-02-2019, 09:36 PM
Last Post: netHolio
  NetBSD for Pine A64(+) Luke 3 3,459 10-05-2019, 11:04 PM
Last Post: mrgtwentythree
  Can anyone run Boinc on Pine models? MarijusR 6 4,299 09-11-2019, 06:41 AM
Last Post: letarg
  There is a usable distro for Pine A64? polv89 6 5,652 06-09-2019, 03:32 PM
Last Post: dkebler
  Pine A64 stuck in boot process joey 1 1,622 05-28-2019, 09:07 PM
Last Post: joey

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)