[Aug 6] Debian Stretch Minimal 64bit (0.7.8) / Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LXDE Desktop Image (0.7.8) / Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic minimal 64bit / 32bit Image (0.7.8) / Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Containers Image (0.7.8) / Stretch OpenMediaVault OS Image armhf / Stretch OpenMediaVault OS Image arm64 ( 0.7.8) - ROCK64 | [June 25] Stock Android 8.1 - ROCK64 | [June 19] Armbian (5.42) - ROCK64 | [June 19] Armbian (5.38) - PINE A64(+) / PINE A64-LTS / SOPINE

Project Inspiration | Get Started | IRC Logs | Forum Rules/Policy


Considering buying and question on the PCIe slot
#11
I've tried a few pcie devices in mine and only the Intel nic (I350-T4) seemed to work. I'm not sure what's going on with the Mellanox cards I tested but not a single one was detected by the kernel.
Reply
#12
(07-31-2018, 12:40 AM)joe2gaan Wrote:
(07-30-2018, 10:38 PM)MobileJAD Wrote:
(07-30-2018, 06:07 PM)joe2gaan Wrote:
(07-26-2018, 06:42 PM)Pniqolus Wrote:
(07-26-2018, 05:14 PM)Firesped Wrote: the PCIe slot is only x4 long. Most GPU are far longer. the only ones that would fit are PCIe x1. Alternatively you would need a m.2 adapter to PCIe x16 slot to fit a GPU.

Not to be rude, but this is not true. Yes, it is only PCIex4, but the slot on the ROCK64 is open-ended, so it can fit longer cards.

Plus there's also a plethora of pcie ribbon cables and slot adapters, if I were to build a system using the Rock Pro 64, I wouldn't necessarily cram a full size GTX 1080ti with a three slot wide gaming cooler on it, and crush the poor SBC underneath it. I could mount the GPU to the side of the SBC in a small pcie chassis like the ones those egpu kits use and run a pcie ribbon cable to the Rock Pro 64.
Right now I just want to know what the Rock Pro 64 would do if a Nvidia or AMD graphics card were plugged into its pcie slot.

Done!  Now to install some drivers. This was done in Arch Linux. 

Can it output video to the video card? Without any displays hooked up to the SBC?

I am testing that now. I need to reconfigure my image.

[/quote]

Any luck?
I just purchased a Rockpro64 kit, I'm very curious what PCIe cards will work using drivers included with the Linux kernel and what devices will work but only after some extra work.
Reply
#13
(08-10-2018, 11:56 AM)MobileJAD Wrote: Any luck? 

I just purchased a Rockpro64 kit, I'm very curious what PCIe cards will work using drivers included with the Linux kernel and what devices will work but only after some extra work.

Right now the big problem seems to be getting the rockpro64 pcie driver working for most cards. There's really no way to test anything other than a handful of cards that work for unknown reasons right now.

The only cards I've seen mentioned that function (are seen with lspci, pcie bus starts successfully) are some sata and nvme boards and an Intel I350-T* nic. I've tested with 3 separate Mellanox 10Gb cards and none of those function at the moment. I have a couple more HP 4x1Gb nics that I can test sometime this week, one is a rebadged Intel I340 so I suspect it'll work and the other is a Marvell chip.
Reply
#14
(08-10-2018, 11:56 AM)MobileJAD Wrote:
(07-31-2018, 12:40 AM)joe2gaan Wrote:
(07-30-2018, 10:38 PM)MobileJAD Wrote:
(07-30-2018, 06:07 PM)joe2gaan Wrote:
(07-26-2018, 06:42 PM)Pniqolus Wrote: Not to be rude, but this is not true. Yes, it is only PCIex4, but the slot on the ROCK64 is open-ended, so it can fit longer cards.

Plus there's also a plethora of pcie ribbon cables and slot adapters, if I were to build a system using the Rock Pro 64, I wouldn't necessarily cram a full size GTX 1080ti with a three slot wide gaming cooler on it, and crush the poor SBC underneath it. I could mount the GPU to the side of the SBC in a small pcie chassis like the ones those egpu kits use and run a pcie ribbon cable to the Rock Pro 64.
Right now I just want to know what the Rock Pro 64 would do if a Nvidia or AMD graphics card were plugged into its pcie slot.

Done!  Now to install some drivers. This was done in Arch Linux. 

Can it output video to the video card? Without any displays hooked up to the SBC?

I am testing that now. I need to reconfigure my image.

Any luck?
I just purchased a Rockpro64 kit, I'm very curious what PCIe cards will work using drivers included with the Linux kernel and what devices will work but only after some extra work.
[/quote]

I have been on vacation. I will be getting back to work on it this week. So far a GTX 1050 has been recognized by the OS Bionic and Arch Linux but no video output. I am looking at options to compile drivers for it.  If anyone has any suggestions let me know..

Another thing that I have noticed is that sometimes it takes multiple tries to boot with the card in. It gets hung with error -2 loading firmware..
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Rock64 OMV video question / same for RockPro64 I would assume RockPro64Newbie 0 42 Yesterday, 04:11 AM
Last Post: RockPro64Newbie
  Dual SATA-II Interface Card question and NAS question RockPro64Newbie 5 176 08-17-2018, 10:58 PM
Last Post: RockPro64Newbie
  PCIe-Bus not initialized, no devices detected seiji 10 321 08-11-2018, 05:54 PM
Last Post: Arglebargle
  PCIe SSD drive still not working ?? dr_ju_ju 5 205 08-08-2018, 01:08 PM
Last Post: dr_ju_ju
  Power Supply ordering question frewind 8 610 08-03-2018, 11:15 AM
Last Post: dkryder
  Rockpro64 with sata pcie card and omv xtract 12 1,920 05-08-2018, 07:29 PM
Last Post: yours_david

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)