Pinebook Pro pre-order ANSI & ISO now live
#11
Just one simple question. I think I previously read about different keyboards layouts being taken into consideration such as French or Spanish? I can only see ANSI-US and ISO-UK so should I assume those other keyboard layouts) are not planned?

Thank you for any clarification in advance.
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#12
(11-06-2019, 03:26 AM)vg8020 Wrote: Just one simple question. I think I previously read about different keyboards layouts being taken into consideration such as French or Spanish? I can only see ANSI-US and ISO-UK so should I assume those other keyboard layouts) are not planned?

Thank you for any clarification in advance.

Other layouts are not planned as of now, but we may offer some customization to the existing keyboards in the future.
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#13
@Luke are you still considering offering a kit to allow the earlier ISO only batches to switch to ANSI? I'll live with having ISO, but if converting to ANSI becomes an option, I'm jumping on it in a heartbeat!
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(11-04-2019, 06:45 PM)Luke Wrote: [Image: jX02BX3.png]
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#15
(11-06-2019, 08:28 AM)tophneal Wrote: @Luke are you still considering offering a kit to allow the earlier ISO only batches to switch to ANSI? I'll live with having ISO, but if converting to ANSI becomes an option, I'm jumping on it in a heartbeat!

There will be spares, including the keyboard, in the PINE Store at some point, yes
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#16
Hello,

Just a few doubts. In regard to the NVMe adapter and related topic

Can the SSD NVMe drive be fixed to the board in some way? I can see the adapter slot in the board but cannot figure out how to fix the drive to the board. Are screws provided to tighten the drive to the board? Just so that it is not left loose.

Is it an only-NVMe adapter? Can it take plain M.2 SSD drives (non-NVMe) as well?

Any update on uboot and booting directly from SSD drive?

Thank you in advance!
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#17
(11-20-2019, 05:11 AM)vg8020 Wrote: Hello,

Just a few doubts. In regard to the NVMe adapter and related topic

Can the SSD NVMe drive be fixed to the board in some way? I can see the adapter slot in the board but cannot figure out how to fix the drive to the board. Are screws provided to tighten the drive to the board? Just so that it is not left loose.

Is it an only-NVMe adapter? Can it take plain M.2 SSD drives (non-NVMe) as well?

Any update on uboot and booting directly from SSD drive?

Thank you in advance!

M.2 drives mount to the carrier board with a brass spacer that fits into the notch at the end of the drive and screws into the carrier board from the back side. It's standard m.2 mounting, and very secure.

The NVMe adapter does not support SATA m.2 drives, it's just a passive breakout for 4x PCIe in m.2 form factor. You could, in theory, probably attach any other low-power m.2 PCIe device you felt like connecting to it; I've considered adding an Intel 2x2 AC wifi adapter to mine instead of an NVMe drive.

We're all waiting for mainline u-boot to mature for rk3399 before booting directly to NVMe/USB is going to be possible; mainline u-boot is still *very* much in the in-development alpha stage. U-boot and the kernel are going to take some time before they're feature complete and production ready and as of now you can't use one without the other, so it's not like we're just waiting on u-boot alone.
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