some issues
#1
Hi,

I got my pine64 2gb model.
After checking all the images, I find that the ubuntu is the most stable (debian also worked good but Remix and android were aweful, crashed all the time).
1. I am trying to run a video from youtube and it lags so much.
Any idea how to solve it?

2. Network files are also not working at all. I think the wifi module is very slow. I tried connecting usb dongle 9tpl link wn723n, chipset is RTL8188EUS) but ubuntu didn't recognize it.

Thanks :-)
#2
(04-29-2016, 04:45 AM)bnayal Wrote: After checking all the images

You should be aware that the Pine64 folks only feature outdated and crappy OS images that show problems that are solved since ages in the meantime. They also do NOT point out that any Linux images can be upgraded the following way (as root, followed by a reboot):

Code:
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/longsleep/build-pine64-image/master/simpleimage/platform-scripts/pine64_update_uboot.sh)
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/longsleep/build-pine64-image/master/simpleimage/platform-scripts/pine64_update_kernel.sh)
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/longsleep/build-pine64-image/master/simpleimage/platform-scripts/pine64_fix_whatever.sh)

In case you don't use the real Ubuntu image (not from the Wiki but from original developer longsleep and available here) I would simply put back the SD card in your computer, format it as FAT and check it first (crashes when using Android/RemixOS might be an indication for a faulty SD card since Android uses a different partitioning scheme than Linux!). Use H2testw or f3 to check your card, if this is OK, burn longsleep's Ubuntu Xenial image the usual way. Then start it and install the Desktop environment of your choice using this script afterwards.

This way you ensure that you get an original OS image that has nearly all known issues fixed already (unlike the featured stuff in the pine64 wiki). The forums are full of reports for issues that have been fixed long ago.
#3
You should do what tkaiser posted, but also bear in mind that there is no 2D/3D HW acceleration on Linux for the Pine, yet. And once the devs can get that working, it'll do wonders for things as playing videos on youtube
#4
(05-01-2016, 05:24 AM)nomadewolf Wrote: bear in mind that there is no 2D/3D HW acceleration on Linux for the Pine, yet. And once the devs can get that working, it'll do wonders for things as playing videos on youtube

Why do people constantly spread wrong information?!

Use the original Ubuntu Xenial image from longsleep. This already has full HW accelerated video support (look into /etc/profile to see what's necessary, the real work has been done mostly by Jens Kuske a while ago). 2D acceleration is also provided by longsleep: https://launchpad.net/~longsleep/+archiv...our-makers

So simply choose not a crappy but a good OS image, add the desktop environment of your choice, add the ppa stuff and then all that's missing is Mali support (since weeks we hear the "someone asked someone who confirmed that someone else will provide Mali binaries 'next week'" story). 

Who needs Mali support mostly? 3D games that should be played better in Android anyway.
#5
(05-01-2016, 06:02 AM)tkaiser Wrote:
(05-01-2016, 05:24 AM)nomadewolf Wrote: bear in mind that there is no 2D/3D HW acceleration on Linux for the Pine, yet. And once the devs can get that working, it'll do wonders for things as playing videos on youtube

Why do people constantly spread wrong information?!

Use the original Ubuntu Xenial image from longsleep. This already has full HW accelerated video support (look into /etc/profile to see what's necessary, the real work has been done mostly by Jens Kuske a while ago). 2D acceleration is also provided by longsleep: https://launchpad.net/~longsleep/+archiv...our-makers

So simply choose not a crappy but a good OS image, add the desktop environment of your choice, add the ppa stuff and then all that's missing is Mali support (since weeks we hear the "someone asked someone who confirmed that someone else will provide Mali binaries 'next week'" story). 

Who needs Mali support mostly? 3D games that should be played better in Android anyway.

Sorry. Haven't noticed it was already working. My bad...
Mali support is good for full hd youtube videos and for 4K, when it's working also (i hope i'm not making the same mistake here).
It takes work away from the processor, so that we have a more responsive OS.
It might not be for you or for everyone, but definitely has some use for me and, i think, many others.
#6
Expect graphics (both 2d, 3d and video decoding) to be slow under Linux for considerable time (months probably).

You can try updating fbdev to fbturbo, which is somehow faster.

If you are only interested in videos and web browsing, consider trying Android tho.

PS. I am just saying that, because, yes, there is video decoding support, but it was very unstable for me, and was crashing often.
#7
(05-01-2016, 08:21 AM)nomadewolf Wrote: Mali support is good for full hd youtube videos and for 4K

What? Mali is neither video nor HD nor youtube nor 4K. It's 3D acceleration: http://irclog.whitequark.org/linux-sunxi...3#16027201;

(05-01-2016, 11:15 AM)baryluk Wrote: I am just saying that, because, yes, there is video decoding support, but it was very unstable for me, and was crashing often.

Funnily the person who did all the work all OS images rely on claims just the opposite: http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=424

And I've been also able to play video HW accelerated without any hassles with my own mpv build. So most probably it's 'just' a problem of the OS image used? And yes, none of the 'featured' OS images allows this stuff, they simply suck: http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?t...97#pid7797
#8
Thanks for the links tkaiser. I will give it a try again.
#9
Unfortunately the links you provided, do not provide any more information that I already knew.

I do have libump, fbturbo, cedrus and vdpau drivers installed. All from sources. Newest kernel from longsleep, and many other fixes. The mplayer is playing videos smoothly for about 2 seconds, and then the video driver crashes, or entire kernel crashes. Some memory corruption issue. Or too small buffers.
#10
Try other videos. ION size might be too small for all videos. Try the H.265 example videos from http://www.libde265.org/downloads-videos/ and provide links to videos which can be used for reproducing.


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