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just got my N-2

Unread post by phaseshifter » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:24 pm

i`d just like to say i have my N-2 ...i did not even know it had developed..

started to just get back to the key-b..however i`m late after everything seems too be done with it ..

i must say the cpu seems more in a fashion to be more in line with a C-2 could have very-well been an C-3 board ..

still after i loaded the desktop gui it seems quite snappy in opening pages.. etc..etc

but still quite a nice board....
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Re: just got my N-2

Unread post by mad_ady » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:33 pm

Petitboot still awaits. I've been busy with other things, but hope to return to n2 soon as well.

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Unread post by tobetter » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:42 pm

mad_ady wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Petitboot still awaits. I've been busy with other things, but hope to return to n2 soon as well.
Same here.... :( No time to look into Petitboot.

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Unread post by phaseshifter » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:19 pm

well we have the "spi" onboard so we @maddy were working with the chip i guess i was not always 100% what we were doing..

however it would be nice to utilize the chip since it looks like future boards will have it implemented as a guess"calculated"....

i look forward in participating with the users and the chipset..
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Unread post by hominoid » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:01 am

Good to see you getting back in the game! Your presence has been missed. :) By the way, everything is far from being done.

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Unread post by phaseshifter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:15 am

thank you and others for the support..it quite nice.
so anyway i just started with the board have to try some stuff from the wiki pages ...
i did not have any trouble loading the gui seemed to install and it loads ok.. plenty to keep me busy with it ..
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Unread post by phaseshifter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:01 pm

so i just hooked up the audio out via the onboard jack ...after a few up dates...it woks ok atm i don't expect the world of it but i`m streaming you tube ...video is a bit flickery..it may be my connection speed of the isp....will update this post further...as i go along
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Unread post by mad_ady » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:07 pm

Video rendering and decoding is not yet implemented for ubuntu, so performance is not that good yet.

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Unread post by phaseshifter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:27 pm

i was aware that the video was in need of attention....thank`s @mad_addy
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Unread post by phaseshifter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:43 pm

i just cut out the plastic above the sd card slot ..it`s a vertical panel that is recessed it is about 1cm square .

allowing the uart cable to be fitted...i have not touched the cut out where the 40 pin headder is i`ll wait till that becomes necessary...
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Unread post by mad_ady » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:00 pm

What did you cut it with? The plastic seems a bit hard

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Unread post by phaseshifter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:10 pm

component side cutters..@mad_ady..sorry that i often get your screen name incorrect...it`s the underscore...throws me out i think..dunno..
but yes side cutters..i had to lever them in slowly..just start with nibbles one side then the other..from the sd-card slot gap
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Unread post by phaseshifter » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:28 pm

well today i installed kubuntu-desktop boot up time seems a little slower than mate but i did find some nice tweak`s like turning of the screen locker and so on

it is more ram hungry than mate it seems to idle around the 1Gb mark...have not monitored it specifically....

sitting here after a fresh flash on a red 16Gb chip,,so i did from the minimum image ran the usual update ..etc..etc...next step ..

I installed kubuntu-full,,..took about 1/2 an hour to come down the line and install...took another 15 mins to do the setting`s and final install

so sitt`n here playing tunes ..it`s all good ..running sddm as my greeter..seem`s to be ok has not crashed or wanting to send bug reports audio out via the 3.5 phono jack works ok 4 me atm ...

let the games begin..tunes ulla cart odroid...steams nearly as good as my N-1..as per usual
love my tunes..

it`s a little ram hungry varies between 1,2 gb and 1,5 gb...
have not played with the core speeds as yet..next on my list

lets crank it up a bit...need to reboot ...update`s ...
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Unread post by phaseshifter » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:14 pm

seems a we bit slow at closing windows...i should say they fade it`s noticeable but however being a fan of the kde for many years,,,
ever since i played with red hat days
prolly was there first release as i used to buy the mag`s that came with cd`s..yes cd`s not dvd`s as quite a lot of disk`s i get are dvd`s in the mag`s these days
anyway i await better video drivers as most users are
with the N-2...even my N-1 wont come to the party with the full version of the kde/kubuntu..however you like too look at it...seems the N-2 does out rank the N-1 in many instances ...gabba..gabba..
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Unread post by lazlo » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:49 pm

phaseshifter wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:28 pm
well today i installed kubuntu-desktop boot up time seems a little slower than mate but i did find some nice tweak`s like turning of the screen locker and so on

it is more ram hungry than mate it seems to idle around the 1Gb mark...have not monitored it specifically....
I have recently switched distros on my desktop PC from Mint Mate 19 to Xubuntu 18.04. It boots to a desktop with only 485MB RAM used. When I open Firefox it more than doubles my memory consumption. ;-) I will try switching my XU4 to it as well. When I get an N2 I'd lik eto see an official Xubuntu image if possible.

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Unread post by phaseshifter » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:54 pm

i am running it at present xubuntu-desktop...how ever i dont know how to change between desktops if u could tell me how i would be grateful...
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Unread post by lazlo » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:02 pm

The easiest way for me it to use "tasksel". Just do sudo tasksel and then select the tasks you want to install or uninstall. See also:

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/bio ... sel.8.html

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Unread post by phaseshifter » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:06 pm

what exactly do you want me to do here the xubuntu desktop is working for me..ram wise it cut about 500 Mb it`s ide at around 700Gb...
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Unread post by lazlo » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:13 pm

Since most of the Ubuntu code will stay the same no matter which DE you use there will not be a lot to test. It is good enough to know that it works well and is just as light weight in ARM as it is in x86_64. If you want to keep it installed along side Kubuntu you and choose between them at the log in screen.

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Unread post by phaseshifter » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:29 pm

yes i found the icon/switch for desktop`s .also there xfce in the desktop list i have not tried it although i will shortly.....i just installed gparted and its still only using about 7 Gb of my 16 Gb of my emmc
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Unread post by phaseshifter » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:09 pm

anything else i can assist you guy`s with
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Unread post by phaseshifter » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:06 pm

Xfce when i checked the ram usage the ram is floating around 500Mb point..just in case you were wondering....also i am not familiar with "tasksel" however i have seen posts where it has been used....
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Unread post by mad_ady » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:10 pm

Guys, when you get a chance try playing youtube fullscreen in the browser and keep an eye on cpu temperature

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Unread post by phaseshifter » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:23 pm

what program or command line code should i use to display temp`s i am a big fan of you tube....i use it a lot...i can give you FB stats if at all possible
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Unread post by mad_ady » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:28 pm

This should read and display your current temperature every 2 seconds:

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watch cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp

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Unread post by phaseshifter » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:31 pm

@ mad_ady..ok i`ll get round to that tonite..i have been quite busy with stuff on the board..hopefully tonite..get some FB 4 u...
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