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Title: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: olimex on May 02, 2014, 03:52:55 PM
Hi
It's time to release new images for the boards and here is what we intend to add:

please let me know if we miss something
Tsvetan
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: kathikis on May 02, 2014, 04:25:00 PM
Hello,

i would like subtitle support and hardware acceleration added.
note:hardware acceleration doesn't work OK for me.

Thanks in advance.

PS.i got the A20 board

Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: progmetalbg on May 02, 2014, 04:42:46 PM
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: mikenycz on May 02, 2014, 06:48:29 PM
I like that SPI will be added. Do you have a timeframe for when the SPI supported release will be released for the A13 board?

Mike Nycz
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: MBR on May 02, 2014, 07:13:36 PM
The green LED should be configured as a heartbeat by default, so when the board is powered without anything attached, the user will know that the kernel (at least) is running. There is a script in A20 Debian image which blinks the LED via the GPIO sysfs interace, but I thing that the native kernel LED driver is much better than a script (it's faster, loads earlier, takes much less memory and scales with the load). All that is required is sopport for the sunxi_led in kernel (enabled by default, IIRC) and the proper config in the FEX script.


This is a part of FEX script, enabling the LED on my A13-MICRO:

[leds_para]
leds_used = 1
leds_num = 1
leds_pin_1 = port:PG09<1><default><default><0>
leds_name_1 = "pg09:green:led1"
leds_trigger_1 = "heartbeat"
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: Stinde on May 05, 2014, 10:37:18 AM
I would like to have support for USB-DVB-T(2), specially for PCTV nanoStick T2 290e
If possible, it would be nice to have mythTV (or equivalent) backend and/or frontend running on Lime.

Timo
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: visionimpaired on May 05, 2014, 01:07:10 PM
Hi.
I would like tun support and C-Media drivers for USB sound card.
Thx
V.
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: shug on May 05, 2014, 06:20:33 PM
Hi
I would like the problem with shutdown+battery to be fixed.
When the battery is attached, I run the shutdown command and the board reboot instead of halting.
I don't know if it is an hardware or a kernel problem.
Thanks !
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: bubi on May 05, 2014, 08:34:08 PM
Hi,
I would like to have HiDraw enabled in order to support logitech unifying receiver.
Thanks!
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: maggio on May 05, 2014, 09:01:10 PM
Hi, first post here!  :)

I would like two different images:
1 Minimal Debian server with no GUI
2 Debian desktop

I would like also USB Sound Card support (also in the server image).
Thanks in advance.

PS. I got the A10 Lime board
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: shug on May 06, 2014, 04:04:08 PM
Hi,
do you think you could include driver for the 5GHz rt5572 based usb wifi dongle?
Thanks !
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: zolivem on May 06, 2014, 05:57:34 PM
Hi,

I would like hardware acceleration added for the A20 (hardware acceleration doesn't work for me with the image with hardware accelerated video found on the Olimex blog http://olimex.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/building-a20-olinuxino-micro-debian-image-with-hardware-accelerated-video/#comment-12213).
Thanks.
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: olimex on May 06, 2014, 08:27:54 PM
Hi,

I would like hardware acceleration added for the A20 (hardware acceleration doesn't work for me with the image with hardware accelerated video found on the Olimex blog http://olimex.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/building-a20-olinuxino-micro-debian-image-with-hardware-accelerated-video/#comment-12213).
Thanks.

the hardware acceleration is only for video playback and supports limited number of formats: MP3 and MP4, if you attempt to play other formats there will be no hardware acceleration
this is immature driver problem and we can't fix it
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: mauricio on May 06, 2014, 11:46:30 PM
Hi
I would like the problem with shutdown+battery to be fixed.
When the battery is attached, I run the shutdown command and the board reboot instead of halting.
I don't know if it is an hardware or a kernel problem.
Thanks !

I woluld also like the shutdown+battery issue solved
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: mauricio on May 06, 2014, 11:52:58 PM
I would like the inclusion of pl2303 prolific driver. It was necesary to me to build the A13 image to achieve serial communication through usb/serial with an electronic scale

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: pete_l on May 10, 2014, 01:25:23 PM
Is control over the SATA power broken out to an interface in /sys ?
If not it would be a handy inclusion for those of use who are planning to use the SATA supply not for a disk, but as power for external boards. The ability to switch their power on or off from a program would be nice to have.

Same question regarding the on-board buttons (Vol+, MENU, etc - though they appear to be analog values) and the A20 MICIN2 (secondary microphone?). Can they be made available, too?
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: bloo on May 12, 2014, 09:17:08 PM
On-board buttons (Vol+, MENU, etc) to be available on Linux. A stereo sound driver. I have A20.
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: hkramski on May 12, 2014, 10:58:40 PM
Not exactly a whish FOR the new image, but please provide instructions/methods to upgrade a carefully crafted existing Debian installation.

TIA
   Heinz
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: shug on May 13, 2014, 11:42:29 AM
wouldn't it be possible to create a new debian image base on "jessie" and not "wheezy" anymore ? packages are so old ...
thanks
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: banata on May 13, 2014, 02:52:01 PM
My dream is uBoot loader and OS in NAND Flash for all boards :)
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: ozko on May 14, 2014, 10:24:12 AM
Enabled ip6 would be nice :)
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: MichaelA on May 16, 2014, 04:18:52 PM
A hole lot of devices are serial devices (mobile modems, Wi-Fi sticks, etc. ). It would be nice to have the serial driver to get these ttyUSBx and ttyACMx devices running without compiling the kernel.
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: codec on May 20, 2014, 01:35:46 AM
Support for 1wire devices would be great.

Thanks

codec
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: smysnk on May 21, 2014, 01:54:59 AM
Shutdown / reboot bugs fixed. 

Reboot - Currently it seems that reset goes into some sort of loop and the device never comes back up and you have to hard power down/up to bring it back up.

Shutdown - Does not turn the device into off, still on using up power.  Probably in the same type of loop as above.
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: shug on May 21, 2014, 12:23:17 PM
Hello Olimex dudes,
when do you except to publish the new image ?
Thanks !
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: Andrew Smalley on May 22, 2014, 05:19:22 PM
I just got my A13 this morning with WIFI and NAND ;) i would love to flash linux to the nand and boot from that, I will then be putting it in my car with camera, USB, 3G, GPS(PL232 serial) and ODB-II Canbus USB.

any hints to putting Linux directly on the NAND Chip would be valued

Regards

Andrew

Hi
It's time to release new images for the boards and here is what we intend to add:
  • SPI support
  • MOD-3G support
  • MOD-WIFI-R5370
  • FTDI support
  • NAND Flash driver enable - you will be able to mount the Flash as disk device
  • USB-BT4 - BLE support - not sure if possible as BLE support is implemented in kernel 3.1x but linux-sunxi have no working 3.1x kernel

please let me know if we miss something
Tsvetan
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: tmanev on May 23, 2014, 09:14:53 AM
VLC with hardware acceleration...
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: Moe on June 16, 2014, 01:36:35 PM
Hi there,
Any news on the release schedule? Days, weeks, months, years?
Thnx, Moe.
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: maggio on June 27, 2014, 06:43:15 PM
Hi there,
Any news on the release schedule? Days, weeks, months, years?
Thnx, Moe.

Up!

Thnx
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: slopez on July 18, 2014, 03:10:46 PM
Will you release up to date building instructions? Maybe some script on github could be a good thing so that people could contribute new features?
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: JohnS on July 18, 2014, 04:37:32 PM
Various versions already have detailed instructions on github etc.

Look from wiki / wordpress e.g. from http://olimex.wordpress.com/

John
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: disperso on August 22, 2014, 07:47:07 PM
I would really, really love, and I think it would boost the board's application if you could make a Xenomai image (for the A20). It would make the board much more useful for applications where RT is neccesary.
Title: Re: New Debian Image - Wishlist
Post by: JohnS on August 22, 2014, 08:14:50 PM
Someone did post ages ago how to do that.  No-one has posted recently so it must be an unpopular interest.

John