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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
Quote from: 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.


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
Quote from: 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 !


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

Quote from: 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:

  • 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
Quote from: Moe on June 16, 2014, 01:36:35 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