On 10/11/18 6:59 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> I was just pointed to:
Cedrus is for HW decoding of encoded video format such as M264, it's
not the same thing as a display driver.
I was wondering about that, as I was reading through the page. "Well
this is interesting, but does it really help me" kind of moment. I see
this does not address the more basic issue at hand.
I am well aware of all of those components.
I would expect so. I have not followed sunxi development closely since
I was getting my uboot directly from Hans and was ahead of what was in
the official test. After he moved on to other activities, I did not see
much happening that really helped me situation.
> Mali GPU and R40 sata support SHOULD be in the 4.20 kernel. Of course
> nothing on the date for that!
Mali GPU drivers, for some devices, will be in the kernel, that
doesn't provide user space support. This is not having your cake and
being able to eat it too. It's like having Fred without Ginger.
Sigh. Well it is fun, just not finding what I would give my sister. OK
for most of my needs, but not replacing my x86_64 notebook anytime soon!
Thanks for all you do for us here.
> So I can wait for Mali, but I will have to find something else than the
> BananaPi M4-Ultra for now...
> On 10/6/18 7:36 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 10:20 PM Robert Moskowitz <rgm(a)htt-consult.com>
>>> On 10/5/18 2:54 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>>>> Also the XFCE Spin rebased from 4.12 which was GTK2 based to 4.13 
>>>> which is GTK3 based because GTK2 is ancient and not really maintained
>>>> anymore other than the occasional security or bug fix (if it even gets
>>>> that these days). The xfce 4.13 release is also a development release
>>>> on the way to the 4.14 stable release so it quite possibly could have
>>>> issues but overall GTK3 is more reliant on and expects more HW
>>>> acceleration so I'm not surprised about your experience at all.
>>>> also the reason I don't recommend AllWinner based devices to people
>>>> that wish to do GUI stuff, their best used for server/headless use
>>> I am looking at the BananaPi M2 Ultra with its quad core, 2GB mem, and
>>> native sata. Plus affordable for my budget. They are going to be for
>>> servers, so the Mali GPU should not be at issue.
>> Looks like there's reasonable support for it upstream although a quick
>> look I don't yet see ATA support, not sure of the status there.
>>> Other than I have a mess of Cubieboards, which one works better as a
>>> desktop unit.
>> Do you mean desktop support for Cubieboards or any device in general?
>>>>> One difference I note is F28 has a swap partition, F29 does not. Now
>>>>> during the initial stuff, no swap was used. Now I see 29KB of swap
>>>>> with 86KB memory free.
>>>> So we use zram for swap in F-29, it preserves the mSD card due to
>>>> wear, and is much faster, this isn't the problem. Basically up to a
>>>> max of 50% of the RAM will be allocated to swap using lz4 compression
>>>> and we generally see a 4-5 times compression ratio.
>>> How can I 'see' my swap partition? Free shows a 487304B swap with
>>> used. Yet.
>>> Nothing in fstab. Guess I better read up on zram.
>> It's created as part of the zram-swap service. The swapon (no options)
>> will show swap details, the zramctl cmd (no options) will show you
>> size, utiliation, compression ratios etc.