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From: thinktankworkspaces@gmail.com
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] pi4 wifi and audio
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2022 14:45:13 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6403CC303B834A70F53A520558BED0EB@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAG3JMtYhAAC1tSb4X07tTK3wOFSwj4UMhPM5+GBVEUzUvA9YAQ@mail.gmail.com>

Quoth Thaddeus Woskowiak <tswoskowiak@gmail.com>:
> I don't think Miller's wifi does WPA or any auth. Though I've not ran
> Miller's pi image in a long time. Miller's wifi driver is also different
> from 9 front's WiFi driver so it's not a simple port.
> For good pi audio I use a Dayton USB DAC which outputs pretty clean audio.
> Unfortunately the pi uses a really crummy SoC as it started life as an
> EoL'd chip for set-top boxes. That's why it does weird crap like boot from
> the GPU and lacked proper Ethernet for ages. Even Pi founder Ebbon Upton
> was unable to grasp why people wanted proper Ethernet as the pi was only
> ever meant for teaching. It's an educational toy built from a chip
> scrounged from the cut out bin but everyone seems to want to ignore that
> part. You get what you pay for.
> I tend to prefer cheap embedded PC's off eBay or itx Celeron SoC boards if
> I need a small low power system.
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2022, 1:11 PM <thinktankworkspaces@gmail.com> wrote:
> > So 9front on pi4 seems pretty stable. But has anyone got audio and wifi
> > working. I recall
> > reading some place that pi hardware developers kind of deviated from
> > convention so its a bit
> > tricky to get some of that stuff working. Perhaps I might also be asking
> > for some sort of
> > guide to read on how to build or deal with making drivers in 9front and
> > some troubleshooting
> > steps to follow. Ponies and Unicorns I want those also, so yea.
> >

Interesting. Seems like a lot of wasted effort. Unless as you say using pi as a teaching
experiement. So what about hackboard2. Kind of the same specs but Intel. I'm wondering if
it will just boot 9front and work without too much fuss. 

  reply	other threads:[~2022-02-13  0:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-02-12 17:43 thinktankworkspaces
2022-02-12 18:07 ` hiro
2022-02-12 18:46   ` Steve Simon
2022-02-12 20:56 ` Thaddeus Woskowiak
2022-02-12 22:45   ` thinktankworkspaces [this message]
2022-02-13  0:40     ` hiro
2022-02-13  2:55       ` thinktankworkspaces
2022-02-13  3:25     ` Thaddeus Woskowiak
2022-02-13  7:37       ` Steve Simon

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