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From: hiro <23hiro@gmail.com>
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] pi4 wifi and audio
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2022 01:40:18 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAFSF3XOUrRiuZrsvyoE=1g0Ke2esEiDC7dHTOxGUT+co4T_ZXw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6403CC303B834A70F53A520558BED0EB@gmail.com>

well, pi4 on 9front can be used as an efficient terminal. just avoid
the wifi, usb-c, audio, bluetooth :D
as a music player it's also good enough, with a high quality usb soundcard.
rpi4 finally has real 1gbit ethernet. makes it the first viable pi.
of course use cases are extremely limited, but they exist.

On 2/12/22, thinktankworkspaces@gmail.com <thinktankworkspaces@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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  1:17 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
2022-02-13  0:40     ` hiro [this message]
2022-02-13  2:55       ` thinktankworkspaces
2022-02-13  3:25     ` Thaddeus Woskowiak
2022-02-13  7:37       ` Steve Simon

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