Subject: Re: [9front] pi4 wifi and audio
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2022 18:55:02 -0800 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <E756A45508A46F80A0A14BF30E556DFA@gmail.com> (raw)
Yes it seems really stable as a terminal. It only crashed once while running netsurf
using js mode. To be expected i'm sure. I make the habit of running additional rio when using
netsurf to keep from rebooting. But honestly I don't know what to do with it. I have no need
for GPIO at the moment. I have an extra kbd, mouse, and monitor. So I guess if I ever need a
low cost terminal then I have one to use.
Quoth hiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Quoth Thaddeus Woskowiak <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-02-13 3:10 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
2022-02-13 2:55 ` thinktankworkspaces [this message]
2022-02-13 3:25 ` Thaddeus Woskowiak
2022-02-13 7:37 ` Steve Simon
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