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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2015, 04:06:12 pm »
They are only €39.95.  That's €7 more that the B+.  They're going to be very popular bits of kit.  I think I'll wait until next month to get one.  I'll just need to install my existing micro SD card and USB 3 thumb drive straight into the board.  Then stick the whole lot into the existing Flirc case. 
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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2015, 05:35:20 pm »
Arrived today (the new model) but don't have time to play as heading abroad tomorrow. I also don't have a microSD card yet.

I believe this model is 6x more powerful than the old one. Does this mean it won't need overclocking?

I'm assuming peppermint will run on it pretty well? That said, I need a media centre on it ideally (Kodi).

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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2015, 06:02:20 pm »
I'm sorry to say you assumed incorrrectly .. Peppermint won't run on it at all, the Pi uses an ARM based SoC and there's no ARM port of Peppermint.

That said, the default Debian based "Raspbian" OS uses the LXDE desktop, so isn't too dissimilar :)
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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2015, 06:15:16 pm »
I'm sorry to say you assumed incorrrectly .. Peppermint won't run on it at all, the Pi uses an ARM based SoC and there's no ARM port of Peppermint.

That said, the default Debian based "Raspbian" OS uses the LXDE desktop, so isn't too dissimilar :)

Oh. Thanks for the info. Was hoping to notch up another machine install.

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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2015, 06:26:35 pm »
Hi mattosensei, you probably won't need to overclock the Pi 2 if you are just running Raspbmc (Kodi).  That said, why not do it anyway >:D!!
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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2015, 09:14:21 pm »
There's a new version of Raspbian for the Pi 2 .. The processor on the new Pi is ARMv7 (as opposed to the original Pi's ARMv6).
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=08795
The new version of Raspbian has a kernel compiled for the ARMv7 architecture which looks like it's a necessity .. this raises the question:-

Is there a version of Raspbmc compiled for ARMv7 yet ?

In a lot of ways having an ARMv7 processor means it'll be easier for Ubuntu based distros to port to the Pi 2 .. Ubuntu have an ARM port, but it targets ARMv7
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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2015, 04:20:21 am »
There's a new version of Raspbian for the Pi 2 .. The processor on the new Pi is ARMv7 (as opposed to the original Pi's ARMv6).
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=08795
The new version of Raspbian has a kernel compiled for the ARMv7 architecture which looks like it's a necessity .. this raises the question:-

Is there a version of Raspbmc compiled for ARMv7 yet ?

In a lot of ways having an ARMv7 processor means it'll be easier for Ubuntu based distros to port to the Pi 2 .. Ubuntu have an ARM port, but it targets ARMv7
(I'd be surprised if an Ubuntu image for the Pi 2 doesn't appear quite quickly)

This is all double-Dutch to me  ???

I assumed if it could/will run Win10 it could run PM. But I don't know a lot about CPU stuff!  :-\

Sounds positive that a version may come out soon though from what you're saying, so will keep fingers X'd.  8)

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Raspberry Pi 2 - Photoflash Glitch
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2015, 04:16:43 pm »
Here's a weird one for you...

Any cameras with a Xenon flash trigger a reaction in a chip on the Raspberry Pi. One of the chips on the exposed computer's circuit board seems to be sensitive to light and poorly shielded, so when the camera's flash triggers, it causes the entire device to crash.   :-\



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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2015, 04:29:50 pm »
That will teach you to take picture of your rasberry PI huh...   LOL    :D
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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2015, 07:30:37 pm »
I guess it's official.  The Raspberry Pi2 doesn't support Flash  ;D!!
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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2015, 08:00:28 pm »
Yeah, not the first time flash brought a computer to its knees :)
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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2015, 08:28:13 pm »
This is for anyone thinking about buying a Raspberry Pi 2 to run Raspbmc.  There is going to be no support for the Pi 2.  There will be support for OSMC Alpha 4 though.  From what I have read, OSMC works really well: http://www.raspbmc.com/2015/02/raspberry-pi-2-0-and-raspbmcs-last-update/

If you want to run Kodi on your new Pi 2, OpenELEC offers full Raspberry Pi 2 support: http://openelec.tv/  ;).
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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2015, 08:37:56 pm »
Have you seen this:

Orange Pi Plus

http://www.orangepi.org/orangepiplus/en.html

Hardware specification

CPU -  H3 ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core,256 KB L1 cache 1 MB L2 cache
GPU - ·Mali400MP2 GPU @600MHz · Supports OpenGL ES 2.0
Memory (SDRAM) - 1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU)
Onboard Storage - TF card (Max. 64GB) / MMC card slot , up to 2T on 2.5 SATA disk <--yes an onboard SATA controller
(an article HERE suggests it will also come with an 8GB eMMC drive onboard)
Onboard Network - 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45, WIFI onboard
Video Input - A CSI input connector allows for the connection of a designed camera module
Audio Input - MIC,LINEIN,FMIN
Video Outputs - HDMI, CVBS
Audio Output - 3.5 mm Jack and HDMI
Power Source - USB OTG input,DC input
USB 2.0 Ports - Four USB 2.0 HOST, one USB 2.0 OTG
Buttons - Power button: Next to Reset button
UBoot button (optional): Behind HDMI connector
Low-level peripherals - 40 Pins Header,compatible with Raspberry Pi B+, 28×GPIO, some of which can be used for specific functions including UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, CAN, I2S, SPDIF, LRADC, ADC, LINE-IN,FM-IN,HP-IN.
GPIO(1x3) pin - UART,ground.
LED - Power Key & RJ45
Key - IR input,UBOOT,POWER
Supported OS - Android Lubuntu, Debian, Rasberry Pi Image
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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2015, 08:52:17 pm »
This looks mighty interesting.  The SATA controller is a BIG plus.  It's still cheap as chips at $59.00.
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Re: Raspberry Pi - Raspbmc
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2015, 09:06:32 pm »
By the time you vector in the price of the included onboard wireless, and 8GB eMMC drive it's probably cheaper than a Pi 2 with an external wifi and SD card :)

Yet more powerful, and with an SATA controller and gigabit ethernet :)
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