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Installation issues / Re: CuBox-i from SolidRun
« on: October 05, 2014, 04:45:27 pm »
Getting paid for two hours of sleep seems more amicable.

If only we were unionized. :'(

Installation issues / Re: CuBox-i from SolidRun
« on: October 04, 2014, 08:25:12 pm »
My supervisor didn't buy the concept that during a 12 hour shift that a 2 hour nap would actually make me more productive.

(I know it has nothing to do with polyphasic sleep but one has to try to extend the theory.  ;) )


Installation issues / Re: CuBox-i from SolidRun
« on: October 01, 2014, 01:29:25 pm »

I've had some hardware issues to sort out before I could get back to looking at this. (Also no time.)

I was trying to do some testing on my LMCE box because it had a card reader in it (my Fedora box had a card reader but you need to build against kubuntu.)

For some reason lshw would not show the card reader.  Gee, it was working.

I tried the following commands

sudo modprobe -r r852; sudo modprobe -r sdhci_pci; sudo modprobe r852; sudo modprobe sdhci_pci

This uses modprobe to unload and reload the device drivers inorder for the kernel to automatically redetect the sd card.

It didn't change the lshw output.

I bought a new card reader (same model as in my Fedora box).

Plug it in and when I rebooted my HDD's were detected and the s.m.a.r.t. status was displayed and the system/display froze.

Turned out my power supply wasn't up to the task of handling all the peripherals I had in the system.

I put in a 500 watt supply (fortunately spare) and everything booted up.

I've tried lightdm as a desktop on the cu-box but it goes into software rendering mode for video.

So, not to mess up my main LMCE box (3 hdd's with 10.04, 12.04, 14.04) I build a box to compile cu-box.  It's slow but so am I.

I hope to get some things done over the next week, between raking leaves.


Installation issues / Re: CuBox-i from SolidRun
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:39:46 pm »

Some Kernel information.

There are currently two supported kernels for the CuBox-i and HummingBoard -

Kernel 3.14 LTS - The current kernel for CuBox-i and HummingBoard. The drive is that all projects focus on this kernel as much as possible.

Kernel 3.10 LTS - This kernel announced here (
It is based on Linaro kernel 3.10 LTS, i.MX6 Freescale patches and patches from Russell King, Jon Nettleton and various other developers.
This kernel is the main kernel to be used for end users and general availability.

Installation issues / Re: CuBox-i from SolidRun
« on: September 14, 2014, 06:57:12 pm »

Here are instructions for PXE booting the cubox.


Installation issues / Re: CuBox-i from SolidRun
« on: September 13, 2014, 03:24:24 pm »
Hi phenigma,

I haven't had much time to play with the CuBox since I posted. 

I have installed Fedora 20 on it with Xfce4 and LXDE Desktops.  They ran fine.

Cinnamon Desktop went into a software rendering mode for video and I didn't spend time (yet) trying to figure out why.

The box is HDMI 1080p with CEC 1.4 with 3D support using a GC2000 GPU .

3D GPU Type is OpenGL ES1.1, 2.0 Quad Shader.

Video Engine is a multi format video decoder and encoder.  I'll need to look around the forums to see what's runable.

fbdev driver works.  For Fedora look at the following.

This weekend I am going to try to install a Fedora ARM spin with the MATE desktop manager.

I guess if you really wanted to play with it I could drop it off to you sometime when I go up to the Big City.


I have started to look at how to possibly PXE boot the box using the raspberry pi as an example but I haven't tried anything yet.

I'm contemplating trying Win 8.1 RT software, but I haven't really looked into it yet. a start for the GPU.

Installation issues / Re: CuBox-i from SolidRun
« on: September 05, 2014, 07:43:13 pm »

You might like to look at this.


Installation issues / Re: CuBox-i from SolidRun
« on: September 05, 2014, 07:40:23 pm »

This is an ARM device.

I thought that maybe I needed to investigate i.MX6 ARM support in Ubuntu.

I have the quad core CuBox-i4Pro.


Installation issues / Re: CuBox-i from SolidRun
« on: September 05, 2014, 06:03:46 pm »

Been playing with it.  Installed Kit Kat, Fedora 20 on microSD, bootp sees tftboot/pxelinux.0 it loads but stalls.

I guess I'll have to look at the various environments for dhcp, tftp and NFS servers.


Installation issues / Re: 12.04 August 16 29241 notes
« on: August 17, 2014, 06:48:51 pm »

Thanks posde.


Installation issues / 12.04 August 16 29241 notes
« on: August 17, 2014, 03:13:44 pm »

Core/Hybrid with nvidia drivers, Sarah A/V present, no Flickr photos, NAS detected username/password entered - media updated and MD's announced (x2) and created.

Best one in a long time.

Will test out what I can.

Great job guys.


Installation issues / CuBox-i from SolidRun
« on: August 09, 2014, 10:40:06 pm »

I've ordered one of these to play with.

Just wondering if anyone else has tried to use one as a MD.


Installation issues / Re: "Fresh" installation 12.04 July 24 29195
« on: August 05, 2014, 01:17:39 am »

Did you get any MDs created yet?


Installation issues / Re: 12.04 July 30 19196 notes.
« on: August 04, 2014, 04:07:14 pm »

I tried to create a MD but received but TFTP fails with

PXE-E32: TFTP open timeout

I checked to ensure that the TFTP service was running...

$ netstat -an | fgrep -w 69

and received

udp        0      0    *

I tried...

grep tftp /etc/inetd.conf

and received

tftp    dgram   udp wait    nobody /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/in.tftpd --tftpd-timeout 300 --retry-timeout 5    --mcast-port 1758 --mcast-addr --maxthread 100 --verbose=5 --no-blksize /tftpboot

I then checked the /etc/dhcp3 directory and saw that dhcpd wasn't configured.

So no MD creation in this snap and that's why my NAS is giving me grief.


Installation issues / 12.04 July 30 19196 notes.
« on: August 04, 2014, 02:08:18 pm »

Same as...

And besides having to manually enter the same fields I checked off and saved "Use 5 second pings to ensure connection stays alive" on Device Templates #1837 & #1768.

I rebooted with the NAS off, then NAS on but each time the NAS was not checked as being Online in template #1768 and would timeout and go into hibernation.

I tried checking the windows shares as online, then powering down/up NAS, closing re-opening webadmin (which showed the shares as being online), but, NAS still went into hibernation and media on NAS was never discovered by UpdateMedia.


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