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Pandaboard full media director ???
« on: March 28, 2011, 03:31:49 pm »
Hi,

I have this board for other jobs, there is a chance to test it as a media director?


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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 03:38:54 pm »
Sure. Port the various packages needed to function as a media director. :)

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 03:39:17 pm »
Hi,

I have this board for other jobs, there is a chance to test it as a media director?


Emanuele

We're waiting for our Panda board to be delivered... so we cant say 100% for sure yet but we do feel confident that we will have Dianemo 10.10 ported to this hardware in the near future and this will mean for both MD & Core functionality. I'll post an update here as soon as we have any news.

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 06:32:11 pm »
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...both MD & Core functionality...

Just curious, it has a single 10/100 LAN, and no PCI expansion (any flavor PCI).  How will you get Gigabit networking in there?

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 06:54:39 pm »
Just curious, it has a single 10/100 LAN, and no PCI expansion (any flavor PCI).  How will you get Gigabit networking in there?

Bryce

We may use a single NIC...we used to ship systems like that at one time. Alternatively we may use a USB NIC for the 2nd NIC.

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 01:53:52 am »
um, why would you add a second nic if its going to be used as an MD, unless the onboard was too slow

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 02:46:37 am »
um, why would you add a second nic if its going to be used as an MD, unless the onboard was too slow

Yeah I actually mis-read that earlier question. When deployed as an MD we think for the most part 100mbit LAN connection is going to be fine - especially as we will almost certainly locally boot from Flash. But we're also interested in what we can do with the Panda board as a Core...and thats why my response to the earlier question was slightly misdirected. In a Core configuration we will probably just add a USB NIC (that will be good enough for testing at least) to enable us to have LAN & WAN side NIC's.

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 06:53:18 pm »
excuse my stupid question, but what are the packages needed for a media director?? There is a list of packages or an example of media director??

could be a start, take the mini version of hari?

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2011, 07:05:45 pm »
excuse my stupid question, but what are the packages needed for a media director?? There is a list of packages or an example of media director??

could be a start, take the mini version of hari?

Emanuele

I dont have the package list at hand - I think that is available on the Wiki or by looking at the scripts that create MD's. Hari's mini installation could be built for the Panda board for sure. What we are planning to do though is build a full MD.

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 01:20:59 am »
excuse my stupid question, but what are the packages needed for a media director?? There is a list of packages or an example of media director??

could be a start, take the mini version of hari?

Emanuele

might to want to look at link below as there are 2 more packages needed to use all functionality
http://pandaboard.org/content/resources/development-environment

after looking through the specs these boards interest me alot and i might purchase one when i have the money

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 01:28:10 am »
might to want to look at link below as there are 2 more packages needed to use all functionality
http://pandaboard.org/content/resources/development-environment

after looking through the specs these boards interest me alot and i might purchase one when i have the money

Well they are flooded with orders at the moment and apparently production has been hit badly by the disaster in Japan.

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 11:16:47 am »
I've been waiting about 3 months for it.
I have ordered on Digikey U.S. and I paid 147 € + 18 € (italian taxes).

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2011, 07:07:23 pm »
i have found that they can be powered from USB but i still cannot find if it can be powered from PoE, i dont think it can but just that feature would sell me on it

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2011, 09:01:03 pm »
Hi,
I noticed that the pandaboard supports booting from pxe.
I think that creating an ARM image and a device template may be a correct way or not?

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Re: Pandaboard full media director ???
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2011, 09:07:54 pm »
that is part of the process. The media director interactor needs to be modified as well, so that if a pandaboard is detected, it will emit the Pandaboard device template.

-Thom