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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: Gentoo on ASUS Tinker Board S? Reply with quote

Linky: https://www.asus.com/us/Single-Board-Computer/Tinker-Board-S/

Anyone have any experience with ASUS Tinker Board S?
Worth the money?

How's Gentoo running on it? Pulling kernel (sources maybe even) and other boot files from the TinkerOS sould be a quick way to get started. Right?

Any drawbacks compared to RPi3, excluding power usage?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't buy anything that doesn't have a usb3 & gigabit eth otherwise the slow io will make your experience very poor and frustating :-)

The board you linked has an eMMC on board so basically a small SSD that with a few caveat (16G is little space) will let you use gentoo, also the gigabit eth is great if you have a nas. Too bad the USB2 (half duplex) interface that makes it difficult to expand storage. 2Gb ddr3 ram might not be enough, for example emerging boost or big packages.
If it is not for a nas it might be a good board, check if mainline kernel is supported, the HD audio interface is great.
For 70-80$ is not bad but you might find better alternatives.

I wait for this board that should be announced in September:
https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=149&t=31277
It should priced at ~100$ 4Gb DDR4 ram PCI-e interface, sata, gbit
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mostly look these for making a portable media consuming device (kinda a thick tablet PC) and maybe for surveilance camera purposes (by using USB web cam). I have RPi3, but it has some kind of problems with power delivery (even when using bench PSU straight to the power pins).

On the other hand I think I finally got into my older DSL camera WiFi trough command line. When I have time to test I could use it as a suveilance camera. So the surveilance part might be already "solved".
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Movies on my old rtd1295 looked really gorgeous on my 60", it depends probably on the screen size, on a 7" lcd every hw decoder looks the same, exp the cheaper ones. Too bad OpenGL is probably only supported for android on the realtek SoC.
Maybe a real tablet will do a better job as a tablet ;-)
On the kodi forums all praises the solidrun cubox as a media player, I prefer to use the internal DLNA renderer from emby or the emby app instead of rendering over hdmi. On my old non smart TV I just connect a HD to the Sat stb, it uses a realtek chip and looks really good. :-)
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