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  • Raspbian 2019-09-26 Has Raspberry Pi SPI EEPROM Updater, NTFS-3G Added

    Phoronix: Raspbian 2019-09-26 Has Raspberry Pi SPI EEPROM Updater, NTFS-3G Added

    Raspbian 2019-09-26 is out as the latest version of this Debian-based Linux distribution that leads the default OS experience for Raspberry Pi devices...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ian-2019-09-26

  • tildearrow
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    It would be cool if it could just run on a normal build, like x86 build runs on all x86 computers, doesn't matter if its Intel or AMD, or if its Asus, MSI or Gigabyte, if its Pentium, Celeron, Atom, Athlon, Core, Xeon, Epyc or Ryzen.
    It's not easy to do. Under x86, most of the hardware architecture is pretty much standard, and the firmware is too (UEFI).

    Under ARM there are a zillion different bootloaders, which require making device-specific images. Oh, and also, every hardware has its quirks and differences...

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  • uid313
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    Originally posted by system32 View Post
    Arch Linux works well:
    uname -a: Arch Linux 5.3.1-1-ARCH #1 SMP Sat Sep 21 15:09:05 UTC 2019 aarch64 GNU/Linux
    https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/a...raspberry-pi-4
    http://za.mirror.archlinuxarm.org/os/rpi/
    Fedora 31 is said to include support for RPi4, currently only RPi2 and RPi3.
    Looks like it also needs a special-purpose Raspberry-specific build.
    http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLi...-latest.tar.gz

    It would be cool if it could just run on a normal build, like x86 build runs on all x86 computers, doesn't matter if its Intel or AMD, or if its Asus, MSI or Gigabyte, if its Pentium, Celeron, Atom, Athlon, Core, Xeon, Epyc or Ryzen.

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  • system32
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Is Raspbian still needed in 2019 with Raspberry Pi 4 and Linux kernel 5.3?
    Can't we just run normal distributions such as Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc without having these special purpose Raspberry distributions?
    Arch Linux works well:
    uname -a: Arch Linux 5.3.1-1-ARCH #1 SMP Sat Sep 21 15:09:05 UTC 2019 aarch64 GNU/Linux
    https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/a...raspberry-pi-4
    http://za.mirror.archlinuxarm.org/os/rpi/
    Fedora 31 is said to include support for RPi4, currently only RPi2 and RPi3.
    Last edited by system32; 10-01-2019, 03:01 PM.

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  • Zgembo
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Is Raspbian still needed in 2019 with Raspberry Pi 4 and Linux kernel 5.3?
    Can't we just run normal distributions such as Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc without having these special purpose Raspberry distributions?
    See https://wiki.debian.org/RaspberryPi. RPi4 is still rather new, so no upstream Kernel support just yet, but sooner or later we should get there...

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  • uid313
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    Is Raspbian still needed in 2019 with Raspberry Pi 4 and Linux kernel 5.3?
    Can't we just run normal distributions such as Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc without having these special purpose Raspberry distributions?

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  • mvdvarrier
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    Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post
    Is there any reason to update firmware on rpi?
    I think the new firmware will help to reduce the cpu temperature considerably with many other enhancements.
    The Raspbian is a wonderful OS that it is very stable and very much fine-tuned to overcome the limitations of the hardware.

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  • cbxbiker61
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    Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post
    Is there any reason to update firmware on rpi?
    Yep, booting from USB or network was not included in the initial boot firmware. If you want those features when they're available you'll have to update the boot firmware.

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  • Baguy
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    Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post
    Is there any reason to update firmware on rpi?
    Overclocking. You need a newer firmware to overclock to 2GHz reliably.

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  • DoMiNeLa10
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    Is there any reason to update firmware on rpi?

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