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Re: Anybody here know what a rock64 is?

On Friday 20 April 2018 08:21:32 Stefan Monnier wrote:

> > rock64@rock64:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
> > [sudo] password for rock64:
> > locales-all installed, skipping locales generation
> It says right there: the command didn't do anything because
> "locales-all" is installed.
> > Regardless of what I select.
> > Sigh. I wish I had never heard of this rock64 board.
> Nothing in your description indicates any relevance of the hardware on
> which this Debian system is running, so I can't see how/why this would
> make you feel like the board is to blame.
I don't think the board is the problem, its the near total lack of 
support from the pine people.
The new kernel just installed is: 
Linux rock64 4.4.77-rockchip-ayufan-136 #1 SMP Thu Oct 12 09:14:48 UTC 
2017 aarch64 GNU/Linux

Note the build date, almost 6 months ago.

And the usb-3 port has been slowed from true usb-3 speeds to 33k/sec. 
Thats not an accident as it has a bug that was discussed on the forum. 
But that much of a slowdown makes it useless.

What I need is an arm64 board, like this one, that does not suffer from 
the fact that the pi uses a usb-2 internal hub to talk to everything but 
the spi, and its internal hub is so busy its own keyboard and mouse only 
succeed in getting thru about 90% of the time. This board does not have 
that architectural disaster so I thought I could make a dropin 
replacement for the poorly designed pi. Wrong. I can't do it myself AND 
learn how to change things around in the u-boot environment to achieve 
that, The only tools the forum has pointed me at predate the arm64 by 3 
years, won't even build on it, and have been unsupported for 5+ years. 
So I think I am justified at being unhappy. I've wasted close to $250 on 
this and its time to salvage the accessories and start on a different 
card. Or go back to an *86 platform and figure out where to hide the 
humungus box that implies.

Not debians fault by any means. 100% lack of support from the board 

Thanks Stefan.

>         Stefan

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