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Ubuntu on VisionFive2 initial impressions

had to install neofetch manually. installed as instructed without issue last night. Does not see the nvme drive, at least without any tweaks. Haven’t dug into it yet. All the previous 5.15 kernels did see the drive. also did not … Continue reading

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Waydroid on Mobian on PinephonePRO

installed with method 1 on the mobian wiki, using the upstream repo. Surprisingly easy, with the “Here be dragons” warning making me wary. Do feel a bit sad that I cannot find all the apps I want/need on mobian yet, … Continue reading

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WordPress Site Edits, removed twitter add mastodon

Realized I don’t actually look at the “real” site, just the editor, which is very blank. So noticed the big twitter button, that is on the default pages at the bottom, and with recent changes, decided to remove it. But … Continue reading

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VisionFive 2 Armbian Kafka

java seems to be the theme of the week. still have the same java as the minecraft experiment. pulled the “community” version of kafka from confluent: https://www.confluent.io/installation/ (may have to register) have extracted the tar file onto the nvme drive:/nvme/community/confluent-7.3.2 … Continue reading

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Armbian VisionFive 2 running

downloaded this weeks armbian visionfive2 image and got it running; Notes: Did have to change dip switches, as mentioned in a forum, the settings for the default debian image did not work; booted headless (even with the XFCE image), so … Continue reading

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Bing fails to install Minecraft on VisionFive 2

prompted Bing in compose mode with installing minecraft java edition on risc-v sbc visionfive 2 and this is the result Impressive. Incorrect, but sounds good. step 1: the riscv64 openjdk download link does not exist 🙁. There ARE riscv64 java … Continue reading

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VisionFive 2 Python and Pygame

Installed python, pygame, jupyter-lab (and matplotlib). Sound works via hdmi (sort of). There is sound coming from the TV, but not totally clear, sort of garbled, as if timing is a bit off, but fine for beeps and explosions from … Continue reading

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Firefox Built on VisionFive 2

Unmodified firefox build (from this weekend) built on Debian on the VisionFive 2 ! Linux starfive 5.15.0-starfive #1 SMP Mon Feb 27 14:03:14 EST 2023 riscv64 GNU/Linux not optimized, and not with the JIT, just the default build. A few … Continue reading

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first RISC-V board: StarFive VisionFive 2

arrived this week: StarFive VisionFive 2 board Picked up the 8 Gig dual network version from AmeriDroid. Not had time to do much; Downloaded the 202302 debian image onto SD card. One hint: the board did not come configured to … Continue reading

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Pinephone Pro camera, outside shots

Out on a sunny day, took a few outdoor shots with the pinephone pro and pinhole app.

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