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Fedora 17 XFCE Images

Hi everyone, we've got another distro running on the MK802. This time, it's Fedora!

The current version of the Fedora images come in 1080p and 720p flavours, have access to the full 1GB RAM (though part is system reserved), and has the networking fix out of the box. Performance is comparable to the Ubuntu 12.04 XFCE performance.

Demonstration

http://i.imgur.com/I9N46.jpg

Notes

The default user is the same as the Ubuntu image, user: miniand, pass: miniand.

The image uses the Mele image base just as the Ubuntu images do, which means a 3.0.8+ kernel. We are very much looking forward to being able to compile a new kernel for it, and it's something we continue to work at.

Currently, glxgears doesn't seem to run, so it seems like the video drivers / opengl libraries may not be loading correctly. Hopefully, if we can get these to load correctly we will see a boost in performance.

Downloads

Fantastic this is really awesome guys, I just wondered how we can get support for different screen resolutions.

Myself and a few others are hooking up MK802s to the Motorola lapdocks which have a native screen resolution of 1366x768

Keep up the great work

Andy

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Hi Miniand,

Thanks for this released image.

As far as I am aware, it seems that it is not allowed to release a Fedora image with custom kernel or other custom modifications in Fedora License.

Maybe you should take note of this avoiding destruction of the license.

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Is anybody else having trouble with the downloaded image being corrupted (reported while unpacking)? Would it be possible to post MD5 hashes of the images?

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Very good, thanks, I go to test it. May fix also in rest of versions (Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu), the problem with 1GB memory and display resolution ?? I do not have test yet your Fedora, but Lubuntu start really fast, if fix memory problem may be software will start and run faster.

Regards

Fantastic this is really awesome guys, I just wondered how we can get support for different screen resolutions.

Myself and a few others are hooking up MK802s to the Motorola lapdocks which have a native screen resolution of 1366x768

Keep up the great work

Andy

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-change-display-resolution-settings-using-xrandr.html

Nice work the img also will be testing shortly!

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Maybe it would be possible to make a torrents of your images? That would solve the problem of it taking one day per image uploaded.

In reply to Miniand

Fantastic this is really awesome guys, I just wondered how we can get support for different screen resolutions.

Myself and a few others are hooking up MK802s to the Motorola lapdocks which have a native screen resolution of 1366x768

Keep up the great work

Andy

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-change-display-resolution-settings-using-xrandr.html

Nice work the img also will be testing shortly!

Ok thanks for that, i'm downloading the image so l'll test it out, on the screenshot above of xrandr it says: min resolution 1920x1080 and max resolution 1920x1080 presumably because we have hard coded that resolution. It does look like I'll have to modify the evb.bin and add 1360x768.

The only thing is to get the resolution of 1360x768 It looks like I would have to switch to VGA output, :

used for vga output, 0:1680*1050 1:1440*900 2:1360*768 3:1280*1024 4:1024*768 5:800*600 6:640*480 10:1920*1080 11:1280*720

Does anyone know if this would work? I will give it a go, ultimately for a proper distro it would be great to be able to switch resolutions on the fly.

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Is anybody else having trouble with the downloaded image being corrupted (reported while unpacking)? Would it be possible to post MD5 hashes of the images?

I can confirm the current img for this distro is giving me errors during unpacking as well

In reply to HotBlack

I have download, tested and work fine. Thanks.

I have download, tested and work fine. Thanks.

Mind sharing your method for unpacking? "7z x" gives me errors

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Hey everyone, we've added md5 checksums for both of the files. I'm downloading the 1080p file again to test the checksum, can people confirm if they match their own downloaded copy?

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Hey guys, I've just downloaded the 1080p image and the checksum is correct for me. I'm also able to decompress it in Ubuntu 12.04 using p7zip CLI and using the Nautilus GUI. How are you guys trying to extract it? Are there any specific errors you are getting?

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Mind sharing your method for unpacking? "7z x" gives me errors

I have unpack with Winrar software. Write to SD Card with Win32DiskImager, and work perfectly.

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Mind sharing your method for unpacking? "7z x" gives me errors

I have unpack with Winrar software. Write to SD Card with Win32DiskImager, and work perfectly.

Could you try 7-Zip instead of winrar and see if that works?

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Hey guys, I've just downloaded the 1080p image and the checksum is correct for me. I'm also able to decompress it in Ubuntu 12.04 using p7zip CLI and using the Nautilus GUI. How are you guys trying to extract it? Are there any specific errors you are getting?

Bah, decompression failed for the 720p at 3.4 gb thought I had it :( It gives me an "ERROR: E_FAIL" I will try doing this in windows and post my results

Update: Winrar worked and was about 20 times faster then 7zip lol

In reply to Miniand

Mind sharing your method for unpacking? "7z x" gives me errors

I have unpack with Winrar software. Write to SD Card with Win32DiskImager, and work perfectly.

Could you try 7-Zip instead of winrar and see if that works?

Yes, tested just now with 7-zip (under Windows), and unpack IMG file perfectly. Size of IMG file unpacked 4,023,386,112.

In reply to Miniand

Well seems 3rd time is the charm, I tried downloading it today, MD5 hashes matched (unpacked with Winrar) and it worked fine.

In reply to HotBlack

Though the Fedora runs well, but how can I install a second language? And how to log in the root?

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Though the Fedora runs well, but how can I install a second language?

And how to log in the root?

The user password is "miniand", so for root:

$ sudo -i
(type "miniand" for password)

I believe you can change the language by using system-config-language. If you need a different input IME, perhaps look at ibus.

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