My bad for not reading this list regular enough. It looks like you
were able to find most of your answers already, but one.
On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 10:04 PM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm(a)htt-consult.com> wrote:
I received my PCDuino3 Nano Lite this week and am now trying to figure it
First, how to power it? One of the OTG ports on the bottom is outlined in
red. Is that the 'power plug'? And they had to use the more expensive
smartphone sized OTG, rather than the more common mini-USB like the Cubies
use. But how to power is the first question.
Second is where is ttyS0? Is it the 3 pins sticking off the side, and if so
which is which (TX, RX, GRD)?
Does it need a heatsink like other A20 SOCs supply?
I haven't put a heat sink on any of mine and had them all compiling
packages for weeks at a time with no heat issues. They aren't in a
"well ventilated" area (has air blowing over them), they are in an
open area (nothing covering them).
By the time I add the heatsink, power cord, and sata adapter, how
cheaper is it than my Cubieboard2s that come with all of that? ;)
Yep, that is a consideration.
For me, I have a ton of micro-usb chords sitting around, so no cost
there, I don't use heatsinks, no cost there, and I originally started
using them because they have Gigabit network, not for the sata, so I
never bought any of those chords.
So for me, a $15 machine was a $15 machine ... though I paid full
price for my original ones.
thanks for the pointer to Amazon for this board. I hope.... !
From the sounds of things (not just this email, but other
correspondence) it's not working the best for your situation. I'm
sorry to hear that. Hope you are able to find the board(s) that fit
> On 12/21/2015 06:21 PM, Troy Dawson wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Yep, it's my report on the worst named arm computer, that runs good :)
>> Anyway I have two reports.
>> ** 1st report **
>> From all my tests, the PCDuino3 Nano Light "just works". I
>> the F23 XFCE image, followed the uboot instructions with just one
>> change, I used the PCDuino3 Nano uboot, cuz Lite is supposed to be the
>> exact same.
>> The graphical first-boot came up, I set it up, and XFCE came up. Not
>> a bit of extra twiddling on my part.
>> I am currently updating the system to see if it will automatically
>> boot into the newer kernel. Since the regular PCDuino3 Nano
>> automatically boots into the newer kernel, I am 99% confident this
>> will too. But I don't like to say it will without testing it.
>> echo "deltarpm=False" >> /etc/dnf/dnf.conf
>> Use that to speed up your update by at least 20 minutes.
>> ** 2nd report **
>> PCDuino3 Nano Light is currently $15 on amazon.
>> CPU: AllWinner A20 SoC, 1GHz ARM Cortex A7 Dual Core
>> DRAM: 1GB
>> Full size HDMI port
>> 1000 Mb/sec ethernet (take with a grain of salt, but it is faster than
>> 100 Mb/sec)
>> SATA port (no cables)
>> SD card slot. Says it only handles 32Gig, I run mine with 64Gig sd cards
>> No on board flash - The big difference between Nano and Nano lite.
>> Sorry that I sound like an ad. It's just that it's a decent arm
>> computer that runs straight F23, for only 15 dollars.
>> Troy Dawson
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