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Old 12-04-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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Debian for the Rikomagic MK802 II Mini Android


Hi,

I was wondering whether Debian could be
ported to Rikomagic?

regards

here the spec:
Rikomagic MK802 II Mini Android 4.0 PC Android Set top box A10 Cortex A8 1GB RAM 4G ROM HDMI TF Card
 
Old 12-04-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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Possible? Very probable.
Easy? No way.
I am not sure about the MK802 II, but here is an article about a developer porting Ubuntu to the MK802 III: http://www.tgdaily.com/software-feat...n-ubuntu-linux
 
Old 12-04-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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Possible? Very probable.
Easy? No way.
I am not sure about the MK802 II, but here is an article about a developer porting Ubuntu to the MK802 III: http://www.tgdaily.com/software-feat...n-ubuntu-linux
why you might think that it might not be easy.

We could use arm packages from debian, right? (likely some Armel ones too)


1)By the way, how do you plug your RJ45 with that? you got only hdmi, mini and a regular usb.
2) second question, in the pic attached, if I understand well, you do not need an external dc power supply with that? it gets power from USB or HDMI cable




it could be so great to make a debian stable squeeze server from this mk808 possible
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:04 AM   #4
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why you might think that it might not be easy.

We could use arm packages from debian, right? (likely some Armel ones too)
The packages will not be the problem, the problem will be to get all the hardware running, as stated in the article I linked to.

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1)By the way, how do you plug your RJ45 with that? you got only hdmi, mini and a regular usb.
You need an external USB network adapter if you want to connect with RJ-45. That is why it is important to get all the hardware running, so that you can use the inbuilt wireless adapter.
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2) second question, in the pic attached, if I understand well, you do not need an external dc power supply with that? it gets power from USB or HDMI cable
It gets power over USB.
 
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The packages will not be the problem, the problem will be to get all the hardware running, as stated in the article I linked to.

You need an external USB network adapter if you want to connect with RJ-45. That is why it is important to get all the hardware running, so that you can use the inbuilt wireless adapter.
It gets power over USB.
wireless I dont like that. To me it is slow and easily breakable.

usb power thats realyl a great cool thing.

I think that it exists some mini-usb to rj45 adapters ...


besides, if it works for ubuntu, might work for debian.


but you know, my experience with debian is still same. you buy a new pc and you fight like a madman to get the hardware working during weeks if you havent much time to spend on taht.
 
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You are used from x86 installations that the distribution comes with a pre-compiled kernel. This is not true for ARM distributions, you need a kernel that is specially compiled for your specific computer. If you then have devices in that machine that need proprietary drivers you are up to a real fight with the hardware, installing Debian on x86 is a mere joke against that.
 
  


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