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Old 02-10-2017, 09:29 PM   #1
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Do Any Orange pi users recommend it?


Hi I keep seeing cheap Orange pi single-board computers and I was wondering if anybody tried using one. If so would you recommend it? Also what distros did you try on it?
 
Old 02-12-2017, 02:47 PM   #2
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If it's the same as a Raspberry Pi or Banana Pi, they are very usable for regular computing with Linux.

A Raspberry Pi3 is only about £30, but you do need extras to get the best out of it, as it is basically just a motherboard.

Edit: They run on an ARM processor.
 
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:09 PM   #3
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Anyone else?
 
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No experience with an orange pi but the Amazon reviews might help. Looks like a nice board but does not have the community support yet like the rpi or banana pi and takes a bit more work to get an image up and running.
 
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Thanks. was just wondering.
 
Old 11-07-2017, 09:57 AM   #6
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Smile orange pi

I have 4 orange pi one (h3 chip)
1 orange pi pc 2 ( h5 chip )
1 orange pi pc plus ( h3 + emmc)

results
I have retro orange pi 3.0.1 running on 2 units ( orange oi one) - works fine for kodi and some retro gaming need a keyboard and a game controller to use
I have openelec running kodi jarvis and 2 units ( orange pi one)- works nice with a keyboard.
I have also have armbian and debian running on these units

the pc 2 I have had running using the same image as I used fore the orange oi one units -

problems of note:
open elec works flawlessly just have to make sure the script.bin has been changed to correct the overheat problem ( running cpu too fast)
retro orange pi has keyboard problems in the gaming section ( only f4 works) but works fine in kodi so you have to exit gaming and execute shutdown to cleanly turn off
armbian works very well as a basic desktop for browsing

Note
1. use the retrorange pi , openelec and armbian site for images ... everything on the orange pi sites by sunxi and allwinner are old
2. use very good 5v 3a power supplies - most people have trouble because of power supplies
3. I have a monitor and a TV ( 1080p and hdmi) the monitor does not always work properly ( LG24en43 ) the TV always works when booting systems
I have not tested I2C and GPIO yet
 
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I actually went with a raspberry pi and I like it a lot, I use it as my main machine. I'm running Puppy Linux(Quirky) on mine, I like it a lot better than raspbian since its way lighter and not completely geared towards python, I like c/c++.

Do you think quirky would run on an orange pi? One of these days I want to get some more sbcs and I'll probably try an orange pi out.
 
  


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