Acer Chromebase 21 - NVIDIA Tegra K1 desktop - Linux install

From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-Chromebase-DC221HQ-21-5-Full-
HD-NVIDIA-Tegra-K1-All-in-One-Desktop-Used-/272249565427?
hash=3Ditem3f6356b0f3:g:-pUAAOSwQjZXP40-

NVIDIA has done a really good job with the Tegra ARM CPUs. Their latest,
the K1, is fully supported by Linux, and while it usually runs Android,
will run Linux no problem. NVIDIA has fully released and supports Linux on
their silicon.

If somebody wants to buy one of these and set up as a desktop box, I'd love
to see a writeup or video of its running Linux.

http://www.vctlabs.com/posts/2015/Jan/22/tegra

$10 Quad Core computer

From: Chad Smith 
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That's right - computer, not CPU.

https://www.linux.com/news/orange-pi-linux-quad-core-under-20

The Orange Pi

Orange Pie would be better than Raspberry Pie.  Apple Pie would be better,
but we all know why they can't use that name.

Chocolate Pie, though....

(I'm hungry, sorry.)

To the meat of the matter....  (I did it again.)

It's made by a different company, and you can get it for $13.30 ($9.99 +
shipping)..  It doesn't come with a power cord or a Micro SD card, but you
probably have those anyway.

I still don't see the mass appeal of these things when  you can buy a
tablet with a touchscreen and WiFi and all that kind of stuff for less than
$30, and a Google Chrromecast or Amazon Fire Stick for less than $40 - but
I'm not a hobbyist robot maker, DIY router builder, embedded systems admin,
or Drone operator. So what do I know?  :)

You can buy it from Alibaba Express -
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Orange-Pi-One-ubuntu-linux-and-android-mini-PC-Beyond-and-Compatible-with-Raspberry-Pi-2/1553371

Chugalug Digest, Vol 48, Issue 30

From: Luke Prince 
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Have you tried Nexus Root Toolkit? I have seen it resurrect some otherwise
inoperable devices:

http://www.wugfresh.com/nrt/

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> On 07/19/2016 07:24 AM, David Rucker wrote:
> > Are you attempting to install through USB or a SD card? I'm not near my
> > laptop at the moment but I have recovered some stubborn phones in the
> > past. It's been a while sense I have attempted an install or recovery
> > like that. But I do still have all my software. I may even still have
> > all the Nexus firmwares probably a couple revisions old though. Although
> > could be an issue with that particular firmware file try a different
> > version.
>
> One of the issues I ran into was that flashing the Nexus 6P requires a
> newer version of fastboot, but I got that set up. I also have tried
> different versions of CM (snapshot and nightly) and 6.0 Marshmallow
> release and the N preview.
>
> > Also, gonna sound weird but try a different USB cable as well. Some
> > phones are picky and while one cable works perfect for everything else
> > it's still possible for one phone to not like it.
>
> I have only used the one cable that came with the phone. I don't have
> many USB-C cables around. But it does seem to work to install TWRP and
> CM (CM just won?t boot). Only the official images fail to install.
> Attempting to directly flash system.img complains about problems with a
> corrupt sparse file, or something. Using flash-all.sh gives the error:
> FAILED (remote: data too large)
> when attempting to flash system.img.
>
> I?m a bit stuck here with a phone that will no longer boot anything
> other than TWRP. :-(
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> 

So am I the first to think of this?

From: Michael Ward 
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Android's new name brings new possible festival

Chattanougat?

Thanks FOSS

From: Matt Keys 
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Here's Jack before the injury ..

https://drive.google.com/open?id=3D0B0WfOdfLSM3Sd0VLVUxySEh6TU0


and after ..


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0WfOdfLSM3SY3g2VDJReDFrVjg/view?usp=3Dsha=
ring


Real-time audio munging, perhaps in Python?

From: Dan Lyke 
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Okay, while I'm not drinking, another question, a follow-up to my
Mixxx question earlier.

I've been screwing around with this a bit, and realized that as much
as using Mixxx is fine, it also isn't that hard to slap a GUI on top
of something like the VLC API to build a music player that does what I
need even better than watching the Mixxx data and pulling up info
screens based on that.

The two "would totally kick this out of the park" features for that,
that'd let me duplicate the Windows and Android app that currently
occupies this space (and if I used Qt rather than GTK might even make
a Linux/Mac/Windows/Android app that beats that one), is pitch change
and tempo change.

And I'd want this on sliders so I could react to the floor with tempo.

And beat detection just good enough that I could slap a "we started at
126BPM" interface on this, though it turns out that's probably the
easy bit. But I could do this with a "spawn to a CLI app, store the
result in a database" if I had to.

I see Aubio, which can do all of this off-line, but it's not clear
that it's easy to say "play this MP3. Tell me where in the MP3 it is.
Let me munge pitch and tempo, but keep playing."

It looks like even Aubio hooks into Puredata, which can also do this,
but my experience with these stand-alone audio graph systems has been
with QJack, which is a nightmare of "if you start all of these
applications in just the right order you'll get the results you
wanted".

I haven't found a way to do this easily talking to the VLC daemon,
even though it gives me pretty much everything else I need.

Suggestions?

Dan

Android's seamless update

From: Michael Scholten 
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http://www.androidauthority.com/current-nexus-devices-will-not-get-android-ns-seamless-updates-693911/

While I kind of wish my Nexus 5X would get the Android N dual system
partitions for seamless updates I agree with some of the commenters. That
would require giving up some of the valuable storage space. In the case of
many phones the OS already takes up so much of the storage, giving up more
just to make updates easier would not be worth it.

Music player that logs plays or can display notes

From: Dan Lyke 
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Argh. I know I had SqView working under Wine at some point, but it
ain't working now.

Mixxx does most of what I want (great to cue up two tracks, loop, let
me organize my music in "crates", tell me what I've played since my
last reset), but doesn't do the one thing I *need*:

When I'm square dance calling, I have a set of notes associated with a
song. What I'd like is to press "play", and then be able to flip over
to a screen with those notes.

Be kickass if there was a music player that did this already (like
SqView on Windows or Android). If not, if there's one that I can get
to log what I play to a file, I can whip up some code to "tail -f" the
output and update a browser tab (or equivalent) pretty easily.

Remember UMPCs? Here's a *new* laptop that will fit in your pocket

From: Chad Smith 
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To make it related - I'm sure someone will put Linux on it.

It's called the GPD WIN.

For anyone link-adverse, it's a clamshell 5.5" laptop that's about the size
of a New Nintendo 3DS XL.  It runs Windows 10, has a full-sized USB port, a
micro-HDMI, BlueTooth, WiFi, 4 GB of RAM, a Quad-Core Intel 64-bit CPU, and
expandable storage.  $299 is the crowdfunding price (it has already met its
funding goal).

It is made by a company that has been making Android gaming handheld
systems for years, and game/media-players for years before Android.  They
aren't some fly-by-night place.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-laptop-fitting-in-your-pocket--2#/

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/gpd-win-5-inch-windows-laptop

http://liliputing.com/2016/02/gpd-win-is-a-handheld-windows-gaming-pc-for-299-crowdfunding.html

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/gpd-win-5-inch-windows-laptop

http://betanews.com/2016/03/08/gpd-win-pocket-sized-windows-10-laptop/

http://www.geek.com/news/299-handheld-windows-10-gaming-console-fits-right-in-your-pocket-1649247/

Stephen, I still hate that I broke the screen on the clamshell UMPC you
sold me all those years ago.  I shouldn't have kept it in my pocket.... :(
 I don't think I ever even got to use the thing.

*- Chad W. Smith*

Cost Effective Tablet

From: Jonathan Calloway 
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Hello!

I saw this at Walmart the other day.  It was on sale, but I figured I =
would see if anyone ones one / has had any luck with them before I =
bought it:

=
http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-10-Viking-Pro-with-WiFi-10.1-Touchscreen-Tab=
let-PC-Featuring-Android-5.0-Lollipop-Operating-System/44656208 =


Thanks!






OT: Looking for New Opportunities

From: Lee Walker 
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Will,
Sorry to see Supply Hog go down.
If I was recruiting right now, I'd have you in a heartbeat.

For those on the list that are recruiting, Will is a superb developer,
you'd be lucky to have him.


Lee


On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 7:14 PM, Wil Wade  wrote:
> I am officially looking for new opportunities. If anyone knows of someone
> wanting a developer remote or here in Chattanooga. (How can I leave a town
> that makes it possible to get 10 Gig Internet to my house?)
>
> Basic me: I solve problems, most often with code (once so far with a roller
> conveyer).
>
> What code? Web stuff mostly. PHP mostly currently, but I've done some
> Android, GoLang, etc...
>
> Resume link: http://wilwade.github.io/resume.pdf
>
> GitHub: http://github.com/wilwade
>
> LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/willmwade
>
> Email: willmwade@gmail.com
>
> Wil
>
> 

OT: Looking for New Opportunities

From: Wil Wade 
------------------------------------------------------
I am officially looking for new opportunities. If anyone knows of someone
wanting a developer remote or here in Chattanooga. (How can I leave a town
that makes it possible to get 10 Gig Internet to my house?)

Basic me: I solve problems, most often with code (once so far with a roller
conveyer).

What code? Web stuff mostly. PHP mostly currently, but I've done some
Android, GoLang, etc...

Resume link: http://wilwade.github.io/resume.pdf

GitHub: http://github.com/wilwade

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/willmwade

Email: willmwade@gmail.com

Wil

OT: Old Smartphone becomes ultimate remote

From: Phil Sieg 
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Happy New Year!

I, like many of you, have struggled with a large and growing collection 
of remotes everywhere I have a TV.

I finally figured out that my phone is the ultimate remote control. Then 
I figured out that an OLD UNUSED smartphone was an even better choice so 
it can stay with the electronics for the wife and kid to use as well.

SO my old android phone is now:

TV Remote
PLEX Controller
Chromecast controller
Marantz Receiver controller with Marantz app (Denon and some others have 
receiver apps as well)
Netflix Remote
Hulu Remote
Logitech Harmony Hub interface

So when I sit down I nab the android remote, launch the logitech harmony 
app and tell it I want to either: Watch TV, Chromecast, Listen to music. 
When I choose the hub executes a macro that turns the appropriate gear 
on, switches inputs and gives me unified remote ability from either the 
smartphone screen or the Harmony remote. i.e. when in TV mode the 
channel up and down is my cable box while volume is my receiver.

PLEX is my goto for most of my streaming, so I set the system to 
chromecast, launch plex on the android remote, start my show, and send 
it to the chromecast which turns the plex app into a graphical remote 
for controlling the stream.

By setting the phone to Airplane mode and then turning BT and wifi back 
on I can get 3-4 days out of the battery. Since it is a handset with 
wireless charging, I just set it on the charger each night and it stays 
charged.

The glue that binds all of this is the $100 Logitech Harmony Hub which 
is a brilliant product well executed with fantastic build quality to boot.

This is a poor description of what has turned into an elegant solution.

Hope it helps another person in remote hell.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfo-nŽ
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone:423.535.9968
Fax:423.265.9820
Mobile:423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


Recycling an Android Tablet as Doorbell?

From: Mike Harrison 
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Anyone used an old Android tablet (or two) as video doorbells?

Example: 

One tablet/phone outside, in enclosure, as doorbell with video monitor and speakerphone

One tablet/phone inside, as doorbell with ability to see/chat ?



Nice laser printer - Linux compatible -- for $25 shipped

From: Phil Shapiro 
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I've bought one of these. They're cute and work nicely on Linux, Mac, and Windows. They also print wirelessly from Android and iOS. 


http://tinyurl.com/p7krvqy 


Note - the Linux driver is a .deb file, so you might be .sol if you're an . rpm person. 


phil 


-- 

-- 
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http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html 
http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

Android Tablets?

From: Aaron Welch 
------------------------------------------------------
I have a few. Is it for you or a little one?

-AW

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 25, 2015, at 9:59 PM, Wil Wade  wrote:
> 
> I am looking for an Android tablet. Wondering if anyone has seen any good ones? Any good Chinese ones? (Don't care if China spies on my kids playing angry birds, they already have all my data from the OPM breach.)
> 
> Anyone have one they don't want any more?
> 
> (or higher)
> Android 5 (without dual booting useless, space wasting Windows)
> 32G
> 7in screen
> 

Android Tablets?

From: Wil Wade 
------------------------------------------------------
I am looking for an Android tablet. Wondering if anyone has seen any good
ones? Any good Chinese ones? (Don't care if China spies on my kids playing
angry birds, they already have all my data from the OPM breach.)

Anyone have one they don't want any more?

(or higher)
Android 5 (without dual booting useless, space wasting Windows)
32G
7in screen

Favorite Android anti-malware app

From: John Aldrich 
------------------------------------------------------
What's everyone's favorite app for anti-malware on Android devices? My
LG came with Cheetah Mobile's anti-virus/anti-malware. I've had some ads
start popping up on my phone lately when I unlock apps locked by CM, so
I wonder why they're not being caught by CM. I'm trying to scan with
Malware Bytes right now, but it keeps crashing for some reason. :(

-- 
  John Aldrich
  mrmaxx@nospammail.net

Nexus Device

From: asg 
------------------------------------------------------
All,

  I am taking an Android exploit development class next week and I am =
trying to get my hands on a  cheap Nexus device. Anyone got one they are =
willing to let go for cheap or willing to let me borrow and abuse for a =
week or two?

Thanks,
--
Stephen Haywood
Owner: ASG Consulting
423.305.3700
stephen@averagesecurityguy.info



Cell phone

From: Jonathan Calloway 
------------------------------------------------------
I sent out an email to the list on Saturday but I didn't get any reposes.

If you have an old android phone laying around, I am trying to help someone who can use it.  It needs to be unlocked or on ATT.  

Thanks!

Sent from my iPhone