Although 4K resolution is supported, there is still performance drop issue where frame rate is dropped during desktop usage. Thus, it is recommended to switch to 1080p60 resolution for a smooth desktop user experience.
Please avoid runningapt upgradeas it will override the existing customized mesa and linux-libc-dev versions provided.
The nvme image boots correctly without any sdcard inserted. Thank you.
I would like to identify a painpoint. The script that downloads and installs other packages afterwards downloads from snapshot debian org. That download task is painful. It’s taking hours to do. There could be another way to accomplish this.
Either the snapshot debian org has more mirrors or I recall being able to download an entire set and then point the repo to a local directory. Is there way we could do the same with this script? Thank you.
Tested firefox quickly…youtube video playback is synchronized with the audio. I didn’t detect anything wrong with the hdmi audio quality. That’s great news.
Tested chromium quickly…youtube video playback is synchronized with the audio. I didn’t detect anything wrong with the hdmi audio quality as well. That’s also great news.
I plugged in a cheap bluetooth audio dongle into the vf2. When I use the very same bluetooth receiver connected to Bose Mini-Link with an android tv box, the sound quality is excellent as expected. The audio quality I’m getting from the vf2 on the other hand is very much degraded like a muffled mono am radio quality. I can understand and hear the sound, but the range of the sound spectrum seems narrowed out quite a bit.
I do appreciate the reply, but I was hoping for a more general broad solution for all debian users that a desperate to download lots of stuff from snapshots debian org when that particular host is overwhelmed with requests and cannot provide the sufficient bandwidth for all the incoming requests it seems. This is a painpoint for riscv debian people at the moment, but I believe it has been a painpoint for x86_64/aarch64 users as well for some time. I’m patient, but time is precious that’s why I’m recommending they have more mirrors for the snapshots host. Couldn’t all the existing os mirrors also mirror these snapshots as well?
Debian image 202302, 202303 and 202306 are from the same snapshot date (20221225T084846Z).
I have installed Apt-Cacher-ng on a local server. On all the systems I have installed, I have entered my proxy in the configuration of Apt in order to load files that were once saved in the cache locally. Anyone who regularly sets up new Debian and/or Ubuntu computers should consider this convenient method.
I burned the current Debian onto a 128GB SD, booted into vfive2, extended the root partition as recommended here Extending Partition, shut down and on another system, transferred the NVMe image to the SD to write it to the NVMe.
After about half of the img, there were time outs.
I could not record more than these four time outs, but I noticed something different and unusual, I get suspend messages from time to time, but I can ignore them. I just have to press enter once and I get a prompt again.
user@vfive2-8:~$ sudo dd if=visionfive/starfive-jh7110-202306-nvme-minimal-desktop.img of=/dev/nvme0n1 status=progress
785465856 bytes (785 MB, 749 MiB) copied, 235 s, 3.3 MB/s
1568639+1 records in
1568639+1 records out
803143184 bytes (803 MB, 766 MiB) copied, 237.101 s, 3.4 MB/s
Broadcast message from Debian-gdm@vfive2-8 on tty1 (Fri 2023-06-16 19:22:22 UTC):
The system will suspend now!
Anyone tested VLC?
I did change the settings for Output module and preferred decoder, but it doesn’t work for me. It only plays the audio.
I can play the video in a browser.
I tried with Big Buck Bunny h.264 file from the Internet Archive.
Updated the onboard QSPI NOR Flash with the latest SPL+Uboot (u-boot-spl.bin.normal.out) and U-Boot+OpenSPI (visionfive2_fw_payload.img). Write the uncompressed image file (starfive-jh7110-202306-nvme-minimal-desktop.img) to the NVME card. Read the “VF2 Debian User Guide” (link in first post) and set your boot switches to QSPI. Job done.