Building the code from Github

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haiqu
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Re: Building the code from Github

Post by haiqu » Tue May 31, 2022 8:15 am

Pleased to report that the firmware for this project builds just fine in the latest version of Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi 400, so it looks as if I have a hardware platform running almost-native Debian Linux after all. The only small issue I noticed is that Perl complains about locale setting, but then it just selects the default "C" locale.

In fact I'm logged in with it right now. This new toy will live in my bedroom upstairs, for those times when I just can't sleep, or get a random idea in the middle of the night and don't want to bother with waking up the 86-core monster.
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haiqu
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Re: Building the code from Github

Post by haiqu » Tue May 31, 2022 8:29 am

As mentioned to Doug via email I'm also looking into the possibility of using the Banana Pi M4 board. It's very similar to the Pi 3B, a little cheaper if sourced correctly, and most importantly it's actually available right now. And since I only have one Pi 3B on hand, that's an important point. It also has 8GB of storage onboard, for free, which eliminates having to supply an SD Card.

I've ordered a used sample off ebay and will report on whether it's workable.
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haiqu
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Re: Building the code from Github

Post by haiqu » Tue May 31, 2022 10:18 am

Just managed to get a complete firmware build in Raspberry OS. I'm attaching a file for anyone who would care to test it, since I don't yet have the hardware.

Very pleased tonight! I love my new Pi 400.
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Re: Building the code from Github

Post by haiqu » Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:20 pm

Well, I found someone to move that Chinese 1325 laser cutter from Sydney at a reasonable price, so this is going to be my test bed. It didn't come with the original PCI/DSP controller, which is fine. Already found a NOS tube for it at half price too, thus solving the reason it wasn't working in the first place.
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