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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] taking trinity to new frontiers

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:51:15 +0200
Am Dienstag, 26. Juni 2018 schrieb Gene Heskett:
> On Tuesday 26 June 2018 01:20:09 William Morder wrote:
> > On Monday 25 June 2018 21:54:13 Felix Miata wrote:
> > > William Morder composed on 2018-06-25 21:22 (UTC-0700):
> > > > Beware of UEFI/EFI ... don't know if your devices have such new
> > > > "features", as it was hard for me to keep track of the different
> > > > devices, the various issues, and their place in your own scheme of
> > > > things. But if you try to install a Linux system on a newer
> > > > machine that has UEFI, it will "protect" you from the dangers of
> > > > Linux and hackers. There are ways to disable UEFI, though.
> > >
> > > Like anything, to use it safely some (re-)education is involved,
> > > getting the hang of new paradigms. I have two UEFI PCs. When I
> > > started composing this I was doing my 7th (multiboot, adding OS #3
> > > to an M.2 device) installation in UEFI mode, *buntu 18.04, to become
> > > Tubuntu, to follow-up on a year-old, still open TDE bug, but it's
> > > already finished and rebooted.
> >
> > I had a friend who tried to install Trisquel Ubuntu on a new Toshiba
> > laptop, but wasn't familiar with the newer UEFI, and thus turned her
> > machine into a brick. Still no luck unlocking or resuscitating it,
> > last I heard.
> >
> > Bill
> I've done that to one very highly rated raspi killer. No place in the 
> propaganda did it mention it had a UEFI bios. I made one last try  by 
> going into the bios and found an option to disable the trusted computing 
> chip.  Its a brick I'll have to buy a jtag programmer and cable to fix, 
> at 2x the nominally $100 cost of the board itself. Someday I'll come 
> across it again and it fill make one last high trajectory flight into 
> the trash can.  Its one of the higher priced ODROID'S. The rock64 has no 
> such bios, is a u-boot architecture, and with its different architecture 
> can do i/o 500x faster than the pi can thru its usb-2 data pinhole.
> But support ranges from media only to non-existent. Changing the 
> installed kernel questions are for a beginner at u-boot like me, either 
> ignored on the forum, or answered by pointing at 6 year old build tools.  
> The rock64 is almost a year from its announcement right now. We need 
> tools to go with todays hardware, and they are not forthconing from the 
> pine people.
> That, and I need someone to remove all the "am I running on a real pi3b" 
> tests in the LinuxCNC rpspi.ko driver, then make it work with the gpio 
> headers that come with the rock64.
> But this is off-topic. To get back on-topic, changing the mouse focus 
> behavior as directed by several here, was exactly what the doctor 
> needed, speeding up my workflow overall on the milling machine by at 
> least 50%. Thank you to all that responded.

When we are at LinuxCNC, could you try out the new syntax highlighting for gcode? It's included in the latest psb builds.


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