7 years ago
As I didn't want to waste my time with a silly test message on an empty
forum, I decided to head up finding people who are using these computer
I have a RPi2 lying here and doing nothing but taking dust... Many projects
are described and that's really cool... But as for the OS, sorry, Ubuntu
Mate is overbloated with useless things, but works out of the box, even WPA
access to hidden WLAN APs with SSIDs! Openelec and OSmc are unable to
automatically detect any UPnP/DAAP server (bonjour activated on it) on the
network, the other 2 ones are only time wasting tricky-tweaky ditros that
run well on on Intel/AMD based hardware, but only devellopped for ARM V6 and
not yet for ARM V7...
A little bit frustrating isn't it?
So I hoped getting an easy tune up with Raspbian... Not even able to get the
USB WLAN dongle that came with the RPi2, work correctly, as it worked out of
the box under Ubuntu... And to get the full HD video support you have to pay
extra bucks for the driver??? No sorry that's too much for me. I'm the
uncomplaining and coolkeeping one but there are limits!!!
OK NAS4Free is a good and simple project to make a little NAS with some
complementary features, out of a RPi or an ODROID. But don't expect
The RPi or even the RPi2 as a full featured computer... You can forget it!
The RPi2 with Ubuntu Mate is slower than my P III 800MHz 512MB RAM (Dell
GX110) running Mageia... OK wrong example... Perhaps.
Another way to make it usefull: CUPS printserver, SaneD scanning server.
well let's see...
-- Ciao @+ < Sony VGN-FW54M powered by Mageia 4 x86-64 >