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Allwinner A10 : Is XBMC ported to MALI-400MP ?
Hi jompan87, yeah I see your point and i totally agree it's not fair to put pressure on gimli, but I think from j1nx's post he's seen a demo of it decoding big bunny and gimli wouldn't have posted a few teasers if he didn't want people to know...... Smile
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(2012-06-16, 11:05)Ribuck Wrote: Hi jompan87, yeah I see your point and i totally agree it's not fair to put pressure on gimli, but I think from j1nx's post he's seen a demo of it decoding big bunny and gimli wouldn't have posted a few teasers if he didn't want people to know...... Smile

Nah... Because is is f$cking around, I thought lets f$ck around as well and through another piece of wood on the fire Tongue

I don't now shit...... (no really)
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J1nx you're an evil man, messing with our heads like this.......ah sod it I'm off to buy a zotac Wink
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(2012-06-15, 08:01)j1nx Wrote: When I have time later this evening, I will see if I can point the guys to the evb.bin hardware initialisation files information and how to extract the proper one for the MK802 from android, so they can fix there memory issue.

I know Tom Cubie has the first X11 hardware drivers running and compiled, but there are still some issues. With some time you will get Hardware GLES support as well.

OK, I have looked into it a bit more. Although you can extract the evb.bin hardware initialisation file from the original android release for the 1GB version, it will not do you any good.

As it looks, the SDRAM params are not initialised from the evb.bin by U-Boot. Instead they are hardcoded into the U-Boot loader code by Allwinner. (They had their reasons). Basically they rebased the ubuntu 10.10 released earlier by Tom Cubie and changed the rootfs. They also basically use the U-Boot-SPL from the mele and therefor the hardcoded 512 MB memory.

Secondly, they also used the same 3.0.8 android kernel which is based on closed sources from Allwinner and is an Android kernel including the paranoid_kernel settings and such.

What they should do is compiling the new 3.0.31 kernel from here;
https://github.com/amery/linux-allwinner

Secondly they need to replace the U-Boot compiled from here;
https://github.com/hno/uboot-allwinner
But off course first updated the hardcoded 512 memory SDRAM parameters.

I am in the freaking dessert at the moment, so that goes to far for me at this moment. They will most likely figure it out Big Grin


PS: Tom Cubie will shortly release the documentation on how to compile the Mali-400 X11 drivers.
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What about flash support? last night i was about to attempt using the libflashplayer.so thats is on Android, but i run out of time.


Even if it takes months to release, AllWinner A10 will remain the best XBMC processor out there for a long time, the video decoder in that thing is just too good.
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I have two short questions about the Mele A1000:
1) Video hardware-acceleration does work on Android out-of-the-box, right?
2) Will the Mele A1000 get an update to Android 4.0 (ICS)?
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1) Yes
2) beta: https://www.wuala.com/zercosz/Mele%20A20...isIsFC2012
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Hmmm Jean-luc already looked into it and there apears to be an issue with the 3.0.31 kernel and the MK802. So for now you have to use the 3.0.8 kernel.

Anyway, Jean-luc made a nice script a couple of days ago, similar as the one from linaro. If you want to use 12.04, you might be better of building it yourself using the Linaro rootfs as that is really optimized for ARM
http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/06/13/h...4-sd-card/
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(2012-06-16, 10:42)Ribuck Wrote: Would just be nice to get an indicator of time, I.e. does gimli think it's going to be in the next month or next 3 month, 6 months etc.

The reason I say this is because if it's 6 months away many people might want to buy alternate hardware like the zotac boxes.

Gimli, you can't go teasing us folks and not give us a rough idea of idea of a release date, go on be a sport and make our Christmas come early by letting us know how many weeks or months we have to wait, I'll even say pretty please with a cherry on top if that helps lol
J1nx, just noticed your post, so by you saying post the big bunny test, means you guys have definitely cracked it. Come on we wanna see..........don't keep us in suspense any longer

It is done when it's finished Big Grin
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uh
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Quote:Anyway, Jean-luc made a nice script a couple of days ago, similar as the one from linaro. If you want to use 12.04, you might be better of building it yourself using the Linaro rootfs as that is really optimized for ARM
http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/06/13/h...4-sd-card/

But that is without video hardware acceleration Rofl
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(2012-06-16, 17:44)j1nx Wrote: 2) beta: https://www.wuala.com/zercosz/Mele%20A20...isIsFC2012

This is Build "apollo_mele-eng 4.0.3 IML74K 20120401 test-keys" and has some serious bugs.

I read that some users got their Mele A1000 deliverd from china with Build "apollo_mele-eng 4.0.3 IML74K 20120422 test-keys & google play (market)" which has market included and no FCs.

Any idea where to get that build ?
Is there any way to extract the rom from a device ?

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Can I ask what util people are using to write the ics image to SD as I tried a couple of apps and it wouldn't boot yet Ubuntu imaged booted perfect
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I use Phoenixcard which is in the original Mele firmware update packages to write the image on the SD.

I made firware updates, didn't try to boot the ROMs from SD.
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Tried phoenixcard from win7 but it just keep bombing out, maybe I'll try windows xp
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