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Mele 1000 - HDMI support
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Ted Dog


Joined: 13 Sep 2005
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Location: Heart of Texas

PostPosted: Mon 02 Jul 2012, 23:51    Post subject: Re: mele in multimedia box  

raffy wrote:
The language settings in Android in the Mele is easy to modify to English, just keep selecting the top option in the settings (gear) menu.

BTW, here is the Mele in a multimedia (lunch) box that I improvised - perfect for bringing in a classroom for projecting multimedia - no laptop or speakers to assemble. Smile


May I add a low wattage playtime dlp projector works great-ish (with my 1080p60 evb.bin) from this thread.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005MXK1ZY

Just keep it running 24/7 so you can weed out the lemons while in warranty. Only 30 watts (uses a bright LED not the expensive HID lamps)

Needs a very dark room.

Proven to work with MELE 1000 Razz It's my low power tester for HDMI, VGA & Composite (has all the connections) evb files.
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aarf

Joined: 30 Aug 2007
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Location: around the bend

PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2012, 02:18    Post subject: Re: kernel and uboot  

Ted Dog wrote:
some one is nice enough to auto build kernels so we do not have too.

http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/06/13/hardware-packs-for-allwinner-a10-devices-and-easier-method-to-create-a-bootable-ubuntu-12-04-sd-card/

like that they got VGA & composite mirror display working for MeLe. Would be even cooler if they could get HDMI and VGA split dual screen display. Rolling Eyes



i dont like the look of this at all. firstly they havent got a hardware pack for novo7. secondly they have lots of different hardware packs for A10 devices which sort of says they are all incompatible, and that my aurora isnt going to be on board anytime soon given even in my aurora model name there are three different hardware possibilities.

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cnxsoft

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2012, 22:06    Post subject: evb.bin / script.bin  

The only difference between the hardware packs is evb.bin (script.bin).
I think you have already seen the config files are stored in https://github.com/cnxsoft/a10-config/tree/master/script.fex, so if you can extract it from your flash you might still be able to try it out.

There are of course some difference with the Mele A1000 such as LCD display and touchscreen, but there are quite a few tc drivers present in the hardware pack.

Somebody already managed to run Ubuntu on their A10 tablet (can't remember which one) using those hardware packs and the correct evb.bin.
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aarf

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2012, 22:48    Post subject: Re: evb.bin / script.bin  

cnxsoft wrote:
The only difference between the hardware packs is evb.bin (script.bin).
I think you have already seen the config files are stored in https://github.com/cnxsoft/a10-config/tree/master/script.fex, so if you can extract it from your flash you might still be able to try it out.

There are of course some difference with the Mele A1000 such as LCD display and touchscreen, but there are quite a few tc drivers present in the hardware pack.

Somebody already managed to run Ubuntu on their A10 tablet (can't remember which one) using those hardware packs and the correct evb.bin.
thank you for the clarification. yes i have the eve.bin extracted from my aurora.
but still not sure what i have to do with it to get it to be a eve.fex . then i have to put it in and replace or remove all the evexxx.fex in hardware pack?. anyhow now that i know it is possible to proceed i will invest more time in reading and understanding the documentation. or if you want to add it to a correctly made pack at your site the zipped eve.bin for aurora 0309 is attached at my previous post in this thread http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=637191#637191

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DC


Joined: 30 Apr 2006
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Location: Maidenhead, England

PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2012, 15:56    Post subject: VLC  

Whilst testing the beta of VLC for android
I thought would it work on the mele?
so loaded the apk for VLC Tegra2. (its not on google play)

comes up ok
plays music ok, flac, ogg and mp3

video oh dear - more like a slide show but what it displays was ok
this was from my nas server via wifi

**EDIT**
Whilst trying a sata drive I again played a video this time it worked fine! even better than MX player and TvdVideo. This was a avi file, still problems with mp4 and mkv formats
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So not to bad for a single cpu vs Tegra2 and probably not using hardware GPU acceleration.

Really like the interface, wish it was on the normal VLC player, but then I'd need a touch screen Very Happy

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nancy reagan

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug 2012, 09:23    Post subject: firmware update Mele  

- FIRMWARE UPDATE MELE:


http://droidxda.blogspot.nl/2012/08/romnew-android-404-firmwares-for-mele.html#axzz23NxSVkHG
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don570


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug 2012, 16:56    Post subject:  

kimdecent.com has set up a site selling arm computers including
mele 2000 HERE.

He has the firmware updates as well HERE


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don570


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Sep 2012, 18:11    Post subject:  

I explain how to manipulate the system files inside your Android device

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=80819

I hope to encourage the further development of Android devices
using Puppy as the host.

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LoboGrande

Joined: 07 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2012, 19:36    Post subject: Nooby question?
Subject description: micro sd file format
 

My MiniX PC has Mele-1000 firmware on it. Should I format my micro SD card to ext3 or ext 4 or leave it as FAT32 before installing the img.xz file/pkg?
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don570


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2012, 11:44    Post subject:  

Barry's instructions are here

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/arm/releases/alpha/README-mele-sd-4gb-lui-5.2.90.htm

The nice thing about installing a file image ---> the image contains the
file system so the user doesn't have to worry.

If you were installing the kernel then you would need to worry about
the file system type.

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lwill


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Location: City Of Lights

PostPosted: Sat 22 Sep 2012, 11:52    Post subject:  

Did you know the Mele has abd network connection enabled by default?
Works on Wifi or ethernet.
once you have abd on you computer use:
abd connect XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:5555
(xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is address of Mele)
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Jeffreytooker

Joined: 04 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Dec 2012, 23:16    Post subject: Mele A1000
Subject description: Iso's and SD's
 

I am looking into this ARM computer thing. I have been following it since Rpie came out. I have been on the net for the passed few days gathering info on same. The A1000 seems to be a pretty good unit to start with. It seems the whole A1000 thing has gotten pretty quiet of late. Has everyone just stopped working on it?

I am collecting iso's for the A1000. I find a lot of write up's about downloading and making the SD chip to boot the system. I am running in Ubuntu 12.04. I have downloaded the iso from Rhombus. It is 2.2 GB and takes 4.5 hrs at 150 kbps. The write ups on the net go into extracting and making the SD. I believe I have a simpler way. I am using a utility called "Unetbootin". I have made a USB, but the utility should make an SD just as well. It is available in Ubuntu 12.04 but not in Puppy 5.4 X. It finds the write too device, and if you choose disk image, and the radio button just to the right of the path entry window you can browse to downloads and select your download. Then click OK. (I have yet to figure out the memory for Ubuntu, in this case it should be NA.) It extracts and writes all in one operation. It took twenty minutes to write to the USB, and the file was 4.3GB. This checks with Barry. I have no A1000 to check it in yet. However booting in an X86 machine the BIOS recognises the devise and starts to boot. The boot is unsuccessful as the device is for ARM architecture.

If someone could get the "Unetbootin" package into Puppy it might make things a bit easier for GUI people like me, and some others. I also used "Unetbootin" to make my latest Puppy stick and it worked very well.

Jeffrey
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svgt

Joined: 26 Mar 2008
Posts: 109
Location: Hamburg, Germany

PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan 2013, 14:42    Post subject:  

I am looking also into this ARM computer thing.
I use a HP Compaq Airlife 100 with Android.

The computer owns a Snapdragon cpu QSD8250 from Qualcomm with 1GHz ( similar to ARM Cortex A8 ). This is an ArmV7 cpu type with Adreno200 gpu

It would be beautiful, if a Puppy would run with this hardware. Do I have a chance with this Mele 1000 Puppy software?

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