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Blackbird / Re: Heatsink dual fan configuration
« on: January 25, 2020, 05:55:34 pm »

I thought shawnanastasio / dormito are the same person. Sorry about that.

In the next couple days I will do some small modifications on my setup. Also I will put in an ASSMANN AK-610300-003-E. Then I have a serial connection. What just comes to my mind, wouldn't it be better to buy another chip and program bangBMC on it? Then you can easily change the chips if needed. I have a Bus Pirate, too.

Could you please post a picture of your 2U heat sink setup?
Never seen one. :-[

At the end, it's a 3U HSF, little bit smaller and without fan.

Blackbird / Re: Heatsink dual fan configuration
« on: January 22, 2020, 05:30:49 pm »
@mx08 or @ shawnanastasio:
In the next few days would like to update to bangBMC. Is the procedure identical to Updating the BMC firmware?
Or how do I proceed?

And is there a comparison table (features/ pros and cons) somewhere between OpenBMC and bangBMC?

GPU Compute / Accelerators / Re: powerxcell 8i
« on: January 17, 2020, 06:37:33 pm »
You killed the nVidia? Not working anymore? You need a working Mac graphic card otherwise the Mac won't boot. Or you have a modified OFW ;)
Here is the english version of the manual. Should be almost the same. It's Version 17. Yours is V18.

GPU Compute / Accelerators / Re: powerxcell 8i
« on: January 14, 2020, 07:12:55 pm »
It doesn't look like this card will work under PowerPC, but it's worth a try.

According to the manual the whole thing works under CentOS 4.5 and YDL6. The YDL repositories should still be online. Maybe you can find drivers there.

Here you can find YDL: Download
This is the product page: Fixstars

Probably none of this is news to you. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything more in a hurry. In any case it is very interesting

General Discussion / Re: 2 boot work-around
« on: January 06, 2020, 07:23:07 am »

User Zone / Re: Graphics Card install
« on: January 02, 2020, 12:52:42 pm »
The comments wasn't the problem. Comments are only comments.

User Zone / Re: Graphics Card install
« on: December 31, 2019, 12:22:36 pm »
Compare your output of
Code: [Select]
lspci | grep VGA with the lines of the created file.These must be identical.

Note the numbers to the left of the "VGA compatible controller" string. Each of these numbers is the PCI d:B:D.F[note 1] number of the GPU, and is unique to the slot(s) you have your GPU(s) installed in. As a result of this slot dependence, bus IDs may differ from those shown in this example; always use your bus IDs when following the steps below. This slot dependence means that if you move your GPU to a different slot you will need to update the bus ID associated with that GPU.

Locate Bus Numbers

User Zone / Re: Fedora Linux Thread
« on: December 31, 2019, 12:12:42 pm »
Wayland or X? If it's Wayland, that might be your problem. See

Thanks for the link, BTW. At the end this was the only solution.

Firmware / Re: Updating FPGA Firmware
« on: December 31, 2019, 12:10:24 pm »
I updated the RCS Wiki.

Firmware / Updating FPGA Firmware
« on: December 23, 2019, 07:01:00 pm »

in the next days I plan to update the FPGA firmware of my Blackbird. I would like to know from you if my considerations are correct so far.

I own a:
Bus Pirate v3.6 (TOL-12942)
Bus Pirate cable (CAB-09556)
Fedora 31
FlashROM v1.1

Am I correct in assuming that this patch is already included in v1.1? And I read somewhere that you should buy v3.6 and not v4. I hope this is correct?

Can I proceed as follows:

1. connect Bus Pirate and Blackbird via USB
2. connect Bus Pirate cable with FPGA header

Wire colorBus Pirate v3.6FPGA header (J10107)
BrownGND1 Ground
PinkClock2 SPI Clock
WhiteChip select (active low)5 SPI Slave select (active low)
Red+3.3V6 +3.3V (standby power)

3. boot Blackbird
4. flash firmware
5. shutdown Blackbird
6. disconnect the power supply until the lights go out
7. switch on the power supply

Or do I have to do the whole thing from another computer because the wiki says the following:
"Apply standby power to your system but do not turn it on."

I thought a second computer was not needed because it's an ISP programmer?

Now for the actual programming. Are the following commands correct:

Write Firmware: sudo flashrom -p buspirate_spi:dev=/dev/myPath,spispeed=1M -w Blackbird-system-fpga-v1.01.rom

Verify Firmware: sudo flashrom -p buspirate_spi:dev=/dev/myPath,spispeed=1M -v Blackbird-system-fpga-v1.01.rom

Is this so far correct?

Applications and Porting / Re: MAME for Power
« on: December 23, 2019, 08:39:44 am »
Have you read the link above?
If you don't wanna build it by your own, there is only one option: VoidLinux, IIRC

User Zone / Re: Graphics Card install
« on: December 23, 2019, 08:38:02 am »

AST: At boot (connecting through ssh or a second display
AMD: On desktop

User Zone / Re: Graphics Card install
« on: December 22, 2019, 03:42:43 pm »
I don't know what command you executed. I don't know what kind of error you got.

User Zone / Re: Graphics Card install
« on: December 21, 2019, 05:52:50 pm »
make -j`nproc` doesn't give me an error …

Little bit of googling
difference between nproc "make -j"

Google again
fatal error: openssl/opensslv.h: No such file or directory fedora

Quote from the thread
To install OpenSSL development package on Fedora, CentOS or RHEL
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sudo yum install openssl-devel
But it's good that you've made some progress on your own.

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