Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th May 2012 22:21 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It took the world a good while, but today, my Raspberry Pi finally landed on my doormat. Since it only arrived today, I haven't had the time to put it through its paces, but I do have a few first impressions to share with you all, while I also want to explain how the Pi will allow me to complete my already seven year long quest for The Elusive Three.
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How is Arch on PI?
by abstraction on Thu 31st May 2012 18:12 UTC
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2008-11-27

Has anyone tried Arch on the Raspberry? I'm interested in knowing how it compares to the x86 version.

Is it working well? Does it have a lot of packages? What quirks does it have?

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RE: How is Arch on PI?
by Morgan on Thu 31st May 2012 19:58 in reply to "How is Arch on PI?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

See my comment below. The only issue I've had so far is that it won't give me the full 1600x900 resolution on my monitor; it limits me to 1280x720 no matter which mode I set via config.txt. But, at least it's the correct aspect ratio; Fedora limited me to a weird tiny VGA resolution and Debian gave me something like 1536x864 that left a black border around the image.

Otherwise, using Arch on the Pi feels pretty much like using it on an older desktop; slow, no video acceleration in X but otherwise a fairly complete computing experience.

Once I've had time to really dig in I'll look at submitting an in-depth review here.

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