Author Topic: Dingux as standard??  (Read 9455 times)

shugs81

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Dingux as standard??
« on: July 13, 2010, 12:07:58 pm »
Hi chaps,

as i've not had any SD card issues since putting dingux on (bet i get them now!! lol) and was wondering if i could change it completely to dingux and bin the original firmware... I k now there's all the NAND (is that the right thing) rewriting issues but most of the kinks in everything seem to be sorted...

I also was wondering with the SD adaptors that I spotted what would be the max card size it could take?

I'm also thinking about modding the case as i want to use it as an MP3 player too and was going to try to put it in an old gba case... was someone elses Idea for that but I know i have one sat about doing nothing...

thanks!

eule

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 12:21:08 pm »
You can make dingux boot as default, but the firmware can?t be deleted. You?d lose a bunch of features too, like radio and a proper video player.  ;)

Why does everyone want to delete the native firmware?  ???

shugs81

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 01:32:12 pm »
how??

eule

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010, 02:14:05 pm »
http://clogging.web.fc2.com/dingoo/
You decide if it?s worth the hazzle just for not pressing select...

Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 05:35:15 pm »
Yeah, that doesn't make sense to me either. It's as if pressing/not pressing the select button is a monumental task. And no native firmware means no decent NES/GBA emulator. Also, the better movie player.

zear

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 01:21:09 am »
Yeah, that doesn't make sense to me either.
It's that native os messes up the RTC.

Stephanie

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 02:57:26 am »
I never use the native os, personally. The fact that it messes up the RTC was just the nail in the coffin - since switching to Dingux I just never needed to go back to native.

As for purging it from the nand, you can wipe the nand but you still need to run dingux off the SD card as there aren't any working drivers to get dingux to access nand at the moment.

At one point I went as far as writing my kernel into the nand (and making a custom SPL bootloader to load the kernel) so that there was no chance of going into native, and it also sped up the boot process by about a half second since I didn't need u-boot to load the sd card and read the kernel from it. But that was just goofing around.

Just use the linux-default version of the dualboot install and then you don't have to hit select any more.

Cheers!

Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010, 04:18:05 am »
Hmm. Being able to play NES and GBA is far more important to me.

Don't you guys own a watch? Hyuk hyuk. :P

Could you give me some good examples of why the RTC is so important on an A320?
« Last Edit: July 14, 2010, 04:21:24 am by Jesse »

zear

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 10:48:38 am »
Could you give me some good examples of why the RTC is so important on an A320?
Games with built-in RTC. For example Pokemon Silver/Gold/Crystal for GBC.

madhatter

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2010, 03:13:36 am »
 with the dingux boot first dual-boot, would you hold select to get into native? and on that same hosted page, theres a dingux clock app? will that keep real time, all the time?

xdpirate

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010, 04:25:03 am »
with the dingux boot first dual-boot, would you hold select to get into native?
Yes. Pressing it once when the Dingux logo shows will boot into native.

and on that same hosted page, theres a dingux clock app?
There indeed is.

will that keep real time, all the time?
It's an application to set the RTC, and show the date/time. It will be reset to some date in 1970 if you boot into native though.

madhatter

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010, 02:58:24 pm »
AMAZING! thanks for the information. heres hoping all goes well when i install these

madhatter

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2010, 04:10:18 pm »
BALLIN! works like a charm. the only downside is that now when you plug it into the computer and it turns on it will go directily into linux instead of usb mode. a small price to pay to be able to go into linux easily first though. great work on developing this! by the way, who made this dingux boot first sdl?
« Last Edit: August 18, 2010, 04:14:00 pm by madhatter »

xdpirate

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 01:24:58 am »
by the way, who made this dingux boot first sdl?
That would be BouKiCHi.

Cycron

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2010, 12:26:26 am »
newbie here...
I downloaded it but how exactly do I install this dingux default thing?  :-[

EDIT: I tried the README file, but it wasn't clear. And I'm on Linux by the way, but I'd go on *gasp* Windows just to get this.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2010, 12:50:59 am by Cycron »

darfgarf

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2010, 08:57:37 am »
And I'm on Linux by the way, but I'd go on *gasp* Windows just to get this.

it'll just be the 2 flash commands, then run the setup on the dingoos screen, so exactly the way you flashed the dual boot in the first place, just using this one (it's simpler on linux as it already has the damn drivers installed)

mandrake88

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2010, 11:14:06 am »
if is your first time with dingux, use localpack, is more easy. Localpack+ sience kernel :P
Dingoo A320 Black - Original by Dingoo Digital

Cycron

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2010, 11:38:05 pm »
And I'm on Linux by the way, but I'd go on *gasp* Windows just to get this.

it'll just be the 2 flash commands, then run the setup on the dingoos screen, so exactly the way you flashed the dual boot in the first place, just using this one (it's simpler on linux as it already has the damn drivers installed)
it's been a while since I flashed my dingoo... what do I do again? step by step please.

Domian

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2010, 11:46:29 am »
you are a bit lazy, right? Look at the wiki!  ::)

Cycron

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Re: Dingux as standard??
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2010, 12:35:17 am »
you are a bit lazy, right? Look at the wiki!  ::)
lol sorry, I forgot about that. :o

 

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