[SOLVED] hackin' on an Atom z8350 mini pc

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kultex
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[SOLVED] hackin' on an Atom z8350 mini pc

Post#16 by kultex » 08 May 2019, 08:42

txh a lot for the info....

and you have sound? - normally with Z8350 it should be Everest Semi ES8316 CODEC - the driver is available in Linux -

https://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/SND_SOC_ES8316.html - didnt check, if it is available in Porteus?

here a ubuntu discussion: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2391606

and very strange, that intel-idle uses cstate 1 instead of Wolfgang Reimers script....

[ 0.471099] intel_idle: max_cstate 1 reached

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[SOLVED] hackin' on an Atom z8350 mini pc

Post#17 by nanZor » 10 May 2019, 10:00

Nope - no sound. No wifi. If I truly want it, I'll just use my working usb wifi dongle instead. And also thinking about a usb<>audio adapter. Problem is that the audio is only mono IF you get it working!

There is a limit to my patience these days. :)

Like everyone else chasing problems like these and pronouncing a fix, only to have it fail a few days later, I think I'll make this pronouncement:

On *this box*, the following 3 cheatcodes provided the most stability - other codes seem optional

noacpi - something funky in their acpi. But can't turn it totally off.
intel_max.cstate=1 - or 0. The z8350 on this box needs it.
quiet - lets me get past the underline in the upper corner and progress to graphics. Fastboot does not seem to be an issue.

Season to taste with other codes, but these 3 seem to be the champs. Getting very near to putting the box under my boot. :)
That's a UNIX book - cool. -Garth

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[SOLVED] hackin' on an Atom z8350 mini pc

Post#18 by nanZor » 13 May 2019, 21:46

Tilting at windmills ...

Even though listed as solved, there are still random times when the system does not boot back up properly, requiring an fsck on my internal storage, etc - or shutting down the monitor and keyboard. This is soooo frustrating.

I may have tracked down the *real* issue (said before). i2C power management problems.

So now my major cheatcodes are these:

intel_idle.max_cstate=1

initcall_blacklist=i2c_dw_init_master,i2c_dw_probe


For now, these have really calmed down some of the restart/reboot/shutdown issues. Kind of getting tired of this toy hardware, but I just can't let go for some reason. :)
That's a UNIX book - cool. -Garth

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[SOLVED] hackin' on an Atom z8350 mini pc

Post#19 by nanZor » 19 May 2019, 20:37

Ultimate solution found! Shelved the box. This, along with all the Intel cpu security problems is too much. The little 1ghz Vnopn box running AMD works just perfectly with Porteus.
That's a UNIX book - cool. -Garth

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