The Odroid XU4 with a New OS

Figure 1: The Odoid XU4 compiling and surfing at the same time.

Here is a short video of my Odroid XU4 “desktop” – a sort of light desktop which is surprisingly quick for its power draw. In the video it’s seen to be running Firefox with only a little lag, while simultaneously compiling (firefox itself) – on seven cores. Note the old hub below the Odroid, much bigger AND much older than the diminutive SoC/SBC. I purchased the hub in 1992 and it’s still working fine, albeit at 10 megabits/s (LOL).

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3 Responses to The Odroid XU4 with a New OS

  1. Mike says:

    have you tried using Arch Linux | ARM? https://archlinuxarm.org/
    I don’t know of a board they don’t support.

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    • I haven’t tried Arch on the XU4, but have on the Pi2. I think Arch and Gentoo are very similar. They’re both minimalistic distros (or can be, easily). You’re right, Arch supports a lot of boards – they’re “sort of” the NetBSD of Linux. But, I’m getting along OK with Gentoo. Have you tried it?

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  2. I’ve had some issues with using emerge –sync recently, so have been updating portage with snapshots by using the webrsync utility. It seems too easy, but is there a catch? Are there any security angles to consider?

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