Odroid C4/HC4 ArchLinuxARM Images
The Odroid C4 and HC4 newer variant is a inexpensive and powerful enough single board computer that has 4 cores clocking up to 2Ghz. It supports up to 4GB of ram, has integreted ethernet, USB 3 and USB 2 ports, SDCard slot, EMMC slot and a Mesa OpenGL stack supported Mali G31 gpu, making it capable enough for lightweight desktop usage, as a powerful NAS and more. More details can be seen on the C4 Hardkernel wiki or the HC4 Hardkernel wiki.
Where to buy
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Distinct features from regular ALARM tarballs
- Support for C4 and HC4.
- Linux kernel maintained by @tobetter and other people with audio support, hdmi driver fixes.
- U-Boot package with hooks to update boot.ini automatically if kernel is changed to non mainline which helps prevent bootup failures.
- More up to date mesa-devel package with more recent panfrost work for better graphics performance.
The process of burning the image into a SD or EMMC is documented in https://wiki.odroid.com/troubleshooting/odroid_flashing_tools.
Some of the graphic applications that have been tested.
Triple A Games :D
- OpenArena -
sudo pacman -S openarena
- Cendric -
sudo pacman -S cendric-git
- SuperTux -
sudo pacman -S supertux
- MineTest -
sudo pacman -S minetest
- Chromium B.S.U -
sudo pacman -S chromium-bsu
- Neverball -
sudo pacman -S neverball
- teeworlds -
sudo pacman -S teeworlds
- supertuxkart -
sudo pacman -S supertuxkart
- MPV with video acceleration -
sudo pacman -S mpv
- KODI with opengl support -
sudo pacman -S kodi-x11
- CodeLite IDE for C/C++, PHP, NodeJS development -
sudo pacman -S codelite-git
- CodeBlocks for C/C++ development -
sudo pacman -S codeblocks-svn
Improving System Performance
If you want better performance try running
sudo cpupower frequency-set -g
performance from the terminal, and to permanently set the CPU governor to
performance open /etc/default/cpupower and change the line that reads:
Then you can just run
sudo systemctl restart cpupower to apply the changes