Odroid N2/N2+ ArchLinuxARM Images
The Odroid N2 and N2+ newer variant is a powerful single board computer that has 6 cores clocking from 1.8Ghz up to 2.4Ghz for the N2+ variant. 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 G52 gpu, making it powerful enough for usage as a desktop computer replacement and much more. More details can be seen on the Hardkernel wiki.
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Distinct features from regular ALARM tarballs
- Linux kernel maintained by @tobetter and other people with audio support, hdmi driver fixes, higher cpu frequency support for the N2+ and other changes.
- 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-git) that includes the latest panfrost work for better graphics performance on non headless images.
The process of burning the image into a SD or EMMC is documented in https://wiki.odroid.com/troubleshooting/odroid_flashing_tools. The images do not boot from petitboot unless you have an updated petitboot installed (20200721 release or newer seems to work) and compatible display (otherwise you will get a blank screen), if not you will need to boot directly from emmc or sdcard.
Some of the graphic applications that have been tested and work nicely.
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
- xonotic -
sudo pacman -S xonotic
- MPV with video acceleration -
sudo pacman -S mpv
- KODI with opengl support -
sudo pacman -S kodi-waylandor
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