Current State of the Pyra


Wally

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Hi all,

Creating this thread so we have an idea on where we are at with the Pyra software / hardware, please only comment if you have fixed something here or have an idea that might fix the issue OR have discovered something I have missed which then can be added by a member of staff :)

I will also be making a kanban board (Trello or something) where people can take on tasks and communicate with vendors etc, I will be likely also posting this on the kernel mailing list to gain some further traction.

There will also be a possible survey for those with Pyras to report on whether they have the same things (Will provide some tests etc for each user to run)


Pyra State of things:


Input:

- Keyboard
Seems to work well with no issues including backlight

- Nubs
Works well with no issues via funkeymonkey

Power:
Battery - Appears to show as hot a lot.
Charging - Will stop if battery is hot, very selective about ports and cables (Document)

USB Output
USB-A 2.0 Port 1 (Blue Port)
USB-A 2.0 Port 2 (Black Port)
USB-3 OTG

HDMI Output
- Display is not rotated correctly and will crash after login

Audio Input
- Microphone
Appears not to work, just static
Audio Output
- Jack
- Speakers
- Seems to be issues with volume wheel being on anywhere over half and causes crackling / distortion when bass comes through

Display
- Backlight
- Backlight seems to be fine
- LEDS - Work fine, although a little bright :)

GPU
- Unable to render using hardware, just gets a transparent window with nothing in it

Communications:

- Cellular
- Seems to have intermittent power problems
- Seems to have issues registering a network at times / Signal Strength
- Wifi
- Doesn't appear to be any issues

- Bluetooth
- Works well
- Could have adjustable volume via Audio Wheel.

- GPS
- Seems to be hit and miss due to the modem.
Storage:
SD 1 - Works fine
SD 2 - Works fine
eMMC - Works fine

Other:
- Rumble
- Accelerometer
- Gyro
- Temperature Sensor
- FM Radio
- I'm sure i'm missing some..


OS Related Issues:
Unable to cleanly restart
Random freezing within the OS
 
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Magic Sam

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Hi all :)

@Wally : thank you for creating this thread, nice initiative IMHO.

Is the survey out yet ? I definitely could run some tests on my Pyra if that can help to solve some issues.

Cheers, Magic Sam
 

elw3

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μSD card is missing. Wont boot if one is inserted.
 

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Well yes, the μSD card will replace what the system looks at for it's eMMC storage. There was a plan to try and multiplex the switch between the two and make both mountable, but obviously that's still down the list of things to try out. So if you insert an μSD card without a proper OS on it, it won't boot.
 

fritata

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There are indeed wifi issues as mentioned in MasterJulian's first impressions thread as well as my own. Please add that to the list. Basically, the wifi randomly cuts out. This is most noticable during youtube video playback and buffering. I have done some basic troubleshooting. For some reason my router (running ddwrt) claims the pyra is a "legacy" device. I noticed the kernel buffer/dmesg output mentions the wifi chip failing to load a config file. I found an accompanying mailing message convo between Nikolaus and the Letux Kernel guys basically saying this should be fine and the config is optional. Some googling into TI's wifi chip config files makes me want to investigate it further, but this is all I have for now.
 

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Hmm, what would be interesting is to test when that happens (using 2.4 or 5 GHz connections) and if dmesg reports anything when WiFi is cut.

Not sure what you can setup with the config file.
I've played 20 Minutes of a YouTube video (with my router sitting on a different floor, about 15m away) and it didn't lose connection.

The more we can pinpoint it down the easier it should be to find a fix.
 
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