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Is it OK of I have android studio and the SDK in /opt and I make them and their sub-folders RW from my user?
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Depends how big your /opt is AS and the SDK are big and bloaty and can fill it up. I just install it to /home
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I'm thinking of getting a single-board ARM-based computer to use as a server, instead of my 550W beastly desktop computer.
Though my problem is I know not much about the single-board-computer market.
I'm sure that I'll use Arch on it, it'll function as a mail server, (mostly) static webserver (lighttpd with some scripts), IRC server (ngircd+an IRC services package), and lastly a MPD stream server (which for it I'll need to connect a SATA II drive, either through a USB adapter or some built-in option).
Another consideration is price, I want to keep it as low as possible…
Here are some options I've thought about, please tell me if I've missed a better deal…

Note that in terms of shipping price, the humming board is the cheapest in relation to where I live.

TL;DR:
Best and cheapest option for web, IRC, mail and MPD server with an option for a SATA II HDD (via USB adapter or built-in option/connector). 
249 votes
HummingBoard-i1
1%
HummingBoard-i2
1%
HummingBoard-i2ex
4%
Raspberry pi 2
79%
Banana pi
15%
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Pi 2 would be a great dual boot with Windows and Linux.
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I don't know if this is an upstream issue, and shouldn't be reported here, but DSP manager induces an annoying stutter sound on any effect change (DSP, equalizer, bass-boost…), and it happens in all modes (headphones+speakers)…
And with all audio sources. 
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+Max Weninger it is meant to me listened to on some speakers, not headphones, that's why I use the equaliser…
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I have two PCs with Arch, because of school exams, I couldn't update them for about 3 weeks/almost a month.
My question is, are there any ways to avoid severe breakage when I try to update them next time?

UPDATE:
I've successfully updated both, looks like I've got a fairly minimalistic setup, this I faced no problems…
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I went about 3-4 months without updating my current Arch desktop system, no internet. When I finally got internet (November), I went ahead with an update and no problems whatsoever.
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[SOLVED] LOOK AT THE FIRST COMMENT FOR THE SOLUTION.
I got the Asus xonar dgx, since the internal audio an-hero'ed, I can't get any output from it, yet after testing in Ubuntu, S/PDIF does produce a signal (though can't hear it since I have no output for it), anyway I'm about to see that the port lights up red, so it is working, but the other analog ports don't work (no sound), everything is detected properly in alsa, so I'm kind of stuck at a dead end, any suggestions as to what to try next?
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The solution was creating the file alsa-base.conf in /etc/modprobe.d/
With the Asus xonar dgx's module (snd_oxygen) given the lowest index (so it can be loaded before other modules). 
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[SOLVED]
HARDWARE ISSUE, NOTHING TO DO WITH ARCH OR GNU/LINUX.

ALSA audio not working at all, after an update to alsa-plugins and alsa-libs I have no audio output from the built-in sound card, note that I have tried to disconnect HDMI but that has no effect on the built-in sound card…
Note that in alsamixer everything appears to be OK and normal, I can see all the inputs and outputs, and muting/changing their volume has no effect whatsoever.
I've even tried different output devices, though that didn't change a thing.
Tried the solution suggested in the wiki article about alsa in the section:"No sound with onboard Intel sound card".

Searching around for a solution has not helped, thus I ask for your help…


The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is a Linux kernel component which replaced the original Open Sound System (OSSv3) for providing device drivers for sound cards. Besides the sound device drivers, ALSA also bundles a user space library for application developers who want to use driver ...
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I'll run Ubuntu just to see if an update caused the problem (downgrading stuff didn't help). 
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Every hammerhead build that I've tried deletes gapps when flashed, and each and every time, I have to flash the gapps again and add my Google account again. Note that only gapps, Google account and contacts are removed, everything else stays the same, so how can I fix this? (I'm using TBO gapps, provided by the makers of this ROM). 
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The problem is really that people don't read. It's common knowledge on every lollipop ROM that gapps need reflashing due to updater/backup scripts in the aosp code.

Why this post is still active is a mystery to me as it has nothing to do with DU literally at all.

Want a solution, make your contacts Google contacts. Use a third party email app so you can easily back it up with titanium it helium. Get on Wi-Fi when you plan to flash. Problem solved
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I'm thinking of getting a single-board ARM-based computer to use as a server, instead of my 550W beastly desktop computer.
Though my problem is I know not much about the single-board-computer market.
I'm sure that I'll use Arch on it, it'll function as a mail server, (mostly) static webserver (lighttpd with some scripts), IRC server (ngircd+an IRC services package), and lastly a MPD stream server (which for it I'll need to connect a SATA II drive, either through a USB adapter or some built-in option).
Another consideration is price, I want to keep it as low as possible…
Here are some options I've thought about, please tell me if I've missed a better deal…

Note that in terms of shipping price, the humming board is the cheapest in relation to where I live.

TL;DR:
Best and cheapest option for web, IRC, mail and MPD server with an option for a SATA II HDD (via USB adapter or built-in option/connector). 
20 votes
HummingBoard-i1
5%
HummingBoard-i2
0%
HummingBoard-i2ex
5%
Raspberry pi 2 (B+)
75%
Banana pi
15%
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Just got an Odroid C1 the other day. ;-)
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I'm sorry if this has been asked and answered before, but, how often will the official builds be updated? I'm currently trying to decide if it is worth the hassle and time to try and build the ROM on my PC…
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+Kevin Minions I already stated that above… though if it was too long: I want to know if it's worth the hassle to try building the ROM on my PC…
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I'm thinking of getting a Gibson Explorer at around March/April, and I need an other perspective/opinion about the, so what do you personally think about it? Pros and cons? Etc…
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I'm thinking of getting the Gibson Explorer at around March or April, so I just wanted to have some other opinions about it and how well it is…etc (pros and cons).
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I am suspecting that I'm facing a hardware problem, thus, I'm thinking of getting a PCI-E sound card…
Would this one work well with Arch? (As far as my Google-fu got me, it seems OK, just need an other opinion).

http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and_DigitaltoAnalog_Converters/Xonar_DGX/
 
ALSA audio not working at all, after an update to alsa-plugins and alsa-libs I have no audio output from the built-in sound card, note that I have tried to disconnect HDMI but that has no effect on the built-in sound card…
Note that in alsamixer everything appears to be OK and normal, I can see all the inputs and outputs, and muting/changing their volume has no effect whatsoever.
I've even tried different output devices, though that didn't change a thing.
Tried the solution suggested in the wiki article about alsa in the section:"No sound with onboard Intel sound card".

Searching around for a solution has not helped, thus I ask for your help…


The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is a Linux kernel component which replaced the original Open Sound System (OSSv3) for providing device drivers for sound cards. Besides the sound device drivers, ALSA also bundles a user space library for application developers who want to use driver ...
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Tried the new card, still the same problem, I just get some stutter sound while trying to listen to anything and it goes whenever no audio is being put out. 
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I'm a teenage PC geek (not the typical Windows/Mac user).

I listen to Rock,Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock,Metal,Hard Metal and Death Metal.(mostly a Metalhead!  \m/ ).
I play the electric guitar (and yes I play in a band).

I also strongly support Linux,GNU and Open Source/Free Software.

I'm an Agnostic Atheist.

And well that's mostly who I am.(may change this in the future...)

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