Volumio GUI on a Cubietruck, with highly optimized kernel

I’ve compiled my own debian distro according to http://www.igorpecovnik.com/2013/12/24/cubietruck-debian-wheezy-sd-card-image/

WIth a few exceptions. I’ve changed his compilation script to use only what i needed. (not very important, you can manualy install and remove components)

I’ve manually configured and tested the kernel, removed a lot of modules and drivers. Less is more.

The kernel is available via github: https://github.com/LeonCB/Audiotruck-Kernel
You can follow the instructions to install this on an existing debian/cubian installation.

Install Volumio GUI according http://typingoutloud.org/raspberry-pi-installing-volumio-pibang/

Other optimizations:
I’ve compiled and installed mpd according to the instructions from Michelangelo Guarise

I’ve changed orion_optimize.sh and added:

cpu affinity

taskset -c -p 1 $(pidof mpd)
$ mpd priority
chrt -f -p 81 $(pidof mpd)

I’ve followed the instructions on: http://www.cubieforums.com/index.php?topic=2069.0

I’ve created three shares fstab to my nas.

  • DiskStation
  • Webradio
  • Database

My Cubietruck and DAC (XMOS ESS combo)

When playing hires audio:

Nice,Have you added an I2S driver in your distro?in other words is it possible to use the I2S output of the Cubi with your distro.

I’ve included the I2S driver, but I can’t confirm it works. Give it a try and let me know.

Thank,I waited Volumio is available for cubietruck,but the interest is to get out in I2S,I will definitely buy one,I hope not to be disappointed.You can not test the I2S output ?

Sorry, I don’t have an I2S dac. It should work, but i can’t guarantee that.
I’m not sure because of this: http://www.cubieforums.com/index.php?topic=1081.msg9646#msg9646
There are hardware modifications needed?

All the modules and drivers needed are included.

Maybe you’d better be off with an USB dac or another board.

I saw your PM. I’ll get back to you.

Yes I know,to connect I2S must follow this procedure http://hifiduino.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/cubieboard-for-audio/.

P.S I await your PM