thanks to @thetechnobear 's help, here’s how to install and run Audacity (and/or VLC) on the Organelle M, plug in keyboard + screen, start the GUI (startx), connect to internet via wi-fi, then run these command lines :
kind of…the organelle-m is based on the compute module 3 (CM3) , which is raspberry pi foundation’s embedded solution. whereas the raspberryPI is a desktop solution.
its basically the cpu part (SoC) of the rPI, but without the extra hardware - which then the manufacture (C&G in this case) add to their own requirements.
so organelle-m is not really a rPI, rather its shares some similarities but has things like its own codec, and all the hardware for keys etc.
being ‘raspberry’ based, means its makes sense to use the raspbian distribution, as is used on the rPI.
raspbian in turn in based on/derived from debian.
the important thing here is…
the organelle-1 is not based on the CM3, its based on an SoC by SolidRun.
so, it cannot run the raspbian, and rather uses a distro based on arch-linux
unfortunately… the kernel drivers for the solid run SoC are a bit dated, so it hards to update the organelle-1… though I have had some success of this… see hacking category
unfortunately due to the way arch linux works, this means it can be difficult to update some of the libs, and so therefore build and install software on it - you have to becareful.
Thanks, BTW I just checked out your patch page, lots of nice looking patches there, I will definitely find a lot of those useful when I get round to installing more, I’m taking it slow for now, in order not to fill up with too many patches initially. But a lot of yours look essential