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  2. PhracturedBlue

    Idle power on s905x

    I have a 5.2V 2.5A supply that I use (same one I use for my RPi). I hard-booted without an HDMI cable attached, and current dropped by 10mA to 0.206mA with no devices plugged in (except for ethernet). I'll probably live with what I have for now, but getting down to .125 at idle would be really impressive.
  3. Yesterday
  4. I like that idea! However as @tkaiser notes it'd probably be overkill for the number of people that would actually use it (i.e., just me)
  5. Malz

    NanoPC T4

    Thanks a lot! I finally fixed my eMMC problem. Booting into MASKROM and erasing flash by using Chinese Rockchip Tool let me install armbian again to eMMC. I had some problems identifying the device with the Rockchip utility. Switching from Win10 to old Win7 laptop fixed connection issues. Now trying to configure armbian as my new ‚all-in-one‘ livingroom device. Are there experiences with running Kodi on armbian?
  6. jeanrhum

    Armbian for RK3288 TV Box boards (Q8)

    Thanks a lot, wifi works well now with fw_bcm4339a0_ag.bin from github! In fact those files where in /lib/firmware/brcm/ (as asked by martinayotte) and not in /lib/firmware/ap6335/brcm/. I use the ones you told me to download, but I suppose that those in /lib/firmware/brcm/ should also work. You did something special to use this path?
  7. martinayotte

    OPi Zero does not get an IP address

    Right ! I've more than 10 around : some FT232, some CH340, some PL2303 and some CP2102 ...
  8. Igor

    testers wanted Next major upgrade v5.60

    The main repository was updated to 5.60 at this moment.
  9. How is your watchdog doing? Does it work reliable over the time?
  10. https://docs.armbian.com/Process_Contribute/
  11. There will be an update to 5.60 in a few hours. Then this will work OOB.
  12. chwe

    Banana PI BPI-W2

    well, I probably need a coffee first.. didn't get that much sleep tonight.. He should stated it that the repo us currently private and will be opened in the next x days. Would make things easier.. But well it's public now: Kernel: patchlevel 119 --> head is at 127 that's okay (or surprisingly high IMO) there's no much of a githistory for this kernel the dts are refracted hardly.. but overall DT stuff looks quite properly made.. (I didn't saw any License headers in all related dts files) U-boot v2015.07 (as expected.. SoC makers don't give a shit about recent u-boot versions but it should understand ext4) boardconfig may need some fixing in their current scripts u-boot uses the provided toolchain. The makefile may need some fixing and hopefully u-boot can be built with linaro gcc in the future.. off-topic but it's also not much of an issue to switch due to https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/71c777b3b67c4e76ddbf1866c1eae36bb0f6c955/lib/configuration.sh#L140 everything needed is there.. I suggest we switch this part of the discussion to https://github.com/armbian/build/pull/1117
  13. Igor

    Gpu memory

    HD videos play out of the box. I never tried to play 4 at once ... Not sure if this will help, but you can experiment with adding cma=memory into /boot/armbianEnv.txt
  14. No, this board is not officially supported and nobody cares about the situation. https://www.armbian.com/download/?device_support=No+official+support+(CSC) Technically it is per board property, defined here: https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/master/config/boards/renegade.conf#L10-L11
  15. Just a short one which we can link to in case we need it for debugging end-users board: Several board (see list) for which official armbian images exist (or csc images can be built) have no HDMI display. On those boards there's USB gadget mode driver activated so that you can have console access to them via USB connection. The following short tutorial describes how you can access to console from Linux (don't have a windows machine here at the moment, I may check it later): install picocom (sudo apt-get install picocom) connect your board via USB to your host computer (it should be one which is able to power an SBC via its USB port) check dmesg for the device showing up: [184372.603816] usb 3-2: Product: Gadget Serial v2.4 [184372.603818] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: Linux 4.14.65-sunxi with musb-hdrc [184372.660041] cdc_acm 3-2:2.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device [184372.660402] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_acm [184372.660403] cdc_acm: USB Abstract Control Model driver for USB modems and ISDN adapters connect to it via picocom (in this case 'picocom /dev/ttyACM0'): chwe@chwe-acer:~$ picocom /dev/ttyACM0 picocom v2.2 port is : /dev/ttyACM0 flowcontrol : none baudrate is : 9600 parity is : none databits are : 8 stopbits are : 1 escape is : C-a local echo is : no noinit is : no noreset is : no nolock is : no send_cmd is : sz -vv receive_cmd is : rz -vv -E imap is : omap is : emap is : crcrlf,delbs, Type [C-a] [C-h] to see available commands Terminal ready Debian GNU/Linux 9 orangepizero ttyGS0 orangepizero login: root Password: You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced) Changing password for root. (current) UNIX password: I assume if you use the same settings in something like putty on windows and you check which 'serial' device shows up in *where windows shows connected devices - I forgot it* you should be able to access it from windows (someone motivated may confirm this). Currently boards with USB gadget mode: - nanopineoplus2 - nanopineocore2 - nanopineo2 - nanopim3 - nanopifire3 - bananapim2plus - orangepizeroplus - bananapim2zero
  16. Xiaofan

    Long term availability SoC

    Microchip is very good for long term parts availability. But I am not so sure about its acquisitions like SMSC/SST/Atmel/etc. I think I will still trust them. There are not many players in this market for Cortex A5/A7/A8/A9/Axx MPU vendors to serve long term needs like industrial electronics-- NXP/Freescale, TI, Microchip/Atmel are probably the most reputable companies. FYI -- at work our product can have life cycle of more than 30 years -- in the Industrial Automation market.
  17. Minty

    Problem with python

    Okay, got it to work. For other newbies like me: I created a virtual environment with python 3.6 https://askubuntu.com/questions/865554/how-do-i-install-python-3-6-using-apt-get Then, I installed python-dev and it worked.
  18. botfap

    Initial easy setup proposal

    The armbian-image-config script is pretty much done, I'm about to push it to github but thought I best check a couple of things first with people who are more knowledgeable about Armbian than me Apart from sudo netdev audio video dialout plugdev input bluetooth systemd-journal and ssh, are there any other groups that you want the user adding to? What files need deleting or modifying after initial setup but before 1st reboot? (/root/.not_logged_in_yet, ~/Xauthority) For debugging 1st reboot problems, is there any interesting info outside of /var/log? (assuming log2ram is disabled) I have only added support for WPA-PSK in the wifi setup. IS WPA-Enterprise or radius auth used enough to justify adding support for them? IPv6 support is currently DHCP or auto config only. Are there many people who use IPv6 ONLY, no IPv4, with static addressing? @lrrr I understand that. I like the idea, we do something similar in our production boxes. start the rootfs at an 8mb offset and embed a 4mb hidden, compressed fat partition between uboot and rootfs containing config information. We then have a windows GUI tool to manipulate the 3 files we store in there. I just dont think its suitable for Armbian, its adds a small level of complexity that is difficult for non tech users to troubleshoot. It also requires any minor tweaks, say a change of hostname, to have to repack and reinsert data to the disk image or SD Card. I could be wrong, feedback would be appreciated
  19. chwe

    Daily (tech related) news diet

    Todays special: What could probably go wrong? (It's in german, sorry for that.. ) https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Schweizer-Steuer-App-speicherte-alle-Daten-oeffentlich-in-der-Cloud-4167240.html Random company decides that people may want a app which may help you to fill your yearly tax form (that's the latest point where I probably would be skeptical but well, seems that people want to share all their tax data with *random company*). To save money, they decide to outsource the development for such a app to an contractor from india, contractor horribly fails to develop the app which is based on an AWS Bucket with public read/write rights for more or less everyone (as far as I understand the text correctly).. *random security researcher* tells the company that they do wrong, they think it's more appropriate to just ignore him than to see if there's a real issue until media covers up the story. One of the databases he found stored all the user credentials in plain text and all data uploaded to the app could be seen by *random security researcher*.. Just WTF?!?? If you don't have the resources to develop such an app on your own just don't do it! There's absolutely no excuse to bring such a shitshow to your end-users.. At least you need in-house capabilities to review the garbage you bought from your contractor.. How can you think it's somehow okay that user credentials for an app storing tax data of them in plain text? If you don't even get this point right you shouldn't be allowed to offer such a service. And the best part of it, the app is called 'Steuern59.ch' (tax59) because this app cost you 59CHF (~60$).. reminds me to this one: Edit: just for fun, from the steuer59.ch website: 'free translation' So I guess 1 factor: the guy who wants to see you taxdata needs Internet access 2 factor: he probably needs java script activated to brows through AWS services 3 factor: he needs a free AWS account cause those open AWS Buckets are only open to people having such an AWS account Sorry for being sarcastic but that's the only way to deal with such news.. BTW: there is a java based tax app provided by the govt here in switzerland since years. You can load the form from the last year so that all your data is there and you just have to adjust it to the new year.. And it's not only Windows.. They provide an OS X and even a Linux version for it.. It's not that we've to submit those forms on tablets of stone...
  20. I thought that this might be a device issue, since 1 device (and some other devices I tested) loads the correct resolution regardless of which OS it booted from. Only 1 OPIPC+ so far had this issue. If so, why then this one device displays proper on Debian, but had issues on Ubuntu? I suspect this is related to the pink screen issue but I've got no proof so far...
  21. balbes150

    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    I think on 3399 and 3368, when replacing the u-boot and properly setting the used dtb, start is possible.
  22. Igor

    How to install flash

    Thanks! A side note. It works on 32bit systems only.
  23. devman

    error installing multics for pc+

    Looks like you're trying to run an x86 binary on an arm cpu.
  24. Lower your expectations. (modern) kernel for this board is still months away. Provided images are good only for testing, experimenting and development.
  25. Last week
  26. okay some starters: Most boards don't have a PMIC which is capable of reporting the DC-In voltage. That's a fact and it's likely that this won't change. Those SoCs are mostly made for TV-Boxes, so the corresponding PMICs are developed with the assumption that the (TV-Box) boardmaker understands how proper powering works (e.g. barrelplug with a known good PSU), unfortunately SBC boardmakers decided that 'the RPi way of powering' (e.g. telling your customers that they can use their crappy phone charger with a crappy USB cable first before 'providing' a 'RPi approved' microUSB PSU which delivers 2.5A at 5.1V to overcome all those undervoltage situations). And that's why we're where we are.. having boards and dealing with undervoltage issues and trying again and again to convince people that undervoltage might be a reason why *random board* doesn't run as expected. If there would be a known 100% reliable way to detect undervoltage on each board we support, I'm sure @tkaiser would've implemented it the day he knows that it's working to save himself a bunch of time explaining again and again (and again) why *unexpected error* is likely related to underpowering. If the error would look exactly the same everytime, I'm sure such a script would also be shared, underpowering can have all sorts of funny errors and it's an error which can be avoided buy being not the scrooge trying to save 2-3 bucks by using random crap. If random OPi board has an barrel-plug, buy opis PSU my OPi PC+ works over a year 24/7 without issues (headless). If you plan to stick random crap via USB to it probably with turned on wifi as well and then mix it with some heavy tasks on the CPU, even the one provided by xunlong my f*ck up and quit. If you've an microUSB powered one (e.g. OPi Zero etc.) go for good microUSB cables (e.g. ~AWG20 for powerwires - you can even find sometimes such cables on aliexpress). I use 1m cables branded 'Fonken' with AWG21 powerlines and AWG28 for datalines together with a Ikea handycharger named 'KOPPLA' and never got fooled by them (doesn't mean that nobody ever will be fooled by this combination but at least headless OPis worked quite well). If you consider to stick random SSDs or HDDs on a microUSB powered SBC over USB powered by the board itself, please reconsider your plan or use Y cables and ask @TonyMac32 when his "mezzanine" board: will be available (he might need some testing not that he gets an article in the Register similar to team RPi https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/11/raspberry_pi_poe_hat_issue/ ). Or build your own GPIO powered solution. Sometimes a simple Multimeter can help you to measure between GND and a random 5V pin on the pinheader to get a clue if the average voltage is okay.. Some of the shitty PSUs have low voltage spikes which aren't detected by an el Cheapo multimeter which makes debugging even harder. Some SoCs and their boards may be more sensitive to undervoltage than others. But the solution is simple don't save 2-3 bucks by going for the cheapest one you find... Btw. I assume that RPi's official PSU might also be considered as a 'good one' cause it was developed after team RPi realized that average phonechargers are to crappy to power their board reliable...
  27. Sure, I stepped down a littlebit with my BPi-R2 testings at the moment. There was/is a patchseries which should make it possible to define multiple CPU ports (https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/793311/). Unfortunately it never reached Linus tree and the patch doesn't apply at the moment. Maybe I'll have a look into it and see if this enhances the performance.
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