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  1. Noah E. Koeppel liked a post in a topic by Igor in H6 boards: Orange Pi One Plus, Orange Pi 3 Plus and Pine H64   
    First Pine H64/H6 mainline testing images based on @Icenowy patchset https://dl.armbian.com/pineh64/ Boot log: http://ix.io/18DU
  2. Noah E. Koeppel liked a post in a topic by Igor in H6 boards: Orange Pi One Plus, Orange Pi 3 Plus and Pine H64   
    First Pine H64/H6 mainline testing images based on @Icenowy patchset https://dl.armbian.com/pineh64/ Boot log: http://ix.io/18DU
  3. chwe liked a post in a topic by Igor in v5.43 (desktop on top of cli, xu4 next upgrade, ...)   
    Summary of diff between development and master + related from armbian-config. I left out some minor changes:
     
    - Network manager is now by default except Espressobin which needs systemd network. Ifupdown can still be overridden if one wanted.
    - upstream patches for many kernels ...
    - Ubuntu Bionic target (under expert mode, fully functional testing version)
    - RFC for firstrun config to set IP or connect to Wireless. Using Network manager method now.
    - switched NEXT to 4.14.y on Odroid XU4
    - kernel packaging support for 4.17.y
    - RK3399 kernel upstream updates (can't produce bootable image yet)
    - docker support for RK3328 DEV kernel
    - sign "sha256sum.sha" instead of "armbian.txt"
    - add missing dependency libpam-google-authenticator to armbian-config
    - reworked SSHD management, kernels and nightly/stable switching with armbian-config
    - added upgrade to desktop from armbian-config (only generic desktop)
    - added CODA module on imx6 and upstream patches. Requirement for video acceleration but ... haven't got it working under mpv
    - Olinuxino. Enabled USB within atf, sane RAM speed
    - icon pack moved to our repository. (Note to myself: remove .deb from build script)
    - created desktop package per release, architecture independent, could be installed on top of any Debian / Ubuntu base
    - removed old way of making desktop
    - moving Odroid away from their mainline sources with a patch
    - added bionic to the beta repository, soon to main
    - added Z28PRO to the RK3328 kernel source (tested, working everything but wifi)
    - meson64 default becomes 4.14.y, next 4.16.y, DEV master
    - sunxi-dev pinned to 4.16.y and u.boot to v2018.03, most of the patches were adjusted
    - S56818 is breaking. pinned to last known working kernel 4.14.15
    - fixed eMMC install on Rock64
    - adding eMMC support for Neo and Neo2 to make images usable for Core / Core2
    - added Odroid C1 mainline config (DEV, it should boot but it doesn't)
    - removing GKSU and rework dependencies

    Those are areas where we should be focusing. Some are important now, some later. I have done many tests but it's impossible to predict and catch everything. Latest changes will show up in tomorrow's beta repository update and those images which are enabled for the nightly remake. No larger moves until testing and the big merge from my side.
     
    I haven't checked:
    - how changes will affect firstrun and armhwinfo
    - networking in general. I did only a few tests and notice at least one power management set to "on" ... I think on OPI Prime.
    - haven't made OMV images
  4. manuti liked a post in a topic by Igor in Armbian for OrangePi PC2, AllWinner H5   

    The only real difference is that nightly images are (usually) not tested. They are just built from upstream, normally every day ... in reality building can be on hold for a week or more until things, which break the compilation, gets fixed or are removed. And most of the images don't get daily images rebuild, but only packages. This means any existing image, stable or nightly, can be upgraded to the latest nightly. (armbian-config -> switch to nightly)
     
    171217 = 17. December, 2017
  5. Igor liked a post in a topic by JMCC in Multimedia related stuff on Armbian (OpenGL ES, Videodecoding, 'Mali' etc.)   
    Good news about the new webpage.
     
    I also have some good news about RK3288 media implementation: I finally got rkmpp accelerated mpv to work. It works really well, better than Gstreamer, although only in fullscreen. It's a real "Armbian premiere", no other distro implements it so far, neither ASUS' nor Rockhip's own. In the next days, I'll try to put that with some other new goodies into a script, and keep it available there until it is possible to integrate it in the main build script.
  6. JMCC liked a post in a topic by Igor in Multimedia related stuff on Armbian (OpenGL ES, Videodecoding, 'Mali' etc.)   

    Exactly. It's already problematic - information is scattered around a web page, documentation, Github and forum which is mainly community, self-organized. IMO adding yet another chunk of infrastructure (Wiki) can only make things worse. If we wanted to improve the current situation, we would need to assign a person(s), dedicated editor for keeping documentation well organized.  We can dupe docs as they are now and move them to the web page or to another form or engine ... but its a huge task/challenge.

    We are releasing new webpage, which was quite a challenge, in a few weeks and with it, new features and possibilities are being unleashed. Its also a paradigm change - the current website was a single user renderer directly from build script config. With many dirty scripts and plugins. A future website should be a group, community managed with a simple but powerful backend. Most of the work was done to improve that management, previously controlled with configs. I will give rights to anyone who wants to participate as a board(s) maintainer. In a sense to set facts, collect relevant information, decide which download options should be exposed and adjust things, add warnings, etc. This task is not hard work but helps core crew to find some breath. It should be fun and it comes with some responsibility. More when it's out ...
     
    Getting access there or rights for editing the documentation is liberal. Like Wiki. Anyone wants to edit textual data, ping me, you get instant commit access.
     
    Back to the topic. I think we should keep those how-to's updated but implement features directly into Armbian. When things are matured and when core developers team finds the time. And then, they become irrelevant for the implementation part but still keep the educational role. For that purpose, it should remain in the right place. Subforum "Research and tutorials" is IMO right spot, it's indexed by the main search engine and it will be linked directly from our new web page. They are important.
  7. willmore liked a post in a topic by Igor in Armbian for OrangePi PC2, AllWinner H5   

    This feature cost 30.000 EUR and will be implemented free of charge when it is delivered  You can find detail info on that page.
  8. Igor liked a post in a topic by jgb in z28 Pro runnning Armbian and DWA-131 Rev E1   
    Thanks,
    Tried everything, finnally I got a TP-LINK TL-WN725N which worked plug and play.
     
    The DWA-131 got a rtl8192eu chip, tried almost all the drivers available on github, and also the ones for raspberry with no look.
    I remember a lsusb throws 2001:3319 for the dlink
     
    Will do the armbianmonitor-u when I get a chance.
     
    Tks!
  9. tkaiser liked a post in a topic by Igor in Preparing for Ubuntu 18.04   

    Noted.
     

    True, there is no need to hurry but its more convenient to repair things on the way. As a side task. My intention was to bring it to the level, where one can build and test. We are there now. We can build, we have a network, a desktop is up, ... There are small known problems and probably many hidden. Some will be fixed upstream and some can be fixed by people interested to run Bionic ASAP. I will still fix things if I bump into them, but will not hunt them.
  10. raschid liked a post in a topic by Igor in compiling building dev-branch kernel (debs): no linux-dtb deb file!   
    Yes. Changes to packaging method upstream. It is getting fixed. Check my last commits to developmebt branch for quick fix.

    Wrote on mobile


  11. TonyMac32 liked a post in a topic by Igor in how to change max cpu frequencies tinkerboard   
    https://github.com/armbian/upload/commit/1a63938c6eeb6226f7ffea46f77ba3629bd45c17
    Kernel for Tinker was updated to 4.14.34
     
    apt update & upgrade 
  12. Igor liked a post in a topic by Rfreire in And my RPI is now RIP.   
    Hi there Board,
     
    I have bought my Tinkerboard after some good research with my fellow techies at Red Hat and reading thoroughly that 19+pages Tinkerboard Thread.
     
    After crafting a super lean/mean kernel (kconfig at https://gist.github.com/rfrht/5f0fa113f12fbacf832e57ff4967785a ), I got a stable and lightweight kernel configuration.
     
    Things got a lot funnier when doing some compatibility tests with specific Asterisk versions, I was able to install and run cleanly a Raspi .DEB pkg. And that got me thinking.
     
    I have now JUST replaced the Raspberry Pi with the Tinkerboard. And guess what: It was a _inplace_ upgrade! Using the same userland, same hard drive, same everything.
     
    I just had to set the MMC card with Tinkerboard /boot stuffs, specified the USB root device using rootdev=<proper clause> (in my case, rootdev=LABEL=TinkerRoot), edited /etc/fstab accordingly and... It RAN!
     
    Smoothly. Perfectly. My 120 Mbps from carrier being diligently delivered. My userspace apps running nicely.
     
    Well, I would like to send my deep respect and special thanks to @TonyMac32 for exploring Tinkerboard and putting it to work nicely, and  @Igor for hosting the project.
     
    We grow when we share! ;-)
  13. guidol liked a post in a topic by Igor in H2: Sunvell R69 Android TV Box (AliExpress)   

    Hmm. We had some urgent updates from development branch which is already at 5.42 Splitting master and development branch, in general, brought some confusion and this is a direct consequence. Not that critical but it shell be fixed soon.
  14. Igor liked a post in a topic by mboehmer in Success on C2 / stretch   
    Hi guys,
     
    after some interesting weeks, I could successfully install eight Odroid C2 together with dedicated FPGA hardware now, and prepare them now for deep sea operation.
     
    Just wanted to express a big "THANK YOU" to all here in the forum which were involved in helping me to get the beast working.
     
    The boards operate now with patches inside Uboot (serial console 9600 8N1) and several small patches inside the kernel (device tree, PWM, ADCs, 1Wire), and a patch inside the rt8152 driver to switch off the LEDs in the USB ethernet dongle (PMTs don't like such bright light usually). 128GB eMMCs are working fine, thanks to the speed patch
     
    The Armbian image does a great job, it's a pleasure to work with. At the moment I run it headless over some DSL connection, with a SSH tunnel and TigerVNC to remotely operate it and test under hard conditions
     
    Again, thanks to all persons involved.
     
    BTW, I'm open for ideas on how to save power on C2 during operation, as well as how to read CPU temperature remotely - we have 22W max power dissipation inside the Titanium shell... every Watt counts.
     
    BTW2, how can I take the kernel image out of updates? I want to use apt-get for normal packages, but hands off the kernel
     
    So far, Michael
  15. Clum liked a post in a topic by Igor in Successfully compile Qt5.7 on Orangepi Lite on armbian   

    Go for the legacy kernel. There is no MALI in a modern kernel .. yet.
  16. Igor liked a post in a topic by Paul Christopher in No screen output using HDMI-to-VGA-converter   
    Hi Igor
     
    very nice: The new image worked perfectly and I am really impressed. When using the images for Raspbian or Debian, the screen ouput was very blurry using the converter. With armbian, it is razor sharp, right from the beginning. Wow.
  17. Igor liked a post in a topic by jernej in v5.43 (desktop on top of cli, xu4 next upgrade, ...)   
     
    @Igor zador is correct. Patches can be dropped only when 4.17 is released, so in about 2 months. However, there are many DRM changes in 4.16 so it may be better to backport patches from 4.17, but there are many, including in clocks subsystem. Maybe I can find time to look into that later this week.
  18. arm-push liked a post in a topic by Igor in Espressobin support development efforts   

    Yes. I don't use a heat sink.
  19. JMCC liked a post in a topic by Igor in v5.43 (desktop on top of cli, xu4 next upgrade, ...)   
    https://github.com/armbian/config/commit/2992430d263cad9ca18fb773127fb90d628e5ab8#diff-f31297ad208d45c13b6d3d24c66823cdR35

    Ubuntu Bionic can be build ... but you need to kill man-db process which hangs during debootsrap process. I made a test image for Odroid XU4 but the network was not configured and probably other things need to be fixed. Addin Bionic remains a low priority and hidden under the expert switch.
     
    armbian-config, network management needs further testing and fixing.
     
    power management on wireless devices was enabled on some during my last test. IIRC brcmfmac / mainline / h3 
  20. Igor liked a post in a topic by m][sko in Preparing for Ubuntu 18.04   
    It looks like they fixed the bug.
    As I was able to build the image and all work fine 
    except It only work on ubuntu 18.04
    so run NO_HOST_RELEASE_CHECK=yes ./compile.sh
     
    It freeze on ubuntu 16.04 in regenerating man pages
     
    I am looking that all work is done in development branch and I want to make pull request
     
    some changes with ubuntu 18.04
    ntpdate is not instaled by default and they changed ntp daemon so ntpdate return error
    missing package rcconf  but armbian-conf depend on that
     
    so temporary workaround just add 
    PACKAGE_LIST_ADDITIONAL="${PACKAGE_LIST_ADDITIONAL/armbian-firmware/}"
    PACKAGE_LIST="${PACKAGE_LIST/rcconf/}"
     
  21. Igor liked a post in a topic by danman in orangepiplus2e kernel 4.10 only one core   
    Hooray! I found the problem, I've had following line in /boot/armbianEnv.txt from some previous experiments:
     
    machid=1029 All cores are detected correctly after removing it. @Igor thank you for support.
  22. Igor liked a post in a topic by Dmytro Vasylenko in "Starting kernel" reboots   
    @igor same here, was able to boot, run apt updates, installed to emmc, wifi also works. thank you for help.
  23. guidol liked a post in a topic by Igor in "Starting kernel" reboots   
    I am doing some more research on this topic ... I'll update images when done.
  24. Christian_ liked a post in a topic by Igor in No more images for Orange Pi 2 mini?   

    Orange Pi Mini 2 was never directly supported and yes, you probably can just use the image from Orange Pi 2. Disappeared boards appear here: https://www.armbian.com/deprecated/
  25. lanefu liked a post in a topic by Igor in The mmBoard