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  1. I was planning to try compiling the new kernel with old DTB but had no time lately. I can build the userspace in a pretty straightforward way. If I can create a development environment (even for vanilla Debian), will package it as a Vagrant file and share there, so it'll be reproducible. Maybe I can take some hints from the latest TV box releases. Did some (mid-weight) distro development work in my professional life, but never had to play with the kernel. This might be a good opportunity to do so. I know 3188 is old stuff, but if you can make old stuff run fast, new st
  2. The biggest problem with Radxa Rock was building the kernel. The source and configuration of the latest 3.x kernel is available with all the drivers in Radxa's GitHub repository. If we can somehow port these changes to latest Linux kernel, building the userspace is really simple.
  3. Thanks tparys for answer and the links. Rock's documentation was good enough to start and explore. I'll play with both Armbian and Rock's kernel building process and see what can I do. Will report my progress here. Regards, H.
  4. Hello all, I just wanted to ask is there any consideration to support Radxa Rock (Standard/Pro) in any form. It is/was a Rk3188 based board with 2GB RAM and 8GB of flash. I'm using it as a VPN server with Debian 8 and it proved very reliable in all departments over the years. It was quite powerful for its time and I think it could prove to be very useful since it can be left to run without any active cooling or anything. I'm putting it here for consideration since I guess supporting RK3188 won't create any substantial workload, and it can do a lot even for today's standards.
  5. I just wanted to post a quick update: Doing in-place upgrade to xenial -> bionic went without any problems. I only needed to update my armbian repository source file by hand (do-release-upgrade disables it, and updates it wrong, so there's that). The good news is, dnsmasq is not abruptly stopping anymore. It's working as it should. No weekly updates or paranoid nslookup checks to see whether it's alive.
  6. I actually have enough spares. Can clone and try it, why not? It's a nice idea The customization I did should not be breaking. I've installed some packages, written some small tools, added some cron jobs, maybe changed some services' default parameters, etc. I actually use Debian for ~13 years now, and Linux in general for a bit longer. So I'm used to do small changes in my systems as I use them and find places which can be tuned better for my requirements. Since they're too small & short to document, they generally got lost in the process. This is why I'm hesitant to take the
  7. Thanks for your answer I've looked to DNSMasq bugzilla in Ubuntu, Debian and did a general Google search before. Didn't find a similar issue, and posted here at last. Is directly release-upgrading in Armbian safe? I've customized the distro the way I want a lot, and can't afford to migrate to a clean install of Bionic time-wise.
  8. Hello all, I'm using Armbian 5.73 stable (Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS) for a year or so on an OrangePi Zero. That little box is working as a backup box and network-wise DNS server via DNSMasq (ver. 2.75-1ubuntu0.16.04.5). The OS and general system is working very stable, but I'm having issues with DNSMasq. It's solving both local systems' names via /etc/hosts and internet hostnames for the whole network. Sometimes, DNSMasq stops solving external addresses. There'll be no error and warning messages anywhere, and when pinged with kill -USR1 signal, it happily prints the current s
  9. Just wanted to add some, albeit not very scientific, testing and observation results for further reference. TL;DR: Do not use 1A power supplies with OrangePi Zero. The board is small, but with ethernet connected, it really needs and shines with 2.0A and more power to spare. Long Version I'm running an OrangePi Zero 1.4 with Armbian 16.04LTS. It runs DNSMasq for home network and also acts as a rsync/backup server for couple of android phones. I've powered the board with a high quality Artwizz 1.0A USB power supply around a year. Sometimes I experienced small problem