Holsteiner

Members
  • Posts

    25
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location
    Bavaria
  • Interests
    Small network running: AD DC, NAS, WEB-server, AP and GPIO stuff like "christmas tree" and a Info LCD on Banana Pi M1 and Odroid C1 (should be replaced by Banana Pi M2)
    Additional toys Raspberry Pi, Radxa Rock

Recent Profile Visitors

1099 profile views

Holsteiner's Achievements

  1. Hello Community, first I want to thank Daniel for a very great Job (see https://github.com/dan-and/BPI-M2U-bsp) . His kernel is working at least as good as the one from sinovoip, it is based on this... Since I could not find any real experiences to this board in www, here are mine... The BPi-M1 replaced by BPi-M2U...called NAS2 NAS2 is running: - Web-Server - Dokuwiki - minidlna - doing backup of NAS1 as complete rsync (mirror) - doing backup of itself via rsnapshot NAS2 has connected: - WD red on sata, continuously running - WD USB HDD as backup drive via USB HUB due to power reasons - SanDisk USB Stick as mirror of NAS1 via USB HUB BPi-M2U booting from SD Card (8GB Transcend Ultimate, my favourite) - board does not like USB HUB, allways reports "possible bad connection" - does not boot from time to time in case a device is connected to USB e.g. USB Stick - heavy access on USB drive results into "reconnect as read only" + SATA is running without any issues BPi-M2U booting from eMMC: - board does not like USB HUB, allways reports "possible bad Connection" - in case of more then one USB device is connected, heavy access on USB drive results into "reconnect as read only" + 1 USB HDD can be used without any issues so far (moved USB Stick to different server) + SATA is still running without any issues + both configurations running stable, nothing like kernel panic so far Since my servers are running headless, playing with the original image shows audio via HDMI is working too... I don't care about on board Bluetooth and Wifi... regards
  2. If the two cores are busy with other tasks it slows down nas performance... since my kids really love minidlna 1 core of BPi M1 keeps busy from time to time... so now sata and eth have a seperate core which brings up performance to normal again... Sorry, as a windows guy I am not familiar with all linux community and knowledge bases... i keep on learning... so i am not following Linux-sunxi IRC... Thank you for the hints, I guess you are talking about: https://github.com/dan-and/BPI-M2U-bsp/tree/master/linux-sunxi and https://github.com/wens/u-boot-sunxi/tree/r40 but in case of kernel 4.9 is there a device tree for this board available?
  3. Hi, I have received my BPi M2U just in time before Christmas, it should replace my overloaded BPi M1 with "only two cores" I am playing with SBC's for some years now and actually I set the limit to 50$ or 50€ because I don't what to pay much for a "paper weight" like Radxa Rock (no support at all) or Odroid C1 / U3 (instable) But still I took the risk to pay 60€ for this board... finally... NOT LIKE: - image of Sinovoip - kernel (somewhere I read it should be from linaro?, who or what is TINA OS?) LIKE: - the housing of Banana Pi M3 fits - SOC keeps cool (from my point of view no heat sink needed, wonder if it would run faster then 1.2Ghz) - 2GB ram (I don't know if I will realy need it) - barrel blug (no powering via micro usb needed) - nevertheless the kernel is running stable somehow, also when dmesg shows failure due to power down of a HDD connected via USB-HUB - sata / network performance at least the same as BPi M1 but has 4 cores, therefore this board runs faster because this server has to handle minidlna, nas, web and wiki What I have done so far: - patching my server image (armbian) with kernel of sinovoip 3.10.65 (will use it till I have my own or better one) - move gmac0 to its own core 4 - move sata to its own core 3 - reuse performance settings once provided by @tkaiser (see http://forum.lemaker.org/thread-7102-1-1.html) - now I miss a toy Configuration of on-board led's: root@bananapim2u:~# cat /sys/class/leds/led3/trigger none ac-online usb-online rfkill0 [mmc0] mmc1 mmc2 timer heartbeat backlight gpio default-on root@bananapim2u:~# cat /sys/class/leds/led1/trigger none ac-online usb-online rfkill0 mmc0 mmc1 mmc2 timer heartbeat backlight gpio [default-on] root@bananapim2u:~# cat /sys/class/leds/led2/trigger none ac-online usb-online rfkill0 mmc0 mmc1 mmc2 timer [heartbeat] backlight gpio default-on Disable heartbeat led: root@bananapim2u:~# echo "none" > /sys/class/leds/led2/trigger What I would like to do: - build my own kernel (but I don't know if I will manage and if I will have time due to limit christmas vacation) - buy another one - see if it will run 24/7 off topic: Some people do not like sinovoip, because bad support, no answers in the forum etc... Sinovoip has a working image somehow others do not have any... does anybody know Radxa? - sinovoip is great I am software developer for a hardware manufacturer and here software is not the core business, therefore it is hard to be a software developer in such a company... regards
  4. @Lex, Maybe silly questions... - Have you used Armbian build environment? - Which u-boot and kernel source? - Config from Sinovoip or other? ... Would be nice to get some more details about what you have done? Thanks! PS: I have received my board today...
  5. Hi, I just ordered one, and would be happy if there would be support of Armbian... please Thanks in advanced!
  6. Hi again, does anybody know why this happens? - at boot system cannot find file: sun6i-a31s-bananapi-m2.dtb (this has happened for 3 times till now) - /etc/network/interfaces has been set to armbian default Thanks and regards. Holsteiner
  7. Hello, actually it was not the first time the upgrade failed on this board: - upgrade 5.11 to 5.15 -> returned successfull - reboot - at boot system can not find file: sun6i-a31s-bananapi-m2.dtb (file sun6i-a31s-sinovoip-bpi-m2.dtb for BPi M2 is available) - fixed it by linking to the existing device tree blob sun6i-a31s-sinovoip-bpi-m2.dtb - reboot again - no network (my /etc/network/interfaces has been set to armbian default, same as /etc/network/interfaces.default, this happened the first time) fixed it again by setting the correct content I don't know if the upgrade process is the problem or if there is something messed up on my board... Now everything is working again... But I guess it will be the same next time... regards Holsteiner
  8. It Looks like the same I had at the beginning... In my case it was a power supply issue: - DO NOT power the M2 via micro USB, ONLY via barrel plug (4/1.7mm) - the power supply it self should also be a good and sufficient one hope that helps
  9. Thank you.... ok. I haven't tried host mode yet... I have no use case so far I build the latest by using your lib last night... I will try this image today... But maybe I have to wait for final release for productive use... I already tried rc5 and it was not stable...
  10. I have updated to the last release with kernel 4.3.3 which should have OTG enabled... Does the latest release support OTG, I have tried a usb stick with OTG cable, but I cannot see any device? What I am doing wrong? thanks and regards
  11. Hello community, Kernel 4.3.x should have support for DMA engine on A20 boards, see: http://linux-sunxi.org/Linux_mainlining_effort#Merged_into_4.3 Does / should this also improve the SATA write performance? After update to kernel 4.3.3 from apt.armbian.com I cannot see any big write Performance increase... thanks for comments... best regards and a happy new year... holsteiner
  12. I prefer Iceweasel also on RPi... I have tried X on BPi-M1 and BPi-M2 with kernel 4.3.3... M2 is playing YouTube Videos quiet good... but right now audio/sound is missing... Actually I have no Need to have These Little arm boards as deskop PC... just to see what is possible right now...
  13. apt.armbian.com is online... http://mirror.igorpecovnik.com/ as well...
  14. now I know how to post as guest... actually I have planned my maintenance today too...
  15. I tried the following image wit kernel 3.3: BPI-M2_Raspbian_V4.0_hdmi I could only find: /sys/devices/platform/sun6i-i2c.1/i2c-1/1-0034/axp22-supplyer.19/power_supply/battery/temp This device is not of my interest... the SoC is hotter running this image (measured via touching), because X is running, but the board still runs stable... lets see... I will try a bigger heat sink or a fan... Actually this board is running as Domain Controller, most of the time it is relaxing...