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  1. Remember that the H6 boards are still very much in development stage. If you aren't prepared to lose some data then IMHO you should choose a more stable platform.
  2. What is your power supply? You say "if the light comes back....." so are you using some kind of solar power? Why do you not want the systems to run continuously? You will struggle to get any board to start reliably if the power supply voltage increases slowly and a poor power supply is the cause of most reliability issues with any sbc. If you do have a solar supply you need to use a controller which switches the supply off and on according to the battery voltage. I strongly suspect that this could be your problem rather than the OS. You can try Armbian which I have always found to be 100% solid as long as you choose a stable version.
  3. I have a NanoPi Neo4 running "Debian Buster with Armbian Linux 4.4.190-rk3399" and I don't see this problem. I see this in htop:
  4. I've just come across this same problem. I copied the two files 'fw_bcm43438a1.bin' and 'fw_bcm43438a1_apsta.bin' (I'm not sure if that second one is needed) from /lib/firmware/ap6212/ to /lib/firmware/rkwifi/ and rebooted and the wifi now works OK. My board is very much a 'test bed' at the moment so I'm happy to test any possible fixes. George
  5. I just bought a FriendlyElec NanoPi Neo4 having had loads of experience with Armbian on Allwinner (OrangePi) boards. My preferred method for getting boards "up and running" is simply to connect a serial terminal to the debug port and power on. I tried this with several Armbian Buster images and found that I couldn't log in as root on any of them. Checking the SD card on my laptop, the debug port (ttyFIQ0) was missing from /etc/securetty. Editing /etc/securetty and adding ttyFIQ0 on a new line at the bottom of the file and all is well and I now have Buster up and running on the Neo4 :-) root@nanopineo4:/etc# diff securetty~ securetty 413a414,415 > > ttyFIQ0 root@nanopineo4:/etc# Can I suggest that this be added into the build? Thanks! George
  6. This is working very well for me (only 5 days uptime due to local power outage - otherwise it "just works" :-)
  7. Thanks MaX, but now I already have what I need - thanks to some others' comments on my post :-)
  8. Now that the OPi3 has been moved into the Armbian downloads section there needs to be be a set of 'known-to-be-working' images made available while development on newer kernels and features continues. There will be a number of people buying the OPi3 as their first SoC board, trying the 'factory' images (as we have all done in the past ) and then coming here where they will currently find images labelled "Suitable for Testing" that will not boot. This is not a great first impression of Armbian for these people, who won't yet have the knowledge or experience to hold back upgrade packages or to replace dtb files, etc. and just want to be able to boot a [mostly] working system.
  9. Works perfectly for me - thank you @dziobak ___ ____ _ _____ / _ \| _ \(_) |___ / | | | | |_) | | |_ \ | |_| | __/| | ___) | \___/|_| |_| |____/ Welcome to Ubuntu Bionic with Armbian Linux 5.1.7-sunxi64 System load: 0.22 0.16 0.14 Up time: 44 min Memory usage: 17 % of 1997MB IP: CPU temp: 36°C Usage of /: 24% of 7.1G
  10. Aaarrrgghh!! How did I not find that Thank you!
  11. Thanks for the suggestion but I need to use Ubuntu for the things I want to test, and I don't have *ANY* earlier Ubuntu images, only Debian :-/
  12. Hi guys, I'm aware of the current issues with the OPi3 images not booting and for me I can't find any of the currently downloadable images that will boot. I just need to urgently test a couple of things - can anyone point me to a reasonably recent Ubuntu Bionic dev server image for the OPi3 that will boot/run? I have an "old" Armbian_5.78_Orangepi3_Debian_stretch_dev_5.0.7.img that runs just fine (as long as I don't upgrade it!) but I don't have any similar Ubuntu versions. Does anyone happen to know of an archive of old versions, or maybe have something that I could download direct? Many thanks! George
  13. Seeing the current issues I'm happy that I'm running an earlier build :-) Welcome to ARMBIAN 5.83 user-built Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) 5.0.9-sunxi64 System load: 2.14 2.11 2.06 Up time: 23 days Memory usage: 60 % of 1997MB Zram usage: 1 % of 998Mb IP: CPU temp: 56°C Usage of /: 27% of 7.1G Currently running PiHole, MQTT and SETI@Home :-D
  14. With my OPi3 powered from the 'genuine' power adaptor via the power jack I'm not seeing any voltage issues. On no load I see 5.2v at the USB sockets..