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    Allwinner A64 kernel 3.10

    easy ... just use the armbian build process to generate a new image and select "stable" but i did find that in 5.5x that the wifi wouldn't automatically connect and doing an ifdown/ifup would work 50% of the time.
  2. I've built the latest armbian (5.48 & 5.46) for all the different versions (default, next & dev) and they all have issues starting the wifi ! If i manually do an ifdown/ifup it usually comes up (say 80% of the time) I was just wondering if anyone else had seen this issue or is it just me ..... Thanks, TB
  3. I built a 18.04 for opiwin+ ... mostly works but for some reason wifi needs to be manually started
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    A64 and the 3.10 kernel

    you'll need to stick with 3.10 for the moment. 4.xx has several issues which will be fixed but not yet. not much you can do
  5. Hi, I was wondering if anyone was having issues with the ethernet port using the legacy kernel ? It does seem to kind of work ... it will get DHCP from the router and configure the routing tables etc but after that it goes wonky. When I do a ping test from the router I get "50/50 transmitted, 15/50 received, 70% loss". A ping test from the opi-win to the router gets a similar result. If I try a ping/ssh from a PC connected to the router I get a 95% packet loss Everything else seems to work fine ... HDMI, USB, WiFi (AP/STA modes) which is really, really nice. Thanks TB
  6. Can you tell me how you go with network speeds. I tried it yesterday and ethernet/wifi worked but was really, really slow. Just not sure if it was me or the O/S ....
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    OPi Win - Status update

    The only odd thing so far is the that USB ports dont seem to work The hubs appear but when you insert a usb key nothing appears in /dev or the syslog/kernel log etc etc. Will keep looking. Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  8. I just built the latest OPi Win image and WOW ... just about everything seems to be working. I'll test it over the coming days but AWESOME work guys. Wifi is back, eth0 is back and HDMI works !!!!! I've not tried any kind of GUI yet but I can get a console prompt on the TV & see the kernel boot messages Now for more testing, testing & testing .... TB
  9. You have to build it using the various toolsets to do that. Quite easy. Their system is well put together https://github.com/armbian/build
  10. And I also found that it was missing from /boot/armbianEnv.txt as it wasnt loading the fixup scripts overlay_prefix=sun50i-a64
  11. Hi, I've been playing around with the latest build (Armbian_5.37_Orangepiwin_Debian_stretch_next_4.14.5.img.gz) just to see how things are going and I've noticed that the wifi has gone ? I saw that it doesnt talk about patching the ap6212 firmware anymore. Had a look around but couldnt see anything. I know it's a dev build but I hope that it's just a missing config file from that build branch or something. Thanks TB
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    Orange Pi Plus 2E - is it any good ?

    Yes, we'd never get complete agreement on a config ... but even if we could get an agreement on say the wifi chipset(s) and always include usb3 on anything that's not a 'zero' clone. Stuff like that would be good. The Wemos stuff looks interesting and not too pricey like some other ones. Well, the whole trickle down economy thing worked so well for everyone didnt it The master mode would only need OK performance and not excellent ... just web traffic (5+ users)
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    Orange Pi Plus 2E - is it any good ?

    Many thanks for the comments & info. Yes, the only guarantee in life is death & taxes All these SBC's have compromises that have to be made. Even the RPi which has awesome s/w support but no external wifi antenna, bad microSD slot (why didnt they pay an extra 5 cents and get the one that clicks in) & only 1G of ram. It's a pity we couldnt get someone to make a SBC with all the stuff that we want but I doubt that would ever happen
  14. Hi, I've been playing around with a OPi Win+ which is aint bad but full support seems a while off ... I'm looking for a quad core, 2G, good wifi with external antenna and this seems to fit the requirements. I dont care too much about hdmi but if it works all the better. I was just wondering what current owners thought of it. Can the internal wifi do AP mode and will it do dual modes ... hostapd-8188 will create wlan0 & wlan1 so that you both connect to an AP and be an AP. Google doesnt show much about 8189ETV Given that the armbian download shows it with a legacy kernel but stable I expect that everything 'works' ... Thanks TB
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    OPiWin - stretch testing

    I had a play with reverting the DTS files but with no luck. I expect there may be some u-boot changes that need to be added given that it doesnt find it on boot either. It complained about pinctrl I think. cp /boot/dtb/allwinner/sun50i-a64-orangepi-win.dtb /boot/dtb/allwinner/sun50i-a64-orangepi-win.dtb.orig dtc -I dtb -O dts -o /boot/dtb/allwinner/sun50i-a64-orangepi-win.dts /boot/dtb/allwinner/sun50i-a64-orangepi-win.dtb vi +/ethernet /boot/dtb/allwinner/sun50i-a64-orangepi-win.dts dtc -I dts -O dtb -o /boot/dtb/allwinner/sun50i-a64-orangepi-win.dtb /boot/dtb/allwinner/sun50i-a64-orangepi-win.dts