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  1. Is support for ODROID-C4 discontinued? I was checking the website to see if there's new ARMBIAN images for the C4 only to realize the device has disappeared from the list. And this link says "No official support (CSC)": https://www.armbian.com/odroid-c4/. I don't know what "CSC" means. This came out of a sudden to me. If the C4 has been abandoned, what distro would you recommend to use now?


    Edit: The forum inserted clickable links in my post, so I know see what CSC means: community-supported chip.

  2. I installed the Armbian desktop environment via armbian-config. Then I disabled it, and I saw that many of the packages were uninstalled by my next "apt upgrade". I want to install them again, but armbian-config only lets me "enable" or "disable" the Desktop now. It won't install anything anymore. So my question is how do I redo what armbian-config did during the first time, to reinstall all Armbian desktop files?

  3. I use a currently fully updated Armbian on an ODROID-C2. 


    I start tigervnc like this in /etc/crontab:


    @reboot linuxfan bash -lc 'vncserver -local host no'


    My ~/.vnc/xstartup:



    exec startxfce4


    Everything works over VNC but gparted. Nothing would happen when I click on the menu entry. When I try to start it from an Xfce terminal, it (somehow) tells my why it won't start:


    $ sudo gparted

    No protocol specified


    (gpartedbin:23385): Gtk-WARNING **: 20:55:09.777: cannot open display: :1.0


    I'm at my wits end and would be glad if someone can help me out.

  4. Some recent Armbian update did something to libunwind and so destroyed my crontab setup. I removed the whole preload part and now VNC works again. It also works with bash using /usr/bin/bash -l -c 'vncserver -localhost no'

  5. Doing apt search took just a few seconds before, but since some days, probably after an apt update && apt upgrade, it has become so slow that a search takes many minutes (20+ minutes) instead of seconds. I don't know why, and I don't know how to fix this. Do you know what to do?


    The slow part of the search is where it says "Full Text Search". It reaches 50% quickly, and then goes slow.


    If it matters: ODROID-C2, Buster

  6. Ok, I don't really know what that means but it sounds like it's difficult or impossible. I wanted to create bootable Windows sticks, which requires syslinux to prepare the USB stick. The famous bash script "bootiso" requires it.


    I did it with a Windows PC now but, yeah, it's no big deal but a little sad. I use my Armbian device to prepare many things which are not used on ARM and it would be cool if not too much is left out vs. regular Debian.

  7. I use Armbian Buster on ODROID-C2. I try to install the package "syslinux" with apt, but it's not there. What now?


    apt install syslinux
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package syslinux is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    E: Package 'syslinux' has no installation candidate

  8. Thanks, you helped me with the first part of fixing TigerVNC on current Armbian, hopefully I can help you with the second one:

    # apt install dbus-x11


    This package contains the program "dbus-launch".

    For example the desktop environment Xfce, at least in our use case, tries to launch "dbus-launch", but won't find it. It seems the path environmental variables are not set when you launch something from within /etc/crontab. I load them with the "source" command (also available as ".") from /etc/profile. This could fix other possible bugs, too:



    @reboot username . /etc/profile LD_PRELOAD=/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 tigervncserver -localhost no

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