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  1. ODroid XU4 - DVD Drive/ISO9660 Issue

    OK tonight I hooked up an old SH-S182 DVDR (+10 yrs) to a usb to ata adapter and had a little trouble reading any disk until I rebooted. When I rebooted with the DVD drive on and attached everything worked as I expected. I did NOT do any editing on /etc/fstab . I was able to read several burned DVD and CD s I had laying around. It even identified my K-Pax movie although I don't have anything installed with which to play it. Did you 'plug and try to play?' Perhaps turn the drive on first then boot the XU4 and see if anything id's? It's nice having a disk drive available to bring things from old CDs and DVDs to USB, so thanks for the exercise! I hope you are able to get yours working, it's not a limitation of the XU4 or Armbian. technicavolous@odroidxu4:~$ uname -a Linux odroidxu4 4.9.61-odroidxu4 #2 SMP PREEMPT Wed Nov 22 16:34:23 CET 2017 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux
  2. BTW I used a little extender that you can barely see in the back of my photo. The full size M.2 drives are longer than the space allotted under the board. A cute little adapter allows the M.2 to extend to a panel on my [eventual ...] cabinet.
  3. In Armbian the procedure is simple - run armbian-config and select System and security settings then Install to SATA, eMMC, NAND or USB and you're all set! I have the Clearfog Pro with eMMC - the SD card is basically disabled. I use the M.2 drive to hold files for rebuilding the system from scratch since I have a habit of losing USB sticks ;] Booting from any other media with the eMMC installed seems like a waste on my board. In retrospect I kind of wish I had got the unit with SD rather than eMMC because the card slot can be used, whereas in the eMMC version the card slot is just there to enable the eMMC if one chose not to enable the 'fix.' BTW: armbian-config was the first method I was able to get the wireless and routing working as I am still learning network configuration. Kinda wish more tasks were possible with that marvelous utility!
  4. [Odroid HC2] Sata install

    Sure you do - Follow the instructions in that and the next section to get a boot log file. Many times an OP may ask you to provide the dmesg output ... root@c2~#dmesg > dmesg.txt Did you try it from inside armbian-config?
  5. ODroid XU4 - DVD Drive/ISO9660 Issue

    I haven't put a CD on my XU4 yet but so far everything works on it like the x86 stuff. Have you tried mount without the -t?
  6. I think you're fine to plug the unit in and play with it. I left the 12v on the sata drive because the connector liked it ... I have the Clearfog Pro with almost identical config, but my sata card has 4 ports. The RD65A is 6a max at 5v, which means it will run well at 3~4a, 5a will be pushing it ... I have the RD65A 5v driving only 4 sata hdd's. Their current rating is 1a each, so I feel I'm pushing the 6a rating just a bit but I think the 1a rating on the drives is absolute max so it should be ok. The 3a on the 12v side should be adequate for the Clearfog board, I'm measuring less than 2a draw (@12v) with all the lights on and an M.2 ssd attached. The MOST important thing I've found so far is current draw and voltage drop. That kind of power supply has problems in prolonged use over 75% of its rating, so I usually run them at about half their rating for continuous load. I had a LOT of trouble with cheap sata to old style molex power connectors. They suck. Cut those off and use the screw terminals like you show in your pictures.
  7. What's your favorite board(s) and why?

    ALL of the boards supported by Armbian are attractive, but alas can only try a few ;] My joy so far has been the XU4. Was a bit disappointed in the Cloudshell, but the case has ended up being workable once I modified that huge cable and fixed the connectors. But withe the Boom Bonnet thingie it really works fine as my main desktop. I found Armbian because of my Odroid XU4. It has become my daily desktop and dev unit. I've learned a TON of linux details because of it. Can't wait 'till the XU5 or whatever Hardkernel calls it is released. It not only set me free of the MS world but the x86 world as well. Also got into the Clearfog Pro, although it is getting a bit old and I think someone else is going to make a board better. This one has become the candidate for our classroom server project and it looks like we're going to succeed in 95% of our design goal mainly through the support of the Armbian devs and community. Real SATA cards exist for JBOD and various RAID levels so it's a real plus with the GB switch. The 2.5 GB port on the Espressobin is attractive but the Clearfog has SFP and they are coming out with stuff for that all the time. All of the Orange pi devices perform exemplary, and we use them for everything. Bananas are good but some of the politics shyed us away. We will be trying some of the newer boards aimed at NAS / NFS as well soon. Long live eMMC ...
  8. OrangePi PC + Zoneminder

    Zoneminder ROCKS. On Armbian sudo apt-get install zoneminder Should get you all the dependencies, etc. If you have to have the latest, let me know how the compile goes, I've never tried. The version you get with apt is fairly recent but stable. It's on my list of things to try, but it should be doable. The Zoneminder site is very good and Armbian appears to have implemented it well. Do a lot of reading. But once you can meet the web page interface you should be fine. On x86 hardware there are a lot of various capture cards but on arm you're kind of stuck with usb and ip so it's doubtful you'll capture analog or TVI / CVI video. IP cams are better anyway and there are tons of good usb ones. I have an original OPi but I plan on doing this on an Odroid HC1.
  9. Firefox browser fails to launch

    This is a late post but I got version 57 working per these instructions today - As root I had to use this line - root@odroidxu4:/# echo 'user_pref("", "");' >> ./home/technicavolous/.mozilla/firefox/9c00y7fq.default/prefs.js I found that using root@odroidxu4:/# find -name prefs.js from the root directory as root. (didn't seem to work with sudo) I'm running Armbian on an XU4 root@odroidxu4:/# uname -a Linux odroidxu4 4.9.61-odroidxu4 #2 SMP PREEMPT Wed Nov 22 16:34:23 CET 2017 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux Don't forget to mark firefox so it doesn't get 'upgraded' to the latest broken version - root@odroidxu4:/home/technicavolous# apt-mark hold firefox firefox set on hold. ADD: and it plays HD!! I got 720 working fine but my bandwidth doesn't handle 1080 ... and I think the fix above may reduce the graphics capability but hey, it plays!
  10. SOLVED - Clearfog Pro PCI-e card only detected in slot 2 in Armbian

    This is the entirety of the problem. Wrong u-boot, wrong DTB. I still can't get kwboot or the script to initiate a boot but since I had already a semi-working u-boot I wrote the correct one and it was immediately able to see usb where I never had before. I'm going to start from scratch but lspci got a hoot from me when I saw this - root@clearfogpro:~#lspci 00:02.0 PCI bridge: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 6828 (rev 04) 00:03.0 PCI bridge: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 6828 (rev 04) 01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA986x/988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 02:00.0 SATA controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 9215 (rev 11) root@clearfogpro:~# I'll correct my page on installing from tftp to emphasize the right files. I'd be miles ahead had I got the u-boot correct in the first place.
  11. SOLVED - Clearfog Pro PCI-e card only detected in slot 2 in Armbian

    @zador.blood.stained it will be a little bit before I can compile ... but it is high on my list to build an Armbian build system and learn it. Would that be possible to do using the automated build system noted here, and would it be better to learn that than make my own build system? @count-doku No matter what configuration I use, neither my SATA card nor my wifi card are usable in the inside slot, both are usable in the outside slot. I had Armbian-Config recognizing the wifi card in the outside slot but not the inside slot. I'm beginning to believe it's hardware but u-boot reporting the card still has me doubting. I would very much like to try an image that works for you if we can figure out how to get it to me... I've installed so many images I've confused myself. Tonight I'm going to make a truth chart and post all the dmesg outputs. All I can say is behavior has been identical in every case.
  12. SOLVED - Clearfog Pro PCI-e card only detected in slot 2 in Armbian

    @count-doku THAT seems like what I've been thinking! Zador had told me to update the firmware and I *thought* I had but obviously had failed. I have installed the Solidrun Debian and have the same results. I will be back at my lab late tonight and I will let you know! Thanks for offering the image, but I need to learn how to handle all of this myself. But the firmware makes sense. Thanks!!
  13. SOLVED - Clearfog Pro PCI-e card only detected in slot 2 in Armbian

    I have never compiled anything more than simple c programs I wrote myself ... it's something I think I'd better set up and do. For now, all of my 'desktops' are Odroid ARM boards. I will get an x86 system to set up per the Armbian build instructions. For now, I'm using what I can download from the download page which is currently Armbian_5.38_Clearfogpro_Debian_stretch_next_4.14.14. network manager is broken on that one so I haven't been able to do any updates on it. I've been able to update default 4.4.112 to 115 but it has the same problems. I installed the Solid-Run 20171001 Debian Stretch but it fails at apt-get update so I don't trust it, but their lspci also shows only the card in the outside slot. Its running 4.9.45. I'm praying at this moment it is a difference in kernel or something because if it's hardware I just don't trust Solid-Run to replace it with any speed, it took me months to get this board ... I'm really bummed, I find posts all over Armbian and Solid-Run forums that others have had problems running two cards at the same time, most posts have gone unanswered. I can usually get past anything but this one has me stopped. The entire project fails if both cards won't function. EDIT: Also I noted my card is a pcie 1.1 card, there have been issues but seem to have been solved. For the heck of it I ordered a mpcie 2.0 card, 2 port only but for $20 it's a good answer anyway ...
  14. SOLVED - Clearfog Pro PCI-e card only detected in slot 2 in Armbian

    I know what to do to test ... but I have to leave for work :\ install next 4.14.114 I have to learn the manual networking. I'm hoping Count Doku config here will work for me. update / upgrade then switch to nightly and see if the card is detected ? install the clearfog debian image see if the card is detected ? (update / upgrade fails with repository errors though) whatever else any of you instruct me to do. it will be a day or two before I'm back at the terminal :((
  15. SOLVED - Clearfog Pro PCI-e card only detected in slot 2 in Armbian

    I was unable to boot mainline (next) from usb but I'm getting really quick at imaging the eMMC ;] loaded a fresh copy of 5.38 stretch next lspci -t -nn output root@clearfogpro:~# lspci -t -nn -[0000:00]---02.0-[01]----00.0 lspci output root@clearfogpro:~# lspci 00:02.0 PCI bridge: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device 6828 (rev 04) 01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA986x/988x 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter dmesg output Seems same. 4.14.14 or 4.4.115 same behavior. If u-boot didn't show both I'd think it was hardware. But it clearly shows both cards regardless of which slot they are in. Armbian only sees the outside slot, either card.