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  1. Of the boards supported by Armbian, which do you prefer for multiple audio devices and audio related applications? I need to control two audio streams, in and out each and add information to the streams as appropriate. I would like to use as little external hardware as possible so stereo mic or dual mic input and stereo out would be awesome. I'm a little overwhelmed by the choices, so opinions are definitely welcome here.
  2. Well, take a close look at your hardware - is the emmc installed?? Just because you bought it doesn't mean you got what you paid for. emmc is an OPTION on the espressobin v5 and v7. I have a v5 without emmc and it gives an error if I try to install to emmc. Look under the board - on a v5 with the ethernet ports oriented toward you there should be four chips to the right of center. Is there a place for a fourth one with an outline and no chip? No emmc ...
  3. Sorry for the long delay ... I used the Espressobin and Rock64 pro. With my espressobin I noticed the extra material in the slot was stressing the connector. I ended up going with another carrier board like this - I tried several kinds, the ones with the little flip SIM card holder held the sim card more consistently. The little snap in types kept snapping out. Some have minute sizing differences, one fit perfectly on the espressobin, some wouldn't clip in. I really dug that little sim card adapter at first, but it ends up being a real pain if you do anything but put it in and leave it.
  4. I have a dozen or so GL-Inet products and all of them do what they say they do. I think they're good quality and would recommend them to anyone.
  5. I see that there are three Armbian supported boards that have mpci (Clearfog, Espressobin, OrangePi 3, did I miss any?) but several boards that DON'T have mpci on them note that they support mpci 4g modem?? (Download Pages, Supported Hardware) Are you using some kind of hardware like this? And from what I see, the only board that has a SIM slot is the Clearfog Pro, how are you reading the SIM on boards with mpci and no SIM socket. Hardware like this? - I've been failing miserably with all of the boards I've tried to get a mpci modem working on ... How do YOU get on 4g with Armbian supported boards? What hardware other than the modem itself? How do you configure your modem? Armbian-Config handle it? nmtui? Do Tell
  6. Some of the boards supported by Armbian have an mpcie slot. The only one that I know of that also has a sim slot is the celarfog pro. (Correct me if I missed something) I found this little add on board that supposedly adds a sim card to an mpcie modem. Think it might work on some or which of the boards? I looked at this but I get lost in figuring out how to form the udev rules. Anyone get 4g going on Armbian on any board in the US?
  7. Oh yes one at a time! I was just trying to figure out what to expect in which release, the link definitely helps. Thanks! The Tech-Party has better than a dozen different Armbian supported boards so they were trying to figure out in what conditions on which board various configurations were available. I looked at that info on the 4g. I get lost in how to form the udev rules. I have a couple of 4g modems and sims that work on other hardware and os that I can't make go on my clearfog pro on any os including Armbian. With your armbian-config utility being so awesome, I dreamed of that being applied to a 4g setup ;] THANK YOU for amrbian-config!
  8. I'm sure you will prevail. Timing is perfect, we're about to test some low speed unlimited accounts we found cheap. Is there a matix somewhere that shows the relationship of board / build / armbian-config entries? For instance rdp server isn't available under softy on the same setup as a system that offers ispconfig.
  9. I used armbian-config to install remote desktop service on an Odroid C2. Works great. When I add a user via command line (adduser), when they log in they get messages for authentication for network services. I also note it doesn't show the XFCE splash screens like the original user does. It can't browse anything on the wifi network but it can get through on the ethernet network. I assume I haven't added the user to the proper groups - can someone tell me what groups, or if I'm barking up the wrong tree?
  10. Using a cable such as this one, can we expect Armbian on the C2 to consistently assign the same serial designation to each cable port? It would be nice but probably not? I found this question and this one but I'm not sure what would be the best approach for my application. I'd like to do it 'The Armbian Way' if there is one. How would you ensure that each hardware device is assigned the same port each time? Thanks .
  11. Check out out -- we do a lot of digital, robot, ham radio stuff. When anyone brings in a board we see if Armbian supports it. We've had a few Armbian presentations, the best was one we did on armbian-config to install ISPConfig and then Wordpress from ISPConfig. I imagine donations are unreliable income. BUT ... (here it comes ...) I would spend $200 for a basic Armbian Certified Technician and another $200 - 300 to become an Armbian Certified Engineer. This could all be done on a server running Moodle or other courseware. Upon completion the student would get a Certificate that would be useful for technicians to prove their abilities with SBCs. It could probably be derived from one of many courses out there on basic linux and enhanced for Armbian. This would be an incredible undertaking but once done would provide a lot of income for the project. It would help the entire community (or the actively engaged users) to get better with Armbian and its documentation. Once done it wouldn't be that hard to maintain until Armbian had a major update. Think this is crazy? Take a look 'round the net and find how many organizations sell certifications. Who else has done this? Seriously, Armbian could set the standard. ACSBCT/E - Armbian Certified Single Board Computer Technician / Engineer ... wow ;] Who on earth would be interested in such a thing? I would, but I'm one of those guys who loves being certified in things. Professionals certify in technologies to set themselves aside from their competition. Think anyone is making a living on SBCs? If not yet someone will be soon. I've set up two real companies using only SBC's - am I the only one? Start off inexpensive and basic, build content and reputation, raise prices and set the standard. Armbian can do it. I subscribed, but what can $5 do for you? Maybe ... $25 for a Tinkerboard basic technician certification. $50 for a ClearfogPro Armbian Server Cert. Or basic courses and endorsements for different boards. Add up a handful of certs for a course and there's a certified tech ... I think just the existence of such material would create interest. I bet a bunch of Armbian members would take the courses just to support Armbian.
  12. Sitting here with no A/C yet, warm day, the fan comes on now n then but only since I put it in this OGST case. I've only crashed it with too many tabs open with Firefox ;] I put the Sound Bonnet on it and made some cute speakers and that performs well for what it is. And it's been a heck of a server until I got a HC1. Never had the chance to play with an M4 but it sounds like a teddy bear for you like my XU4 is for me.
  13. One of my students told me Armbian no longer accepts donations. Indeed, I see a 'Subscriptions' section, but no longer a Donations link. It's been a while since I looked. When 'subscribing' I guess one could uncheck the automatic renewal, but would that cause trouble for Armbian expecting continuing income? Or should one make the subscription and then cancel? I always encourage my students to support Armbian. I have no clue how many actually have, but feedback is that they would like to make a one-time donation and not a 'subscription.' I dig the subscription idea, but I think Armbian should also have a one time donation link even if it only gets used now n then. But I would spend a LOT of money to be Armbian 'certified' ;]
  14. I did a LOT of study on these modular power supplies. Some are junk, most are actually, but if you know what you're dealing with it can work out well for you. I found my way to a Mean Well RD65A On Amazon that meets its specifications. I used a couple of electronic loads to test the voltage and current ratings and it held them for hours several times without excessive heating. I had other similar units from other manufacturers that failed miserably. Voltage dropped before coming close to their current ratings. For the price this is a decent supply. If you look at it with an O'scope under load it's a little messy but not terrible. There is a little RF emission but shielding and bypassing should solve any problems that might cause unless you're using it for weak signal communication devices. I'm using mine with a ClearfogPro and a 4 bay hotswappable 2.5 inch SSD array since Christmas.