Technicavolous

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  1. Installed from Armbian_5.65_Odroidxu4_Debian_stretch_next_4.14.78. Used Armbian-Config to install ISPConfig Used ISPConfig to install Joomla Joomla control panel states version is 7.0xxx but requires 7.1 or later - We have detected that your server is using PHP 7.0.30-0+deb9u1 which is obsolete and no longer receives official security updates by its developers. The Joomla! Project recommends upgrading your site to PHP 7.1 or later which will receive security updates at least until 2019-12-01. apt update apt upgrade shows all packages up to date Is there a way to upgrade to 7.1 in this config? all the help I find online is oriented toward x86 hardware. Ignore warning? appears to be working but the security warning bothers me.
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    3g/4g getting started help

    BTW on the clearfog download page it shows tested hardware Huawei ME909s - can someone point me to the setting for that one? I imagine almost everything but the vendor id's will be close enough to get started with. Looks like I need to establish a consistent interface name configure the modem set the interface set the route to the other ports Couple days more reading ;]
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    3g/4g getting started help

    OK this gives me somewhere to start thanks. More questions come about but now I can ask unkle G ;] Using the AT command set I should be able to edit one of the .sh files for the ublox. One thing I see in the data sheet is that part numbers ending in 00 don't support https ... this may be a show stopper for the most part. Gotta love those asterisks.
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    3g/4g getting started help

    Hey thanks!! I've torn through that, overwhelmed by 900+ pages in the AT command set manual as well as the examples ... I'm missing something stupid basic ... how do I get a terminal to do the at commands in the first place?? A good pointer would be awesome. I'm assuming /dev/ttyACM0 with a terminal program? [screen / minicom etc] Once it clicks I'm sure I'll be off and running ;]
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    Armbian HotSpot, reserve an IP address of a device

    I have issues with other equipment that won't allow static leasing. My 'workaround' has been to limit the DHCP range and statically program the necessary clients with IP's outside the DHCP range.
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    3g/4g getting started help

    So far I've been able to get just about everything running with Armbian but I just haven't got my head around routing a usb / mpci 4g modem. I clearly see it's a ttyACM0 device, I can see it's a USB connection in nmtui, ifconfig shows it as usb0 interface. I think the hardware is good and Armbian is talking to it fine. Can someone point me to a tutorial somewhere that would turn the light on for a first time try at routing data from a cellular modem? I'm using a clearfog pro but I also have an espressobin. The modem is a U-Blox MPCI-L201 and I imagine should work on either board. I'm probably just not putting the right questions to uncle google ... Thanks in advance
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    How do I set up the time?

    try armbian-config as root or sudo armbian-config and set the time through the utility.
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    armbian-config warning

    I experience this on some installs but not others. I thought it's something I'm doing differently but I haven't identified what.
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    armbian-config

    We LOVE Armbian-config at the Tech-Party! Everything seems to work so far at all of our installation demos. Armbian-config makes us look like we know what we're doing ;] So far we've had good luck with ISPConfig on a clearfog pro and an HC1. We have one quasi production server (HC1) running out of a restaurant that gives us meeting space. One thing I would love to see in Armbian-config is something to set up a 4g connection.
  10. EDIT: This started off as a request for help starting up a 4G modem. After attempting to connect ANY network with nmtui, it's become also a request to configure a terminal such as 'screen' to be able to see the nmtui commands for any connection. I recently acquired an U-Blox MPCI-L201 4g LTE modem. This is my first time attempting this type of connection and things are not as intuitive as I would hope so I thought I would reach out. I downloaded the most recent Armbian Stretch from the downloads page and re-flashed the emmc. lsusb clearly shows the device root@clearfogpro:~# lsusb Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1546:1146 U-Blox AG Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub root@clearfogpro:~# I'm using screen in a command box on an XU4 with Hardkernel's 18.04 as the host. I've had good results with nmtui on a fresh Armbian install to set up the initial network connection, so I thought I would give that a try. It looks like the modem shows 4 additional wired connections that are not there if the card is removed. But I have to move the cursor to get something to display - If I move the cursor up and down it exposes the entries - Choosing Activate reveals the four wired connections - so it appears the hardware is 'working.' These entries only show if the device is in either of the mpci slots. But it gets more difficult to decipher from there. Attempting to select one of the wired connections and then the Activate button makes it impossible to figure out what's happening on the screen - Armbian-config displays similarly so I'm assuming this particular problem is graphic oriented. I booted the XU4 into an Armbian build and had similar results. I found some really detailed information on the screen command that, while really interesting, was basically useless for this issue as far as I can tell as I couldn't find any formatting parameters with the exception of the "-a" switch which I think should automatically try to format pages but it didn't make a difference. Through trial and success I connected to my Hotspot so I updated and upgraded, but that made no difference. But now I can find its ip and connect via ssh, and nmtui is nice via ssh! But armbian-config, although it appears to run properly, complains that it does not have internet although clearly it does - As I tried several times I noted the asterisks (*) move to different wired connections under USB Ethernet. After connecting via SSH I noted the <Activate> button becomes <Deactivate> when highlighting a starred entry, verified with my WiFi hotspot. (BUT how is the Eth1 active with nothing connected?) So this leads me to ask a couple questions ... a) How to get past this 'screen' issue. In the past I've noticed these graphic issues don't happen on an SSH session. I was lucky to guess and type the passphrase of my wifi and get this connected. I tried unsuccessfully several times to guess and enter the info for one of the ethernet ports. I tried several different terminal emulators, all had weird display results. I really need to be controlling the device through the USB serial rather than ssh through a hotspot on my phone. Again, it was a good guess getting this connected and I don't want to try again to get onto my local wifi. b) once I was able to SSH to the clearfog, armbian-config shows me there is an ethernet connection over USB0 along side the terminal connection - how can I connect to this? I know there is a way to have multiple IPs on an adapter in linux but I haven't tried that; the instructions I found seemed more complex than I wanted to dive into, although I'd bet there's a simple proper way to do this. c) What's the proper, or a better, way to enable a new 4G modem? I read some cryptic notes about wvdial on a TV box and followed some google links to various docs but I'm not quite putting it together. (separate post) Or is it even an issue as it looks like it and the sim work together to "just connect?" d) If it is connected, or when I get it connected, how to I determine what the details are such as its IP, etc? It appears that it 'just works' but I need to be able to reference it for networking and, well, learn something. Thanks in advance for any advice offered.
  11. Did you ever solve this?
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    Clearfog US LTE support

    In the download section under Clearfog Pro Tested Hardware it shows a European version of the ME909S mpcie LTE adapter and a link to the German Amazon product page. I just want to confirm the US equivalent is compatible - https://www.amazon.com/HUAWEI-ME909S-821-Wireless-DC-HSPA-TD-SCDMA/dp/B01CCFS0SY/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1532795467&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=ME909s Thanks in advance
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    Odroid C2 keyboards do not work

    Sorry for the late post on this, but I also have had keyboard issues but with ALL of my SBC's, not just my Odroid XU4 or C2. I have determined it is simply a chip compatibility issue. In my setup I have a small powered USB hub. I have two keyboards that work fine through the hub and two that will only work plugged direct, to any of the boards. All the keyboards work through another unpowered hub that I have. At first I thought it was a power issue, but then I found a keyboard (wireless usb dongle) that would not work on the unpowered one, but will on the powered one. I finally gave up troubleshooting as I wish to keep my hair. Sometimes it's not bad hardware, just bad marriages ...
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    Image backup how to

    which is why most of us are here. So to make this more educational than admonishment perhaps a pointer or two, a link, or even a little instruction might help some others. Thanks for the tip on losetup. Thanks for this, makes sense and it did make a difference for me. In a classroom / workshop situation we have systems that participants may want to save or share with others. Having a disk full of large images is wasteful in many different resources, the small files are faster and easier to administrate. I know it gets aggravating repeating yourselves ...
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    Image backup how to

    I use (g)parted to reduce the partition size before making the image. The guys who really know piping say you can pipe the output through a zip program to reduce it. Since I refuse to use x86 in my lab etcher and w32di aren't candidates any longer, want to do everything from my SBCs. If I"m going to use an x86 machine to make an image, I'm most likely to use Clonezilla, as it has the facility to reduce the image on creation. Clonezilla Image Instructions Since 2014 only makes image size of data I constantly hose installations trying different things so I've a boatload of images and ran into the same nightmare, 32gb image that has maybe 2 gig on it. Zipping is nice to save space, but the read and write time really sucks. On my XU4 I don't really care about trying to back up the boot partitions, so I don't try to image the whole disk any more. I now have the HC1 set up with OMV and back up my images there. Usually I just image the partition. Lately I've been reading about backing up without playing with an image using stuff like rsync. If I want to share a boot image with someone else then I worry about the disk image. Otherwise lately this is wayyyyy too much overhead for local backups. Now, if I could get Clonezilla running on ARM I would be a happy boy! An XU4 image that booted into Clonezilla would make this lab really productive as far as sharing images goes.