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    pfeerick reacted to Igor in 5.35/5.36 bug / questions collection   
    If it's Stretch related, then we are too fast with it even for a server builds. 

    Somebody has to take the lead and I left this task to @Tido and things are not running smoothly yet. Also because of breaking releases into two parts. We did quick testing on critical stuff and the team testing part was left for 4.14.y update. This was kind of compromise and give some time to prepare: the vital job description of "team tester leader" is to ping people from time to time, otherwise, they just don't react on "you have been assigned to the task of testing this and that.

    My emails are up to 3 weeks behind and I can't possibly cover more one2one communication. Eiter we help @Tido to get this up and running or come up with a better plan.
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    pfeerick reacted to 8thphloor in 5.35/5.36 bug / questions collection   
    definitely I had some thermal sensor related voices in my perf report.
    sorry for poor debugging but I had to revert back asap to 5.31 because at home my cubietruck needs to stay healthy and online 24/7
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    pfeerick got a reaction from Joe_PS in Orange Pi Zero Plus / H5 Chip   
    @Joe_PS PuTTY is a piece of software that you use to connect to a remote computer, and access a terminal prompt (or a desktop GUI using X11 forwarding). You can use a serial connection (the simplest and most direct), and then later SSH over a network once the device is setup if you wish. You'll basically have a terminal/console prompt, and will be controlling the device as if you had a monitor and keyboard hooked up to it. So yes, you'll be able to type in 'armbian-config' and then use the keyboard to navigate the menus and install OMV via the software packages section. 
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    pfeerick reacted to TonyMac32 in How does this work?   
    This works on a voluntary basis, by and large.  The core team is extremely small, and so far the only board on the books with the RK3328 is the Rock64 (discussion should begin soon on Libre Computer's Renegade, but I don't know where that is), meaning it takes a lot of effort and is the only board to presently benefit from the attention.  If the dev's don't have the hardware, or the hardware broke or was changed since introduction, then things come to a halt.  Especially around a version bump where the currently supported boards need to take precedent.
    The typical reply is donations and hardware, donations and hardware.  Also testing testing testing.  An image can not be thought of as "stable" until it's been tested by more than just the dev team.  Try the image and let us know what the results are, however I'd caution you that this board is very early in development in general, it won't be stable for some time.
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    pfeerick reacted to Joe_PS in Orange Pi Zero Plus / H5 Chip   
    Ok, sounds very simple. As mentioned, I plan to install, do what you described,  and finally key in 'armbian-config' ... and thereafter the armbian-config screens will be displayed? And I can control these screens via PuTTY? (Never heard/read this before). --> That seems to be doable for newbies like me  Let's purchase a OPi0+ today ...
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    pfeerick reacted to Igor in Orange Pi Zero Plus / H5 Chip   
    All you need is a micro USB cable which acts as a serial console and a power cable. Plug it into USB3 port of your computer and login via newly created serial console or via SSH/network. You can use Putty or similar.

    You don't need to install anything and you certainly don't want to run a desktop+VNC on this board.
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    pfeerick reacted to chwe in Improve 'Support over Forum' situation   
    just some recent forum posts...
    I think we do a better job in providing software and 'personal support' than providing information to avoid such questions.... 
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    pfeerick reacted to TonyMac32 in Web page(s) redesign   
    Could just put a subscript "Forum" at the bottom right corner of Armbian.
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    pfeerick got a reaction from Igor in [Solved] CRON and ntpd repeated fails in log   
    I'll bite... it'll give me a chance to have a ferret around in armbian-config It shouldn't be hard thanks to the config stuff Gord_W' found.
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    pfeerick reacted to Gord_W in [Solved] CRON and ntpd repeated fails in log   
    Thanks Igor.
    For Reference:
    chmod 644 /etc/cron.d/armbian-updates  has stopped the INSECURE MODE problem.
    For item 1)  above to stop IPv6 see
    I used this method:
    Method 1 - Disable from sysctl
    The first method to disable Ipv6 is to edit kernel level parameters via sysctl interface.
    The kernel parameters that enable ipv6 are as follows
    $ sysctl net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6
    net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 0
    $ sysctl net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6
    net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 0
    $ sysctl net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6
    net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 0
    Note that the variables control "disabling" of ipv6. So setting them to 1 would disable ipv6
    Edit the file - /etc/sysctl.conf
    $ sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf
    And fill in the following lines at the end of that file
    # IPv6 disabled
    net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
    net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
    net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1
    Save the file and close it. Restart sysctl with
    $ sudo sysctl -p
    Check the output of ifconfig again and there should be no ipv6 address
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    pfeerick reacted to Igor in [Solved] CRON and ntpd repeated fails in log   
    This whole Armbian thing is a common work and we already work at maximum capacity. Try to add this feature on your own - you only need to check this section: and this line: as a similar example how to add a feature to the config. The rest you do with bash utilities. Use this method:
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    pfeerick reacted to zador.blood.stained in Web page(s) redesign   
    Going to from here was possible before, but current menu (navbar) was changed several times after that.
    Yes, but it's a separate service which has its own index page aka "home".
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    pfeerick reacted to chwe in Web page(s) redesign   
    Maybe cause armbian does not support only SUNXI boards? Cause for NAS use-cases boards like the HC1 outperform every SUNXI boards easily? Thanks to @tkaiser we have a lot of SBCs tested in a 'NAS use-case'. All the 'performance numbers'/benchmarks came from the same person taking care about 'do it right'.  Same counts for HW description...  
    Personally, I like sunxis wiki but it is a wiki for developers (and maybe experienced SBC users) and not for the 'Hi all, I'm new to linux and SBC and bought *random SBC* for *random use case* guy'.  Since some boardmakers found out that they sell much more boards when they start with a Kickstarter campaign instead of selling them on their website & aliexpress and we support quite often their boards, we have to deal with them. 
    both 'versions' have valid arguments. Personally, I like @zador.blood.staineds argumentation.
    Having 'Home' in the navbar and you can go back to  
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    pfeerick reacted to chwe in Web page(s) redesign   
    To be honest, I'm not really familiar with WordPress, but this should be possible without problems. Maybe not 'anyone' but you could give 'limited rights' to the people which are responsible for the content of the webpage.  I'm more the 'DjangoCMS/Bootstrap guy' but this is more a 'personal preference', I'm sure WP can do this as good as Django. 
    I don't think that we should 'divide' the community into an Armbian-Blog and Armbian-Forum fraction. But why not use those forum sections (e.g. tutorial subforum) as a 'peer-review' place for interesting tutorials with discussion and when a tutorial is 'peer reviewed', we generate a tutorial on a '' page outside from the forum (without possibility to comment, but with a link to the forum post).
    For example:
    SBCs as NAS is a evergreen topic. It doesn't really belong to armbians documentation, but a Tutorial which summarizes the performance of boards (e.g. USB2 based, all 'sort' of SATA based, USB3 based etc.) is something people would recognize. This tutorial can be edited when a new board which fits in this use-case came up (with discussion in the tutorial part of the forum). I think the armbian community has a lot of knowledge on various fields related to 'computer science' let's try to make this more visible.  Best distro is every time an opinion...  Things we shine: Support, support, support, maybe sometimes a little bit harsh (when people are to ignorant) but on most questions you get an answer to your question within 24h. That's even faster than most answers from the customer support of a *random company*. 
    But we don't shine on 'educate our customers' (e.g. a lot of people still think: If I get mali to work, my SBC could be the cheapes & best multimediacenter cause mali is the SBCs 'graphic card' and the 'graphic card' is needed for HW accelerated video decoding).
    Be careful about direct democracy we (the Swiss) are quite fast upset if you're against it...  I suggest forking the 'armbians upgrade policy' to a different thread to keep this one where it belongs too: Web page(s) redesign
    --> Cause I think the majority doesn't expect this discussion in a thread where it's about web page redesign. 
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    pfeerick reacted to TonyMac32 in Web page(s) redesign   
    Well, I do agree we need to stick to web page topic, the other stuff is an elsewhere conversation.  
    So I spent some time in the documentation github, I saw changes go live instantly on the documentation page, nice.  What is the rate of update on the webpage itself?  I added the ethernet issues to the potato board notes, it wasn't there initially, but was several hours later.  I like the GitHub --> Web page link, that allows for direct community contribution via pull request, and allows for rollback of mistakes.
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    pfeerick reacted to chwe in H6 boards: Orange Pi One Plus, Orange Pi 3 Plus and Pine H64   
    Did you open the box? Never spot any pictures of the PCB from this box...
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    pfeerick reacted to Icenowy in H6 boards: Orange Pi One Plus, Orange Pi 3 Plus and Pine H64   
    Unfortunately the DRAM cannot even be initialized on this board.
    Yes, quite prototype ;-)
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    pfeerick reacted to TonyMac32 in Web page(s) redesign   
    I have thrown myself out of the forums at least 6 times today by clicking on the "Armbian" banner image.  
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    pfeerick reacted to TonyMac32 in Web page(s) redesign   
    I agree, but wish we had a way to "document-ize" the tutorial after all the discussion.  You get 40 pages of talk on a tutorial and it's easy to miss the important parts.
    Yes, there is.  I think we run into trouble that there aren't many maintainers to begin with, and we range from " This is good enough I don't need feedback" to "I want 100% absolute direct democracy on every decision".  This is difficult, and there are pros and cons to both.100% direct democracy does quite literally mean nothing gets done in a reasonable time, but everything will be more stable.  "Good Enough" gets you more bugs, but also more on-time releases and a sense that you're "doing something" to the general public.  (See the criticism Debian gets about their definition of "Stable")
    There is one thing I can say that is hard to dispute:  I can test something pretty thoroughly on my hardware in my laboratory with my equipment.  That doesn't mean it's going to work for anyone else repeatably.  So I test, and I commit the changes.  My changes are immediately live, there is no means to "trial" a change.  This is a discussion for another thread, but we should have a stable "release" branch that only gets updated for bugfixes.  Then our download page would have "Stable Release" and "development" images.  People want to use dev images?  Ok, but know that a 5.37-beta release may not be stable, even if it is a legacy kernel/etc. 
    For the Website: I think a CMS is best.  However, if the primary maintainer of the website is not fond of that idea, then a set of templates and a github would be a wise alternative.
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    pfeerick reacted to zador.blood.stained in Web page(s) redesign   
    The thing is - is a separate site, not part of Logo on the forum should go to the forum index, not to index. Same as logo goes to index, top left corner of links to index.
    To compare: if you are using Google services - the "Google" logo in top left on,,,, etc. doesn't link to but to the respective service start/index page.
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    pfeerick reacted to Igor in Web page(s) redesign   
    Linux kernel development is anarchistic and our work is involved, dependant and related to this organizational type. Adding too strick wireframe and being harsh where is absolutely no need might be more damaging ... and a waste of time if you like that kind of word form. Scaring people not to come out with their ideas because somebody will bark at them how stupid they are might be also a waste of time. And damaging. Most people around the project are volunteers after all and demanding ultimate compliance won't work. Being a pro/cash has little effect on this either.

    Talking and discussing every possible matter consumes human resources which, frankly we don't have in indefinite capacity. Nobody has. Somebody has to lead and coordinate this web redesign and until this is mostly on me, I will resolve minor disputes instantly or I will not deal with this in any way. This is not a military precision stuff! Why do we need to panic? It's plenty of time, this is not print media and mistakes can be fixed. 
    And I will for sure do more mistakes in the future. Perhaps even repeat them, which I hope not.

    If you think everything is waste of time, take a break from extreme specifics ... even this can be considered as a waste of time from a radical point of view.  

    You have possible future boards in the dedicated section and there is a place for discussion if needed. There is no rush - take time. It's your right to write down that all boards sux and is pointless to deal with it. Should this change anything? Not necessarily and it should be this way.
    Can we now stay on this topic?
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    pfeerick reacted to chwe in Web page(s) redesign   
    It's not uncommon that 'Home' isn't visible on a websites navbar,  but the logo is linked to it (said someone who was on armbians main page more than 6 times today.. ).  As soon as you've a template page it's annoying to program exceptions... 
    IMO this should be discussed in another thread. Otherwise, we fill this one also with a lot of stuff which doesn't belong to the topic.
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    pfeerick reacted to chwe in Web page(s) redesign   
    I'm not sure if we need this carousel on the first page (R1 picture in the draft).  A small "news feed" should also do the job not? Downloadpage might be a little bit confusing (status & release). IMO only the 'Deprecated' flag is needed, on all other boards, you see from the release (testing, stable etc.) the status of your board.  A small 'getting started' guide on the first page is a good idea to avoid the major issues when starting with armbian.
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    pfeerick reacted to Piv Klit in Web page(s) redesign   
    1. How about a uploader top100 to motivate users to share bandwith with torrents ? and that way limit your bandwith use on your servers ? (if it´s a problem)
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    pfeerick reacted to zador.blood.stained in Web page(s) redesign   
    I just wanted to say that using those expressions as filters/tags is misleading.
    I'm not sure that UX people that are not familiar with SBCs can understand what and why we are discussing some things. So, again, ideally we would need a CMS with visual design being as close as we can get to the current one + enhancements suggested in this thread.