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    gprovost reacted to Werner in Armbian v20.05 (Kagu) Planning Thread   
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    gprovost reacted to Igor in Armbian v20.05 (Kagu) Planning Thread   
    Perhaps we need one example how this is planned and others can follow this? I am not sure everyone noticed this and even I was confused how this should be done.
     
    @sfx2000 @gprovost I would like not to deal with more gadgets at this point. We added Jira several months ago and we haven't manage to use much of its powers. IRC is nothing fancy, but its good enough. We have a channel recorder, no need to deal with any subscriptions and/or legal stuff. It works. Consider that many folks are old school or geeky, where IRC is the thing and already a Skype represent a far end of comm tools  

    Anyway, my concerns goes to the meeting content. To come up with an agenda that will help us bring up, put attention to common problems and to spark our comm channel regardless of technology behind this. For the future, if majority decide we need to upgrade to something from this century , I will follow.
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    gprovost reacted to FredK in Helios4 Support   
    Release of openmediavault 5 (Usul)
    https://www.openmediavault.org/?p=2685
     
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    gprovost reacted to sabirovrinat85 in Helios64 Annoucement   
    WOW it's really wonderful SBC!!!
     
    As ZFS user, I suppose that the best testing configuration would be 5x4Tb hard disks in raidz2 pool, without de-duplication but with compression turned on, no GUI to save memory, 4Tb disks are more efficient in terms of dollar/megabyte than 2Tb models and if there would be slight performance issues one could choose to prefer 5x2Tb config or to deal with some slowiness
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    gprovost reacted to Igor in Helios4 Support   
    Architecture limit, max. 16TB for logical volume. In case your hard disks or their setups (raid, lvm) are bigger you only need to split them into more logical volumes. For 2 x 16TB in raid 1 you don't need to do anything.
     
    Current max. raw capacity needs small update to 64TB. 4 x 16TB drive, soon 4 x 20TB.
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    gprovost reacted to FredK in Helios4 Support   
    I upgraded my Helios4 from OMV4/Armbian4.14 to OMV5 yesterday. After sorting out some minor glitches the system was operable.
    Today I used armbian-config to switch the kernel to 4.19. Everything seemd o.k. until I tried to inspect my docker containers and I detect a problem with docker-ce which couldn't be started neither re-installed. I had to go back to 4.14. Now I'm rather reluctant to try out one of dev dev-kernels (5.4.x).
     
    Any clue?
     
    Edit:
    as proposed by Koen solved the docker problem.
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    gprovost got a reaction from gounthar in Helios64 Annoucement   
    Yes exactly this model, we are actually waiting for sample of this upcoming NPU device.
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    gprovost reacted to count-doku in Helios4 Support   
    Hi Xavier,
     
    Kernel 5.5 is currently not supported by us. Our current kernel 4.19 has complete hardware support, dev kernel (5.4; which you need to compile yourself with https://github.com/armbian/build) should also have working PWM. 

    If you need to use Kernel 5.5 you are on your own, you can try to use the patches from 5.4 (https://github.com/armbian/build) to get PWM working...
     
    Cheers,
    count-doku
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    gprovost got a reaction from TRS-80 in Helios64 Annoucement   
    Effectively I should have blurred the domain info, I made the assumption it was one of those domains from anonymizer email portal
     
     
    Yup happy to that and move on And be sure we appreciate to you seem to very interested by our board.
     
     
    Maybe @aprayoga can bring a bit of clarification here about the the chance that the work that has been done U-boot mainline could translate into not having to use RKBIN preloader one day.
     
     
    Yeah the main reason we added the M.2 SSD slot was to give more option in term of enclosure design for people having specific use case to address. The other reason is that the M.2 Slot has also USB 2.0 interface and can be used to installed NPU extension board.
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    gprovost reacted to tekrantz in Helios4 Support   
    Hi,
    my helios4 was not running when I cam in this morning.  When I cycle power all I get is :
     
     
    BootROM - 1.73
    Booting from MMC
    Card did not respond to voltage select!
    Error initializing MMC - FFFFFFEF
    Trying Uart

    and nothing else.  I tried leaving it powered off for an hour and tried again and I get the same thing.
     
    Any suggestions?
     
    Thanks,
     
    Tim Krantz
     
     
    UPDATE!
    I finally got the idea to eject and re-insert the micro-sd card and now all is well.
     
    Have I mentioned how much I love this little machine?
     
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    gprovost got a reaction from TRS-80 in Helios64 Annoucement   
    @TRS-80 Effectively all your messages ended up in SPAM, most probably because your first message contained a link :-/ FYI this is the result of Disqus SPAM engine not our actions... and it's not like I'm checking the SPAM box every 5 mins. I just approved all of them except the one where you start claiming we are censoring messages. Maybe next time before jumping to conclusion better to get in touch by other channel (like here) and ask what's happening. I mean honestly what would have been our interest in censoring your message on free software ? Our track record on Helios4 shows that we have always been super transparent. Plus your question is more towards Rockchip than us, since they are the one who so far are keeping their SoC pre-loader close source... there is clearly nothing hide. Anyone the pre-loader issue is something that will improve soon.
     

     
    TRS-80 EDIT: I believe you if you say so. But I removed picture showing partial personal info (email address) in your spam management console as I am very privacy conscious person.
     
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    gprovost reacted to lanefu in Armbian 20.02 (Chiru) Release Thread   
    I took a first pass at making a Google Sheet to track testing.
     
    https://bit.ly/2TGaeZN
     
    I'd love some feedback.  Feel free to modify.
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    gprovost got a reaction from count-doku in Armbian 20.02 (Chiru) Release Thread   
    Adding @aprayoga
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    gprovost got a reaction from lanefu in Armbian 20.02 (Chiru) Release Thread   
    Adding @aprayoga
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    gprovost got a reaction from bartvz in Helios64 Annoucement   
    At later stage we will introduce a variant using SDRAM with on-die ECC feature. We are still waiting the 8Gb version to hit the market.
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    gprovost reacted to aprayoga in Helios4 Support   
    Between middle-to end of November 2019, Armbian change the version and branch naming.
    Version from something like 5.91 become something like 19.11.x, if i'm not mistaken Year.Month, like Ubuntu versioning.
    Then the branch name,
    DEFAULT become LEGACY NEXT become CURRENT To upgrade to new version, use armbian-config.
    sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y upgrade sudo armbian-config
     
    Select System > Other, to switch to other kernel

     
    Confirm the action

     
    And after some process, you will be presented by list of kernels

     
    Select linux-image-current-mvebu. The system will install the new kernel and automatically reboot.
    Confirm the kernel installed correctly and Armbian changed to new branch CURRENT by executing,
    uname -a grep "BRANCH" /etc/armbian-release  
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    gprovost reacted to DBwpg in Helios64 Annoucement   
    Kobol is now taking pre-orders:
    https://shop.kobol.io/
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    gprovost got a reaction from gounthar in Helios64 Annoucement   
    We will post all those info in due time on out wiki, still so many things to do :-/. Typical idle power consumption of Helios64 with 5x WD RED is between 25-30W. Obviously power consumption will depends a lot on HDD brand / model you use. The reason of 120 watt PSU is you need to take in consideration current spike during HDD spin-up start, and you should always provision for a bigger PSU because PSU becomes less effective with time and you want to be sure the power budget is always easily covered by the PSU. But using your Helios4 PSU will do the job too because we are able to mitigate HDD spin-up current spike with on board power sequencing.
     
    I post some of the pics here
     



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    gprovost reacted to count-doku in Helios64 Annoucement   
    Looks good! Congrats to the Kobol team for designing another interesting NAS board.
     
    Is the 12V 10A power supply neccessary though? I mean thats 120W, with that much power one can easily run a real x86... 
    How much does the board itself consume? 
     
     
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    gprovost reacted to DBwpg in Helios64 Annoucement   
    Looks like they will be taking preorders as of next week😁
    https://blog.kobol.io/2020/01/02/helios64-annoucement/
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    gprovost reacted to orion in Helios64 Annoucement   
    It seems so. Also they kept their promises for the case.
    The price for all what it offers I think it is quite decent. I like the expansion capability through the USB-C (DAS) I hope it works well with armbian.
     
    What is the opinion of more experienced people?
     
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    gprovost got a reaction from gounthar in Helios64 Annoucement   
    Yeah I should have mentioned that also. Through the same USB Type-C we also support Flash over USB with the rockchip dev/flash tools available. The recovery button is on one of 3 push button on the board. Each on-board memory (SPI and eMMC) can be disabled with a proper jumper ( No need to have 16 fingers to flash the board ).
     
    We will try our best. Also we will sell a simple adapter kit in order for people to use Helios64 with any mini-ITX and ATX PSU. This way people could recycle their old case and save money.
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    gprovost got a reaction from gounthar in Helios64 Annoucement   
    We will offer an ECC option. The Rockchip RK3399 SoC itself doesn't have a memory controller that has ECC feature, however we are currently working with a SDRAM vendor that now offer built-in ECC feature inside the SDRAM directly. It's not impossible it will be available on day one.
     
     
     
    No. It is not a use case that make sense from our point of view. I don't believe there will be a lot of people out there with a USB Type-C power adapter that can delivered up to 100W. Plus the power circuitry (and the PSU) would be quite expensive.
     
     
    No. It's a pure M.2 SATA port. FYI it's share with the SATA port 1, so the combination is either ( 1x M.2 SSD + 4x HDD/SSD ) or 5x HDD/SSD.
     
     
    Yes there is a 128Mb SPI NOR Flash.
     
     
    Something we didn't disclose because too much info already on the picture, the USB Type-C has been designed with a 4-in-1 mode concept :
    - Display Port
    - DAS mode
    - Host mode
    - Serial Console Access
    We will explain more at a later stage... but it's quite a unique design we did.
     
     
    We wanted to make the eMMC a basic feature of our board. I mean what's the point to sell it as a module when you know that in 90% of the case your user should use eMMC instead of SDcard. It also help in term of software support to know that all user Helios64 user will have the same config, therefore we can focus on installation guide that use the eMMC.
     
     
     
    You guess right this is not just some bare bone carrier board with a SoC in the middle. Between the PCIe-to-SATA bridge, the 2.5Gbe interface, the built-in UPS feature, RAM, eMMC, etc... it adds-up quickly. We also paid a lot of attention on the different power rails, this is a premium design compare to all the RK3399 board out there.
    Helios4 was USD200 with the full kit (PSU, case, cable, fan, etc...), our goal it to try to be in the same ballpark. This time we will sell a-la-carte style, you can just buy the board alone, our with the case, if you already have a PSU then no need to order one...
     
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    gprovost got a reaction from gounthar in Helios64 Annoucement   
    Hi guys,
     
    I guess some might have heard that we (Kobol Team) were spinning a new project to succeed to Helios4. Here it is... Helios64
     

     
     
    We didn't have to look too far for the board name since in essence the goal was to redesign from scratch Helios4 with a 64-bit SoC and try to improve every key features that made Helios4 a very targeted board for NAS setup.
     
    Right now we are at the prototyping test phase, hopefully in a 2 month time will have dozen of Eval boards to send around for evaluation and review... and if all goes well first batch should be available for order in Feb / March 2020.
     
    Happy to answer any question :-)
     
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    gprovost got a reaction from orion in Helios64 Annoucement   
    Yeah I should have mentioned that also. Through the same USB Type-C we also support Flash over USB with the rockchip dev/flash tools available. The recovery button is on one of 3 push button on the board. Each on-board memory (SPI and eMMC) can be disabled with a proper jumper ( No need to have 16 fingers to flash the board ).
     
    We will try our best. Also we will sell a simple adapter kit in order for people to use Helios64 with any mini-ITX and ATX PSU. This way people could recycle their old case and save money.