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  1. TRS-80 gently nudges @martinayotte...
  2. I am assuming you meant "NanoPC-T4" ? I updated the title to that. As well as making it more relevant to the topic. When you are so careless as to make typos in both your title as well as OP, it makes it much more difficult to try and decipher your meaning, much less try and search/find anything later on...
  3. Yes, I forgot to mention this. I also do wherever possible (like on ODROID-XU4 in my case). The underlying factor to this is "how open is the vendor with respect to the community, how well they provide documentation, and therefore how open are the drivers." The more open, usually the better the community support, and subsequent chances that stuff gets into mainline. IMO, whenever possible, we should be supporting financially those manufacturers who are most open and cooperative with the community. I believe the only way to effect positive change is by voting with our feet / wallets. This is the only way (long term) that we will be able to Have Nice Things (tm). EDIT: And finally, do homework. It is unfortunate but there are a few gotchas here and there as @count-doku mentioned above, with specific boards. No way to know that without doing homework. There are so many boards available, it can be bewildering. I have been reading for literally years and still learning.
  4. I just installed Motion itself (not MotionEye OS) right onto an ODROID-XU4 running Armbian Stable. It works great. It just sits there for months on end, doing its' thing... But then again I am streaming the camera feeds to it over the network. So I have no experience with trying to use CSI based cameras. I am not sure of photo quality and support for CSI cameras (in GNU/Linux / Armbian, and especially without proprietary blobs) but I did not research this a lot and so I could be wrong. The way I see it, why bother to invest any time in that route at all when good quality, tiny IP cameras are now available < $30 USD each, shipped, that are well supported by hacked firmware for IP cameras to allow you to do what you want (basically run vanilla Linux) including removing the phoning home crap that all IoT (and especially, IP cameras) seem to be plagued with nowadays. Back to the OS, I have no idea what MotionEye OS is based on, but I have much more confidence in Armbian and will always prefer to use it whenever possible.
  5. I just came across your post in other thread where you first mentioned this idea: +1 for F-Droid . Now, not to discourage you, but this is what I think (since you asked)... Once upon a time, you actually had to learn how to use a computer. Shocking, I know! Then someone came along and invented the "one button + touch interface" and some years later now we have dumbed down interfaces on everything, "wizards" (not the good kind), etc... So, I admire that you try to help others, however, be careful what you wish for... Most of support burden in this forum (and everywhere, really) are clueless users who cannot even be bothered to do basic searching, reading, etc. and by lowering the barrier to entry you only attract more of these kind of "help vampires." JMHO from a cranky old BOFH. Now, get off my lawn and get back to work.
  6. I have been running Cubietruck (A20) for like 3 years as a NAS and running some light-weight services (syncthing, prosody XMPP server, Radicale CalDAV) and more recently even added some not so light-weight things to that like an openHAB home automation server, and so far everything has run flawless (that I can tell). +1 to what @jeanrhum said above about sticking with Recommended Devices. More recently I added an ODRIOD-XU4, it ran for some months doing software motion detection (using Motion) and seemed to also run flawless during that time (if a little hot). But then again, I also power all my SBC from an ample Mean Well high quality / efficiency (like level VI IIRC) power supply, Samsung SD cards from reputable source (and test before putting into service) and run Debian (Armbian) stable. But it seems a lot of people don't heed the warnings that are plastered all over the place around here about these things, and then they go away talking bullshit like "Armbian isn't stable" etc...
  7. I think you need to read the links in my signature again. In particular, Getting Started, where you will see that using Etcher is the only supported way... With Etcher, there is no need to format anything...
  8. TRS-80

    Distro for MX10Pro

    @bigsub, A simple forum search for "MX10PRO 6K" led me immediately to this post stating that it should work. So next time, please search more before posting. Also please leave your feedback in that post about your unit.
  9. Yes of course, AMD equivalent of Intel's IME bullshit (which is explained further down in my link above). Thanks for the link. I had a look around over there once before, but being a low (to middle at best) level wizard I couldn't seem to figure it out. I had considered emailing them at some point to ask, maybe I should. If you follow the "coreboot" link on for ex. the apu2 product page it takes you to PC Engines Github IO page where they explain that their firmware is actually maintained by a third party (3mdeb) and they also go on about signing keys, warrant canaries, open source and such (which I found interesting and perhaps, hopeful). But that was about as far as I got, so far... EDIT: OK, you have now motivated me to reach out to them. I will report back what I learn...
  10. Allow me to interject... OP did not mention this as part of his criteria, however as the token bearded Free Software advocating hippie around here , I will weigh in from that standpoint... I looked at these for possible router and/or NAS applications, but when I realized they were Jaguar based, they fell off my radar (my understanding is this is within the time frame where the Intel IME bullshit began). However on this board I am not sure how this would be implemented, if at all. I could not find any further info on this, but I did not dig very deep, either (I basically stopped digging once I read "Jaguar"). If that is not the case, I would surely be more much interested in this platform, as OP (and others) found out the hardware specs look quite nice. As I have been looking for some time for NAS (and more recently, router) devices.
  11. Can't even trust Amazon any more, either, IMO... I had good results so far with "real" stores like B&H, NewEgg, Micro Center, etc... This is assuming US of course. Substitute whatever reputable "brick and mortar" electronics / computer shop you have in your country... Then as soon as you get it, do tests as outlined in links in my sig...
  12. I think your setup sounds correct. Don't worry too much about my idiotic ramblings, it's been a while since I set it up and probably not remembering exactly correctly. I am inclined to agree with others in the thread saying maybe that's all the bandwidth the hardware can handle.
  13. Well, if jumping in the deep end is the way you like to learn GNU/Linux, I guess continue on your current course... For me, I installed Debian on a regular x86 desktop about 3 years ago, and am only just now getting around to playing with qemu, as in my view it's a lot easier (and less breakage) way to play around with other OS (BSD, Arch, Gentoo, etc.) or even do Linux From Scratch, etc... In the meantime I also been playing with these SBCs but it's like the Wild West. You will learn (maybe you are starting to already) that all boards (and OSes) are not created equal. Especially with SBCs and supported hardware. That is why I stuck with not only Armbian but also with recommended / supported hardware and so far I have had very good results. But I needed something relatively stable to "just work" I was not looking to experiment. So maybe your needs are different. You sure will learn a lot. There has been a lot work done these last several years in order to make all of this possible. I know at one time Armbian was very far ahead of pretty much all other distros on SBCs (which was one of the reasons I came here). I am not knowledgeable enough to say for certain that this is still the case, but I suspect strongly that it is. Just something to keep in mind... Finally, we are strictly a volunteer community project and so we barely have enough resources here to support Armbian itself, much less any other OSes (something else to keep in mind)... Good luck to you, in any case...
  14. Hi @emrec, and welcome to the forums. Just search for adapters that are well supported in GNU/Linux. You will probably need to figure out the chipset. There are only a handful of chipsets that have fully free/open drivers available, but these will be the best supported (some times right out of the box in Linux without needing anything). Once you find that information, it should be relatively easy to find what you are looking for on any online site. For example, I recently picked up an AR9271 based USB Wi-Fi adapter for only few dollars on AliExpress, but it is fully usable in Freedom in Debian (with package firmware-ath9k-htc). AR 7010 is also supported. But there are some others. Another good place to start looking (which is probably where I found the above) is Libreboot Recommended Wi-Fi Chipsets which in turn links to h-node and some other resources. Good luck! And let us know what you find...
  15. The supported way is to use Etcher, where you shouldn't have to worry about partitions nor formatting, AFAIK. Maybe double check the links in my sig.
  16. Well, I think you probably already figured it out for yourself. I moved your post and updated the title. Maybe check the links in my sig if you haven't already.
  17. It has been some years since I used any Windows, but back then at least it seemed the consensus of my research was that Windows' NFS implementation was not the greatest. Which was why I said from the very beginning (above): If you have mixed network, maybe use something else (Samba or ?). But I haven't researched it in years. I have all GNU/Linux boxes now and it's amazing how well everything "just works" once I switched completely over... Imagine for a moment... an operating system designed from the ground up with the idea of interoperability and network usage in mind, using standard protocols...
  18. There is a first time for everything... It's actually quite easy. Link Igor gave above outlines the process. You are most of way there already, in fact.
  19. @NanoP, Please do not spam multiple topics of same problem. I merged the two topics together. I also gave them a better title, after reading through both. Back to your issue, I am not sure what else to try other than what has already been suggested. An in-line physical switch? Very hacky. There is a low power Sonoff if you end up having to go this route (if nothing else works). Then at least you could remote control the disconnect and reconnect of the USB wire (you said it is in an out of the way location). Have you tried maybe changing USB cables? I am running out of ideas... Maybe someone else will come along who has a better idea. If/when you figure it out, please remember to come back and share the solution.
  20. Thanks @guidol! You beat me to it... I usually add the mounts to /etc/fstab, that way they persist on reboot. Syntax is similar but slightly different. Then just reload that file with: sudo mount -a You will only have to do that once. From now on they will get mounted automatically at bootup.
  21. After reading this topic twice, I moved it to P2P as I suspect it will end up more likely being general software (Motion, etc.) related, rather than anything Armbian, much less hardware (RK3399) related. If I am wrong, we can move it back later... @username123, I also use Motion (although haven't touched it lately, as for me it "just works"), but I vaguely remember something about the first config being in one file, and then second and subsequent configs thereafter being chained each in their own files after that... Have you set up your config in this way?
  22. Is it possible to put some short blurb there also like: "Best way to gain attention of ALL Moderators (currently online and future) is to Flag the post (little Flag at bottom) instead of PM any Moderator(s) individually..." ...or similar...
  23. I would encourage you to look into it. I never have such issues. There are lots of guides on the internet, I got it running without too much fuss. But let me know if you get stuck. Cheers!