TRS-80

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    TRS-80 got a reaction from _r9 in Help Flagging Spam, Offtopic, etc.   
    Recently we been finding some very clever spammers who register, make some post(s) that sound at least somewhat on topic, and then come back days or even weeks (!) later and edit them in order to insert spam links. Some examples:
     

     
    Some times they put them alongside otherwise legitimate links:
     

     
    Other times, they sneak them into quotes or lists, etc.:
     

     
    Now, above examples have red background from being deleted (which is not how they will look to you normally) but you get the point.
     
    There is no way for us currently to detect this kind of spamming, without enacting draconian measures of moderation, which we are certainly not going to do. So instead we ask for your help. The only way to really find these is to happen upon them while browsing the forum. If you see one, please click on the little flag at the bottom and a Moderator will take care of it. It only takes 2 seconds, and you can help out in keeping the forums a nice and useful place.
     
    I also want to mention that something does not have to be Spam, or otherwise "bad" for you to Flag it. Anything that you feel deserves Moderator attention, such as off topic, or a diverging thread that needs to be split up into 2 or more separate topics, etc. can be Flagged.
     
    Any forum Member can do this, it requires no special permissions whatsoever.
     
    Thanks for your help!
     
    Note: This post is geared toward every Member / user of the forums. The corresponding post geared more toward Moderators about how to deal with these kind of posts (once Flagged) can now be found here.
     
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    TRS-80 reacted to balbes150 in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    Don't confuse freedom and mess (permissiveness), it's not the same thing. I didn't see any arguments for what ordinary users need to edit messages after 1-2 days. Changing the text (not correcting typos or errors) after a while is a bad procedure. People have already read the message, may have responded to it, and no one will return to the corrected message, so there is no point in changing it. There is a good rule of thumb, before clicking the submit button, read what you wrote. This is not respect for everyone, send obviously crooked messages (so that others would try to understand what is written there) and then constantly correct them.
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from lanefu in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    OK, even if that is true, I don't understand why not to do it? It requires zero effort on our part? And makes one more hurdle for spammer, but not legitimate user.
     
     
    Thank you!. This is what I have seen as well, hence my arguing so strongly for it.
     
    There is "theories" of what spammer could do, and then there is data (that we have) of what they are actually doing...
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    TRS-80 reacted to lanefu in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    Maybe but... 4600 validating accounts disagree
     

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    TRS-80 reacted to chwe in [solved] USB2 until unplugging + replugging, then USB3   
    it's not the distributor - it's the company behind NanoPi boards..
     
    IMO the whole thread can be moved to: https://forum.armbian.com/forum/31-sd-card-and-psu-issues/
     
    NanoPi M4 being not PD-compliant and therefore might be troublesome is mentioned on the dowloadpage:
     
    linking to
    btw @Igor or @lanefu we might add the same disclaimer from nanopi m4 to the orangepi 4 cause this board will have the same issues (I updated the thread but forgot my credentials to the WP admin board to do it on my own - feel free to remove my rights there anyways I didn't do much maintenance of it and honestly don't plan to change that in the future).
     
    (hidden cause not really an advice more a hack to maybe achieve what you want but not what you should - having a sane powering for your setup)
     
    3 amps at 5V is sufficient for the NanoPi M4 in most scenarios I had. But if you look at their "expansion hats", the USB3 and the SATA "hat" provide a barrel plug and for the sata hat additionally a ATX12V 4 Pin connector indicating that even they do not recommend using USB-C for such set-ups.. 
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    TRS-80 reacted to nanopi in [solved] USB2 until unplugging + replugging, then USB3   
    Sorry for the other topic. I had made it before you replied and didn't know how to delete it.
     
    Now things seem to be clearer.
    I used to power it with an 5V/3A AC/DC power and a USB cable which is sold by FriendlyElec, a distributer of NanoPi M4
    https://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=234
    but the power supply for boot was not enough so the USB device was seen as USB2.0 after the boot.
     
    Then I changed the power supply from that to a regulated dc power supply and power the pc via USB type-C connector.
    This resulted in what I've wanted, I finally got the USB3.0 connection at boot.
    It it strange but FriendlyElec's official power supply system isn't that good.
     
     
     
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from guidol in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    I think very strongly that validating email should be (one of?) main steps to graduate from Validation -> Member. Anybody can put in whatever they want for an email address, it's all BS until they have validated it. And in the meantime they can be posting already...
     
    Most of spammers I see, never even validated their email...
     
    Some number of Likes (perhaps along with other criteria like post count, and/or time on forum) I think is probably a good idea for this "Trusted Member" (or whatever we want to call it) intermediate level. I think Likes especially are hard to fake.
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from aaditya in Help Flagging Spam, Offtopic, etc.   
    Recently we been finding some very clever spammers who register, make some post(s) that sound at least somewhat on topic, and then come back days or even weeks (!) later and edit them in order to insert spam links. Some examples:
     

     
    Some times they put them alongside otherwise legitimate links:
     

     
    Other times, they sneak them into quotes or lists, etc.:
     

     
    Now, above examples have red background from being deleted (which is not how they will look to you normally) but you get the point.
     
    There is no way for us currently to detect this kind of spamming, without enacting draconian measures of moderation, which we are certainly not going to do. So instead we ask for your help. The only way to really find these is to happen upon them while browsing the forum. If you see one, please click on the little flag at the bottom and a Moderator will take care of it. It only takes 2 seconds, and you can help out in keeping the forums a nice and useful place.
     
    I also want to mention that something does not have to be Spam, or otherwise "bad" for you to Flag it. Anything that you feel deserves Moderator attention, such as off topic, or a diverging thread that needs to be split up into 2 or more separate topics, etc. can be Flagged.
     
    Any forum Member can do this, it requires no special permissions whatsoever.
     
    Thanks for your help!
     
    Note: This post is geared toward every Member / user of the forums. The corresponding post geared more toward Moderators about how to deal with these kind of posts (once Flagged) can now be found here.
     
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    TRS-80 reacted to JMCC in Armbian 20.02 (Chiru) Release Thread   
    Here is an update about multimedia integration: I have been trying to make all the Rockchip-legacy stuff work on Buster, and I am not able to get accelerated X desktop. I cannot find the exact cause, apparently something is making eglInitailize() fail. My guess is it has something to do with mesa libs, but could not debug the exact cause.
     
    In Rockchip, they are working in a completely new approach, using exa instead of glamor acceleration. They need to use for that another particular feature of their SoC's, called Rockchip-rga, which in turn needs its special kernel driver and userspace libs (similar to their rk-mpp). So far, it does not seem to be working in the 'stable-4.4-rk3288-linux' branch we are using, and the stable-v2 branch does not compile ATM. I wasn't even able to make it work with their own linaro image.
     
    So my proposal is that we keep the download option of Bionic Legacy Desktop for all the rockchips, with the link to the media-script thread, for those who need to use some of the features that are still only available in legacy kernels. ( @Igor would it be possible to keep it for a while? Bionic still has three years of support ).
     
    With newer releases (Buster, Focal), we will focus on mainline, and hopefully at some point legacy won't be necessary at all.
     
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    TRS-80 reacted to jeanrhum in What is the most powerful TV Box (or SBC) to run Armbian?   
    Currently amlogic s922x or A311D are the most powerful socs (4xA73). The first one can be found some tvbox like beelink gt king or ugoos am6 and the second one in khadas vim3.
    I think that most rk3399 boards have better supported than amlogic ones.
     
    For your second question, it mainly depend on your use case.
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    TRS-80 reacted to jeanrhum in Armbian for Amlogic S905X3   
    Hi, writting from my box. I use the latest image from balbes150. base don kernel 5.5.1 with meson-sm1-sei610.dtb. Trying to use the color trick for g12 board doesn't work for me, the board does not boot at all. Without considering the color problem, the desktop experience is smooth and the soc stay cool even if I have remove the heat sink (<50°C without heavy loads and go up for 60°C when watching test videos on mpv or chromium).
     
    eth0 is visible but not able to send/receive data. wlan0 not visible, I use an usb dongle. Bluetooth seems active but not able to detect a bluetooth audio speaker.
     
    Stop here since the blue color is not comfortable, but a more detailed report can be found here: http://ix.io/2bEh
     
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    TRS-80 reacted to Igor in Fix 5.4.18-sunxi64 modules compile issue   
    And I explained where is the actual problem  And we have to fix on the process levels.

    Workarounds are useful, don't get me wrong. Thx.
     
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    TRS-80 reacted to @lex in USB cameras with Nanopi m4 using motion package   
    Maybe this can help: https://github.com/aguinet/usbtop
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    TRS-80 reacted to braveheartleo in Only high speed mode with Sandisk Ultra 32G C10 UHS-I A1 on OpiOne running Amrbian buster 5.4   
    After some search using a few different keywords yielded to the answers I was looking for from @tkaiser here.
     
    From that discussion, it would appear that the SD card speed was limited for stability reason.
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from NicoD in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    I think very strongly that validating email should be (one of?) main steps to graduate from Validation -> Member. Anybody can put in whatever they want for an email address, it's all BS until they have validated it. And in the meantime they can be posting already...
     
    Most of spammers I see, never even validated their email...
     
    Some number of Likes (perhaps along with other criteria like post count, and/or time on forum) I think is probably a good idea for this "Trusted Member" (or whatever we want to call it) intermediate level. I think Likes especially are hard to fake.
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    TRS-80 reacted to Igor in [Moderation] Resources, Tips, Guidance   
    Added a small new feature - submenu on "Forum -> Moderators" to display moderators: https://forum.armbian.com/members/2-moderators/
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    TRS-80 reacted to Igor in [Moderation] Resources, Tips, Guidance   
    Yet another tip.

    Before moving from my average/low website-ux-designfu created website I was studying this book: "Don't make me think". It's covering some UX basics. Light read. Enough to understand why its better to hire professionals to do the website for you then wasting time producing crap that makes more troubles than gain. Graphical and UX design was applied to the website, never to forum. It was planed, never executed. Eliminating confusion is the key element to lower the need for moderating. IMO its a serious job, but still, we can do it better if we known methods that works and those who doesn't. (design is probably just fine and a matter of personal taste/preference and skin can also be changed without much effort)
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    TRS-80 reacted to guidol in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    link filtering to special known domains only for new users?
    because if I post instructions I also add a link to a page where I did find the info for my solution.
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from balbes150 in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    I think that is a very good idea.
     
    The forum software though has limitations what it can do. But site level Admin like @Igor and @lanefu have more access to different settings than we do, so we will have to ask them.
     
    There are enough Mods around, I think, in the event some legitimate user might need to edit something in an OP or elsewhere for legitimate reasons, they could just Flag and do it that way.
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from balbes150 in Armbian for new Amlogic S905X3   
    @Jijo,
     
    I found the post that @NicoD mentioned above, in literally seconds looking around the TV Boxes forum, and I don't even own a TV Box nor trying to get one working, etc. Please look around, search, read on your own for some time before you make posts looking to be spoon fed.
     
    In defense of the first 2 posts, the development of the above did not really begin until 2019-12-03 as can be seen by the post date.
     
    At any rate, since this thread is not really providing anything useful (other than @NicoD redirect above, you should probably thank him BTW) I am locking it so people don't continue to post in here.
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from Werner in Help Flagging Spam, Offtopic, etc.   
    Recently we been finding some very clever spammers who register, make some post(s) that sound at least somewhat on topic, and then come back days or even weeks (!) later and edit them in order to insert spam links. Some examples:
     

     
    Some times they put them alongside otherwise legitimate links:
     

     
    Other times, they sneak them into quotes or lists, etc.:
     

     
    Now, above examples have red background from being deleted (which is not how they will look to you normally) but you get the point.
     
    There is no way for us currently to detect this kind of spamming, without enacting draconian measures of moderation, which we are certainly not going to do. So instead we ask for your help. The only way to really find these is to happen upon them while browsing the forum. If you see one, please click on the little flag at the bottom and a Moderator will take care of it. It only takes 2 seconds, and you can help out in keeping the forums a nice and useful place.
     
    I also want to mention that something does not have to be Spam, or otherwise "bad" for you to Flag it. Anything that you feel deserves Moderator attention, such as off topic, or a diverging thread that needs to be split up into 2 or more separate topics, etc. can be Flagged.
     
    Any forum Member can do this, it requires no special permissions whatsoever.
     
    Thanks for your help!
     
    Note: This post is geared toward every Member / user of the forums. The corresponding post geared more toward Moderators about how to deal with these kind of posts (once Flagged) can now be found here.
     
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    TRS-80 reacted to jshc1 in ODROID (XU4 HC2 HC1 C2 N2) LED Light Key / Legend   
    I would recommend changes to settings only for advanced users. Changes for fun can only make future diagnostics more difficult when someone changes the heartbeat and then it can only result in unnecessary confusion.
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    TRS-80 reacted to NicoD in X88 King S922X TV Box for Armbian   
    This is the Armbian forum... Armbian is a Linux distro where you don't need a remote control.
     
    Go ask on an Android forum or a forum of the product manufacturer. You are at the wrong place here.
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    TRS-80 reacted to dgm78 in [workaround] [S905X3] Retaining Android yet booting Armbian from SD card   
    Hi! Installed Armbian into emmc, much more fast: 163Mb/s vs 22Mb/s. Thanks for all.
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    TRS-80 reacted to balbes150 in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    Need to limit the time for regular users to edit messages to 2-3 hours or 1 day.
     
    I don't see any reason for regular users to be able to edit messages after 1-2 days.