TRS-80

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    TRS-80 got a reaction from soerenderfor in ROCKPro64 as NAS?   
    You know, at one point I thought "maybe I should just try" (exactly as you say). 
     
    I dunno, I prefer to actually try to read/research and know what I am doing beforehand as much as possible.  But I know, some times you have to just go for it.
     
    EDIT:  I figured it out, simple instructions now here: ZFS "just works" now on Armbian (2 step instructions if you are thick like me)!
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from soerenderfor in ZFS "just works" now on Armbian (2 step instructions if you are thick like me)!   
    Following the @lanefu School of Systems Administration ("here, hold my beer!"), I decided to just give it a go.  And IT VEERRRRRKS!   
     
    Here are step by step instructions for my fellow nervous, trepidatious sorts out there:
     
    1. Install kernel headers.  I did this through armbian-config (Software -> Headers_install), rather than dicker around trying to figure out which exact package I needed for my board and architecture.
     
    2. Issue the following command:
     
    $ sudo apt -t buster-backports install zfs-dkms zfsutils-linux  
    Note: I did not have to enable backports, as apparently they already are "out of the box" in Armbian; however, follow instructions at link if this is not the case for you.
     
    Result:
     
     
    It took "a little while" to build the module(s).  Just be patient, go grab $BEVERAGE or whatever, take a break...
     
    I don't know how to express how happy I am about this.  I have wanted to do ZFS on some ARM based device for literally years now.  RK3399 was very exciting when it came out, but took years to finally get stable.
     
    A special thanks to all RK3399 devs, here and elsewhere, for making this a reality.  Beers are on me if/when we ever get around to having ArmbianCon!     
     
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from Werner in ZFS "just works" now on Armbian (2 step instructions if you are thick like me)!   
    Following the @lanefu School of Systems Administration ("here, hold my beer!"), I decided to just give it a go.  And IT VEERRRRRKS!   
     
    Here are step by step instructions for my fellow nervous, trepidatious sorts out there:
     
    1. Install kernel headers.  I did this through armbian-config (Software -> Headers_install), rather than dicker around trying to figure out which exact package I needed for my board and architecture.
     
    2. Issue the following command:
     
    $ sudo apt -t buster-backports install zfs-dkms zfsutils-linux  
    Note: I did not have to enable backports, as apparently they already are "out of the box" in Armbian; however, follow instructions at link if this is not the case for you.
     
    Result:
     
     
    It took "a little while" to build the module(s).  Just be patient, go grab $BEVERAGE or whatever, take a break...
     
    I don't know how to express how happy I am about this.  I have wanted to do ZFS on some ARM based device for literally years now.  RK3399 was very exciting when it came out, but took years to finally get stable.
     
    A special thanks to all RK3399 devs, here and elsewhere, for making this a reality.  Beers are on me if/when we ever get around to having ArmbianCon!     
     
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    TRS-80 reacted to lanefu in ZFS "just works" now on Armbian (2 step instructions if you are thick like me)!   
    That's how it done my friend.  nice work!
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    TRS-80 reacted to balbes150 in So, I bought a PinePhone :) (I used to be, well still am in fact, a Librem 5 guy)   
    I'm just starting to get into the specifics of Allwinner, so my interests in this area are limited to H6 and H5 (in the future, H616). A year ago, I was interested in the possibility of acquiring PinePhone and PinebucPro, but due to the peculiarities of delivery in my area, Pine64 politely explained that this is not possible (I have no complaints about them, this is their business, they decide how to run it).
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    TRS-80 reacted to MarkLuun in Best SBC to run as network relay with "high" bandwidth   
    After having the NanoPi Neo 3 in use for some time, I can say the white case shipped by FriendlyElec is a little problematic seen from the site of cooling down the CPU.
    The colocation room has full AC with 15 *C room temp but under high load, the CPU temp goes up to 61-62 *C.
    I think something like this might be a better choise because the air flow is much higher:
     
    https://www.ebay.at/itm/333921941529
     
    The producer of this case told me another case with the possibility to add a 40 cm fan gets addet soon. Might even be better!
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    TRS-80 reacted to MarkLuun in Best SBC to run as network relay with "high" bandwidth   
    The NanoPi R1 is running in the DC for 17 days now.
    But with one port connected (GBit WAN port) its getting ~26 MBits traffic in both directions done. A little bit disappointing as i had high hopes to see another beast like the Neo 3 in it.
    I will try to connect the second port and split incomming/outgoing traffic between WAN/LAN port. Maybe this gives some better results. If not, i see no reason for this one to have twice the price of the Neo 3.
    We will see...
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from Dr33p in Odroid HC4 - linux headers not found Armbian Buster   
    Are you sure you need to containerize the WireGuard installation?  Because WireGuard should basically "just work" in recent kernels...
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from lanefu in Rockchip RK3566   
    Suddenly it makes sense what I read in the recently published March Update: Status Report:
     
     
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    TRS-80 reacted to Igor in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    We can't say their motivation is bad within this move, but MS loves Linux is still a wolf disguised into a sheep. As bad intention can only be classified as a speculation and it is hard to prove they are actually doing something bad, making it possible or have a direct possibility is bad enough. If folks, one don't trust, have root and if they also control your ignition ... 
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    TRS-80 reacted to Igor in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    Raspberry Pi OS started to secretly (!?) adding Microsoft proprietary package base, access to their servers, by default. 
     
    Security consequences? tl;dr; ... Microsoft gained root access to millions of Rpi users without their consent or awareness. From the outside. This is bad, but it is actually much worse since from the inside they already have full control of your Raspberry Pi regardless of operating system of your choice. Linux/BSD/* can't boot without proprietary Microsoft owned real time OS.
     
    Most of the RPi users probably just don't care, others are naively assuming they are running FOSS software. Well, a part of it is, a part not. Not as bad as Android, but still. You can peek into the code, but at the end, Google, or lets say corpo world, is/are fully in charge of our mobile devices. Mainly with services.
     
    After recent Chromium improvements, this is yet another loss for (Linux) community and FOSS in general.
     
    http://techrights.org/2021/02/02/microsoft-pi/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThreadX
    https://www.infoworld.com/article/3536569/inside-microsofts-latest-os-azure-rtos.html
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-distributors-frustrated-by-googles-new-chromium-web-browser-restrictions/
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    TRS-80 reacted to TonyMac32 in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    Maybe, maybe not. If their CompaTability nonsense can simply be ignored, and the ARM cores are in control, then yes. If VC6 is running the show, it is the same. :-/

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    TRS-80 reacted to TonyMac32 in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    An RPi is not

    1) reliable
    2) the most cost-effective
    3) worth $35
    4) worth any more discussion.

    The position of this project stands, we will not support a failure prone, insecure, underperforming, inefficient, abysmally bandwidth throttled device. If an RPi 4 comes out that uses a sane bootloader and a useful SoC then this can be revisited.

    Do not continue your personal argument with Tido; it is not value-added, and your positions add nothing other than conflict. Mostly because you have no facts or reason for your position, and instead of trying to formulate something approaching a case for support resort to ad hominem attacks and downright inaccuracies. This is an unofficial warning to stop harassing the team because you aren't getting your way. The next will be official.

    Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

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    TRS-80 reacted to lanefu in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    Sorry about the bad vibes.   Honestly I think we need to do a better job at lowering expectations.     RPI sets a high standard for general user experience because of the limited scope of targeted devices, volume of developers and community, and defaulting first to out-of-tree drivers, blobs, and resources via NDA's with Broadcom to ship a product that has full software functionality to accompany its hardware.

    Alternative SBC vendors often create a false-promise of users having a similar experience with their product by the way marketing hardware capabilities and leaning on the reputation of RPI by selling a similar product.
     
    End-result is users buy these alternative SBCs, have a terrible experience, hear Armbian is the best, come to Armbian and have better software, but Armbian still focuses on mainline, so the experience isn't that of RPI and articulating the many nuances as to WHY Armbian can't just work like the Raspian experience on RPi because challenging.    Then the fall-out ensues when newer users treat Armbian like a vendor and share their dissatisfaction that a capability for a piece of hardware they bought from someone else isn't work with community software integrated or provided by Armbian.
     
    We could certainly use more tenured technical people to help articulate that message.
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    TRS-80 reacted to NicoD in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    You are free to think and believe what you want. As is Armbian free to use or not to use if you don't want to.
    There are very good reasons why Armbian does not support Raspberry Pi. There is software available for RPis, so the need for Armbian isn't big.
    RPi isn't open source as the other supported SBCs.(ThreadX) 
    The installed OS does not control the board. There are things happening without anyone knowing what and why.

    RPi can be used for some goals. But it is too buggy to support. Undervoltages, overheating, not showing true details...

    And as you say yourself, Armbian is a "community". Not a cult. We have community members, not leaders. I even think the person you talk about hasn't had anything to do with armbian for a long time. And even if I would not agree with that person. I defend his right to talk the way he feels like. 
    Not everyone is always as gentle in how they talk. We are all adults, and I think we should be able to handle that. 
    Go look at RPi fora and let me know what kind of talk you find their. Even having a light discussion isn't possible their. 
    Greetings.
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    TRS-80 reacted to Salvador Liébana in First Panfrost enabled desktop builds   
    @Igor
    run glmark2 on default compositor mode (auto is GLX)
    we get glmark results 5-6 times lower than on xpresent mode.
     
    to test it:
    xfwm4 --vblank=xpresent --replace
     
    to replace it by default (this will work after reboot)
    xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/vblank_mode -t string -s "xpresent" --create
     
    rerun glmark2... you will see the differences. 
    at this point it's quite ridiculous that xfce4 compositor defaults to GLX... mesa devs hate it... his drivers too.  
     
     
     
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    TRS-80 reacted to pfeerick in Your account has been locked for security reasons - We have detected 3 failed log in attempts to your account from [...]   
    I also got the same email, three days ago now ... three failed attempts from London UK, and three from Finland... not even the right continent... needless to say, nice long new password generated.
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    TRS-80 reacted to gprovost in armbian-config RFC ideas   
    @TRS-80 I think it's important once in a while to re-question the whole thing because it helps to clarify the real objective that we might sometimes forget... or justify that energy should be focused somewhere else.
     
    I think ultimately the life of a distro will always depends on the size of its user base and lets distinguish here community and user base. User base includes all the passive users that we never hear from, I have no clue how much that represent for Armbian. @Igor Maybe you have such numbers : number of d/l per image and number of active forum user ? Even though this will not necessary help to say if armband-config is useful, it will help to give a sense of proportion of user we never hear from which to my assumption are often users that don't hack/tinker too much with their boards.
     
    Then I think it could be useful to run a poll on the forum & twitter and simply ask what the people are using their SBC + Armbian for :
    1/ Hacking / Tinkering
    2/ Headless server
    3/ Set-top TV box
    4/ Work Desktop
     
    Such kind of poll could will help understand the audience usage. If the great majority vote for option 1, then it would back up @TRS-80 assumption. But if majority is 3 and 4, then clearly we are talking about a user based that is not really CLI oriented. As for option 2, is a bit 50 / 50.
     
    We should also be aware of what's happening out there.
    1/ DietPi user base is growing and I guess it's because of their approach of making a big eco system of 3rd party app available to user via an interface a bit similar to armbian-config.
    2/ Debian / Ubuntu install, even in headless mode, is actually not purely CLI so we all get use to a bit of GUI even if we are advanced CLI users.
     
    I agree with Igor that the strength of armbian-config is also a lot the configuration features (without forgetting nand-sata-install which also deserve its attention). So personally I see a big plus to have armbian-config around, because it can only help to widen the user base which in fine is beneficial to Armbian sustainability.
     
    Yes that's a lot of assumption I made, It's why I think the poll would be really a nice driver for this refactoring effort.
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from pfeerick in Your account has been locked for security reasons - We have detected 3 failed log in attempts to your account from [...]   
    I received an email notification same as title of this post 2 days ago.  Just now I changed my password.  But I thought I would make a post to see if anyone else might have been targeted (as I am a Moderator), especially any other Admins or Moderators.
     
    I am going to ping everyone I can think of (actually, I simply use the list here) below, but please add anyone else who I miss.
     
    @Igor @lanefu @Werner @TonyMac32 @SteeMan @soerenderfor @pfeerick @NicoD @JMCC @balbes150 @_r9
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from _r9 in Your account has been locked for security reasons - We have detected 3 failed log in attempts to your account from [...]   
    I received an email notification same as title of this post 2 days ago.  Just now I changed my password.  But I thought I would make a post to see if anyone else might have been targeted (as I am a Moderator), especially any other Admins or Moderators.
     
    I am going to ping everyone I can think of (actually, I simply use the list here) below, but please add anyone else who I miss.
     
    @Igor @lanefu @Werner @TonyMac32 @SteeMan @soerenderfor @pfeerick @NicoD @JMCC @balbes150 @_r9
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from soerenderfor in Your account has been locked for security reasons - We have detected 3 failed log in attempts to your account from [...]   
    I received an email notification same as title of this post 2 days ago.  Just now I changed my password.  But I thought I would make a post to see if anyone else might have been targeted (as I am a Moderator), especially any other Admins or Moderators.
     
    I am going to ping everyone I can think of (actually, I simply use the list here) below, but please add anyone else who I miss.
     
    @Igor @lanefu @Werner @TonyMac32 @SteeMan @soerenderfor @pfeerick @NicoD @JMCC @balbes150 @_r9
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    TRS-80 reacted to beni0664 in cryptsetup - supporting no_read_workqueue/no_write_workqueue on SSDs   
    Dear Armbian community,
     
    although I'm using Armbian a lot, I never had to submit anything to this forum (fortunately, because it works so well :-)),
     
    On my PC I've experienced lags on heavy IO operations. After a short dig into available information,
    I found a useful Cloudflare article on Kernel queues together with dm-crypt.
     
    A good & short summary on possible actions for users can be found here:
     
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dm-crypt/Specialties#Disable_workqueue_for_increased_solid_state_drive_(SSD)_performance
     
    Enabling the no-read-workqueue & no-write-workqueue options helped a lot!
     
     
    As I'm using a RockPi4 with the NVMe SSD with encryption, I thought this should apply to my SBC as well.
     
    Unfortunately, Armbian/Debian Buster uses cryptsetup v2.1.0
     
    which does NOT support these options.
    According to the changelog, this option was introduced in v2.3.4:
    https://gitlab.com/cryptsetup/cryptsetup/-/blob/master/docs/v2.3.4-ReleaseNotes
     
    As Armbian uses a kernel > 5.9, the kernel infrastructure should be available.
     
    Fortunately, crypsetup v2.3.4 exists in the buster-backports repo:
    https://packages.debian.org/buster-backports/cryptsetup
     
    Solution:
     
    # sudo apt install cryptsetup/buster-backports
     
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    TRS-80 got a reaction from lanefu in Your account has been locked for security reasons - We have detected 3 failed log in attempts to your account from [...]   
    I received an email notification same as title of this post 2 days ago.  Just now I changed my password.  But I thought I would make a post to see if anyone else might have been targeted (as I am a Moderator), especially any other Admins or Moderators.
     
    I am going to ping everyone I can think of (actually, I simply use the list here) below, but please add anyone else who I miss.
     
    @Igor @lanefu @Werner @TonyMac32 @SteeMan @soerenderfor @pfeerick @NicoD @JMCC @balbes150 @_r9
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    TRS-80 reacted to Rich Neese in First Panfrost enabled desktop builds   
    I am working to figure out the dde issue if i can fix 15.xfor unbuntu 20.04 I will get it out the new deepin 20 will come out when they finish porting pkgs for hirsute. I will put in some time this week to see what I can do with dde and give feed back
     
    Please do us a big favor. make a check list of whats working and whats not working. but keep it pointed at the issue .
     
    Like:
    issue 1:press icon nothing launches. (icon name ) > so that then we can review the issue.
     
    make a liost after 2 to 3 days of testing. Thaanks alot..
     
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