umiddelb

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    umiddelb got a reaction from NicoD in Announcement : Odroid N2   
    I can get in touch with the odroid guys to change this situation if you want.
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    umiddelb reacted to chwe in board support - general discussion / project aims   
    Well that one went into personal insults of each other which is for sure not what both of you want... Let's try to figure out where and why this went wrong.  Starting from here:
     
    Well the answer was more or less there:
     
    understandable, it's frustrating. when 'your board' gets dropped.. But you must also understand that we can't support every board for years, especially if it's not sold anymore.. It's work to adjust the related patches everytime, to test it before we provide a new image and the support over forum. This thread was meant as a 'board support - general discussion / project aims' not a how to I get *random board supported*. For such a topic you should open your own thread.. E.g. here: https://forum.armbian.com/forum/25-peer-to-peer-technical-support/ (Armbian support ended or never existed - 3rd party boards and external hardware). Hint (since the SoC is still supported you basically need an ubuntu image, a device tree (or fex file in case you deal with the old kernel which I don't recommend) for your board, a defconfig for uboot, the buildscirpt and some time to build your images and see if and what's working (so you get also a clue what it means to support a board... and we support a few more than one)..
    Such questions show up constantly.. This can be frustrating.. Sometimes you get then a less polite answer.. that's human.. your first post maybe wasn't a rant.. the follow up here clearly were.. From there you can answer (as @Igor did) or as I do quite often... Just ignore it.. I'm mostly not in a mood to answer to stuff which just annoys me, why should I? As others, I donate my time for free and it's not worth to deal with annoying stuff. There's enough funny stuff to do on a project like Armbian. Even helping other people to get familiar with the buildscript can be fun, but clearly not if someone drops partly into the wrong thread, complaining multiple time why his question isn't the most important one we should answer to.. and then complaining about bullying... In case you still want to bring back your board working:
     
    Here's one where I implemented a whole new SoC family into armbian:
     
    And in this thread I tried to basically show *my workflow* to patch a kernel and u-boot to bring in a feature into an existing board:
     
    with those two, and enough time, you should be able to bring back your board into the buildscript.. And if there are still open questions, you can open a thread in P2P and maybe someone is willing to give you some guidance who knows.. I hope we can keep this thread now as for what it was for, in case not I'll either close it for a cool down phase or just delete the off-topic part, depending if I've a good day or not..
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    umiddelb got a reaction from lanefu in Improve 'Support over Forum' situation   
    Here's a reference for an open source project using jira ...
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    umiddelb got a reaction from lanefu in Improve 'Support over Forum' situation   
    Atlassian offers free-of-charge licenses for Open Source projects ...
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    umiddelb got a reaction from TonyMac32 in Odroid C0/C1/C1+ - please update the mainline kernel version   
    Any 3.3 V level UART USB dongle will do the job (for the C0/C1/C1+/C2), you can even use standard breadboard female cables to connect to the Odroid serial console pins:

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    umiddelb got a reaction from NicoD in FOSDEM 2018   
    I plan to attend FOSDEM 2019, anyone else too?
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    umiddelb got a reaction from dvachon in /var/log on zram0   
    You can disable logging to ram by setting `ENABLED=false´ in  `/etc/default/armbian-ramlog´.
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    umiddelb reacted to chwe in Daily (tech related) news diet   
    Yesterday was about linus don't understand that some people might felt offended by his communications style. Today Coraline Ada's blog post about her year at github. 
     
    https://where.coraline.codes/blog/my-year-at-github/
    It's somehow interesting... IMO they face both the same problem. Their communication style isn't  fully compatible with the community they are in..
     
    Coraline Ada:
    Linus Torvalds:
     
    Coraline Ada:
     
    Linus Torvalds:
     
    For me this is somehow ironic.  Both stand hard for their position which might not be a mainstream position which brings them quite often in trouble and they have to defend them-self.  IMO, being 'inclusive' means that you accept both behaviors as long as they don't cross some lines of common sense. We've to accept that not everyone has the same opinions on several topics and what people assume as 'normal behavior' . Both, Linus and Coraline aren't fully what I would call average but in an inclusive environment both should find their place and felt somehow welcomed as long as they accept that maybe not everyone shares their opinion on a *random topic*.  Cause actually, some of the features she and her team developed for github are really useful e.g. as she describes:
     

    I think it's beneficial for bigger projects to spot new contributors either to have a closer look at the patch or just to congrats for the first contribution..  
     
    and the other one:
    IMO I would call it a bug that the invitation is only visible via email and not reminds you friendly as soon as you login with your github account but well.. Nothing is perfect..  But I also like that I could not be randomly added to groups I don't know or I don't want to be part of..
     
    And my last two cents on this one:
    Well IMO those 'values' are written by HR and Lawyers (to ensure they can't be sued for them..  ) and that's why a bunch of people inside a company don't give a fuck whats written there.. They don't grow organic it's more some sort of GMO, the majority accepts them cause they're cheap... e.g. 
    smells like the marketing intern together with the law intern played a round of buzzword bingo to make an HR senior happy who had to make management happy cause they pushed him to write down some sort of 'what we are'.. If this stuff doesn't come from the people who do the work.. They don't feel responsible to follow these rules/values.. That's why IMO the companies HR department should have different 'values' than the development unit and they may have different values than the production department.. 
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    umiddelb got a reaction from balbes150 in Daily (tech related) news diet   
    seems that you're not the only one
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    umiddelb got a reaction from Igor in Daily (tech related) news diet   
    seems that you're not the only one
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    umiddelb reacted to tkaiser in Looking for an enclosure for espressobin   
    Nice. How did you solve the problem of the stupid Molex male power connector? And do you sell these things?
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    umiddelb got a reaction from Patrick in Espressobin support development efforts   
    Actually yes. I've removed the partitioning information from the dts and pass it as a kernel parameter. 
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    umiddelb got a reaction from tkaiser in Espressobin support development efforts   
    2 seconds, then the heats becomes very uncomfortable.
     
    It's more or less the same with 4.13-rc3
    ubuntu@ebin:~$ 7z b 7-Zip 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18 p7zip Version 9.20 (locale=en_GB.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,2 CPUs) RAM size: 2000 MB, # CPU hardware threads: 2 RAM usage: 425 MB, # Benchmark threads: 2 Dict Compressing | Decompressing Speed Usage R/U Rating | Speed Usage R/U Rating KB/s % MIPS MIPS | KB/s % MIPS MIPS 22: 736 143 501 716 | 18910 200 855 1707 23: 732 143 521 745 | 18671 200 856 1709 24: 727 143 546 782 | 18407 199 857 1708 25: 723 144 575 825 | 18257 199 861 1717 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Avr: 143 535 767 199 857 1710 Tot: 171 696 1239  
    Mainline kernel doesn't come with cpufreq support.
     
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    umiddelb got a reaction from TonyMac32 in Amlogic Linux kernel repository   
    You may take my copy here. I'm curious if your kernel will boot (wasn't successful so far).
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    umiddelb got a reaction from lanefu in Espressobin support development efforts   
    I forgot to mention that you have to pass the mtd partitioning information via the kernel command line, e.g.
    console=ttyMV0,115200 earlycon=ar3700_uart,0xd0012000 root=UUID=99415e2c-d205-4dd4-84ba-6804c8e4bc79 rootwait rw fsck.repair=yes governor=ondemand no_console_suspend mtdparts=spi32766.0:1536k(uboot),64k(uboot-environment),-(reserved) net.ifnames=0 elevator=noop  
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    umiddelb got a reaction from Jason Rogers in How to build my own image or kernel?   
    The Armbian build system is well documented, but it builds everything from source. If you don't have access to the source and/or don't know which source to take, it might be easier to start with an existing firmware and/or kernel. You should have serial console access to the board and know how deal with the firmware (u-boot). If have have access to the sources you can just re-cycle the slot of an existing board (unfortunately Armbian doesn't offer "spare" or "intentionally left blank" slots). 
     
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    umiddelb got a reaction from pmpp in [Misc. / systemd removal] Removing systemd from Jessie   
    I've just managed to build Devuan/Aarch64 for the Odroid C2 using the traditional debootstrap (on an Ubuntu host) way, so I might be able to patch the armbian/build scripts in order to generate a Devuan image.
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    umiddelb got a reaction from lanefu in Espressobin support development efforts   
    Hi,
     
    for the records, the ESPRESSObin runs pretty well with a 4.12-rc mainline kernel. I've merged the marvell defconfig with upstream defconfig, but I needed to skip CONFIG_DRM* (otherwise board doesn't boot). Following things are missing at the moment:
    cpu frequency scaling wlan0 (didn't manage to get I working with 4.4 BSP) mtd access (didn't manage to get I working with 4.4 BSP either) USB 2.0 port (while the USB 3.0 runs fine) Did anyone here succeed in getting wlan and/or mtd running?
     
    Cheers
    Uli
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    umiddelb got a reaction from pfeerick in [Misc. / systemd removal] Removing systemd from Jessie   
    I've just managed to build Devuan/Aarch64 for the Odroid C2 using the traditional debootstrap (on an Ubuntu host) way, so I might be able to patch the armbian/build scripts in order to generate a Devuan image.
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    umiddelb reacted to Xalius in Moderator duties   
    :-)
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    umiddelb got a reaction from tkaiser in Changing to Chromium   
    seleniumhq ?
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    umiddelb got a reaction from Nofan Tasi in ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)   
    - I have collected some patches for the KVIM, but all of them have been merged into mainline, so no patches regarded to the KVIM.
    - This is the patchset for the C2, mostly related to reliable ethernet operations, USB and cpufreq support.
    - I've started to edit a common kernel config for both the ODROID-C2 and the Khadas VIM
     
    That's all, the rest of the patches are related to freescale/nxp imx6 devices, like the CuBox-i and the Utilite.
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    umiddelb got a reaction from balbes150 in ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)   
    - I have collected some patches for the KVIM, but all of them have been merged into mainline, so no patches regarded to the KVIM.
    - This is the patchset for the C2, mostly related to reliable ethernet operations, USB and cpufreq support.
    - I've started to edit a common kernel config for both the ODROID-C2 and the Khadas VIM
     
    That's all, the rest of the patches are related to freescale/nxp imx6 devices, like the CuBox-i and the Utilite.
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    umiddelb got a reaction from balbes150 in ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)   
    I'm using mainline with some additional patches related to the ODROID-C2, but a common config for both the C2 and the KVIM (make gx_defconfig). 
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    umiddelb reacted to tkaiser in How to create bootable Armbian uSD for Pine64?   
    One single partition. All devices Armbian supports don't require proprietary crap like FAT boot partitions (that's a 'privilege' of Raspberries since the VideoCore IV VPU/GPU is controlling the SoC in reality and can't deal with anything else than FAT16 or FAT32). On real SBC there's no need for a 'boot partition' and so we don't use one. The real bootloaders are located before the partition starts: http://linux-sunxi.org/Bootable_SD_card#SD_Card_Layout
     
    So everything is fine and I even tested the image you use for you.