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  1. Polluting a Linux Distro Release with foreign packages is always a very very bad idea. It may lead to unforeseen library upgrades which may break library ABIs and also may completely mess up your installation. This is one of the reasons why Debian freezes package versions on a per release basis. The Debian model is extremely conservative, but it works. My servers are up and running since Wheezy and upgrades worked flawlessly. BTW: this package sideloading done by the armbian repos got me in trouble two or three times (quite some time ago). By the time this really pissed me off, so I switched hardware and moved to a proper distro. Nevertheless, if you really want to pull a package from a foreign release here is how to do the safest way: Set default release by creating following file: $ nano /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10defaultRelease Add this line and save: APT::Default-Release "stretch"; Now add repo to pull the package from by editing: $ nano /etc/apt/sources.list Add following line and save: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free Now update package list and install: $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install proftpd-basic -t buster PS: I have no clue about the current state, just stumbled across this thread and totally get the point of some others in here.
  2. Try to use following tool: https://projects.nwrk.biz/projects/allwinner-tvout
  3. Sorry, school kept me pretty busy.... actually i never created a releasable image, i configured everything on the fly on my tablet. I have not done anything since then, but most configs and packages were based on this project: https://projects.nwrk.biz/projects/littldeb
  4. Hint on how to maybe fix overscanning: set a smaller resolution by kernel parameter (example): video=Composite-1:720x480 Move the picture using this tool: https://projects.nwrk.biz/projects/allwinner-tvout This is a similar approach like I did on legacy kernel (read here)
  5. The rc.local script is a simple bash script which is executed after boot. Just open it with an editor and paste the tvout command that fixed your resulution in there. Should work somehow like this: First copy tvout to /usr/local/bin, so it is in your PATH: $ sudo cp /path/to/tvout /usr/local/bin Now edit rc.local: $ sudo nano /etc/rc.local Should look something like this: #! /bin/bash tvout -m -x55 -y10 For RetrOrangePi related problems you should contact their froum/devs. They seem to have my tvout program included in their image and labeled overscanning issues fixed within their release notes, so I guess they know how to handle it.
  6. For the first revisions not really I guess. The high temperature problem is much worse with the newer revisions of the board.
  7. I guess he ment the tool pointed out by @RagnerBG: Yes this tool should be compatible with any kernel version, because it is directly mapping and manipulating hardware registers responsible for the composite video output. This is more a hack, but it works.
  8. If you want to create a "web kiosk" you can try to use matchbox as window manager.
  9. Little Update: I replaced the kernel driver with the one from https://github.com/dz0ny/rt8192cu (->the one installed by the buid script) and found out, that this seems to be the faulty one! (Installed to /lib/modules/$VER-$LINUXFAMILY/kernel/net/wireless/ by default with the help of extras/rtl8192cu.sh, loaded at boot)! The stock driver from the linux-sunxi kernel (drivers/net/wireless/rtl8192cu) works without problems (Installed to /lib/modules/$VER-$LINUXFAMILY/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ by default, not loaded at boot). I should mention that I do have a internal wireless module.
  10. I guess the keyboard on the pocket pc is too small for serious work. Yeah I got myself this in combination with the tablet mentined above and I am quite happy
  11. There are many much cheaper atom (most of them are x5) based tablets out there with quite acceptable hardware specs. No need to buy this overpriced pocket pc. For instance: Chuwi Hi 8 pro
  12. Oh I see. Just found the pre-install script. Thanks for your help!
  13. I started a custom desktop build with a smaller set of packages so I do not have to scroll through the whole history. Here is the error: Preparing to unpack .../libmali-sunxi-r3p0_1.0-1~armbian5.31+1_armhf.deb ... Mali binary driver can be used only on sunxi hardware dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libmali-sunxi-r3p0_1.0-1~armbian5.31+1_armhf.deb (--unpack): subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1 Seems like the package checks the hardware during install... Workaround could be to fetch the deb and manually unpack it with dpkg -x, I am not happy with that approach though.