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    manuti reacted to wezhayw in Beelink x2 wifi problems   
    I'm having the exact same trouble with my two, same AP6181. I've tested both Xenial (3.4) and Stretch (4.19) but neither have Wifi working. The older kernel image is loading dhd drivers but its a repeat of what Andeser is getting. Stretch says dhd module not found. 
    using "sudo modprobe brcmfmac" on either kernel adds "registered new interface driver brcmfmac" to dmesg but nothing else. 
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    manuti reacted to Igor in Odroid C4   
    Thanks to
    @Neil Armstrong we already have full blown Armbian for C4. Images are ofc only for testing at this stage.
    K5.4 and K5.6 in Focal and other variants
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    manuti reacted to Werner in Best alternative to NanoPi NEO2 ?   
    Looking interesting, indeed. Just noticed in the comments the Armbian boys already got in touch with them
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    manuti reacted to Igor in Odroid C4   

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    manuti reacted to guidol in Allwinner H5 phased out?   
    there is then also (no more?) NanoPi Neo2/NeoCore2 in a LTS-version - only the Neo/NeoCore/NeoAir H3 line has LTS-support
    So - what will be the "big next thing" as CPU?  H6/H64/H313/H616 on a like Neo2-device?

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    manuti reacted to No Name in Orange Pi Zero WiFi issues with AR9280 AP device cnx   
    In some cases, I need the ethernet cable and WiFi :
    - first time to set up the WiFi and test it.
    In some other cases, I need only the ethernet cable :
    - to have a better stable network cnx.
    And in some other cases, I need only the WiFi cnx :
    - I don't want to link the opi with a very long cable.
    - The opi should be mobile and need to be "stored" it in some particulary places. 
    This time, the main problem is not that I have only a WiFi lost when disconnecting the ethernet cable but I can't have any WiFi cnx if the ethernet cable is not plugged. It means that if I start the device without the ethernet cable plugged, I don't have any WiFi cnx. So I can't use the opi in "WiFi only mode". And I have found after about one week of research that the problem seems to appear with my last WiFi Access Point device (that I'm using every day for about 4-6 months from now).
    I have found this article that I have tried to follow without any success (probably because I have used the Network Manager and the IfUpDown with WiFi together). This is a workaround to manage only the ethernet plug/unplug (not the "only Wifi" case)
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    manuti reacted to nikkoaki in Is the OPI PC overclocked on newer OS builds?   
    I remember that the maximum frequency was 1296Mhz back with Xenial, with kernel 3.x. It even says here
    Heat is not a problem since i have a large heatsink and temperature controlled fan, i was just curious about why the max frequency was bumped to 1368Mhz on the newer builds. What's the rationale behind it?
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    manuti reacted to AnonymousPi in How to enable RDP (xrdp) with Armbian so you can login from a Windows PC   
    There's been a few guides around on how to get RDP working with Armbian so you can login from your Windows or other PC. Some solutions mentioned in various threads here were:
    Install tightvncserver instead + x2go bloat (i.e. use VNC) Only login as root - didn't seem to make any difference for me Change some permissions of a log file in your home directory.  
    Well, this is what I did on my Orange PI PC running Buster desktop with Kernel 5.4, as of April 2020.
    sudo apt install xrdp xorgxrdp sudo systemctl enable xrdp sudo reboot ... and that was it. The missing piece of the puzzel appeared to be the install of xorgxrdp, this isn't installed automatically by 'xrdp' package, and it's useless without it.

    Update June 2020: Also works with RetroOrangePi 4.3 super quickly (given this is based on Armbian Bionic 18.04). Can RDP in and use Armbian Desktop whilst Kodi plays a 4k movie on the TV from the same device... Awesome!

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    manuti reacted to Igor in Nanopi fire 3 unstable gigabit ethernet   
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    manuti reacted to SteeMan in Building and installing custom kernels   
    As I have been watching the development of Armbian for TV boxes, there is one area that my needs haven't been addressed yet.  And since this is open source that means I needed to read a lot of posts and get into the code to understand how things are working.  I have been doing that over the last six months or so and wanted to report back on what I am now doing to solve my issue as it may help others.
    I have a number of TV boxes running as headless servers for a variety of projects.  Once I install Armbian on them I then get OS updates through ubuntu (I am using Ubuntu Bionic on my boxes).  That gives me bug fixes and patches for the software running on these boxes via apt update/upgrade.  However the linux kernel generally stays unpatched at the point in time that I installed one of balbes150's TV box builds.  What I wanted was to be able to build and update kernels so that I can apply new kernel versions to my servers.
    I am now able to do that successfully across a number of TV boxes ( TX3mini, TX3 X3, H96 Max X2) (Note I only have amlogic based boxes that I test with).  I am building kernels from kernel.org sources, building .deb files and then installing those files across my servers as new kernel versions are released.  My goal was to simply stick with the 5.4 kernel as it is a long term support kernel, but I find that I have moved to 5.6 as I wanted native wireguard support.  Another goal I have is to do all this with as few patches as possible (i.e. running stock base unmodified linux).  And a final goal was to build natively on my arm based boxes.
    Below are my notes that explain what I have done and hopefully provides others with some of the knowledge I have built up over time to be able to get what I needed working.
    I hope this is helpful to others who want to get their hands into armbian a little deeper than just installing and running it.
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    manuti reacted to piter75 in Rock Pi S, RK3308 CPU, is it supported by anything?   
    Unfortunately... yes. I did not test the upgrade path with latest changes
    At this point, if you can discard your install, you can download latest image (v20.02.06 / v4.4.217).
    If you want to recover your install you need to mount the SD in some other PC or SBC and modify "boot/armbianEnv.txt" as follows:
    add line overlays=uart0 change overlay_prefix line to overlay_prefix=rk3308 I will be more careful next time...
    As for the Radxa repos I don't use them.
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    manuti reacted to Igor in Do you recommend ODROID-HC1 ?   
    We fix - move armbian-config to official OMV install - yesterday. Make sure to issue full system update before start.

    IMHO it has to work!
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    manuti reacted to Igor in What's your favorite heat sink   
    Who mentioned overkill? 

    I usually use those, and usually oriented properly:

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    manuti reacted to Tido in What's your favorite heat sink   
    I think they are a bit 'overkill' and quite expensive. See the answer below.  Means, unless you want to run at maximum all the time, a cheap heat sink should do the job.
    I guess this is correct and IIRC with the idea in mind helping to spread the heat (increase the surface of the SoC) for short high load. With the idea to have sane settings to throttle the SoC and keep the temperature on a healthy level software wise.
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    manuti got a reaction from gounthar in What's your favorite heat sink   
    Same here (I think @tkaiser shared this model here and everybody copied his idea). 
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    manuti got a reaction from lanefu in What's your favorite heat sink   
    Same here (I think @tkaiser shared this model here and everybody copied his idea). 
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    manuti reacted to Tido in What's your favorite heat sink   
    I got a pack of these:  https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2031287967.html
    USD 2.99.- (8 pieces/lot) back in 2017
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    manuti got a reaction from XTL in The list of models that are running Armbian (Amlogic, Rockchip, Allwinner etc)   
    Old Sunvell R69 just boot with proper microSD card (in my case boot directly with Toshiba Exceria but not but with Samsung or Sandisk).
    I'm using images shared in Google Drive from this post 
    Sunvell R69 with Allwinner H2+
    Running ARMBIAN 5.67 with kernel 4.14.81 
    from internal eMMC
    HDMI at 1080p 24fps
    Wi-Fi OK,
    Ethernet OK

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    manuti reacted to w1nner4fun in MXQ Pro+ (plus) 4k Android 7.1.2, boot problem, probably lightdm   
    Yay, I have just installed nodm via armbian-config and it takes "root" user straight to the desktop. Nice! Thank you for pointing me to the right direction!
    (I first tried the Armbian_5.37_S9xxx_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.29_mate_20171226.img.xz and it was behaving the same, so I reverted to Armbian_5.37_S9xxx_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.29_mate_20180203 image)
    So now it's working as it expected (without wifi though, only ethernet).
    I only need some tool to backup the Android 7.1.2 (TWRP didn't work) and then install to eMMC. Do you know any method for a full backup of Android on this box?
    (I've tried the method described here: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/2419-armbian-for-amlogic-s905-and-s905x/ but I get some error regarding the backup location-I still didn't figure out how to select SD card for backup)
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    manuti reacted to Igor in Armbian in Read Only Mode   
    Better than read only is overlay file system aka "virtual read only". If you use recent kernel:
    apt-get install overlayroot echo 'overlayroot="tmpfs"' >> /etc/overlayroot.conf reboot After reboot you can't make any permanent changes unless you use it within:
    overlayroot-chroot Overlay is done (with current settings) to RAM which is very fast but small. You can have overlay on any other device ...
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    manuti reacted to ashthespy in Rock Pi S, RK3308 CPU, is it supported by anything?   
    Managed to make some more progress - networking seems to work, plus ported across the audio codec so there is analogue out. Still need to get I2S working, am at my wits end there. 
    ____ ___ ____ _ __ ____ _ ____ | _ \ / _ \ / ___| |/ / | _ \(_) / ___| | |_) | | | | | | ' / | |_) | | \___ \ | _ <| |_| | |___| . \ | __/| | ___) | |_| \_\\___/ \____|_|\_\ |_| |_| |____/ Welcome to Armbian buster with Linux 5.5.0-rockchip64 System load: 1.14 0.39 0.14 Up time: 6 min Memory usage: 17 % of 471MB IP: Usage of /: 2% of 59G New to Armbian? Check the documentation first: https://docs.armbian.com You are using an Armbian preview build !!! This image is provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY and NO END USER SUPPORT!.  
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    manuti reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for OrangePi PC2, AllWinner H5   
    Funny situation. When I tested running different systems from USB media on H5 (Orangepi PC2), I tried an image with LibreELEC with 5.5 core for H6, and surprisingly KODI started normally and works with HW decoding similarly to H6.
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    manuti reacted to Fanplayer117 in [solved] Problem with a Plex and my external hdd   
    I succeeded, thank you for your advice.

    I simply format in ext4 and miracle my 2 hard drives are detected and displayed on plex with a Chown command. I did not really understand why I was forced to format my 2nd hard drive but everything works!

    Thanks again =)
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    manuti reacted to piter75 in Rock Pi S, RK3308 CPU, is it supported by anything?   
    Eventually I would like to end up with a tag from linux stable repo (even if it is -rcX) and a series of patches but it is more flexible to start with a custom repo now.
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    manuti reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S905X3   
    You can "thank" AML for this.

    They broke the u-boot. They put a bunch of crap in it that works exclusively with their old and crappy 4.9 core. For the color to work correctly with the 5.4 kernel, you either need the old u-boot-2015 (from the firmware, before AML broke it) or use u-boot-2019 (removing u-boot-2015 completely).
    Offtopic. The behavior of AML lately has been increasingly frustrating for me. They do not pay any attention to the development of support for their chips in the main core (this work is done by third-party developers). Instead of helping, their new patches create a bunch of problems for the main kernel. I am waiting for the release of new Rockchip chips (or other platform options other than AML), and I hope to completely switch to using them for my development (minimizing support for AML, limiting myself to the chip models I already have).
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