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  1. Thankyou so much for all your comments and help. I honestly did do my reading, but not what has been pointed out. So I stuffed up. I rebuilt using bionic before reading the last of those comments, but its up and running so Ill see how it goes. The first thing I notice is the CPU is running at 47c instead of 57-60.c I also changed IP address and it instantly changed it without reboot. Two big differences already. In trawling the logs I did notice some DNS messages. Now they make sense. So it looks like pihole was having problems with Jessie as well, just like you point out. So all up, although its only been running for an hour or so its already looking better. Thankyou very much for the help. And hopefully I wont be back on this thread !!
  2. OK, cool. Im happy to do whatever it takes (that doesnt cost me buying another board haha). I thought Id googled the right image to flash for OpiZ - it looks like I stuffed up hahah. Start again.... So let me make sure Ive got this right. Im gong to download Bionic 4.19 from here flash that, and try again. Funnily enough I have a second OPIz with similar problems, but its installed on the other side of the world to me so there's not much I can do about it right now! I cant find the links I used to build the OPIz, but that's where I decided (wrongly) that Jessie was what I needed. Hmmm, must improve my googling skills.
  3. Thanks for the reply Igor. While Ive been using Linux for a while, Im no expert and very new to Armbian. Your second suggestion first, looks like you're saying to buy a new board as the hardware requirements list this? Is that what you mean? If so, that's probably not going to happen just so I can run pihole!! On your first suggestion, everything tells me I should not edit /etc/network/interfaces directly but use nmtui? Do you mean I should simply edit /etc/network/interfaces ? While this might explain the drops in connectivity it doesnt explain the syslog issue I dont think? Is networking that bad in Jessie? Id say its virtually unusable as its dropping out every few hours now, and syslog is empty while its gone AWOL.
  4. I have a new OPIz running ARMBIAN 5.70 stable Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) 3.4.113-sun8i with Pihole version 4.1 (latest). The Opi is connected only with eth0 with a static IP address. Its running a 32G sandisk Ultra (class 10) with a verified image using Etcher. The CPU is running at around 59c. It's unusable because the OPi keeps losing connectivity. Usually about every 12-24 hours but more frequently at times (sometimes two or three times an hour). So no ping, no ssh, no telnet. Ive implemented some scripts on the OPi to try and track down what's happening. But the first thing I notice is syslog gets cleared and/or has large gaps in it. Maybe this is because the log isnt written to disk, and because I usually have to pull the power to recover it, I lose the data? But if so how can I reliably log messages to get a clue as to what's happening? So for example, after another similar failure, syslog now contains nothing before 12:17. While only yesterday it had entries going back for days. It's been erased. And after every failure part or all of it gets erased. I can sometimes catch it OPi going offline in syslog, as follows: Jan 24 14:17:22 localhost systemd[1411]: Reached target Sockets. Jan 24 14:17:22 localhost systemd[1411]: Starting Basic System. Jan 24 14:17:22 localhost systemd[1411]: Reached target Basic System. Jan 24 14:17:22 localhost systemd[1411]: Starting Default. Jan 24 14:17:22 localhost systemd[1411]: Reached target Default. Jan 24 14:17:22 localhost systemd[1411]: Startup finished in 57ms. Jan 24 14:17:23 localhost systemd[1]: Started User Manager for UID 1000. Jan 24 14:17:23 localhost NetworkManager[802]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant inter face state: disconnected -> inactive Jan 24 14:17:23 localhost sSMTP[875]: Sent mail for root@PiHole (221 2.0.0 clos ing connection r130sm29540290pfr.48 - gsmtp) uid=0 username=root outbytes=330 Jan 24 14:17:23 localhost NetworkManager[802]: <info> NetworkManager state is n ow DISCONNECTED Jan 24 15:09:52 localhost systemd[1411]: Time has been changed Jan 24 15:09:52 localhost rsyslogd-2007: action 'action 17' suspended, next ret ry is Thu Jan 24 15:10:22 2019 [try ] Jan 24 15:09:52 localhost systemd[1250]: Time has been changed Jan 24 15:09:52 localhost systemd[1]: Time has been changed Jan 24 15:09:53 localhost CRON[1567]: (root) CMD ( [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionc lean ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean) Jan 24 15:09:53 localhost CRON[1568]: (root) CMD (/home/colic/scripts/loadMon.s h) Jan 24 15:09:53 localhost loadMon: Im alive and I pinnged the Gateway. Temp is 64 c Jan 24 15:09:57 localhost dhcpcd[1150]: eth0: no IPv6 Routers available Jan 24 15:10:01 localhost CRON[1619]: (root) CMD ( PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/bin /" pihole updatechecker local) Jan 24 15:10:01 localhost CRON[1620]: (root) CMD (/home/colic/scripts/loadMon.s h) Jan 24 15:10:01 localhost loadMon: Im alive and I pinnged the Gateway. Temp is 58 c For the above log entries my PC script was able to contact (ping & ssh) OPi until 14:45 (so ping and ssh were working from 14:17 to 14:45) when it reported a ping failure. At 15:08 I recover by power cycling, and you see the boot sequence beginning. But every time I recover the Opi, it appears to work perfectly normally except for tampering with its audit trail in syslog! Ive used two different 2A power supplies, and two ethernet cables (since twice I was able to recover by unplugging it and replugging - although usually this does nothing). So my question is, what is going on with syslog and how do I get it reliably retaining the logger messages I send to it?
  5. The problem is I cant change the port forward in the router. So having a script with the IP will work, until it changes. Then it's completely useless. I also need to connect to the ethernet, not wifi (which is there only as a backup for access). So its the ethernet, not the wifi, that needs the static IP. So as far as I know nmtui would not help there either. Which is sort og how I ended up where i am !!
  6. Oops, sorry, my browser was open on an old page, didnt see your reply! Well maybe I should change my question then!! The Orange Pi will be located in a physically remote network, accessible by port forward through a router that does not allow reservation of dhcp addresses. So I need a way to know what IP address the Pi will boot up with. How do I do that if not through a static IP in interfaces? I do see plenty of posts with a static ip setup. So I think it works, its just on boot there's a problem if eth0 isnt there.
  7. Thanks manuti. You're right, that was missing but it wasnt the issue (ie I added it but to no avail). I think the issue is more fundamental. As I mentioned, bith ehternet and wifi already work, and nmtui was used to do the wifi. All good there. Is there anyone out there knows the correct way to do this so that wifi and ehternet come up as available, and you can boot with both or just one? Assume Ive added the dns in my examples since that's now in there with no change.
  8. Im not sure if this is the right forum. Ive also Googled and found similar problems, but no solution that works for me. So Im happy to be LMGTFY with some hints, or shown the right forum :-) Im running an OrangePi Zero on Armbian (lsb_release reports Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS). I have networking set up with both ethernet and wifi. Both work. But I want to have ethernet as static IP, and wireless as dhcp. My config looks like this: allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address netmask gateway broadcast dns-nameservers allow-hotplug wlan0 auto wlan0 iface default inet dhcp iface wlan0 inet dhcp broadcast gateway # wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf # Disable power saving on compatible chipsets (prevents SSH/connection dropouts over WiFi) wireless-mode Managed wireless-power off auto lo iface lo inet loopback This works except if I boot without the ethernet cable connected, wireless does not come up, or at least is not accessible externally. IN other words the device is inaccessible. I understand that this could be because all traffic goes through the ethernet connection regardless. While this may explain it, I dont understand why that would be the case nor how to fix it. My Ubuntu laptp, for example, has ethernet and wireless and happily uses whichever is available. My laptop however, has no interfaces config, it just defaults to dhcp I assume. How can I have wireless as dhcp, ethernet as static but connect to whichever is available on Armbian?