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  1. FYI neither of the above answers was correct because ram logging is provided by log2ram on the Cubieboard2 image I am using. I found the answer as to how to disable it elsewhere:
  2. Didn't get to this and found /var/log full again... still wondering if there is a reason I shouldn't disable log2ram when using a spinning disk?
  3. Thanks for the responses, folks. Why would it be a problem to disable ramlog on a system that has / on a spinning disk? I want the 50MB of RAM back. Edit: also, I'm using this as a development box for something that generates a lot of logs, 50MB was not enough for more than a week before it was filling up, etc ... so I just want logging to work how it does on a vanilla linux box, seeing as I've got a real disk, unless there's a good reason.
  4. Hello, I've searched through various threads on here and can find no comprehensive answer on how to disable log2ram completely, forever, and preferably end up with only one /var/log with mainstream logrotate settings. This is for a situation where I'm using an actual hard drive and don't need to worry about destroying flash memory. I suspect it is more involved than just 'systemctl disable log2ram'. Any additional pointers would be very helpful, thank you!
  5. This was the result of the Cubieboard 2 units (I have two) being VERY finicky with HDMI to DVI adapters. If possible, it would be best to use native HDMI with these boards, I think. Edit: Actually, they seem to hate some older LCD panels altogether. If you're having any kind of boot problem with the Cubie 2, try a video connection with no adapters, to the newest/best panel you can find.
  6. That NanoPi M4 looks really great, even though it's still pretty new and software support is still in the works. I might be willing to take a gamble on this board since I suspect the Rockchip 3399 will become fairly well supported. I forgot to mention that small form factor is important to me as my project is concealing a wifi-enabled server in an RGB accent lamp which I will carry around with me while living an "ultramobile" lifestyle So, the NanoPi M4 wins on form factor as well. I suspect I could arrive at a tolerable thermal situation by some combination of a copper shim to the heatsink, mounting non-horizontally and building the enclosure with convection in mind, and perhaps some tinkering with clock speeds as needed. Looks like wifi might still be a bit dodgy. I suppose I'll have to take my chances with that and fall back on a known good USB adapter if support is problematic for longer than I have to wait. Thanks so much for the pointers!
  7. Very very interested in an availability date for the SATA HAT. I am somebody who will connect an SSD to this board, not so much for performance as for lower power dissipation and noise. I could use the USB 3 ports for this, but the enclosure I'm envisioning would make this far more awkward than something which attaches to the top of the board.
  8. Thanks for the information on this board, I was considering buying one but it doesn't seem fully baked enough for me.
  9. Hey folks, I'm looking to build a little portable server to hold a local mirror of my cloud drive and run a light-duty testing server for medium-weight web apps (Django, big PHP blobs, etc). 2GB RAM, SATA support, and fanless are critical, USB 3.0 and GPIO ready to go with no soldering a big plus. I'm planning to get a 500GB SSD and use an Alfa AWUS036ACH 802.11ac USB dongle. Box will run headless except for configuration. I was looking at the EspressoBin but kernel support appears to still be incomplete and there isn't that big of a userbase. I also don't need two of the Ethernet ports on that board. I've looked around and it seems the combo of >1GB RAM + SATA support (even 2.0 is okay) + fanless isn't common. Of those criteria I'm willing to give up USB 3 first. I know my wifi dongle is USB 3 but I'm okay with putting it in a USB 2 port if need be, I care far more about the dongle's ability to transfer data in marginal conditions than I do about max throughput.
  10. Thanks for the input folks, I'm going to try either a new microSD or the UART adapter or both. I'll try to report back.
  11. My Cubieboard 2 absolutely refuses to boot from microSD. It will boot into Android from flash when there is no microSD card inserted, but with a card in, it just produces a single red LED and no video output. Eventually it will respond by flashing green and powering down when the power button is depressed, so I feel like it's getting somewhere, but those are the only signs of life. I don't know how to look at serial output from this machine. I've tried two different power supplies, and two different monitors because one had I think been dodgy with this machine before. Same problem on all permutations. I also tested the SD card with F3 and wrote it with Etcher, and I've used it before and it was known good, so I'm 90% confident that the SD card is good. Ideally I would like to install the system to a SATA or USB hard drive, if there's any way I can skip microSD and just do that from the start, that would also work for me. I'm attempting to boot Armbian with the mainline kernel, BTW, not the legacy one.
  12. Thanks! Yeah, I saw about the crowdfunded effort to bring it to mainline - very exciting. I'll try with a few different video sources to see if it's a problem with the specific ones I'm trying, maybe they are encoded at too high a profile or something... they're 720p, x264, a bit over a GB for 45 minutes of video, that's all the detail I've got so far.
  13. Hey folks, I'm trying to play back a couple test files, H.264, 720p. These play without dropping frames on the stock Android ROM for a little while but then freeze, seemingly on certain keyframes? It's always in the same place. Anyway, I tried playing them with mpv on Armbian 5.38 desktop install and it drops frames like crazy. I know the stock Android ROM can play back Youtube content (in the app) without dropping frames - it seems like this should be doable based on what I understand about the capabilities of the A20 and on hardware support in the legacy kernel in the Armbian image ... is there tuning I should be doing? Or options for mpv that I can try? I've used VLC for years and am not really used to other players. I'm hoping to use this box to watch 720p content, youtube, and run quod libet to listen to music. Any tuning tips would be appreciated. So far I'm just running off SD card but I have a disk I might be able to throw on it.
  14. I had this issue with my Cubieboard 2 in Armbian on a Viewsonic monitor, but not a (much newer) Dell monitor. The issue never appeared in Cubian or in the stock Android ROM.