NicoD

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    NicoD got a reaction from lanefu in Moderator Resources, Tips, Q&A, etc.   
    I'm all for the @chwe approach. Do what you are familiar with, and don't do too much. 
    I do adjust titles with wrong spelling (arabian vs armbian yesterday for example), and make sure a title is easy to find with search keywords. Also sometimes translate for people who post in different languages, tho others will remove these posts.
    We are here to help people, not to police them. I try to create as little commotion as possible. A good moderator does his tasks almost invisibly. 

    I've been away for a week last week. First time I opened the forum I saw tons of notifications, and the thread of Igor to ask for more help. So it must have been a very busy week. Sometimes it's very calm, some weeks are busy. Certainly when new kernels and images go online there can be a lot traffic. 

    I mostly focus on RK3399 and TV-Boxes. And sometimes H6, but that seems very well under control. Mostly advanced users there. 
    I use my SBC's differently than most other users (desktop use/gaming/video editing and 3d rendering). So many/most of the questions I have no idea about. So I just accept those and don't answer. If someone else feels he's got grip on the topic then they can answer.

    If/when something of importance is found by a user it can be good to make sure a dev knows about it. But this doesn't happen that much since the devs also follow what happens on the forum.
    I had to do that a few days ago for my XU4. I knew the answer  Tho I must admit I had forgotten about it too, it was Meveric on the Odroid forum who reminded me about it. 
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in Plans for the development of Armbian-TV.   
    A full time hobby then... 
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    NicoD got a reaction from balbes150 in Plans for the development of Armbian-TV.   
    A full time hobby then... 
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    NicoD got a reaction from lanefu in Plans for the development of Armbian-TV.   
    A full time hobby then... 
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    NicoD reacted to mar0ni in Video : NanoPi M4 storage speed tests   
    At the weekend, I tested the 64GB eMMC module and here are the results, just for the records
    64GB eMMC module read : 180 MB/s write : 165 MB/s ... and also a Samsung 970 Evo Plus (500GB) with an amazing write speed of 730 MB/s
    500GB 970 Evo Plus read : 736 MB/s write : 730 MB/s
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    NicoD got a reaction from TRS-80 in Need help in using 4x4 matrix Keypad on Orangepi Zero GPIO   
    Please do a search yourself next time. Google is easy to use, the search box in the forum too.
     
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    NicoD reacted to Igor in Help on forum moderating   
    Granted! Thank you.
     

    Great!
     
    Forum is our common problem and it should be moderated according to that. We created some https://forum.armbian.com/terms and https://forum.armbian.com/guidelines. Read and use them, change if needed and keep in mind that people usually don't read them ... remember when you read the small print last time?
     
    I have no intention to lead forum moderation - tell you what to do, but I will tell you if you went to far ... I expect the same treatment - I am just a forum user. (even I do have the same power and more as you do). There are topics which need to be sorted out - merge or move - and there are important topics which are floating in the see of banal - I work on this when I find some time which is less and less. Important stuff should be pinned and some, that are there are not relevant anymore, unpinned. If you can not decide on a specific case, but its important, speak up here, publicly. Only if there is a special need for privacy, in private. Administrator rights - for changing more critical things on the forum - contact @lanefu and me. We are both quite busy, so perhaps we shell also expand this role later on if you will come up with lots of ideas for changes.
     
    Can't believe how quick we sorted this out.  And as a side effect, perhaps an IRC channel might get live soon. Thank you!
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW   
    Good news for RockPI 4B owners. This is an image with Armbian Bionic that includes support for running from USB. I checked this image with eMMC and SD card, running direct system startup from USB.
    RockPI 4B does not have a very convenient placement of eMMC and SD connectors (if the NVMe module is connected on top, the loop from it overlaps the SD connector) so it is very difficult to test different systems. This image solves this problem. You can write any system to SD or eMMC and add a u-boot version that supports USB startup to the media (second link). Install the eMMC module or SD card and start the main system from them. When you need to quickly check or just start another system with USB, you simply connect the USB drive with the new system and it starts automatically when you turn on the power, turn off the USB and return to the normal system. If Radxa added one small patch to the source code for SPI, you can get a unique u-boot that supports direct launch from USB.
     
    I recorded an Armbian image on eMMC and installed it on the Board, and now it is very convenient for me to quickly launch Libreelec from USB, I can use a universal image that does not depend on the availability of the necessary u-boot for the SD card, just configure the DTB correctly and voila, the system works completely with USB, without any additional steps. I connected the USB-I have LE, disabled USB and can immediately start Armbian.
     
    Armbian Biomic
    https://yadi.sk/d/M1hzFvNq7SpfmA
     
    u-boot
    https://yadi.sk/d/Se637oJkw54tfA
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    NicoD reacted to Igor in Help on forum moderating   
    I welcome you to the forum and to the moderators team!

    First task is perhaps to get this thread in order - remove not needed posts?  
     
    Edit: In case someone doesn't have rights - logout - login might help.
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    NicoD reacted to piter75 in NanoPi M4 V2 - M4 Image not working   
    Did you build the kernel yourself?
    I have committed a fix (https://github.com/armbian/build/commit/8c93385a84e2c8847ad5cf03684bee9c58596bf7) to the build system a few days ago. It should fix issues with the most common MTU of 1500.
    It will be build into some future kernel / image build.
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    NicoD reacted to Igor in Help on forum moderating   
    Thank you! For this and for your help in the past.
     
     
    I don't know if we are generally there yet, but forum ( and me) is getting out of control from time to time. That's my observation, which could be wrong. 
     
     
    We need reinforcements, otherwise it will remain as is not so good. Hopefully more people will step up since it will be easier for everyone and the only way to keep forum readable, conduct some minimal policy and trying to improve forums on a long run. We want as flat structure as possible - being a moderator should be technical not a political function to limit our power games. Armbian is a technical forum - we don't delete content, but merge, move, reorganise. We ban bots that breaks automated spam machine, we don't ban people unless idiot level is obvious, but warn users when derived from https://forum.armbian.com/terms and https://forum.armbian.com/guidelines
     
    Mistakes will be done on both sides. Which is normal and expected.

    People that have moderators rights and are relatively active are: @NicoD @JMCC @chwe @TonyMac32 @balbes150 @lanefu 
     
    Any objections, otherwise welcome!
     
    Inactive: @pfeerick @Xalius @StuxNet (and will be removed shortly if no response)
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    NicoD got a reaction from aaditya in Is anyone Using a RK3399 SBC like the Nanopi M4 as a Desktop System   
    Hi. I use the NanoPi M4V2 as main desktop. Works great with the default kernel and the media script from jmcc.
    Video playback for youtube is 1080p 30fps or 720p60fps. While video files up to 4k can be watched. 

    In mainline we're working on getting good video playback. Now that only works in default kernel, but GPU drivers now work in mainline.

    I've got many other sbc's. None that is this powerful, has such good software, and great I/O with the PCIe gpio's.
    Greetings.
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    NicoD got a reaction from vlotho in Khadas vim board   
    That's supported too. You need to change the files extlinux.conf and uenv.ini to make them point to the correct .dtb file(look into dtb folder) for the vim3 with a311d. Works great. I'm running it on an ssd. Greetings.
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    NicoD reacted to aaditya in Build Armbian with Panfrost   
    Thanks for the instructions @NicoD!
     
    I modified the mesa build options to enable egl:
    meson -D egl=true -D gles1=true -D gles2=true -D shared-glapi=true -Ddri-drivers= -Dvulkan-drivers= -Dgallium-drivers=panfrost,kmsro -Dlibunwind=false -Dprefix=/usr build/  
    With egl one can compile and run git version of supertuxkart.
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    NicoD got a reaction from aaditya in Build Armbian with Panfrost   
    Panfrost instructions Armbian
     
    !!!! I made a script that does all this, check a few posts later for the script !!!!!  
    This tutorial explains how to build an Armbian image with panfrost. And what else you need to make it work.
    These are early drivers. Many things don't work yet. Only OpenGL 2.1 works now.
     
    You need to build an image with kernel 5.2 or later.
    For this you need an x86 pc with Ubuntu 18.04 or a virtual Ubuntu 18.04 x86 image.

    First install git, then clone the build folder from Armbian, and enter the build directory.
     
    apt-get -y -qq install git git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/armbian/build cd build Now run the script with EXPERT=yes so you can choose to build a dev image.
    sudo ./compile EXPERT=yes Choose "Full OS image for flashing" Then "Show a kernel configuration menu before compilation" Choose your board. If it's not in the regular list, look in "Show SCS/WIP/EOS/TVB". Choose Development version kernel configuration -> device drivers -> graphic drivers -> panfrost  
    Let it run until it's finished. The image will be in the /build/output/images
    Burn it to an SD-card/eMMC/...
     
    Now we need to install all the needed software
    sudo apt install flex bison python3-mako libwayland-egl-backend-dev libxcb-dri3-dev libxcb-dri2-0-dev libxcb-glx0-dev libx11-xcb-dev libxcb-present-dev libxcb-sync-dev libxxf86vm-dev libxshmfence-dev libxrandr-dev libwayland-dev libxdamage-dev libxext-dev libxfixes-dev x11proto-dri2-dev x11proto-dri3-dev x11proto-present-dev x11proto-gl-dev x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev libexpat1-dev libudev-dev gettext glmark2 glmark2-es2 mesa-utils xutils-dev libpthread-stubs0-dev ninja-build bc python-pip flex bison cmake git valgrind llvm llvm-8-dev python3-pip pkg-config zlib1g-dev wayland-protocols Download and install meson
    wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/meson/meson_0.52.0-2_all.deb sudo dpkg -i meson_0.52.0-2_all.deb Download and install mesa DRM
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/drm cd drm meson build --prefix=/usr ninja -C build sudo -E ninja -C build install cd .. Download and install mesa graphics
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa cd mesa meson -Ddri-drivers= -Dvulkan-drivers= -Dgallium-drivers=panfrost,kmsro -Dlibunwind=false -Dprefix=/usr build/ ninja -C build/ sudo ninja -C build/ install REBOOT
     
    Optionally, update sdl (recommended)
    git clone https://github.com/SDL-mirror/SDL.git cd SDL mkdir build cd build cmake ../ make -j6 sudo make install REBOOT
     
    Only thing that works ok with it is supertuxkart, to install it.
    sudo apt install supertuxkart
     
    Panfrost - Linux games working from repo
    SuperTuxKart - Works well
    ExtremeTuxRacer - lots of glitches
    AssaultCube - lots of glitches
     
    Instructions by Salvador Liébana & NicoD
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    NicoD got a reaction from manuti in Is anyone Using a RK3399 SBC like the Nanopi M4 as a Desktop System   
    Hi. I use the NanoPi M4V2 as main desktop. Works great with the default kernel and the media script from jmcc.
    Video playback for youtube is 1080p 30fps or 720p60fps. While video files up to 4k can be watched. 

    In mainline we're working on getting good video playback. Now that only works in default kernel, but GPU drivers now work in mainline.

    I've got many other sbc's. None that is this powerful, has such good software, and great I/O with the PCIe gpio's.
    Greetings.
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    NicoD reacted to martinayotte in NanoPi M4 Mainline wifi not working   
    Most probably NetworkManager issue again and again ... Try to disable it and do "old school" /etc/network/interface config, I bet it will work ...
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    NicoD reacted to amirul in Build Armbian with Panfrost   
    Magicsee N6 Max rk3399
    Armbian_19.11.4_Arm-64_bionic_dev_5.5.0-rc2_desktop_20191228 with rk3399-rock-pi-4.dtb tweaked to cpuspeed 1.70 & 2.01 GHz
    Boots to desktop , usable with some artifacts - will test again upon kernel update
     
    Thanks balbes & NicoD
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in The list of models that are running Armbian (Amlogic, Rockchip, Allwinner etc)   
    Starting from version 19.11.4, armbian TV supports Tanix TX6 with Allwinner H6 processor, 3Gb RAM, USB 3.0, LAN 100Mb, mali T720.
    Given that Panfrost has added support for the mali T720 (which is used in this model), it is a promising enough model to use.
    There are already Libreelec and Armbian for this TV box model.  
     
    + Eachlink H6 (Allwinner H6)   Hurry up to buy these models before the sellers learned about this possibility and raised the price ....    
     
     
     
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    NicoD reacted to aaditya in [Rock Pi 4] USB storage is flaky on USB 3 OTG port   
    A workaround/fix for this is to edit the dts and set USB3_0 to 'host' instead of 'otg'.
     
    Found here.
     
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S905X3   
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW   
    The answer to @NicoD question. The latest universal images include all the necessary files to enable color correction on g12. Additionally, I downloaded the patch files to run from the SD card and from USB media.
     
    https://yadi.sk/d/34zrTk5iEsfqhg
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    NicoD got a reaction from balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S905X3   
    I've included the files to make the color look correct as attachment to this message. Just unpack and copy to the boot partition. 

    @balbes150 I couldn't find them in your downloads either. I still had them on an SBC.

    ------------------------------------

    Here my review video about the X96Air. Not my best work. I rushed it a bit too much and forgot to mention many things. Like the boot.ini files to adjust the wrong color. I also couldn't make my PS3 controller to work in Android. I forgot to mention the transfer speeds.... 
    X96Air ------ | Clock S/C | B/C | Blender | 7z S/C | 7Z B/C | glxgears | CPUMiner | SBCBench Armbian Buster 1.91Ghz 37m36s 1775 7.1 http://ix.io/2481 Armbian Bionic 1.91Ghz 42m07 1739 6.5 http://ix.io/2490 Temperatures ------------ Idle 55C 86C maxed out after +30 minutes. No throttling. Transfer speeds --------------- Armbian Buster 5.4.1 On-Board sd-card reader read : 20MB/s write : 17MB/s SSD over USB3 read : 378.7MB/s write : 290.7MB/s Armbian Bionic 5.4.1 On-Board sd-card reader read : 23MB/s SSD over USB3 read : 402.8MB/s write : 365.8MB/s  
    boot.S905X3.7z
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    NicoD got a reaction from manuti in My most useful Linux terminal commands for Ubuntu/Debian   
    Hi all. For a new video I've made a list with my most used/useful terminal commands.
    Please let me know what I've missed, or which commands you use most.
     
    Useful Linux commands for Ubuntu/Debian --------------------------------------- Update/Install -------------- sudo apt update Update repolists sudo apt upgrade Upgrade system/programs sudo apt autoremove Remove obsolete programs sudo apt install programName Install program sudo apt remove programName Remove program sudo aptitude install When having issue's with apt, aptitude can help to solve this sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade Update and upgrade together/You can run multiple commands with && sudo dpkg -i packageName.deb Install .deb file Root user --------- sudo passwd Change root password su Super User/Enter root user Debug/Monitor ------------- dmesg Shows debug messages uname -a Shows basic system information env Shows the environment information htop Hardware monitor Switch terminal --------------- ctrl + ALT + F4 (F1 - F6) Open new terminal 4 ctrl + ALT + F1 Go back to terminal 1 ctrl + ALT + F7 Go back to desktop Reboot/Shutdown --------------- sudo reboot Reboot sudo shutdown now Shutdown CPU Tools --------- cpufreq-set -g performance Set governor to performance cpufreq-set -u 2Ghz Set max frequency for all cores cpufreq-set -c 0-1 -u 1.8Ghz Set max frequency for specific cores lscpu | grep MHz Show cpu frequency taskset -c 3 programName Use a specific core for an application Files/Directories ----------------- nano /home/fileToRemove.txt Create a txt file with Nano. You could use any other texteditor. touch filename Create an empty file, no matter what kind cat /home/fileToRemove.txt Shows the content of a file cp /home/fileToRemove.txt /home/copy.txt Copy file find /home/ -iname "*.txt" Search files that end with .txt comm /home/fileToRemove.txt /home/copy.txt Compare files rm /home/fileToRemove.txt Remove file mv /home/copy.txt ~/Documents/ Move file mkdir /home/directoryToGoTo/ Create directory cd /home/directoryToGoTo/ Go to directory ls List directory ls -l Gives more information about every file/directory ls -l filename.txt Gives file information pwd Show current working directory cd .. Go to the above directory rmdir /home/directoryToGoTo/ Remove directory wget http://www.website.com/file.txt Download file Zip/Tar/GunZip -------------- zip myzip file1 file2 file3 Create zip file unzip myzip.zip Unzip file tar xvf filename.tar gunzip filename_tar.gz Mount drives/USB Devices ------------ lsusb List USB devices lsblb List attached drives mount /mount/mountedDisk /dev/sda2 Mount drive sudo chmod -R 777 /mount/mountedDisk Give user read/write permissions df -a List all filesystems Swap file/ZRam -------------- sudo apt install zram-config Install zram script sudo fallocate -l 8G /swapfile Allocate 8GB for swapfile sudo chmod 600 /swapfile Give the correct rights for the swapfile sudo mkswap /swapfile Make it a swapfile sudo swapon /swapfile Turn on the swapfile sudo nano /etc/fstab Open fstab and add the line ... |_ /swapfile swap swap defaults 0 0 Wifi ---- sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces and write: auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-ssid {ssid} wpa-psk {password} OR nmcli device wifi rescan Scan for available wifi networks nmcli device wifi list Show available wifi networks nmcli device wifi connect SSID-Name password wireless-password Connect wifi ip a Show ip ifconfig iwconfig Change Keyboard Layout ---------------------- sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration Set keyboard layout Add display resolution ---------------------- cvt 2560 1440 60 Select the display resolution you want # 2560x1440 59.96 Hz (CVT 3.69M9) hsync: 89.52 kHz; pclk: 312.25 MHz Modeline "2560x1440_60.00" 312.25 2560 2752 3024 3488 1440 1443 1448 1493 -hsync +vsync xrandr --newmode "2560x1440_60.00" 312.25 2560 2752 3024 3488 1440 1443 1448 1493 -hsync +vsync Add resolution, everything after Modeline from cvt is copied after newmode xrandr --addmode HDMI-1 2560x1440_60.00 Add the new resolution to your display xrandr --newmode "2560x1440_60.00" 312.25 2560 2752 3024 3488 1440 1443 1448 1493 -hsync +vsync && xrandr --addmode HDMI-1 2560x1440_60.00 Others ------ reset Clear terminal shift + page up Scroll up shift + page down Scroll down tab Autocomplete ctrl + c Quit for many programs date Show date/time cal Show calender Funny commands -------------- sl First need to install "sudo apt install sl", then try it out. It's great :) sl -alF cmatrix fortune/fortune-mod cowsay figlet toilet ponysay inxi cat /dev/urandom :(){ :|:& };: Endless loop (useful to test CPU maximized temperatures) Armbian ------- sudo armbianmonitor -m sudo armbian-config change cpu settings sudo nano /etc/default/cpufrequtils Made by NicoD  
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    NicoD reacted to Igor in My most useful Linux terminal commands for Ubuntu/Debian   
    This website might be useful in this context: https://linuxjourney.com/