NicoD

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    NicoD got a reaction from guidol in Real time operating system   
    I was thinking exactly the same question. Why do you bother and waste your time here if you don't like Armbian?
    Lately I've red few complaints of people who have "many years of experience". But they don't want to bother reading and learning new skills. 
    Experience is not the same as knowledge
    As knowledge is not the same as experience

    With experience you can have gained knowledge about much but not being specialized at one thing, or know a lot about a small section of the industry and be blind to all other.

    Thousands of people happily use Armbian on their devices and for 99% of the usecases everything is fine. The other 1% we try to help here. 

    I've made tons of informative videos about SBCs. I show how to do all the basic stuff, and some more advanced things. 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpv7NFr0-9AB5xoklh3Snhg/search?query=armbian
    The forum also has the Reviews, Tutorials and Hacks section where almost everything you could want to learn about Armbian is explained.
    https://forum.armbian.com/forum/40-reviews-tutorials-hardware-hacks/
    Then there is Armbian Docs also full of information.
    https://docs.armbian.com/

    All these things have cost us time, and so also money. We are here to serve. And then you say our work is "garbage".
    Sorry, but I do not take that lightly.

    You can't teach someone who is convinced to know it all. Greetings.
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    NicoD reacted to indianajones in Real time operating system   
    NicoD, your YouTube videos are why I chose Armbian.  I think the Armbian tools are awesome, and I'm grateful to those who created and maintain it.
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    NicoD got a reaction from gounthar in OrangePi Zero2 - Allwinner H616   
    You've been brave, but surrender, never
    A bit a pity there's not more interest in this board. And I've not seen any other H616 SBCs coming. 
    Their Orange(Armbian) images do seem ok. I wonder if we could not learn anything from their script/builds.
    https://github.com/orangepi-xunlong/OrangePi_Build
    They've copied Armbian, maybe Armbian should copy them now  
    I don't know. Maybe this one should be a pass. Is the effort supporting it worth it? Tho the board is good for some use cases. 
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in OrangePi Zero2 - Allwinner H616   
    There has been an attempt to do that: https://github.com/armbian/build/pull/2620
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    NicoD got a reaction from XFer012 in OrangePi Zero2 - Allwinner H616   
    You've been brave, but surrender, never
    A bit a pity there's not more interest in this board. And I've not seen any other H616 SBCs coming. 
    Their Orange(Armbian) images do seem ok. I wonder if we could not learn anything from their script/builds.
    https://github.com/orangepi-xunlong/OrangePi_Build
    They've copied Armbian, maybe Armbian should copy them now  
    I don't know. Maybe this one should be a pass. Is the effort supporting it worth it? Tho the board is good for some use cases. 
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    NicoD reacted to piter75 in Nanopi M4 V2 power issue   
    Something similar to this hat most probably ;-)
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33029451117.html
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in Nanopi M4 V2 power issue   
    It begins at the far end of the USB. Pin 39/40 are next the USB.
    When you use these jumper wires it is best to power with 2 power wires and 1 GND. So pins 2 and 4 you power with 5V. And pin 6 ground.
    The M4V2 can consume up to 2A. Many jumper wires are not made for such high load. So dividing it over 2 wires makes sure there's no too much resistance.
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    NicoD got a reaction from lanefu in Video : Running Debian Buster on the Odroid Go Super and review of the hardware   
    Hi all.
    I recently bought the Odroid Go Super. It is a great handheld for emulation gaming. But that isn't the main reason why I bought it.
    It can also run Linux, tho not Armbian.
    In this video I show how I use Debian Buster from Meveric on the Odroid Go Super and I also review the hardware. Greetings.
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from gounthar in Video : Running Debian Buster on the Odroid Go Super and review of the hardware   
    Hi all.
    I recently bought the Odroid Go Super. It is a great handheld for emulation gaming. But that isn't the main reason why I bought it.
    It can also run Linux, tho not Armbian.
    In this video I show how I use Debian Buster from Meveric on the Odroid Go Super and I also review the hardware. Greetings.
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from gounthar in Station P2 looking good   
    Here a YT video about the new Station P2. 

    I love the design. SATA and NVMe now fit in the case. A bit more usb is great. Dual Gbit ethernet, wifi 6 and up to 8GB ram. RK3568.
    I hope they'll also make an rk3588 model.I like their metal cases a lot.
     
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in Station P2 looking good   
    I would take one
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in Bleeding Edge: dev branch renamed   
    Quite a while ago developers decided to rename the dev branch to edge to reflect its purpose better: https://armbian.atlassian.net/browse/AR-233
     
    This now finally happened. Our documentation has been adjusted as well. For details feel free to check these commits:
     
    https://github.com/armbian/documentation/commit/6c9985c9f5a0f593ab2593eb8054b6c658445d25
    https://github.com/armbian/build/commit/0cdffb29b07305209efb12cf3b5ac6032d3a1153
     
    For those who do automated and/or scripted building take note to adjust it accordingly.
     
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    NicoD reacted to lanefu in Rockchip RK3566   
    Wow rollin the dice.  Im optimistic on their behalf and won't make any passive comments about the Rock64
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    NicoD got a reaction from TRS-80 in Support of Raspberry Pi   
    You are free to think and believe what you want. As is Armbian free to use or not to use if you don't want to.
    There are very good reasons why Armbian does not support Raspberry Pi. There is software available for RPis, so the need for Armbian isn't big.
    RPi isn't open source as the other supported SBCs.(ThreadX) 
    The installed OS does not control the board. There are things happening without anyone knowing what and why.

    RPi can be used for some goals. But it is too buggy to support. Undervoltages, overheating, not showing true details...

    And as you say yourself, Armbian is a "community". Not a cult. We have community members, not leaders. I even think the person you talk about hasn't had anything to do with armbian for a long time. And even if I would not agree with that person. I defend his right to talk the way he feels like. 
    Not everyone is always as gentle in how they talk. We are all adults, and I think we should be able to handle that. 
    Go look at RPi fora and let me know what kind of talk you find their. Even having a light discussion isn't possible their. 
    Greetings.
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    Update to version 20210319. Using kernel 5.10.24. Added support for Firefly-rk3399 in station-p1 images (for proper operation, you need to configure DTB in extlinux.conf). With the correct DTB setup, the HDMI audio LAN WiFi BT works in kernel 5.10. In kernel 4.4 worck remote control and analog sound. 
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    NicoD got a reaction from gounthar in Not enough memory to compile on OrangePi Zero   
    You can create a swap file for this.
    If you're using an sd-card then it will be very slow, but it will work. You can use zram and swap files together. It will first use zram, then swap file.
    Here is how to create a swapfile. This is for 8GB, if you only need 1GB then use 1GB. When done just reverse the commands and delete /swapfile (sudo rm /swapfile)
    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  
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    NicoD got a reaction from TRS-80 in First Panfrost enabled desktop builds   
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Review videos : NVIDIA Jetson Nano   
    Good news. You can now use the main core to run on Jetson Nano. I have already added the necessary data to the build system and you can build an image for Jetson Nano using the official sources of the main core.
     
     
    U-Boot 2020.04-g6b630d64fd (Feb 19 2021 - 08:37:46 -0800) SoC: tegra210 Model: NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit Board: NVIDIA P3450-0000 DRAM: 4 GiB MMC: sdhci@700b0000: 1, sdhci@700b0600: 0 Loading Environment from SPI Flash... SF: Detected mx25u3235f with page size 256 Bytes, erase size 4 KiB, total 4 MiB *** Warning - bad CRC, using default environment In: serial Out: serial Err: serial Net: No ethernet found. Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0 switch to partitions #0, OK mmc1 is current device Scanning mmc 1:1... Found /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf Retrieving file: /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf 338 bytes read in 22 ms (14.6 KiB/s) 1: Armbian Retrieving file: /boot/uInitrd 11330177 bytes read in 512 ms (21.1 MiB/s) Retrieving file: /boot/Image 31306240 bytes read in 1364 ms (21.9 MiB/s) append: root=UUID=de820d8a-ca8e-4b1a-8e96-ce586b2422f3 console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 rootflags=data=writeback rw no_console_suspend consoleblank=0 fsck.fix=yes fsck.repair=yes net.ifnames=0 bootsplash.bootfile=bootsplash.armbian Retrieving file: /boot/dtb/nvidia/tegra210-p3450-0000.dtb 42868 bytes read in 33 ms (1.2 MiB/s) ## Loading init Ramdisk from Legacy Image at 83200000 ... Image Name: uInitrd Image Type: AArch64 Linux RAMDisk Image (gzip compressed) Data Size: 11330113 Bytes = 10.8 MiB Load Address: 00000000 Entry Point: 00000000 Verifying Checksum ... OK ## Flattened Device Tree blob at 83000000 Booting using the fdt blob at 0x83000000 Using Device Tree in place at 0000000083000000, end 000000008300d773 copying carveout for /host1x@50000000/dc@54200000... copying carveout for /host1x@50000000/dc@54240000... Can't set DT prop /bpmp/carveout-start: FDT_ERR_BADOFFSET Starting kernel ... [ 0.000000] Booting Linux on physical CPU 0x0000000000 [0x411fd071] [ 0.000000] Linux version 5.10.22-jetson-nano (root@vbox) (aarch64-linux-gnu-gcc (GNU Toolchain for the A-profile Architecture 8.3-2019.03 (arm-rel-8.36)) 8.3.0, GNU ld (GNU Toolchain for the A-profile Architecture 8.3-2019.03 (arm-re1 [ 0.000000] Machine model: NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit [ 0.000000] efi: UEFI not found. [ 68.257514] systemd[1]: Starting Create System Users... [ 68.270413] systemd[1]: Mounted Kernel Configuration File System. jetson-nano login: root (automatic login) _ _ _ _ | | ___| |_ ___ ___ _ __ | \ | | __ _ _ __ ___ _ | |/ _ \ __/ __|/ _ \| '_ \ | \| |/ _` | '_ \ / _ \ | |_| | __/ |_\__ \ (_) | | | | | |\ | (_| | | | | (_) | \___/ \___|\__|___/\___/|_| |_| |_| \_|\__,_|_| |_|\___/ Welcome to Armbian 21.05.0-trunk Focal with Linux 5.10.22-jetson-nano No end-user support: built from trunk System load: 74% Up time: 1 min Memory usage: 6% of 3.80G IP: Usage of /: 28% of 15G [ General system configuration (beta): armbian-config ] Last login: Wed Mar 10 08:41:35 UTC 2021 on tty1 New to Armbian? Documentation: https://docs.armbian.com Support: https://forum.armbian.com New root password: ****** Repeat password: ****** Choose default system command shell: 1) bash 2) zsh Shell: BASH Creating a new user account. Press <Ctrl-C> to abort Desktop environment will not be enabled if you abort the new user creation Please provide a username (eg. your forename): user Create password: ****** Repeat password: ****** Please provide your real name: User Dear User, your account user has been created and is sudo enabled. Please use this account for your daily work from now on. Now starting desktop environment...  
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    NicoD got a reaction from Igor in First Panfrost enabled desktop builds   
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    NicoD got a reaction from gounthar in First Panfrost enabled desktop builds   
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in First Panfrost enabled desktop builds   
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    NicoD reacted to Igor in First Panfrost enabled desktop builds   
    Cinnamon is more on the conservative side. For elderly people  (that DE is my daily driver). Budgie for visually impaired since there are large icons OOB. Best looking is DDE, which is sadly not in a good enough state to be shipped ...
     
     
    Looked better is subjective. I can agree their UI is well polished. After all this is all what most of the distros do - polish their appearance to sell. But I don't like Saint Patrick's day 356 days in a year  Also whenever I tried how is Manjaro doing, it doesn't boot or doesn't survive first run. Ofc I don't try it on mainstream devices which might even work to some degree with a kernel from the trunk.
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in First Panfrost enabled desktop builds   
    Great news. I guess it is decided for me what'll be my next video. I just finished a video about Manjaro on RPi4. Many people choose that just because it looked better out of the box.
    Good I just bought a bunch of sd-cards.
    I never tried Cinnamon and Budgie to my knowledge. I'm curious.
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    NicoD got a reaction from TRS-80 in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    Here's the video.
    Thank you @balbes150 for the images and @JMCCfor the media script.
    Now I can start with something else
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    NicoD reacted to Igor in First Panfrost enabled desktop builds   
    After several months of development, we finally bring desktop development to the daily driver state. Our desktop builds follow KISS philosophy. They are build around proven technology, we are not touching things that are done well. Just fixing things here and there and removing most / hopefully all bloatware that is added upstream. We are preparing a wide selection of desktop variants
     
     
    while we will officially only support a few of them but anyone is welcome to join and tweak / support its desktop of choice. We will support you in best possible manner! And this way things starts the voyage to become officially supported one day. Only if you join. We can't take more load.
     
            

    We support XFCE since early days and that will remain primary desktop since it represent a best combination between functionality, speed and beauty. Second desktop, which we are adding now is Gnome because its clean and most stable among advanced / bulky desktops. It can ran fairly smooth as low as on Allwinner H5 / 1Gb memory, while it runs very well on some RK3399 hardware. In both cases it uses open source 3D acceleration - Lima and Panfrost. New desktop option will be added gradually, but for now:

    Orange pi 4: Budgie, Gnome, Cinnamon, Gnome, Mate
    https://www.armbian.com/orange-pi-4/
     
    Pinebook PRO: Gnome
    https://www.armbian.com/pinebook-pro/
     
    Nanopi T4: Budgie, Gnome, Cinnamon, Gnome, Mate
    https://www.armbian.com/nanopc-t4/
     
    Nanopi M4V2: Budgie, Gnome, Cinnamon, Gnome, Mate
    https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-m4-v2/
     
    What about others?

    - ASAP. Those are semi manual builds, some are manually tested and it takes a lot of time. On top of that we are having some infrastructure troubles ATM ...
    - we still need to fix few minor bugs, before we put on stamp as "supported" even those builds are IMO generally in a better shape then other images on the market
    - you can help by testing and enabling specific builds by sending a PR to this file. https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/master/config/targets.conf It will help to get things up faster.