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  1. rodolfo

    improve XFCE experience

    @Tido I've been using Linux desktops on a vast number of physical and virtual systems from enterprise to dinky toys, standardizing on plain Debian and LXDE for robust and stable systems. The LXDE-desktop uses even less ressources than XFCE and is particularly suited for small boards. The choice of desktop ( XFCE ) and Ubuntu bloat are somewhat contrary to the idea of Armbian as a lean and robust distribution. If your seriously interested in Linux desktops opt for the real thing and set up a lightning fast LXDE desktop based on Debian stable. In combination with x2go terminal server you'll experience a vastly superior and universal desktop world. Enjoy !
  2. El cheapo dongles are a mixed bag. You get what you pay for. Vendor info is largely missing or plain bull. Some work, some do not. Stick with the ones that work.
  3. @twinclouds Using the same subnet will most likely cause routing problems. You could use network-manager ( nmtui ) - check documentation - to setup your type of use case.
  4. Hi twinclouds, Try https://forum.armbian.com/index.php?/topic/1237-opi-one-wireless-success/
  5. Hi sniffyjaay, SBCs are not really the right choice for the "Standard things" ( kind of a WIN-$ type desktop with office, multimedia and some python stuff ) you'd like to run on them. A decent desktop experience depends on snappy processing, fast storage, networking, quality display and keyboard/pointerdevice. As the common web experience goes up in sheer bloat smoke, SBCs are just overwhelmed with all the nonproductive bull. A cheap used laptop upgraded with SSD and an ultrafast LXDE-Debian, MACOS or WIN desktop is hard to match when trying to mimick it by turbo-charging an SBC. SBCs are just wonderful gadgets when their strenghts are used. Desktop use stresses their weaknesses. I personally employ them successfully as thin clients and remote desktop servers ( think visualizing IOT ) but mostly use them as specialiced servers, routers, secure cloud etc... Use cases like POS, simple kiosk solutions, low energy stuff all profit from SBC designs, but not the data-gathering slavery tools of big data abusers. Best of luck.
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    Upgrade Debian to Ubuntu? What to Backup?

    Debian and Ubuntu are two entirely different distributions. While Debian is the foundation for free software and bound to stricter rules, Ubuntu is a commercialized spin-off prone to vendor lock-in and possibly abuse of free software. If you'd like to change to Ubuntu, my advice would be to start with a current download, for an upgrade to Debian stretch ( currently in testing, probably stable by the end of june ) you can follow Debian instructions for update/dist-upgrade. In any case image your existing installation so you can later mount it to recover settings etc. for your new system. Good luck. Personally I'd advise you to stay with Debian and avoid the bloat created by the offshot Ubuntu.
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    Accessing Net attached storage (NAS)

    You are lucky to have found Armbian and get a tip from the wizard @Igor. The vendors of OrangePi simply refuse and/or are unable to provide any working software other than some quickly thrown together junks of hastily copied malware. Follow the tip and contribute to Armbian if you like the results. Best of luck.
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    Which Orange Pi has 1GB network speed?

    There's no USB3 as @Igor mentioned. For a tested working solution with a USB3-LAN-dongle on USB2-port plus on-board GLAN see https://forum.armbian.com/index.php?/topic/3576-nanopi-neo-2/&page=2#comment-30231 LAN-speed will be limited by USB2 ( 480mbps ) to about 330mbps
  9. 5V GPIO pins on OPI LITE are directly connected to 5V power in socket and also to USB 5V without protection. I've even been back-feeding power through one of the USB-ports. You can probably safely draw some <1000mA powering your sensors ( not actuators....) from the GPIO-pins, just make sure to use a decent power supply for the board. Best of luck.
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    debian live-boot with armbian

    Sounds great - please share
  11. "h3consumption -e" relates to internal GbE of the board as defined in FEX, not external USB adapter.
  12. Updates/upgrades usually run without a hitch. Best practice is to always clone/backup your current system before doing any changes. Good luck.
  13. rodolfo

    preview Nanopi Neo 2

    I just did a short upgrade/update/reboot on the NEO2 boards to make sure they run the latest builds and then did some short test with requested output Hope this helps. Have a nice day.
  14. rodolfo

    preview Nanopi Neo 2

    I'm just testing NANOPI NEO2 use as firewall/jumpstation. Network performance of Nanopi Neo2 with latest nightly Armbian is very pleasing. Testing setup : - NEO2, SDcard SANDISK 8Gb/Class10, RT8188EU Wifi-Dongle on USB-port, powered via MicroUSB from 5v/3A IKEA charger - NEO2, SDcard SANDISK 8Gb/Class10, RT8153 GLAN-Dongle on USB-port, powered via 5V/GND UART-connector from 5v/3A IKEA charger - Direct GLAN-link between NEOs - Uplink to EXTERNAL GLAN via rt8153 - Uplink to WLAN Router via RT8188EU . Results : Direct link NEO2 to NEO2 via onboard RJ45 ( simulating 10 concurrent connections on GLAN ). Uplink NEO2 via RT8153 USB-LAN Adapter ( simulating 10 concurrent connections on Uplink GLAN ). Uplink NEO2 via ( ultracheap ) RT8188EU USB-WiFi Adapter ( simulating 10 concurrent connections on Uplink WLAN in noisy 2.4Ghz mess ). No optimizations were done, just stock Armbian from nightly build. Power consumption idled at 300mA and reached 500mA (dual LAN) and 600mA (LAN+WiFi, but mainly due to silly microUSB power ) during full blast data transfers. Simple heatsinks ( 14x14 mm, not the original monsters with the silicon 'heating pad' ) were used on both boards to keep temperatures below 70. I am very pleased with the results, especially the combination of onboard GLAN ( private network ) and USB-LAN dongle ( external uplink, WAN ). With some simple firewall rules you've got a mighty little firewall/jumpstation. Next will be the addition of low-power fast msata-SSDs via USB headers for a tiny luxury NAS. Keep up the fun ! Update : Same old story but battery-buffered ( homebrew dual-18650 LIPO pass-through charging ...) Stable operation while plugging/unplugging during data transfers. More fun to come.....
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    Data loss when unplug power

    Did you sync the data written and do proper shutdown before unplugging ? Unplugging without powering down is just like shooting your tyres to stop a car