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  1. @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
  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
  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. S
  6. 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 syst
  7. 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.
  8. 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 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.
  10. "h3consumption -e" relates to internal GbE of the board as defined in FEX, not external USB adapter.
  11. Updates/upgrades usually run without a hitch. Best practice is to always clone/backup your current system before doing any changes. Good luck.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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