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  1. Pine64 announced today that they would sell some from June on.
  2. Nope, I do like Debian, but the laptop I got is very specific (Asus) and it looks like the only supported distros are Arch based. Thanks a lot @hexdumpfor this detailed workaround. I could go the arm laptop/chromebook route, of course. Most of my use will be web surfing and using my x86 Linux laptop through vnc, so I don't need a powerful laptop. I tried to buy the PineBook Pro a long time ago, at the very worst moment (just when it disappeared from the store in fact). It never came back.
  3. I got the laptop yesterday, and it's way too specific to install Armbian on it (Asus). So I'll go with Manjaro on this one. But... I think I will have to buy a laptop for home in the coming months, so if I don't go the arm way (Lenovo ThinkPad anyone?), I would love to have my daily driver laptop running Armbian.
  4. Got it. So I could totally install another distro with Grub, and then switch to Armbian. 🤔 interesting.
  5. Ok, thanks. That won't work for me as I have to keep Windows working, and it's a laptop with no more room for any other disk. But if I can afford another laptop, I will run only Armbian on it.
  6. Hi there, I have too many SBCs running Armbian with very recent kernels (even two Raspberry Pi 3B), and I love the consistency of my herd. I will change job next month, and I will at last be able to have a Linux machine as my daily driver... The thing is, I will need Windows too for video editing so that I need to keep it available when needed. I was thinking of Manjaro or Linux Mint for the freshness of their kernels (as the laptop hardware is pretty recent), but I gave a try yesterday at Armbian on x86_64, and it went almost well. I did not go as well as @NicoD's attempt in his latest video, but it is encouraging anyhow. So... Is there anything like "write to NAND" for X86? How could one have a multiboot with Armbian? Thanks.
  7. What about hardware encoding with mainline? Is it possible now?
  8. I do love the XU4, but it only sports 2GB of RAM.
  9. Today, I discovered the Compulab Utilite Pro which is up to 4GB ram, but only Cortex A9 and no real sturdy storage solution. I also found the AM5718 SBC which seems to have almost everything on the paper (Texas Instruments Sitara AM5728 dual-core ARM Cortex-A15, 1.5GHz NEON SIMD and VFPv4mm, Sata, 4GB Ram). Yes, only two cores, bummer! And one can't buy it just like that, there is no store whatsoever. From the same vendor, there is also the SBC-iMX6 with NXP (Freescale) i.MX6 Plus quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, 1GHz NEON SIMD and VFPv3, up to 4GB of RAM and Sata. Yes, only Cortex-A9, and no way to easily buy it either. But that's a good candidate anyway (until I get the real price I suppose).
  10. Instead of an A17 or A9 Cortex, there also is A15, like the Jetson TK1. Sata, quad core, but only 2GB of ram. I will keep on searching.
  11. gounthar

    NanoPi R4S

    Did you check the power supply, the cable and the SDCard?
  12. Thank you, I'm already using one as my `aarch64` gitlab runner.
  13. The kernel got correctly updated tonight. Welcome to Armbian 22.02.1 Focal with bleeding edge Linux 5.16.10-bcm2711 Docker now works. Thanks a lot for your work.
  14. You're right. It's supposed to go on a mainboard with various interfaces, but there is no USB-3 nor mSata nor M.2. Juste mPCIE for LTE modules.
  15. Thanks. I already have one, with the "gaming console" cover, but it's only sporting 2GB of RAM. We can connect a USB disk drive, but I would also have preferred sata or M.2. It looks like there exists a version of the RK3288 SoM with 4GB there, but I don't know yet about the storage.
  16. Hi there, Yesterday, I asked this question on Twitter, but did not get lots of answers. I know I could get an aarch64 workstation, run a 64 bits kernel on it and a 32 bits userspace on top of it, but where is the fun? One year ago or so, I built an armv7 Docker image for me, and I realized only this week that it had been downloaded more than 2 million times. What a pleasant surprise. I launched the build once again to get everything updated, but I discovered the armv7 CI/CD services I used to run my builds on were ... gone. I then switched back to my Orange Pi Zero "farm" to get the images built, but it takes ages, and you know how reliable the SDCards are. So... I was wondering if I could get a beefy armv7 machine before they all become history. I thought of the SolidRun ClearFog (2 A9 cores, 1GB/8GB eMMC, M.2) and HummingBoard Edge (4 A9 cores, 2GB/8GB eMMC, M.2) platforms, but 2 cores isn't much, and 1GB isn't much either. I then thought of the A17 Cortex which came later on, but there aren't many implementations, apart from the RK3288 (from 2014). I have not yet found a RK3288-based board/workstation that looks sturdy enough to be used as a CI/CD runner except this one. Edward Vielmetti told me about the A17 Cortex MediaTek MT6595, but hasn't found any SBC using it. There are also a few Chromebooks with 4GB/16GB eMMC, but I don't want to go that route. So... Would any of you know of an armv7 A9/A17 Cortex board/workstation/server/whatever with sturdy storage, 4 cores or more, 2GB or more of memory? I can't afford a Ampere eMag and use a 32 bits userspace, and I'm trying to buya 2nd hand SolidRun HoneyComb, but it's also a 64 bits machine. Thanks!
  17. I think I have my answer, as the kernels are not freezed, they are updated. When it works.
  18. Thank you so much. When that will work for me, I will try with overlay2. Will a armbian-config/System/Firmware be enough to get the corrected kernel, or should I reinstall the complete image? Armbian monitor
  19. Hi there, I needed an aarch64 gitlab-runner asap, so I got rid of HyprioOs (32 bits) and installed Armbian on my Raspberry Pi 3B. I would have loved to stay with Debian, but went with Ubuntu Focal (as it was the smallest install available). I have a problem with Docker and `overlay2`. Would anyone know if there is anything I can do on my side to get it to work? I mean, if that does not imply rebuilding a specific image for me, as I don't have the hardware to do so. Thanks in advance.
  20. Now that @Heisathhas explained most of them, I'm almost ok. Thanks anyway.
  21. Thank you Werner. I will try on a supported version of Armbian with another Zero and see what I get.
  22. Hello there, I have an Orange Pi Zero running Armbian 22.02.0-trunk.0003 Bullseye with Linux 5.10.89-sunxi. I have followed this thread about H3 and SPI, but it does not work for me. I have checked the right (?) options in armbian-config, added spi0-spidev in armbianEnv.txt. Here is my armbianEnv.txt: verbosity=1 bootlogo=false console=serial disp_mode=1920x1080p60 overlay_prefix=sun8i-h3 overlays=i2c0 pwm spi-add-cs1 spi-jedec-nor spi-spidev usbhost2 usbhost3 spi0-spidev rootdev=UUID=1244dc6c-1888-4768-9cbd-922ca4cc3436 rootfstype=ext4 usbstoragequirks=0x2537:0x1066:u,0x2537:0x1068:u I don't have any spi subfolder in /dev. I'm almost sure I have forgotten something really trivial, but I can't see what for the time being. Can anyone point me the obvious mistake I made? Thanks.
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