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  1. Okay, so ultimately I discovered that XFCE can be configured to auto-start x11vnc and the procedure is described here, although the /boot/config.txt doesn't exist on my OPiLite in which comment out hdmi_force_hotplug=1. the downside to this approach is the service doesn't automatically restart if it fails, which it seems prone to quite often. The answer to this is I believe to follow the advice in the following link: Comments welcome...
  2. Thanks Igor. I think I worked out that I don't appear to have nodm but that lightdm is handling the autologin. I thin my next step is to find /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf to see if i can edit this file to disable the autologin. Alternatively, I may use X11 to control the console session rather than the using aforementioned RDP session solution. I tried installing TightVNC on the Opi Lite, which worked, but I still couldn't connect to the console session, only an additional session.
  3. Hi, is anyone able to help on my question above - I can't imagine it's that difficult for an experienced Linux person. I found advice regarding the contents of the nodm file in but I don't seem to have the file in /etc/default/nodm and if I do sudo find / -name nodm nothing is found. Am I right in believe nodm is installed ans used for the autologon to the GUI in the Armbian_5.75_Orangepilite_Ubuntu_bionic_next_4.19.20 installation? Thanks
  4. Hi, Following advice regarding the Ubunto 18.04 issue where RDP throws you back to the login window if an account is already logged into the console, I'd like to disable autologon to the GUI on my Armbian_5.75_Orangepilite_Ubuntu_bionic_next_4.19.20 installation. I've looked up a couple of similar questions on this issue on the forum already but I think the others describe disabling the GUI altogether, which I don't want to do. Is it just a case of setting the variable NODM_USER in /etc/default/nodm to equal nothing or 0 or something else? Thanks!
  5. Hi, Do I have to create a Default Custom Command line under Preferences/Advanced in Xarchiver to allow zip files to be extracted with SU level access or is there a way within the desktop GUI to launch Xarchiver with SU level access? I want to extract a .NET binary archive to /user/local/bin, which needs SU write access. I realise I could use the command line for this but I like working with the desktop GUI. Thanks
  6. Apologies for this noob question but I am still new to Ubunto. If a piece of software is currently available as a binary archive only and the accompanying installation advises unzipping it to "a folder" and running the software from this place I presume this is not really advisable, as would be the same in the Windows world. In which case, should I install the software in, say, /usr/share and run it from there or is it okay to just unzip it and run it out of the /home/[username]/ directory? Thanks!
  7. Ah, looks like others looked into the same functionality already as I just found this post from 25th April 2018: Orange PI PC - How to use GPIO for push buttons : Tutorial
  8. Hi, I guess this question depends on knowing the OPi Lite hardware reset button capabilities before being able to answer the following question. but here goes: Does anyone know if the OPi Lite button can be scripted/coded to not only execute a shutdown or reboot command but to do both? So, say, a single short press would gracefully reboot the OS while a long press (hold for, say, 4 seconds) would perform a shutdown? Thanks!
  9. Ah I see - that's very useful to know. Thanks very much, Igor. I will us Bionic 4.19.y in that case as video acceleration isn't a requirement for me.
  10. Hi, I have an Orange PI Lite on to which I'd like to install the latest Armbian release. I had Armbian Xenial installed on the Pi Lite quite some time ago for test purposes and put it to one side while I got hardware for my Pi Lite set up for its intended use. I wiped the SD card and I was ready to download, install and set up the latest Armbian Xenial on my Orange Pi Lite when I notice the sub-heading "desktop legacy kernel 3.4.y". I'm not sure if this description appeared previously but my question is does this mean that this version, i.e. "Armbian Xenial desktop legacy kernel 3.4.y", although currently supported is no longer being updated and will therefore reach EOL within the foreseeable future? I'd like whatever version of Armbian will give me the most mileage in terms of time before I may have to consider migrating the OS to a different edition, version, etc. so checking before I go ahead with Armbian Xenial. Thanks!
  11. Ah okay! I'll give it try and hopefully job done!
  12. I intend to do that but I just want the OPi Lite powered with WiFi connectivity and no other peripherals connected. I presume, like I would in Windows, that I'll get a keyboard error without a keyboard connected on start-up?
  13. Thanks Igor. Is there a procedure provided somewhere for this? I guess I just want to ensure I don't get halt-type errors with the keyboard and mouse removed really.
  14. Hi, I'd like to keep the features provided in AX but have my OPi Lite starting and running some software that communicates with a webserver periodically over the internet without the monitor, keyboard and mouse connected unless performing maintenance where remote access isn't appropriate. Is this possible or am I looking at an Armbian Bionic (unsupported) installation?