gyrex

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  1. gyrex

    zram vs swap

    I don't doubt your expertise but my zram devices are 60MB each and this config file specifies 50MB. On further investigation, I found /usr/lib/armbian/armbian-zram-config which then refers to /etc/default/armbian-zram-config where changes can be made to ZRAM_PERCENTAGE and MEM_LIMIT_PERCENTAGE I changed both of these parameters to 200(%) and this has increased my zram sizes and solved my issue. Thanks for your help. I hope this helps someone else.
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    zram vs swap

    Thanks for your response, however, I think ramlog is disabled by default in newer armbian releases in favour of zram. My /usr/lib/armbian/armbian-ramlog shows: SIZE=50M USE_RSYNC=true ENABLED=false I'm trying to find the file which manages zram sizes, can anyone help please?
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    zram vs swap

    Hi guys, Can someone please explain how to resize the zram and make it persistent? I tried using swapoff, zramctl etc to resize zram which worked OK but when I restarted my armbian box, the zram partitions reset back to its original size (64MB).
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    OrangePiLite2 Armbian Bionic/Stretch not booting

    OK, no problems, thanks Igor
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    OrangePiLite2 Armbian Bionic/Stretch not booting

    I, too, am having issues with the latest builds. HDMI isn't working, but the board doesn't appear to be populating a serial port via micro USB for initial configuration. Is there some alternative way of configuring the board without HDMI and without a virtual serial port?
  6. I'll check the output on the pins now. What voltage did you read? Edit: just checked my board and all 5v pins are outputting at 5.09V and the 3.3 pins are at 3.34V so mine seems fine. What mosfet did you buy? Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk
  7. Update and fix for those who might encounter this issue: I fixed this by: 1. removing the SD card from the Pi Zero, 2. put the card into a USB card reader 3. Inserted the card reader into an Ubuntu box 4. If the SD card auto mounts, unmount it 5. Run fsck on the SD card: sudo fsck /dev/sdXX (where XX is your device location. ie. sdb1
  8. Hi guys, I was running my Orange Pi Zero Plus perfectly on the dev channel but I did an apt upgrade the other day and it seems to have broken something. I hooked it up to a usb serial device and here's the log: https://pastebin.com/jiB9TZdh Any ideas on how I can fix this? I can interrupt the boot process and I get to a screen where I can run limited commands but I'm not sure what to do at that point. I'm thinking it might be easier to just reflash and start again. This post is mainly for the devs to let them know there might be an issue with one of the kernels? Cheers.
  9. OK, so the solution was to run armbian-config, switch to nightly builds and then the option for switching kernels became available. Thanks for your help noxlin!
  10. Thanks for your response. I tried using nightlies but it's still using the 4.14y kernel. I'll try building from scratch.
  11. Hi guys, In order to increase the CPU frequency on my Orange Pi Zero Plus I need to run the 4.17y kernel: I downloaded the prebuilt image from armbian which only includes the 4.14y kernel. Is there any way to download the newer 4.17y kernel, rather than having to build Armbian from scratch? Sorry if this is a newbie question but I'm not a linux expert. I appreciate any help in advance
  12. Edit: Sorry, had a massive brain fart and forgot to put the microSD card back in. It's working now I'm hoping someone might be able to help me... I bought BSN20's from aliexpress here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-lot-BSN20-M8W-SOT-23-new-original/32705392701.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.16904c4dCoV0Uu And soldered one to my Orange Pi Zero Plus board but now it doesn't power up. It was powering up OK before soldering the voltage regulator. Has anyone soldered one to an Orange Pi Zero Plus and did it work ok?
  13. Would someone please be kind enough to either point me to a post or some basic instructions on how to activate the higher frequency once I solder the mosfet into Q5? Is there a post on this thread which explains what I need to do? I have a Orange Pi Zero Plus.
  14. I think I've figured out the reason and it's because the hardware wifi device doesn't support additional virtual/software interfaces: software interface modes (can always be added): * monitor interface combinations are not supported
  15. I just received a Orange Pi Zero Plus without the Q5 voltage regulator. I purchased it a couple of weeks ago from the official Orange Pi store on Aliexpress.