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  1. Cross-posted from here... At FOSDEM 2020, in roughly a few days (at 2pm, Sunday 2nd of Feb, Brussels time), there will be a livestreamed explanation given of the “FOSDEM Video Box” HDMI capturing devices. They use almost 60 of these ARM-based devices during the FOSDEM conference to capture both the video output of all presenters laptops, and the video and audio of the camera filming of the presenter. Serious video hackery accomplishes this. I would encourage anyone interested to check out the bio of Luc Verhaegen, one of the presenters. Using these "Video Boxes", FOSDE
  2. At FOSDEM 2020, in roughly a few days (at 2pm, Sunday 2nd of Feb, Brussels time), there will be a livestreamed explanation given of the “FOSDEM Video Box” HDMI capturing devices. They use almost 60 of these ARM-based devices during the FOSDEM conference to capture both the video output of all presenters laptops, and the video and audio of the camera filming of the presenter. Serious video hackery accomplishes this. I would encourage anyone interested to check out the bio of Luc Verhaegen, one of the presenters. Using these "Video Boxes", FOSDEM inexpensively streams 720p videos of
  3. (Note: this is a cross-post from here). For those unfamiliar with Festivus, it’s that festive time of year when you get your chance to Air your Grievances, and be heard (or ignored, as the case may be). Please, everyone, save up your Grievances for the next 2-3 days, then Air them! It would be sort of like when Lunduke does his “Linux Sucks” speeches, but we all get to have our say. For example, are there particular ARM board vendors that have made your life particularly difficult? You can have long-winded rants, ideally caffeine fueled, but please, ed
  4. Hello, The video from the "BalCCon2K17 conference presentation", seen here, is getting kind of old now. I really enjoyed it (thanks @Igor) , however, could a newer video please be made, and posted there instead (or in addition to the old one, maybe above it)? I'd like to hear how Armbian has progressed in the last 2 years, since that last video was made. Perhaps questions like the following could be addressed? What are the best, fastest new boards since that time, which have earned a status of "Supported"? For example, which boards have very
  5. Another weird quirk that I wanted to mention: about 1 boot in 5, the Ethernet will autonegotiate at only 100Mbit, not 1000 Mbit, as it should. Rebooting is all it takes to get it to renegotiate properly. I've changed the GbE cable a couple of times, as well as using different ports on my Fritzbox WiFi router. Nothing helped. So I'm pretty sure it's the fault of the NanoPi Neo2 itself. I would catch this problem when I noticed that none of my OMV file transfers would go faster than 12 MB/sec, when I knew I could normally get 12-40MB/sec. The ethtool command would ind
  6. Dear moderator, could this topic be moved to the H5 subforum? It's misfiled under the H2 & H3 subforum. Thanks in advance. @lanefu, @Igor Sorry, I don't know who the other mods are.
  7. So I built a new OpenMediaVault server from a new PC, and used the same 3 SATA disks mentioned above (two Toshiba 3.5", and one Samsung 2.5" SSD). This PC has an Asus mobo (Asus Tuf B450 Gaming) with GbE and a sweet B450 disk controller. The two 3.5" SATA drives now get about 200 MB/sec with hdparm, and the 2.5" SSD gets about 500 MB/sec, which of course is way faster than when these were hooked up to the NanoPi Neo2. Here are the results of the network transfer speed tests which mattered to me most, for sake of comparison: Using two different USB 3.0 GbE dongles on my
  8. I kept getting disk IO problems on my 2 external USB drives. I could never narrow down just what to blame: the USB cables (which I changed like 5 or 6 times), the USB enclosures I bought, or the two USB ports on the NanoPi itself. Even though these enclosures have JMS578 controller chips in them, and those are pretty ideal controller chips, I don't really trust the other ORICO components around those chips. I wouldn't recommend buying these ORICO 7688U3 enclosures ever again, even if just for the reason that they secure the drives poorly (which is why I had to hack together a ny
  9. Am I ever glad I used BTRFS on all the file shares. I have "snapper" set up nicely to do automated snapshots on all 3, and combined, these proved to be invaluable in recovering from the less-than-excellent USB cables I used. Let me once again stress that you absolutely cannot afford to cut corners on the USB 2.0 cables you choose. They must be brand spanking new, and have the inline cylindrical magnets to cleanse the signal. Also, I implore anyone using Armbian to make periodic backups of the MicroSD card (or wherever you install the OS), with, say, "dd", or some othe
  10. Behold, the majestic zebracorns!
  11. There's a lethally poisonous spider in Australia called a "Whitetail". It too is black and white. I've had one standing on the tip of my index finger. Not a lie, and not a joke.
  12. It's tough to come up with a mascot that hasn't been used by some other project yet. How about a zebra? It's colors are black and white, and would match this website's color scheme. No wait, a zebra unicorn. You know, a zebracorn. The zebra would have a silver unicorn horn.
  13. @lanefu, fair enough. @PDP11, I too have a little confession. After just discouraging a non-systemd-based distro just above, my daily driver laptop has MX Linux, which defaults to a non-systemd init system. So there's irony in the exact opposite direction of you on your systemd-based chromebook. Having said that, I had to use the boot-to-temporary-use-of-systemd option (that MX Linux includes in their Grub menu), because I needed to install and use a snap, and snapd requires systemd (at this time).
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  15. I don't object to Devuan, per se, but I think Armbian is already being really, really nice by providing 2 (of the most well-known, popular) distro choices for almost all boards. Attracting legions of serious Linux geeks to Armbian is hard enough, even by offering those much-closer-to-mainstream distro choices. Every contribution matters, and watering down everyone's efforts by supporting too many things will furtherly slow down the overall progress of the whole project. I say that when you take off your "technical glasses", and put on your "Sociological glasses" (as in