esbeeb

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    esbeeb reacted to chwe in Request for new Video about current state of Armbian project   
    Freshly from the not official Armbian studios:
     
    Armbian
    the last 2 years
     
    I would assume that even on a conference those topics wouldn't be presented:
    it's a special use case, and the question comes up on a weekly to monthly repetition pattern.
    that's simply user-side stuff, mostly unrelated to armbian as a project, but as a NAS example, OMV is quite common under armbian users cause the ARM maintainer of OMV is @tkaiser.
     
    that's what changelogs are for.
     
    I assume the major reason the video is on the page is not that we have a video but because it's a side-product of the conference. So chances to get a new video are rather low, except there would be a new talk about the project in another conference. And for such a talk I would propose other topics, like how to engage people to contribute or how to deal with different opinions etc.
     
    But luckily for you, most of your questions can be answered with the search engine. and with text to speech it might feel like a video.
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    esbeeb got a reaction from lanefu in NanoPi Neo 2 LTS: net I/O speed tests, etc.   
    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.
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    esbeeb reacted to NicoD in Armbian Mascot   
    Any news on the use of the backgrounds?
     
     
    Or an orca, or a skunk, or a dalmatian, or a cow(lets keep it black and white, I'm colorblind )
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    esbeeb reacted to lanefu in Armbian Mascot   
    Hey many sorry I had it written down to follow-up on this.   I did render one hires..a few weeks ago.   I'll try to get the images together and put a poll up soon-ish
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    esbeeb got a reaction from lanefu in Devuan Armbian?   
    @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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    esbeeb reacted to PDP11 in Devuan Armbian?   
    Devuan site-hackers caught!
     
    I had a talk with the main perpetrator of the takedown.  When he found out I had the power to send him back in time to this Pr1me computer to do his evil deeds, the site was restored immediately.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJeu3LCo-6A
     
    Phht.  Kids these days.
     
     
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    esbeeb reacted to Igor in Devuan Armbian?   
    Its mainly outside our power to fix. Board makers usually doesn't add power management chips (or design doesn't allow them) which could actually power the machine off. If you have a such chip, this is simple. If you don't have it becomes complicated. If you want to understand the problem, start here: http://linux-sunxi.org/AR100 Its an example how this is solved in another cheap Allwinner H3 or H5. We have it working in H5 but not in H3 ...

    Single board computers have many quirks and dealing with user space problems (systemd vs initd) is out of primary focus but anyone is welcome to do changes in here - without breaking anything  
     
    Oh, and someone hacked http://www.devuan.org/pwned.html 
     

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    esbeeb reacted to Igor in best setup to use docker AND have hw support   
    HW configuration in the modern kernel is done differently.
     
    Menu driven:
    https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Armbian-Config/
    Manual:
    https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Allwinner_overlays/
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    esbeeb reacted to mrshark in best setup to use docker AND have hw support   
    thanks, i'm trying now, i moved to NEXT kernel, too
     

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    esbeeb got a reaction from qblueRed42 in Success Stories/Videos should have a place here   
    Once people not only get some board all working, but actually deployed to solve some real-world problem, there should be a place on this forum to showcase that, including pictures, or embedded videos.  Any tricks or hacks they needed to use could be listed as well, in case others want to also do the same sort of project.
     
    For example the OpenMediaVault forum already has a sub-forum like this, called "My NAS build".
     
    Maybe this new subforum could be called something like "Deployment Showcase".
     

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    esbeeb got a reaction from lanefu in Success Stories/Videos should have a place here   
    Once people not only get some board all working, but actually deployed to solve some real-world problem, there should be a place on this forum to showcase that, including pictures, or embedded videos.  Any tricks or hacks they needed to use could be listed as well, in case others want to also do the same sort of project.
     
    For example the OpenMediaVault forum already has a sub-forum like this, called "My NAS build".
     
    Maybe this new subforum could be called something like "Deployment Showcase".
     

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    esbeeb got a reaction from lanefu in New administrator   
    Yay, @lanefu!
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    esbeeb reacted to Igor in New administrator   
    @lanefu will help around admin duties.
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    esbeeb reacted to Igor in NanoPi Neo 2, memory leak in proftpd, even worse if SSL encrypted   
    Application is not critical and my proposition is that if he find a working hack to patch this, why not? I am patching Chromium this way, because its a popular app and its a total mess upstream. It doesn't work in STABLE build at all. In general, many hacks are done dirty and you don't complain because you don't know about. Debian is not automotive grade Linux. At leas you and me know that, while most of the people out there have no clue.

    Armbian implicates its something to do with ARM and something to do with Debian(Ubuntu) and we are trapped inside this. Its a build system in its core, yes. What that builds system does? It makes board support packages (u-boot, kernel and board specifics hacks) and bind them with a Debian like system to a boot-able image ... which gets distributed. We define package base, we change some settings and we fix some user land bugs. This was the initial idea, this idea was shaped trough the time and will be changed, adjusted in the future.
     
    Why shell a few Armbian folks, which are anyway busy with more important and very specific stuff, report and fix generic architecture agnostic upstream bugs? Should I deal with a bug that is found by 3rd party in proftpd? Do I want? NO. Is that my responsibility? The same as from anyone. Do I have time to deal with that? Absolutely no.
     

    By updating a single app which is broken anyway? Calm down.
     

    Nothing specific. Because people are used to this user land perhaps? Perhaps because there is not possible to produce automotive Linux with resources which are available?

    Changing to something better and keep maintaining Armbian at the same time? How? Why?
     

    Debian folks are also doing mistakes (because they are human?) ... but yes, I agree with you - Debian uses outdated package base. Mint? Is RedHat branch or Arch any better? Perhaps Gentoo?
    Now what? We are tied to Debian, which has outdated package base. Ubuntu can only be slightly better or worse. We had discussions and ideas in the past to implement or fork some existing Linux from the embedded side. Something very very minimal (Alpine?), which is limited in functions ... and problems. 

    Our Linux is limited to ARM platform. Whenever we stay limited only on ARM, development in sense of going on new/own user land path represent a waste of resources if dealing only with ARM. And we open yet another box of related problems.
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    esbeeb reacted to JMCC in NanoPi Neo 2, memory leak in proftpd, even worse if SSL encrypted   
    Debian people are very good at backporting security fixes. Why not just make a bug report there?
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    esbeeb reacted to Igor in NanoPi Neo 2, memory leak in proftpd, even worse if SSL encrypted   
    If installing packages from https://packages.debian.org/buster/proftpd-basic (+ this app dependencies) solves this problem, we can put them to our repository. Upload here and sent PR: https://github.com/armbian/upload/tree/master/debs

    If not, we have nothing else, but wait that Debian people fix this upstream.
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    esbeeb reacted to martinayotte in NanoPi Neo 2, memory leak in proftpd, even worse if SSL encrypted   
    Edit the following file : /etc/default/armbian-zram-config
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    esbeeb got a reaction from WarHawk_AVG in NanoPi Neo 2 LTS: net I/O speed tests, etc.   
    Here's what I think the problem is.  The USB port on the NanoPi Neo 2 mainboard itself works well with the default UAS driver from the kernel.  But the second USB port, which seems to be an afterthought on the NAS kit accessory board, does NOT work well with the UAS driver from the kernel.  Why would I conclude this?  Because when I put the "problematic" (seeming) drive onto the other USB port (on the mainboard of the NanoPi) the problem went away.
     
    Edit: I found the fix I needed, detailed here.
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    esbeeb got a reaction from WarHawk_AVG in NanoPi Neo 2 LTS: net I/O speed tests, etc.   
    Here's a picture of the NAS I've set up for our small office here:
     
     

     
    Inside the NAS kit aluminum case on the top is a 500GB SSD, and there are two more 3.5" drives on the bottom, in enclosures, attached with USB 2.0 cables.  OpenMediaVault uses all 3 drives.
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    esbeeb got a reaction from tommy in Recommended SBC below 20USD range.   
    I've got a NanoPi Neo Core 2, with the NAS kit.  It lets me attach a 2.5" SATA SSD drive, all contained in an aluminium case (which elevates it above "toy", to my eyes).  The whole kit, minus SSD hard drive, was about $80 (and I'd call this a good value, worth it), however shipping from China took a long time (like a few weeks to a month).  Disk performance isn't stellar, but it doesn't suck either.  Much more performant-feeling than a Raspberry Pi.  It's adequate, to make your own personal LAN server, like say OpenMediaVault (for serving SMB file shares), or Nextcloud (DAV file shares, with SSL encryption, work great in Gnome Nautilus out-of-the-box, or Linux Mint's file manager, Nemo, once you install the package "davfs2"). 
     
    Small home offices should be a good fit for this kit, where LAN file-share usage day-to-day is light-to-mediumly demanding.
     
    What I love about this kit is that the H5 CPU has decent mainline kernel support.  This helps to assure me that this board won't just be a "flash in the pan", and I'll very likely be able to get kernel security updates for at least a few years into the future.
     
    I mention this all to underscore my earlier point that to get something minimally sturdy, performant, long-lasting and above all useful in a way that goes beyond a tinkerer's toy (which can be a great starting point for many, don't get me wrong), then to me, this $80 kit is about the lowest I'd personally go.  For $20, I'd rather go eat a pizza or something.
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    esbeeb got a reaction from tommy in Recommended SBC below 20USD range.   
    OK, you've got me there.  I must say I dislike the mUSB power connector, and would prefer a sane barrel connector.
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    esbeeb reacted to Igor in NextCloudPi on Armbian ( tested odroid HC1 )   
    In this case we only call @nachoparker install script from Softy menu: https://github.com/armbian/config/blob/master/debian-software#L523-L525
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    esbeeb reacted to nachoparker in NextCloudPi on Armbian ( tested odroid HC1 )   
    @yogui  @esbeeb @Igor and the rest
     
    The curl installer (and softy) should be fixed now. Still testing it but if you want to try it out and confirm that would be great.

    Also generating an image for the OrangePi Zero Plus 2, should be uploaded to ownyourbits.com/downloads/testing shortly
     
    I managed to have Sury provide a php7.2-redis package for armhf, so it shouldn't break again

    Looking for somebody to test the banana pi image (I don't own one), and if you guys want images for any board not yet supported just tell me.
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    esbeeb got a reaction from gounthar in Recommended SBC below 20USD range.   
    I've got a NanoPi Neo Core 2, with the NAS kit.  It lets me attach a 2.5" SATA SSD drive, all contained in an aluminium case (which elevates it above "toy", to my eyes).  The whole kit, minus SSD hard drive, was about $80 (and I'd call this a good value, worth it), however shipping from China took a long time (like a few weeks to a month).  Disk performance isn't stellar, but it doesn't suck either.  Much more performant-feeling than a Raspberry Pi.  It's adequate, to make your own personal LAN server, like say OpenMediaVault (for serving SMB file shares), or Nextcloud (DAV file shares, with SSL encryption, work great in Gnome Nautilus out-of-the-box, or Linux Mint's file manager, Nemo, once you install the package "davfs2"). 
     
    Small home offices should be a good fit for this kit, where LAN file-share usage day-to-day is light-to-mediumly demanding.
     
    What I love about this kit is that the H5 CPU has decent mainline kernel support.  This helps to assure me that this board won't just be a "flash in the pan", and I'll very likely be able to get kernel security updates for at least a few years into the future.
     
    I mention this all to underscore my earlier point that to get something minimally sturdy, performant, long-lasting and above all useful in a way that goes beyond a tinkerer's toy (which can be a great starting point for many, don't get me wrong), then to me, this $80 kit is about the lowest I'd personally go.  For $20, I'd rather go eat a pizza or something.
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    esbeeb got a reaction from tommy in Recommended SBC below 20USD range.   
    I suggest being willing to spend considerably more than $20.  Once you go too cheap, the quality of workmanship goes down so much, that you'll likely end up regretting you didn't spend more, when your board fails on you with the slightest mishap.  For example, don't expect all these Raspberry Pi knockoffs to be anywhere as robustly constructed as the Raspberry Pi itself (which is entirely made out industrial-grade components, albeit the performance is slow).  I do not work for Raspberry Pi, BTW, but I own two of them, and appreciate their robust construction.
     
    Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of cheap.  But what I want is "Cheap and Cheery", not "Cheap and Grumpy."  Excruciatingly cheap boards will likely bite you for your cheapness.  There's a slightly higher price to go from "Cheap and Grumpy", up to "Cheap and Cheery."  Lurking on this forum for a good long while will eventually help you to discern between the two.