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  1. Received a batch of OPi PCs and one is not booting. In serial console I get only: U-Boot SPL 2016.09 (Oct 15 2016 - 14:20:45) DRAM: 1024 MiB Trying to boot from MMC1 And that's all. What's wrong with it? SD card and PSU verified working with another OPi devices.
  2. Hello, currently I am working on my Orange pi one system (Armbian Linux orangepione 3.4.113-sun8i #10 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 23 19:55:00 CET 2017 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux) to get my ILI9341-TFT display to work using the fb_ili9341 kernel module. I have read a lot of documentation and the display works (using the fb_ili9341 module) attached to my cubeitruck (also running armbian). I think that the problem is the GPIO- kernel module of the Orange PI one. These are the output messages in the syslog file after "modprobe gpio-sunxi": [ 343.417378] gpio_pin_1(7) gpio_request [ 343.417817] gpio_pin_2(8) gpio_request [ 343.418095] gpio_pin_3(9) gpio_request [ 343.418489] gpio name is PA8, ret = 0 [ 343.418885] gpio name is PA9, ret = 0 [ 343.419213] get config err! [ 343.422568] gpio_sw: probe of gpio_sw.2 failed with error -12 [ 343.422808] gpio_init finish with uesd 1 My script.fex file contain the following lines: [gpio_para] gpio_used = 1 gpio_num = 3 gpio_pin_0 = port:PA07<1><default><default><0> gpio_pin_1 = port:PA08<1><default><default><0> gpio_pin_2 = port:PA09<1><default><default><0> [spi0] spi_used = 1 spi_cs_bitmap = 1 spi_mosi = port:PC00<3><default><default><default> spi_miso = port:PC01<3><default><default><default> spi_sclk = port:PC02<3><default><default><default> spi_cs0 = port:PC03<3><1><default><default> And yes, the TFT display is connected to SPI0 and the DC, RST and LED lines are also correctly connected... modprobe fbtft dma=1 modprobe fbtft_device custom name=fb_ili9341 buswidth=8 busnum=0 bgr=1 mode=0 speed=64000000 txbuflen=64 fps=25 gpios=reset:0,dc:1,led:2 rotate=0 debug=1 ~# lsmod Module Size Used by fb_ili9341 3432 0 fbtft_device 25082 0 fbtft 24194 2 fb_ili9341,fbtft_device And it semes to be that the fb_ili9341 driver has detected the display: [ 618.725172] fbtft_device: SPI devices registered: [ 618.725209] fbtft_device: spidev spi0.0 33000kHz 8 bits mode=0x00 [ 618.725231] fbtft_device: 'fb' Platform devices registered: [ 618.725370] fbtft_device: Deleting spi0.0 [ 618.726173] fbtft_device: GPIOS used by 'fb_ili9341': [ 618.726199] fbtft_device: 'reset' = GPIO0 [ 618.726216] fbtft_device: 'dc' = GPIO1 [ 618.726233] fbtft_device: 'led' = GPIO2 [ 618.726249] fbtft_device: SPI devices registered: [ 618.726271] fbtft_device: fb_ili9341 spi0.0 64000kHz 8 bits mode=0x00 [ 618.747630] fb_ili9341 spi0.0: fbtft_request_gpios: 'reset' = GPIO0 [ 618.747677] fb_ili9341 spi0.0: fbtft_request_gpios: 'dc' = GPIO1 [ 618.747714] fb_ili9341 spi0.0: fbtft_request_gpios: 'led' = GPIO2 [ 619.115261] graphics fb8: fb_ili9341 frame buffer, 240x320, 150 KiB video memory, 0 KiB DMA buffer memory, fps=25, spi0.0 at 64 MHz Does anyone got an idea what the problem could be? Thanks! Regards Kai
  3. I'm using Armbian 5.25(mainline, Ubuntu server) on Cubietruck. The partion is not extended to the full size of the SD card. Here's my results of fdisk -l and df. $ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/ram0: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk /dev/ram1: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk /dev/ram2: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk /dev/ram3: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 59.6 GiB, 64021856256 bytes, 125042688 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0xf3693e57 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/mmcblk0p1 2048 122541823 122539776 58.4G 83 Linux $ df -h /dev/mmcblk0 Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 996M 0 996M 0% /dev $ df -h /dev/mmcblk0p1 Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mmcblk0p1 58G 29G 29G 51% / About 1.6GB is remained in unused space. I know that Armbian needs 128MB emergency swap, but this 1.6GB is for swap? Last time I installed Armbian, I manually steretched the partition to the full size. I'm wondering that might cause this.
  4. Hello everyone! I'm newbie with arm boards and i have Cubieboad A20(2012). I'm running on ARMBIAN 5.25 stable Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS 3.4.113-sun7i and i have inssue than i can solve. tryin to load driver ath9k_htc for my usb dongle TLWN722N works with , but it don't do. Instructions to run script root@cubieboard2:/home/gui/Downloads/GitTPLINK/tlwn722n-linux-install# ./ Installing firware... Changing to directory "compat-drivers-source"... Trying to select the ath9k_htc diver to be compiled... Processing new driver-select request... Backup exists: Makefile.bk Backup exists: Makefile.bk Backup exists: Makefile.bk Backup exists: Makefile.bk Backup exists: Makefile.bk Backup exists: drivers/net/wireless/Makefile.bk Backup exists: drivers/net/wireless/ath/Makefile.bk Backup exists: net/wireless/Makefile.bk Backup exists: drivers/ssb/Makefile.bk Backup exists: drivers/bcma/Makefile.bk Backup exists: drivers/misc/eeprom/Makefile.bk Backup exists: Makefile.bk Compiling modules... make -C /lib/modules/3.4.113-sun7i/build M=/home/gui/Downloads/GitTPLINK/tlwn722n-linux-install/compat-drivers-source modules make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-3.4.113-sun7i' /home/gui/Downloads/GitTPLINK/tlwn722n-linux-install/compat-drivers-source/ *** "ERROR: your kernel has CONFIG_CFG80211=y, you should have it CONFIG_CFG80211=m if you want to use this thing.". Stop. Makefile:1367: recipe for target '_module_/home/gui/Downloads/GitTPLINK/tlwn722n-linux-install/compat-drivers-source' failed make[1]: *** [_module_/home/gui/Downloads/GitTPLINK/tlwn722n-linux-install/compat-drivers-source] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-3.4.113-sun7i' Makefile:90: recipe for target 'modules' failed make: *** [modules] Error 2 There was a problem compiling the package. running dmesg comand: root@cubieboard2:~# dmesg [ 10.299582] usb 2-1: ath9k_htc: Firmware htc_9271.fw requested [ 10.304589] usbcore: registered new interface driver ath9k_htc [ 11.488199] usb 2-1: ath9k_htc: Failed to get firmware htc_9271.fw Thanks for trying to help me!
  5. Hi! Yesterday I get my first build of a NanoPi port of pi4j ( running. A simple test with a double color led on a NanoPi M1 works fine. Actually I am going to adapt the board specific code. Hence some questions are open. Is there a simple way to differ NanoPi Boards by SW (NanoPi M1, Neo and Air) to set the correct board? Memory size of the board The Raspberry code uses the revision string of /proc/cpuinfo to retrieve this informations. But this info is PI specific. Any idea how to get this info? Using C is not a problem - pi4j is a mix of Java and native libraries. Peter P.S: Java Example File - don't be confused - the extension bsh stands for bean shell, scripting for Java - quick testing without compiling script.bsh
  6. hi there, i'm quite new on arm, so apologize for my stupid questions. i'm trying to compile example in wiringOP lib. but i got error: zero@orangepizero:~/WiringOP/examples$ gcc -o blink blink.c -lwiringPi //usr/local/lib/ undefined reference to `pthread_join' //usr/local/lib/ undefined reference to `pthread_create' //usr/local/lib/ undefined reference to `pthread_cancel' collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status i'm running Xenial legacy on orange Zero. can someone help me please?
  7. Hello, I just bought an OPi-Zero and loaded Ubuntu image with legacy kernel(tried the debian one too).Wifi is failing to load for some reason.I checked various posts in armbian forum and checked that xradio_wlan driver is loaded twice,as suggested. kernel module dhd is blacklisted as well. This is the dmesg output, After seeing all that I loaded nightly build 4.10.1 and there xradio_wlan only posts one message and that is about mac-address being an invalid parameter but it doesnt load any wlan interface and as a result nmtui doesnt work either. I tried building 4.10.1 using armbian build package to see if some fix came up but the results are same. Now, is there anything I need to fix there? I know that the board could be faulty but want to give it a shot as the seller probably wont give me a replacement.
  8. Dear all, Recently I purchased Orange Pi Lite. I installed recommended Armbian with Legacy 3.4.113 kernel as there is no mainline image yet. When pushing the power button a logo appears, the screen goes black and after 10 seconds command prompt with login appears with no dmesg output on screen while loading kernel image and services that all is already loaded but no output shown. So far, I am happy with it, BUT when I run Vim command to open certain file, I see it opens the file and screen dimms in few seconds to complete darkness, the only way how to get out of this black screen is to switch to another console, when I switch back, it again appears and dimms to black as usual. The same problem I experience with X11. Has anyone experiences same problem? Do you happen to know what to cause might be? I suspect the TV does not communicate over HDMI properly and maybe the TV is going to some safe mode, but I guess it was designed for HDMI standard and so far I did not find anyone on the forum to experience at least similar problem, moreover I would somehow understand that running X11 could possibly cause some problems due to framebuffer and driver issues, but why Vim in console does the same problem? I also think that the blank booting process is also not properly done as any Linux distribution I used, I either has some boot screen or simply shows the booting process line by line, maybe it tries to use framebuffer but fails and does not fall back printing mode without framebuffer. Could any please give me a hint? I am going to find another TV to try it on. Thank you very much Best regards, Ivo
  9. Hi I want to build armbian for nanopi neo with a different mainline. What I have done is 1. added lib.config file in userpatches with statement ARMBIAN_MAINLINE_KERNEL_VERSION='4.9' that didn't work, I still get a 4.10.1 kernel build 2. then changed ARMBIAN_MAINLINE_KERNEL_VERSION='4.9' that didn't work either, I got 4.10.1 kernel build Any other tricks? -jerry
  10. Odroid C2 not booting Armbian 5.25 Odroid C2 Debian jessie default 3.14.79 after reboot te system never came up. red solid light. blue blinking light. Please help. uart log added:
  11. I recently updated the OS (apt-get dist-upgrade), for one of my test systems, and subsequent to this Kismet has stopped working with the wlan0 interface. Everything was working properly before this update. I see it (and wlan0mon) showing Promiscuous mode in the output of iwconfig. I'm not really a Linux person, so any pointers on how I can diagnose/repair?
  12. Hi, anyone used this driver with success on A20 legacy? This is what i get: Seems that it can load ethernet and mass storage without problem but it fails on serial. If I run g_serial alone it works: Any ideas?
  13. Hello I have a little problem with the usb devices, i use usb camera and if u plug the power supply to the OPI Lite board (5.25) it recognize the camera but it doesn't work well (stream with like 8-10 fps), after a software reboot, the device go to other Bus and the camera work fine with 15-30 fps stream. Before reboot, exact on first power of the board: Bus 006 Device 002: ID 058f:3822 Alcor Micro Corp. Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter After reboot: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 058f:3822 Alcor Micro Corp. Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter I try to remove and after that load again uvcvideo driver, but nothing happened, i tried some scripts to restart the usb ports but the result was 0, only if i unplug and plug the camera again or reboot solve the problem. Also i tried with different power supplies and nothing changed. Currently we use chargers from the Orange Pi manufacture so this is the best power supply i guess. Any ideas how can i configure the camera to be on Bus 3 and tha wifi dongle to be on Bus 2 or some other solution to the problem?
  14. I know there exists but this feed does not seem to carry all new Armbian forum posts. I'm looking for something like which makes it easier to track all feeds in on place like does. Thanks Uli
  15. I have an orange pi lite and I'm building my (dev 4.10) image using the Armbian tools. So far I figured out how to enable the DT overlays located in /boot/dtb/overlays by editing the armbianEnv.txt file and adding overlays=sun8i-h3-uart1 sun8i-h3-uart2 sun8i-h3-uart3 sun8i-h3-i2c0 sun8i-h3-spi0-spidev This now enables the various uart, i2c and spi ports I wish to use and that works. I'm trying to now set up a ADS7846 Touch controller using DTB I have copied the file from and run dtc -I dts -O dtb ads7846-overlay.dts -o /boot/dtb/overlays/ads7846-overlay.dtbo and changed overlays in armbianEnv.txt to overlays=sun8i-h3-uart1 sun8i-h3-uart2 sun8i-h3-uart3 sun8i-h3-i2c0 sun8i-h3-spi0-spidev ads7846-overlay and rebooted. ads7846-overlay doesn't work and according to the information there is supposed to be extra params supplied as part of the dt load How do I add the settings? Thanks Andrew
  16. Hi, How i can find information for set the fex file, kernel, etc. etc. for use the spi in userspace? root@orangepipc:~# uname -a Linux orangepipc 4.10.0-sun8i #5 SMP Tue Feb 14 02:53:01 CET 2017 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux root@orangepipc:~# lsmod Module Size Used by sun4i_codec 28243 3 rt2800usb 16226 0 sun8i_codec_analog 13766 1 rt2800lib 57122 1 rt2800usb snd_soc_core 115473 2 sun4i_codec,sun8i_codec_analog snd_pcm_dmaengine 4221 1 snd_soc_core rt2x00usb 9245 1 rt2800usb rt2x00lib 34437 3 rt2800lib,rt2800usb,rt2x00usb mac80211 324953 3 rt2800lib,rt2x00lib,rt2x00usb snd_pcm 70145 2 snd_pcm_dmaengine,snd_soc_core input_leds 2724 0 ir_lirc_codec 4630 0 evdev 9979 0 cfg80211 192770 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211 lirc_dev 8351 1 ir_lirc_codec rfkill 10928 3 cfg80211 sunxi_cir 3825 0 sun8i_ths 3134 0 cpufreq_dt 3522 0 thermal_sys 43232 2 cpufreq_dt,sun8i_ths uio_pdrv_genirq 3354 0 uio 8012 1 uio_pdrv_genirq gpio_keys 8517 0 spidev 6382 0 uas 11678 0 orangepipc.fex [spi0] spi_used = 1 spi_cs_bitmap = 1 spi_mosi = port:PC00<3><default><default><default> spi_miso = port:PC01<3><default><default><default> spi_sclk = port:PC02<3><default><default><default> spi_cs0 = port:PC03<3><1><default><default> [spi1] spi_used = 0 spi_cs_bitmap = 1 spi_cs0 = port:PA13<2><1><default><default> spi_sclk = port:PA14<2><default><default><default> spi_mosi = port:PA15<2><default><default><default> spi_miso = port:PA16<2><default><default><default> [spi_devices] spi_dev_num = 1 [spi_board0] modalias = "spidev" max_speed_hz = 33000000 bus_num = 0 chip_select = 0 mode = 0 full_duplex = 1 manual_cs = 0 root@orangepipc:~# ls /dev/spi* ls: cannot access '/dev/spi*': No such file or directory i don't see in /dev any spidevx.0 device armbianmonitor -u -------------
  17. I would like to remove wifi from my Zero... dont need it. The device will not be used network connected. It will serve as an OTG usb dongle only. How to remove or reinstall all wifi related components? It would be also great how to enable / disable ethernet connection from command line... is it just nmcli network off / nmcli network on or is there a more efficient way to do it?
  18. I upgraded some day ago to a new release and I experiencing increase cpu heat. My OPI Zero is running 24/7 and most of the time (99%) it has nothing to do. So its in idle. When I run >> ARMBIAN Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 3.4.113 have cpu idle temp around 38-39c (room temperature 22c) After the upgrade to >> ARMBIAN 5.25 stable Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 3.4.113 increased the idle temperature to 49-50c (room temperature 22c) Am I alone with this problem..? I dont see any increase in processor activities, but I did not analysed which processes are running and different after the upgrade. Been using, armbianmonitor -m to keep an eye on the temperature. To avoid OPI Zero does funky stuff (push it self up to top freq. in idle)... I even tried to force the top cpu frequency to the minimum (240MHz), but it did not helped regarding the temperature increase. Did the upgrade changed any voltage related parameter? How can I check that? --
  19. I would like to remove "everything" from the installation, which I don’t need, with the goal to minimize the footprint. I installed tasksel and its show a lot of packages on disk... so my question is what can be removed to keep a basic ubuntu server without a desktop interface and with some most used functions and files. I tried to remove some of them, like… ubuntustudio-videoubuntustudio-photography ubuntustudio-graphics mail-server ubuntu-gnome-desktop ... I can imagine to remove all CD installation and images as well... …but my problem is that if I for example remove “ubuntu-gnome-desktopâ€, the OPI Zero is not answering on ssh request any more. So, for me its looks like it does more than just removing the desktop components. Any idea how I can sort this out what package can be removed…?
  20. Thank you for reading this: Mission:upgrade a remote cubietruck without bricking it over ssh from WAN. QuestionIs there some kind of tutorial on how to upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS? I didn't find it yet. By the way the desktop version is quite stable. Great job! Question2What I am looking for though is, how do I remove the x-server? I thought I could use the raspberry pi teamviewer version, but that didn't work out due to some protocol problem. Therefor I could use all the RAM for docker/apache/mariadb Thank you! With kind regards Hans
  21. Hi, tried to set custom MAC in script.bin (dynamic section) and in armbianEnv.txt (ethaddr=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX) but without success. I'm on armbian 5.25 cubietruck legacy xenial. Any help?
  22. hi all! my problem is simple! Is there a way for measuring or know, input impedance of Microphone input pin (MICIN1) ? in case C.H.I.P , but because it's prossesor is Allwinner A13(=R8), it must be same. thanks in advance
  23. Hi I need to set static IP in eth0 and wlan0 in my OPi Zero using ARMBIAN Jessie. Googling around, I read a lot of controversial options, like edit /etc/network/interfaces and use nmtui, but, I couldn't set BOTH eth0 and wlan0 to a static IP. If I do it for eth0, wlan0 doesn't work and vice-versa. One guy said that after Debian Jessie version (, some things changed to set up static IP. Now, from Jessie, we need to edit /etc/ dhcpcd.conf, but, where is it ( dhcpcd.conf )? Can someone instruct me about how to set static IP, please? Sergio
  24. Hello, I have got my Orange Pi PC+ reading a DS18B20, but it only gives 0.5 degree increments so I believe the resolution is set to 9 bit. This is nowhere near good enough for the application I plan to use it for. When I cat w1_slave I get: 90 01 80 01 1f ff 02 04 5c : crc=5c YES 90 01 80 01 1f ff 02 04 5c t=25000 I have attempted to use this: but it appears to be specifically for RaspPi. Does anyone know how I can change the resolution to 11 or 12 bit? Many thanks
  25. Hi, I am trying to make the OPI Zero boot with the help of the onboard SPI with the goal to boot from an usb drive and not from the sdcard. What steps should be executed. I only managed to get the Xenial image to work with my 512Mb board... so that is what I want to use. I assume... I need to make u-boot work with the sdcard... move the whole thing to the usb drive (with the u-boot) and than populate somehow the SPI with the image of an SPL, which would get it up through the u-boot on the usb. So I would need some in depth guidance (best would be some example commands to be used), what steps and tools should be executed to make it work. Thanks in advance & regards /R