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  1. Hereby a tutorial to connect an MCP2515 based CAN bus interface to an OrangePi 3 running successfull with Buster minimal nightly with 5.3 kernel. It uses the attached user overlay only and doesn’t need any other overlay. Connections CAN module OPi3 26 pin header Raspberry CAN interface 40 pin header Vcc 3.3 CON12-P01 1 Gnd CON12-P06 6 MOSI CON12-P19 19 MISO CON12-P21
  2. Full root filesystem encryption on an Armbian system (new, fully rewritten, replaces my earlier tutorial on this topic) MMGen (https://github.com/mmgen) This tutorial provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for setting up full root filesystem encryption on an Armbian system. The disk can be unlocked remotely via SSH or the serial console, permitting unattended bootup. An automated script that performs the same steps, saving you much time and effort, can be found at https://github.com/mmgen/mmgen-geek-tools Note that unlike my earlier t
  3. Hi all. In this video I show how to install Open Media Vault on your SBC with Armbian Buster. I've used the Odroid HC4, this is the same for any board you'd like to use. Here my video. Greetings. NicoD
  4. EDIT: 04.01.2020 - Fixed patches to work with latest armbian sources. (references have changed) Hi everybody, Here is a tutorial to enable the Lemaker 7" Touchscreen on BananaPi Pro with Debian Buster and Mainline-Kernel 5.XX.XX. Kernel: Mainline 5.4.6 / Buster Board: BananaPi Pro WebLinks: • https://forum.armbian.com/topic/1905-enabling-lcd-in-u-boot-kernel-472/ • https://forum.armbian.com/topic/1849-touch-driver-banana-pi/ • http://www.atakansarioglu.com/getting-started-bananapi-linux/ • http://forum.lemaker.org/thr
  5. For enabling - to use stockfish/armfish-chess-engine - as a TCP service we need to configure (add the lines at the end of the file) /etc/inetd.conf #:OTHER: Other services stockfish08 stream tcp nowait guido /usr/games/stockfish stockfish10 stream tcp nowait guido /usr/games/stockfish_10_64 armfish stream tcp nowait guido /usr/games/armfish_aarch64 and add the TCP-Port - we want to use - to the /etc/services (for optical reasons after pop3s port 995/tcp) pop3s 995/tcp # POP-3 over SSL # # stockfish08
  6. Dear Armbian community, although I'm using Armbian a lot, I never had to submit anything to this forum (fortunately, because it works so well :-)), On my PC I've experienced lags on heavy IO operations. After a short dig into available information, I found a useful Cloudflare article on Kernel queues together with dm-crypt. A good & short summary on possible actions for users can be found here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dm-crypt/Specialties#Disable_workqueue_for_increased_solid_state_drive_(SSD)_performance Enablin
  7. Hi, There's been a few guides around on how to get RDP working with Armbian so you can login from your Windows or other PC. Some solutions mentioned in various threads here were: Install tightvncserver instead + x2go bloat (i.e. use VNC) Only login as root - didn't seem to make any difference for me Change some permissions of a log file in your home directory. Well, this is what I did on my Orange PI PC running Buster desktop with Kernel 5.4, as of April 2020. sudo apt install xrdp xorgxrdp sudo systemctl enable xrdp sudo reboot ...
  8. Hi all. I've done a lot of tests with different desktop environments on Armbian. I wanted an as light as possible desktop environment so I'd have enough ram left to do video rendering with the NanoPi M4(2GB) I had to try a lot of things to get things working fine. So I wanted to save others that hassle. Setting up Display Manager First we need a Display Manager. NODM is installed by default. I tried lightdm but couldn't get it to work. So I went for LXDM. With NODM installed I had problems, so I also removed NODM. To be sure lxdm is configured right, I also manuall
  9. Orange Pi Zero NTP Stratum 1 PPS GPS Server with Armbian OS. Link to the Tutorial - http://schwartzel.eu3.org/ntp-stratum1.html This tutorial uses a 3.3V capable GPS module with PPS output - TOPGNSS GN-701 (u-blox 7) but other similar modules should work. This tutorial is for the Orange Pi Zero, but will probably work for other boards. I couldn't easily do a comprehensive hardware and software tutorial on this forum, so I've published it on my web server and linked from here and attached a PDF. Link to the Tutorial - http://schwartzel.eu3.org/ntp-stratum1.html
  10. Access to a console can be mandatory when you SBC doesn't work as expected (e.g Network or HDMI output doesn't work). When SSH/Display access isn't possible access to console via UART is the best way to get a clue where your SBC hangs. This short tutorial should give you an introduction how this works. For some boards, armbian implements an USB gadget mode (a 'fake' serial console over microUSB) describen below. As a reminder an USB-UART bridge is always prefered over USB gadget mode whenever possible (UART get's initialized before the gadget driver and also before HDMI, means even if you don'
  11. Panfrost instructions Armbian !!!! I made a script that does all this, check a few posts later for the script !!!!! This tutorial explains how to build an Armbian image with panfrost. And what else you need to make it work. These are early drivers. Many things don't work yet. Only OpenGL 2.1 works now. You need to build an image with kernel 5.2 or later. For this you need an x86 pc with Ubuntu 18.04 or a virtual Ubuntu 18.04 x86 image. First install git, then clone the build folder from Armbian, and enter the build directory. apt-g
  12. Hi all. I've just finished a new video where I show how to build Armbian images on your ARM SBC. Here is the video. All have a jolly good Christmas or other holiday or normal day.
  13. Focal / root on eMMC / ZFS on hdd / LXD / Docker I received my Helios64 yesterday, installed the system, and decided to write down my steps before I forget them. Maybe someone will be interested. :-) Preparation: Assembly your box as described here. Download Armbian Focal image from here and flash it to SD card. You may use Ether. Insert the SD card to your Helios64 and boot. After 15-20s the box should be accessible via ssh. (Of course you have to find out it's IP address somehow. For example check your router logs or use this.) F
  14. I did that on a NanoPi Neo with the FriendlyARM PCM5102A Hat ( https://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=169 ) using kernel 4.14.87-sunxi and armbian 5.67 (or later would be only 5.65?) (before that I did use legacy kernel 3.4.x with the PCM510A) and the armbian-BuildSystem plus (THANKS to) informations in threads from @dony71 , @Christos, @Valery Rezvyakov and the the Reference-Threads you could find above ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  15. Hi, I've been running Octoprint on armbian for several months with good results of a couple of printers with good performance no relevant problems. Installation process is not complex but I decided to build a simple a plug&play meta-distribution like OctoPi for Rpi boards but based on armbian so it can be used potentially in any of the supported boards. I started with the popular Opi Zero as it is really cheap and the four cores of the H2+ processor handle perfectly a 3d printer load and is 3 times cheaper than a typical RPI3B that octoPi requires. You can find it here
  16. Here are the instructions to run Htop remotely using a web browser. I often use Htop to monitor the health of my boards and servers (amd64). It is a good tool for the sys admin to monitor the servers in real-time without much resources and it is not very intrusive. Recipe 1 - Clone shellinabox root@cubieboard2:~# git clone https://github.com/shellinabox/shellinabox Cloning into 'shellinabox'... remote: Enumerating objects: 3073, done. remote: Total 3073 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 3073 Receiving objects: 100% (3073/3073), 4.31 MiB |
  17. I got my hands on a "Set 9" Orange Pi Lite + GC2035 camera a while back and I've finally been able to put together a self-contained object detection device using Tensorflow, without sending any image data outside for processing. Basically, its a python Flask application that captures frames from the camera using a GStreamer pipeline. It runs them through a Tensorflow object detection model and spits out the same frame with extra metadata about objects it found, and renders a box around them. Using all four cores of the H2 it can do about 2-3 fps. The app keeps track of the count of all
  18. As a result of all the work that Armbian developers put into the upgrade to kernel 4.14 for the XU4 board family, now we can enjoy many new features. One of them is the access to the SoC video encoding capabilities. Emby Media Server can take advantage of the Exynos 5422 MFC video engine for transcoding. That means lower CPU usage, lower temperatures, and the possibility of encoding in real time higher resolutions or more simultaneous streams. In my tests, I've been able to transcode one HEVC 1080p and one 480p at the same time, or five 480p (though it will depend on the bitrate of
  19. Maybe someone does know the old/historical SAM (Software Automatic Mouth) speech synthesizer for the Commodore 64? Today I did found the github-page with the source-code and compiled it on my Orange Pi R1 - using armbian For compiling the default SDL-version I had to install the 2 additional packages with apt - libsdl1.2-dev - libsdl1.2debian before SAM did compile on armbian. I also did try libsdl2-2.0.0 (and -dev), but this didnt worked well while compiling The souce-code could be found at: https://github.com/s-macke/SAM
  20. Hello everyone! Is there anyone who tried to run Docker on armbian? Ok, let's start from the beginning: I am from the Hypriot Team (we made Docker available on ARM) and recently saw some guys successfully playing with Docker on armbian. Meanwhile, we know, that our Docker runs at least on the Cubietrack and Lamobo R1/BananaPi R1 on top of armbian! This is awesome because, you know, IoT is coming, and Docker on ARM helps get a grip on many challenges induced by IoT. However, we were only able to support Docker on Raspberry Pis so far... Imagine if Docker wou
  21. Full root filesystem encryption on an Armbian/Orange Pi PC 2 system MMGen (https://github.com/mmgen) WARNING: This tutorial has been obsoleted by Full root filesystem encryption on an Armbian system. In addition, an automated script is available, which can be downloaded here or by cloning the following repository: git clone https://github.com/mmgen/mmgen-geek-tools This tutorial provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for setting up full root filesystem encryption on an Armbian/Orange Pi PC2 system. With minor changes, it can be adapted to other Armbian
  22. Hi all, Maybe there are a lot people who got this working but for me was today the day. I buyed a time a go a cheap but fast NVME SSD from Aliexpress. The smallest one a 128GB. I have also a 512GB in my laptop and for the price they are really good. But i needed also a USB-NVME external housing. That is the Ugreen NVME 10GBps to USB adapter. In very short but i will explain more in the future. 1. Flash a MicroSD card with your favourite Armbian to the MicroSD. Update with sudo apt-get update. Also with a SSH session not a problem. 2. Place the USB dis
  23. Hi, This topic was a initially a question and become a tutorial to use push buttons on orange pi PC. This tutorial has been made with an Orange PI PC running on "Armbian_5.35_Orangepipc_Debian_jessie_default_3.4.113.img". With this example you will be able to launch 3 different scripts for each push button : /usr/local/bin/run<Wpi GPIO number>short.sh -> immediately launched when a button is pressed /usr/local/bin/run<Wpi GPIO number>long.sh -> launched after a long pression /usr/local/bin/run<Wpi GPIO number>release.sh -> launch
  24. In this tutorial we build a custom .config for OrangePiOnePlus board, eg: to remove blutooth, WiFi and or USB3.x support since the hardware is not onboard, alternatively you can adjust settings to your needs which is not in the default .config. The section mentions, if file " userpatches/linux-$KERNELFAMILY-$KERNELBRANCH.config " exists, it will be used instead of default one from " config ". This means for the OPiOnePlus : " linux-sunxi64-dev.config " should be created, but please note "dev" is just one of the three options available, which are: " current ", " legacy
  25. Armbian implements some basic 'system logging' at every startup and shutdown and contains a little utility to provide this collected information combined with some more useful debug info from user installations. All that's needed is executing 'sudo armbianmonitor -u' (or armbian-config --> Software --> Diagnostics) and then all this support related information is uploaded to an online pasteboard service automagically (see example output) How to interpret this wall of text? The output is best read from bottom to top since the most important information is collect