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Igor

Summer update. Bust.er4all boards

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v5.90 / 7.7.2019

All images were updated. It mainly goes for a bugfix update, cleanup, adding Debian Buster release. Beware that software maturity with Buster is not just there yet (even it was declared stable) and with some applications (like OMV) you will encounter problems. Kernel/BSP wise, Debian Buster is the same, uses Armbian kernel, as our other builds. Most of the builds were briefly tested, but bugs might be hiding somewhere. This is the best what is out there thanks to greater Debian community, those around boards and of course ours which pushes generic Debian/Linux to the sky :D. Enjoy the summer time.

 

What's new? -> https://docs.armbian.com/Release_Changelog/

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Great news. I'll try it out on a few boards.

Amazing list of updates. I'm very happy with 88x2bu driver. Thank you for that.

The change to lightdm is also something I can encourage.

 

1.8Ghz is the more sensible clock for the M4. I've used it to render my videos when traveling last month. 1.8Ghz performs a lot better per watt. Saving 0.5A for only 200Mhz loss(1.5A vs 2A).

I also set my lowest clock to 400Mhz vs 600Mhz default, it saved a nice bit too on the idle consumption(0.35A vs 0.5A).

I hope 2Ghz is still available.

I'm now working with the Khadas VIM3. I think it was the last trip for the M4. The VIM3 blows it away in everything.
Cheers all.

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1 hour ago, NicoD said:

I'm very happy with 88x2bu driver. Thank you for that.


You are welcome.

 

1 hour ago, NicoD said:

1.8Ghz is the more sensible clock for the M4. I've used it to render my videos when traveling last month. 1.8Ghz performs a lot better per watt. Saving 0.5A for only 200Mhz loss(1.5A vs 2A).

I also set my lowest clock to 400Mhz vs 600Mhz default, it saved a nice bit too on the idle consumption(0.35A vs 0.5A).

I hope 2Ghz is still available.


Current patch was not enable that so it needs deeper investigation why suddenly doesn't work anymore. Perhaps in the Winter? ;) 

 

1 hour ago, NicoD said:

The VIM3 blows it away in everything.


Having Odroid N2 here ... ;) which is about the same. Well, those boards will become interesting once software gets matured. 

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No issues so far with Buster on EspressoBin.

Nextcloud is faster with PHP 7.3.4 -- I am thrilled.

 

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Welcome to Debian Buster with Armbian Linux 4.19.57-mvebu64
System load:   0.06 0.12 0.15  	Up time:       8:04 hours		
Memory usage:  42 % of 990MB  	IP:            12.34.56.78
Usage of /:    18% of 908G   

 

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1 hour ago, Franky66 said:

I would like to test the buster image on my odroid n2 but in the download sections the older image stretch is still available. Did I look wrong?


Buster images for N2 were not rebuild due to sudden upstream u-boot changes which bricked the booting process. There was too small time slot to adjust with changes while I had to leave the office ... N2 could still be broken for building.

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1 hour ago, Franky66 said:

Hello Igor, sorry for asking but did you find some time for fixing the buster image for the odroid n2?


I am technically finished my 1st week of my summer vacations and there was not a single day that I worked less than 10 hours. If you wait for me ... my only possible time slot with access to hardware and do something about - is August 5-7th, but this is not the only thing that is waiting for me. Then I am traveling for two weeks, office time for a week, traveling again. Somebody else will need to solve this problem or it will take 2-3 weeks at best.

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