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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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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?

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

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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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Hello

Is it possible to upgrade by changing debian repositories as for x86_64?

Or do you need to flash a new image on micro-sd?

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21 minutes ago, constantius said:

Hello

Is it possible to upgrade by changing debian repositories as for x86_64?

Or do you need to flash a new image on micro-sd?

Its possible to update stretch to buster, but to be sure its better to flash a new image.

 

On a BeagleBoneBlack (not armbian but debain stretch I did 

 

under stretch:

apt update -y

apt upgrade -y

apt dist-upgrade -y

 

replaced the content of /etc/apt/soucres.list with:
 

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ buster/updates main contrib non-free

under buster:

apt update -y

apt upgrade -y

apt dist-upgrade -y

reboot

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On 7/22/2019 at 10:14 AM, Franky66 said:

@Igor

My big thank to you for your work. I will check the images and will give feedback for errors etc.

Hello, I'm interested in armbian buster for odroid n2 too... Were you able to check it?

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On 8/19/2019 at 3:38 PM, NicoD said:

You could use balbes150 his N2 Buster image. This is with kernel 5.2. But almost everything works as it should.

Otherwise you could build a Buster image yourself if you've got an x86 pc.
https://docs.armbian.com/Developer-Guide_Build-Preparation/

 

OK, thank you. I'm using Armbian_5.91_Odroidn2_Debian_buster_default_4.9.185.7z image and it works well: I've installed NextcloudPi and I'm successfully using it on daily basis, although dmesg reports some minor errors.

I also tried to build a Buster image strictly following the docker method described in the Armbian guide, but with no luck, as kernel compilation fails.

At this point, considering promising progresses of the linux-meson project, probably I'll wait for G12B SoC integration in the mainline before trying to compine a new kernel.

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@Igor Thanks for the work. Struggled around with an Icinga2 installation on a bpi-m64 with stretch. Upgraded to Debian Buster, installed the Icinga2 package from within the Debian repositories and everything works : )

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Upgrade on a Banana Pi bpi-m2+ and on a Solid-Run Clearfog base also works like a charm :wub:

 

I had a problem with my iptables rules. Buster changes the system to use nf_tables or so. I had no time yet to look deeper into this. So for whom that needs the iptables rules, you can switch back to iptables.

 

update-alternatives --set iptables /usr/sbin/iptables-legacy

 

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