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NanoPi R4S questions about hw and specs

Carmella Benton

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I own a NanoPi R4S





There is written:



OS Support

FriendlyWrt 21.02
FriendlyWrt 22.03
FriendlyCore Focal Lite (Base on Ubuntu 20.04) Debian 10 Desktop
Debian 11 Desktop



But the hardware has no HDMI out or other display output. Why there is support for a Desktop OS?


I plugged in two 2 USB attached devices, because there is no WLAN capabilities? Is this correct?


Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0bc2:ab09 Seagate RSS LLC Fast SSD
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]




sudo lshw


description: Wireless interface
physical id: c
bus info: usb@3:1
logical name: wlx74da38f04203

capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192cu driverversion=6.1.50-current-rockchip64 firmware=N/A ip= link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11


What is "ethernet physical wireless"?

Is this my Edimax adapter?


My Edimax adapter is ancient, I got it out of the basement. This is still from Raspberry 2 times. Does it still meet today's performance requirements?


kind regards


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59 minutes ago, Carmella Benton said:

Why there is support for a Desktop OS?

I suggest to state this question to friendlyelec since you listed their images rather than Armbians. Armbian does not provide desktop images for this board afaik.

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