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There seems to be a lot of PSU options with regular 2.1mm DC jack. Has anyone tried using (or soldering their own) a Mini DIN to DC jack adapter?

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@Janne Actually pretty straight forward. If you cut the DC side of power adapter cable you will see inside there are only 2 wire. One black and one red.

Red : +12Vdc

Black : GND

 

So you can easily repurposed the 4-Pin Mini Din cable with a ATX PSU (P4 connector) or any AC/DC 12V Adapter (need 8A output at least).

 

 

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@Janne Yes that is a correct pinout. But it's quite expensive.

 

Maybe check on amazon first for Synology power adapter replacement since we use the same exact 4-pin pinout and connector.

 

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Here is my guide to upgrade omv4to5. Hopefully this will help out others looking to do the same.

 

Was able to upgrade omv4 to 5. Here is my posts and the github bash script from the omv site: I downloaded the scripts then changed to executable.

https://forum.openmediavault.org/index.php?thread/27909-omv-5-0-finally-out/&pageNo=2  
https://forum.openmediavault.org/index.php?thread/27909-omv-5-0-finally-out/&pageNo=22
https://github.com/OpenMediaVault-Plugin-Developers/installScript/blob/master/upgrade4to5
https://forum.openmediavault.org/index.php?thread/33219-upgrade-to-5-x-failure/&pageNo=1
 
Steps to reproduce:

1. Remove incompatible plugins
2. Switch over to dockers that are incompatible
3. Download the two bash scripts:
wget https://github.com/OpenMediaVault-Plugin-Developers/installScript/raw/master/upgrade4to5
wget https://github.com/OpenMediaVault-Plugin-Developers/packages/raw/master/install
4. chmod +x the upgrade4to5 chmod +x install
5. Run the upgrade4to5 as root
6. omv and plugins will fail. as describes here: https://forum.openmediavault.org/index.php?thread/33219-upgrade-to-5-x-failure/&pageNo=1
7. Remove failed packages not purge since we want config files from omv They should print out.
8. Reinstall openmediavault only
9. Reboot
10. Run this command : apt-get purge openmediavault-omvextrasorg resolvconf
11. Reboot again
12. Run the install script as root. this will install omv extras.
13. apt update
14. apt dist-upgrade
15. omv-salt deploy run nginx

16. omv-salt deploy run phpfpm

17. But remove or move upsschedule-cmd from usr/bin and bin then run  apt-get install usrmerge
18. apt install docker
19. https://forums.docker.com/t/fa…te-nat-chain-docker/78269

The docker installer uses iptables for nat. Unfortunately Debian uses nftables. You can convert the entries over to nftables or just setup Debian to use the legacy iptables.

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

sudo update-alternatives --set ip6tables /usr/sbin/ip6tables-legacy

dockerd, should start fine after switching to iptables-legacy.

sudo service docker start

20. Switch to 5.4 kernel using armbian-config refer to kobol blog: 

https://blog.kobol.io/2020/03/13/armbian-new-release/

Hopefully this helps others out.

Thanks 
 

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On 6/28/2020 at 1:38 AM, DavidGF said:

Are we supposed to upgrade our PSU? Are they all failing or was it a bad batch?

 

Honestly hard to say since capacitor failure is something not to be unexpected on such appliance PSU (you can check for other NAS brand, it's quite common). However clearly these occurrences experiences by some users are premature capacitor failure. For instance on our side we have yet to experience these capacitors failure, even though we have some setup that have been running non stop for more than 2 years now.

 

As mentioned previous we are changing PSU supplier for Helios64. Supplier which gives us more control on the capacitor brand and model. We will be using Rubycon capacitor.

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No Text on OLED-Display (Logo is ok)

 

Today I assembled my spare Helios 4 from batch 3 (which came with the bonus OLED display) and installed Armbian_20.05.2_Helios4_buster_current_5.4.43.img - nothing else yet.

 

Nearly the first thing I did was to install sys-oled, which works well with everything left at defaults, with the exception of text display: Every line of text is just a solid block of pixels . The graphical logo displays well, so cabling and OLED type (sh1106) seem to be correct.

 

 

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@Harvey I just updated sys-oled repo to fix the issue since the code wasn't aligned with latest luma.core changes.

 

Pull the git repo and reinstall (sudo ./install.sh). Let me know if it works.

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4 hours ago, gprovost said:

@Harvey I just updated sys-oled repo to fix the issue since the code wasn't aligned with latest luma.core changes.

 

Pull the git repo and reinstall (sudo ./install.sh). Let me know if it works.

Yes, it's working now, thanks a lot for the quick fix!

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