pine64: massive date/time clock problem


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45 minutes ago, bwims said:

I'm not running Armbian


Than you are not our "customer" we can help. Download Armbian. Its in any case much better than what you run now. One of the biggest difference is support. For Armbian you can count to get it, for the other whatever thing you are using, you are on your own.

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Armbian is a community driven open source project. Do you like to contribute your code?

I attempted to upgrade one of my Pines running 4.19 to 20.04 LTS. It didn't complain, but I discovered when it rebooted that the installation had wiped out several files in my /boot directory. No idea why, but I couldn't recover from it.

I ended up just starting from scratch with the Armbian Focal distribution. I'm now running that on two of my three Pines (I finally gave up on the fourth one, as it kept having various hardware issues). It's only been a couple of days, but there've been no time jumps yet with the new kernel (5.4-43).

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5 minutes ago, chaseadam said:

just experienced this issue again in fedora which uses an upstream kernel. Is armbian using any special patches for this issue?

 

Armbian is doing many things to get stuff to work, fix bugs, etc.  In fact that is one of the primary raisons d'être for Armbian in the first place, as well as one of the main differences between Armbian and Debian/Ubuntu.

 

Insofar as running GNU/Linux on SBCs goes, Armbian is likely your best bet, unless you really want to start digging deep into kernel patches and other stuff like that.  Sorry if you are a Fedora guy, but other distros (including upstream mainline Debian themselves) are no where close to us in this regard, on SBCs anyway, due to all the various hardware and other peculiarities of these otherwise fascinating little boards...

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