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Vincen

Orange Pi One Plus usability ?'

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Hi

 

I own since a while an Orange Pi One Plus board that I have been unable to use till now (OS images supplied by manufacturer are just a joke !). I wanted to give it a test with ARMBian as you offer now some Beta images.

As both Bionic and Stretcher are offered, is there one of them more stable or more near something finished ?

Did someone have tried the board with one of these ? and did it work ?

 

Thanks

 

Vincèn

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57 minutes ago, WarHawk_AVG said:

Unknown...Stretch img might be the best bet as it's been around longer

They will eventually dial it in...but in the mean time make sure you keep backups of the stuff you want to keep

 

Thanks for advices so tested both and it looks like both are still early testing images, not usable at all ! Mac address changes at each boot (so no way to give it a a fixed lease in DHCP) and if you put in fixed IP address when it reboots network never comes back :(

Interesting bug too: after doing system updates with apt update/upgrade, you can never reboot the system (RED led on board at boot !!).

 

If someone is interested by an useless Orange Pi One Plus v2 board let me know ;) or it'll go to electronic recycle bin and I'll know to never buy again any Orange Pi board (no support at all from manufacturer :(

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2 hours ago, Vincen said:

to electronic recycle bin

H6 SoC is getting more updates in mainline release after release. Come back in 6 months.

 

Network.. it is either broken code or you didn't use: nmtui   to configure.

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2 hours ago, Vincen said:

Thanks for advices so tested both and it looks like both are still early testing images, not usable at all ! Mac address changes at each boot (so no way to give it a a fixed lease in DHCP) and if you put in fixed IP address when it reboots network never comes back :(

If someone is interested by an useless Orange Pi One Plus v2 board let me know ;) or it'll go to electronic recycle bin and I'll know to never buy again any Orange Pi board (no support at all from manufacturer :(

did you try - when using /etc/network/interfaces - to set a hwadress like

iface eth0 inet dhcp
hwaddress 1a:2b:3c:4d:5e:6f

For not loosing the net-connection - beside the serial tty-port - its alwasy good to have a USB-Ethernet dongle which normally does get a DHCP-Adress without problems (also has the same MAC every time).

 

When the H6 OPis did get available on the market I also thought about buying one - but did read about the problems.
I didnt think that it will be so hard from H2+/H3 over H5 to a H6 CPU-system :(

 

So I did buy H5 systems like the NanoPI Neo2, K1 Plus or OPi Zero Plus H5 and the OPi Zero Plus2 H5.

 

But mostly the time will come for the systems (OK,  I also have to wait for better supper for my BPI M2 Berry and the NanoPi A64).

 

nmtui mostly work on the systems (also got 1-2 systems where I have to use a USB Ethernet because of missing drivers).

and if nmtui doenst work - on one system I got success using nmcli :) after the basic-configuration via nmcli then also nmtui did work for reconfiguration.

 

OPi PC, PC2 and One does work also fine with armbian ;)

 

...and you can always try to build yourself a newer image for your OPi via the armbian-build-system:
https://docs.armbian.com/Developer-Guide_Build-Preparation/

 

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On 12/21/2018 at 9:10 AM, Vincen said:

 

Interesting bug too: after doing system updates with apt update/upgrade, you can never reboot the system (RED led on board at boot !!).

 

The reason for this seems to be a regression or a missing commit from @Icenowy sources (https://github.com/Icenowy/linux/commits/h6-integrate-2-ugly) which has not made the jump into mainline (yet).

Therefore you either have to use the 4.18.0-rc7 kernel image (which I run two OPi 1+ perfectly fine on right now) or temporarily disable dwmac like @martinayotte did as workaround to successfully boot up the board with a kernel built from newer sources (and use a USB-Ethernet adapter).

For confirmation you can utilize a UART serial adapter to check the kernel boot for errors like "sun8i_dwmac_probe+0x164/0x518".

 

As stated mainline support has still a long way to go to better support the H6 SoC. Do not just discard the board. Just put it on the shelf and it may run fine in a couple of month.

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