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Update:   kernel 5.6.0  boots  on my V2.  I just installed latest ayufan ubu focal unstable image and its been ok for a day now. Time will tell if this becomes my main image vs arch/manjaro/armbian.      I'll try armbian again when a stable release is out with this kernel.

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Hey suber.   I just installed LXDE 10 on mine and it's a blast....no big issues really surprised at how it runs cool and smooth.  Uses about half of my 1 GB ram and some swap space with Ffox hexchat lxterm open.    I'll try KDE Plasma soon.  Thing about rock64 boards is there's 3 versions and I had to try a few distros until I came back to ayufan after he finally caught up on his images.  He must know this board well I assume.    Board sat for a month here. I was too frustrated with it.  So try arch manjaro armbian too.

IMO the various devs focus on different uboot / kernel / userspace versions and that introduces issues.  It's an arm thing due to building for chip families vs individual boards/versions.  Try not to give up too fast on it. It's not a great or popular board for obvious reasons  (cheap) but once it works it's  a relief.  I would use an sdcard first then if thats ok, an emmc. 

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A big "thank you" to the Armbian team for the rockchip kernel update to Linux 5.4. I upgraded from the legacy kernel to the current one last night without a single issue. Ethernet now works like a charm and boot time is reduced, though I haven't properly measured it.

 

Just a question: the standby LED (red one) now blinks twice every second. What does it mean?

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38 minutes ago, Gengan said:

A big "thank you" to the Armbian team for the rockchip kernel update to Linux 5.4. I upgraded from the legacy kernel to the current one last night without a single issue. Ethernet now works like a charm and boot time is reduced, though I haven't properly measured it.

 

Just a question: the standby LED (red one) now blinks twice every second. What does it mean?

Probably a "heartbeat". Do something like "du -a /sys |grep led|grep red|grep trigger" to find the trigger file. You can feed it with "on", "off" if you like to have it constant.

As for myself I like having it on heartbeat on my SBCs since it indicates if they are under load (beat will become faster) or if the kernel freezes (heartbeat stops).

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4 hours ago, Werner said:

As for myself I like having it on heartbeat on my SBCs since it indicates if they are under load (beat will become faster) or if the kernel freezes (heartbeat stops).

Does this update vary the heartbeat speed with load?

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4 hours ago, Werner said:

 

As for myself I like having it on heartbeat on my SBCs since it indicates if they are under load (beat will become faster) or if the kernel freezes (heartbeat stops).

I also like to reference the heartbeat but sometimes I've thought to have it code out a load level in morse ;]

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1 hour ago, Technicavolous said:

Does this update vary the heartbeat speed with load?

Um I don't quite understand what you are asking for?

The higher the load the faster the heartbeat will become.

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