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Try this: https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-neo/ Authenticity and integrity check: https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Getting-Started/#how-to-check-download-authenticity More recent kernel with better support. Hi igorp, thanks for replying. Yes I know about Armbian and use it (an old version) Armbian...
support a pre-built binary for me. That I consider poor "customer' service. Agree. In open source there is no such thing as a binary blob ;) But I can imagine frustrating of such situation. I would then have a fully working solution and continue to purchase many more of the FA boards. I guess ...
Poor customer service. Is it? I am among few people that provide free support (I pay from my own pocket to save "you" days-weeks-months of your time and you give virtually nothing in return) for Armbian "customers" and people also (dare to) contact me directly all the time. 99% ...
Hi, I just downloaded the new image OS for the NanoPI Neo... Is there a page listing the MD5, etc of the image? Can you confirm there are correct? md5sum NanoPi-NEO-20191111.7z 80205b66965b7ce5559438c4dd5c1a00 NanoPi-NEO-20191111.7z sha256sum NanoPi-NEO-20191111.7z df63675612726ed6e7e87490ca1f0d8bb...
arkadi wrote:
shouldn't be this hard to flash eMMC eh?

With Armbian? Trivial.
arkadi wrote:
Hello! Linux veteran, but new to this SBC stuff.

arkadi wrote:
I tried:

Also try OS made by Linux veterans: https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-r1/
BitGid wrote:
Would a NanoPi M1 run RetroPie?
Trying to build a gameboy, and wanted something smaller than a pi2 but more capable than a zero.

Yes, with https://github.com/retr0rangepi

You might need some adjustments or this board config file: https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/m ... nopim1.fex
RaistlinMajere wrote:
Is the latest image perhaps already running the PanFrost driver ?

No end user images yet with open source panfrost driver:

but it is already possible with armbian:
sboyce wrote:
It seems there is a difference between Ubuntu and the FriendlyaArm image.

Try https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-m4/
How do you power your board? Did you try to run Armbian? https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-neo-core-2-lts/ I've tried different board connections. Both from USB and laboratory power supplies directly to +5V. After your question I tried Armbian. The result was the same. I found out what the problem was...
Vadim wrote:
I tried to load modules into modprobe and different drivers, but the problem is not in them.
Has anyone encountered such a problem and how was it resolved?

How do you power your board?

Did you try to run Armbian?
Ok, I wrote the armbian image to a separate SDHC card. I'm still getting garbage though. I just tried 115200 speed. I'm getting the same junk I got with the original image. I have verified the image and mounted the fs to check I wrote it correctly on my main computer. By: screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200...
Do the same with Armbian and it will work out of the box. In fact there are two serial consoles along with getty running by default. One is accessible via 4 pin connector, the other via mUSB. Both are configured with the same speed.

On stock images you will need to enable all this on your own.
Addition: after I realized that my dtb experiments may have led to some hardware misbehavior (I'm new to all that device-tree madness and have not got the very ideology) I obviously started over with a fresh install. 5 reboots and we're broken again. Defective board? But ubunty did not flicker at a...
Yes, last 22 years I was using self-made images only on x86. Current servers have only 2.5 years uptime. But these boot issues actually can be problems of the board. Look: There are people that runs Armbian wit years of up time. https://forum.armbian.com/search/?q=uptime&fromCSE=1 Those problem...
VERY buggy distro, sorry. :D Is this the only/first Linux you have ever seen? Now prepare for what you will experience elsewhere ... but from support on my costs I saw that you don't listen to my advices. Its hard to help this way. another distro with conventional filesystem It is not possible to b...
The bug is that armbian destroys the eMMC bootloader for some odd reason (ubuntu was doing just fine if we forget about the weird structure). Third or forth reboot it says can't find ext2 filesystem, but if i say bootz/boot it finds. Next times it refuses to boot at all. Foooock. SD card boots ok. ...
Most lightweight image, probably with kernel 5.3.y ? ... AFAIK it works but it takes a lot of time to light up the screen. Beta development kernel issues ... minor problem considering how much was needed to get here. No, 4.4.190. Funny thing, I cannot find the source! :D The configurator downloads ...
cu6apum wrote:
No need for strange eflasher. Linux as it is. Yepperz. :)

That's the point! :)

Most lightweight image, probably with kernel 5.3.y ? ... AFAIK it works but it takes a lot of time to light up the screen. Beta development kernel issues ... minor problem considering how much was needed to get here.
Things are already cleaned ;) Armbian does not have such weird partition scheme. It has identical scheme (from users perspective) on all boards virtually since the day one. A lot of work needed to get there ... Debian will get universal boot process, Armbian has it for years. What is the same as De...
Check Armbian. It has consistency across all platform. There is no uEnv.txt but armbianEnv.txt :) Afaik it's based on the same Ubuntu/Debian blend. I never encountered such weirdness in any of them, so I strongly suspect that it's unavoidable. http://opensource.rock-chips.com/wiki_Partitions Howeve...
Hi there. I'm relatively new to ARM SBCs, however 3 or 4 boards I used to work with gave easy and sensible way to manage peripherals: uEnv.txt for uBoot in Texas Instruments, or at least boot.cmd in sunxi. Here (nanopc-T4) we have hidden bootloader AND kernel, and if someone needs to add (or better...
IliaB wrote:
Hi Igor,

That's what I did eventually, trying to compile from source, too much errors..

Tried rclone https://rclone.org/ app and it works fine, I probably stick with rclone for a while.

Thanks again.

I see ... Rclone looks like a much better option.
Thanks Igor, Tried this and many other stuff, nothing helps. I guess it's impossible. Best Regards. Ilia. I saw they don't provide packages for ARM but building from sources? That should work ... if your build environment is not crippled and with assumption that their sources are alright. Sometimes...
IliaB wrote:
Hi Guys,

Someone tried to run dropbox on Neo2 successfully, will apretiate any info on this.

Thanks in advance!

Perhaps this way https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integ ... ands#build ?
Where can I find any info on kernel compatibility for NEO? What is added on top of vanilla codebase? Current manual is referring 4.14 branch from fork but there is 4.4 branch there. Also are there any working examples with something newer? https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-neo/ Patches on top of vanil...

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Is there no direct image download facility, from FTP or other ?


Scroll down to the bottom and you will find direct links on 4 different locations + torrent variant.
syedsalmanalam1 wrote:
help me what should I do?

Download Armbian for this board and plug your adaptor. It will just work.
Tinderbox (UK) wrote:
is in the bios

There is no BIOS on those little ARM boards.
Hi all in the forum Is it possible to build a realtime kernel which runs on the RK3399 nanopi M4 platform? If it is, where may I find instructions on how to do that? Thanks Maurizio I haven't try but its possible. With https://github.com/armbian/build Add proper patch set from https://cdn.kernel.or...
if excute apt-get install linux-headers-4.13.0-16-generic, and change the path in the Makefile, the driver can be compiled. but the driver can't be load with the followin error: [166779.671340] uvcvideo: version magic '4.15.0-13-generic SMP mod_unload aarch64' should be '4.14.111 SMP mod_unload aar...
pavelectric wrote:
3.5... Pulse

Aha, never tried that. I have T4 here, but nothing to plug-in ;) Office time in a few weeks ...
pavelectric wrote:
And i couldn’t get the standard audio output to work on the Armbian ...

Standard ... you mean HDMI audio? I don't know for CLI images, but on desktop HDMI is default IIRC.

alsamixer ?
pavelectric wrote:
but I would also like to have a system without a graphical shell

CLI images:
Running HD content with KODI at the moment: System: Host: nanopct4 Kernel: 4.4.179-rk3399 aarch64 bits: 32 gcc: 7.4.1 Console: tty 1 Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Machine: No /sys/class/dmi; using dmidecode: dmidecode is not installed. CPU: 6 core (-MCP-) bmips: arch: ARM clock speeds: max: 1416 MHz 1:...
How does FriendlyDesktop compare performance-wise to Armbian Bionic and Buster? Armbian is faster cca. 10-30% because of many small but effective optimizations that comes by default https://docs.armbian.com/Quick_facts/ Kernel is virtually the same, so it can't be worse. BTW. I am currently using N...
I have the "addlink S70 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4" I have only used it on Android v8.1 so far , Not getting very fast speeds only approx 500R/450W when the specs are 3000R/2000W Under Armbian 1200R/1200W with one of the fastest consumer grade SSD on the market at that time. https://forum.arm...


Simple but powerful Debian like OS build system with (upstream) kernel + lots of dedicated patches for those boards. not found in buildroot or elsewhere.
+1 I am also curious about this. I was previously running the 2018-12-19 release of FriendlyDesktop where Samsung 870 was working fine. I just updated to the 2019-06-25 and now the drive is no longer detected. I am running Samsung 960 PRO 512GB on T4 without a problem. (latest Armbian Bionic version)
Sorry, I am a newbie! I asked a question on askubuntu.com and they put my question on halt because it is not a question about ubuntu. So Friendly Desktop is not ubuntu. From this forum I do not get answers. So who will answer such simple questions like How to change keyboard layout? If it is not ub...
I have the SOM-RK3399 dev board and it's working very well so far. The only issue is that the fan on the heat sink isn't spinning. I'm running ARMBIAN 5.85 stable Ubuntu 18.04.2 on the SOM. Is there something in the FA Linux distro that enables the fan? 1st do the update to 5.90 ... there has been ...
Hello, I was testing nanopi R1 with the included Xenial based linux with kernel 4.14.111 . I need to use it with some Alfa / TPLINK wifi cards I own, but I noticed that there aren't any atheros ath9k modules included. How can I get it? Where are kernel sources and kernel config file? How can I get ...
v5.90 / 7.7.2019 added Armbian Buster images for all boards added Macchiatobin Doubleshot CSS target and images added images with test kernel v5.1.y for: Orangepi3, Lite2, One+, PineH64, Odroid C1, Teres, Pinebook added wireless drivers for 88x2bu added eMMC support for Nanopi K2 (booting from doesn...
mikegleasonjr wrote:
packages to update when I apt update?

FA doesn't provide updates.

I know my opinion is based, but Armbian has many advantages especially when we come to CLI/server cases. Its not just removing stuff which you might not need and only takes some space on your SD card.
Hi, I am building a NAS and I don't need video-related stuff. When I apt-update I always get tons of updates regarding mesa or libs or qt. Then better start here - 100% no meta qt junk: https://www.armbian.com/download/?tx_maker=friendlyelec What is Armbian? https://docs.armbian.com/Quick_facts/#be...
Do we have an estimate as to when the stable kernel will reach 4.20? 4.20 will never reach stable. Its already EOL. We provide 5.1.y (perhaps only in beta repository) but its ofc not stable yet. Check forum https://forum.armbian.com/forum/33-rockchip-3399/ to understand how far certain features are...
Welcome to Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS 3.4.39-h3 System load: 1.12 Up time: 27 sec Memory usage: 6 % of 494Mb IP: CPU temp: 49°C Usage of /: 27% of 7.2G root@NanoPi-NEO-Air:/home/pi# sudo turn-wifi-into-apmode yes Enter wireless name [default: friendlyelec-wifiap]: @@@@@ Enter password [default: 123456789]:...
Added Debian Buster images with many small fixes on kernel level and:

- kernel 4.14.131
- added wireless drivers for 88x2bu
- updated wireless drivers for Realtek 8811, 8812, 8814 and 8821
- updated wireless drivers for rtl8188eus & rtl8188eu & rtl8188etv
- added latest Wireguard driver
Harandk wrote:
Is the isp1 Driver included? rk gstreamer with dual camera supported?

It's up2date with FriendlyARM sources which means its there ... but untested since I don't have any cameras.