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OK, thank you for these links. I actually tried 4.19.20, but g_ether did not work. Does it matter if I use bionic or stretch download. As it was not working on Armbian, I ask in their forum and received as answer that it doesn't work: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/9530-nano-pi-neo-air-ssh-using-u...
Hi, I would like to know if someone was able to use g_ether on the NanoPi Neo Air. It is very important for me to be able to connect via ethernet to the NanoPi Neo Air using the USB interface (the micro usb port, not using the other usb interfaces on the 2,54mm headers). I have tried Armbian and th...
If you are using their sources I can't help. No idea how they put their images together ... this is ARM, there are not much standard solution and GRUB is not used at all. If you use our build system https://github.com/armbian/build kernel packages made that way are installed with dpkg -i u-boot_or_k...
Hi, I am running Armbian Bionic on my Nanopi Neo2 and would like to install the https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au drivers for my Alfa AWUS036ACH. When I choose to compile the dkms modules for the Nanopi Neo2 it fails using this cpu: CONFIG_PLATFORM_ARM_SUN50IW1P1. Is this the correct compila...
mikegleasonjr wrote:
modprobe overlay2 gives me "modprobe: FATAL: Module overlay2 not found in directory /lib/modules/4.4.143"

any way we can run the latest Docker?


https://www.armbian.com/download/?tx_maker=friendlyelec
JAGITA wrote:
There is no forum from Armbian that I can ask question on Fire3.


There is. Here:
https://forum.armbian.com/forum/11-othe ... ed-boards/
Bluetooth is ... problematic. I did have some success with our Bionic desktops and with Cubietruck (which has similar chip) and Tinkerboard ... I could easily connect audio sink to my BT speaker and sound worked instantly. Try Armbian, enable codec (that's support for analog audio which you are tryi...
I solder wires to 2 of the 4 pads on this small board. I test for sound but get none. Edit the "nano /etc/asound.conf" and do aplay /root/Music/test.wav and don't play any sound. I can only set the /etc/asound.conf to card 1 else the aplay will error. What is the right setting to use the ...
Hello, I wish I could add GSM communication to the NanoPi M4 board under Ubuntu. Can you point me to an example that would describe the hardware to acquire and how to configure it ? Cordially Via 4G modem? If it is supported, armbian-config -> enable/disable LTE https://github.com/armbian/config/bl...
toms wrote:
The integrated WiFi will not enter Monitor mode under FriendlyCore. Can anyone tell me the 'chipset' used for WiFi on the T4, or if there is an alternative driver that supports this function.


OOB most of the drivers doesn't support such features.

AP6356S driver (at least on mainline) is brcmfmac
Good... We continue to get the truth about our fees with you) The answer to the technical support for the inclusion of the SPI interface was simple - read http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/FriendlyThings_for_RK3399#SPI It says about the Android operating system, and in their opinion, every...
Is there any way to overclock nanopc T4 and can we select which cpu group will be used ? Armbian comes overclocked OOB. You can go a little more, but you need damn good cooling and you risk failures. Default overclock: https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/master/patch/kernel/rk3399-default/overclo...
https://forum.armbian.com/topic/9326-ne ... erboard-s/

The exact same way goes on this board.
I'm also looking to install/use zfs and have been wrestling with the same problem. Tried both the FriendlyDesktop and lubuntu images and both seem to be stuck on 4.4.143 kernel and although I can use the ubuntu kernel upgrade utility to find and "install" different kernels none of them ac...
axd wrote:
Hello. Can you help me please. How to make emmc read only on NanoPi Neo plus2? My file system crashing after hard shutdowns...
Thank you.


Armbian Bionic versions:

armbian-config -> system -> Overlayroot (Enable virtual read-only root filesystem)
Hello, I followed the NanoPi Neo Air setup instructions and my device is starting correctly according to the two LEDs. But I cannot access it via Putty from my Windows 10 PC, it is recognized as "Linux File Store Gadget USB Device". Could somebody please help me, do I need to alter any fi...
There is a lot of cheap 10.1 inches lcd on market, often have a resolution of 1280 x 800. I connected this lcd with h3disp using the mode of 1280 x 720 (720i). Everything works, but aspect ratio is wrong. (800->720) Is there a fast and simply possibility to set 1280x800 resolution in Armbian? Simpl...
So is it worth waiting for a "non-amateur solution"? Stable and fast core for this chip / board. Yes. As I understand it, the RK3399 is not bad at all, on its basis almost all manufacturers have made ready-made boards. And the board (M4) in the Raspbery factor is generally an ingenious de...
azzysisi wrote:
There is no forum from Armbian that I can ask question on Fire3. So I ask my questions here.


Other supported boards
Odroid XU3/XU4/HC1, Nanopi Fire3, Nanopc T3/T3'+
https://forum.armbian.com/forum/11-othe ... ed-boards/
I'd love to see and try the clean kernel of Ubuntu 4.18. And at its base to assemble your own system. We are waiting for the release of a good version of Ubuntu Core 18.04 with kernel 4.18, because there is a lot of potential on the M4 board. Sincerely, Pavel. This is probably the best (and only) U...
Thanks for sharing your recommendation. Armbian looks like a nice project. I'll keep an eye on it. For now, it looks as if the image for this platform is not up to the point where I can use it. Hardware support (particularly gpu-side) seems to be behind the friendlydesktop image. Most of people beh...
1. The armbian image is a work in progress and thus not fully supported. 2. It is based on a similarly out of date kernel. Armbian has higher standards and takes word support seriously. Since kernel features for this platform are not fully done, builds have a label "testing". In Armbian s...
zdea wrote:
I'm also working on this. Trying to get ZFS running but without headers or an upgraded kernel/kernel module I can't get it going. Hoping someone else has had more luck though I'll keep cracking at it.


This is very simple to solve: https://www.armbian.com/download/?tx_maker=friendlyelec
Right now, I managed to flash an Arch Linux rootfs to an eMMC card and it loads perfectly, although I've tried replacing the existing uboot and kernel with no success. While most guides for the rockchip say to directly add these images to the mmcblk1 disk, the NEO4 shows separate mmcblk1boot0 and m...
I am trying to build a wifi mesh network for urban robotics and would like to use the nanopi duo for the meshnetworking algorithms. I saw that an option for purchasing the NanoPi Duo is the "Kingspec 64GB MiniPCIe mSATA Half-size SSD for Industrial (+$45.00)", while I don't want to purcha...
CodeNemo wrote:
igorp wrote:


Here are sources definitions for Armbian:
https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/m ... nf#L34-L35

Bugs in Armbian are present in official builds as well.

I don't want to waste your time.
This is the kernel config file for those builds: https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/master/config/kernel/linux-s5p6818-next.config If you want something that is missing and is nice to have, sent a PR https://www.armbian.com/get-involved This way your custom kernel features are not getting overwri...
This script https://github.com/armbian/build produce a bootable image.
I’m trying to make my own kernel for NanoPC-T3 using the source from FA’s github. Both eMMC system and SD card system have no files in /boot while GRUB not installed. Config finished and kernel compiled, I installed GRUB2 and ran update-grub, it seemed succeed but no change after reboot. How should...
I also would like to know how to get the NanoPC-T4 to boot exclusively from an M.2 SSD. I'll likely be running DietPi. You can't boot directly from NvME. With Armbian this works the usual way out of the box - boot from eMMC, root on NvMe. I am not aware if stock kernel + dietpi spaghetti scripting ...
I agree on the slow response.. I was not shipped the right heat sink so I am just using Raspberry pi heatsinks as a temporary measure so some of my problem may be heat related. It just seems slow when you click on something. It can take a while to start. I am running Armbian Ubuntu. I would say for...
Android is just "a shell". NVME support is kernel problem and it works there for some time. But if support is enabled in kernel that is part of the Android ... I don't know. Don't use it.
fitter wrote:
I'm out of ideas now.


Did you try Armbian? There are 3 different kernels for this board. Perhaps you need to set fixed CPU speed?
https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-neo/

I2C for running OLED display is supported but needs to be enabled via armbian-config.
Jimmy wrote:
I did get my nanopi working the way I thought it should. I got it to boot from the eMMC and that seemed to make it faster.


Check: https://github.com/ThomasKaiser/sbc-ben ... Results.md
and use
https://www.armbian.com/download/
Personally I tested Volumio and DietPi: I started with Volumio at the beginning and finally I stayed at DietPi because a lot easier to set up: it is light and efficient. Now compare with Armbian which will run from faster to much faster (depending on application). It is also lighter, cleaner, comes...
I2C displays should work like on any other board but not sure if support is enabled by default.
Default kernel doesn't have some of the right bits turned on. I have an alternate config file I'm working on here: https://github.com/ericvh/kernel-rockchip/blob/nanopi4-linux-v4.4.y/arch/arm64/configs/nanopi4_docker_defconfig Docker works, but still working on Kubernetes. Docker and Kubernetes sho...
I've seen references to using the mainline kernel on these boards For example in the wiki: If you are using H3/H5/H2+ series board with mainline kernel, the easier way is using npi-config. Or when I google around it seems like there's some discussion of this in the Armbian threads (https://forum.ar...
mnxford wrote:
BUMP


Power and data. On Armbian it is used as serial console.
Would prefer to be using the friendlyelec images, for sure :) FA is doing hardware design and minor board related kernel fixes while community of hackers pushes the kernel (hopefully) to the perfection. No maker has resources to fix much of the problems. Their images are on the proof of concept lev...
This is on a nanopi M4 .. no button. However, even with the eMMC out, it still won't boot from those images On M4 you can't boot from SD card when bootable eMMC is inserted. I was already trying to find a solution (on Neo4 but the problem is =) ... but apparently no go. I did get it to boot the arm...
Hold boot button when powering the board otherwise it will boot from onboard flash.
Kyuubrand wrote:
well.. still the same problem... i think that my board have a problem, because install in a new SD, works fine 3-4 days and never work again...i try the ambiam image but wont star... so i dont know...:/


Won't start? Can you get some serial console logs to see why it doesn't?
braincore wrote:
I'm also seeing this problem. In addition, I consistently have to open a new console and kill `mandb` which refuses to exit in order for my apt package installations to complete.


I ran hostapd with Armbian without any problems.
danielwilson654 wrote:
Alternatively, what usb adapters work best?
Thanks!


https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-neo-air/
and scroll down to the "Tested 3rd party hardware"
On most questions, I can't answer since I am not related to FA. Beware a few things. Software and hardware development is sometimes happening in the real-time (because "we want them now" is already too late). This means things were just designed and the first prototype was made and the inf...
1. Initial RK3399 and FA support are decent and you have www.armbian.com Linux for SBCs and a strong community around the project.
4. Check this: https://github.com/ThomasKaiser/sbc-ben ... Results.md