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<Tonymac32> I had already done a nand-sata-install on the MC1 solo I was experimenting on, running from USB it has completed/uploaded/reported 3 work packages so far. This breaks that nodes record by 2. :P Overnight watch time.
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<Tonymac32> lanefu this XU4 thing might be something to do with disk access. I also turned down the commit time to 120 from 600 since I'm on the USB and not an SD card.
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<Tonymac32> I chose the worst one of the bunch, it only managed to upload 3 work packages over 5 days before, it's done 8 so far today without a hiccup
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<Werner> Good morning.
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<Tonymac32> Good night. ;)
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<IgorPec> Good morning :)
<Werner> Morning Igor
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<ArmbianTwitter> @pd0alx (Alexander PD0ALX): Hey @armbian, a question: how can I see if my Pine64 and Odroid N2 are using accelerated video drivers when running X under the latest 20.02 release? (7s ago)
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<alyssa> Silly question but - is it possible to "de-armbianize" an installed system?
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<alyssa> That is - given a board with Armbian (Debian) installed, is it enough to remove Armbian repos from apt/source etc and then have upstream Debian running (in effect using Armbian for the initial install only)?
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<alyssa> It looks like it should work (famous last words)
<steev> yes, but you won't get kernel updates
<steev> since those come from the armbian repositories
<alyssa> steev: awesome :)
* alyssa is building her own kernels anyway
<steev> you can also
<steev> there you go :)
<alyssa> Mostly I just wanted to avoid a date with debootstrap ^^
<steev> whoa, debootstrap isn't that bad
* alyssa raises eyebrow cynically
<steev> you can also convert it to a derivative if you want, by installing the deriv key, and then pointing at their repos. that's what i do on some machines with kali before i start working on supporting it myself
<alyssa> update/upgrade/dist-upgrade was successful, I've got upstream debian testing running here. thank you!
<alyssa> (here = odroid n2)
<alyssa> check back in a year for foss graphics drivers ;-)
<steev> <3 thank you for all the panfrost work!
<steev> does testing have a new enough mesa? i thought it was still a bit behind on having the fixes
<alyssa> for which borad?
<alyssa> *board
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<lanefu> Tonymac32: oh interesting.. you think its becoming iobound and just crashing?
<lanefu> Tonymac32: not sure if armbian defaults to mount options but noatime,nodiratime would eaise Io a bit
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<Tonymac32> lanefu it still crashed on USB, but it got 14 wp's complete before it did, so I feel like IO is part of it.
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<lanefu> run like `iostat -mx 5` on a terminal when its owrking lets see what IO looks like
<Tonymac32> it will be key to snag this when a task hits 100%. I do see %wrqm spiking to 85 now and again just in normal operation
<lanefu> wrqm is an okay thing ot have high... you care more about the iowait stuff
<lanefu> wrqm == write requests merged -- aka how many IO's it's consolidating from the OS and performing as a single IO request to the actual storage
<lanefu> if you have high rrqm it means that you can increase read-ahead on a blockdevice
<lanefu> are you runnig debian or ubuntu?
<Tonymac32> right, wait is between 2 and 6 at the moment, I'm going to leave it runing and see if I get a final report before it throws the flag and dies
<Tonymac32> debian
<lanefu> k.. i was gonna say install net data and you can have pretty realtime data
<lanefu> a little more work for deb
<Tonymac32> we shall wait and see
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<steev> IgorPec: Tonymac32: weird-ish question - on armbian, /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuX/cpufreq/cpuinfo_cur_freq is chmod 666, but on other systems it seems to be 600; i don't see it being set anywhere in /etc though. is this something armbian-* does?
<IgorPec> could be, yes
<steev> ah, thank you kindly
<IgorPec> not running armbian is bad :)
<steev> i have toyed with a pull request to add kali as a supported distro in it :P
<steev> but i'd need to convince y'all to apply the kali-wifi-injection patch to the kernels
<IgorPec> wifi injections is already there for years
<steev> i don't recall seeing it in any of the current kernels
<IgorPec> its in all kernels, for most important wifi chipsets
<steev> right, our patch enables it for all mac80211 drivers as well though (and we do those specific drivers through dkms)
<IgorPec> most of the onboard wireless (drivers) is crap, but we could try anyway
<steev> kinda true, yeah
<steev> it's not about the onboard though, it's opening it up to all the various wifi cards (i have around 50 here)
<IgorPec> i only have 30 - 35 :)
<steev> that being said, that would be awesome, i'll try to find some time this weekend to throw it up as a pull request
<steev> sarnold: they do
<steev> htop's cpufreq support runs through the user, and if the user can't read it, the user can't read it
<IgorPec> yes, and that's our default way
<steev> si, im trying to add it in because i like it :)
<IgorPec> there are more things you might want to like. its simpler to install katooling or similar on top of armbian to have near to kali experiences
<IgorPec> but yeah, wifi part has to be solved
<steev> i just set the repos to kali instead of buster and upgrade in place (after adding our key)
<sarnold> steev: thanks
<steev> the big thing is having to pass -o dpkg::options::="--force-overwrite" whenever there's a firmware update
<IgorPec> which firmware update?
<IgorPec> for wifi stuff?
<steev> armbian-firmware conflicts with kali's default metapackages because we pull in the proper firmware-X files (occasionally)
<IgorPec> ah, this firmware is a total mess.
<IgorPec> generally
<steev> true
<steev> i'll probably see if i can also set it up to provides/breaks/conflicts (haven't looked at which is correct) at some point
<IgorPec> we are trying to go this path https://github.com/armbian/build/issues/1837
<steev> oh nice, that would fix it up nicely indeed
<steev> sarnold: fwiw, this is what it looks like when the permissions are incorrect - https://dev.gentoo.org/~steev/files/Screenshot_2020-03-23_13-51-34.png
<IgorPec> yes, but need some rework
<sarnold> steev: oh *wow*
<sarnold> at least it just leaves things blank, heh
<steev> indeed
<Tonymac32> I don't feel so bad about AMlogic devices hating my small monitor, apparently windows 10 won't recognize it either, at least not my work laptop
<IgorPec> oh, that's good news for us and bad for you :)
<Tonymac32> hahaha
<Tonymac32> In other news, my wife thinks I'm nuts, I'm making some sauerkraut (apparently no one wanted to buy the stores out of cabbage)
<IgorPec> echt german stuff :)
<Tonymac32> My entire mother's family is German, it's where I learned these terrible things
<Tonymac32> :)
<IgorPec> haha, i ran out of saussages but do have cabbage :(
<IgorPec> but under those circumstances ... shop is the last place to go
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<Tonymac32> It only got bad over the last week here, so my last trip was last week. I do have a delivery service, it isn't everything but you can get some meats/fruits/vegetables
<sarnold> I have been wondering if I ought to head over to my local german import shop to buy some of their spicy bierwurst.. it's been over a month since I've had one, and they can't serve food any more, but if they are open would probably sell the sausages..
<Tonymac32> I don't know that we have German import shops, but we do have a huge number of Polish folks here, just like in Pittsburgh (OK, probably even more in Pittsburgh)
<Tonymac32> I am from the Appalachian mountains, the only people to stay there were German and Scottish. Quite the combo.
<Werner> Invent German whisky or Scottish beer :P
<Tonymac32> actually Scottish whisky with German fruits
<Tonymac32> commonly known as moonshine
<Tonymac32> :)
<Tonymac32> Since the whisky is illegal, I use rum, which is a bit more traditional
<Tonymac32> There are Scottish beers, have you ever tried them?
<Werner> Not yet
<Tonymac32> well, you can't see through them generally. ;)
<Werner> ^^
<Tonymac32> I need to seriously improve my German though, I will need to travel to Frankfurt sometime after the apocalypse. I'm afraid it's been 15 years since I studied it, and have made infrequent use in the meantime. :/
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<Werner> Falls dir mal danach ist frag einfach ;)
<Tonymac32> haha danke. It's so bad these days I can only read (slowly) and ask for beers. :)
<sarnold> what more do you need? :)
<Tonymac32> My neverending exposure to Spanish is not helping either hahaha
<sarnold> "ein mal bitte"
<Werner> what sarnold said :P
<Tonymac32> hahaha
<Tonymac32> I had 5 years of instruction, so hopefully I can get it back quickly.
<Werner> Learning by doing is best practice I think
<Tonymac32> agreed, I also work for a German company so I have some material to work with. :)
<sarnold> schoen :)
<Werner> Gut gut
<Tonymac32> Michigan is shut down completely for 3 weeks, so I'm not certain how busy I will be in a week or so, will probably have some time
<sarnold> I was supposed to be in frankfurt three weeks ago; it'd been ages since I've practiced my german, and I found duolingo a very easy way to get a fair chunk of practice
<sarnold> (I've been doing duolingo for russian for a few years, and it's way slower progress for me than german was, but that was back in the "go to the store and buy a book" days)
<Tonymac32> I looked at Russian very briefly, but given the alphabet, and no one who spoke it around me, abandoned the idea
<Tonymac32> At work it is all people from Mexico, Germany, Romania, and France. The English that is spoken there, well...
<Tonymac32> Not "correct", let's say
<sarnold> I've noticed at conferences and meetings that quite often the non-native english speakers can keep up with each other way better than native english speakers can; my guess is non-natives are more flexible in what they can understand.. have you noticed anything similar? or am I guessing too much?
<Tonymac32> No, in some cases this is true
<Tonymac32> I have found the opposite to be true of written documents, however, Germans like to say "tightness" when discussing something being sealed from the environment, for example
<Tonymac32> for the guys in Mexico and the US that means there should be a torque spec
<Tonymac32> :D
<sarnold> hahaha
<Tonymac32> and in Spanish, the word for "Solder" and "weld" is the same
<Tonymac32> so
<Tonymac32> that lack of language precision causes confusion
<sarnold> things I'd never considered before :)
<Tonymac32> Engineering requires some special considerations in language. The two extremes are Spamish and German in my opinion
<Tonymac32> German: "We literally threw 12 words together so that this is exactly the thing with no questions"
<Tonymac32> Spanish: "It's like that other thing, but green"
<Werner> xD
<Tonymac32> UNLESS
<Tonymac32> the Germans have decided to use the word "zeug"
<Tonymac32> in which case you have "flying stuff"
<Werner> Haha, yeah, we really like adding this suffix to stuff
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<cordeiroviaweb> hi all
<cordeiroviaweb> i have an A95X F2, according to my research its a Amlogic S905X2
<cordeiroviaweb> and i want to run armbian on it
<cordeiroviaweb> but i come from a universe of grub....
<cordeiroviaweb> i have no idea how to use uboot
<cordeiroviaweb> any help? page i can read?
<cordeiroviaweb> so help me out to understand this
<cordeiroviaweb> why dont we have something like grub on ARM?
<cordeiroviaweb> because of the 100 property graphic libraries?
<cordeiroviaweb> like, on x86 we have grub -> linux kernel + initramrd
<IgorPec> x86 is a world of standards, arm of diversity
<IgorPec> each board family boot in a different way
<IgorPec> and making unified boot is extremly expensive
<IgorPec> in such situation
<cordeiroviaweb> im i correct to say that the manufactures made it hard on purpose, so we change on that?
<IgorPec> they make it to the point that device serves purpose
<IgorPec> which is in arm world all about
<IgorPec> a device is made for a single purpose
<IgorPec> we, armbian, wants to make it unified but our budget is zero
<cordeiroviaweb> can i donate?
<cordeiroviaweb> yes i can :P
<IgorPec> but sadly with donations we can't cover any R&D costs
<cordeiroviaweb> how much do i need to donate for someone on this channel to help me out?
<IgorPec> servers, electricity
<IgorPec> that's not on the price list
<IgorPec> support in as is way is limited only to the selected hardware we have (almost) full access
<IgorPec> remember diversity?
<cordeiroviaweb> how much i need to donate for someone on this channel to make a wiki page explaining what needs to done from the x86 perspective?
<IgorPec> donation is free willing act.
<IgorPec> we don't provide services
<cordeiroviaweb> like "you know grub? here we have uboot. you know the menu to chose the kernel, here we have this compiled(almost txt) file with the boot info)"
<IgorPec> when all our bills are paid and fuilltimers will do the job we do i will do it for free, ok ?
<cordeiroviaweb> ok
<cordeiroviaweb> im just saying. for the rest of the world this ARM thing is counterintuitive.
<IgorPec> it depends from the perspective. it serves the purpose.
<IgorPec> if you want x86 experience, armbian is the best you got
<cordeiroviaweb> A good wiki explaining how you got those 200 devices images may help 1000 users make the support for their own devices.
<IgorPec> you are the one who wants to use a hardware for the different purpose it was build for
<IgorPec> the problem is that nobody covers the time we are loosing
<IgorPec> for making things, now you also wants educating
<IgorPec> even knowledge is there, where i pointed you out
<cordeiroviaweb> i understand. welcome to Linux :P . but if you have any time. explaning your knowledge in a formated way (not a search for 2 useful replies in 100 useless ones) may be more helpful in the long run
<cordeiroviaweb> There will always allot more devices coming in than your support capability
<IgorPec> i am explaining my knowledge way too much.
<IgorPec> and i know where our limits are.
<cordeiroviaweb> please think about it. A main "Armbian on ARM"
<cordeiroviaweb> 1st step. search our suported devices
<IgorPec> i already did. I waste 10+ hours daily on this.
<IgorPec> 1step. stop
<IgorPec> and get familiar with the situation.
<cordeiroviaweb> can you point me to that wiki page?
<IgorPec> if you want to wate time on new hardware, start here: https://forum.armbian.com/forum/22-board-bring-up/
<IgorPec> wiki about what?
<cordeiroviaweb> about the steps needed to make armbian run on a board.
<cordeiroviaweb> from the fully suported
<IgorPec> there is about 50 x more hardware then resources and on each developer, there is 1000 users
<IgorPec> which board?
<cordeiroviaweb> any
<IgorPec> there is no universal recipe
<cordeiroviaweb> a wiki page to cover the newcomer
<cordeiroviaweb> "search this list" no? "search for kernel support"
<IgorPec> if you don't have a background in embedded computing ...
<cordeiroviaweb> basicaly something more in the format of Documentation instead of forum
<IgorPec> have you donated 100.000 EUR?
<cordeiroviaweb> exacly my point igor
<cordeiroviaweb> most of the world does not have background on embedded computing
<IgorPec> then get one and come back
<cordeiroviaweb> a wiki page would be usefull to get us up to speed
<IgorPec> i can't afford to teach you, too expensive
<cordeiroviaweb> not me, the world
<cordeiroviaweb> 1 page
<IgorPec> world doens't pay even electricity
<IgorPec> and what is wrong with forum? Its a big chunk of knowhow
<cordeiroviaweb> something like this:
<IgorPec> this is not grub
<cordeiroviaweb> how may replies do i need to read in grub development forum to get all that info?
<IgorPec> grub is upper level, like windows
<IgorPec> but you have to get there somehow
<IgorPec> none, there is nothing like grub
<cordeiroviaweb> its not about grub
<cordeiroviaweb> its about the wiki page
<cordeiroviaweb> info is there
<IgorPec> each device is different
<cordeiroviaweb> compressed
<IgorPec> check manufacturer manuals, armbian hasn't define how chip boots
<cordeiroviaweb> yes but uboot is the same right?
<IgorPec> yes and no
<cordeiroviaweb> i know,,, versions...
<cordeiroviaweb> but generaly speaking
<cordeiroviaweb> and i know i may need to know some binary memory addresses to place on uboot
<IgorPec> then what do you want from me?
<cordeiroviaweb> what are the those addresses? ( i dont know) here a wiki would be usefull
<IgorPec> but i can't give you that.
<cordeiroviaweb> i know. and im not asking you to do it
<sarnold> sounds like you ought to be asking whoever made the device you bought
<cordeiroviaweb> im asking you to think about if your time is not much more useful to make such a wiki then to provide specific device support
<IgorPec> there is absolutely no way that I will do anything like that
<IgorPec> we stroggle to maintain this project
<cordeiroviaweb> Then this project will die... because you will fail to get average users into your ranks. only hardcore self motivated users will be able to join and help
<IgorPec> and?
<cordeiroviaweb> nothing more. just that
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<IgorPec> how many times must i tell you that we don't have funds for such luxury?
<cordeiroviaweb> im asking you to think if its not a priority instead of a luxury
<IgorPec> if you want to talk about priorities, you have to become a partner first
<cordeiroviaweb> im not asking to know them. im asking you to think about it
<IgorPec> i did, there is nothing i can do about
<cordeiroviaweb> GG then :)
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