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  dram >4GB
Posted by: back2future - 6 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion on ROCKPRO64 - Replies (2)

Will you provide a version of ROCKPRO64 plus with enhanced dram of around 6GB-8GB?

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  When will 11.6'' pinebook be available?
Posted by: maldus - 7 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion on Pinebook - Replies (1)

The title is self-explainatory. I am really sorry if I am asking the obvious, but I am pretty interested in the product and my best efforts weren't enough to find out any information on when it will be available again (if ever).

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  installation blues
Posted by: mranderson - 7 hours ago - Forum: Android - Replies (4)

just got my first rock64 board, I used the tutorial of installing the EMMC chip with android (the update version) That all went fine but now when i try to boot it's stuck on the android logo, doesnt move for hours. 

I'm not sure maybe I can try to install it again but I'm not able to get the device to show up on the pc now like i did before.

What can I do?



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  [Issue] All Rock leds are blinking
Posted by: Chispolas - 7 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion on ROCK64 - Replies (1)

Hi everyone,  I just bought a rock64 and my problem is that the leds (green, white and red) are always blinking...Someone can tell me whats happening? I have checked the input power, however I bought too the adapter with the rock64. 

I have noticed when all is in silent, you can heard a noise, like a clock that sound the same time the leds are blinking.

I need some help... I don't know what I should do, because is the first time trying to connect the rock64 and doesn't work.

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  Flashing full image to eMMc with a mSD card to eCMM adapter
Posted by: pytheas - Yesterday, 02:25 PM - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - No Replies

I failed to order the Pine USB Adapter for eMMC Module when ordering my Rock64.
Due to the shipping rate to Europe, ordering it later from Pine was  not an option.

So I turned to the Odroid microSD to eMMc adapter sold by Amazon at a more reasonable shipping rate.

Using Win32DiskImager, I uploaded the 32 GB microSD Bionic full image I have been using to my Windows 10 PC .
I then formatted (Full Erase (which failed), then Quick Erase) the Pine 64 GB eMMc (using the microSD adapter fitted into an SD adapter) with SDFormatter.
Last, I used Etcher to flash the Bionic image back to the eMMC card (using the same setup).
Pressing the eMMC in position on the Rock64, booting went without a hitch. ..
BTW, you immediately notice that boot time is reduced...

PS I used gparted to fill the 64GB module...

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  ip link error and loading module sch_netem
Posted by: dkebler - Yesterday, 01:28 PM - Forum: Hardware, Accessories and POT - Replies (2)

A comedy of distros
I can get armbian and dietpi to do the 'ip link set up'  to work but I can't get the hdmi to work
I can get the hdmi to work on the ayufan images but I keep getting the error

RTNETLINK answers :No such file or directory

when trying to bring up the wifi interface (not an issue on the other two distos.)

So seeing as I can't get the hdmi working on those two distos (and I must as I can't always ssh to complete my project) I need to get the ayufan image working with my usb wifi adapter.

So apparently I need to get this sch_netem module loaded.  It seems I can and the lsmod shows it is there but I can't get it to persist.

How does one go about persisting kernal modules (assuming the modprobe loads the module ok)??

see this

In general the ayufan image is 'minimal' so I imagine I might have to enable more modules so basically my question is how to do this and in particular for the sch_netem module

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  how to change for init status of gpio
Posted by: chun jong rock - Yesterday, 03:09 AM - Forum: Armbian - Replies (1)

i use the A64(512MB).
i knew the status of gpio in testing that pin 26(pi-2) is high in boot.
i wanna change it default low in boot.

Plz tell me to find a way.


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  Alpine Linux
Posted by: isndw - Yesterday, 02:03 AM - Forum: Linux - No Replies

I tried alpine linux on my raspberry pi 2 and it performs really fast. I think it is the fastest distro for soc boards out there. It would be really great if it would run also on the rock64.

Here from the raspberry pi forum:


Here are some distro's I compared and the minimal memory they need for still giving you a desktop (without nearly anything running!):
Puppy: 80Mb
Debian 6.03 standard: 64Mb
AntiX: 64Mb
Connochaet: 64Mb
Tiny Core Linux: 48Mb
Slitaz LowRam-CD: 48Mb
Alpine Linux: 28Mb (still able to open and run mc and more !)
Delicate: 16Mb (unable to open xterm)

And here from the alpine linux website:


Alpine Linux is an independent, non-commercial, general purpose Linux distribution designed for power users who appreciate security, simplicity and resource efficiency.

Alpine Linux is built around musl libc and busybox. This makes it smaller and more resource efficient than traditional GNU/Linux distributions. A container requires no more than 8 MB and a minimal installation to disk requires around 130 MB of storage. Not only do you get a fully-fledged Linux environment but a large selection of packages from the repository.

Binary packages are thinned out and split, giving you even more control over what you install, which in turn keeps your environment as small and efficient as possible.

Alpine Linux is a very simple distribution that will try to stay out of your way. It uses its own package manager called apk, the OpenRC init system, script driven set-ups and that’s it! This provides you with a simple, crystal-clear Linux environment without all the noise. You can then add on top of that just the packages you need for your project, so whether it’s building a home PVR, or an iSCSI storage controller, a wafer-thin mail server container, or a rock-solid embedded switch, nothing else will get in the way.

Alpine Linux was designed with security in mind. The kernel is patched with an unofficial port of grsecurity/PaX, and all userland binaries are compiled as Position Independent Executables (PIE) with stack smashing protection. These proactive security features prevent exploitation of entire classes of zero-day and other vulnerabilities.

So, from what i know, alpine linux would be ideal for soc boards to have a fast desktop. Compared to for example debian it has far less processes running on a working desktop and a far smaler footprint. It runs on the raspberry pi 2 faster than debian on the rock64 (with a desktop installed). Postmarketos is based on alpine linux, so to get alpine linux running would be support also that great project. It supports arm processors and there are an armhf image and an aarch64 image. Has anyone already tried it? How to configure u-boot for it?

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  Getting started documentation
Posted by: ddpbsd - 03-21-2018, 02:24 PM - Forum: Clusterboard - Replies (1)

Are there any getting started documents or posts for the cluster board? I tried setting it up, but I'm not getting very far.
I have 1 module installed, but the green lights for each slot just blink. I also don't get anything from the serial cable I've hooked up to it (using pins 7, 8, and 9).
I don't know if there's anything I need to do to power the module on or something?

I'm a newbie, so don't worry about hurting my feelings by telling me basic stuff.  Big Grin

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Star Rock64 Webserver / NAS project
Posted by: mikedhoore - 03-21-2018, 09:59 AM - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - Replies (1)

First, I would like to introduce myself briefly. I am Mike, 26 years old and I’m currently studying at Erasmus University College in Brussels.
For a lesson "Trends & Talents" I must develop a project independently that is not given in another lesson. I already started another post before deciding to use this project as my school project ( https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=5132 ).

The main idea is to build a Linux server with 2 main goals, a web server and a personal NAS(mainly for home use).

Web server
For now I own a domain name with a web hosting and no SSL.

I will install and configure Apache, MariaDB and PHP to run my HTML/PHP website, additional I will install tomcat and java to run my java projects.
I will use Let’s encrypt and Certbot to handle the SSL/TLS-certificates to make sure that all the traffic uses the safer HTTPS protocol.
Now I own a Netgear Readynas 102 with 2x3TB WD red disks, this to share my files in my home network. My Readynas is synced with a Cloud service through my Laptop.

The 2x3TB disk will be connected to the Rock with 2 “USB 3.0 to SATA III HARD DRIVE ADAPTER CABLE/ CONVERTER with UASP” cables connected to a USB 3.0 hub. I will install and configure SAMBA to share the drives in my home network over the Gigabit ethernet port.
The drives will be synced to the cloud directly from the Rock (Encrypted or not encrypted, not sure yet)

I will use a 4GB version with Debian Stretch Minimal Community Build Image by ayufan.

Most of the hardware is already ready and I’m now playing and testing with the software for the last 3 months, step by step I will post the made progress.

I will use this board to post my progress and hopefully to receive tips, tricks and feedback from you, the readers, I’ll try to share everything like schematics, scripts and step by step explanation how I installed or configured scripts and/or software.

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