BUGS - NANOPI NEO

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scargill
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BUGS - NANOPI NEO

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I only started on this, this afternoon after a friend recommended I re-visit DietPi - when I last looked it was Pi only - and not that good - now - well, I'm getting excited.

So observations. I've installed the NEO version - might be NEO specific - might not - after installing my own stuff including Node-Red etc, all of which is working a treat - I decided to check out the software you can install at the press of a button..

1. LINUX DASH - at first when I put the URL in - nothing - a quick check - and it has been loaded into /var/www - it SHOULD be loaded into /var/www/html - I moved the directory and it appears to work a treat - problem solved but you might want to fix that.

2. NETDATA - the installation went fine - and at the end the report said everything had worked - but that NETDATA had FAILED. In fact as far as I can see it is absolutely fine..

That - and an observation - the RPI hardware stuff - there is somerthing called WIRINGOP - I've used it and it gives access to IO pins on the non-Pi boards - if anyone is clever enough to recompile this for the various boards - so that AT LAST these board have accurate pin-mapped IO - that would be SUCH a boon for those who are not using Raspberry PIs..

Up to now - my brief experience says this looks exceedingly good - I hope my contributions above are useful.

Pete.

http://tech.scargill.net
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Re: BUGS - NANOPI NEO

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Hi Pete,

Thanks for letting us know.

I'll run the same tests on my NEO today, hopefully see if we can replicate and track these issues you experienced. I'll be in touch.
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Re: BUGS - NANOPI NEO

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Pete:
1. LINUX DASH - at first when I put the URL in - nothing - a quick check - and it has been loaded into /var/www - it SHOULD be loaded into /var/www/html - I moved the directory and it appears to work a treat - problem solved but you might want to fix that.
As per our documentation, Linux dash URL is http://IPADDRESS/linuxdash.
I ran a test and confirmed this is working with LinuxDash + NanoPi Neo + Lighttpd (default). Did you use a choose/run Linux Dash on a webserver different to Lighttpd (the default)?
2. NETDATA - the installation went fine - and at the end the report said everything had worked - but that NETDATA had FAILED. In fact as far as I can see it is absolutely fine..
Good spot! :)

This is fine, no PID exists for NetData during the installation, because it isn't started. So when DietPi-Services stops all services at that point, NetData service from systemctl will return a failure (more of a warning).
DietPi controls services during installation. Some programs require services to be started in order for us to configure it (eg: MySQL DB additions), others require the services to be stopped else our changes wont be applied.
WIRINGOP
I've heard of WiringPi, but not OP. Is this the same software, and/or, can you provide some links or information for this so we can take a look?
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scargill
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Re: BUGS - NANOPI NEO

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That explains a lot... I have my own script which installs Apache/PHP/SQLITE/MOSQUITTO/NODEJS/NODE-RED and a load of nodes....

So I use your setup minus the setup for Apache and then run my script - which ALMOST gives me what I need. The Apache setup that I've used since Jessie came out has always put stuff in /var/www/html (though why I don't know - personally I think /var/html makes far more sense).

The only other thing I'm struggling with is Mosquitto - which simply won't run on power up but will run manually - even though Webmin shows a startup script.

Other than the above everything seems to work.

Here are some links..


My script which sets up loads of programs to make a working Node-Red setup - just tested it - the only issue being the Mosquitto start-up which I'm sitting looking at now... is here.

https://bitbucket.org/snippets/scargill/KqgAe

and that is all about Node-Red ESP home control which is featured here..

http://tech.scargill.net/home-control-2016/

My goal is to get setups for as many different types of SBC as possible and I'm hoping that DIETPI can now help with this - well done for getting it this far !!! I'd just about given up getting WIFI working on the NEO.

Incidentally when setting up the NEO with Ethernet - with a WIFI dongle plugged in - when setting the WIFI - your script says to wait - well it never comes back and you have to reboot without the Ethernet card in - something off there - but overall the result is excellent.

For WIRINGOP (Orange Pi) this works for the NEO and other boards - but the pins are all wrong - they stop you using the PWM because the pin is different etc. If someone could get to grips with this - and alter it for different boards - that would be absolutely magical...

https://github.com/zhaolei/WiringOP

Right now you can use the GPIO program from Node-Red without having to use root (EXEC NODE) to get simple GPIO control - but you have to figure out the pins the hard way - I did this here before discovering DIETPI...

http://tech.scargill.net/the-friendlyarm-nanopi-neo/

If I can get MOSQUITTO sorted I'll re-write that article to use DietPi instead because of the better WIFI - and the extra items you've put into this.
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