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by fredrikj
18 Jun 2022, 04:20
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Buster image ?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Buster image ?

@drdr6 There is a Debian 11 Bullseye installer too. Bullseye supersedes Debian 10 Buster. Do you have any particular reason not to try the latest version of Debian for B3? http://install.excito.org/bullseye/b3/bullseye-1.0/ - Bullseye installer https://forum.excito.com/viewtopic.php?t=6522 - Bullsey...
by fredrikj
23 May 2022, 08:28
Forum: Development
Topic: Debian bullseye (11) image 1.0 released for B3
Replies: 17
Views: 1803

Re: Debian bullseye (11) image 1.0 released for B3

Mouette, I saw this commit:
> Imported new upstream version 5.10.117
https://github.com/Excito/kernel-5.10/c ... e02f05d339

Does that mean that you'll roll out kernel 5.10.117 as a stable update to all bullseye users now? If so, yay! :)
by fredrikj
13 May 2022, 11:44
Forum: Development
Topic: End of Arch Linux support for Excito devices
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: End of Arch Linux support for Excito devices

The current release of Debian, 11 Bullseye, has planned LTS - Long Term Support - until June 2026. So you'll get a few years more with Debian. https://wiki.debian.org/LTS As far as I know there hasn't been any final decision yet on whether the next version of Debian will support armel/amv5te. But it...
by fredrikj
10 Apr 2021, 03:50
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Leaking RTC batteries
Replies: 7
Views: 5471

Annual reminder to replace your RTC batteries

April seems like a good month to make the annual "Remember to check your RTC battery" -month, right? :) I just opened my B3 and found a small mess of dried up powdery stuff from a leak around the RTC battery. I suppose I can just try it my self, but does anyone know if the B3 works well en...
by fredrikj
20 Mar 2021, 08:13
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Openning the b3
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Re: Openning the b3

As Gordon mentions the two L-shaped profiles are attached to the hard drive and are the only things that keeps the hard drive in place in the box. The L-profiles themselves are only attached to the hard drive and not screwed to the box. Likewise the hard drive is connected to the B3 circuit board on...
by fredrikj
01 Jul 2020, 03:11
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: B3 as gateway, throughput issues ...
Replies: 5
Views: 6359

Re: B3 as gateway, throughput issues ...

I seem to recall that someone posted the results of network throughput tests here on the forum before. Probably many years ago. If you search the forums you might get lucky. N.B: It might be that I confuse it with disk performance tests though, because I'm certain there are several theads about that...
by fredrikj
12 Apr 2020, 03:58
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 25
Views: 21055

Re: How many B3's out there ?

I have a B3 running 24/7, and a spare that has seen little use except some experiments. I'm not using easyfind, so there was at least 201 active installations last year. :)
by fredrikj
07 Dec 2019, 03:05
Forum: Development
Topic: Re: The server repo.excito.org is down
Replies: 3
Views: 6125

Re: The server repo.excito.org is down

OldB3User wrote: 06 Dec 2019, 06:07 Hello. repo.excito.org appears to be down for me. Is it for anyone else?
It is not just you, the server isn't responding at this time. I believe Mouette is hosting it, so I suppose we'll hear from him soon.
by fredrikj
22 Sep 2019, 03:26
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: myownb3.com problems
Replies: 29
Views: 52846

Re: myownb3.com problems

It appears that the domain registration for myownb3.com has expired either intentionally or unintentionally. The whois record indicates that there was a new registration for the domain on 2019-09-16 and that it was updated yesterday 2019-09-21. It appears to have been taken over by some domain squat...
by fredrikj
18 Aug 2019, 03:26
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Excito Bubba 3 - compatible SSDs ?
Replies: 7
Views: 10486

Re: Excito Bubba 3 - compatible SSDs ?

I have used two different generations of Intel SSD in my b3 without any problems. I currently use a Intel DC S3500, which is a bit on the pricey side, but I wanted a drive with power loss protection. Like you, when I search the forum I see no clear pattern of which SSD:s works or not. There's at lea...
by fredrikj
20 Jul 2019, 07:32
Forum: Development
Topic: Serial console access
Replies: 8
Views: 12156

Re: Serial console access

Well, I just checked and I found Rx at 3 and Tx at 4. Don't know why that didn't work out for you. Huh, that's interesting. It appears that the pinouts really do vary between board revisions! I have two B3:s, neither have TX/RX on 3 and 4. Here's a photo of the bottom side of a B3 board, rev PC1, 2...
by fredrikj
19 Jul 2019, 09:55
Forum: Development
Topic: Serial console access
Replies: 8
Views: 12156

Re: Serial console access

Re the 6 hole pinout : I've determined¹ that pin 1 is GND but I was unable to detect TX/RX on any of the remaining five pins. I also took a macro photo on the bottom side of the PCB and tried to visually follow the traces from the TX/RX on the edge connector to the 6 holes. Again AFACT, while the t...
by fredrikj
18 Jul 2019, 11:09
Forum: Development
Topic: Serial console access
Replies: 8
Views: 12156

Re: Serial console access

Do note that the B3 board actually has 3 different locations where you can create a serial connection. Next to the onboard battery there are ... 2: a row of holes that are meant for a 6-pin male header which is a real straight forward solder job. Oh, do you mean these? You wouldn't happen to know t...
by fredrikj
17 Jul 2019, 04:52
Forum: Development
Topic: Serial console access
Replies: 8
Views: 12156

Re: Serial console access via a Rasberry Pi?

What about connecting the serial console via a Raspberry Pi? Are they pin compatible? Can I just connect pin cables directly between GPIO14+15 on the rpi and the rx/tx solering points on the b3? https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/usage/gpio/ https://elinux.org/RPi_Serial_Connection The elinux...
by fredrikj
17 Jul 2019, 03:23
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster"
Replies: 32
Views: 36699

Re: Debian 10 "Buster"

I've compiled a new version with the missing nftables modules. Let me know how it goes... It works! With the new kernel /etc/nftables.conf loaded without errors and my wifi and lan traffic is now masqueraded by nftables as they previously were with iptables. Thank you. For the record, heres how I m...