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steviedv

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2014, 10:56:35 PM »
Hi
@steviedv
is the software reboot working fine for you on m-Sata?
Thanks!

sub'd.
I'm also looking to using and testing the APU1C board.
I plan to install on sHDC card and use mSATA drive for storage.
Have you folks upgraded to the most recent bios/firmare for the boards?  There was alot of reported fixes. Might resolve reboot hang?
If sDHC card prove to be issue to install.  Can always run a 2GB SATA SSD drive (Transcend) off the SATA header and create your own 4 pin to sata power cable.

I can confirm, that reboot does NOT hang any more when using latest BIOS http://pcengines.ch/file/apu140708.zip

My Configuration:
apu1d4
msata16c

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2014, 08:41:32 PM »
Hello

Stephan ty for sharing your experience! I followed your link and upgraded the BIOS prior Installation.

I have installed askozia embedded image on SD and mstata is used for storage only. The configuration is restored from an ALIX System. Everything runs smooth, but it seems Askozia is using 882MB RAM only, instead of the 4GB available on the apu1c4 board:

Code: [Select]
$ cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:         902264 kB
MemFree:          839328 kB
Buffers:             500 kB
Cached:            30076 kB
SwapCached:            0 kB
Active:            19916 kB
Inactive:          18404 kB
Active(anon):       7744 kB
Inactive(anon):      512 kB
Active(file):      12172 kB
Inactive(file):    17892 kB
Unevictable:           0 kB
Mlocked:               0 kB
SwapTotal:             0 kB
SwapFree:              0 kB
Dirty:                 0 kB
Writeback:             0 kB
AnonPages:          7808 kB
Mapped:             5568 kB
Shmem:               512 kB
Slab:              19060 kB
SReclaimable:       3364 kB
SUnreclaim:        15696 kB
KernelStack:         656 kB
PageTables:          216 kB
NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
Bounce:                0 kB
WritebackTmp:          0 kB
CommitLimit:      451132 kB
Committed_AS:      10884 kB
VmallocTotal:     122880 kB
VmallocUsed:         904 kB
VmallocChunk:     120548 kB
DirectMap4k:       11344 kB
DirectMap4M:      905216 kB

What about your system? Any ideas?

Thank you,

Helvetic


« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 08:47:12 PM by helvetic »

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2014, 08:26:42 PM »
Helvetic,

I did not use the embeded image but the askozia-pbx-generic-pc.

My configuration:
askozia-pbx-generic-pc-x86-i486-uclibc-3.0.2.img
installed on msata msata16c
Board:  mapu1d4 with bios apu140708.rom
Code: [Select]
~ #  cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:        3619156 kB
MemFree:         3552004 kB
Buffers:             520 kB
Cached:            31260 kB
SwapCached:            0 kB
Active:            29260 kB
Inactive:          20068 kB
Active(anon):      17552 kB
Inactive(anon):     2584 kB
Active(file):      11708 kB
Inactive(file):    17484 kB
Unevictable:           0 kB
Mlocked:               0 kB
HighTotal:       2745664 kB
HighFree:        2695072 kB
LowTotal:         873492 kB
LowFree:          856932 kB
SwapTotal:             0 kB
SwapFree:              0 kB
Dirty:                 0 kB
Writeback:             0 kB
AnonPages:         17668 kB
Mapped:             8420 kB
Shmem:              2584 kB
Slab:              11008 kB
SReclaimable:       3392 kB
SUnreclaim:         7616 kB
KernelStack:         672 kB
PageTables:          352 kB
NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
Bounce:                0 kB
WritebackTmp:          0 kB
CommitLimit:     1809576 kB
Committed_AS:      24596 kB
VmallocTotal:     122880 kB
VmallocUsed:        1088 kB
VmallocChunk:     120100 kB
DirectMap4k:       12280 kB
DirectMap4M:      897024 kB
~ #

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2014, 06:19:06 PM »
askozia-pbx-generic-pc-x86-i486-uclibc-3.0.2.img
installed on msata msata16c

Ty for the hint, Stephan. I used the wrong image. With the generic version, everything is ok. now.

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2014, 04:47:25 PM »
I'm now using similar setup using INTEL NUC, Different part # though.  Works fine.  Albeit with 2GB DDR3 memory  :)
Thanks!


Hi Toxicfusion,

I now use the Intel NUC as replacement for the ALIX board because I never got APU board to work.

The NUC DN2820FYKH + 30Gb SSD + 4Gb memory together will cost you only 160 euro (without VAT).

It runs on 2,4 Ghz so you will have enough power for even make the GUI run smoothly.

Bart.





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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2014, 04:57:37 PM »
I'm now using similar setup using INTEL NUC, Different part # though.  Works fine.  Albeit with 2GB DDR3 memory  :)
Thanks!

Would you please share the part #?!

Can you confirm that USB-Sticks are NOT working as storage since they are not recognized?

Thanks

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2014, 05:14:01 PM »
Not using USB stick as not needed. Just install large enough HDD or SSD for additional storage.  Seperate OS and Data.

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2014, 05:15:29 PM »
board #DE3815TYBE  and take it form there...

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2014, 12:52:33 AM »
Toxfusion I see that you used the Intel NUC board DE3815TYBE and were able to load what I would assume was the generic PC version of the Askozia software.  I too have this board and can't get it to load, it hangs  towards the end of the image booting and locks up the entire machine.  At this point all I can do is to hard power off the machine.

Would you be willing to share what steps or bios settings you used to make get this installed?

I have 2GB of ram and a 128GB SSD drive installed.  The bios is the latest version just released last month from Intel. 

Thanks, any insight would be appreciated!

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2014, 02:10:14 PM »
Hi there,

I have had issues with mine as well, and loaded most recent BIOS. Mine panics towards the end now saying 'waiting for disks to settle' and then goes to boot loader screen.  Sorry, but board is not working the same as it was.

I've moved to a different intel NUC that works 100% and is stable.  INTEL NUC dccp847dye.   Its a Celeron, so little better performance than the intel on the other board, but it works fine.

using USB header + mSATA Slot.

I'll be testing some other intel NUC's here shortly.  Also looking into some intel ATOM Qseven carrier boards + daugther boards.

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2014, 04:37:13 AM »
Thanks, I appreciate your reply and feedback.  Hopefully the Askozia developers can make a change to the installation routine to get it to work on the Atom NUC.  The fact that is is fanless and requires such little power makes it an ideal choice.  The Celeron model you noted is interesting as well. 

If you do have time to do some other tests and are willing to post the results I am sure many people would be interested.   

From my perspective being able to use a conventional computer in a small form factor makes life easier.  Having a keyboard and display in always appreciated when doing setups / installs.

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Re: Askozia on PCengines APU board
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2014, 10:45:57 PM »
right now, i believe the issue with the Intel NUC board DE3815TYB   is to do with the chipset used.

using an older BSD kernel on the current build of Askozia... issue, it just panics

Celeron model has been quite fine, small, quiet,  fast and cost effective. What other testing would you be interested in?