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Old 07-20-2016, 07:13 AM   #1
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Known supported hardware?


I'm looking at getting an ARM device to use as a remote backup (it will be a headless SSH server only). Is there any consensus on what the best supported devices are? Performance doesn't mean all that much to me, I'm just looking for stability.
 
Old 07-20-2016, 12:39 PM   #2
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Depends on how you define supported. Are you looking for officially or community support?
 
Old 07-20-2016, 10:23 PM   #3
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When I say "support" I don't mean receiving help from anyone; I mean supported as in "known to work on hardware X". If there is an officially supported hardware list then that would be great. So far I've only found the FAQ question about it, which seems to indicate that there is no officially supported list, hence the question to the community: What is known to work? I'm not looking to invest a lot of time, so if I can find out what hardware works without problems then I could go with that.
 
Old 07-20-2016, 10:35 PM   #4
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Ok, just found the actual list: http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardware:arm:start. Maybe a link to these docs could be sticky on the board?
 
Old 07-21-2016, 04:39 AM   #5
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I'm looking at getting an ARM device to use as a remote backup (it will be a headless SSH server only). Is there any consensus on what the best supported devices are? Performance doesn't mean all that much to me, I'm just looking for stability.
The Banana Pi is supported and is stable - it's been the primary build machine since I bought it in March 2015.

I am also planning on adding support for the Orange PI A20 version (the H3 one doesn't have Kernel support mainstreamed yet).
I also have a Trimslice Pro which whilst is out of production, is stable and fast enough and used to be the primary build machine for a couple of years, and was used again to bootstrap the hard float port. The only downside is that for some reason I have never been able to determine, I cannot use an ext4 file system on it so it uses ext3.

Personally I'd go for a Banana Pi or Banana Pi Pro at the moment.
 
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:29 AM   #6
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I wonder how we can edit that wiki page. I can confirm the Raspberry Pi zero works also.
 
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I wonder how we can edit that wiki page. I can confirm the Raspberry Pi zero works also.
You need to register for an account on docs.slackware.com.
 
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You need to register for an account on docs.slackware.com.
I'm not sure if it's intended or not, but it appears that there is no way to register.
 
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I'm not sure if it's intended or not, but it appears that there is no way to register.
It's indended (see the bottom right of the home page).


You need to email the mailing list here: http://docs.slackware.com/slackdocs:contact
 
Old 07-21-2016, 09:32 AM   #10
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Ahh ok thanks, that's hard to find when you're used to a "register" link! Would be nice if there was a link up the top next to "Log In" (which would just take you to that "Edit This Wiki" information).
 
Old 07-21-2016, 10:48 AM   #11
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RTFM people. It is right in front of you, on the starting page.
 
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:03 AM   #12
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I re-enabled the registration form - if I get hit by spammers again, this will be a short-lived action.
 
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:44 AM   #13
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RTFM people. It is right in front of you, on the starting page.
Yes, fair's fair, the information is there. But the reason some people are missing it is because it's not that logically placed. Not everyone is going to hit the wiki from the front page, and even then most people are looking for something specific, and won't read cover to cover. To be honest, I've browsed the docs from time to time, and just from using it I had the impression that it was a closed-system (not open to the community)! It's not so much about whether the form is activated or not (email seems fine), but to help people a "register" link should at least be visible on every page (even if it just takes the user to a message about sending an email for registration). Next to "login" would be the most logical, but I guess anywhere in the menus would work too.
 
Old 07-21-2016, 05:58 PM   #14
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My excuse is I have kids so I'm pretty much distracted all the time.

No officer, I didn't see that speed limit sign :P
 
Old 07-21-2016, 07:18 PM   #15
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My excuse is I have kids so I'm pretty much distracted all the time.

No officer, I didn't see that speed limit sign :P
Heh, well the wiki is still there if you want to add your ARM hardware knowledge. Account register link added to the menu too, so no excuse Thanks Alien Bob!
 
  


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