Re: ASL BeagleBone Black


Steve N4IRS
 

I'm not surprised since the ASL image was last touched in late 2019. All of my nodes I run headless. I never worried about HDMI.

What you may want to do is to find a current Debian image for the BBB then add ASL beta. I retired the nodes running on the BBB so maybe it's time to sell my 2 BBB in metal boxes. 

On 11/20/22 02:07, Tom wrote:

Steve and Mike,
I've been using the original Archlinux image on several BBB servers for >5 years. This weekend, I needed to rebuild one of those due to corruption in the uSD media. I would much prefer to run a more current Debian image. I downloaded ASL_1.01-20191009-armhf-bbb-stretch-image and flashed it to memory. It boots and runs with SSH access; but the HDMI interface seems to be disabled. Also, I see that is Debian Wheezy (v7). I was also not able to install zerotier VPN like more recent distros allow.  

Since the RPi 2,3, &4 boards are virtually unavailable, the BBB is a good solution for single node applications. Mouser has thousands of them available NOW. I would humbly ask if you would be willing to tackle porting current ASL code to this platform. The ASL beta 2.0.0.6 is very good and is available for RPi and Intel/AMD platforms. The old Archlinux implementation supports HDMI, and boots from the coaxial power jack without pressing any buttons.

Current code on the BBB would be a huge hit for many of us who can't get RPi boards.

Thanks,
Tom / K5TRA

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