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    Homeseer 3 new ARM64 based Ubuntu 18.04 build for Rockchip CPUs

    Here have updated the "old" Pine64 with a new Armbian Arm64 written OS. Works great and boots from a single EXT4 partition which is much nicer than the dual fat16/int4 booting.

    The Ubuntu folks have updated the repositories to include ARM 64 OS's. The ARMBian folks have updated their Ubuntu repositories to include the Rock chip.

    The above said it is recommended to those using Rockchip based computers to update to Ubuntu 18.04 using these new repositories and images.

    I did the image write using Windows 7 and Win32 disk imager. I also cloned the image writing a read image from completed SD card to an image file then replicated the image over to a new SD card for back up purposes.

    This all leading to making a new HS3 Lite computer using an Octocore ARM CPU with 4 Gb of DDR3 RAM and using an eMMC for base OS. Pocket rocket same size as an RPi3.

    Concurrently switching over from my Intel Aopen Kodi box running Ubuntu 18.04 to a new Octocore ARM CPU TV box running Linux (no Android running here for anything these days). Much lighter and much fast GPU processing (4K at 60 fps).
    - Pete

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    HS4 Lite - Ubuntu 22.04 / Lenovo Tiny M900 / 32Gb Ram

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    #2
    Which Octa Core cpu is this specifically for?

    I didn't find a "Pocket Rocket"

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      #3
      Rock Pi 4
      - Pete

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      Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb
      Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro
      HS4 Lite - Ubuntu 22.04 / Lenovo Tiny M900 / 32Gb Ram

      HS4 Pro - V4.1.18.1 - Ubuntu 22.04 / Lenova Tiny M900 / 32Gb Ram
      HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets - Asus AIO

      X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Alexa, Cheaper RFID, W800 and Home Assistant

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        #4
        Isn’t an hexacore? but that not important.


        would you mind sharing some stats of it running
        ?

        Do you think it would have somewhat a limit in hs3 processing? (Let’s put all the chances on our side with a nvme ssd) ( if your running it on emmc , that’s fine too)



        I was curious about this .
        Thanks
        Matth

        edit: sorry I thought you were talking about the very new rock pi 4 here http://rockpi.org/

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          #5
          Testing first on the Pine64 computer running with a 1.2 Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor in 64 bit mode off a new fast micro SD card.

          I had no issues installing mono on the arm64 OS. IE: they now make a aarch64 / arm64 version of mono.

          Yes transitioning over to the smaller Rock Pi 4 with more bells and whistles (IE: option to use .m2 SATA and RTC clock battery in a smaller package).

          Yes arm64 is arm64 is arm64 whether it is running on an arm quad core or octocore cpu.

          It is not working hard at all using a 2.5AMP 5VDC power supply via the Euler pins.



          - Pete

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          Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb
          Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro
          HS4 Lite - Ubuntu 22.04 / Lenovo Tiny M900 / 32Gb Ram

          HS4 Pro - V4.1.18.1 - Ubuntu 22.04 / Lenova Tiny M900 / 32Gb Ram
          HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets - Asus AIO

          X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Alexa, Cheaper RFID, W800 and Home Assistant

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            #6
            Pete

            You seem to be the go to person when it comes to low power HomeSeer systems. What is your current recommendation?

            The RockPi64? I saw Pine64 just announced HardRock64. Or Lenovo TFF? Or something from Beelink?

            I am looking for something that doesn’t use a lot of energy. I plan on running a few docker containers such as an MQTT broker and am most familiar with Ubuntu 18.04, but willing to use something else. I plan to fit it on a shelf in my rack. Ideally 1U but could do 2U as well.

            Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.

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              #7
              JohnGalt

              Quit playing with the Arm / Pine64 stuff and went to a smaller more powerful micro ARM pc.

              1 - TVBox Amlogic S912 Octocore ARM CPU. 3Gb of RAM, included Gb NIC, included Bluethooth / WLAN - you can write the OS to the built in eMMC or use an SD card.

              Original OS on eMMC was Android. Using around 5 watts of electricity.

              Low powered. Tested it running Homeseer 3 lite and Home Assistant (in Docker) and Node Red and it is a MQTT server.

              Price (sale) was $65. Built a second one for a HS user. I am thinking it is still running fine.

              Code:
               ____  ___  _ ____  
              / ___|/ _ \/ |___ \
              \___ \ (_) | | __) |
               ___) \__, | |/ __/
              |____/  /_/|_|_____|
              
              Welcome to Ubuntu Bionic with Armbian Linux 5.1.0-rc1-aml-s912
              System load:   0.00 0.00 0.00      Up time:       1 day        
              Memory usage:  16 % of 2840MB     IP:            192.168.244.149
              CPU temp:      45°C              
              Usage of /:    41% of 29G        
              
              Last login: Sun Feb  2 16:24:09 2020 from 192.168.244.232
              
              root@TX9_HS3Lite:~# mono -V
              Mono JIT compiler version 6.8.0.96 (tarball Wed Jan 15 10:08:01 UTC 2020)
              Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com
              
              root@TX9_HS3Lite:~# docker -v
              Docker version 19.03.5, build 633a0ea
              Now playing with a BeeLink BT3 Pro with an Intel quad Atom CPU and 4 Gb of RAM and includes Gb NIc, WLAN and Bluetooth. It came with a 64Gb Emmc / Windows 10. Price $65 on sale. Did build a second one for a forum user but he paid around $120 for it.

              Wiped out Windows 10 on it and running Ubuntu plus Windows 7 embedded for SAPI voices.

              root@BTPro_HS3Lite:~# uname -a
              Linux BTPro_HS3Lite 5.3.0-28-generic #30~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 17 06:14:09 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
              Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.3.0-28-generic x86_64)

              root@BTPro_HS3Lite:~# mono -V
              Mono JIT compiler version 6.8.0.96 (tarball Wed Jan 15 10:08:18 UTC 2020)
              Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com

              root@BTPro_HS3Lite:~# docker -v
              Docker version 19.03.5, build 633a0ea838

              Uses more energy than the S912.

              Both of these provide more for your buck and you can power them via a POE adapter.

              HS3 Pro is running on Linux today using a Haswell CPU / 16Gb of RAM

              For HS4 Pro moving to testing a Skylake CPU / 32 Gb of RAM running Ubuntu and a couple of Windows Virtual boxes.

              Built (remotely) for a forum user a few years back a combo 8 drive (8 X 4TB drives) NAS (Linux), CCTV server, Homeseer server using a Haswell chpset with 16Gb of RAM. It is running fine today.



              - Pete

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              Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb
              Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro
              HS4 Lite - Ubuntu 22.04 / Lenovo Tiny M900 / 32Gb Ram

              HS4 Pro - V4.1.18.1 - Ubuntu 22.04 / Lenova Tiny M900 / 32Gb Ram
              HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets - Asus AIO

              X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Alexa, Cheaper RFID, W800 and Home Assistant

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