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by rodneyp
October 25th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: ipfire on a laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: ipfire on a laptop

Certainly - I have done so for years, although using a USB-Ethernet dongle for the second zone. Continuously charging the battery won't do it any good. My laptop came without battery and works fine that way. It's an ASUS but I've used Acer, HP & Dell models similarly. Heat & dust can be problems. Pr...
by rodneyp
October 20th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 20
Views: 3956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4

After a fashion A friend who purchased one has had to spend the same amount again on finned heatsinks that cover the whole of the base plus all area that is free of sockets on the top as well as two micro-fans on top. It's now stopped overheating - during mid-season weather. Situation in summer rema...
by rodneyp
September 21st, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

The mainboard has not been ruled out as a cause of this instability.

Try the dongles as the internet interface in another PC or laptop and see if those are stable there.
by rodneyp
August 17th, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

If your computer has a PCIe or PCI slot then an Ethernet card might be a more stable prospect. Many would use r8169.ko module and the later Gb ones achieve that, on my measurements. A powered hub is certainly advisable for ARM boards, but modern USB-NIC dongles draw < 200 mA and should work reliably...
by rodneyp
August 11th, 2019, 3:28 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

You are focussing on USB3 dongles. I've used no-name USB2-10/100 dongles fairly reliably with IPFire. Internally those identify as Advent DM9601 and currently use module dm9601. In my experience, USB 2 can usually deliver 240 Mb/s. Previously I tried a USB2-10/100 dongle that uses module asix for a ...
by rodneyp
August 10th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

I have used the cdc_ether driver briefly with an older TP Link USB-DSL modem and it worked OK with IPFire, but that was many Cores ago. You could try it from the command line by: rmmod ax88179_178a insmod cdc_ether BTW, it is less hassle if the dongle is RED interface. Trying to change GREEN device ...
by rodneyp
July 15th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 20
Views: 3956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4

The A6-1450 mini-PC I mentioned above arrived. As far as I can gather, it is manufactured by Sharedvi.com, although OEMed by many. 14 days delivery is quite acceptable, for my purpose. It has Aptivo (AMI) UEFI and defaults to CMS enabled, although it boots devices in either mode. Core 134 x86_64 ins...
by rodneyp
July 10th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Core 123 - driverless printing
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Re: Core 123 - driverless printing

The printer I am testing is an Epson WF-7520, as mentioned above. With IPFire's "epson-inket-printer-escpr" addon, it will not print pages larger than A3 plus can pick the wrong cassette. Using driverless printing from openSUSE, it will print larger pages plus can be forced to use a particular casse...
by rodneyp
July 10th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: IPFire in General
Topic: Add network adapter whilst running ?
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Add network adapter whilst running ?

You could try editing files in /var/ipfire/ethernet manually, then bringing up orange0 manually.

I have not tried that for a long time and don't recall how sucessful it was.
by rodneyp
July 9th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: IPFire in General
Topic: Add network adapter whilst running ?
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Add network adapter whilst running ?

You could ssh to the IPFire box and run "setup" then "Network Setup". You would first need to run "Network Configuration type" to add ORANGE. Then do "Drivers and card assignments" that will bring the network down, without rebooting. It is then possible to attach the additional USB-NIC, that should ...
by rodneyp
July 7th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: IPFire in General
Topic: Upgrade from 2.19 119 to today
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Upgrade from 2.19 119 to today

Is there some reason that you have not been doing upgrades of IPFire each time a new core is released ? That is the first issue to be resolved. Doing 15 upgrades on an IPFire installation would take a long time, with some risk of intermediate failures. Many other users have reported a feature not fu...
by rodneyp
July 5th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: j5create usb-ethernet dongle crashes ipfire

Many usb-ethernet dongles have no ventilation slots and can overheat in hot weather - are you in the Northern Hemisphere heat-wave ? If so, some possible mitigations: orient the dongle vertically put a fan under it it's possible to cut ventilation slots in the case - but be careful to know which sid...
by rodneyp
July 2nd, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 20
Views: 3956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4

re-used SFF PC certainly look a good alternative. I was an early adopter of RPi, buying a model B+ having only 256 MB RAM. It coped with my meagre 13 Mb/s Internet speed but was slow to respond and I doubt it could handle IPS, whereas my old AMD laptop does. A seach of http://aliexpress.com for "min...
by rodneyp
June 27th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: dracut Warning Could not boot
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: dracut Warning Could not boot

When booting from a hybrid ISO, the boot device is likely to be assigneg "sda", in which case the hard drive would be assigned "sdb". I'm not aware of any way of de-hybridising an ISO. Simplest work around would be to boot from a USB-DVD drive, which would not get assigned as an "sdx". Alternatively...
by rodneyp
June 27th, 2019, 2:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 20
Views: 3956

Re: Raspberry Pi 4

see https://wiki.ipfire.org/hardware/arm/start It can be a daunting task for beginners to get IPFire installed and booting on any ARM board. My preference is to use a discarded x86 laptop. It's possible to find same without Intel CPU. Power consumption will be higher than for an ARM board, but not o...