I’m glad that you guys are improving the software. I love the hardware and I have great faith on its future, but it lacks good software support… So here is my contribution:
Today I flashed the three packages just released a week ago (release 20220602-0249), but with no luck, so you need to improve the software still more if you want to have a nice user base:
-Image for radxa-zero-debian-buster-xfce4-arm64-20220602-0403-mbr.img.xz: No Wifi service in the panel , after verifying with “mncli dev wifi” that all SSIDs were scanned correctly, I tried to connect manually using "nmcli dev wifi connect… " but I’ve got this error:
Error: Connection activation failed: (5) IP configuration could not be reserved (no available address, timeout, etc.).
I tried to run “mncli monitor” but there is no output and I had to cancel the process.
About the other two images that I tested: - Armbian_22.08.0-trunk_Radxa-zero_bullseye_current_5.10.119_minimal.img.xz: **No desktop.** Useless. - Armbian_22.08.0-trunk_Radxa-zero_focal_current_5.10.119_xfce_desktop.img.xz : **Worked but can't start GPARTED after installing it. Useless.**
2022-06-17: I’m extremely happy with the Armbian_22.09.0-trunk_Radxa-zero_focal_current_5.1.119_xfce_desktop.img as I’ve been able to install all sort of packages, including games, and even Plex Media Server who runs smoothly and takes just 10% of resources when streaming videos at 720dpi. Impressive little SOC (4GB RAM/ 32GB EMMC), even more attractive than the Raspberry Pi 4B that I have, because its low power consumption in comparison… Now with more frequent releases from Armbian, I think that the Radxa Zero will displace Raspberry Pi 4 B in many respects…
2022-06-13: Armbian_22.08.0-trunk_Radxa-zero_focal_current_5.10.119_xfce_desktop.img.xz : **Reflashed and working nicely. The only thing that I miss is that I can’t initiate a session on Nomachine with any user except root ** Pretty darn good little computer. I’m using it as a main driver, and the performance is acceptable… I even can play some games (Dreamchess, etc.), and watch some youtube videos up to 480dpi with passive cooling… I hope that Armbian will continue to improve to switch completelly from Raspberry zero 2W to Radxa zero… I love it.