Last year, some of us were trying to get a Rock64 to work well with INDI & KStars on Ubuntu-MATE. We had lots of trouble, but the main issue was a black screen any time we tried to remotely access it. That ended up pretty much being a show stopper, even though we got mostly everything else to work. So I gave up on it for awhile. Then when I was revising my scripts over the last 2 weeks, I tried it again, and it still had troubles with VNC even using a different version of ubuntu.
So today, I thought I would try with a different distribution. So I tried Armbian Debian on the Rock64 and in fact the VNC connection worked great!!! So I adapted my script to make a new one specifically for Debian systems like the one I had running on the Rock 64.
. It works!
I've been using my Rock64 with Armbian for over a year now using your previous script. Ron, I am reading this message pretty late, but I didn't know you were having issues. I cannot recall if I had to do any tweaking. Regardless, INDI/Ekos would crash on me occasionally (never sure if it was a USB3/QHY163M or Ekos issue). Getting WiFi running on the Rock64 has been a hassle. The weather has been horrible for imaging the past 3 months, but I am getting my gear setup again, so maybe things are more stable now. I also have a RPi4 on order.
I've been using your setupUbuntuSBC.sh script for an Odroid-N2. It has worked well, no problems with viewing the screen (using NoMachine and choosing option 3 none during the install). The only problem I have is with wifi networking using a usb wifi stick from Ameridroid a Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8812AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN Adapter. It will pick up a local wifi on boot, but I can't switch between local wifi networks without it ending up on the standalone hotspot.
Would this switch to Armbian affect this distribution?
120 MM Skywatcher Esprit on Celestron CGX
ZWO ASI 224MC or QHY-5L-II-M for guiding
Nikon Z7 8256 x 5504, 35.9 x 23.9mm 4.34 um pixel size
Triad Ultra Quad Band Narrow Filter
1) Kstars --> Odroid-N2 Ubuntu-mate 20.04
2) StellarMate on RPI4 8G
3) KStars on Astroberry RPI3.
Unfortunately my Rock64 died, and due to the issues I had with it before, and the fact that the Pi4 has proven to be more reliable as well has having even better specs than the rock64, I didn't get another one. Yeah, a number of things were just more difficult with the rock64.
Yes, the RPi ecosystem has always been nice, and it took a while for Rock64 distributions to become stable (if they can be called that now). I seem to be accumulating SBCs. The RPi 3B+ couldn't handle my USB3 camera very well at all, so the Rock64 filled in for a while. I think Pine's development team (perhaps just 1 person) have moved on to Rock64Pro and other hardware.
Anyhow, thanks again for putting together your script.