Edited by AaronD at Nov 13, 2016 14:36 |
According to http://askubuntu.com (part of the StackExchange network), the current version of LeMaker's Lubuntu image for the Banana Pro (http://www.lemaker.org/product-bananapro-resource.html) is outdated, no longer supported, and therefore all questions about it on SE are considered off-topic and aggressively put on hold or closed.
I discovered this when asking about the x11vnc server hanging up after a while. (Please answer that separately.) I figured that it was entirely a software issue and had nothing to do with the BPi itself and so I'd get a better answer there than here. And they pretty much shut me down because, like I said, that version is outdated already.
I upgraded the official 14.xx image to 16.04 LTS to see if it would fix the VNC problem or at least get the StackExchange community to pay attention, and not only did it have the same problem with VNC, but it also broke my USB WiFi adapter. Doesn't show up at all anymore in ifconfig. I know there's WiFi on board, but I want to bury the Pi in a box and poke the antenna out somewhere, and a USB extension was the easiest way for me to do that. Plus, the onboard WiFi chip seems to get confused as an access point and stop handling traffic after a while, even though my other devices still show they're connected. My USB one from EDUP doesn't do that.
I suspect that the upgrade from 14 to 16 erased any customization that LeMaker had done to make Lubuntu work well on the BPro, which is what killed the USB WiFi. So...is there an official image expected soon for Lubuntu 16.04 LTS on the BPro?