I am playing a bit with the Orange Pi Zero.
I want to use it as an internet browser with Firefox to surf on the Internet, without any problems to get an virus on my main PC.
Check which packets are already installed
dpkg-query -l // or apt list --installed // or dpkg --get-selections // or dpkg -l
Show all available packets
apt-cache search . // or with search apt-cache search vnc
Handy tools to install on Orange Pi Zero
apt-get install screen apt-get install locate
Setup XFCE GUI on the Orange Pi Zero
apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-goodies // Install missing fonts for the vncserver apt-get install xfonts-base // Install the missing Icons for the Desktop apt-get install gnome-icon-theme tango-icon-theme // Install a VNC server to get remote access apt-get install tightvncserver apt-get install firefox-esr
Add swap space
fallocate -l 1G /swapfile chmod 600 /swapfile mkswap /swapfile swapon /swapfile // add following line to /etc/fstab /swapfile none swap sw 0 0 // Set it up to aggressively swap sysctl vm.swappiness=80
Enable and setup the WiFi with the command prompt
use commandline program 'nmtui'
To add keepalive to your SSH sessions:
Add the following line to /etc/ssh/ssh_config file:
When trying to copy some data (About 25Mb) the connection over the WiFi , it suddenly stopped. When using the fixed Ethernet the problem does not show. When using the WiFi without big data transfers the problem also does not show. Even not when running for a longer time with total more then 50Mb.
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I made a temperature & Humidity server with this board. The board is really impressive but processor heating abnormally. Have you had a similar problem?