With the /overlay having almost the same size as /rom, I would guess something in the update/reset process has duplicated most of the firmware into the overlay, for some reason, instead of completely emptying it.
I would have a look into /overlay, that's where you can see the files which occupy those 7.3M.
After all that - I spotted the Breadboard Dock as one of the options at ABRA Electronics (Canadian Distributor). Bought it and had it in my hands two days later. So finally answered my own question too ;-)
Note that this thread is about Omega, not Omega 2.
Omega 2 is rather picky, consumes more power, and has the habit of demanding high instantaneous current at times when voltage cannot drop below a lower voltage threshold known as brown-out Vcc.
However sometimes (especially when I have to calculate the RGB values and then compose the string), I get an error 'ValueError: invalid \x escape'
That sounds like you are trying to use the literal string syntax (the backslash escapes in \xhh form, with hh being a two-digit hex number) to construct your string, but maybe in a way that sometimes outputs only one digit instead of two, which could be the cause of the ValueError?
Probably there's a more direct way to get numeric byte values into a string or byte array in Python.
i'm successfully using OpenVPN client with Omega2+ using AES-128 encryption without any cpu overhead problem. I'm using the LEDE project distribution re-built after re-configuring it through the 'make menuconfig'. A short steps list follows:
Download from github (git clone) the latest LEDE project source repository
'make menuconfig' and add OpenVPN plus SSL and Crypto libraries (and some other useful stuff you need)
'make', then copy the created firmware file (.bin) found in the bin/<target> directory to a USB key root
rename the firmware bin file to 'omega2.bin'
insert the USB key into the USB interface of the Omega 2 Dock, keep pressed the reset button and then power-on the board. - from the menu choose the command '2', then wait for the firmware file being flashed. lede distribution then will boot.
edit /etc/config/openvpn with your openvpn configuration (see openvpn manuals) and copy all certificates to /etc/openvpn directory
/etc/init.d/openvpn restart and you shoud be able to use openvpn as a client.
I agree, I had already typed my reply and then deleted the draft.
Douglas, you just didn't carefully read what he wrote :-)
I could see along the lines that he'd referred to the conclusions / breaking point of existing threads on this. Besides, the question was if there is any PLAN NOW to get things sorted, which is independent of any prior unanswered (and also different) threads.
Plus, not continuing to ask is the one way that can't have an effect.
I sense the guys have been quite busy considering they already got a 300+page book written, and I also can see on here that the Onion team is recovering or busy on something since 4weeks+.
In any case, like he wrote, it's a deprecated standard. It should be resolved, and likely can, and likely will. Knowing if it someone has set aside some time for this in, say August, or during Winter time, would allow for a rough plan and mean people can decide what they can build based on the hardware, and what not.
I also have a similar problem, i was trying to get python' s psycopg2 to work on omega2+ but i cant seem to get pg_config for the omega installed, i also have opened a ticket ~1.5 months ago #7929 but still no reply/news from onion side
Ca we get any response from Omega team ?
This is starting to be some kind of grotesque. I bought them in first kickstarter campain and never used since they can't connect to my WiFi router (Mikrotik).
I've spend days playing with router settings, AES/TKIP, b/g/n every parameter you name it - I tried to change it and still I have two pieces that can't be even paper weight since they are so light :/
Guys do you have anyone in your team who is working on this or you just filled bug in LEDE and are waiting for someone to fix this ?
I recomended you product to friends and now I have to explaing to some of them why they bought bricks..
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