Armbian Vs Ubuntu

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Armbian Vs Ubuntu

Unread post by ManuelFantoni » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:27 pm

HI,

for a few tests I installed Armbian and then went back to Ubuntu.

With Armbian Odroid N2 it seemed much slower than Ubuntu, was it just me or did Armbian perform less? or do you need to make any settings?

thank you
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Re: Armbian Vs Ubuntu

Unread post by elatllat » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:04 am

mainline linux has about 1/2 the speed of the HK build, reportedly due to incorrect clock speed settings.

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Re: Armbian Vs Ubuntu

Unread post by igorpec » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:05 pm

ManuelFantoni wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:27 pm
HI,

for a few tests I installed Armbian and then went back to Ubuntu.

With Armbian Odroid N2 it seemed much slower than Ubuntu, was it just me or did Armbian perform less? or do you need to make any settings?

thank you
Manuel
Armbian on Odroid N2 is almost identical in low level features (u-boot / kernel) so there could not be any speed difference while Armbian optimizations should give you some speed-up, not speed down. XFCE desktop is as light as MATE.

Your claim is near to impossible. How exactly did you compare? Can you provide some numbers?

We don't provide mainline experience yet for this board. Its too soon.
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Re: Armbian Vs Ubuntu

Unread post by ManuelFantoni » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:27 pm

igorpec wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:05 pm
Armbian on Odroid N2 is almost identical in low level features (u-boot / kernel) so there could not be any speed difference while Armbian optimizations should give you some speed-up, not speed down. XFCE desktop is as light as MATE.

Your claim is near to impossible. How exactly did you compare? Can you provide some numbers?

We don't provide mainline experience yet for this board. Its too soon.
Hi Igorpec,

I didn't take measurements, I tried to start some programs and I got this feeling, as soon as I can reinstall Armbian and do more in-depth tests

thanks

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Re: Armbian Vs Ubuntu

Unread post by igorpec » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:22 pm

ManuelFantoni wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:27 pm
I didn't take measurements, I tried to start some programs and I got this feeling, as soon as I can reinstall Armbian and do more in-depth tests
Armbian should run noticeable faster, but of course unattended handbrake could be hidden somewhere ... we use such information (backed with real data) to improve things. If possible.
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Re: Armbian Vs Ubuntu

Unread post by ManuelFantoni » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:29 pm

igorpec wrote:
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Armbian should run noticeable faster, but of course unattended handbrake could be hidden somewhere ... we use such information (backed with real data) to improve things. If possible.
Hi Igorpec,

last night I installed armbian. I configured the CPU clock to maximum and did some tests. I found the slowness in Synaptics, I think it's slower, and if I do a search it doesn't work.

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Re: Armbian Vs Ubuntu

Unread post by igorpec » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:18 pm

> I found the slowness in Synaptics, I think it's slower, and if I do a search it doesn't work.

Yes, (only) that particular application is slower due to their bug which doesn't know how to handle with our optimizations (storing compressed index file). Here is an explanation and solution:
https://forum.armbian.com/topic/7422-te ... ment=58020
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Re: Armbian Vs Ubuntu

Unread post by ManuelFantoni » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:02 pm

igorpec wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:18 pm
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(storing compressed index file). Here is an explanation and solution:
https://forum.armbian.com/topic/7422-te ... ment=58020
thank you wery much :)

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Re: Armbian Vs Ubuntu

Unread post by BadPritt » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:17 am

ManuelFantoni wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:27 pm
HI,

for a few tests I installed Armbian and then went back to Ubuntu.

With Armbian Odroid N2 it seemed much slower than Ubuntu, was it just me or did Armbian perform less? or do you need to make any settings?

thank you
Manuel
Could it be your Ubuntu was on the eMMC and Armbian on an SD-card? Just asking?
I find armbian performing great.

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Re: Armbian Vs Ubuntu

Unread post by ManuelFantoni » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:47 pm

BadPritt wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:17 am
Could it be your Ubuntu was on the eMMC and Armbian on an SD-card? Just asking?
I find armbian performing great.
Hi BadPritt,
I just used the same SD card after formatting it.

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