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marcmerz
Mar 18, 2018

Amibian and RasPi 3B+ ?

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Will Amibian "out of the Box" work with new RasPi 3 B+ ?

Or must there be done any modifications before it will work property ?

davenardella
Mar 20, 2018

I just post the answer into the troubleshooting section.

Sorry I didn't see the post before....

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