Monitoring freezers and fridge

Brief summary: this article is about using a Nanopi Neo Air running openSUSE to read Dallas 1-wire DS18x20 temperature sensors, thereby monitoring for equipment failure (and possibly a door accidentally left open). Even if this doesn't match your use-case exactly, perhaps it might still be of use to you.

There are a couple of topics to cover here:

Installing openSUSE on a Nanopi

I base my installation on openSUSE Leap 15.0, available as a JeOS image here. It needs a few minor modifications, a more comprehensive DTB and some fixing for the WiFi interface. I also install an updated U-Boot, which may or may not be needed. There is no particular reason why I haven't gone for openSUSE Leap 15.1, other than I started with 15.0, and I have yet to try a 'zypper dup'.

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