Neon AI is committed to Open Source, a long time Mycroft Channel Partner & OVOS contributor. I’m excited to unbox my own Mark II tomorrow. Getting hardware produced and shipped is a huge accomplishment, especially right now. Thank you Mycroft team!
I have gotten this installed on my Mark II. It boots, and very simple stuff (like time and weather) works. Is there a place where this new version is documented or where we can ask questions specific to Neon? I just need some basic stuff first, such as how to log in via SSH and how to shut down. This version appears to run ssh on standard port 22 (which I discovered with an NMAP scan), but I don’t know the username and password to use (I tried “mycroft”, “neon”, and “root”, and all ask for a password; I have installed my RSA key in MyMycroft).
I’m thinking maybe I need to just delete the old device and start all over. Is there any documentation on how to get started with Neon on the Mark II?
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Some suggested commands for Neon AI should be displaying on the screen, and there is a skills list on our main website and a good bit of documentation on Github. We realize that’s not ideal for end users and I’m working on much nicer “how-to” documentation.
I really appreciate your input, an outside perspective is always valuable. I will make sure that the wakeword / attention getting phrase is explicitly explained in the documentation, and welcome any other suggestions.
Thanks for your feedback here; all good questions that we should have answers for on the website.
For SSH, we do run on the default port 22 with SSH enabled by default. You can login with user/password neon/neon and should be prompted on first login to change the password. By default, we don’t pair with the Mycroft backend, so the old device listed there is probably linked to the first activation with Mycroft/Dinkum installed.
I’ve updated the Neon Docs to include some more information about where skills might be installed. Mycroft “classic” skills are fully compatible and the default path to install those to is ~/.local/share/neon/skills (XDG location as proposed in mycroft-core #2803).
Ok… so Neon AI is compatible with Mycroft Mark I skills… @jmillerv has set up an initiative to convert Mark 1 skills to Dinkum here
I see Neon AI has figured out how to shut down the Mark II gracefully, as well as how to produce a list of installed skills, even if only spoken.
Am I saying something unFOSSlike when I suggest these particular skills should be forked from NeonAI onto the Dinkum repository, so time can be saved?
addendum: I do intend to order the Neon AI USB, as I did get two Mark IIs, and why not… I’m not trying to keep everything Mycroft, but just see some possible timesaving options… Maybe because programming still eludes me
Hi All, I installed Neon on my MarkII, but one thing that confuses me is that the osm command is very very very slow (takes like 1 minute 30 seconds to respond to just “osm” with no arguments). Anyone has an Idea why that could be ? I realize that neon-skills.py and ovos-shell seem to pull lots of cpu… but is that all fine ?