So, I loaded Pi-Hole on the latest stable Ubuntu on an “Azulle Byte Plus” mini PC. I wiped the drive (card) inside, so it’s just Ubuntu. When everything is working, Pi-Hole runs great. But, randomly I have to reboot the Linux box because I lose DNS.
It happens about 1-2 times a day where DNS would simply stop working. I can’t access the internal IP of the Linux box, yet it is still running.
If I turn on the screen attached to the box, everything is running as well as Pi-Hole. However, the box isn’t communicating with the network, therefore network can’t communicate with the box for DNS instruction. I reboot the box, and everything is back online.
Could this be the onboard ethernet? Ubuntu recognized it without any issues and no special actions had to be taken to install anything. Looking at the history of the Byte Plus and the fact that it uses Intel Cherry Trail processor, it kind of had a dark past with Linux. However, all seems to be good know…or maybe not? Before I scrap everything and start over using a different solution, I wanted to toss the scenario out there to make sure I’m not losing my mind
The odd thing, Alexa speakers still worked on the network (the only thing that works when this happens). Even for playing music from Pandora. I bet they communicate via IP for everything and thus don’t need DNS to be functioning…