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Running Armbian on all kinds of ARM based TV boxes. Select a topic clicking on a tab above. If you are new to Armbian for TV boxes you should start by reading the FAQ entry "Status of Armbian on TV boxes - Please read first": https://forum.armbian.com/topic/16976-status-of-armbian-on-tv-boxes-please-read-first
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  2. Hi, I have a complete solution to the problem, at least in my case with TX3 Mini 2021 with s905w cpu, 1.6 board, and AP6330 wifi chip. Summary tips: Install an Android stock firmware with kernel 3.XX. It seems that usually on Android versions with this kernel the bootloader is older and looks "more compatible" with Armbian. Use Armbian 20.05.6 with kernel 5.7.2, and modify the install script, locate this part and update to this: parted -s "${DEV_EMMC}" mklabel msdos parted -s "${DEV_EMMC}" mkpart primary fat32 1000M 1512M parted -s "${DEV_EMMC}" mkpart primary ext4 1513M 100
  3. AFAIK, rk3188 is not a supported SoC in Armbian mainline, official rk3188 soc support never materialized. The only thing that works is the discontinued balbes builds. Probably bringing basic functionalities is an easy task, but lack of commonly available hardware precludes that.
  4. Hi balbes150 & SteeMan, Thank you very much for your quick reply. Very honored! Too bad AV out audio is not supported anymore. It was working in older builds like with kernel 3.14.29. Below is the list of my 4 boxes running your builds, all from eMMC, all headless because I'm building radio as a hobby (FM, DAB, INTERNET, MP3). Bluetooth untested because I don't need it: (1) MINIX NEO X6 running "Armbian_5.44_S805_Ubuntu_bionic_3.10.108_server_20180521.img" S805 with meson8b_m201_1G.dtb (LAN OK, WIFI OK after modprobe 8723bs, beautiful internal a
  5. TV Box Name: M8S PRO L CPU: S912 Armbian build file name: Armbian_20.10_Arm-64_focal_current_5.9.0_desktop_201014 DTB file used: meson-gxm-q201.dtb Kernel Version: 5.9.0 Distribution Installed: focal Working Ethernet: Yes Max Ethernet Speed that works: 100 Does wifi work: No Does bluetooth work: not tested Does HDMI audio work: Yes Additional Comments:
  6. Well I am getting closer. I just need to make the dts bind vop correctly or recompile the fb.ko when I figure it out. There doesnt seem to be a way to pass parameters at boot. I have decompiled an android zImage so I will spend some time with that...
  7. TV Box Name: V96 Mini CPU: H6 Armbian build file name: Armbian_21.02.0-trunk_Aw-h6-tv_focal_current_5.10.17_210218 DTB file used: sun50i-h6-tanix-tx6.dtb Kernel Version: 5.10.17 Distribution Installed: focal Working Ethernet: Yes Max Ethernet Speed that works: 100 Does wifi work: Yes Does bluetooth work: not tested Does HDMI audio work: Yes Additional Comments:
  8. TV Box Name: X96 Max CPU: S905X2 Armbian build file name: Armbian_20.10_Arm-64_focal_current_5.9.0_desktop_201014 DTB file used: meson-g12a-x96-max.dtb Kernel Version: 5.9.0 Distribution Installed: focal Working Ethernet: Yes Max Ethernet Speed that works: 1000 (Gigabit) Does wifi work: Yes Does bluetooth work: not tested Does HDMI audio work: Yes Additional Comments:
  9. TV Box Name: MX10 CPU: RK3328 Armbian build file name: Armbian_20.10_Arm-64_focal_current_5.9.0_desktop_201014 DTB file used: rk3328-box.dtb Kernel Version: 5.9.0 Distribution Installed: focal Working Ethernet: Yes Max Ethernet Speed that works: 100 Does wifi work: No Does bluetooth work: not tested Does HDMI audio work: Yes Additional Comments: this is the newer hw version with SV6051 wifi chip instead of the 8723 found on older boards, so that's why onboard wifi is not working. USB wifi dongle with Ralink MT7601 chipset working perfectly
  10. Hello Thank you I ask for this box : https://www.jumia.ma/smart-tv-box-x96q-android-10-216gb-4k-avec-x96-mpg879920.html Iwant to use the box to extend a coffe wifi signal (is it legal?😇)
  11. TV Box Name: TX9S CPU: S912 Armbian build file name: Armbian_20.09_Arm-64_focal_current_5.8.7_desktop_200911 (not sure if this is what this means) DTB file used: meson-gxm-q200.dtb Kernel Version: 5.8.7 Distribution Installed: focal Working Ethernet: Yes Max Ethernet Speed that works: 1000 (Gigabit) Does wifi work: Yes Does bluetooth work: not tested Does HDMI audio work: Yes Additional Comments:
  12. I am closing this thread. With balbes no longer working on a unified single kernel/build for all CPU architectures (rockchip, amlogic, allwinner) (especially with his no longer supporting amlogic cpus), further questions or issues would better be created in the cpu family specific subforums: Rockchip CPU Boxes, Amlogic CPU Boxes, or Allwinner CPU Boxes.
  13. Moved your post to the Rockchip CPU Box forum. I do not work with rockchip based boxes myself, but there are a few people who do in this forum that may be able to provide you some guidance. The RK3188 is an older 32bit cpu. A lot of the effort recently around here is support for more recent 64 bit based cpus. This post was originally posted to the mega thread: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/14232-single-armbian-image-for-rk-aml-aw-armhf-armv7
  14. Moved your post to the Rockchip CPU Box forum. I do not work with rockchip based boxes myself, but there are a few people who do in this forum that may be able to provide you some guidance. The RK3188 is an older 32bit cpu. A lot of the effort recently around here is support for more recent 64 bit based cpus. Having said that, I will point for reference to: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/14232-single-armbian-image-for-rk-aml-aw-armhf-armv7/page/6/?tab=comments#comment-117335 which appears to be the latest builds referencing the 3188. I am not aware of general instructions for using t
  15. @Youness Bouamal welcome to the Armbian forums. First off I want to point you to the following TV Box FAQ post: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/16976-status-of-armbian-on-tv-boxes-please-read-first As you will see in that FAQ, wifi is not something that generally works on the TV boxes. And even if it does work, the cheap built in antennas don't provide good coverage. To get better wifi support you likely would need the more expensive TV boxes with external antennas. So while you might be able to get something to work, most likely using external usb wifi adapters, you probably would be
  16. @as400 I was going to point you to read the TV Box club FAQ entry on overall status (https://forum.armbian.com/topic/16976-status-of-armbian-on-tv-boxes-please-read-first) Honestly you have more working than most users as wifi and ir are not something I would expect to be working for you. Since you are running Amlogic boxes, you should be aware that balbes150 stopped his support of that CPU back in October. While he is still involved in Armbian he has mostly gotten out of supporting end users of the TV boxes. You were actually fortunate to get a response from him directly as that is r
  17. Hi Balbes150 and All, Thank you very much for your hard work and what you are providing for free to the community! It's my first post and I have a question. Have been running the latest build (Armbian_20.10_Arm-64_bionic_current_5.9.0.img) from eMMC, on couple of my boxes here (AMlogic S905X meson-gxl-s905x-p212.dtb) and it is very stable. LAN, WiFi, IR, HDMI with audio, all work great without any additional work! THANKS :-) But there is one feature that I need badly that doesn't work for me: Sound from the analog AV port. For now I have a cheap audio U
  18. @fabiobassa thank you for that idea. Will take a look at it.
  19. Hello, i am youness from morocoo It is possible to use X96 Q TV Box Amlogic S905W 2gb/16gb as wifi repeater Tank you.
  20. I have an MK802 IV (rk3188). I read the entire forum, but couldn't figure out how to run Armbian from an SD card. Can someone write a detailed instruction. Or is it still not possible to run Armbian on this device?
  21. @dale since you are able to manage linux and linux command , you can enjoy yourself with a chron command too: a simple bash script that in the morning at 8:00 ( or when is usefull for you) does a echo default-on ( ot timer or heartbeat or cpu0 ) >>> /sys/class/leds/here_the_name_of_your_led/trigger and the at 20:00 ( or when is usefull for you) does a echo none ( ATTENTION: none and default on " could be inverted as logical but you will realize it by yourself ;-) ) >>> /sys/class/leds/put_here_your_led_name/trigger If you are electronic s
  22. Thank you jock! It explained a lot. I managed to disable it forever by modifying the device tree file.
  23. To answer your questions, please go to the TV Boxes FAQ and read both: Status of Armbian on TV Boxes - Please Read First Installation Instructions for TV Boxes with Amlogic CPUs
  24. These instructions are for balbes150's builds supporting Amlogic CPUs for TV Boxes. Note1: As of October 14th, 2020 balbes150 is no longer supporting Amlogic CPUs (and no one else has yet stepped up to continue his efforts). Therefore if you install using these builds/instructions you will have a 5.9.0 linux kernel with no upgrade path for the kernel. You will get updates from your chosen distribution (debian or ubuntu) just no kernel updates, unless someone else in the community picks up the ball and begins building/maintaining amlogic kernels for TV Boxes. Note2: If
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