Seasalt

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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    I only had to edit uENVv.ini and it worked.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    Have you tried gxm_q201.dtb?? It works for me on my Mecool KM8 1 GB ram.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    Re ZRAM? Hi Babes I am running Armbian_5.64_Aml-s9xxx_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.19.0-rc7_desktop_20181019 on a Mecool KM8 1gb ram . Performance is outstanding and I can run my Software defined radio program GQRX at the full 3.2 MSPS. and it is HTOP load CPU 50% (in comparison the raspberry pi can only do half the MSPS rate or less before it runs out of CPU and gets sluggish.) Armbian 5.64 on a 1GB Ram machine works amazing on one task but if I use a second task like firefox it seems to run out of ram and get sluggish? Is ZRAM installed? I saw in the startup script that it says ZRAM configeration is mentioned. But when terminal cat /proc/swaps it shows nothing. Is there a script or a first run template that will turn ZRAM on? Is your Armbian version using a 128MB swap file? Thanks for all the amazing work. P.S. HTOP does not show Temp or swap Seasalt.
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    NanoPI M4

    Ok for me this NanoPi M4 @2GB is goiing to be a Amatuer / HAM radio, low power / solar Powered Ham Shack always on computer. I will expect it to run my Linux based Software defined Radio software. My main program is GQRX. The biggest issue I usually have is getting sound to work with Linux radio programs. So if you are looking for something to do maybe set yup 5 different programs and see if they can all play sound at the same time. Also see if they can Mic in at the same tiome. If you have a RTL-SDR dongle please try and bench mark GQRX. Seasalt.
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    NanoPI M4

    Hey Nico when are yo doing another excellent NanoPi M4 Youtube video? I just order the 2Gb version.
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    NanoPi NEO4

    This is a good review of the Nano Pi M4.
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    NanoPi NEO4

    Which board would you buy and why? I have a draw full of old boards and I am just really hesitant, to buy another board when maybe my s912 Mecool running armbian is all I need for now.
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    NanoPi NEO4

    Based on current or expected Armbian version should I buy the Rockchip RK3399 on Friendly Elec RK3399. ie which has the most advanced Armbian OS at this moment.
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    NanoPi NEO4

    Ok I see the improvement in memory speed. What is Armbians Plan for the RK3399. Will it be a generic version of Armbian like the s905/s912 or will each RK3399 board have there own version of Armbian? Like the Orange Pi PC2 etc.
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    NanoPi NEO4

    Is there any benchmarks of Dual channel memory improving RK3399 performance.
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    NanoPi NEO4

    Size is OK as it will be part of my HAM Radio KIT. Price I calculate at about NanoPi NEO4 $53.98 with Heatsink and $3 power cable. NanoPi M4 $74.98 with Heatsink and $3 power cable. I have a draw full of old Single board computers. BUT I need something that can Run Software defined Radio Linux programs like GQRX etc. The Rasp pi3 really does not cut it, for Software defined radio applications. The USB 3 interface lets me run "FL2000 VGA" transmit hacks. Assuming the RK3399 has the horsepower. https://www.crazydanishhacker.com/usb-to-vga-adapter-transmit-radio-signals-fl2000-fl2k/ I see 2 GB ram as important. NanoPi M4 I see Friendly Elec Support and software customization as important. Both NanoPi NEO4 and NanoPi M4 One USB 3 is enough . Plus the USB C should be high-speed. NanoPi NEO4 5ghz Wifi is a bonus. NanoPi M4 So basically for an extra $20 will get 5ghz Wifi and 1gb more ram.
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    NanoPi NEO4

    Has any one any thoughts on the NanoPi Neo4 having only 1gb ram. I have a Mecool KM8 s912 TV box 1 GB running Armbian and it sort of works well. But I would like something a bit more mainstream for HAM radio applications and am hoping that Friendly Elec and Armbian has a better marriage of just working instead of having little things breaking. Is it worth paying more and getting the NanoPi M4 2 GB model?
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    Questions about Babes S912 Armbian . I have 3 Mecool KM8 running Babes Armbian_5.41_S9xxx_Debian_stretch_3.14.29_xfce_20180305 S912 Amlogic Armbian. At first it was a bit experimental but now I feel it is stable and I am just delighted to have such a powerful 5 volt computer to run my Solar Powered Video entertainment (Coreelec) and Ham Radio activities. I have the following questions. 1.Where do I find the latest version of Armbian s912? 2. Why has Armbian not added S912 to the MAIN download page. I find all the outside download sources very confusing. It is really hard to know what version to download etc. Can we put comments next to each version regarding performance, what works etc. 2. I originally installed Armbian_5.41_S9xxx_Debian_stretch_3.14.29_xfce_20180305 armbian and have been using sudo apt-get update / upgrade to keep updating.. Is this getting me the latest version of Babes Armbian for s912 or is it just incrementally updating a out of date version of Armbian for s912. 3. I am able to play h265 videos in software decoding at %100 CPU load and I am sort of happy with that as a compromise. But I wonder why can’t the Kodi Android S912 VPU driver be applied to Babes version of Armbian. Seasalt
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    Armbian for OrangePi PC2, AllWinner H5

    I have just update my OrangePi PC2 and now I can play 720p video really well. It appears to use 80 - 90 CPU to do it . So I am wondering is it playing the HEVC 720p file in software or is it using Hardware VPU decoding. I am also totally impressed now that Armbian has fixed the screen resolution option box. Huge improvement. This is a really big set of improvements to the Armbian PC2. Well done.
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    Armbian for OrangePi PC2, AllWinner H5

    I have the same problem. It is really annoying.