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  1. To sort of answer my own question, I was going wrong by using Phoenix USB Pro when I should've been using Phoenix LiveSuit which works much more reliably under Windows 10. I suspect USB Pro was a XP or Windows 7 app. It would be nice to see FELix updated to support flashing H6. I have tried using dd under Armbian to copy H6 Android images onto the internal mmc but that doesn't work.
  2. Does anyone know of any working alternatives to the Phoenix USB Pro or Phoenix Card for flashing the internal memory (FES) of H6 TV boxes for Linux? I've found FELix which builds OK under Ubuntu 20.04 but I've not been able to successfully flash a box with it yet. I suspect it never officially supported the H6 and it looks like the author has abandoned it. https://github.com/jankowskib/FELix
  3. Sorry if this is a stupid question but I presume you rebuilt your kernel using the emmc patch in MBBs .odt guide and installed the patched kernel before running nand-sata-install did you?
  4. I agree with awawa regarding the overclocking and I don't think its a good idea to run them at max speed by default but it should be made easy to do that for anyone who wants to, of course. These TV box CPUs are pretty weedy. Anyone who needs a bit of grunt would be well advised to get a rockpi4 instead if you really want to stick with ARM Linux. I wouldn't try to do anything too CPU heavy with a TV box. I too would like to see the eMMC install patch MBB mentioned included in awawas fork. It sounds like MBB has tested this quite well already so why not?
  5. I'm going to have to try installing to the eMMC. I have noticed it offers about twice the read speed of using the SD card slot according to hdparm. I have got this working with Manjaro on my X96 Air amlogic TV box, eMMC boot. Good to hear it works and thats cool that you can even do it over the web in you're brave enough! Back to my H10-play. I tried Android again and all 4 USB ports do work. Not sure what happened last time. The build quality of the H10-play is not up to the standard of the T95 MAX, as evidenced by the constant and very audible noise and distortion on the onboard audio jack when using the default Android rom. My T95 MAX runs at just under 50 degrees whilst I've not seen the H10 run any cooler than 62 degrees. Also, on the T95 MAX I am able to power a mechanical 2.5" USB 3 disk via its onboard USB 3 port but you cannot do that on the H10-play so I'd recommend people buy the T95 boxes in most cases unless you really want the ethernet blinkenlichts or the extra 2 USB 2 ports. I recently bought a rockpi4c and its great now that I have 4K output working and it booting directly off nvme. Wifi and bluetooth work too under Manjaro, I just need to rebuild the kernel with the pcie-gen2 patch now to get full disk speed. I've also got the rpi4 and the jetson nano and I've not done any proper benchmarks yet but I'm confident it will beat both notably and it has MUCH better mainline kernel support than the nano. I would buy the rockpi4b instead of the 4c if I was buying another. The 4c has an extra mini displayport but it uses mini HDMI whereas the 4b just has one normal HDMI output. Beware if buying a second hand 4b that it has the SPI chip because you need that to install u-boot to so you ca boot directly off nvme.
  6. Awawa's build is running nicely on the H10 Play - wifi and ethernet work fine as do all 4 USB ports! Under its stock Android, only 2 of the USB ports work but all 4 work under Armbian. Another nice thing about this box is the ethernet port has link and activity LEDs which is rare on these TV boxes. It is still only 100 Mb tho. It looks like it has a clock display in pictures when its turned off but its just a transparent plastic window to allow you to see its power led.
  7. I had just returned to say that I had quick look at that otherdriver and gave up on it because it looks super ruff and targeted at Android and I noticed that the sunxi wiki links to Jernej's rtw88. Should rtw88 work with 5.15, 5.16 or 5.10? Have you tested it with any of these kernel versions Jernej? Do you plan to release your BT patches?
  8. Thats good news! I've got an amp with SPDIF inputs so I will have to give that a go when 5.17 arrives. I ordered a 32 GB Zedo TX6 off Amazon UK but it is also using the rtl88x2bs hence no wifi (or BT) under awawas fork. I've been very busy the last couple of days. I managed to have a quick go at getting the rtl88x2bs driver to build last night but didn't get very far and it was already too late to be messing with that. I'm going to have another go tonight.
  9. The T95 MAX runs awawas build well and it also runs significantly cooler than the Tx6 plus it has an extra USB port and SPDIF. The SPDIF and analogue audio output only work under Android but the extra USB port is handy for sure.
  10. Thanks awawa! This seems to be the repo I need to test: https://github.com/ChalesYu/rtl8822bs-aml/tree/test-5.13.1-20-211113 I bought this box aware that it was likely to have a different wifi because it also has BT so I'm prepared to try building this driver. If I get it to work then I'll submit a PR for your repo. I'm probably going to buy the original TX6 too whilst I still can so I've got the full set.
  11. I wasn't expecting my TX6 to arrive for at least another week but it arrived today. It is a Tanix TX6-H. Booting awawa's latest image, the ethernet works but the wifi and BT do not. Both the wifi and bt work fine under Android. I had read on some forums that there is a TX6 using RTL8822CS but according to Android's /proc/net my TX6 is using the rtl88x2bs. I tried running `modprobe 88x2cs` anyway and the kernel module loaded but it didn't work so I hope it wasn't much effort for you to add 88x2cs support awawa? Maybe it will be useful to another user. I have yet to try rebuilding your repo to see if rtl88x2bs is easy to enable or if I'll have to find patches? I can confirm that the openvfd driver works fine - very cool! Unfortunately my TX6 has the same HDMI issue as my T95 MAX does with my 4K display and it also runs a lot warmer than the T95 - ~70 degrees vs ~50 degrees on the T95, like you said awawa. It would seem that the lightdm issue still isn't fixed. I tried installing plymouth but that didn't fix lightdm. I previously suggested installing gdm3 but a much better, more lightweight alternative that does work fine under Bullseye is lxdm. Unlike gdm3 it doesn't install most of GNOME3.
  12. My T95 MAX doesn't have an LED display so that shouldn't matter but you think the DRAM config could be causing my HDMI issues? I suppose we'll find out when I get a TX6 and try it with the same display.
  13. This is the fdt for my T95 MAX. I can reliably reconnect HDMI on my T95 when using a 4K display under Android. Thanks Jernej fdt
  14. The only hardware prob I can think of that could cause that error maybe is if my uSD card is on its way out but I use balena and it verified the card as being OK. I'd expect the lightdm error is a Debian package problem and unlikely to be anything you've caused with your build scripts but it is strange you don't get it too as you should be getting the same error. Thinking about it, I should've just uninstalled plymouth instead of installing gdm3. It was late!
  15. With v2022.02.17 MATE / gdm3, I can re-connect HDMI and have it work under X on my UHD monitor but HDMI re-connection doesn't work on my 4K display. What spec is the display you are using with your TX6 awawa?