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  1. balbes150

    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    Do and all say thank you. Desktop versions are optimized to work in this mode.
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    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    In previous images, a strange error was found, so I updated the images to version 20181014. Checked on MVR9, everything works. Added additional image with Ubuntu Bionic and built-in MPV with HW support. The video plays in full screen. For those who need to play full screen video from Youtube, I recommend To install SMPlayer and Smtube packages, configure Smplayer (in additional options to use MPV with options "--vo=gpu --gpu-context=drm --hwdec=rkmpp" ) and you will get Youtube video in full screen in Smtube.
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    Another reason for the slow performance - poor cooling. This is the problem of almost all cheap TV boxes. Linux uses all the resources of the device and therefore requires a good heat sink for normal operation. ????
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    What's the "new version"? The version of the image ? The medium from which the system starts ? 1Gb of RAM is not enough for full-fledged work of graphic DE. Odroid uses its kernel version for S905 (not X), it is not compatible with S905X\S912.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    What dtb do you use ? The system runs from an SD card ? On the previous page there is information about changes in rules for selecting the dtb (now I've added this info to the first page of a topic). There's also an answer to what there are options for changing the MAC address.
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    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    I pay attention, for the correct operation of MPV in HW mode on behalf of a normal user, it is necessary to have a file in the user's home directory ("~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf") with such content vo=gpu gpu-context=drm hwdec=rkmpp If for some reason there is no file (mpd.conf.rkmpp) to rename in the specified location, you need to create file (~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf) it yourself with the correct content.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    add test image 5.62 NEXT 4.19.0 rc7 (fix reboot\poweroff s912)
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    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    Write in PM, I will explain in Russian.
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    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    For verification (so as not to destroy eMMC), is it possible as a workaround? to perform a combined system start-up. Place the bootloader on the SD card and the rest of the system on the USB drive. The installation script in rk3328-tv images uses the same principle as on Amlogic. The script replaces the bootloader, creates partitions, and then copies the system to the eMMC. I tested the installation in eMMC Armbian and Libreelec on MVR9. I have the installation goes smoothly and systems operate from eMMC.
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    kodi on armbian?

    Depending on what tasks the device will be used for, you can use different combinations. For example, if you and your loved ones will use the device to watch videos more often , it is better to install LE in eMMC and run Linux from external media as required. By the way, the latest versions of Libreelec for Amlogic and RK3328 can be installed in parallel with the regular Android in the TV box (eMMC) and can use Libreelec and regular Android. With a strong desire (and certain skills), you can install multiple systems in eMMC together (Android+Libreelec+Linux, etc.). https://forum.khadas.com/t/armbian-kodi-ubuntu-debian-for-sd-usb-emmc/825/258?u=balbes150 1. Clearly, in fact you have nothing to answer. You, the topic title, remember ? 2. I don't know what developers and what you're told, but a lot of users have been using Armbian+KODI with HW for a long time. And for those who need maximum possible, use a bunch Armbian+Librelec. I just stick to the discussion of the "Armbian+KODI" bundle, which exists (if I'm not confused) only for the Amlogic S905X. There is another option of Armbian+c2play image with HW full screen video playback for s912 assembled by pro777. And for reference, in the near future (I hope to find time for this) comes out Armbian+KODI for rk3328-tv. Armbian+MPV version with full screen video for rk3328-tv is now available. 3. This question is directly related to this topic, as it directly affects the time of appearance of the version of Armbian+KODI with HW on the kernel 4.x for a number of promising platforms (Amlogic and Rockchip. And it depends on the feasibility of investing money. 1. I do not have a" favorite " chip, I try to choose the ones that are optimal for my tasks. 2. You are "a little" late with the advice to use "vanilla" Armbian. I have been developing Armbian for TV boxes and other devices for several years. And oddly enough, these works are in demand among many users. And among these works there is a variant of Armbian+KODI. hhhhm .... either you do not understand these issues, or deliberately misleading ... start by reading the topics in the about TV boxes section. Perhaps then, you will discover the real situation with the launch of Armbian on TV boxes. And learn to read carefully : p.s. Judging by what you write, I see no reason to waste time answering.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    New version 5.62 (20181012). It fixed shutdown\reboot on S912. I do not understand the question, specify what you mean. You can find some useful information in this discussion. ... and other developers have started working on similar projects ...
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    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    On all checks you used the same SD card or different ? If you can restore (in case of possible incompatibility or other problems) the firmware in the TV box, I would recommend checking the installation in the eMMC. Perhaps the problem is in the card reader, I have seen this on different models, one and the same SD card works perfectly on some models of TV boxes, and on others causes problems.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    Check all the available options gxm*
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    If you do not fill the eMMC with your data, the size of the full compressed copy will not be large. For example, the original Android firmware takes about 1-2 GB and can easily fit on any 8GB carrier with Armbian. Now the recovery process will take more steps. If now, connect an SD card with the Armbian 5.55 or 5.44 option to the TV box, what happens when the power is turned on ?
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    kodi on armbian?

    Did I understand correctly that in order for RPI to work, you have to keep an additional device (NAS or server that provides a network resource to host the RPI working system) turned on ? If you install LE or Linux on eMMC (you can use different systems, not only Armbian), you will have all USB ports and SD card slot free. But be careful when choosing, it is better not to rush and ask questions to real users with the proposed equipment. What versions of images and with what kernel they work, what features of iron can occur. On S905X in Armbian (with the mainline kernel) can be enabled support for two levels of HW (which are needed for full-screen video playback in KODI or other programs built with this feature). https://github.com/superna9999/meson_gx_mali_450/tree/DX910-SW-99002-r7p0-00rel1_meson_gx 1. Can you provide links to real images for H3 with Armbian + KODI where there is full HW support ? 2. Perhaps you are not aware already released versions of images of the LE with the kernel 4.18 and HW for S905X. 3. Do you have a good idea of the difference between mali400p2 and mali450p5\T820\T860 ? Recommend to study. Yes, this is only the initial stage and will need time until everything goes into the finished product. But to recommend obviously outdated, incorrectly. Summary is wrong. Let me tell you a secret, to use KODI with full HW in Armbian does not require many complex steps. For those who are not in a hurry-it is enough not to wait much and soon there will be a ready solution. To give that kind of money for a very weak iron in our time ....