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  1. The new version 5.55 of images. In this version, images with a single DE (XFCE) and a server in composition are as close as possible to the official versions. Version with a Mate and Icewm will probably be later and the gathering will be from another branch GIT (specially adapted for this DE). Since now all the images will be collected using the main kernel "4.1 x", have a common structure for the entire line of s9xxx and differ significantly in steps when configuring the system, I open a separate topic for this direction. The primary steps to capture an image, activate multi-boot, and select a dtb file are common with the previous images.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x

    Add new version 20180817. Add supports USB audio
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    Armbian usable on RK TV-Boxes?

    http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/rockchip-based-tv-players/rk3328-devices/653167-bqeel-mvr9-rk3328-quad-core-64bit-cortex-a53-android-7-2-16gb-2-4ghz-wifi-bt4?p=740574#post740574 https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/08/18/bqeel-mvr9-nt-n9-tv-box-review-part-2-android-nougat-firmware-rkmc-youtube-4k-and-more/
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x

    Substantial progress. In the test image video version 1080 works via v4l-m2m and ffmpeg. But I do not publish these options yet. Who wants to watch, as this works on S905X, can take my LE-9 for Khadas VIM, and for S905 can find the about assembled by image on forum LE.
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    Armbian usable on RK TV-Boxes?

    In the post above, I wrote about the full analogue of MVR9. Here are the specific links to this device. By the way, freaktab has several special themes for this model. For it released fresh firmware and Libreelec. http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/rockchip-based-tv-players/rk3328-devices/653167-bqeel-mvr9-rk3328-quad-core-64bit-cortex-a53-android-7-2-16gb-2-4ghz-wifi-bt4 https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07FT2LH22/ref=psdc_189155031_t2_B076BGBV4Y https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bqeel-MVR9-Android-TV-Box-Android-7-1-Supporta-Aggiornamenti-Firmware-2G-/282839333163?_ul=RU http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/rockchip-based-tv-players/rk3328-devices/686375-mvr9-rk3328-nougat-rom-by-mo123 http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/rockchip-based-tv-players/rk3328-devices/712961-mvr9-rk3328-libreelec-release I do not have RK hardware yet, so I will refrain from specific comments.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x

    Yes, that's right. I have compiled scripts that allow you to create a table of MBR partitions in eMMC on a regular u-boot loader (it is saved). And then you can freely put the new kernel 4.18 in eMMC, as on a normal HDD \ SSD and work with eMMC as with a normal disk. It is possible to change sections under itself, but with restriction. The first FAT partition must be present and contain the emmc_autoscript system startup utility script. And do not change the partition table, or, if you need to recreate the partition table, perform a special procedure to write it to the eMMC. If you break the procedure, the u-boot in eMMC will be destroyed and will stop working. There is also an installation mode in eMMC of the latest version of u-boot-2018.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x

    Read the instructions carefully, these images are only for writing to external media. Installation on the eMMC is performed after the system is properly started from external media. To do this, you need to build your new kernel.
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X

    Image works with SD cards and USB drives. Regular firmware in the device is NOT CHANGED. When you replace the dtb file can be run on any device with Amlogic chip S905 s905x s912 When you first start the system, the root user password is 1234 The minimum media size - 4 GB https://yadi.sk/d/pHxaRAs-tZiei https://mega.nz/#F!j9QSDQSQ!6WpasOlbZYIInfw6yo4phQ Option how to start (Activation multi-boot). ****************************************** Manual run Systems ****************************************** Now all images Armbian and LE has all the files for activate the multi-boot. Anything in addition to download and copy to media is not required. 1. Download the image for your device 2. Unpack 3. Burn the image on the medium 4. boot into Android 5. open the app "Update&Backup" 6. click on "Select" local update and chose the file on the removable media (aml_update.zip) aml_autoscript.zip 7. start "Update" 8. System will reboot twice and start running the system from external media. 9. If after 7-10 minutes on the monitor not to receive any messages on system startup. Turn off TV box and manual copy into the first partition BOOT (FAT) the file "dtb.img". On the media there is a directory "dtb" from where you can take the file and copy it to the root of /boot rename it to "dtb.img". Need to pick up the option for the file system will run. Pay attention, after you add\change the dtb file, you need to try to run the system and waiting to run 7-10 minutes. If not happened, repeat with a different dtb file. Attention !!!! On models with S802 S805 S812. Activation multi-boot is possible ONLY with SD card (activation of the USB stick is NOT WORKING). After a one-time activation procedure is multi-boot, run a variety of systems is possible from ANY storage media (SD cards and USB storage devices). http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/606133-linux-images-for-s802-s805-s812-s905-s905x-s912-sd-usb-emmc http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s905/tronsmart-ac/firmware-roms-tools-at/565449-running-linux-from-sd-card-or-usb-flash-drive-using-balbes150-method-and-files ************************************************** ************************************************** ******* The choice of shell to start (Mate\XFCE or KODI). On the screen enter username and password (in lightdm) in the upper right corner of the screen there is a menu where you choose which GUI to run. The list will be three items (two rows with kodi) and the last line mate. Select mate (something opposite mate was the point), then enter the username and password. The system remembers the last selected mode. If at the next login or what not to choose in this menu, system at the entrance will trigger the option that was turning off in the previous session. Install to eMMC (NAND) Kernel 4.16 does not support internal eMMC memory. Do not attempt to install to the eMMC. You get problems. To install Armbian in the internal memory, you must execute multiple commands. We strongly recommend TO PreRUN create a full backup of the entire contents of the internal memory. This will allow you to return to the current state of the firmware at any time. To create a complete backup you need to execute commands. su - (enter passwd root) ddbr The running tip backup script After creating the backup, to install to internal memory (eMMC) of the command being executed Pay attention, if you not are sure that you will be able to solve possible problems from the installation of the internal memory (eMMC), do NOT PERFORM these commands. su - (enter passwd root) ./install.sh or nand_sata_install Setup HDMI out. The configure script video output hdmi.sh reside in a directory on a FAT partition (on a running system, this partition is automatically mounted to the /boot directory). This script can be changed. To change the screen resolution from 720p to 1080p, you need to uncomment the line "#mode=1080p60hz" and comment out the line "mode=720p60hz". Similarly, you can change the color depth from the default 24 to 32 (bpp=24). Note that with 32 bit color significantly changes the desktop. In this script you can place the commands you want to run WebMin , Doker, ask line to run the USB port (if necessary), configure, sound card, etc. On Wifi. run as root user one of these commands in the terminal An example command to load module “dhd” or “wifi_dummy” or "ssv6051" or "wlan" etc. modprobe dhd or modprobe wifi_dummy or modprobe ssv6051 or for QCA9377 modprobe wlan After verification of the selected module, if everything is working correctly, you can add it to the autorun list (add string name of the module in the file /etc/modules). Remote control. How to add support for remote control. To use it you need to add the correct file “remote.conf” in the /boot directory or /etc/amremote. By default, some of the images already include several predefined files (in the /boot directory). To use it you need to rename one of the files in “remote.conf”. Additionally I have uploaded the deb package “amremote.deb”, which can be installed in your current system (do not download the complete image). Before installing, delete all remote.conf files: rm /boot/remote.conf.* Now you can install the package: sudo dpkg -i aml-amremote.... After installing this package you need to run in a terminal “service amlogic-remotecfg status” and add (rename) the correct file 'remote.conf". Auto login Add line to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/11-armbian.conf [SeatDefaults] autologin-user=username autologin-user-timeout=delay Additional information http://forum.khadas.com/t/armbian-kodi-ubuntu-debian-for-sd-usb-emmc/825 Wiki Information to enable multi-boot on the WiKi is outdated, use to activate the multi-boot description from this post in the beginning. https://github.com/150balbes/Amlogic_s905/wiki Other versions of images with different Linux systems. https://yadi.sk/d/5_32km_EsCV2A Video manual.
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    Armbian usable on RK TV-Boxes?

    I don't have any test samples yet, so I'm not ready to discuss the possibility or impossibility of the expected results. Describe in more detail what you mean by "modular approach". During the analysis, additional information appeared. The model https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/07/14/bqeel-mvr9-tv-box-review-part-1-specifications-unboxing-and-teardown/ is a complete analog, http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/rockchip-based-tv-players/rk3328-devices/663236-nagrace-nt-n9-rk3328-quad-core-android-7-2-16gb-gig-lan-2-4-wifi-bt4 the only difference is in the case. There is another model https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_787368.html?wid=1433363#goodsDetail with a power button, 1GB LAN and RAM size options (about it I have little information to assess the prospects of use).
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    http://www.linux-meson.com/doku.php
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    dtb.img
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    Armbian for Amlogic S802/S812

    Read the instructions carefully. You need to copy the correct dtb file. To disable the monitor search, you need to build another kernel. The answer is similar to the previous one, you need to build another kernel.
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    Armbian usable on RK TV-Boxes?

    Assemble the image is not a problem. My goal is somewhat wider. Develop a comprehensive system (image, set of scripts, instructions, etc.) for the end user, which will allow the average user to easily run Linux on the TV box. A typical user should have an easy-to-play set of system startup steps. Downloaded. Unpacked. Recorded image (possibly performed a simple operation to copy additional files). Launched a TV box. Performed a simple operation (or simple steps) on an existing system. And get a ready working system. Everyone has their own criteria for a reasonable price. I have been working with different TV boxes and other electronic devices for a long time and I know well what to pay attention to in order not to regret the time spent (money). Let's try to count. The model you are referring to has serious (for me) cons. 1. LAN 100 MB. 2. Power supply 2A. This means that you will not be able to fully use all the features of the device. So have to spend money to buy a new PSU. 3. Cooling system. Without it, to use all the features of iron is not possible. To power the fan will have to either use a USB port or an external power source. 4. In the set there is no cable for firmware. More expenses. 5. The quality of the components used and the Board (marking all elements that points to Maskrom and UART). This ensures that all models are identical and the manufacturer does not make a "team hodgepodge" of what was at hand. 6. The manufacturer pays great attention to technical support and is ready to cooperate (this is important for me). 7. The presence of the OTG port. Specifically about this model I can't write yet (I don't have it yet). If you unplugged the PSU, all parameters are reset. If the electricity flashes, the TV box will turn on itself, without your desire. By the way, for this reason I like the Vega S96 it has an additional battery (as in the BIOS on the PC) and is not afraid of power failure. Don't sacrifice. Producer already showed interest and offered to send me a sample. By the way, this indirectly suggests that the manufacturer is interested (and understands) the importance of expanding support for different systems in its products. So that customers who buy its products can use it much wider than just a TV box.
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    Armbian usable on RK TV-Boxes?

    I found an interesting model with good parameters. http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/rockchip-based-tv-players/rk3328-devices/663236-nagrace-nt-n9-rk3328-quad-core-android-7-2-16gb-gig-lan-2-4-wifi-bt4 http://store.elezoo.com/nt-n9-rk3328-ultra-4k-tv-box-player-9 1GB LAN network. There is a button to turn on (this is important for models to run Linux without a remote control). There are contacts for connecting the fan (this is important for real Linux operation, especially as a server in 7\24 mode). Quality Board and components. DDR4 memory with increased speed. The manufacturer is ready to cooperate (this is important for the development of the system and obtaining important information about the equipment).
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    Armbian usable on RK TV-Boxes?

    I was interested in the process of running Linux on the RK platform. Perhaps someone has recommendations on what models it is better to pay attention in the first place ?
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x

    Be sure to activate multi-boot using the new image. If multiboot previously activated is required to repeat activation using files in a new image. Install Armbian to eMMC. Run Armbian from external media, run "ddbr" and create full backup eMMC. Execute script “/boot/create-mbr-linux.sh” and install Armbian on eMMC execute script “/root/install.sh”. Please note, this is a test installation, which was tested only on a few models. Possible errors (Armbian will not boot) when you are working on unverified models which used non-standard distribution of partitions in the eMMC. Therefore, be sure to back up the "ddbr" utility before running the scripts.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    You can collect all used to c2play components (files) to the set of packages to install in any way ?
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X

    Correction of search operation in Synaptic program. Remove from directory "/etc/apt/apt.conf.d" all files. Download the link two files and copy them to the directory "/etc/apt/apt.conf.d". Run Synaptic and update the package list. After these steps, the package search in Synaptic should work fine. https://yadi.sk/d/R8U9M-oM3a8M9r
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    write to me in PM.
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    Installation in Mecool KI Pro

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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X

    Alas, I do not archive all versions of the files used. If you want, you can find all the videos used in the images on youtube.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S805

    To build for S805, use this GIT. https://github.com/150balbes/build
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    Armbian for Amlogic S805

    1. The update is performed on all Debian\Ubuntu, the command "apt update" "apt upgrade". 2. The composition of packages in 5.37 and 5.44 does not contain Plex. You install and configure it yourself.
  24. Because my primary git has accumulated a lot of outdated data and has become excessively large, I have created a new git that only has the latest changes to build the latest versions of the images. Please note that this is not a new project. This is a continuation of the existing Armbian main project, which is adapted to create images for TV boxes, which has its own specific features, specially adapted for the possibility of easy launch of these images on TV boxes. In this topic, you can ask questions about working with this modified git. https://github.com/150balbes/Build-Armbian
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    New git for version assembly Armbian for TV boxes.

    Pay attention. I'm transferring all assemblies to the core of 4.18. Therefore, in the main branch "master" changes were made to translate the "default" image Assembly to the kernel 4.18. Be careful, the algorithm of the installation script has changed "install.sh" to support kernel 4.18. For those who want to continue building images with the kernel 3.14, you can use the branch "kernel-3.14", but pay attention, I do not plan its further development.