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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in Video : All my SBCs - Specs, why I got them, what the're good/bad for. What's the best for your goal. +30SBCs   
    Hi all.
    I've just finished a long video special where I talk about all my SBCs. In the order how I got them.
    I show the specs of all of them. Say what I like, what's bad about them. What I use them for. What SBC is best for your goal.
    Here's my video, I hope you enjoy it.

    Greetings, NicoD.
     
     
    P.S. : Pictures of anyone else their collection? Mine are not all on this pic, no room for them all. 
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in nanoPC-T4 USB type-c port doesn't work with Buster current 5.4.31   
    You waste our time not giving us the data we need to be able to help.
    sudo armbianmonitor -u
    What image? What kernel?

    Mainline is still in development. Things are added, and other things break. That's just a fact of life.
    We can't test every single thing.
    Use Legacy if it fits your goal. Thank you for wasting my time too.
    If you're not happy buy an x86 sbc and buy Windows for it. Then go complain to Microsoft like that. Please.
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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in statistics on the number of image downloads   
    Since infrastructure upgrade from single server to group of servers we are running round robin re-director around servers. Since current capacity is overkill, we actually don't need to worry about that. We have statistics in some form - @lanefu can provide more data - I hope we have it  We have no info from downloads from torrents or direct download from mirrors.
     
    Image build targets are manually adjusted in this file: https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/master/config/targets.conf 
     
    Since images are built multi threaded and we have lots of CPU cores / enough memory to build 50-60 images at once, this is also not most critical problem. But building u-boot, kernel and BSP is only partially parallel ATM. Its planned to fix this problem and, probably next year, upgrade build infrastructure.
     
    There are two levels of download infrastructure:
     
    first - cca. 600 images)
    - fast servers
    - latest stable images shared around servers
    - torrent network
     
    second - several thousands)
    - slow servers
    - archived images
    - test images
    - beta repository
     
    There is plan to move beta to faster connections.
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in More video ideas   
    Also available, install armbian desktop.
    Install Panfrost on Armbian.
    What is Armbian...
    And a few more like install on TV-box.

    I've plans for a video about armbian-config. Also a video for Windows users using Armbian for the first time(differences, how to install software, the filesystems,...).

    The next SBC I'll review is the RockPiS. So installing headless was on the list too. Should've done it before with the NanoPi DUO2, but never got to make a video about it.
    I've got data for tons of videos. But not enough time to put it all in a video. I don't have a smooth workflow. Takes me ages to film, edit, render, upload and process a video. I often wonder if it's worth my time(no it isn't, only costs me money).
    I do need to fill my little spare time with something, in between all my other hobbies/jobs.

    I would love it to be able to earn a bit of money with this so I could put in more time. But I don't see that happening soon. I ain't ETA-Prime(Cause I do put time into research ).
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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in Bugfix and small features update   
    enable Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy as a CSC build option (need build parameter EXPERT="yes") update u-boot loader to 2020.10 on Allwinner platform (optional manual update via armbian-config) update all kernels update images for Helios 64 add option to build images from prebuild packages from repository which drastically improves build time in case you don't need to rebuild kernel  

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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in Information for users of TV boxes on the Amlogic platform   
    That is hypotesis that work on the project is paid. Besides this forum, there is also a constanf flow of emails with pleads / demanda to support this and that. There is not a single cent of coverage. Only dealing with this represents several hours which I have no intention to cover from my personal pocket - if I started to deal with them. In the past I did, now they only get URL with support terms.
     
    If people have demands, they should cover that or do 180 ...  I am sure all developers around Armbian could contrbute from our pockets and also cover bandwith, electricity and all 3rd party help that we hire to surive. Solo that is several times more then Librelec. I used to work several years for full time to build the basic structure, today "just" 10+ hours to maintain it, every day. For nice part I don't need anything, but sadly at the project this size, not everything is nice to do. Or cheap enough that we can cover from our wages with hope that wife doesn't see how much we waste for this.
     
     
    Working free of charge to support your commercial project? And you are upset if you are told to fuck off?
     
    We are doing things for free, but the problems is constant game of abuses from your side. If you are not such person, there are right enough of them to cause us serious problems and forcing us to question why we actually work on this.
     
    Once user starts to demand and blackmail, FOSS philosophy fails. The moment when user of freely available software forgets that is only our good will to help them, relationship breaks down. When there is no respect, there is no trurst. And since I don't trust you, we will not do business together. You can't hire me but you can try to patch this relation ship with a donation. If you alreday abused hours of my time and stole my attention, 100 USD will not patch that up. Well, you are not forced, its optionally. Its your personal choice. So far no one has contrubuted "four figure donations" to repay his damage.
     

    The biggest part of this problem is not dealing with hardware, but with constantly unsatisfied people, which generate stress, with end users that sucks out our energy, waste support time, are lazy like to do invest minimal efforts into search engines and contribute nothing to our common. They - consumers - want to uset the device and they want that we sort them all problems. Related and unrelated.  Again on my/our wife and my/our childrents expense. 

    Support terms are clear:
     
     
    Supporting our large build system is hard to support free of charge, but we do.
     
     
    Can we support 1000 people project or other 1000 people freely available appliacitions that are shipped with Armbian. Absolutely not. Not under any conditions.
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    balbes150 reacted to Werner in Information for users of TV boxes on the Amlogic platform   
    This also includes the financial loss in time volunteering to the project while these skills could be used to earn real money in the same time but decide not to.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from jeanrhum in Information for users of TV boxes on the Amlogic platform   
    Funny thing is, I haven't seen any outrage about HK using startup protection on "foreign" hardware in its u-boot, which causes the firmware in the device to be destroyed if it's not HK hardware. Where are you defenders of freedom ? I have long seen that most of all squeal about the violation of rights of those who themselves are engaged in theft and piracy, that would hide behind the freedom of their personal dirty deeds to get their personal benefits at someone else's expense. Yes, I warn all fans of freebies in advance that they would not try to hack and try to run my future versions, which will be designed for specific supported models, on their unsupported hardware and for all the consequences of disrupting the operation of their devices, they will be to blame themselves.
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    balbes150 reacted to Werner in help me   
    Armbian does not support RaspberryPi's of any kind.
    Besides that all clairvoyants are out of office today. (to say: insufficient information for further investigation).
    The topic title is very inexpressively.
     
    Closed
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    balbes150 got a reaction from tediwildan in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    Ver 20201014 kernel 5.9
     
    Pay attention. This is the latest version of ArmbianTV images, where there are files for AML. The following images will not contain this data.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from lanefu in Armbian v20.11 (Tamandua) Planning Thread   
    I tried to register, but so far I haven't succeeded. The system says that the user already exists, but does not allow you to log in.
     
    I was able to enter. I will understand further how to use it.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from martyg in Bring up for Odroid N2 (Meson G12B)   
    I did not wait for the release of the official version of the image for SPI with full support for all options for custom startup (SD USB eMMC PXE). As a temporary solution I have gathered the image of "spiboot.img " to update SPI content with a new download option (which supports all described devices). Now, to enable all devices in the startup process (including the ability to directly start the system from USB media) does not require a UART console. All operations can be easily performed by a regular user using standard methods (which are well documented on the WIKI). The update procedure is described on the WIKI. File "spiboot.img" (with all options except Piteboot) can be downloaded here. Pay attention, this version is not Piteboot. During build there was an error with the build kernel, I did not fix  (I don't use Piteboot). If somebody need Piteboot, I recommend not using my version.
     
    https://yadi.sk/d/1zgkKFNZEq0T_g
     
    https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-n2/os_images/petitboot
     
     
    Hi
    For the statistics, to make sure everything is working correctly, you can check the new SPIBOOT on your model N2 ?
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    balbes150 reacted to Werner in Armbian v20.11 (Tamandua) Planning Thread   
    Release Candidate Code Freeze Date: 2020-10-18 
    Release Date: 2020-11-XX 
    Release Candidate Branch Link: TBD
    Release Changelog: TBD
    Release Coordinator: TBD
    Testing Tracking Sheet: TBD (google sheets)
     
    The goal of this thread is to discuss testing, bugfixes, and the overall quality of the release. Once the release is complete, this thread should be locked and unpinned.
    ---
     
    Our next release date is coming and perhaps its time to discuss what to push into 20.11, what not, resolve open questions and distract from most used keyword for past few weeks.
     
     
    @Myy @TonyMac32 @balbes150 @piter75 @sfx2000@ebin-dev @Heisath@chwe@ning@lanefu@gprovost@aprayoga@5kft
    @JMCC@karabek@Igor@martinayotte@tkaiser@selfbg@Siraj@jock@going ... (please mention whoever is missed)

    Meeting on IRC in Saturday, October 3rd, at 2 pm GMT is being prepared - this is reasonable good timing for US / EU folks.
     
    Agenda:
     
    check meeting attendees (if nick is not self explanatory, add your forum/Github handle. Just say hi or something) present tasks, bugs or project you are working on (open discussion if there will not be much people, otherwise meeting officer call people out). Jira should be open in not already. cycle Jira backlog: discuss task / bug (one at a time) assign to person / release / tag re-prioritise cycle open issues and PR on build engine board status update on download pages and build engine (wip, supported, eol) choosing upcoming release officer (so far it was Igor and Lane) misc / open discussion
    Tips:
    when you got a voice, be concise (1-2 min) and make it clear when you stop. ("No more, I'm done") channel is recorded so a summary and adjustments to Jira can made afterwards, ideally along with the meeting Meeting location is IRC channel #armbian on Freenode. (previous session as an example)  
    Ideally it would be that prior to this meeting we all update tasks/project statuses in Jira - who still does not have access shall PM to @lanefu or @Igor - reviewing, prioritising and releasing goes faster this way.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Werner in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    ver 20200925 kernel 5.9.0-rc6
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Nofan Tasi in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    ver 20200925 kernel 5.9.0-rc6
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Moderating question   
    You can use any system, this is your own business, but I delete all messages where links are given or elements are discussed (what and how it works etc) on corelec. I have good reasons for this, but I won't explain anything to anyone. If you are not satisfied with this, you not use ArmbianTV.
     
    p/s/ I think this discussion can be closed.
     
     
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    balbes150 reacted to Werner in Using "Clubs" / Refactor tv boxes forums   
    @Igor suggested to put this on jira since there is a related topic, so please study there : https://armbian.atlassian.net/browse/AR-230?focusedCommentId=10278
    @balbes150
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Werner in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    The simplest thing is to try to take a working u-boot from any working Armbian image (for details on how to pull out u-boot and use it in another image, see this topic earlier).
     
     
    Starting from USB is possible, but with the described two options. I think the TWRP startup comes from u-boot which is in eMMC (in service mode).
    To completely clean eMMC, you can use the USB Burn Tool (with certain options, the firmware file is not needed).
    This is cheating. H6 can't work with 4 GB , this is a hardware limitation. See the topic in the section Allwinner H6, where the developers describe this problem.
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from gounthar in ROC-RK3399-PC (Renegade Elite)   
    Fix sound HDMI for Renegade Elite
     
     
     
     
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from lgranie in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    Now you can download the latest versions of images and DEB packages from the official Armbian resource via the link. 
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Peppe in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (armhf ARMv7)   
    Good news. Now you can download the latest versions of images and DEB packages from the official Armbian resource via the link. 
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    Now you can download the latest versions of images and DEB packages from the official Armbian resource via the link. 
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Bozza in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    Now you can download the latest versions of images and DEB packages from the official Armbian resource via the link. 
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/
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    balbes150 got a reaction from jeanrhum in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    Now you can download the latest versions of images and DEB packages from the official Armbian resource via the link. 
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/
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    balbes150 got a reaction from jeanrhum in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (armhf ARMv7)   
    Good news. Now you can download the latest versions of images and DEB packages from the official Armbian resource via the link. 
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/