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    balbes150 got a reaction from guidol in ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)   
    Add to the parameter string (in the file "uEnv.ini") parameter " mac=00:ac:3f:75:c0:ff"
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    balbes150 got a reaction from guidol in 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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    balbes150 got a reaction from vic in Armbian for TV box rk3328   
    Write in PM, I will explain in Russian.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from guidol in 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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    balbes150 got a reaction from zogu in 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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    balbes150 got a reaction from zogu in 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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    balbes150 got a reaction from olivluca in 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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    balbes150 got a reaction from olivluca in 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 ....
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from gnthibault in Armbian for Amlogic S912   
    If you did not violate the instructions and before installing the system in eMMC created a full backup (using the utility "ddbr"). You could easily go back to the old version.
    I draw everyone's attention, before any experiments, be sure to create a backup.
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    balbes150 reacted to talraash in The list of models that are running Armbian (Amlogic, Rockchip etc)   
    Nexbox a95x(soc amlogic s905 ram 1 storage 8)
    All image with kernel 3.14 work with generic gxbb_p200.dtb(old u-boot). Don't have now this box, so don't have opportunity check mainline.  It have some exotic wi-fi module without open sources drivers, so no wi-fi.
     
    Sunvell T95X(soc amlogic s905x ram 2 storage 8).
    All image with kernel 3.14 and mainline. With stock firmware don't need manipulate with .dtb files(3.14 kernel), for mainline need generic p212 dtb. Wi-fi  sci9082c, didn't test.

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    balbes150 got a reaction from olivluca in kodi on armbian?   
    IMHO taking into account the need for GPIO, to date (in the near future this situation may change) for you to optimally use models based on RK3328 (Renegat Rock64 etc). This is optimal in terms of cost and the result obtained for your tasks. And advice, do not chase the cheapness, it is better to spend 100 and use the purchased piece of iron in full compliance with the tasks for many years than to spend 50 and then not get the desired result (at best, somehow use the purchased iron, at worst-throw in the trash).
     
    https://forum.armbian.com/forum/21-rockchip-3288-3328/
    https://forum.armbian.com/forum/16-amlogic-s905x/
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    balbes150 got a reaction from olivluca in kodi on armbian?   
    Which monitor or TV (maximum screen resolution) are you going to use ?
    What HW decoding are we talking about ?
    What video content are you going to watch (1080p 720p 4K) ?
    Are you going to use USB 2.0 as a medium for a working Linux system (desktop) on RPI ????
     
    Are you seriously offering X2 ? This equipment is already not supported by any Armbian. With Libreelec is also not working as it should.
    https://www.armbian.com/download/?device_support=Support+ended+(EOS)
     
     
    Don't write nonsense.
    To begin, study this information. And closely examine themes in section TV boxes on this forum.
    http://www.linux-meson.com/doku.php
    https://forum.libreelec.tv/board/38-amlogic/
    https://forum.libreelec.tv/board/43-rockchip/
     
    Anything complex, just slowly learn all the material on this forum and on the forum Libreelec. In them you will find reviews of real users with specific models.
     
    The RPI has no eMMC, no USB 3.0, the wired network is connected via a common USB and when you try to use them together with the maximum load, you will get a significant slowdown. I have RPI 3, in order for it to work properly desktop, you need to use a very expensive SD card, that would somehow compensate for its hardware flaws (I use a lot of different equipment for comparative tests and evaluation of their capabilities for different tasks ). RPi is used for other tasks.
     
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from manuti in The list of models that are running Armbian (Amlogic, Rockchip etc)   
    This theme is designed to help potential users with the selection of equipment to run Armbian on TV boxes and other devices with ARM chips. I propose to leave here information about specific models, with a description of the technical parameters of the equipment, which specific versions of Armbian images and what settings or additional steps have been launched.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from olivluca in kodi on armbian?   
    You can only use RPi (1-2-3) for video and audio if you already have RPI. Spending money now to buy PRi3 for multimedia content = this is the worst choice.  Look at Amlogic S905X2\D2 S922 or Rockchip RK3328 RK3399. Series RK32XX-outdated and not worth it to buy now.  If video playback is the main task (other tasks to run Linux are secondary), it is better to look for the TV box. You will get all the necessary components at once and do not have to spend time and money on the equipment (remote control, power supply, housing, good eMMC memory, etc.).  I have no LePotato with S905X, but I'm sure Libreelec (KODI) can work perfectly on this model.
     
    And start by reading the topics in this section, much will become more clear. 
    https://forum.armbian.com/forum/24-tv-boxes/
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    balbes150 got a reaction from olivluca in kodi on armbian?   
    You can only use RPi (1-2-3) for video and audio if you already have RPI. Spending money now to buy PRi3 for multimedia content = this is the worst choice.  Look at Amlogic S905X2\D2 S922 or Rockchip RK3328 RK3399. Series RK32XX-outdated and not worth it to buy now.  If video playback is the main task (other tasks to run Linux are secondary), it is better to look for the TV box. You will get all the necessary components at once and do not have to spend time and money on the equipment (remote control, power supply, housing, good eMMC memory, etc.).  I have no LePotato with S905X, but I'm sure Libreelec (KODI) can work perfectly on this model.
     
    And start by reading the topics in this section, much will become more clear. 
    https://forum.armbian.com/forum/24-tv-boxes/
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    balbes150 reacted to chalesY in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Hi  balbes150
    I have a amlogic TV box , and find it use rtl8822bs.  
    this module has a UART Bluetooth ,  the config needs 
    CONFIG_BT_HCIUART_3WIRE
    (use uart_A  ,almost all realtek UART Bluetooth module need it)
    and
    CONFIG_GPIO_SYSFS
    (to pull up GPIOX_17 pin in terminal, it's a BT_EN pin).
     
    has been tested on a recompile kernel ,  bluetooth can work , hope you can add it
    Thanks
     
    EDIT:   CONFIG_GPIO_SYSFS  is don't need to add , I write a C program to do this.  So only need to add CONFIG_BT_HCIUART_3WIRE .
    I'm using meson-gxl-s805x-p241.dts
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Nofan Tasi in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    The new version 20180928.
    Major change. A new algorithm for the use of the dtb. Starting with this version, you no longer need to copy the dtb files and rename it to "dtb.img." In order to specify which dtb file to use, you need to edit the file 'uEnv.ini" (specify the desired file name for use dtb). This is a plain text file and can be easily edited. This change will make it easy to update the kernel from the "deb" file in the future. The new algorithm is now used in the eMMC system installation script.
     
    Pay attention. To use the system with
    u-boot-2015 (regular firmware Android), you need to edit the file "uEnv.ini"
     
    When using
    u-boot-2018, you need to edit the file "/extlinux/extlinux.conf"
     
     
    For those who doubt or do not know what u-boot is used, you can specify the desired name in both files at the same time.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Constantin Piffer in ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)   
    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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    balbes150 reacted to Constantin Piffer in ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)   
    Is it possible to use xrdp with armbian? I still got connection problems and I don't know why. SSH works fine.
     
    BTW.: I made a video about flashing a TV box in German. You can check it here:
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Nofan Tasi in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    The new version 20180928.
    Major change. A new algorithm for the use of the dtb. Starting with this version, you no longer need to copy the dtb files and rename it to "dtb.img." In order to specify which dtb file to use, you need to edit the file 'uEnv.ini" (specify the desired file name for use dtb). This is a plain text file and can be easily edited. This change will make it easy to update the kernel from the "deb" file in the future. The new algorithm is now used in the eMMC system installation script.
     
    Pay attention. To use the system with
    u-boot-2015 (regular firmware Android), you need to edit the file "uEnv.ini"
     
    When using
    u-boot-2018, you need to edit the file "/extlinux/extlinux.conf"
     
     
    For those who doubt or do not know what u-boot is used, you can specify the desired name in both files at the same time.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Nofan Tasi in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Good news. I tried installing the latest version of Armbian on VIM with the new u-boot-2018 in eMMC. Everything works. If write a last option Armbian (20180925) to the USB drive, the system starts from USB stick. That is, now you can have a new u-boot-2018 in eMMC and run any test system from USB media (Armbian Libreelec OpenSYSE etc ). Pay attention. The steps to configure the system to run from external media using u-boot-2018 have changed. Now you do NOT NEED to manually copy the dtb. You need to make changes to the text file “/extlinux/extlinux.conf”  . You must change the string with the name of the dtb you are using. The list of available files (name) can be seen in the "/dtb" directory. By default, the settings specify dtb for VIM1 (S905X). To use the new images with VIM2 (S912), you must correct the file name dtb for VIM2.
    To install in the eMMC the latest version Armbian changed steps. Now you need to run only one installation script. To install with the old version of u-boot-2015, you need to run the script “/root/install.sh”. To install in the eMMC with uboot-2018, you need to first rename one of the existing files on the media "Sxxx-uboot.img" to “uboot.img” (select the option for your model). After renaming the file “uboot.img”, to install Armbian in eMMC, you need to run the script “/root/install-2018.sh”.
     
     
    Pay attention. All tests of the new u-boot-2018 are performed on Khadas VIM and VIM2. I don't know how it will work on other models. Therefore installation in eMMC with replacement of regular u-boot on u-boot-2018, you do your own risk. I take no responsibility for your choices.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from manuti in Khadas EDGE and EDGE-V(im) (RK3399)   
    Announced the prices of Khadas EDGE RK3399.
     
    https://www.khadas.com/blog/indiegogo-rk3399-sbc-edge-pricing-announcement
     
    forum Khadas
    https://forum.khadas.com/t/indiegogo-campaign-edge-developer-samples/2789
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    balbes150 reacted to migg in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Try
     
    mpv --vd=h264_v4l2m2m -v --hwdec=vaapi Desktop/Test.mp4
     
    mpv  --vd=h264_v4l2m2m -v Desktop/Test.mp4
     
    ffplay -vcodec h264_v4l2m2m Desktop/Test.mp4
     
    mpv --no-config --hwdec=auto Desktop/Test.mp4
     
    Also versions
     
     mpv --version
    ffmpeg
     
    0.29 mpv should be better for this
     
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from guidol in Armbian for TV box rk3328   
    new version v5.60 20180922.
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Nofan Tasi in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    New images 5.60 (20180922).
    Update kernel to 4.18.7.
    Add new kernel deb packages.