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    balbes150 got a reaction from TonyMac32 in Raspberry Pi 4 Released - From $35 USD   
    The best option for today.
    (I haven't seen the insides yet, but I hope to see them soon .   )
    https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009752605386.html?wid=1433363
     
    Ideal for today (if you have the means\opportunity to buy it within 120-130)
    Many different TV boxes passed through my hands. This model, in my opinion, is one of the best among TV boxes in terms of cost/result ratio. This is one of the rare models in which you do not need to finish anything yourself. It even universal multi-download will go directly to the firmware. This is a boring model, you will have nowhere to put your hands to improve and redo something.
     
    https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009954522026.html?wid=1433363
     
    https://www.geekbuying.com/item/UGOOS-AM6-TV-BOX-Amlogic-S922X-2G-16G-2-4G-5G-WIFI-1000M-LAN-BlueBooth-417524.html
     
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from amirul in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    New universal version 5.91_20190711 (5.2 kernel). Works on all s9xxx with sound.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from sivanoff in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Tomorrow I will move to the desired branch and create a TAG for the Armbian build environment.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from deep in SD Card Boot Recovery   
    2. If you do not know how to make a copy of u-boot from a working SD card, you can ask the developers of the image for your TV box for the necessary file. It's not a big file "u-boot.bin.sd.bin". To record a working u-boot in two teams.
     
    dd if=u-boot.bin.sd.bin of=/dev/mmcblk0 conv=fsync bs=1 count=442
     
    dd if=u-boot.bin.sd.bin of=/dev/mmcblk0 conv=fsync bs=512 skip=1 seek=1
     
    Note that the name mmcblk0 needs to be replaced with the name of your SD card in the system.
     
     
    3. There are several important files that are involved in the startup process, which are used in your Armbian image, it is better to check with the image developer. You can try to copy all files from /boot.
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    I tried it on the VIM3. Sound works. Great job.
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    balbes150 reacted to martinayotte in [SOLVED] Wechip R69 1GB H3 TV-Box stuck in UBoot   
    This is because Arduino TTL level is 5V, so it could damage a 3.3V input...
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Nofan Tasi in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Updated the installation script in eMMC. Added the function of trying to automatically detect eMMC. I am interested in how this option will work on models where the EMMC name is different from others. Please note that this is a test version, it may have errors.
     
    https://yadi.sk/d/EOYdJi30ctmkxQ
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    The new version of images of 5.91.
    The script of the images amlg12 already included in the activation script of sound (started manually it is no longer necessary, at first start, the system itself needs to run).
     
    Pay attention. Images of Odroid-N2 I combined with the images of aml-g12. Now one common image for all s905x2 s922 N2 will be released.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from RussianNeuroMancer in Recommendation for new board   
    The performance of RK3399 is very good and if you do not play Windows games, it is able to replace the average home PC with Linux. Even without the addition of HW support for full-screen video, (in SW mode) the rk3399 works seamlessly with the 1080 desktop in all modes and without brakes. Conclusion about the unsuitability rk3399 Linux - sheer stupidity or intentional deception. But it is important to understand that to get all the performance of this powerful processor, it and the whole system needs a good cooling system and a good medium (the device from which the system starts). Only in this case rk3399 will be able to show all his abilities. For example , you can take a shitty SD card and then yell that the system is slow compared to the Android system that is run from eMMC. Or use a bad cooling system. The main disadvantage rk3399 , it is a  heat at work, but with the release of rk3588 is significantly change.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Update version 5.90_20190706 .
    Fixed display of large kernels on s922.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Tido in Raspberry Pi 4 Released - From $35 USD   
    A priori, the price of a set of RPI will always be higher than the price of comparable TV box. This is an objective reality, because SbS have a number of "extra" elements and not the optimal design in comparison with the TV box. TV box is a specialized device in which everything is sharpened to perform a specific function. Therefore, it will always be cheaper than a similar "multifunctional" device. If this were not so, no manufacturer TV boxes would not have to spend time for their production, and stupidly  would take the SbS and turn it into these TV boxes.
     
    No need to juggle and substitute concepts. Don't mix Android system development and Linux-based system development. It is a completely different direction. The main system for TV boxes is Android and it has all the necessary documentation and access to all technical resources. By the way, Your information about support for a number of ARM platforms in the main core is very outdated. Confirmation of this, the release in the near future of new images of Libreelec with a new kernel on the platforms Amlogic Rockchip and Allwiner.
     
    You confirm that the "clean" RPi is not suitable for standard use as a TV box. And you have to spend extra money to get the necessary functionality. For example, it put the module WiFi\Bt, but there is no normal antenna, without which it will not work properly.
     
    I see that You are very prone to distort and replace concepts. The design and parameters of RPI 1 and 2 have nothing to do with RPi 4. It is a completely different platform, having a very different thermopowers.
     
    p.s. You are always trying to distort the essence of the discussion, so I see no point in continuing the discussion with You.
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    The new version of the images 5.90_20190704  for S905x2 S922.
    Added support for frequency adjustment. Now the system should be able to use all the power of these processors.
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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 of the images 5.90_20190704  for S905x2 S922.
    Added support for frequency adjustment. Now the system should be able to use all the power of these processors.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Raspberry Pi 4 Released - From $35 USD   
    Thank you, you gave me 10 minutes of laughter.
    RPi is not able to even compete with normal TV boxes. His destiny, the competition with clone stuff and fakes.
    The real price of the RPI 4 kit , which will be comparable to the average TV box starts from 70-80. This is a naive tale for losers that RPi 4 is cheap, designed for those who do not know how to count elementary.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from amirul in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    New image ver 5.90
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    balbes150 reacted to TonyMac32 in Raspberry Pi 4 Released - From $35 USD   
    - 4 big cores on 28 nm, see the Tinker Board for a lesson in cooling that form factor.  (the Pi seems oddly underclocked, if I'm being honest, a 3288 will go 1.8 GHz, @wtarreau will tell you 2.0+)
     
    - As far as USB3/Gb, the tunnel-vision Pi people would have seen an insane improvement with just 4x USB2 on their own channels and a 100 Mb PHY.  So yes, they are going to think they're lighting the world on fire performance wise.
     
    - That USB-C does not appear to be intelligent PD type, so I'd be interested to see when people use smart supplies with it, if it will run on the 500 mA they'll probably limit to.  (correct me if I've gotten it mixed up)
     
    It looks more interesting than the Pi 3, I bought a few 3's and have since let them rot.  I still used a 2 until recently for music.
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    balbes150 reacted to amirul in Armbian for Khadas EDGE and EDGE-V(im) (RK3399)   
    replaced /lib/frmware/brcm in 5.88 from that in 5.86 -> wireless networks detected but can't connect yet
     
    connected to wlan with gnome-keyring-daemon running :-)
    fixed Armbian_5.89_Rk3399-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190627 as well
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Reddwarf in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    What would "think" need UART logs and content (uEnv.ini) .
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    balbes150 got a reaction from ImmortanJoe in nvidia jetson nano   
    New versions of 20190621 images for Jetson Nano. In these images we use a standard procedure of initial setting as in all the other images Armbian. The primary root password is 1234. 
     
    https://yadi.sk/d/W9SHvYXAIpFEew
     
    Automatic partition expansion may work, but I didn't check it. Please note that these are test images and I did not have time to check them all. I would appreciate feedback on what works or not in these images. Importantly. If image capture is used SD card which was previously recorded in any system for Jetson Nano. It is necessary to completely erase (zero) SD card. Details can be seen in these messages.
     
    https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1052684/jetson-nano/armbian-for-jetson-nano/post/5351568/#5351568
     
    By default, audio output via analog is enabled, to output audio via HDMI, you need to switch the default device to HDMI in the settings panel (in the upper right corner, click on the dynamics and select the first device in the list by default).
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Redferne in nvidia jetson nano   
    New versions of 20190621 images for Jetson Nano. In these images we use a standard procedure of initial setting as in all the other images Armbian. The primary root password is 1234. 
     
    https://yadi.sk/d/W9SHvYXAIpFEew
     
    Automatic partition expansion may work, but I didn't check it. Please note that these are test images and I did not have time to check them all. I would appreciate feedback on what works or not in these images. Importantly. If image capture is used SD card which was previously recorded in any system for Jetson Nano. It is necessary to completely erase (zero) SD card. Details can be seen in these messages.
     
    https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1052684/jetson-nano/armbian-for-jetson-nano/post/5351568/#5351568
     
    By default, audio output via analog is enabled, to output audio via HDMI, you need to switch the default device to HDMI in the settings panel (in the upper right corner, click on the dynamics and select the first device in the list by default).
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    balbes150 got a reaction from gounthar in nvidia jetson nano   
    New versions of 20190621 images for Jetson Nano. In these images we use a standard procedure of initial setting as in all the other images Armbian. The primary root password is 1234. 
     
    https://yadi.sk/d/W9SHvYXAIpFEew
     
    Automatic partition expansion may work, but I didn't check it. Please note that these are test images and I did not have time to check them all. I would appreciate feedback on what works or not in these images. Importantly. If image capture is used SD card which was previously recorded in any system for Jetson Nano. It is necessary to completely erase (zero) SD card. Details can be seen in these messages.
     
    https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1052684/jetson-nano/armbian-for-jetson-nano/post/5351568/#5351568
     
    By default, audio output via analog is enabled, to output audio via HDMI, you need to switch the default device to HDMI in the settings panel (in the upper right corner, click on the dynamics and select the first device in the list by default).
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    balbes150 reacted to erew in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Ive updated the guide I wrote to cover these additional topics:
     
    Example of setting up a system Example Setup on a MeCool M8S PRO w (Change your DTB file in uEnv.ini and extlinux.conf for other boxes).
    - Hardware you need
    - Software/Downloads Setting it up
    - Steps to image your SD Card/USB stick from a Windows PC
    - Installing onto the MeCool M8S PRO w (Or any other box assuming youve changed the DTB) Congratulations - If you reach here you will have a working Armbian server.

    Booting Problems and getting your system to boot Booting off SD/USB problems. uEnv.ini and extlinux.conf (Required for booting Armbian)
    - Editing the files and picking the right DTB.
    - What do these 2 files do and why cant I boot off emmc internal ram?
    - What should the files look like? Installing onto emmc/NAND - The internal hard drive of the TV box. LOST.DIR, System Volume Information and Android folders cause problems booting off eMMC/NAND.

    What to do if you brick your device. Ive done something and now my box wont boot/stuck on a splash screen/is a brick what do I do?
    - Getting the system recovered - notes
    - Doing the recovery

    Bootable Backups (can be used to migrate to another TV Box too) Backing up if you are using SD card/USB stick for booting/running Armbian OS
    - You will need the following to do this
    - How to get things setup and do it (create/restore your image) Backing up if you are using emmc/NAND for booting/running Armbian OS
    - You will need the following to do this
    - Option A and Option B
    - How can I tell Ive booted from my Backup SD card? 
    - What have we actually just done?
    - What can I do with my imaged SD card?
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    balbes150 reacted to erew in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    For anyone getting stuck with their box:
     
    - Setup and Imaging
    - Booting
    - What are DTB files about
    - uEnv.ini and extlinux.conf
    - Bricked your box etc
    - Installing to emmc/NAND
     
    Ive written this general guide.
     
     
    I dont expect to answer every question/solve every problem, but it perhaps centralizes a lot of questions/answers people seem to keep asking on the forum.
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from gounthar in Since Tanix TX6 can boot from the SD card   
    Can now add an Armbian image Assembly for TX6.
     
    https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/17636-tanix-tx6/?postID=121128#post121128
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    balbes150 reacted to Tido in Le Potato - LibreElec & Netflix s905x, Kernel 5.1   
    Hello reader
     
    I will report here about my experience to watch Netflix as written in the title. To do so, I got a current LE image from @balbes150 (thank you).
     
    You may be asking the same question as I do (did), why using the image from balbes and not the official one from the download page ?

    It is actually quite simple, balbes integrates the latest Kernel for his LE builds. While on a x86 system the kernel isn't so interesting, it is on ARM systems, because a lot of the development happens 1 or 2 year later of the release of the SoC.
     
    I have asked him about the different versions he offers for Le Potato:
     
    All versions of libreElec (LE) use the common core of aarch64 (64 bits).
    There is only one 32-bit library (arm) for Netflix. Therefore, I am releasing two versions of LE.
    ARM version = core of aarch64 + the whole ARM system. aarch64 = core aarch64 + whole system aarch64, this version runs 20-30 % faster than ARM.  By the way, it would be interesting to check if Netflix works on Armbian, it may be possible to run it in the environment aarch64 + 32 bit library.
     
    So I chose this image: LibreELEC-AMLGX.arm-9.1-devel-20190604084103-a41fdf1-lepotato
     
    After writing the image on the SDcard I had to walk through the basic configuration of LE (by the way no SSH - you must use a Display and Keyboard) you find more information here:
    https://forum.libreelec.tv/board/38-amlogic/
      https://libreelec.wiki/
     
    YouTube
    A german screenshot film, that guides you through the process of installing the Netflix addon from libdev + jojo + asciidisco https://youtu.be/gyue62JWEkc
     
    Netflix addons; the Kodinerds repository is already part of LE, that saves you some time, update this first.
    The update and install of the Netflix addon (libdev + jojo + asciidisco), which has some dependencies, is tricky. I had repeated this process several times and a reboot once, because it would only install a few, but not all of the 9 dependencies at once. After 4 or 5 times it confirmed: installed.  Now, keep following the YouTube film mentioned above.
     
    Adding your credtials to get access to Netflix.
     
    WideVine for digital rights mgmnt (DRM), is extracted from ChromeOS - this will download 2Gb
     
    Load on the hardware
    Press the "O" key on the keyboard when playing the video and the service information about the video will be displayed on the screen. It is Software-Decoding for Netflix.
    2 cores were running at around 50%  and  2 cores were idle (1280 x 720). Testing it on my TV it switched to FullHD at which point it got useless audio and picture were no longer insync.
     
    SSH (Secure Shell)
    During configuration you will see the SSH menu item. You can turn on SSH and you should then change the password!!
    However, reading the Wiki I got the feeling that this implementation is a bit weird... that said, I would turn it of if you don't need it.
     
    WiFi
    For to me unkown reason the binaries for the USB-WiFi Sticks were removed in 2017: https://github.com/LibreELEC/LibreELEC.tv/pull/1635 , luckily it is easy to add the driver.
    cd /storage/.config/  and here you do: mkdir -p firmware  and now  cd firmware/
    unplug your USB-WiFi Stick, plug it in again and do: dmesg | tail -7   you can now see your stick and which binary is missing. Search the binary on this website and complete the line with your binary link:
    wget https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware...
    reboot
     
    no APT
    There is no working 'apt-get'.  TIP: use XBMC's addon browser to enhance your LibreELEC system
     
     
    to be continued