balbes150

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    balbes150 got a reaction from Willy Moto in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    New version 20211017 kernel 5.10.73 and 5.14.12. A significant change is the transition to a new version of u-boot with support for running any system from USB to M1 (rk3328). Now you can run any test system from USB media. So far, only USB 2.0 is working.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from jhg in Old image for Amlogic s905x3 ?   
    s905x3 has never been supported and you can safely throw it in the trash, nothing will work.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from vindio74 in RK3288 and RK3188   
    ver 20210907 kernel 5.10.62
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    balbes150 got a reaction from jhg in Please help us to make the $30 Android TV box the promising bright future of internet and software freedom   
    This is a tricky shit that hides behind openness, but in fact tightly controls the main part-the loader. I.e., at any time, it can block or completely control any unwanted person's actions.
     
     
    It's funny, you described a whole theory about freedom, and as a result it all came down to advertising and pushing aml shit. 
    For your information, aml imposes its BSP shit on everyone, which is stuffed with Trojans and bookmarks to gain full control over those who use their shit. They lie to all users about their hardware and actively cooperate with those you are trying to protect yourself from.
     
    In general, everything is as usual, if you remove the beautiful words about freedom, it all came down to the fact that "someone" would spend their time and money and provide the rest with free use of aml shit.
     
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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in Armbian 21.11 (Sambar) Release Thread   
    Release Candidate Code Freeze Date: TBD
    Release Planning Meeting Date: 2021-10-16 1400GMT
    Release Date: TDB
    Release Candidate Branch Link: TBD 
    Release Changelog: TBD
    Release Coordinator: @igor
     
    We are in doubts to make this release at all due to overall project strengthening and focus on securing maintainers and cut HW which doesn't have it. Alternative idea is to produce a release as is with minimal changes and focus on bug fixing straight from today.

    Meeting is this Saturday, to get on common grounds.
     
    @Igor@Werner @TonyMac32 @martinayotte@piter75 @ning@Myy@balbes150 @sfx2000 @ebin-dev@chwe@gprovost@aprayoga@5kft@JMCC@going@jeanrhum@dolphs @jock@belfastraven@TRS-80@Bozza@Rich Neese@sgjava@Mangix@tony013
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Werner in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    yes
     
    the driver is responsible for this, it has nothing to do with the support of specific hardware.
    I didn't check, but I saw that to add the desired screen resolution, you can add it at the user settings level.
    try adding a parameter to extlinux.conf with your screen resolution
     
    drm.edid_firmware=edid/1920x1200.bin
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Werner in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    New version 20211007-edge with 5.14.9 core. All equipment works, including analog sound and remote control.
     
    @JMCC
    I checked the operation of your KODI-18 packages on this kernel, KODI starts, but there is still an error and the video does not play, maybe I forgot some kernel options or a patch. I plan to check it again in the near future.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from hartraft in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    New version 20211007-edge with 5.14.9 core. All equipment works, including analog sound and remote control.
     
    @JMCC
    I checked the operation of your KODI-18 packages on this kernel, KODI starts, but there is still an error and the video does not play, maybe I forgot some kernel options or a patch. I plan to check it again in the near future.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from charlesrg1 in Allwinner H6   
    New Image 20210123 for H6, kernel 5.10.9
     
    https://yadi.sk/d/0a41swJcEAZ0SQ?w=1
     
     
    https://mega.nz/folder/j9QSDQSQ#6WpasOlbZYIInfw6yo4phQ/folder/K9BRjSaZ
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    balbes150 reacted to JMCC in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Yes, that makes sense. As a matter of fact, the legacy Kodi packages don't have any kernel dependency, it is only the meta-package for the whole multimedia framework that depended on the legacy kernel. The reason for that was that, if installed on a different kernel, it would break the system. But Kodi won't break anything by itself, so no kernel dependencies this time, I promise 
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    balbes150 reacted to JMCC in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    @balbes150 well, I decided to put the Station M1 with a small monitor in the kitchen. That gives me a reason to make new Kodi packages. Only problem is that it is still packed in some box lying around the house. Let's see if I can get hold of it anytime soon 
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Willy Moto in Please help us to make the $30 Android TV box the promising bright future of internet and software freedom   
    If you do not need maximum performance, I recommend paying attention to the new Station P2 and M2 models (these are full-fledged mini PCs). At the moment, there are systems with the Legacy core for them, but the development of support for the main core for the rk35x is very fast. And soon there should be a "monster" with very strong characteristics - RK3588. But if you need the most ready-made solution with the main core right now, I recommend P1\M1 . Just yesterday I tested the work of new versions of KODI with full HW support for playing full-screen video on P1\M1 on the main core (I pay attention not to the Legacy core, but the latest stable 5.10), everything works fine even with 4K. By the way, P1 (RK3399) copes with 720p full-screen video in the Chrome browser without problems , there are not big artifacts in 1080p mode, but with the release (I hope it will be in the coming months) of the new version of FFMPEG and adding its support to browsers, rk33xx (P1\M1) will easily cope with 4k in full-screen browsers.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Willy Moto in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    @JMCC  I checked your KODI-18 package on M1 (rk3328). Everything works fine, plays 4k video without any problems. The heating of the system is less than 50 degrees and KODI shows a load of less than 50%. Great job. It remains to add these packages to the Armbian network reps, so that users can easily install and use them.  
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    balbes150 got a reaction from redjr in Board Bring Up Station P2 rk3568, M2 rk3566   
    Good news. Full-fledged working images (20210827) of ArmbianTV for P2 and M2  are ready. All the equipment works in them and you can start and configure the system via an HDMI monitor and a keyboard/mouse. 
     
    M2
     
    https://disk.yandex.ru/d/OBDO8BU2y1M6ug
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/rk3566/
     
     
    P2
     
    https://disk.yandex.ru/d/neKXsYolKXgLzg
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/rk3568/
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Tido in Please help us to make the $30 Android TV box the promising bright future of internet and software freedom   
    This is a tricky shit that hides behind openness, but in fact tightly controls the main part-the loader. I.e., at any time, it can block or completely control any unwanted person's actions.
     
     
    It's funny, you described a whole theory about freedom, and as a result it all came down to advertising and pushing aml shit. 
    For your information, aml imposes its BSP shit on everyone, which is stuffed with Trojans and bookmarks to gain full control over those who use their shit. They lie to all users about their hardware and actively cooperate with those you are trying to protect yourself from.
     
    In general, everything is as usual, if you remove the beautiful words about freedom, it all came down to the fact that "someone" would spend their time and money and provide the rest with free use of aml shit.
     
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    balbes150 reacted to JMCC in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    Good to know. Right now I am in the process of moving to another house, but I will check when I get the chance about Kodi 19
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Werner in Board Bring Up Station P2 rk3568, M2 rk3566   
    New version of images 20210915-edge with 5.15.0-rc1 kernel.
    Please note, this version does not have an HDMI output, control is performed via SSH or UART. The wired network works, both LAN1 and LAN2 interfaces work on P2, M2 - LAN1.
    Please note that this is the primary test version and unpredictable behaviors are possible.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Willy Moto in Allwinner H6   
    On the TX6, I removed the bottom cover of the case and use this model upside down (so that the radiator looks up and has a good run for air movement). I do not know what kind of idiot designs TV boxes in China, they put the board in the case with the radiator down, this is complete idiocy. Apparently, these "engineers" did not go to school and do not know the laws of physics at all - hot air always moves up (if there is no fan). Therefore, with passive cooling (without forced air supply from the fan), it is necessary to place the radiator so that the air passes to it as best as possible and the heated air freely goes up.
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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in Armbian 21.08 has been released   
    Armbian is an established Linux for single board computers that is used in enterprise, IOT micro services and various hobby deployments. Recent desktop improvements bring the platform on-par with key players in the Linux desktop arena while keeping the key advantage – you can easily build your own Linux distribution.
     
     
     
     
    Armbian provides stable releases every three months. They are driven by CURRENT LTS kernel. Adventurers which likes rolling releases, can check EDGE releases which are using latest daily kernel builds with fresh packages from sid, hirsute or impish userland.
     
    Armbian has powerful build system which can build a whole Linux distribution, an OS image or a kernel. Key advantages are simplicity, speed and excellent hardware support. Provides native or cross compilation.
     
    This release is hard work of exceptional individuals who have contributed their time and expertise into this release. Many thanks to – in alphabetic order:

    @balbes150 @AristoChen @belegdol @Werner@Heisath @iav @Igor @Icenowy @lanefu @jock @piter75@Rich Neese@rpardini@going @tkaiser @tparys @TonyMac32 @Azq2 @henkiejan1 @juanesf @psztoch, @redchenjs @Uglymotha

    Special thanks to users and vendors @orangepi, @friendlyelec, @khadas and @olimex that understand the importance of our work and supports the project with donations of cash, hardware & expertise.

    Enjoy!
     
    Highlights
     
    minimal, server or XFCE, Cinnamon and Budgie desktop fast and effective automated language selection on first run regular stable and daily beta & EDGE updates CLI is powered with ZSH or BASH added automated kernel upgrade on EDGE 5.13.y kernels added mainline based SPI boot support for Odroid HC4 added Qemu virtual Armbian builds added CSC images for Tinkerboard 2, Rockpi N10, added ZFS upgrade to v2.1 improved Github Actions CI and CDN network added Cinnamon and Budgie desktop enabled 3D support wherever its possible and works reasonble well added Khadas VIM1-3 & Edge boards, Avnet Microzed enabled VPU support for Rockchip added legacy kernel support for OrangepiZero2, Nvidia Jetson declare Ubuntu Hirsute and Debian Bullseye packages as stable added Ubuntu Impish and Debian Sid as beta build targets added KDE plasma DE as a beta build target
    Details:
     
    What’s Left
     
    long term armbian-config refactoring upgrading Rockchip u-boot from 2010.y to latest resolving Allwinner boot troubles on last u-boot enable 3D on Meson G12 / SM1 infrastructure improvements: mirros, runners, publishing.  
    Details:
     
    Tough Decisions
     
    Odroid C4/HC4 boot problem has to remain unresolved in CURRENT 5.10.y kernel since fixing it would break Khadas boards. Problem was properly solved in EDGE kernel. We had to disable 3D on latest Amlogic boards due to instability Leaving behind published Deepin, Enlightenment, Gnome, i3, KDE plasma, Mate, Xmonad desktop due to space constrains and lack of maintenance. These options are still available within the build tool.  
    Known problems
     
    XFCE desktop is missing package gvfs-backends and xarchiver bullseye doesn’t properly detect locales Helios64 eMMC IO errors with CURRENT kernel OrangepiZero2 EDGE kernel based image doesn’t boot. Will be fixed in bug fix release.  
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    balbes150 got a reaction from gounthar in Board Bring Up Station P2 rk3568, M2 rk3566   
    Good news. Full-fledged working images (20210827) of ArmbianTV for P2 and M2  are ready. All the equipment works in them and you can start and configure the system via an HDMI monitor and a keyboard/mouse. 
     
    M2
     
    https://disk.yandex.ru/d/OBDO8BU2y1M6ug
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/rk3566/
     
     
    P2
     
    https://disk.yandex.ru/d/neKXsYolKXgLzg
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/rk3568/
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    balbes150 got a reaction from jeanrhum in Firefly Station P2 (rk3568) M2 (rk3566)   
    Good news. Full-fledged working images (20210826) of ArmbianTV for P2 are ready. All the equipment works in them and you can start and configure the system via an HDMI monitor and a keyboard/mouse. 
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Werner in Firefly Station P2 (rk3568) M2 (rk3566)   
    Good news. Full-fledged working images (20210826) of ArmbianTV for P2 are ready. All the equipment works in them and you can start and configure the system via an HDMI monitor and a keyboard/mouse. 
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    balbes150 got a reaction from jeanrhum in Firefly Station P2 (rk3568) M2 (rk3566)   
    For those who are interested in reducing the price of Firefly RK3566\rk3568 boards. I am trying to convince Firefly representatives of the need to add rk3566\rk3568 boards without the eMMC module to the line of products sold. This will significantly reduce the price. This is especially noticeable on the variants of the eMMC module with 64\128GB. For those who plan to use these models with SATA or NVMe (after the version of the u-boot loader for SPI is finalized, for direct launch with SATA\NVMe). At the first stage, to fully start the entire system with SATA\NVMe, you can use the bootloader from the SD card. I invite everyone interested to express their opinion, so that Firefly representatives could assess the prospect of such an option for delivery.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Dan MacDonald in Allwinner H6   
    All patches that do not conflict are included.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Firefly Station P2 (rk3568) M2 (rk3566)   
    I received samples of P2 and M2. the first impressions are very positive. I checked the launch of the official versions of Ubuntu 18.04 from Fyrefly. Everything starts and works from the SD card. The startup process is very simple, I downloaded the image, unpacked it, wrote it to the SD card, connected it to P2\M2, turned on the power and the system automatically updated the bootloader in eMMC, rebooted and the Ubuntu system automatically started from the SD card (the regular Station system in eMMC is saved and works if there is no SD card).
     
    I really liked the mechanism for connecting SATA devices (SSD\HDD) to P2, it is very simple. I immediately connected a 240GB SSD drive. It was automatically detected and appeared in the system. WiFi antennas on P2 are full-fledged and large, they obviously did not save money here and will ensure proper operation.