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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    It's looking better now. I removed the wire for the antenna from the frame, plugged it back in. And attached the frame.
     
    They should have designed the case a bit higher so the hat would fit. But I like it like this. I'll try hirsute now. Been a while since I tried it. 
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    If @JMCC adds a script for the main kernel, then any version can be used. 
    Personally, I like the latest Hirsute. I am testing the latest versions (Hirsute and Sid) and see a significant improvement regarding Focal and Bullsey. As far as I know (when building LE with the main core), the main core now has all the components for HW.
    I am quite satisfied with the main core, even without HW, it is enough for full-screen video in 1080p mode (this is the main mode I use, 4k is too small for the desktop).
     
    I regularly update all the latest images on the site 
    http://bbs.t-firefly.com/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=2781&pid=13344&fromuid=636914
     
    I don't have N2+. I try not to release versions for hardware that I don't have (this creates a lot of problems for me, users ask questions and describe problems, but I can't test and fix them, so I avoid creating such variants).
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    The old LEGACY kernel does not see NVMe. Need to understand the configuration and DTS. But there's no time for that yet.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from denni_isl in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    I checked it again now. NVMe works with all ArmbianTV and Armbian images with the main core. I didn't check the legacy kernel. Here is a screenshot. Please note, the hat is very sensitive to the contact fit, if you put it on too tightly, NVMe does not work. You need to slightly raise the hat over the main board, so that there is no contact with other elements.
     
    https://yadi.sk/i/cWmayDV-hH0D5Q
     
    Disk /dev/mtdblock0: 16 MiB, 16777216 bytes, 32768 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Disk /dev/mmcblk2: 29.12 GiB, 31268536320 bytes, 61071360 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x72dd71e9
    Device         Boot   Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
    /dev/mmcblk2p1        30720  1038335  1007616  492M  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/mmcblk2p2      1040384 61071359 60030976 28.6G 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 232.91 GiB, 250059350016 bytes, 488397168 sectors
    Disk model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 250GB               
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x95cda040
    Device         Boot Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
    /dev/nvme0n1p1       2048 488396799 488394752 232.9G 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sda: 14.73 GiB, 15795748864 bytes, 30851072 sectors
    Disk model: Transcend 16GB  
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0xd59e383c
    Device     Boot   Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
    /dev/sda1         32768  1081343  1048576  512M  e W95 FAT16 (LBA)
    /dev/sda2       1081344 30542559 29461216   14G 83 Linux
     
     
    armbianmonitor
    https://yadi.sk/d/iw5-pIbZWEucmQ
     
     
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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in armbian-config RFC ideas   
    No and armbian-config needs to be written from scratch. We have talked about to:

    - discuss how to do this @tparys
    - make a plan
    - divide work into several parts. 

    It's a lot of work so we should plan it carefully. I would propose to finish desktop integration first - which is also a very big change, then we go for this. But we can already start talking about - "how to to do this?".
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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in Debootstrap base system second stage failed   
    We had some troubles with torrents which is why all those caches were deleted - I planned to make new ones, then this bug was found. I am already building caches on ARM server now.
     
    In 900s, those were made. A few more ... signing, uploading. ... some food in between, ... soon.
     
     

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    balbes150 got a reaction from initBasti in Debootstrap base system second stage failed   
    Checked the minimal version of DE XFCE - gives an error. This means that among the packages that are included in the lists of additional groups, there is something that allows quemu to work correctly. Now I will look for this "something".
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    balbes150 got a reaction from ghoul in Armbian for TV box rk3328   
    A test version of the image Armbian for TV boxes on the basis of RK3328. Tested on MVR9
    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
     
    All basic functions work. For running. Download. Unpack. To record on the SD card. Connect the SD card to TV box, connect a keyboard and mouse. To turn the power on the TV box. The system should start within 2-3 minutes. You must perform the initial configuration of Armbian.

    https://yadi.sk/d/DSO6euzB3ahemo
     
    https://mega.nz/#F!zoZywCTQ!9sNfXIAB3m_DyLl5I8P94w
     
    The system of choosing the correct dtb has changed.
    Please note, now it should be done on a different principle (files do not need to be copied).
    To select the desired dtb, you need to change the line in the text file "/extlinux/extlinux.conf". In the line "FDT" you need to change the name of the file that the system will use at startup. The list of available files (names to specify in the configuration) can be found in the "dtb"directory. If you do not know exactly what file you need , you can enter all available names in turn and check the operation of the system. In accordance with this, the system installation script in eMMC has been changed. The steps to install the system on the eMMC remain the same.
     
    Added a utility to full backup and restore the entire eMMC "ddbr". Checked mode the backup MVR9. Now if you try to check the recovery mode.
     
    The order of installation in eMMC.
     
    1. Download, unzip and burn the image to SD card.
    2. Start Armbian on the TV box and perform the initial setup of the system.
    3. If the system works correctly and you are satisfied, run the utility "ddbr" and create a full backup of eMMC (this is a prerequisite).
    4. Rename the file "/boot/mvr9-uboot.img" in "/boot/uboot.img".
    5. Run as user "root" script "/boot/create-mbr-linux.sh"
    6. To run the script "/root/install.sh"
     
    Pay attention to the correct operation of the installation procedure need to comply strictly with the order of the steps.
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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in 2021: Year of the Armbian Desktop!   
    Armbian have historically been much more geared towards "server/headless" usage, for many different reasons.  It has taken a much longer time not only for upstream development of underlying graphical libraries / drivers to mature, but also for us (the Armbian project itself) to come up with a sensible implementation that would fit nicely into our existing build framework.
     
    However, this work has been going on in the background for quite some time already. 
     
    Announcement
     
    Finally, the time is right to announce we are publishing our initial implementation of these "desktop" features!
     
    Warning!

    We are only announcing this here on our own forums for the time being, as this is still early days.  In fact, at this point we are still mainly looking for testers. You should consider this an alpha quality release at this time!
     
    What works so far?

    Features we plan to develop works, we are already hunting bugs for months, but they are certainly still present. Remember, we are not looking for bugs that are tied to specific hardware feature, but bugs that are linked to the build process, userland and basic desktop functionality. 
     
    Report bugs in Armbian build framework section: https://forum.armbian.com/forum/12-armbian-build-framework/
     
    Currently, the following Desktop Environments (DEs) are considered to have early "support":
     

     

     
    In addition, there are more DEs which should be considered very much WIP, in other words, not really fully working (yet), but we designed a system that can have unlimited variants.
     
    Help Wanted!
     
    These changes are wide ranging and touch many parts of the code.  Therefore even if you don't plan on using any "desktop" features, your testing can help to find bugs, even in "server" versions (as eventually this code will be merged with master in matter of weeks).
     
    If you have been looking for some opportunity to help the project by getting involved a bit more, this could be your chance!

    When you notice a problem make a pull request: https://github.com/armbian/build/pulls ( currently sits on a branch "desktop" )
     
    Going forward we will be looking for additional desktop maintainers.  Currently the plan is for the Armbian core team to maintain the framework and perhaps settle on 2-3 DE options.  Any which are to be considered in addition to that, will need to come with some commitment to ongoing maintenance by whoever is interested in those additional desktops.
     
    Join #armbian-devel IRC channel for development level chat and strengthen the desktop team. Welcome!
     
    Getting Started
     
    If this is your very first time using the build scripts, start with general instructions. If you are already familiar with the basics of building, some additional detailed instructions pertaining to desktop features can be found here.  You will also need to add:
     
    ./compile.sh LIB_TAG=desktop EXPERT=yes  
    If you don't have option or desire to build from sources, you can also check if your board has nightly images - we are compiling them from this new development branch for a few weeks now - for the desktop you want to try / see:


     
    Documentation
     
    For end users, if you just want to build image interactively and by choosing supported OS variants, things hasn't changed much and should just work while advanced documentation has changed significantly. Its pretty much WIP and is scattered around in those files:
     
    https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/desktop/config/desktop/README.md
    https://github.com/armbian/documentation/pull/125
    https://github.com/armbian/documentation/pull/98
     
    Additional
     
    During this change we also added most recent userland(s):
     

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    balbes150 reacted to JMCC in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    I just enabled the 1.5Ghz OPP for legacy. The board is clearly the fastest RK3328 I've used so far, most probably due to good emmc and memory, plus great thermal management.
     
    Due to the good thermals , I dared to dial down just a few uV from our standard 1.5Ghz OPP patch (1425000 instead of 1450000). I tested it extensively and found it stable. Reducing it to 1400000 caused some occasional instabilities.
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    balbes150 reacted to gounthar in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    I tried with an application Pi SDCard image writer, or something like that, but it does not allow to download images, and proposes only images for the Raspberry.
    I then found another application that would burn whatever image you give it, but... it needs a rooted device.
    I tried lots of one-click root application (bad idea), but none of them worked.
    I then switched to recovery mode, and tried to install TWRP (specific to RK3399 TV boxes), but it fails with an error 21.
    Even the opengapps fails the same way.
    I tried it with adb sideload, but it fails the same way.
    Would someone have a link to a working TWRP for this box, or to a way to root it properly?
    As @balbes150 asked, the goal would be to write a tutorial for people wanting to switch from Android to Armbian in the case they have just this computer available, and nothing else.
    Thanks.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from lanefu in Please help us to make the $30 Android TV box the promising bright future of internet and software freedom   
    @ballerburg9005
     
    I read what you write and once again I was convinced-you are a banal troll, who, hiding behind beautiful slogans, is trying to get support for the shit that you bought. You're trying to convince other users to buy this shit ($30 aml tv boxes), and then try to get support by relying on a lot of idits who will follow this advice and buy this shit. There is no point in proving anything to the troll, it is useless. I wouldn't be surprised if you turned out to be a banal peddler of this shit. If you are such a freedom fighter, here is a ready - made solution for your ideas about freedom-Station M1\P1. This is a completely finished product for the most "average Joe". It does not need to alter anything for normal cooling, you do not need to assemble it from different parts, you do not need to spend time on debugging software, etc.And most importantly, this equipment has guaranteed support, and for every taste - Android or Linux (Armbian Slarm Freebsd and bunch of different specialized distributions for different tasks, etc.). But you don't need it, you want to make others work for the shit that you like (profitable) .
     
     
    P.S. About the inner kitchen of AML and the device, I know much more than you and my refusal to support them is based on real knowledge, but I'm not going to waste time explaining everything to you in detail and convincing you. The only advice I can give to anyone reading this is to absolutely avoid this shit.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Nofan Tasi in Please help us to make the $30 Android TV box the promising bright future of internet and software freedom   
    @ballerburg9005
     
    I read what you write and once again I was convinced-you are a banal troll, who, hiding behind beautiful slogans, is trying to get support for the shit that you bought. You're trying to convince other users to buy this shit ($30 aml tv boxes), and then try to get support by relying on a lot of idits who will follow this advice and buy this shit. There is no point in proving anything to the troll, it is useless. I wouldn't be surprised if you turned out to be a banal peddler of this shit. If you are such a freedom fighter, here is a ready - made solution for your ideas about freedom-Station M1\P1. This is a completely finished product for the most "average Joe". It does not need to alter anything for normal cooling, you do not need to assemble it from different parts, you do not need to spend time on debugging software, etc.And most importantly, this equipment has guaranteed support, and for every taste - Android or Linux (Armbian Slarm Freebsd and bunch of different specialized distributions for different tasks, etc.). But you don't need it, you want to make others work for the shit that you like (profitable) .
     
     
    P.S. About the inner kitchen of AML and the device, I know much more than you and my refusal to support them is based on real knowledge, but I'm not going to waste time explaining everything to you in detail and convincing you. The only advice I can give to anyone reading this is to absolutely avoid this shit.
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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in Please help us to make the $30 Android TV box the promising bright future of internet and software freedom   
    If we rule out deliberate cheating by Amlogic (to show bigger numbers and numbers are what people are buying), then yes, others are nothing better. But what you are not understanding at all is the difference between a complete trash (Amlogic/Rockchip/Allwinner TV box) and single board computer, a board that comes at least with a documentation and a team of engineers to provide some support. Also if there is not enough additional people / community, that will dig "read" the hardware, you can simply forget about. Cost of support is everything and bringing some garbage hardware from zero to the average Joe level is insane if there is not heavily community backing. There is a lot more hardware out there then people with interest and knowledge to do something about. A lot more.
     

    According to your posts you have no intention nor knowledge to work on. Perhaps I am wrong? Armbian maintainers have common stand to not support any hardware on the extreme end since frustration of not being able to get anywhere is too high and it also cost 10 - 50x more. Remember that dealing with is 99% our private money that goes into your pleasure. And ain't small. I lost on average around 10h every day working on this project. I just lost 1h trying to explain something. And I am not alone. 

    If average Joe wants bringing Linux on shit TV box, he can forget about seeking our free help, but otherwise, for normal hardware that comes with proper documentation and optional some vendor support we have "Board bring up section", so that posts as such are not scattered around forum. Its 2021. Market is saturated with all sorts of cheap hardware and all of them are seeking free community support without which they are just a paperweight. Currently its near to impossible to get eyes on something new. We barely can maintain / keep this hw usable. Each upstream upgrade kills some of the board or its primary function. That's the reality average Linux fan forgets and live his dream ... Vendor proprietary sw doesn't break since it never receives any updates. That is the key of "success", while maintaining mainline based sw is something different. More expensive and receive no support. Not from you, not from vendor. You want that, while vendor would like rather to push you their software where he might have some advantage from competition stored in closed library. Under their control. Its not about open / free so much, I agree on that point with you, but about the level of control.
     
     
    You mean the most expensive part? Without any financial backing for developers / maintainers, free of charge. You already have a lot of that, you just don't notice and care and want more and better. That's the world of average Joe.

    Documentation for average Joe: https://docs.armbian.com/ Images ready to run without any difficulties - burn and run, images are even tested for you https://www.armbian.com/download/?device_support=Supported so average "customer" doesn't waste their precious time. Then community supported tutorials for whatever you need: https://forum.armbian.com/forum/40-reviews-tutorials-hardware-hacks/ or 3rd party https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials
     

    Starting at average Joe level - contribution to Linux kernel directly require more rules which are hard sticking to for a beginner. You can start at more user friendly level: https://www.armbian.com/get-involved/
     

    https://www.armbian.com/donate
    Start covering what you have - you only cover around 0.5% of our running costs, 0.0% for TV boxes. From paperweight to running Linux. TV box is not a PC so it can't run as a PC. Its closer to embedded experiences or lets say it is something in between. Its cheapest possible form of single board computer, of barebone. Also we don't have resources of a desktop PC and we don't have (yet) proper foss drivers to support hardware function, we don't have acceleration within web browser, ... Each ARM family is like another architecture. Diverse, purpose oriented ARM world is far more complicated than heavily standardised PC world ...
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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in Please help us to make the $30 Android TV box the promising bright future of internet and software freedom   
    and due to lack of any technical specs, development is not possible. Only more wasteful hacking and reverse engineering. If hardware is not under full control of community, open, it's pointless to invest sw support. Vendor can screw you up at any time. Can disable & enable features, can manipulate numbers ... 
     

    BSP kernels from all vendors are already at 4.4 - 4.9 but they are full of non-standard solutions, shitty cheaply made solutions, closed drivers, etc. Usually only vendor engineers maintain that private kernel which they "support". This hasn't changed.
     

    Marketing BS.
     
    But I heard they are supporting some Foss development, porting drivers to mainline, but could also be just rummers. And kernel is just one thing. The easy part. You have to load this kernel somehow ... and here, things are certainly not (yet) foss. Not at Amlogic, not with Rpi ...
     
    Also please do some forum search - we have been through those questions many times.
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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 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    I checked the Renegade Elite hat on Station P1. 
    Connected (with some additional steps), everything worked. NVMe is visible and can be used for system placement or other needs. But there is a nuance with the physical placement of the hat. I had to remove the WiFi antenna connector and add an insulator to the plane of the power connector, it touches the hat at the location of the POE elements. Also, because of this, it will not be possible to insert the hat contacts completely, to the full depth. And you need to replace the racks with lower ones, the regular ones are too high.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Werner in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    For TV boxes, there is no official Armbian, so there is no point in wasting time on this, on each TV box, the process will be different and users will be tormented by questions about why they do not find the elements that you will tell about.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    For TV boxes, there is no official Armbian, so there is no point in wasting time on this, on each TV box, the process will be different and users will be tormented by questions about why they do not find the elements that you will tell about.
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    That's a good idea. I'll see what tool is best used in Android to burn the image. I've never used android for it, but since people with P1/M1 certainly have Android it is a great idea.
    I've got a video planned where I show a full installation of Armbian Buster Legacy. I can start it in Android. I'll make the video when my NVMe hat arrives. Thanks for the idea. I wouldn't have thought about it. 

    p.s. I've got a Mecool KM6 with S905X4 to review Android 10 on it. I don't suppose there will be Armbian for this? Just asking so I don't say anything wrong. 
    I like the box, but I can't get used to Android. For watching video it's ok, but for productivity tasks it is bad.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from gounthar in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    @NicoD Can you shoot a video on how to download and burn an Armbian image to an SD card using only a regular Android on P1 ? I. e. I am interested in a video how to run Armbian with only P1. This instruction allows any user, without any additional devices (PC, laptop, etc.) to get a working Armbian on any supported device.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from ZuiMelanieForno 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 got a reaction from MaxT 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 denni_isl in ROC-RK3399-PC (Renegade Elite)   
    EUREKA!
    Thank you balbes150 and Panzerknaker - did make my third donatian to armbian through paypal. 
    It did boot successfully from the sd card after -
    => sf erase 0 0x200000                                                          
     
     
    What is the best way for one to get himself familiar with memory address management.   To know offsett and size of memory addresses.   It is a bit a Hebrew to me and probably most others. 
     
    This is a good source of information about practical use of u-boot commands, with examples and explanations. 
    https://www.linuxsecrets.com/xilinx/U-Boot.html
     
     
     
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in What is your network transfer speed? Any tips to increase it?   
    Devices that you connect in the same room  ? Wifi is an evil that can only be used for mobile devices, which in principle cannot use a cable (LAN). You ruin your health and the health of others. Now there are a lot of idiots who are too lazy to lay a cable and they stupidly use WiFi shit.