balbes150

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    balbes150 got a reaction from JMCC in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    LE uses its own settings management system (including audio), which consists of many different additional components (these are not components of KODI itself). For Armbian + mediascript, you must first set the necessary settings in the system (if the system supports them, not all settings are possible in Armbian) and then switch to KODI. In Armbian, the KODI application is limited in setting different hardware settings, it uses system settings.
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in Buster image - unable to boot RockPi 4 B (1GB) board   
    @IgorI can confirm that freshly build Buster Legacy on the M4V2 is working. I love the native ARM build, so much faster than the RockPiX And that's RK3399, haven't gotten N2+ to work yet.

    I do not know what the problem with the RockPi4 image is.
    It can't have been the same issue as M4V2. The discription makes me think it's also hdmi not working as with P1.
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    I finished the video about the media script. 
    I had a lot of troubles with youtube because I used a few seconds of southpark and I got age restriction 18 years. Youtube doesn't like Southpark clearly. 
    Tried 3 times with different clips. In the end I cut it all out.. Thanks @JMCC for the awsome work. Without your scripts I wouldn't think of using an SBC as main desktop. 
     
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    balbes150 reacted to Igor in Armbian v21.02   
    Release planning: January 2nd. Meeting location is IRC channel #armbian on freenode. Meeting starts at 2pm GMT.
     
    Open topics / development directions:

    - desktop branch merge into the master
    - enabling 3D support on desktop(s)
    - update u-boot (where possible) to 2020.10 and K5.10.y
    - ZSH setting to default or optimise 1st run choosing
    - moving blob section (except build packages) to newly created structure inside "desktop" branch (need to discuss best way / adjust framework if needed and set rules!)
    - and Jira bugs / features we chose to deal with by then
     
    There are reports about some broken images on Rockchip legacy, K5.9.y is EOL so there is an option to squeeze another bugfix update with focus on u-boot / kernel update + image refreshing. Anything that is outside of my test rig - I have no idea about the statue - except well known NIC troubles with Orangepi 3.
     
    @Myy @TonyMac32 @balbes150 @piter75 @sfx2000 @ebin-dev @Heisath @chwe @ning @lanefu @gprovost @aprayoga @5kft @JMCC @martinayotte @going @jeanrhum @dolphs @jock @belfastraven @TRS-80 @Bozza @Rich Neese @sgjava
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Werner in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    There is no "new" kernel for P1, I use the rockchip64 kernel (all patches are regular from the build system only added patches for DTB), the difference is only in the kernel configuration + adding drivers for WiFi.
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    balbes150 reacted to Werner in Running around in circles trying to choose an SBC?   
    Stay away from M5. It is basically a clone of the C4 but worse: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/15228-banana-pi-bpi-m5-with-amlogic-s905x3-chip-design/?do=findComment&comment=109756
     
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in Video : New at Armbian! Build your own Armbian image on your ARM SBC!   
    Hi all.
    I've just finished a new video where I show how to build Armbian images on your ARM SBC. 
    Here is the video.

    All have a jolly good Christmas or other holiday or normal day. 
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    You do your job well. 
    It is not necessary to know everything, in the modern world only specialization in a narrow direction will allow you to achieve good results. Unfortunately, the number of "narrow specialists" who work on the development of Armbian is scanty and they have a huge load ....
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    No problem. I've said it's still in beta and it is best to use one of your images to build. I'll link to your download page.
    I also show the /lib64/... file that is needed.
    Thank you for your amazing efforts and help(and @Werner and @Igor and the others).
    I'd love to help out more with coding, but then I'd have no time left for my tasks like making videos.
    And I'm no coder anymore, I don't have the overview that I used to have. Brain damage makes me be not so smart  You don't need to be smart to be happy
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    I planned to create a simple DEB package with these files for easy installation as a dependency of the build environment, but so far there is not enough free time for this (after creating the package, it still needs to be placed in a network repository and check how it will work on different versions of distributions). So for now, I limit myself to "simple dumb copying" and including these files in all my images.
     
    p.s. Unfortunately, those who want to help, at least in such simple operations, are not observed. Everyone wants to get everything for free, beautiful and that everything would work out of the box ....
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Werner in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    I planned to create a simple DEB package with these files for easy installation as a dependency of the build environment, but so far there is not enough free time for this (after creating the package, it still needs to be placed in a network repository and check how it will work on different versions of distributions). So for now, I limit myself to "simple dumb copying" and including these files in all my images.
     
    p.s. Unfortunately, those who want to help, at least in such simple operations, are not observed. Everyone wants to get everything for free, beautiful and that everything would work out of the box ....
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    The server image does work. And I might have found what the problem is. There's a server not found in apt repos.
     
    Get:1 http://ports.ubuntu.com hirsute InRelease [269 kB] Hit:2 http://ports.ubuntu.com hirsute-security InRelease Hit:3 http://ports.ubuntu.com hirsute-updates InRelease Hit:4 http://ports.ubuntu.com hirsute-backports InRelease Ign:5 https://minio.k-space.ee/armbian/apt hirsute InRelease Err:6 https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/armbian-apt hirsute Release 404 Not Found [IP: 130.225.254.116 443] Reading package lists... Done E: The repository 'http://apt.armbian.com hirsute Release' does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details. Unable to install the Armbian desktop with armbian-config.
    I was able to install ubuntu-mate-desktop. Doesn't boot into desktop but can start it with startx.
    I think the reason my SBC builds didn't work was because I always tried hirsute desktop. All others worked. So I'm happy to know I now can easily build images with my SBCs.
    Wasn't an ARM problem.
    I'll need a new 12V adapter so I can put my N2 next to my router as build server. The P1 stole the N2 its adapter.
    I'm glad the troubles been found because I was starting to doubt in myself :) Thank you @balbes150
    Video coming soon.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    Start by building a server image, it doesn't need a lot of packets and traffic.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    If  have a native build, on the one hand, significantly expand the list of possible images with different DE, with different sets of packages, and on the other hand,  no build and  place all possible versions on the site, users can build the desired version of the system with arbitrary sets of DE and packages in them. They can also build their own kernel variants with changing the necessary options in the kernel configuration.
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    I've also ordered the NVMe hat and a good nvme drive for it.
    Time I've got, not a clean build since last night it almost finished but wifi stopped working. But still impressive. My RockPiX can't do this.
     
    [ o.k. ] Target directory [ /home/nicod/build-desktop/output/debs/ ] [ o.k. ] File name [ linux-image-current-rockchip64_21.02.0-trunk_arm64.deb ] [ o.k. ] Runtime [ 42 min ] [ o.k. ] Repeat Build Options [ ./compile.sh BOARD=station-p1 BRANCH=current BUILD_MINIMAL=no BUILD_DESKTOP=no KERNEL_ONLY=yes KERNEL_CONFIGURE=no ] I do still need to test the image. I'll cross my fingers.
     
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    balbes150 reacted to NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    @balbes150 It worked on the P1 with a Focal TV image of yours. After a few issue's because of bad wifi. It now finished an image on ARM64 and I'm delighted.
    Спасибо Олег. Я так счастлив.
    One of the next videos will be "build your Armbian image on your ARM SBC"
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    balbes150 got a reaction from denni_isl in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    What model do you want to run on ?
     
    You can take these files (need two files\libraries) from your x86 host system, or from any of my images (ArmbianTV\Armbian for M1\P1). Or from my GIT (these libraries are included in all my builds, so that users can easily run the build themselves on any ARM device). by the way, the site has versions of images with these libraries for n2 and t4. 
     
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/
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    balbes150 reacted to JMCC in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    New packages uploaded to the repos (it may take some hours to synchronize).
    Bug fixes: X Desktop no longer restarted on package install, so it can be installed from a desktop session (NOTE: Since the old package is still going to restart X when uninstalled, it is recommended to do this update from console). MPV now is not failing when it cannot create EGL surface (it will just default to standard x11). CEC is now working on several boards (tested in RockPro64 and Rockpi 4B). New features: MPV is now RKMPP accelerated, and allows 4K YouTube Playback (see instructions here).
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    I have a minimum M1 (1 RAM 8 GB eMMC) and it works quite well. I consider it optimal for media playback and as a minimal desktop. Even now, with the main core 5.10, it works with a remote control (which is included), LAN, WiFi, analog sound and HDMI sound (it remains to solve the issue with BT). There is a working version of Buster + media script from @JMCC, it runs KODI and Gst player with 4K. 
     
    More information about support can be found at this link.
    http://bbs.t-firefly.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=2803&extra=page%3D1
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    balbes150 got a reaction from jeanrhum in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    https://www.stationpc.com/thread-126-1-1.html
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    you forgot to add these libraries manually (or you need to use images where this is already done). 
    by the way, you also have access to the arm server and you can run the build on it (there are already these libraries) and the build time will not be very large.
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    balbes150 got a reaction from Werner in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    https://www.stationpc.com/thread-126-1-1.html
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    balbes150 got a reaction from NicoD in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    https://www.stationpc.com/thread-126-1-1.html
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    balbes150 reacted to TRS-80 in Booting Windows Linux ESXi etc. with UEFI on rk3399   
    Windows / Microsoft tried hard to kill GNU/Linux and F/LOSS for many years.  They don't deserve any Nice Things, IMO.  Let them die off already.
     
    And ESXi is proprietary software.  Which also does not therefore deserve any community support, IMO.
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    balbes150 reacted to JMCC in RK3288/RK3328 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    IT'S FINALLY HERE...

    THE OFFICIAL ROCKCHIP-LEGACY MULTIMEDIA INTEGRATION
     
    After two years of using a separate script to enable the multimedia features in RK3288/3328 Legacy Kernel, the whole framework has been incorporated to the official Armbian packaging system. The choice distro for this integration is Debian Buster (see FAQ at the end of this post about the reasons).
     
    I. Installation
    Download a Armbian Buster Legacy Desktop image for your board, and install it with the standard Armbian method. Install the complete multimedia solution with sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install media-buster-legacy-tinkerboard --install-recommends ## Or ## sudo apt install media-buster-legacy-rk3328 --install-recommends The switch "--install-recommends" will add the whole Kodi binary addons collection (retro-gaming cores, music visualizations, screensavers, additional media decoders/encoders, vfs, etc.), plus the GLES-to-OpenGL wrapper "gl4es".  
    II. Features
    Accelerated GLES/EGL X desktop: No action needed. Accelerated Chromium, with WebGL and video display acceleration: No action needed Desktop video player capable of smooth 4K HEVC-HDR: Use the "Rockchip Gst Player" from the Multimedia menu, or choose it with right-click on the media file. Command-line 4K playing is also possible with "gst-play-1.0 --videosink=kmssink". RKMPP-accelerated MPV: Use normally for standard operation (windowed with mouse-operated GUI). For fullscreen, keyboard-operated mode, use the command line switch "--gpu-context=drm" (this will allow you to play smooth 4K).
            - See instructions below, in the next post, for playing Youtube videos up to 4k with this MPV. ISP Camera with real-time h.264/1080p HW encoding (RK3288 only): Using the Gstreamer Plugin. Check this wiki for instructions on how to use it. Most of it applies to Armbian, except for the selection of ov5647/imx219 camera, which must be done using DT overlays. OpenCL 1.2 support (RK3288 only): It will be fully functional, no further action needed. You can download some tests and examples from this link. Kodi 18.9 Leia with full RKMPP+GBM acceleration, 4K-HDR capable: You can start it from Light DM menu as your user account: 
     
    Alternatively, you can also run it as a system service with these command lines: sudo systemctl disable lightdm sudo systemctl enable kodi-gbm sudo reboot  
    Full collection of Kodi binary add-ons: Includes retrogaming cores, media encoders and decoders, PVR, screensavers, vfs and audio visualizations. They are all installed with the package "kodi-addons-full", but are disabled by default. They need to be enabled individually within the Kodi GUI. OpenGL 2.1 support through the gl4es wrapper: It is installed with the package "gl4es", with no further action needed.  
    III. Sources
    This is the list of the sources used for the packages:
     
    IV. FAQ
    ¿Why did you use Debian Buster as a base for this implementation?
    It was the most appropriate for several reasons. Upstream Rockchip-Linux developers use Debian buster, so the software could be ported with less modifications than if we chose a different distro. Besides, it is a completely stable distro, unlike Bullseye, which is a moving target as of today. It also has Chromium as a package, unlike Focal that uses snap instead. For last, it has a good backports repo, with several libs that would otherwise need to be compiled and maintained if we chose, for example, Focal.
      ¿Why Legacy instead of Mainline?
    This is an implementation based on the vendor's BSP kernel. It has been tested and is reliable, which many people will prefer rather than having a bleeding-edge, less stable implementation. In addition to that, Mainline upstream multimedia support is still a WIP, and lacks many features that are only present on Legacy kernels.
      ¿Will you add new features to this implementation?
    No, this implementation will only receive bug fixes if necessary. From now on, all multimedia work will be focused on Mainline and recent distros (like Focal or Bullseye). All new features will go there.