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  1. The WIP image, on a usb key, works well on two 1080p screens (Sony TV and Samsung monitor). There are only strange images and colors between the integrated bootloader and the kernel starting like on your 7" screen. As a server image, it seems to work well and after install armbian-config, I was able to configure the board as easily as other sbcs supported by armbian. I suppose that simply halting the board is not possible since it reboots when you ask for it.
  2. Yes and no, it is built using armbian with additional elements to fit most tv boxes based on these chips. So it may not be to difficult to build a dedicated armbian image for this board.
  3. For those who want a server image, I was able to boot Balbes latest image changing extconf to use s805x-libretech-cc.dtb.
  4. My gt1 ultimate is currently working as my home server. If I remember well, I'm using default dtb (vim2) on an armbian 5.70 image with kernel 4.19. I can't check know, but I can look at the end of the week.
  5. I tested again and was able to use my keyboard and mouse with this port (the keyboard has an internal hub and the mouse is connected to it), but I have to first connect my keyboard and then connect my mouse otherwise it won't work (no light or blinking light on the mouse). I suppose that there is not enough current via this port for the initialization of all these devices at the same time (keyboard, usb hub and mouse) since I don't observe this behavior on the usb3 port. I installed the full firmware package, but wifi is not activated. After looking at dmesg, I saw that the firmware files were not present. So I downloaded from a github repo fw_bcm4359c0_ag.bin, nvram_ap6398s.txt and BCM4359C0.hcd and copy them to /lib/firmware/brcm/. I am now able to use wlan0. Here is the current dmesg output:
  6. Hi, I tested latest dev image (5.91 4.4.167) changing to edgev dtb and it seems to work well. Ethernet works but not wifi (as expected). The usb3 port works, but not the usb2 port (up to the usb-c charging port). Here the output of armbianmonitor -u:
  7. Here is the output of armbianmonitor -u for latest image on my edge-v pro:
  8. Maybe one of the image of Balbes could work since there are various dtbs for gxl boards. I will try this when I'll receive my board.
  9. I was under ubuntu using gtkterm. It's nice to see your experiments even if it has been better that realtek and manufacturers published documentations.
  10. I don't agree with desktop horrible performance. I already use an s912 board as a small dev computer and it's a bit slow because of mali performance with a browser, but otherwise it works well. rk3399 is better on all point. I just bought a khadas edge-v and I plan to use it instead my s912 box. thanks to JMCC script, I expect enough performance for a smooth desktop usage:
  11. I haven't this board, but here is my opinion about your questions: 0) 2G RAM may be enough since zram can increase it and it's activated by default in recent images. 1) I don't see real hardware differences between your current config and the new one, but I can't give you any guarantee it'll work. 2) It mainly depends on your use case and the loads you expect on the board. But it'll be much more powerful than your existing hardwares. I'll recommend the aluminium heatsink to avoid too much throttling. 3) A quick search on google gave me a like to thingiverse:, but you have to print it. The main problem is the sata hat, and the way to integrate your external drive.
  12. Hi, I burnt latest 5.88 image on a sdcard and I was able to boot and log into desktop with my edge-v pro. Nor ethernet neither wifi were working, but otherwise the desktop experience seems good. I hope to have more time this week-end to investigate more.
  13. NanoPi M4 and Rockpro64 have sata card extensions. You can have a look at them to see which one fit at best with your needs.
  14. Android on s912 is based an on old 3.14 kernel, so it won't work with kernel 4.x. For corelec, I don't know the kernel version they use. If it close enough to the linux kernel you want to use, it may work or it may be not to difficult to build one. I have one (not sure of the wifi chip) and was able to boot a recent Balbes image with vim2 dtb, but ethernet and wifi were not working and I don't investigate further.
  15. With this budget, any well supported board with rk3399 and a good sata2usb3 converter will make the job. The NanoPi M4 with its big heatsink can be nice for less than 72$ without shipping fees. For similar price you've got also the rockpro64. The Odroid N2 (or Khadas Vim3 launching soon) could be nice also, but amlogic S922x is a recent soc and current boards are not officially supported event if there are good progress. If you absolutely want a sata port, an odroid hc1 is cheap and interesting but there is no hdmi output. For both sata and hdmi, you can look at the Odroid H2 (based on intel J4105) but it's out of stock and you have to add ddr4 ram. The main advantage of this last one, is that you are on an x86 soc, so any "standard" linux distribution may work quite out of the box.