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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x

    I was also able to boot from a s912 device (TAP Pro 2/16Gb) with dtb meson-gxm-vega-s96.dtb. I made the same tests and had the same resultsas with x96 mini: - no wifi/bt - DE install ok If you want some logs or any additionnal information, don't hesitate to ask.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x

    I tested your newest debian server on my x96 mini with s905w dtb and it works well! I was also able to install a desktop environment with armbian-config. As expected wifi and bluetooth are not detected. It should require some specific firmware (armbian-firmware installed) but I had not open my box to see the chip. I also saw a problem with zram service not working.
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X

    I booted with 4.18 on my X96 mini as I claimed here: I just downloaded latest 5.44 image (was the 20180727) from link provided in 1rst post of this topic. Then burnt it to an sdcard and use the dtb for p281 (copy it and rename it as dtb.img at the root of the fat partition as explained on the 1rst post).
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X

    Hi, Thanks for your excellent work, I tested last image (debian xfce) on x96mini 2/16 and it boots well using p281 dtb file. I'm writting this post from it: Linux aml 4.18.0-rc5-aml-s9xxx #16 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 27 20:02:44 MSK 2018 aarch64 GNU/Linux Here is some feedbacks about some (minor or not depending of usage) problems: - no sound from the av port even if pulseaudio shows some activities (tested with mpv test video and a youtube video within chromium browser) - wireless card is not recognized (nothing with lsmod and obviously nothing with iwconfig (only lo and eth0)) - videoplayback is not accelerated - no mali driver for 3d acceleration even if glxinfo doesn't report any error I didn't try to solve any of these issues and maybe some of them are easy to fix. I'll see if I have time for that in a near future. In conclusion, current usage is mainly as server even if desktop starts well.
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X

    You should use armbianmonitor command (look at the doc for the options, i don't remeber them) or directly run: cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone*/temp
  6. A quick review of recent testing images made with samsung sdcards (evo 16 or 32GB). I only check a few things: - Armbian_5.44.180510_Pine64_Ubuntu_xenial_default_3.10.107_desktop: - work as expected (no libreoffice application pre-installed) - start in 720p and successfully reboot to 1080p after modifying armbian_uEnv.txt - Armbian_5.44.180510_Pine64_Debian_jessie_default_3.10.107: - boot fail: eth led are off, no hdmi signal - Armbian_5.44.180510_Pine64_Ubuntu_xenial_default_3.10.107: - work as expected - successfull switch to next kernel (4.14.40) - successfull switching to dev kernel (4.17.0-rc3) - Armbian_5.44.180510_Bananapipro_Ubuntu_xenial_next_4.14.40: - work as expected - successfull switch to dev kernel (4.17.0-rc3), but no wifi - Armbian_5.44.180510_Orangepione_Ubuntu_xenial_next_4.14.40: - work as expected - fail to switch to dev kernel (ethernet led are on but not blinking and no hdmi signal) Only pine64 debian stretch image fails to boot. I have no more time in the coming days to investigate further.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    I'm not sure any of the proposed image has vpu software, which make plex less interesting (no transcoding). I currently use a 5.37 based image with kernel 3.14 and this functionality is not installed by default.
  8. I test to upgrade a pine64 from 5.38 (xenial server 3.10.107) to nightly builds i got this output after the upgrade: I'm still on 3.10.107 kernel even after trying to swtiching to dev or next kernel (switch is very fast). Do you want me to test something particular? I don't know where to search since no error is reported.
  9. Thanks, I forgot this point and will add this to my check list ;). If I have time, I will try again to upgrade my pine64 but this time starting from latest 5.37 instead of the old image I was using.
  10. I agree with you and was a member of the project management platform that was used one year ago. Maybe this platform was too heavy and a bit rigid. IMO the forum is more dynamic and open to any people, but currently there is no clear rule/guide on how to conduct some tests. What I've done each time I test a build is (order is approximative): 1. burn an image to a sd card with etcher 2. check if it boots as expected (command line or desktop) 3. configure linux using armbian-config (timezone, keyboard, etc.) 4. check hardware support (ethernet, wireless, sound, gpu, vpu), 5. check some highlighted functionalities I'm able to test (eg: kernel switching, desktop install) 6. update and upgrade packages 7. report back to forum and post the result of send diagnostic item in armbian-config (I suppose it calls armbianmonitor -u). Is there something wrong/missing in this list to help you in a better way?
  11. I think it would be interesting to list the preferred boards that should be used for testing (maybe in a specific thread). I look at armbian website, documentation and forum, but this kind of information is not defined in a clear and unique place. In the first post of this thread, we can identify a few of them but that's all. If we want to help in testing and for instance buy a new board for that purpose, it could guide us. It can also give everbody a clue about best supported boards and their probably long term support by armbian. For instance: - Officially supported boards for testing: orange pi plus 2E (H3), pine64+ (A64), tinker board (rk3288), odroid c2 (s905), odroid xu4 (Exynos5422)... - WIP boards for testing: espresso bin (Armada 3700), rock64 (rk3328), NanoPi Neo Core2 (h5)... In the previous list, I only chose 1 board for a given soc, but it is just an example and it is probably difficult to define this list with most people agreeing. For instance, nighlty builds are not generated for all boards, so it can be a criterion to select these boards. The WIP boards list can also be fed by the board bring up section when a board is validated for official support and software is mature enough. With this list, if a thread like this one is created before each new release, it think it will focus testing on these preferred boards.
  12. Hi, I succesfully boot last image for pine64: Linux pine64 4.14.29-sunxi64 #57 SMP Fri Mar 23 12:09:14 CET 2018 aarch64 GNU/Linux I use debian stretch server image and after freezing kernel upgrade, I install desktop from armbian-config: Desktop does not feel so smooth than on my opi+2e. Before that, I upgraded without freezing kernel upgrades and than I was not able to boot again. I will try again and will look at uart, but I had no u-boot screen. After defreeze, these 4 packages can be upgraded: linux-dtb-next-sunxi64 linux-image-next-sunxi64 linux-stretch-root-next-pine64 linux-u-boot-pine64-next Edit: Here is the UART info: U-Boot SPL 2017.11-armbian (Mar 24 2018 - 11:04:27) DRAM: 0 MiB ### ERROR ### Please RESET the board ###
  13. I successfully upgrade my opi one (debian 9 5.38 next) to nightly using armbian-config. I have 2 pine64 boards, but I suspect one to have hardware issues. With this one, I did not achieve the upgrade when starting from latest 5.38 (debian or xenial server 3.4 kernel), the screen stay blue after some downloads and I can't do anything even after more than 10 minutes. With the other one (running a 5.31 ubuntu desktop I think) I update&upgrade to 5.38, after that when I want to switch to nightly, it downloads package and propose to reboot, but after reboot I'm still on kernel 3.14. Armbian-config title says 5.42 but kernel stay at 3.14 even if I try to swith to dev or next.
  14. hi, Writing from: Linux orangepiplus2e 4.14.27-sunxi #105 SMP Thu Mar 15 22:24:12 CET 2018 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux I'm testing xubuntu server nightly image. I successfully installed desktop and I'm writing this post inside chromium. Navigation on several simple websites is smooth and I was able to play a video from youtube. I configure wifi using armbian-config (default dhcp), then I defined a fixed IP. I was able to play a video with mpv, but it only plays smoothly inside a small window (default size). Sound is working but I had to launch alsamixer to increase the volume (~40% by default) because I was not able to change this in pulse audio gui. Cpu-freq adjust cpu frequency between 480MHz and 1.3GHz as expected More details: Major features seems to work, great job! I will try to take time to test another image on my opi one upgrade to nightly and/or on a pine64.
  15. Concerning the testing phase of Armbian, I was participating in previous "effort" using I can continue to make some end-user tests (installation, upgrade, functionality test) if a process or something else is defined. I owned a few "armbian" boards based on A20, H3 and A64 and maybe planned to buy a more recent one based on rk3399 if it is cheap enough. Currently, I have not enough knowledge and time to come to the dev side.