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    jeanrhum got a reaction from balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (armhf ARMv7)   
    Ethernet works: http://ix.io/2pla
     
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (armhf ARMv7)   
    The new version 20200609. In it, I switched to using the u-boot version 2020.04 (source shared with universal images for aarch64). This version has long implemented the function of starting the system from USB media. Now rk3288 also has the option to start the system from USB media. Minimal Bionic and Buster images have also been added to the site.
     
    Starting from USB is available on both systems (Libreelec and Armbian). For example. You can write to an Armbian SD card, and write to a Libreelec USB flash drive. When you connect both media, LE will work, and when you disable the USB flash drive, Armbian starts.
     
     
    p.s. The correct installation of these systems in eMMC is currently being tested.
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    jeanrhum reacted to jock in CSC Armbian for RK3288 TV Box boards (Q8)   
    Hello anyone!
    I'm proud to announce the Multitool RK3288 edition!
     
    It's a small but powerful tool to easy operate on internal eMMC flash of RK3288 devices.
     
    Features:
    Backup the content of internal eMMC Restore a previously backed-up image to eMMC Erase the eMMC (via fast blkdiscard or zero-fill as fallback) Burn an Armbian (or LibreELEC) image directly on the eMMC Provide a recovery shell for manual maintenance Windows-friendly: everything is placed in a FAT partition Image compression format autodetection: they are decompressed on-the-fly during burn process Instructions are simple:
    Download the image from here Burn it on an sdcard Open the FAT partition with your preferred file manager Place the images you want to burn on the device in images directory (backups will be stored in backups directory) Plug the sd card in the RK3288 device Power the device and wait few seconds, the Multitool menu will appear on screen and can be navigated with the keyboard At the moment it has been tested only on my xt-q8l-v10 device, but any test, feedback and suggestion is welcome!
     
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    jeanrhum got a reaction from balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (armhf ARMv7)   
    First test with ugoos ut3s with default dtb (firefly-reload): http://ix.io/2o7o
    For information, I have jock uboot and an old Q8 image installed on emmc.
    Wifi works, but ethernet seems buggy like on recent arm64 images (kernel 5.X pb with current dtbs ?). I didn't test it, but the connection was activated whereas no cable... System halts instead of reboot.
    Bluetooth seems not working well (xfce applet disappear when I try to use it to activate)
    With Q8 dtb the experience seems similar from a user perspective: http://ix.io/2o7q
    With popmetal and tinker dtb, the system does not boot: waiting root file system... running /scripts/local-block
    With miqi dtb, it boots, but without wifi and I was not able to connect a cable to test the wired network, but eth0 still shows as connected.
     
    Edit: As I noticed on Jock images, the Q8 dtb is not able to detect emmc on contrary to firefly-reload.
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (armhf ARMv7)   
    And there are a number of important differences between ArmbianTV and the official versions. For example, there are two sections. The first boot partition is necessarily made available for any PC (Windows Linux MAC etc), in particular it uses FAT. This is crucial. This allows any user, on any device, to easily configure system startup for their device. In case of problems with startup, it can connect the media to any PC and easily edit startup parameters, enable new options, change settings, add/delete files, etc. With official versions, this is not possible on a Windows PC, which greatly narrows the circle of users who want to start using Linux (Armbian). The official versions also use oters technologies. Installation in eMMC using direct bitwise copying of the source system (via DD).  use of the UUID, etc.
    Please note that I do not impose anything on anyone or criticize the official version. I'm just stating the differences. Developers of the official version decide what to do and what to use.
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (armhf ARMv7)   
    Images with two kernel versions are available for testing.
    Legacy.
    Uses the 5.4 core built using source code and patches (with minor fixes) that are used to build the rockchip.
     
    DEV.
    The core 5.7-rc7 is used (the sources are shared with the version I use to build aarhc64 images).
     
    There are no patches in this version yet. The legacy version has almost all the working hardware on UM3. On the DEV version, not everything works, but there is access to eMMC. how it is used (the setting for running is the same as the aarch64 version of images). To configure dtb, use the file (uEnv.txt). At this stage, I used settings and patches from MIQI to build the u-boot. I tried the u-boot version from Q8, it works the same way, but I haven't decided which version is better to use yet (I haven't fully figured out what the pros and cons of these u-boot versions are).
     
    The link to the images and the launch order will be placed in the first message.
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (armhf ARMv7)   
    I opened this theme to support running ArmbianTV on 32-bit ARM models. To date, there are first results on launching ArmbianTV on the Rockchip rk3288 and AML s8xx platform (in the future, by analogy with aarch64, I plan to switch to a common image for all 32-bit models of TV boxes).
     
     
     
    The link to the images
    https://yadi.sk/d/85ZvBuXyyenf_A
     
     
    MEGA (name -rk3328)
    https://mega.nz/#F!j9QSDQSQ!6WpasOlbZYIInfw6yo4phQ
     
    Recommended startup procedure on UM3.
     
    1. Install the Linux firmware version in eMMC (either a dual boot or a single Linux).
    2. follow these instructions to download and run the Linux version from linuxium
     
    https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/rk3288-devices/21091-use-windows-to-create-an-sd-card-so-you-can-run-linux-on-a-rk3288-device
     
    (do not forget to immediately expand the system partition to the entire media after writing the image). After launch, make a full backup eMMC with the DD command (or copy the ddbr utility to the system and use it).
    3. Erase the first 4Mb on eMMC (using a simple DD command).
    4. Download, unpack and burn the ArmbianTV image to your SD card.
    5. Connect to the TV box and turn on the power. The system will start automatically.
     
    For those who are not afraid to lose their regular firmware and be able to easily restore it later, you can use the "accelerated" launch option (erase eMMC use the tools for Rockchip TV boxes). 
     
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    One suggestion is to forget about this WiFi chip and use a USB chip.
     
     
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    The new version 20.05.5 (20200522).
    All images are build entirely on the ARM platform (rk3399 + NVMe). After fixing bugs, the process of building the first image (including downloading sources, building all packages, building the kernel, u-boot, and so on) took less than 50 minutes. 
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    jeanrhum reacted to jock in 25$ TV Box running Armbian "out of the box"   
    @Armin
    if you need just something such small, you may find nanopi or orange pi boards. Some small models are pretty cheap (<10$) and well supported by armbian. Tv boxes have no exposed GPIOs, which can instead be very useful for domotic applications.
    For example, I have an old Orange PI One (Allwinner H3) which has ethernet, 1 USB port, 512mb of ram and some exposed GPIO. I paid less than 10$ some year ago. I guess now you can get something similar with wifi too at the same price.
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Odroid C4   
    No SPI - is very bad. Use an SD card (speed 50) or eMMC (speed 125) , if you have USB 3 (speed 340), to work - you need to be an idiot. At the same time, u-boot placement is possible only on SD\eMMC\SPI and therefore for the system to work with USB, you will have to have either an SD card (all SD cards are complete crap in speed and reliability and I generally consider them only as temporary media , such as CD\DVD on a PC), or buy an expensive branded EMMC module (almost 15$ for 8Gb), just for the sake of starting the system from USB. HK needs to be added before mass release SPI (only 4Mb is enough) and make it the main carrier for u-boot placement.
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    The version of the image 20200323.
    Resolved then issue of pulseadio conflict with the G12 audio device . Now you don 't need to delete PULSEAUDIO. To enable audio on g12, you only need to run the script (g12_sound.sh) or for GX\GXM models, run the script (gx_sound.sh).
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    jeanrhum got a reaction from psxsnake in AlfaWise H96 Pro+ Armbian Development Headless Server Setup   
    These are debian and ubuntu release names. Prefer buster if you want debian or bionic for ubuntu.
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    jeanrhum got a reaction from lanefu in Armbian 20.02 (Chiru) Release Thread   
    Hi,
    I tested several sbcs:
    - buster image for pine64: http://ix.io/2bMQ
    - buster image for OPi+2E: http://ix.io/2bMU
    - buster image for pineh64-b (wlan0 visible, but not able to connect to my wifi network): http://ix.io/2bN0
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    jeanrhum got a reaction from TRS-80 in What is the most powerful TV Box (or SBC) to run Armbian?   
    Currently amlogic s922x or A311D are the most powerful socs (4xA73). The first one can be found some tvbox like beelink gt king or ugoos am6 and the second one in khadas vim3.
    I think that most rk3399 boards have better supported than amlogic ones.
     
    For your second question, it mainly depend on your use case.
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    jeanrhum got a reaction from TRS-80 in Armbian for Amlogic S905X3   
    Hi, writting from my box. I use the latest image from balbes150. base don kernel 5.5.1 with meson-sm1-sei610.dtb. Trying to use the color trick for g12 board doesn't work for me, the board does not boot at all. Without considering the color problem, the desktop experience is smooth and the soc stay cool even if I have remove the heat sink (<50°C without heavy loads and go up for 60°C when watching test videos on mpv or chromium).
     
    eth0 is visible but not able to send/receive data. wlan0 not visible, I use an usb dongle. Bluetooth seems active but not able to detect a bluetooth audio speaker.
     
    Stop here since the blue color is not comfortable, but a more detailed report can be found here: http://ix.io/2bEh
     
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    jeanrhum got a reaction from dgm78 in What is the most powerful TV Box (or SBC) to run Armbian?   
    Currently amlogic s922x or A311D are the most powerful socs (4xA73). The first one can be found some tvbox like beelink gt king or ugoos am6 and the second one in khadas vim3.
    I think that most rk3399 boards have better supported than amlogic ones.
     
    For your second question, it mainly depend on your use case.
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    ver 20.02.0-rc1 20200129
     
    The sound works on all models S9xxx, rk3399 , rk3328 , aw h6.
    Please note that to enable audio on g12 chips s922x s905x2 (models Ugoos AM6, Ugoos x2, Odroid N2 etc), you must follow the instructions specified in the first message.
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    jeanrhum reacted to hexdump in Choice of TV box.   
    this is just a quick note that in my experience the amount of tv boxes with fake specs has grown quite a bit in the last months and that this is something to always have in mind when getting a box for a surprisingly cheap (i.e. quite a bit cheaper than usual or most of the other offerings) price - you might be lucky and it will be a bargain or you might hit one with fake specs. some examples i saw recently: a qplus 4g ram / 32g emmc ended up to be 2g ram and 16g nand, a h6 box sold as 4g ram / 32g emmc ended up as 2g ram / 16g emmc, a x96mini 2g ram / 16g emmc ended up at only 1g ram / 16g emmc, a r39 2g ram / 16g emmc with rockchip rk3229 ends up as 1g ram / 16g emmc and an allwinner h3 cpu and so on. the fake specs are not that easy to spot: in android they even fake the storage size shown in the storage settings and with a terminal installed even the "free" command tells you most of the time that the memory amount is proper. what usualy works for storage is "cat /proc/partitions" and watching for the device itself (for instance mmcblk0) - this also quickly shows you if its emmc (=mmcblk) or nand (=nand) and for memory "dmesg | grep -i mem" (do this immediately after booting android, otherwise the memory lines from the bootup might run out of the log buffer) - both of course called in a terminal app. booting one of balbes150's armbian images usually quickly shows you the real specs of the box too.
     
    good luck at not ending up with fake boxes and best wishes - hexdump
     
    p.s.: one thing to keep in mind is that allwinner h6 boxes always only can use 3g ram, even if they have 4g installed - this is a limitataion of the soc ...
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Plans for the development of Armbian-TV.   
    In the new year, I plan to focus on improving and developing Armbian-TV  (Armbian-TV is a version that is based on the official Armbian, aimed at improved support for media capabilities and ease of use by ordinary users) support for the platforms Rockchip and Allwinner  (perhaps a few more platforms will be added that are not yet in use). To do this, I have already ordered several popular models based on rk3399 (NanoPC T4, RockPi 4, Renegade-Elite), in a complete set with obligatory Support of nvme carriers (I consider this support essentially important, for transition of TV boxes and SBS to the category of mini-PC, as highly effective and improved replacement of the usual PC). I'm plan to buy several more models on Allwinner (I'm still evaluating the capabilities of the selected models). 
    I had plans to buy some more models based on rk3399 from other manufacturers, but there were problems with delivery and / or payment for my country.
     
    If anyone has any suggestions for models that I should consider, I'm willing to listen to reasonable descriptions of the models.
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    jeanrhum got a reaction from balbes150 in X88 King S922X TV Box for Armbian   
    For the same price, I prefer to buy an ugoos am6 pro (what I have done). The sdcard with coreelec is not so interesting compared to what you can get for balbes150 excellent work.
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for RK3399   
    Armbian (5.98_20191018) and Libreelec KODI-19 (kernel 4) 20191018 images update for rk3399 platform with USB startup support. Important change. When testing these images on Magicsee N6 Max (rk3399) and MVR (rk3328) I found an interesting nuance. If you install one of the versions of Armbian or Libreelec in eMMC of these models with support for launching from USB, you can write to a USB flash drive any version of the image for rk3399 or rk3328 and use it on both platforms (on TV boxes with rk3399 and rk3328 at the same time). I. e. the image from rk3399 can be run on rk3328 and Vice versa (you only need to correctly specify the desired DTB in the settings).
     
     
    p.s. On Magicsee N6 Max running from USB works on both USB 2.0 ports (on the left side of the TV box).
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    jeanrhum reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 5.x   
    I'm not going to waste my time on all the shit that manufacturers shove in their crafts (just to write on them - WiFi available). Want to have WiFi, you have several options.
    1. Use normal equipment where there is guaranteed WiFi support.
    2. Use external USB WiFi with good support.
    3. Themselves add the necessary support for your WiFi.
    4. You seek from the seller\manufacturer of your equipment the necessary support.
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    jeanrhum got a reaction from e97 in [rk3288] Ugoos UT3+ / UT3 Plus   
    Hi,
    You'd may look at this topic:
    With jock image, I'was able to boot my ut3s. I didn't take time to customize a dts to have a better support, but it was useable for a light desktop.
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    jeanrhum reacted to Hijax in THE testing thread   
    Small progress update -
     fresh photo.