X96_mini is from Geek Buying in 2018.
Great job with this latest image !
For other noobs here is my initial and latest activity.
I started over with new image
but may have forgotten something.
I had saved with dtb_name "/dtb/amlogic/meson-gxl-s905w-p281.dtb"
Copied above files
Ran armbian-config for timezone and hostname
test.mp4 audio is soft and distorted from HDTV speaker.
volume control shows built in stereo and no HDMI as I see on my Ubuntu laptop.
dmesg has these initial lines with last one often appearing
root@coolx96:~# dmesg | grep audio
[ 7.642965] debugfs: Directory 'c1105400.audio' with parent 'regmap' already present!
[ 24.333589] hdmi-audio-codec hdmi-audio-codec.2.auto: hdmi_codec_hw_params() width 16 rate 44100 channels 2
Synaptic only works from terminal not menu.
I find it faster to ssh in with root and use
apt-cache search packagename
and dpkg -l | grep installed_pkgname
apt install, update, upgrade
Again great job.
Now trying to get HDMI audio to sound right.