Shimon

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  1. Shimon

    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    @fossxplorer For any Android use, just remember to flash the modified Tronsmart S95 firmware first. That's a must, otherwise the box is only slightly above rubbish. edit: @fossxplorer Search freaktab for MXQ PRO+ and sdrobots firmware.
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    rk3288 alternative boards (cheap tv boxes).

    Good news for all Q8 owners: MK902II Android 5.1 firmware seems to be working great on this box (thanks @mo123!) My earlier Termux suggestion (that required Lollipop to use) is fully workable now. I have yet to check if the firmware is similar to Ugoos's, able to boot Linux from SD automatically, but it probably should work one way or another.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    Please, read the thread before spouting question marks. I know what the issue is, I originally benchmarked it. The kernel is almost certainly involved in that observed performance drop due to big.little scheduling. Superceleron's mod is definitely worth investigating.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    Quoting a certain popular S912 ROM's Changelog: Does anyone know if this feature could be ported to the Armbian kernel? I'm sure it would solve those weird ramspeed results reported earlier.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    A link was provided earlier in the thread by yours truly.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    Nah, why waste so much space? The most efficient way to do it looks like that: $ zcat Whatever_image_img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX bs=4M && sync For xz compressed images use xzcat obviously.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    Start with a 3.14 image and the dtb file that I'd linked to earlier in the thread.
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    Only the latter. Changing root's password and creating a user account has been compulsory for quite a while now on first boot.
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    ROCK64

    I noticed the issue a few months ago, and, as the ARMv7 binaries produced the expected results in AARCH32 mode, I looked at the source and IIRC it was all about optimized assembly routines not present in the AARCH64 version. edit: In case I'm misremembering, it could have been about cpuminer results.
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    This stuff used to work fine in the now discontinued S905-only VegaS95 images with the 3.14.79 kernel. Definitely worth bringing back, at least for S905 owners!
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    rk3288 alternative boards (cheap tv boxes).

    Thanks @TonyMac32 , that was exactly the gist of my question
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    rk3288 alternative boards (cheap tv boxes).

    Ugoos boxes are Linux ready OOTB, what about the topical cheapos though? I received one of those about a month ago but haven't even had time to unpack it
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    Thanks for the link, my image version is probably: Armbian_5.27_S9xxx_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.29_mate_20170323 edit: Yes, that was the right config, WiFi works too. Thanks @balbes150
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    It's not present in that image (3.14.29 kernel) Could you provide a link?
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    We're talking about a standard Armbian 5.27 Ubuntu image from about a month ago, and yes, Mini M8S has 100M ethernet whereas the others have gigabit.