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  1. Thank you @rapsacw Well... your case illustrates my caveats with the tv boxes: "Z28 (RK3328, 2/16GB) = works fine" and "H96Max+ (RK3328, 4/32GB) = garbage". Unless you get some very specific advice on some very specific model (like bables150 gave earliear)... Well, I'll try to have the time today to order at least _something_ and see how well it goes and if the packages makes it across the globe or not... After all, that is part of the experiment too If it arrives but doesn´t fit my Linux goals hopefully it will still remain a useful android TV Box.
  2. >> balbes150 >> or RPi4 >> This shit is not interesting, even if it will be distributed for free (technically, this is a very bad decision). >>>> MadOp >>>> Why the bad blood with the RPi? Sorry, I meant to ask specifically for the RPi4, as you seem to dislike that version in particular. (I could´t edit my previous post).
  3. @balbes150 Thank you for such a thorough reply. You are correct about the GPIO and such features not being needed for my project. I think it´s the first time I hear a (good) TV Box should be easier for this "project", I thought an expensive TV Box would not give me a noticeably better linux experience than a cheap one. Up untill these weeks my impression was that there where no Linux releases (Armbian or others) that where as reliable on TV Boxes as the ones for SBCs simply because SBCs manufacturers are (more or less) supporting it, while Linux on TV Boxes is usu
  4. Hi guys, thank you very much for yor feedback. Lots of details to research there :) I´m amazed at the amount of work you put into this. Altough I see I am somewhat on track on what my options might be, and I will also go through those links and threads, let me put the question this way: S905x3 was sort of my first choice, just because I heard some good comments about it and also have a couple of Odroids, so they are somewhat familiar to me.... But I just read @balbes150 seems to be favoring RKs over AML S905x3, is that just a personal choice or has RK a clear edge on Linu
  5. @SteeMan Thanks for the insights, you just got me reconsidering my whole plan.... But I won´t give up just yet :)
  6. hi, I am considering getting a couple of inexpensive tv boxes to play with, my goals in order of interest would be: - Test Linux running some monitoring bash scripts. - Test Linux running some lan services as PiHole, nginx service fallback static pages for a couple of domains. - Test Linux acting as a thin client to RDP servers (think LTSP). - Test Android acting as a thin client to RDP servers (think LTSP). I don´t intend to run all of these at once, but rather test how well those work (or not). I am leaning towards TV Boxes instead of SBCs for the "all in
  7. hi guys, A while ago I got this x96 Max tv box in the hope to tinker with it at some point, but it turns out I am not able to even boot from the sdcard or USB.... Maybe I am overlooking something basic so I figured I ´d ask people more knowledgable tha me in this matters. The procedure I´ve tried so far is powering the device while pressing the button hidden in the AV plug. The screen just stays black until I power it off. I´ve tested witha few cards and drives, a bunch of OSes (armban, corelec, emuelec) and a bunch of image writing applications. I