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  1. Is there any Armbian build compatible with this device? If there's none, can Armbian be built for it instead?
  2. I've used DroidCam on Windows 10 with no problems. The dev supports Linux, but for 64-bit binaries only. Is there any alternatives for Armbian? Even just microphone will do.. I am planning to repurpose my old android phone which barely runs any apps
  3. I got an MXQ Pro 4K 5G with an Allwinner H3. Armbian image for Beelink X2 runs fine. Ethernet, USB (Webcam, sound cards, etc.) works. The firmware only reads 1GB of RAM though. I've check my board and it has 4 512MB RAM modules and also a 16GB eMMC module. Very similar to the Sunvell H3. Where can I find the same image? Is media playback better?
  4. Is there any working armbian image for Allwinner H3? I do have an MXQ Pro 4K 5G. Image for OrangePi PC works but only booted once. Beelink X2 armbian image (archive) also works but only reads 1GB of RAM instead of 2GB. My board has 4 512MB RAM modules. The title lists AW, but could not find any image or instructions specifically for Allwinner devices. I tried flashing the image to the SD card, but my TV Box just plainly refuses to boot from it. Probably unrelated, how do I configure the armbian image for Beelink X2 so that it properly displays 2GB of RAM instead? Links would be greatly appreciated. I'm still hoping though for a more recent armbian image compatible for my device..
  5. First of all, I should mention that the TV box we got was probably a clone one. Original MXQ Pro 4K 5G has an Amlogic chipset. We got an old Allwinner H3 which to my recent knowledge is very old now. This was our first TV box purchase and yeah, admittedly, we should have searched deeper before purchasing anything. Luckily, we got the box dirt cheap.. around $20 only. It runs Android 7.1.2 which is good for media playback, but hella laggy even for light multitasking or even light web browsing. We bought the TV box hoping my siblings could seamlessly use it for their remote learning. I heard Beelink X2 has an H3 and used to have official Armbian support, so I grabbed the image file with desktop environment from https://archive.armbian.com and tested it on our box and to my surprise, everything works near perfectly! Here are a few things I am hoping that would be fixed: 1. Incorrect RAM readings - Beelink X2 originally has 1/8gb configuration. My box in particular has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage. How can I safely configure the ROM to recognize my 2GB RAM? I have checked the board and it has 4 512gb RAM modules. I tried modifying the /boot/boot.cmd file (despite the bold warning not to edit it, stupid I know lol), then I end up breaking the boot sequence and had to reflash the image back to the sd card and start again. 2. Laggy video playback (YouTube on Firefox) - I do have some basic understanding as to why implementing support for GPU could be difficult, but did anyone here managed to get decent video playback? Would installing OpenGL drivers help video playback? https://forum.armbian.com/topic/1420-opengl-on-mali-gpu-bananapi-orangepi-pc-etc/ I tried this and was able to build stuff. I am stuck on step 3 though specifically "-configure your kernel to allocate memory for the GPU" I think that involves similar steps in configuring uboot which admittedly I am clueless. Can anybody point me to the right direction? 3. No WiFi - I don't really mind this much as the box will be stationed somewhere connected via ethernet cable. I am interested in fixing it though. Would I need to extract the WiFi drivers from the original Android ROM? How do I go about this? 4. No HDMI sound - Again, not that important. We could use a USB Sound Card. Is there a fix to this though? In my experience, browsing is much faster with Firefox than with Chromium. I am currently running version 81. To optimize the experience, I disabled smooth scrolling. Also, to force desktop mode, I added this at about:config -> (left) general.useragent.override, (right) Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:81.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/81.0 Our PK-635M webcam works out of the box, no additional setup needed. Firefox detects the microphone and the webcam. Calls and video calls via Facebook Messenger works. Google accounts could sign-in (unlike in Chromium). Google Meet and Zoom have yet to be tested though..
  6. I've been planning to try out Armbian on my MXQ Pro 4K 5G (2/16GB) which has Allwinner H3 and originally runs a rooted version of Android 7.1.2. My TV box had an issue recently and I had to flash the firmware for Sunvell R69 to it (no original firmware files found just yet), everything works except Wi-Fi and improper RAM and ROM readings (1/8GB). I've read that there was an official support for Beelink X2 before. Since I do have an Allwinner H3, I decided to give Armbian a try. I've searched for the firmware online, but all my youtube/google searches results leads to https://www.armbian.com/beelinkx2/ which appears to not host the file anymore. Clicking either Armbian Bionic or Stretch from leads to an 404 error. Can anyone send me a link for download? Only if I knew MXQ Pro 4K TV Boxes are somewhat terrible, I should have opted for something else at the first place. I should have done my research. I'm fairly new to the world of TV Boxes, so please bear with me. I am not new to tinkering devices though as I've rooted and reinstalled firmware on some of my devices before. So feel free to be technical if necessary.
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