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  1. @paradigman Sorry to take a few days to reply - was buried in another project and had put the rockchip boards away. For me, one issue was Bluetooth, so not sure it is the same issue you see. Bluetooth appears to be a BCM43342. And even though the BCM43342.hcd file existed, Bluetooth couldn't find any devices in a scan. My fix was to symlink the default BCM.hdc to this BCM43342.hcd file, a less-than-clean solution. But I wasn't able to find anything else that worked. I believe @awawa ran into the same issue. For WiFi, I don't recall an issue with any parts that ended in 30 or 34 (eg, sp6330, sp6334, FX8934, or HCY6334). Also the LG642 worked for me. Not sure how that relates to the part you have. Sorry if this isn't helpful! ;(
  2. I can't help answer this question directly as I haven't encountered this module before, nor the problem of one being discovered but not connecting. That said, there are many different part numbers for what is essentially the same module. As a general rule of thumb, look at the last two digits and compare to the Broadcom part numbers. In this case, it would likely be a brcm4334 as discovered. If it ends in 30, it would likely be a brcm4330. Of course, that doesn't explain why it doesn't connect. I'll defer to @jock or others that have more experience with these things...
  3. Yeah, I already though of some co-existance issues so previously tried turning WiFi off completely. That didn't help. And with WiFi on, it works just fine with the BCM.hcd symlink to BCM43342.hcd . I agree everything is there, but it seems it is looking for a different filename so doesn't find the working BCM43342.hcd file and only works via the fallback symlink I added. Since it can't find what it is looking for, seems it can't be any other existing file. So how to guess the right name to symlink? For now, the fallback works for me, but I agree, not a very universal solution.
  4. @jock, Thanks for the tip. Now I understand how this is supposed to work. I was able to get it working, but only using a symbolic link from BCM.hcd to BCM43342.hcd. It looked like the filename would be BCM43342A1 (see dmesg below), but no such luck with that link. In reading the previous posts, it seems @awawahad the same issue, but I may be reading it wrong. So I am not sure how to cleanly fix this. At least we know BCM43342.hcd works. Happy to test anything you'd recommend. But thank you for helping me get it at least working! test
  5. Board photo and dmesg attached. Note this model is called "H96 max v11" which I gather is due to it shipping with Android 11. It doesn't matter which LED overlay is selected, with either, bluetooth is detected but can't find any devices. RK3318-config identifies WiFi as "BCM334/AmPak AP6334". The markings on the chip itself, however, don't seem helpful. Note the marking on the board is "KX 1943...". dmesg_h96_max_v11
  6. I have flashed an X88 Pro 10 box and run rk3318-config. Wifi is identified as BCM4334 correctly and works. Bluetooth is found but using XFCE 'devices' option, finds none. I tried a second model (H96 Max) and it behaves the same. If I plug in a TP Link bluetooth adapter, devices are found and work fine. Anyone else running into this?
  7. For the T95 Max, blue is 356, Red is 359, active low. T95 mini is reversed. Easy way to control is sysfs.
  8. Yes, use @awawa's image.
  9. Those errors also happen on my builds right at the end of the process. I haven't looked into them but they do not seem to cause any issues.
  10. The doc I posted a few days ago in this thread on building from mainline includes a patch to fix eMMC and everything is fully documented there. I use it and it works well. I find these boxes are far more responsive when running from eMMC vs SD. Plus, it frees up the SD slot for use as a removable storage device. Or, if you install something like Balana Etcher, it can even flash it's own images from a URL. We provide our products pre-flashed to eMMC so they are ready to plug in and use. With the patch, you can boot from SD and flash eMMC using armbian-config in the usual way (basically, take the first option all the way through the menus and it will start).
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  12. @awawa Great news you are switching to mainline. It will be fantastic to have someone maintain a Tanix H6 build again! THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL YOUR WORK ON THIS! On a somewhat related topic, I am working with a manufacturer in China to (hopefully) sell the Tanix-compatible T95 Mini under a new name to avoid confusion, with EMMC, preflashed with Armbian so ready-to-use out of the box. If anyone is interested in such a product, please let me know. @awawa's repo works flawlessly. For anyone considering a Tanix-compatible box, I highly recommend the T95 Mini (with EMMC - often these get shipped with NAND unless you check and they understand what you are even asking ). The reason why we like the T95 Mini is it seems to run cooler than any other compatible model. It is also really small and inexpensive. Thanks again @awawa!
  13. In case anyone is interested in building from mainline Armbian, here is a doc describing the steps I used. The goal with this was to change as little as possible and document all changes so they could be reproduced. Hopefully nothing missing/wrong, but I'll recheck everything tomorrow. Tanix TX6 with Armbian.odt
  14. Unfortunately, you have NAND not EMMC flash so can't flash the OS to the board. EMMC would have a chip mounted in the empty socket above the flash you have (lower right corner of the board). That is the biggest problem when buying these things is you don't know what they populate and it can vary from order to order unless you specify (and they understand what you are asking). I have a couple sources that have been reliable. I am not sure where you are, but in the US on Amazon, this source "EasyTone" seems to always use EMMC (and they confirmed this as well). https://www.amazon.com/Android-Quad-Core-Decoding-T95MINI-Internet/dp/B07XCPRSXR. On Alibaba, use "Shenzhen Reeshine" (ask for Richard Cheng). He is very helpful and honest and understands what you mean if you say "must use EMMC not NAND".
  15. For the nand-sata-install issue, please provide more details. What options are presented and what did you choose? Maybe share some screenshots? You'll likely get more help if you provide more detail. You might have one that has NAND not EMMC, in which case you won't be able to install to flash. You can open it and upload a photo of the board. For the AV output, I don't believe this is supported (?) I have noticed that HDMI sound works on some sites (eg, youtube videos), but not others. But I really know nothing about audio so won't be able to help with this. As noted in several places, these boxes are best used as small servers. I don't usually run a GUI at all. And WiFi also doesn't work, but WiFi dongles do (I use a $7 TP-Link dongle when I need it, which works well.)
  16. I made no changes from the images linked to on this topic on any of the devices I mentioned.
  17. All the devices I listed run well with the same image - no changes are required. But as noted, the T95 Mini runs coolest as it is well vented on sides and bottom plus reasons given previously. There is no way externally to tell if it has EMMC - you have to 1) confirm with supplier or 2) try to install the EMMC and see if the option comes up and works or 3) look at the PCB. Some models support both on the PCB.
  18. That is one reason I like the T95 Mini. The CPU is on the top of the PCB and the heat sink makes contact with the top of the housing via a thermal pad. Plastic isn't the best radiator, but it is slightly improved by the texture on the top of the case which increases surface area. So no need to modify anything, it stays pretty cool out-of-the-box. It ran far cooler than any of the other models I tested. I have purchased over 50 of these so far, and no failures. Having said that, I'd love to try the Station M1 you are working with. But, it seems the quantity they have in stock is generally low and pricing is 3x higher. Have reached out for a volume quote, but got no reply. Might be due to the general chip shortage in the industry right now... :-( But if you know how to reach them, feel free to message me directly as the T95 is late in its life (for a TV Box) and I am not sure how long it will be available.
  19. There is a T95 H6 version that works well.
  20. I have tested the TX6, T95 Mini, T95 Max, Q+. All these work well as a small server (w/o WiFi). Of these, I like the T95 Mini the best due to small size and good thermal w/o any modification. Copy to EMMC works.
  21. I can also report that the "Q+" model works as well ("works" as always means w/o WiFi, Bluetooth). This is another model worth considering, although in my experience it runs hotter. All these boxes are best used as a small server as @SteeMan suggests. But for that purpose and for the reasons he states (price, EMMC flash, case), they are excellent. I have tried several AMLogic (before they were dropped) and RockChip models in the past, but was never able to get them to work, at least not easily. So, if you are looking for a small server box that just "works", I would highly recommend that you save yourself considerable grief and get/use one of these H6 models (before buying, confirm that they use EMMC and not NAND! - I had one batch I bought on Amazon that was NAND - all the ones on Alibaba have been EMMC). The models I have tested are the TX6, T95 Mini (and Max), and Q+. They are completely interchangeable and use the same images that @Balbes150 posts here.
  22. I am pleased to report the 20210303 images (I tested Focal) work great (copying to EMMC using standard Armbian method) on the T95 Mini box. FYI, this is my favorite TV box as it is small, has a nice enclosure and good thermal properties (CPU usually around 50-55 degrees). And it is available < $20 (USD) on Alibaba in small quantities.
  23. To be specific as to which image: https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/aw-h6-tv/Armbian_21.05.0-trunk_Aw-h6-tv_focal_current_5.10.19.img.xz
  24. The armbian-config install (nand-sata-install) script gives 2 options. The first is "Boot from EMMC - system on EMMC". This appears to work in that it it completes and says "finished", however, device won't boot (booting from SD still works). The second option is to install/update the bootloader, but that says it will "update the bootloader on" with no target. It also confirms it is "done", but the device won't boot. Not sure if these issues are related. The log doesn't tell me much: Mon 01 Mar 2021 01:26:16 PM PST: Start nand-sata-install. Old UUID: UUID=b5ef653e-8285-4293-bd25-9a893ab02f55 SD UUID: UUID=d5f8ad1d-bd89-46d5-b0fe-2972ac883f5b UUID=b5ef653e-8285-4293-bd25-9a893ab02f55 SATA UUID: UUID=d5f8ad1d-bd89-46d5-b0fe-2972ac883f5b eMMC UUID: UUID=d5f8ad1d-bd89-46d5-b0fe-2972ac883f5b ext4 Boot: $1 /dev/mmcblk0p1 ext4 Root: $2 /dev/mmcblk0p1 Usage: 1275 Dest: 13765 /etc/fstab: UUID=b5ef653e-8285-4293-bd25-9a893ab02f55 / ext4 defaults,noatime,commit=600,errors=remount-ro 0 1 tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,nosuid 0 0 /etc/mtab: /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/nand-sata-install.tmTGuY/bootfs ext4 rw,relatime 0 0 /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/nand-sata-install.tmTGuY/rootfs ext4 rw,relatime 0 0 /dev/mmcblk1p1 / ext4 rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro,commit=600 0 0 /dev/mmcblk1p1 /var/log.hdd ext4 rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro,commit=600 0 0 /dev/zram1 /var/log ext4 rw,relatime,discard 0 0 Files currently open for writing: dhclient 575 root 7w REG 179,1 883 720 /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient.eth0.leases Trying to stop running services to minimize open files: Stopping cron.service Checking again for open files: Copying 43067 files to /dev/mmcblk0p1. Finishing full install to eMMC. Checking again for open files: Mon 01 Mar 2021 01:28:01 PM PST: Finished
  25. Thanks - we use your H6 images extensively. I don't see the script to install to EMMC. Has it moved and if it has been removed, is there any way to recover this capability? Happy to cover your time if that will help. Thank you!
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