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  1. Thanks Jock! While playing around with TVBoxes, how many of yours had a hardware failure? (under moderate abuse). What would it take to add official armbian support for one of those box? (we will do the work). As far as I understand, they have very few components inside: a SOC, RAM / ROM (sometime combined in a single chip), WiFi/BT and maybe LED display controller. If the TV box uses a SOC chip and a WiFi/BT chip already supported by armbian, am I right by saying that most of the work is to figure out the correct DTS? With the current chip shortage, SBC prices have doubled so we can't reach a $30 Amazon price... We don't really have a choice than going with a cheap TV box...
  2. Hi TV boxes hackers, We are thinking of re-purposing an existing Android TV box into a $30 personal cyber-security monitoring server for your home. Good or terrible idea? What caveats should we pay attention to? We will order directly from the manufacturer so we should be able to save some money (no need for a remote or an HDMI cable) and ensure they all use the same components. Giving the current chip shortage, it is though to reach a $30 price point without being creative... (we won't take any profit on the hardware) The project will be open source (no code yet). Current status: Armbian running on RK3318 - X88 Pro (thanks @jock !). The performance seems good enough and AI acceleration using the GPU doesn't seem too hard to add but we are still exploring other options.
  3. @jock 1,000 thanks! rk3318-config script and bluetooth are working now!
  4. @jock Thanks! I will try it as soon as you have a new kernel to test!
  5. @jock Thanks! rk3318-config is never detecting my WiFi card, it always ask to reconfigure and reboot again. I found the issue with rk3318-config! My wifi device dev path is /sys/bus/sdio/devices/mmc4:0001:1 instead of mmc1 or mmc3. After modifying the rk3318-config script, it now detects my WiFi card and configure Bluetooth! (maybe another lookup path should be added in rk3318-config?) However, same issue as before, I cannot power up Bluetooth: sudo hciconfig hci0 up Returns "Can't init device hci0: Operation not supported (95)" Any other directions I can explore? Relevant logs in dmesg: [ 9.315966] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: chip id 62 [ 9.316820] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: features 0x0f [ 9.318676] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM4330B1 [ 9.318722] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM4330B1 (002.001.003) build 0000 [ 9.321515] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM4330B1 'brcm/BCM4330B1.hcd' Patch [ 9.487098] EXT4-fs (zram1): mounted filesystem without journal. Opts: discard. Quota mode: none. [ 9.487270] ext4 filesystem being mounted at /var/log supports timestamps until 2038 (0x7fffffff) [ 9.543657] brcmfmac: F1 signature read @0x18000000=0x16044330 [ 9.566771] brcmfmac: brcmf_fw_alloc_request: using brcm/brcmfmac4330-sdio for chip BCM4330/4 [ 9.567115] brcmfmac mmc4:0001:1: Direct firmware load for brcm/brcmfmac4330-sdio.rockchip,rk3318-box.bin failed with error -2 [ 9.569469] usbcore: registered new interface driver brcmfmac [ 9.865889] brcmfmac: brcmf_fw_alloc_request: using brcm/brcmfmac4330-sdio for chip BCM4330/4 [ 9.866233] brcmfmac: brcmf_c_process_clm_blob: no clm_blob available (err=-2), device may have limited channels available [ 9.867427] brcmfmac: brcmf_c_preinit_dcmds: Firmware: BCM4330/4 wl0: Oct 25 2011 19:34:12 version In a previous install, I created a symlink to bypass the "failed with error -2" but that didn't help with Bluetooth. Additional information: Hardware: Android TV Box 10.0 4GB 32GB by "C Cosycost" available on Amazon for $40 Full dmseg in case I missing something: armbianEnv.txt Decompiled dtd from the original Android OS (the file was called rockchip,rk3328-box-liantong.dtb):
  6. @jock Your latest Debian Bullseye Minimal image doesn't include armbian-config. Which is great! It is tiny and super fast to flash on the box! But at the same time, it breaks the installation instructions and makes it more difficult for noobs like me who relies on WiFi connection. Simple instructions to install armbian-config: sudo iwconfig sudo iwlist [interface from previous command] scan | greo ESSID nmcli d wifi connect [your network name from previous command] password [your wifi password] sudo apt update sudo apt install armbian-config Somehow this failed with 404 for versioning issues, so I installed it manually: wget https://imola.armbian.com/apt/pool/main/a/armbian-config/armbian-config_21.11.0-trunk.85_all.deb sudo apt install ./armbian-config_21.11.0-trunk.85_all.deb Maybe this will be useful for someone (maybe the instructions for minimal images can indicate how to connect over WiFi manually / install armbian-config?) I still have no luck with bluetooth on this latest release. Any help would be appreciated! rk3318-config says "No Wifi chip detected" (maybe a clue?) but Wifi works anyway I enabled rk3318-box-wlan-ap6330 through armbian-config "sudo hciconfig -a" indicate that the interface "hci0" is down "sudo hciconfig hci0 up" returns "Operation not supported (95)" In dmesg, I see "Direct Firmware load for brcm/brcmfmac4330-sdio.rockchip,rk3318-box.bin failed with error -2". I previously was able to correct this (maybe?) by creating a symlink but that didn't fix the BT issue so not sure if I should mess up with that again. My box: x88Pro-B-RK3318-D4-V1.2 4G/32G, (the same as @Huafu and @lucky62) Wifi/BT chip: Sp6330 Any pointers in which direction I should dig to get Bluetooth working? I don't think my box is that uncommon... Except the command written above, I am on a brand new Armbian_22.02.0-trunk_Rk3318-box_bullseye_edge_5.15.16_minimal installation Thanks!
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