ArkhanLK

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  1. Well, no, not at all. Here is all steps on what happened: Bought the box with android 7.1 and it booted OK; Inserted SD card with multitool and ran "restore" instead of "install" with an Armbian version that I already had "perfected" on another exactly equal box; I have installed (thoruhg "install" menu option in multitool) this same version of Armbian on another number of this exact same box, multiple times, and nothing similar has ever happened! Tried to boot the box, nothing happened; Tried to boot the box with the multitool SD card in and got that error screen; Nothing could change the results of steps 3 and 4 so far. Steps 3 and 4 happened on multiple attempts. I was never able to get back to android or start multitool again. The box is, therefore, bricked. Could this have happened because of a faulty multitool install? Could multitool have damaged something to make it "bricked"? Or is it more likely that the box is somehow faulty? I believe on the latter but have not tried investigating. I never used the rkdevelopt tool, but I will try to use it later!
  2. I see, thanks! Well, yeah. But for that I'd need multitool to open, haha Currently, I either have no boot or boot into that "error like" screen I posted the images for. It doesn't go anywhere, no terminal, no multitool, no nothing. Just that and only that. That's why I am strongly inclined to believe something on the board (hardware) is faulty.
  3. Hey Jock! Thanks for answering so fast! Here is what happened: android was installed (I do not remember if I used it, but I believe I did at least tested...), anyways, the only different thing I did was to install armbian through multitool using "restore" instead of "install", could that have been the issue? Then, after that, the board does not boot at all. If I try to boot it pressing the reset button with the multitool sd card I get that screen. The sd card is 100% working as I have installed and backed up and restored multiple version on multiple boxes. I have not tried anything with the rkdev tool ever, but I could try something. Regardless, I can't even revert back to android since I can't get multiool working. That's why I believe it has to be a hardware failure... Also: can, somehow, an action from multitool (restore, backup, install...) break a box/emmc? It doesn't mess with clocks or voltages, does it? Like, I suppose a energy shortage midway process could be dangerous... But, assuming everything to be normal, can multitool actions themselves break/brick the box? As always, I appreciate your guys work and efforts, thank you so much!
  4. Hi! One of my boxes is no longer booting on android or armbian, and I'm unsure on how to proceed. If I force it to boot with the reset pressed, trying to open multitool, I get the following screen. Does it seem like it is "recoverable" or is it some hardware failure...?
  5. Hey, here I am again! This time around I'm trying to use "leocad", but I have this weird bug going on where I cannot see the bricks, nor the tile... Has anyone experienced something similar, maybe with another CAD program...? I will be asking this on their forum as well! On the other picture you can see my terminal info about the package and its dependencies! Thanks and best!
  6. Hello amazing people, I have a really nice version of the system running as I want it to: Armbian is a productivity suite and I can watch twitch on Kodi. I have been trying to play stuff, like emulators, and I am now having issues - which I am sure I wasn't having earlier on. While on Armbian Mednafen/Mednaffe will run some games well, some will suck. Like, even if GLRUN it will, at best, play 17fps. So, I thought: silly me, let's try the emulators through Kodi cuz Kodi twitch is smooth 1080p (while on Armbian I'm lucky if I have 360p), so the video stuff might be better in Kodi... And, well, shit. It seems like there was an update on Kodi and it is now way above 18.6 (default Kodi for mediaFramework) and it is just not possible to install things there anymore. It keeps asking for stuff, such as libretro and whatnot, which I can't install unless I upgrade, but I can't upgrade Kodi... Am I missing something here? Is there an option? Basically: I want to able to run some SNES/GBA games and that's all. Thanks o/
  7. Hey, man. Not sure if this could be what you're looking for, but I managed to play SNES and GBA on Ubuntu legacy with Mednaffe/Mednafen. It ran just fine and well. If you try and have issues, let us know o/
  8. Thanks @jock and @fabiobassa! Yeah, it is partially due to these limitations and also the limitations of how I am currently using Kodi that I am trying that dual boot alternative. You guys don't happen to know anything about it, do you? Even if it'd mean run android on eMMC and Linux from the sdcard, it'd still be very helpful! If things keep running as they are, I think I can turn this into a product soon enough - and then help with donations! ^^
  9. Hi everyone, I'm doing really well on the board I have! I am sure this is a really capable board! So far I have: . Played emulator games and some old/retro games such as quake 1, 2, and doom; . Web-browesed on Firefox to almost any website (netflix doesn't work, some issues with google meet as well); . Edited photos and pdf with gimp, libreoffice draw, kolourpaint... Flawlessly!; . Draw 2d cad with librecad and will be testing leocad soon!; . When videos work, like in YouTube or twitch, I can watch them decent at 480p, very decent at 360p; . Watched 1080p on kodi (at least on twitch), but the other services (Amazon, Netflix, Disney, YouTube...) I wasn't able to try yet. Overall, this makes for a REALLY good and cheap basic desktop. But just to be sure, let me ask something: is there any way to dual boot with android + armbian? That'd be possible with, I suppose, partitioning the emmc... I am aware that there is a way to install linux in Android and then ssh into it. But that's not the same thing I'm asking about! As always, thanks a lot for the help and support here. You guys are awesome. Much love <3
  10. HI @jock! I tried slick-greeter with icewm and that was super fast! Very nice, but not that user friendly. But, you know, consumed 120mb ram to have it up and running, so very decent choice for limited boards! Also, I figured out a solution for the kodi part on the media framework: hold on 3 packages only: xserver-xorg-video-armsoc, kodi, and kodi-bin. But the other packages don't need the hold. Tested on twitch, 1080p smooth! I am now going to test kodi and lxde... Should be faster and lighter than both xfce and lxqt! I will keep you all updated o/ Thanks for the incredible support!!!
  11. Oh, that's very cool to know! It will be very helpful if it works this way indeed ^^ One thing I noticed but haven't looked into yet: kodi is installing without the "install from repositories option", so I can't really use it... I will try to reinstall or something. But I have encountered this error on 2 or 3 other times when I freshly installed everything... Only once, so far, I managed to install Kodi and it actually worked well (at least on twitch I could watch normally at 720p).
  12. Hi @jock ! Thanks for all the help and ways to fix and/or bypass these issues! I took some time to replay back exactly as I was investigating it myself! And got to some findings similar to yours: the only thing I need to set as hold is the xserver-xorg-video-armsoc. The rest will update and upgrade just fine. Doing this, I am able to run some stuff. The gears are working on glxgears. I manage to play quake 1 and 2 (tho I had to add some params, LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/gl4es LIBGL_GL=15 LIBGL_FB=3 LIBGL_MIPMAP=3 LIBGL_FORCENPOT=1 LIBGL_FPS=1 LIBGL_POTFRAMEBUFFER=1 LIBGL_FORCE16BITS=1 quake2) I also had to change one thing on the install media framework: allow downgrades. Some of the stuff there I had newer versions and the install would just stop. So, in order to avoid it, I allowed downgrades and then upgraded them. Some of the entries on the enxynos were right or interesting, so I merged them on the armsoc config and so far so good. All went ok! And I am still happily using the minimal image you compiled for me + lubuntu. It is working quite well! I am now with 2 errors but I think they're unrelated to any of these events: 1. For the sake of it, I decided to take a look at armbianmonitor -v and got "It appears you may have corrupt packages.", pointing to "a symptom of filesystem corruption caused by SD cards or eMMC dying", which makes that first suggestion of yours to remain true, but also that it could be "burning the OS image to the installation media went wrong", which I don't think to be the case. It also says, " The following changes from packaged state files were detected: /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libgbm.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf" Is this an entirely new problem or may have something to do with video and whatnot? 2. There is something wrong, I think, with the rk322x-config. When I select rk3229, the wifi doesn't work. If I choose rk3228a/b, everything works. Well, after I remove the emmc from overlays, that is. So, is this a thing you've noticed before? Actually, this might not be true. I just reverted the config the wifi is not turning on again! This is what I get from dmesg | grep ssv Well, I ran a bunch of stuff from armbian-config and it is working again... Here is the last log: And my main question is: assuming I can make it all work nice and well... Can I "clone" this system and install on another box exactly equal to this one? Like, if I go to multitool and do a "backup" then try to install this on a different box, will it work? I suppose the only way would be to compile a image of my system, but using the multitool would be so much easier, haha. And hey, @Khoa Nguyen , maybe I'm mistaken and should not be giving advice as I'm very noob, but I think your overlays is still wrong. You have to remove the word "emmc" from it entirely. At least, for me, that's the only way it works...
  13. Thanks for tip, man! And well, I'm ok if the video is not great. I just want to make sure I tried all I could, you know? The option to have videos on Kodi while other things will work for the desktop is very ok, to me. BUT to have that working, I need the system to behave accordingly. I appreciate the help, @fabiobassa! Now, @jockI believe you have a point, but I am very certain of two things I am experiencing: First, the black screen IS lightdm related. And I can 100% rely on that based on some experiences: with other images where I tried lubuntu and icewm, this did not happen because there was no lightdm. Also, in this image, I have installed sddm after removing lightdm COMPLETELY (purge), it is working as intended! And second, the errors are in/with the armsoc install from media framework, because it changes some stuff with xorg, that makes it break. And this has nothing todo with lightdm because it was the first problem I had in first plance when first talked to you about it. I have gathered some explanation and logs, please find them attached. Maybe you can see something I can't on them - very likely since this is my first contact with linux =P Maybe you can take a look as well @fabiobassa? Any help or opinions are welcome! I have named them in reading order, 01 to 03. I know I'm taking a lot of your time and thank you very much for this. 01-xorgPotentialProblem 02-sddmErrorAfterMediaFramework.txt 03-xorgAfterMediaFramework
  14. Alright @jock, next time I'm installing it I will get it! It's not there right now =/ However, the problem might be something else entirely: I went to the website and download ubuntu legacy with xfce. Run rk322x, reboot. Run update/upgrade, and it breaks. I can still login through other tty, but the main one is just black. So, I searched about lightdm and it seems pretty fucked up randomly breaking. Also, the auto-login option sucks, and what I have will happen if I try to turn it off, too. I tried to solve it by installing the media framework, which installed, but the xorg.conf.d now has 4 or 5 files (I read there should be only 1). I also know for certain that the system will break if I try to open the greeter while in GUI. It just freezes completely. I tried reinstalling everything lightdm related, nothing makes it better. And, after installing the media framework, I get to the problem I had before: startx or startxfce4 errors out, so I do not have GUI anymore. I have that log here, and also the file that seems most complete for the driver config, which is exynos.conf (which I have also added some stuff trying to figure it out). Besides these 2, what else can I provide that could be helpful? As always, thank you! exynos.conf Xorg.0.log
  15. Thanks for the details, @jock! Still the same way, basically: So, followed your steps plus some apt update/upgrade along the way. Kodi errors out here, "unable to create GUI", and on the update/upgrade there are extra packages to be removed and also some other packages that need to be fixed. Armsoc is among them... I will try the image with xfce already, thanks!