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  1. @rzu I believe it is possible to use MythTV files to boot Armbian or another distro. I tried various possibilities and combinations of merging with armbian and orange without success. I wanted to use a Brazilian expression for an amateur job, I'm afraid it will end up being offensive to you😄, let's say, a beginner's job, amateur, with little technical knowledge. maybe just changing the Mythtv uboot to work with armbian or orange. Or else you will have to change the uboot and system files the distro used to make the boot work on tx6s. I didn't delve further due to lack of knowledge. For someone to get their hands dirty and do it, just that they are very interested in using the tx6s or love a challenge. With what I know today, I would never have bought this model of tvbox for sure.
  2. @TeroDadaI stopped trying to run linux on the tv box, I was freaking out. 😄 I tried everything in my power, MacGyver style, to no avail. this tv box is the devil's thing 😂. I almost went crazy trying to run linux on it every day. mine is kept here, maybe some blessed soul can still make it work and share.
  3. @rzuYes it worked, as it is not the type of linux distribution I am looking for, I stopped here https://ibb.co/2hRxYgk I replaced the original dtb from tested images with that of mythtv. Unsuccessfully. I think I must have to change something inside some file for the system to recognize it. I still don't know how to open and edit the files @hexdump@rzuPlease, if you have any custom linux h616 image that is working, even if it is not 100% please send me a link so I can try it on my tv box.
  4. I found some dtbs, got it from MythTV. They're all here. https://mega.nz/folder/YZMDlJwJ#_zBP60J0Ga_PVvskp18JmQ
  5. I tested some more Armbian versions with 4.9x, it was the same way. I found a guy on the LibreElec forum, he commented that he had managed to run linux on his tx6s. Heitbaum, I'm trying to get in touch with him, he still hasn't replied. Including one of the links from my first post here which is from his Git. He shared some files for tx6s. Could you take a look, please, when you have time. Maybe one of them is dtb.or maybe it's some file I can use. https://gist.github.com/heitbaum/30676739ea278a4384ceb2f3486ce232 https://gist.github.com/heitbaum/e843c2d5dd11d9206cff8631baaed663 https://gist.github.com/heitbaum/d69f32e7622b4409adcf6fe6c04ec849 https://gist.github.com/heitbaum/c6b266a8e32dd14c8824ef7fcf067207 I will research about dtb files, how to create and edit, compare the Orange hardware with my tx6s, see what I need to change or add. I will try to learn how to do it. Now that I have a path to follow it becomes better. I'll just stop trying to figure out how to run linux on it. After the tvbox stops working or exhausts my possibilities.
  6. @rzu@SteeManHi, so I tested several images with 4.9.x kernel, in some I was able to boot, but in no case I was able to install. initial remarks: this model tx6s has 2 usb 2.0, 1 usb 3.0, 1 hdmi and 1 ethernet. the white streaks in the images, from the screen is a problem with my tv General notes, on all tested images that booted: It doesn't boot the boot loader the first time, I've made more than five attempts in every one I've tested. In all cases the hdmi, 1 usb 2.0 and 3.0 worked, recognizing the keyboard. images that were tested and boot loader initialized: images taken from the link https://armbian.hosthatch.com/archive/orangepizero2/archive/ shared by @rzu Armbian_21.08.1_Orangepizero2_bullseye_legacy_4.9.280.img.xz Armbian_21.08.1_Orangepizero2_buster_legacy_4.9.280.img Armbian_21.08.2_Orangepizero2_buster_legacy_4.9.255.img Armbian_21.08.2_Orangepizero2_focal_legacy_4.9.255.img images taken from the link https://armbian.chi.auroradev.org/dl/orangepizero2/archive/?sort=size&order=desc Armbian_22.02.2_Orangepizero2_bullseye_legacy_4.9.255.img Armbian_22.02.2_Orangepizero2_focal_legacy_4.9.255.img All behaved the same way. Got stuck on black screen without loading anything, for more than 10 minutes with no change. as you can see in the image below. Image: https://ibb.co/7bfBj2t I decided to test the images available on the orangepi website for the zero 2 model. And surprisingly I was also able to boot the boot loader, and it loaded some files but it gave an error in both Ubuntu and Debian versions. Ubuntu images taken from the link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ohxfoxWJ0sv8yEHbrXL1Bu2RkBhuCMup Orangepizero2_2.2.0_ubuntu_focal_desktop_linux4.9.170 Orangepizero2_2.2.0_ubuntu_bionic_desktop_linux4.9.170 Orangepizero2_2.2.0_ubuntu_focal_server_linux4.9.170 Image: https://ibb.co/3vZzrQt Debian images taken from the link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xk7b1jOMg-rftowFLExynLg0CyuQ7kCM Orangepizero2_2.2.0_debian_buster_desktop_linux4.9.170 Orangepizero2_2.2.0_debian_buster_server_linux4.9.170 I made a video to be readable, due to the problem with the TV image. Video: https://odysee.com/@uaitidoguis:d/Tanix_TX6S_Orangepizero2_2.2.0_debian_buster_desktop_linux4.9.170:f?r=H7r2LcNEzboXLJ9aLRuWBf15XxyGjZjp Well that's it, I hope this helps someone who is in the same situation. Unfortunately on mine it didn't work 100%, I'm already better than yesterday. I'll continue in the battle looking for an image that works, maybe I'll get lucky. If anyone knows any more links to images with kernel 4.9x, share it here. If I have any more progress, I'll come back to share.
  7. @rzuI'm still testing, for me it was a significant advance one of the images booted. I will test them all and come back with details in a few days. Thank you so much!
  8. Hello friend, I found this topic, I saw your comment, I don't remember if I found the ISO you mentioned and I tested it. Thank you so much for replying to my thread and posting the links. I will test these images you mentioned here. Let's see if it works on mine.
  9. OK. I think I understand. The problem is not the difference or similarity of the hardware, but the different kernel modified by each manufacturer, which makes development difficult. You have to customize for each type of tv box in specific. I will continue to follow the forum and wait. Thank you so much for replying my friend.
  10. Hi, Firstly sorry for the bad english(By Google Translator). I've been searching for a long time on how to use linux on my tv box, without success. I searched here on the forum in several topics, I didn't find anything related to the tx6s, the closest I came was the Orange-Pi Zero 2, which uses the same processor. In one of the topics, from 2020 if I'm not mistaken, a user warned that because it was the same processor or similar hardware, it wouldn't necessarily work. Even so I ventured out and tried in hopes of working, some versions of Armbian for OrangePi Z2 and other linux for ARM. With other ARM versions the tv box, booted normally on Android, with Armbian, it didn't even start and no led lit up. What made me believe that somehow with Armbian, the tv box recognized the SD card as bootable, but for some problem it can't boot. Maybe it's the u-boot used. if some of the versions I tried to install: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HsD11VGl-CSv98GgmWoVSlnFYEE1jMNM - Orange-Pi Zero2 IMG [Armbian_22.05.0-trunk_Orangepizero2_jammy_edge_5.17.5_minimal.img] - (No_Boot) - {Problema_com_o_U-boot?} https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wZulOr6_Sur_btcqqzBFTpjPmhPX0fZ1/view?usp=sharing - Orange-Pi Zero2 IMG [Armbian_22.05.0-trunk_Orangepizero2_focal_current_5.15.35.img] - (No_Boot) - {Problema_com_o_U-boot?} https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13pY93TozoF2omgKYnCiSZrONbBvBPxAh - Orange Pi Zero2 Linux5.13 IMG [] e [] https://armbian.hosthatch.com/archive/orangepizero2/archive/Armbian_21.08.1_Orangepizero2_hirsute_edge_5.13.12.img.xz - Orange Pi Zero2 IMG [Armbian_21.08.1_Orangepizero2_hirsute_edge_5.13.12.img] https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/armbian-dl/orangepizero2/archive/ Orange Pi Z2 IMG [FOCAL Armbian_22.02.1_Orangepizero2_focal_edge_5.16.11][Armbian_22.02.1_Orangepizero2_bullseye_legacy_4.9.255.img] TV BOX MODEL: https://linux-sunxi.org/Tanix_TX6s I also found this about u-boot, I don't know if it can be useful or how to use this information, I have no technical knowledge: https://gist.github.com/heitbaum - u-boot https://github.com/jernejsk/u-boot -u-boot https://github.com/jernejsk/u-boot/tree/h616-v2 - u-boot If anyone knows how to install this tv box, please show me the way to the stones. it could be the server version.
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