talraash

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    talraash reacted to arox in Running H3 boards with minimal consumption   
    "Different people, different needs!"
     
    Well, my first Unix workstation was a microVax (Digital Equipment). One tiny mips and it ran X11 !
     
    My new H3 BPI boasts :
    SMP: Total of 4 processors activated (19200.00 BogoMIPS)
    LOL
     
    I should say my new BPI M2+ is not the best card I ever saw, but eMMC is very valuable. It replaces now a RPI-B as firewall/gateway with 10 times cpu power and IO bandwith but with half the consumption (2 Ethernet - GbE + USB, wifi, Bluetooth, no display = 2,5 W - PSU has 75% efficiency). The (2nd level) http proxy cache can now run on the gateway thanks to eMMC).
     
    I will test DRAM lower frequency after reinstalling the mail gateways.
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in X96 MAX (S905X2) with Armbian-ubuntu   
    I have several options for S905X2. Video in MPV up to 1080p works with SW normally. There are small artifacts in the browser at 1080p. Is no support for audio via HDMI (expected within the next month), you need to use a USB sound card. And no support built-in WiFi and BT (need to use USB). If you take, the version with 4 GB of RAM and 1000 LAN port (and I recommend proven models for which there will be support). If there is no hurry, you can wait until the fall, then go new RK, it is more interesting models.
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Now checked on Odroid C2 an image 5.76 with MALI and a media script, by a technique with replacement of u-boot, as for K2. 
    Everything works fine. After installing the script, the standard browser began to play video 1080 full screen without brakes. MPV is just as easy to handle any full-screen video. Bonus has an in-house sound via HDMI. There is one caveat when configuring - it is necessary to specify the correct DTB option in the file for Odroid C2  "/extlinux/extlinux conf".
     
    For those who don't know. The browser has a special additional link for a quick test of full-screen video.
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Good news.
    Build the first version of Armbian for TV box x96 max (S905X2).
    While not working, sound via HDMI, WiFi. Test images on the site in the catalog S905X2.
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    use commit
    https://github.com/150balbes/Build-Armbian/commit/2ec509ae341cdd8508a2ca245ee861dafa276f54
     
     
    to all
    New image 5.77
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    New image 5.76  kernel 5.0 .
     
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    talraash reacted to JMCC in S905(x) ALPHA media capabilities testing script   
    Well, no fancy introduction here, because this doesn't pretend to be a script for the general use, only for testers who want to try the current *very early* status of the media capabilities in the Armbian meson mainline kernel.
     
    Warning: It will replace your current kernel with a pre-compiled nightly 4.19.20.
     
    Instructions:
    Download, untar and run. If you need further instructions, then you are not ready for this script (again, it is very unpolished, not for general use).
     
    Download link: https://mega.nz/#!YvYUhayC!CI1fl52V4tV0G4oqUib4W-NlMpVSpLDp8kmo74g-V08
     
    Things that you can try with this script, on a X session:
     
    Use a 1080p@30fps h264 video, and play it with "mpv -hwdec <filename>". You'll see in the logs that it is decoding through v4l-m2mcopy Install and run glmark2-es2 Use Chromium WebGL Play a 1080p@30fps video in YouTube in full-screen smoothly. I'm pretty sure it is not really using HW decoding as it claims (there is no  initialization message in dmesg), but it's smooth for sure.  
    Gstreamer is tested not to work, in some other forum I was told that Bionic version is not enough and I need to compile a newer one.
     
    Performance is not in any way good, but it is a starting point. Anyway, the first TO-DO is getting the mali module integrated into the kernel, so there is no need to compile it separately.
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    New image 5.75
     
     
    How to get HW for s905x
     
    https://forum.khadas.com/t/armbian-kodi-ubuntu-debian-for-sd-usb-emmc/825/299?u=balbes150
     
     
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    When running the tests, I disabled the soft scaling and used only one parameter passed to MPV (vo=x11). I tried to set options hardware and software decoders, the result is the same. Used the last version of FFMPEG and MPV were collected using support v4l2m2m. Likely to need any additional options which need to point to the new FFMPEG to use hardware transform, but I don't understand it. If anyone wants to try to find the right options on the site in the directory 5.74\S905 are the image and new packages (which are built with support for v4l2m2m).
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Admin wrote and gave a link to your message. If there are problems, write me in PM here.
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    New version 5.73.
    1. A separate section for images with the s905 LIMA driver has been added to the catalog.  Notice is images in which there is only the kernel driver LIMA, HW support for DE until they do not. For HW you need to collect a special version of MESA-LIMA. I tried to build it, but I have a bug at the end of the build. May be there is a wish to collect the desired version of MESA-LIMA and help the process of the emergence HW to s905 ? 
     
    2. In the usual directory S905  Assembly for without driver LIMA.
     
    3. I built an FFMPEG package with support for decoding using HW. To check, you can download the package and install it in the system with the command "dpkg". When checking the work I was able to run FFMPEG command decode test video.
     
    HW
    ffmpeg -c:v h264_v4l2m2m -i Test.mkv -f null /dev/null
     
    not HW
    ffmpeg -c:v h264 -i Test.mkv -f null /dev/null
     
    When you start to S905 , when using the decoder with HW h264 decoding speed is equal to 11.9 , without using HW decoding speed is equal to 4.3. When tested on S912-with HW speed 12 , without HW speed 7.9.
     
    I tried running the video using ffplay.
     
    HW
    ffplay -vcodec h264_v4l2m2m Test.mkv
     
    not HW
    ffplay -vcodec h264 Test.mkv
     
    It shows the test video, the sound is correct, but the video is played in the braked mode (as if the deceleration is enabled). Maybe there's something I'm doing wrong when building or testing. I would appreciate it if someone could find a reason why the video is stalled.
     
    https://yadi.sk/d/9igaopSIabKsjw
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    talraash got a reaction from BuiHuy in ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)   
    @BuiHuy disable gpu acceleration in chrome settings. an 480p in browser max(in some case 720p)
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    can continue in native language
    http://forum.puppyrus.org/index.php?topic=19828.30
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    talraash got a reaction from balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    my failed attempts with ffplay...
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    talraash got a reaction from balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    It's incorrect question. You can't convert DT. You must rewrite it, read what is it, and how hw describe in device tree.
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Version 5.67 20181117.
    Added support for ISCSI and deb packages kernel, header etc.
     
    The version of the image with Xenial - will be assembled only on request.
     
    p.s. When checking, it turned out that WiFi works on Khadas VIM2 Basic (with AP6356S chip). Khadas VIM1 (s905x) works WiFi and BT.
     
     
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    It will be in the next version.
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    The new version 20181116. Added support for ZRAM , iscsi.
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    talraash got a reaction from zogu in ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)   
    try icewm or, simple use openbox, and if you need panel some tiny panel... For me all old image(3.14) with openbox, removed pulseaudio and mali(less thant 100mb ram usage after start) - stable and have greate perfomance in all "desktop" scenarios. In you case, with 1gb i strongly recomend use armhf browser instead of arm64 if you need havy browser like chromium or firefox. And very important - disable all kind of hw acceleration in browser setting...
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Ver 5.64 (20181019)
     
    For those who want to work on HW support on their own, there are two components on the site.
    https://github.com/superna9999/meson_gx_mali_450
     
    1. Module "mali.ko"
    2. Archive with libMali.
    The working version of xf86-video-armsoc is missing. I have a package (for Xenial) that gathered Numbqq (dev with Khadas), but the system does not accelerate and it needs to be corrected.
    https://github.com/numbqq/xf86-video-armsoc_s905x/tree/master/xenial/arm64
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    talraash got a reaction from zogu in ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)   
    hardkernel take blob's from mali compiled for specific kernel. For "videos from browser" it's not mali gpu part. 
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    talraash got a reaction from zogu in ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)   
    It's bad idea use swap on microsd, bad for sd card) youtube now work with standart armbian image, it use psd and store cache and profile in tmpfs... If you disable in chromium settings all kind hw acceleration it can smoooth play 720p in youtube with software decoding... 
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    talraash got a reaction from balbes150 in The list of models that are running Armbian (Amlogic, Rockchip etc)   
    Nexbox a95x(soc amlogic s905 ram 1 storage 8)
    All image with kernel 3.14 work with generic gxbb_p200.dtb(old u-boot). Don't have now this box, so don't have opportunity check mainline.  It have some exotic wi-fi module without open sources drivers, so no wi-fi.
     
    Sunvell T95X(soc amlogic s905x ram 2 storage 8).
    All image with kernel 3.14 and mainline. With stock firmware don't need manipulate with .dtb files(3.14 kernel), for mainline need generic p212 dtb. Wi-fi  sci9082c, didn't test.
     
     
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    talraash reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    Image update 5.55 (20180819).