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  1. As a sanity check I downloaded an H3Droid image and configured it on the OPi + 2E. It works, it plays back 1080p content no problem. This means the hardware is capable of satisfying my requirements. I did a lsmod- and sunxi-cedrus is loaded- the version I compiled from source. This explains the marginal improvement. The question now on my mind is- is Armbian the right OS for my particular use case? Android is not ideal in terms of development, because from my point of view, the Android SDK and all that kind of development is just painfully bloated and OOP-heavy. I've
  2. Thanks Werner I actually compiled Cedrus from source and installed it that way between your reply and now. It seems the improvement in video is marginal, or I've done something else wrong. I will check my steps again and test it because I noticed after the fact the authors have a test utility which exercises the hardware CODEC. But for now I've spent a whole day on this, will check again tomorrow.
  3. Thanks, sorry about posting in the incorrect place. If the graphics driver is included, then that's good, how do I enable it because I've tried and it doesn't seem to make a difference. I played extensively with VLC to try and enable video acceleration.
  4. Hi I have used Armbian quite a bit now for various projects with great success and even debugged my own hard-to-solve issues. I am considering using an H3 based board (OrangePi + 2E) to replace the cheap junk media player I use. Incidentally Armbian will run on that device, but I am not sure what the video support is like- its a RockChip RK3xxx series SoC. Now, out of the box, Armbian (Buster, Focal, etc..) video playback stutters on Full HD (720p and up) content, particularly at full screen. I understand this is because I need to install a binary blob driver for the GPU? I've do
  5. Final feedback and solution The issue happened again, and at the same time I was seated at my desk: Setup: Macbook Pro /w Kensington Desktop Hub to provide DisplayPort and Ethernet HP Desktop PC with Windows 7 Polycom Desktop Phone HP LaserJet Pro Wifi Access point All the above are on the same network switch Event I disconnected the Kensington device from my Mac (USB-C) I noticed something was wrong when my phone reported no network (It makes a chime when this happens) My Windows 7 box was doing a download and then said the internet was disconnect
  6. I think I know what the problem is The Windows machine also runs NordVPN, which is used for accessing censored content outside of my country (certain necessary software updates are blocked by our government) Recently, NordVPN changed the underlying network transport driver, which has not only broken a few things on the machine itself, it seems that when NordVPN is allowed to run on the machine and the machine has access to the OrangePi, that's when things go horribly wrong. Other devices accessed in a similar way have also shown odd symptoms.. an Android media player locked up an
  7. Hi I have some feedback regarding this issue. I am using Armbian Focal (current version) and the issue persisted, until, I found out where it was coming from. I have been able to repeatedly generate the system crash at will, it takes a few hours but it can be guaranteed to happen. The cause is a particular Windows 7 host that has not been updated in years. It runs Windows 7 SP1 and the Windows Update was last run 3 years ago. Other Windows 7 machines have been updated and they have no effect on this board running Armbian Focal. So I guess there is so
  8. For the CPU speed I keep everything as standard as possible. I haven't done that no. To put it this way, this is stock Armbian with one item installed... RabbitMQ. We thought we had a problem with RabbitMQ and we found that Buster addressed it somehow, so that's unrelated.
  9. Greetings everyone. I have sucessfully used Armbian Bionic in a production environment. Its really great. I am now evaluating Armbian Buster and I am seeing a strange issue perhaps you can direct me where to look so I can do troubleshooting. With the board connected to our corporate network, it takes about 48 hours when the whole board (OrangePi+ 2E) will crash with the CPU burning up. The second time it happened I had htop running to try and diagnose the problem. Investigation revealed that rngd became unstable due to the nm-applet. This led me to re-running the known con
  10. Thank you There's the first mistake... /etc/modules is missing.. I didn't know it had to go in there. Will change that and then test again
  11. Hi I am having issues getting an external RTC (DS1307) to work properly on the OrangePi + 2E I am using the current version of ARMBIAN 5.6.5 (Stretch) The hardware side of things works perfectly. If I use i2cdetect -y 0, I see the I2C bus transaction on an oscilloscope and I also see the device as shown 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f 00: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 30: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 40: -- -- -- -- -- -
  12. Hello there I have had great success using Armbian as a base OS to run my commercial application. Finally free of Microsoft Windows CE However the time is now at hand when I need to clean things up before it goes out in the field. As far as possible I need to hide some stuff and one of the things I need to do is as follows: 1. Disable (or hide- I prefer this as it is needs to be re-enabled if we have problems) the text that scrolls during boot. 2. Change the black background with the Armbian logo in the middle. I preferably want to change this to our own logo and some custom tex
  13. Thanks for the info- I spoke to Steven at OrangePi and he explained to me how this works in much detail which also confirms that secure boot is a WIP. In the meantime, until it works (and when it does I will be eagerly ready to try it), we will enclose the device in a steel box, until at least Linux is booted and we can run our own security apps and daemons.
  14. Hi all I need to develop a customized application on the OrangePi that uses this Allwinner H3 chip. So everything about this is the standard Armbian, with one change- I need to add security code into the loader to secure the board Prior to this I have only ever developed superloop C code on processors such as these i.e. no OS present. In those cases we had the development tools from the vendor or a JTAG probe. What I need to do is I need to customize the loader code to do certain security tasks. My question is, where is this loader sitting? (presumably its i