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  1. The tool envolved from here: forum.armbian.com/topic/3837-psa-orange-pi-zero-expansion-board-tv-out-not-working-solution/
  2. Polluting a Linux Distro Release with foreign packages is always a very very bad idea. It may lead to unforeseen library upgrades which may break library ABIs and also may completely mess up your installation. This is one of the reasons why Debian freezes package versions on a per release basis. The Debian model is extremely conservative, but it works. My servers are up and running since Wheezy and upgrades worked flawlessly. BTW: this package sideloading done by the armbian repos got me in trouble two or three times (quite some time ago). By the time this really pissed me off, so I switched hardware and moved to a proper distro. Nevertheless, if you really want to pull a package from a foreign release here is how to do the safest way: Set default release by creating following file: $ nano /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10defaultRelease Add this line and save: APT::Default-Release "stretch"; Now add repo to pull the package from by editing: $ nano /etc/apt/sources.list Add following line and save: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free Now update package list and install: $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install proftpd-basic -t buster PS: I have no clue about the current state, just stumbled across this thread and totally get the point of some others in here.
  3. Try to use following tool: https://projects.nwrk.biz/projects/allwinner-tvout
  4. Sorry, school kept me pretty busy.... actually i never created a releasable image, i configured everything on the fly on my tablet. I have not done anything since then, but most configs and packages were based on this project: https://projects.nwrk.biz/projects/littldeb
  5. Hint on how to maybe fix overscanning: set a smaller resolution by kernel parameter (example): video=Composite-1:720x480 Move the picture using this tool: https://projects.nwrk.biz/projects/allwinner-tvout This is a similar approach like I did on legacy kernel (read here)
  6. The rc.local script is a simple bash script which is executed after boot. Just open it with an editor and paste the tvout command that fixed your resulution in there. Should work somehow like this: First copy tvout to /usr/local/bin, so it is in your PATH: $ sudo cp /path/to/tvout /usr/local/bin Now edit rc.local: $ sudo nano /etc/rc.local Should look something like this: #! /bin/bash tvout -m -x55 -y10 For RetrOrangePi related problems you should contact their froum/devs. They seem to have my tvout program included in their image and labeled overscanning issues fixed within their release notes, so I guess they know how to handle it.
  7. For the first revisions not really I guess. The high temperature problem is much worse with the newer revisions of the board.
  8. I guess he ment the tool pointed out by @RagnerBG: Yes this tool should be compatible with any kernel version, because it is directly mapping and manipulating hardware registers responsible for the composite video output. This is more a hack, but it works.
  9. If you want to create a "web kiosk" you can try to use matchbox as window manager.
  10. Little Update: I replaced the kernel driver with the one from https://github.com/dz0ny/rt8192cu (->the one installed by the buid script) and found out, that this seems to be the faulty one! (Installed to /lib/modules/$VER-$LINUXFAMILY/kernel/net/wireless/ by default with the help of extras/rtl8192cu.sh, loaded at boot)! The stock driver from the linux-sunxi kernel (drivers/net/wireless/rtl8192cu) works without problems (Installed to /lib/modules/$VER-$LINUXFAMILY/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ by default, not loaded at boot). I should mention that I do have a internal wireless module.
  11. I guess the keyboard on the pocket pc is too small for serious work. Yeah I got myself this in combination with the tablet mentined above and I am quite happy
  12. There are many much cheaper atom (most of them are x5) based tablets out there with quite acceptable hardware specs. No need to buy this overpriced pocket pc. For instance: Chuwi Hi 8 pro
  13. Please post the output of following command: sudo ls /dev/
  14. Oh I see. Just found the pre-install script. Thanks for your help!
  15. I started a custom desktop build with a smaller set of packages so I do not have to scroll through the whole history. Here is the error: Preparing to unpack .../libmali-sunxi-r3p0_1.0-1~armbian5.31+1_armhf.deb ... Mali binary driver can be used only on sunxi hardware dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libmali-sunxi-r3p0_1.0-1~armbian5.31+1_armhf.deb (--unpack): subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1 Seems like the package checks the hardware during install... Workaround could be to fetch the deb and manually unpack it with dpkg -x, I am not happy with that approach though.
  16. The process fails with following error: Processing triggers for systemd (229-4ubuntu19) ... Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-19) ... Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libmali-sunxi-r3p0_1.0-1~armbian5.31+1_armhf.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
  17. No I did not modify /etc/armbian-release. I work within an ubuntu chroot, but I don't think this causes the error. I just started a build and report the back the details when it fails.
  18. Well this explains why parole stopped working with glshim. Thank you for pointing this out.
  19. Ok I'll try to do that. But I am not sure if the default driver is faulty or if the problem is related to my hardware. I tried it by simply adding the packages to userpatches/lib.config, and it seemed to work (except for the libmali-sunxi-r3p0, but apt didn't really tell me why. I will look into that and try your suggestion with the customize-image.sh script). There is one thing I recognized with the libglshim package. It installs the libraries to an 'lgshim' subdirectory but I think they should be installed to an 'mesa' subdirectory. I needed an symlink to get OpenGL based applications to work. But I am really impressed about the glshim performance .
  20. Here is the error (and solution :D): You need to change your folder permissions to something between 755 and 775.
  21. Here you go (clonable git url): https://code.nwrk.biz/armbian-giri.git I tested everything I could test with an orangepizero and with the CSC topwise tablet. Some background information: I am trying to make a custom image for my tablet with different packages (matchbox environment for touch mode, pseudo desktop environment using lwm, idesk and some other packages for desktop mode), this is why I need an custom skel folder for some preconfigured settings and scripts. By the way, xdm can start a customized session with the help of an .xsession script in the users home directory. Oh and I recognized, there are two kernel modules for the 8192cu wireless adapter. By default the image loaded the wrong one on my topwise board. (I thought I should mention this and don't expect any support here.) Is it somehow possible to install packages from the apt.armbian.com repository with the build scripts? (I want to avoid cross compiling :D, Needed packages: libmali-sunxi-r3p0, libglshim) EDIT1: To fix this wireless module issue, "depmod -a" needs to be executed.
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