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  1. purplepumkin

    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    I'm having some reboot issues with the new builds, maybe 1 out of 5 times the box doesn't come back online. I have to remove the power plug for it to boot back into Armbian. I tried both 5.0.0 and 5.0.2 builds. No such issues exist on 4.20 builds on same boxes. On 5.x the screen stays black, no IP is fetched. I tried to solder on a serial interface but couldn't get it to work. Sorry to not be able to provide more info. Update: Connected one up to a screen and after a few reboots it "hangs" on shutdown, that's my guess because no logo is displayed after the signal is cut and where it would normally reboot. Really weird. Sometimes I can reboot a couple of times in a row without issue and then it hangs again. The shutdown sequence seemed complete and the signal to the screen was cut. Normally the led then changes quickly to indicate a reboot but it doesn't get that far. It's hanging or stalled right before where the system would send the signal to reboot. -- It might be simple hardware failure. Some of them have been running 24/7. I'll need a serial interface and/or better boards that last longer and have pins on them already Been thinking about some Orange Pi's as they're officially supported by Armbian.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    The only working dtb I have is from 3.x kernels yes. But I have no clue how to make that work for 4.x/5.x kernels or how to fix the non working p281 thats bundled with the new builds. I also don't know how to build 3.x kernels from source, by default the s905 build now builds a 5.x kernel. Not all modules I need are in 3.x kernels and also some wifi drivers don't build or work good for 3.x. They're usually for 4.x or newer kernels.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    Can someone please help me with a working dtb for a p281 a95 xr2 board? The generic p281 included with 4.x/5.x builds does not boot. There's a few revisions of the p281 board. I need p281 r2 (2g/16g).
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    Is this box about to die or are these innocent/fixable? Ah, the nand stuff is innocent debug according to this, don't know about rtc clock errors.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    Thats a great tip! Does anyone know how to enable multi boot on boxes that come with Android TV? There's no more backup/restore app to apply the script and it doesn't flash from recovery due to signature mismatch or something.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    I'm having trouble booting the latest image on my a95x p212 boards. The screen turns black and stays that way. No IP is being fetched as well. I think I need to sort out some serial interface on one of these boards to help troubleshoot better. Previous build boots fine. Tried a different usb stick and now it boots Just build it from source and that also works. Great job getting 5.x on these little boxes Balbes! Maybe the 5.x kernels are a bit wonky/picky with usb sticks, haven't run into this with 4.x builds. A few almost new sticks didn't wanna boot properly and some even gave read errors. Flashed to sd card and that goes flawless. So anyone running into read errors or weirdness booting, try flashing to sd card and boot from there.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    I tried updating some a95x r2 boxes running 5.44 to 5.76 but they won't boot. Surely a dtb issue. In 5.44 I used gxl_p281_2g_a95xr2.dtb but that dtb is no longer available in kernel 4/5 builds. I tried the one remaining p281 dtb but unfortunately that didn't work. Also tried all the other s905w ones but I can't get them to boot. Which dtb should I be using for 5.76? I've tried pretty much all dtb's that come with 4/5 kernel builds and none work on these boxes. Guess these p281 a95x r2 boards are stuck on 3.x kernel forever unless there's a way to convert the working 3.x dtb to newer kernel versions.. But I really have no clue. Wish there was better documentation out there for those less technically inclined. I'm no stranger to dtc but I have no idea how to make a dtb from an older build or extracted from Android work in newer kernels. Just re-compiling it isn't enough. hope someone can point me in the right direction. Would be such a waste of these boards if they can't run 4/5 kernels.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S805

    Nvm.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S805

    Nvm.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S805

    Nvm.