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    manuti reacted to w1nner4fun in MXQ Pro+ (plus) 4k Android 7.1.2, boot problem, probably lightdm   
    Yay, I have just installed nodm via armbian-config and it takes "root" user straight to the desktop. Nice! Thank you for pointing me to the right direction!
    (I first tried the Armbian_5.37_S9xxx_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.29_mate_20171226.img.xz and it was behaving the same, so I reverted to Armbian_5.37_S9xxx_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.29_mate_20180203 image)
    So now it's working as it expected (without wifi though, only ethernet).
    I only need some tool to backup the Android 7.1.2 (TWRP didn't work) and then install to eMMC. Do you know any method for a full backup of Android on this box?
    (I've tried the method described here: but I get some error regarding the backup location-I still didn't figure out how to select SD card for backup)
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    manuti reacted to Igor in Armbian in Read Only Mode   
    Better than read only is overlay file system aka "virtual read only". If you use recent kernel:
    apt-get install overlayroot echo 'overlayroot="tmpfs"' >> /etc/overlayroot.conf reboot After reboot you can't make any permanent changes unless you use it within:
    overlayroot-chroot Overlay is done (with current settings) to RAM which is very fast but small. You can have overlay on any other device ...
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    manuti reacted to ashthespy in Rock Pi S, RK3308 CPU, is it supported by anything?   
    Managed to make some more progress - networking seems to work, plus ported across the audio codec so there is analogue out. Still need to get I2S working, am at my wits end there. 
    ____ ___ ____ _ __ ____ _ ____ | _ \ / _ \ / ___| |/ / | _ \(_) / ___| | |_) | | | | | | ' / | |_) | | \___ \ | _ <| |_| | |___| . \ | __/| | ___) | |_| \_\\___/ \____|_|\_\ |_| |_| |____/ Welcome to Armbian buster with Linux 5.5.0-rockchip64 System load: 1.14 0.39 0.14 Up time: 6 min Memory usage: 17 % of 471MB IP: Usage of /: 2% of 59G New to Armbian? Check the documentation first: You are using an Armbian preview build !!! This image is provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY and NO END USER SUPPORT!.  
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    manuti reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for OrangePi PC2, AllWinner H5   
    Funny situation. When I tested running different systems from USB media on H5 (Orangepi PC2), I tried an image with LibreELEC with 5.5 core for H6, and surprisingly KODI started normally and works with HW decoding similarly to H6.
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    manuti reacted to Fanplayer117 in [solved] Problem with a Plex and my external hdd   
    I succeeded, thank you for your advice.

    I simply format in ext4 and miracle my 2 hard drives are detected and displayed on plex with a Chown command. I did not really understand why I was forced to format my 2nd hard drive but everything works!

    Thanks again =)
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    manuti reacted to piter75 in Rock Pi S, RK3308 CPU, is it supported by anything?   
    Eventually I would like to end up with a tag from linux stable repo (even if it is -rcX) and a series of patches but it is more flexible to start with a custom repo now.
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    manuti reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S905X3   
    You can "thank" AML for this.

    They broke the u-boot. They put a bunch of crap in it that works exclusively with their old and crappy 4.9 core. For the color to work correctly with the 5.4 kernel, you either need the old u-boot-2015 (from the firmware, before AML broke it) or use u-boot-2019 (removing u-boot-2015 completely).
    Offtopic. The behavior of AML lately has been increasingly frustrating for me. They do not pay any attention to the development of support for their chips in the main core (this work is done by third-party developers). Instead of helping, their new patches create a bunch of problems for the main kernel. I am waiting for the release of new Rockchip chips (or other platform options other than AML), and I hope to completely switch to using them for my development (minimizing support for AML, limiting myself to the chip models I already have).
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    manuti reacted to Igor in Armbian 20.02 (Chiru) Release Thread   
    Thank you for informing us, will be noted. I am not sure we will be able to fix this in a time frame we have for a next release. In a mean time you can use a kernel 4.19.y images which should work without issues.
    Those drivers are mainly maintained upstream. or by 3rd party.
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    manuti reacted to piter75 in [RK3308] Rock Pi S 256   
    I never tested it with 256M as I only have 512M units.
    It should be fixed in this branch:
    If you can build the image yourself then try it - otherwise it should make it into Armbian 20.02 release.
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    manuti reacted to RudiO in [RK3308] Rock Pi S 256   
    Thanks Piter it works with the changes. I made a minimal image.

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    manuti reacted to piter75 in Rock Pi S, RK3308 CPU, is it supported by anything?   
    Well, the overlays actually work in this kernel 😜
    It's just that they need to be Armbian style and not Radxa's so overlays for waveshare LCDs need to be named "rockchip-*.dtb, placed in /boot/dtb/rockchip/overlays folder and referenced in /boot/armbianEnv.txt's overlays stanza.
    Dynamic overlays are not supported.
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    manuti reacted to lanefu in Help us test Armbian 20.02 RC1!   
    The first RC Images are out for Armbian 20.02.     We need your help testing Supported Boards for this release.   The download site is already configured for the RC1 images as the default download.  (We intend to improve this process in future releases, and provide separate download links.)
    Here's how to help:
    download and configure our testing tool (currently in alpha state) identify supported boards you have on our test tracking google sheet Run testing tool Perform any additional independent testing that you can Update test tracking google sheet with your results Please share major issues on our Armbian 20.02 (Chiru) Release Thread  
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    manuti reacted to piter75 in Rock Pi S, RK3308 CPU, is it supported by anything?   
    I did not test it with LCD but... looking at the last post in the discussion you linked one cannot expect it to display cli on LCD without programming it themselves as it is using SPI and not the DSI interface.
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    manuti reacted to jshc1 in Do you recommend ODROID-HC1 ?   
    I personally have HC1 for almost two years and no problems. Alternatively, you might think about HC2 if 3.5 inches will interest you in the future, especially if you need something above 5TB at normal prices it will be a better solution than 2.5.

    As for OS, install Armbian based on buster but with 4.14.y kernel because currently 5.x has big problems with HC, it doesn't boot at all. But 4.14 is not a problem because some time will be supported.
    As for samba, stretch has 4.5.16, buster has 4.9.5 If you need 4.11.3, you will need to install samba from bullseye / sid sources.

    Buy a decent PSU, don't save !!!
    I also recommend buying a branded A1 / A2 SD card.
    If you are thinking about using a USB port, it would be good to have a HUB with power. In general, imho Odroid has something of poor quality USB ports, quite loose and likes to have problems with pin contact, sometimes you need to bend the metal plates for better contact but these are random cases. My HC1 works well with the rf receiver and the USB sound card.

    After buying it is worth checking if the Firmware is new, if not update ...

    My armbian HC1 handles omv, pihole, kodi, xrdp and chromium. If you have fast hdd / ssd then getting 80-100MB/s should not be such a problem with SMB.

    You can also think of a uart-usb cable especially dedicated to odroid just in case.

    Generally it's ok and stable, I do uptime 20/30/50 days.
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    manuti reacted to amirul in Panfrost is live   
    The latest libgl1-mesa-dri upgrade brought with it panfrost to the desktop
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    manuti reacted to hexdump in beware of fake tv boxes ...   
    this is just a quick note that in my experience the amount of tv boxes with fake specs has grown quite a bit in the last months and that this is something to always have in mind when getting a box for a surprisingly cheap (i.e. quite a bit cheaper than usual or most of the other offerings) price - you might be lucky and it will be a bargain or you might hit one with fake specs. some examples i saw recently: a qplus 4g ram / 32g emmc ended up to be 2g ram and 16g nand, a h6 box sold as 4g ram / 32g emmc ended up as 2g ram / 16g emmc, a x96mini 2g ram / 16g emmc ended up at only 1g ram / 16g emmc, a r39 2g ram / 16g emmc with rockchip rk3229 ends up as 1g ram / 16g emmc and an allwinner h3 cpu and so on. the fake specs are not that easy to spot: in android they even fake the storage size shown in the storage settings and with a terminal installed even the "free" command tells you most of the time that the memory amount is proper. what usualy works for storage is "cat /proc/partitions" and watching for the device itself (for instance mmcblk0) - this also quickly shows you if its emmc (=mmcblk) or nand (=nand) and for memory "dmesg | grep -i mem" (do this immediately after booting android, otherwise the memory lines from the bootup might run out of the log buffer) - both of course called in a terminal app. booting one of balbes150's armbian images usually quickly shows you the real specs of the box too.
    good luck at not ending up with fake boxes and best wishes - hexdump
    p.s.: one thing to keep in mind is that allwinner h6 boxes always only can use 3g ram, even if they have 4g installed - this is a limitataion of the soc ...
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    manuti reacted to goa in Buster image for OPi 1+ works fine, with red light on   
    Thanks for providing the new Buster image (5.4.7) for Orange Pi One Plus. All the essential stuff works well, giving me new software possibilities.
    As a technical feedback, I'd just like to mention
    1) the red light keeps shining (instead of turning green, but Armbian runs very well, anyway)
    2) an attached monitor doesn't receive any signals (but I prefer SSH anyway)
    3) the console keyboard layout wouldn't accept any changes (but using SSH, that doesn't make any difference now).
    Everything else in armbian-config worked fine. Great tool!
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    manuti reacted to Nagy István in Rock Pi S, RK3308 CPU, is it supported by anything?   
    So the main Armbian page now lists Rock Pi S and has an unofficial image. Rock Pi S page
    I can't see any information about what works and what not. I'm thinking about purchasing this board. Can somebody tell me how well it's supported?
    I'm using Armbian on my Cubieboard 1 at the moment, and I'm really fond of it, so it's a nice pro if it's supported there.
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    manuti reacted to devman in Big sale on Odroid MC1   
    Probably, depending on your content type and target device.  I did some rudimentary testing with transcoding on the NanoPi M3, and it technically worked. 
    I had stability issues though, so I switched to a small/cheap x86 box that supported hardware transcoding.
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    manuti reacted to TonyMac32 in [HOWTO]: Emby Server with hardware transcoding in XU4/HC1/HC2 Armbian Stretch   
    I run a Plex server at the moment, on an XU4.  I'll have to try this out on my test board and might have to migrate if it as good as advertised.
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    manuti reacted to JMCC in [HOWTO]: Emby Server with hardware transcoding in XU4/HC1/HC2 Armbian Stretch   
    As a result of all the work that Armbian developers put into the upgrade to kernel 4.14 for the XU4 board family, now we can enjoy many new features. One of them is the access to the SoC video encoding capabilities.
    Emby Media Server can take advantage of the Exynos 5422 MFC video engine for transcoding. That means lower CPU usage, lower temperatures, and the possibility of encoding in real time higher resolutions or more simultaneous streams. In my tests, I've been able to transcode one HEVC 1080p and one 480p at the same time, or five 480p (though it will depend on the bitrate of the source material).
    However, the ffmpeg version shipped with official Emby is quite unstable when using this feature. For that reason, I compiled a better and more stable version from @memeka's repo. I've been using it for over a month without a single crash.
    So this is a step-by step guide on how to make everything work:
    0. [PREREQUISITE]: You must be running an Armbian Strech XU4 "Next" image, like the one you can download here.
    >> DOWNLOAD the emby and ffmpeg packages from this link << Install them (Note: this will install Emby Server version 3.5.3, which is the last at the writing of this tutorial. It has been tested to work with this version, and may or may not work with any other): $ tar xvf emby-server-stretch-xu4_1.0.tar.xz $ sudo dpkg -i ffmpeg/*.deb $ sudo dpkg -i emby-server/*.deb $ sudo apt -f install  
    Hold the ffmpeg packages, so they don't get upgraded:  
    $ sudo apt-mark hold ffmpeg-doc ffmpeg libavcodec-dev libavcodec-extra libavdevice-dev libavfilter-dev libavfilter-extra libavformat-dev libavresample-dev libavutil-dev libmysofa-dev libmysofa-utils libmysofa0 libpostproc-dev libswresample-dev libswscale-dev  
    Add the user "emby" to the video group, so it can have access to the transcoding engine: $ sudo usermod -aG video emby  
    Modify the emby executable, to use our custom ffmpeg (Note: you will need to repeat this step every time you update the emby deb package): $ sudo nano /opt/emby-server/bin/emby-server # Change the following line: ffmpeg $APP_DIR/bin/ffmpeg \ # to: ffmpeg /usr/bin/ffmpeg \  
    Restart the service:
    $ sudo service emby-server restart  
    Now, you can open the web browser, point to your Emby server (e.g. http://odroidxu4.local:8096), and configure it as described in the official tutorial (
    For last, you need to enable Hardware video transcoding in the web interface. The option is under the "Transcoding" submenu. Don't forget to click on "Save" when you are done:

    And that's it!
    As an additional tip, I recommend disabling UPnP in Emby, because it causes the program to crash frequently when enabled (this is just a general recommendation, it has nothing to do with hardware encoding).
    Enjoy! And please, share your experiences and comments here.
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    manuti reacted to JMCC in Exynos 5422 (Odroid XU4, HC1, HC2) Media Testing Script   
    The ffmpeg provided in the thread above should work, if you are using Debian Stretch. Please follow these steps:
    Install the ffmpeg packages, and hold them to avoid upgrades, as described in the thread above Make sure your user is part of the "video" group: sudo usermod -aG video <yourusername>  
    Then reboot, and try the following command line: ffmpeg -i <infile> -an -vcodec h264_v4l2m2m -b:v 2M -pix_fmt nv21 <outfile>.mp4  
    Post here the results. 
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    manuti reacted to monery in Exynos 5422 (Odroid XU4, HC1, HC2) Media Testing Script   
    I am the happy owner of the Odroid HC-1 running Armbian currently. Is there support on the Debian side of things regarding this devices ability to encode video using ffmpeg? Ive been trying to find instructions on how to compile the code myself
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    manuti reacted to JMCC in Exynos 5422 (Odroid XU4, HC1, HC2) Media Testing Script   
    The UN-official, UN-supported, UN-timely, UN-derrated...
    Yes, the script is somewhat untimely, because it comes when including kernel 4.14 in Armbian next images is getting troublesome. And underrated, because this old SoC seems to be losing the focus of attention in favor of some more modern powerful ones. But it is still a great SoC, and it is worth trying to get the best out of it.
    The script will provide the installation of all the libraries and system configurations necessary for GPU accelerated X desktop, Chromium WebGL,VPU decoding/encoding acceleration through MFC, and GLES 3.1 / OpenCL 1.1 support.
    It will also install two media players (MPV and Kodi stable) and FFmpeg, all of them using VPU acceleration.
    Two example programs using the OpenCL functionality: Examples form the Arm Compute Library, and a GPU crypto miner (an old version, but small and simple).
    Two additional small packages, that have no big interest from the developer prospective, but I find them interesting to play with: Support libraries for commercial web video streaming (tested with Netflix), and a simple Pulseaudio GTK equalizer using LADSPA.
    Since all the features require the 4.14 kernel to work, the script will also give the option to install an archived 4.14.43 Armbian kernel, in case some other version is detected in the system. Of course, the best option is to use armbian-config to perform a kernel upgrade, but we are providing the archived version just in case the 4.14 packages disappear temporarily from Armbian repos.
    Also, this script can be tailored for desktop or headless installation, by selecting the appropriate options in the main menu.
    Here is a more thorough documentation:
    >>> DOWNLOAD LINK <<<
    Download the file above
    Untar it: tar xvf media-exynos5422_1.0.tar.xz
    cd exynos5422
    This script is not officially supported by the Armbian project. It is just a community effort to help the development of the main build, by experimenting with a possible implementation of the media capabilities of this particular SoC. Therefore, questions about the script should not be laid out as support requests, but as commentaries or community peer-to-peer assistance. That being said, all commentaries/suggestions/corrections are very welcome. In the same way, I will do my best to help solve any difficulty that may arise regarding the script.  
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    manuti reacted to jshc1 in Big sale on Odroid MC1   
    In theory, yes, in practice there may be little power. Although I've heard that some use, the same gutters as XU4, HC1, HC2 so look for information about XU4/HC and plex.
    First you would have to take care of hardware support ...