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    manuti reacted to Werner in H2: Sunvell R69 Android TV Box (AliExpress)   
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    manuti reacted to sbeaugrand in Rock Pi S, RK3308 CPU, is it supported by anything?   
    Two good news :
    - Rockpi S is supported again
    - There is a bugfix to get gpio values via sysfs and libgpiod

    Kernel must be >= 5.19.17, or wait the next release of armbian rockpi s.

    I have two Rockpi S without SDNAND and one refuse to boot on SDcard.
    If you have the same problem :
    sed -i 's/^IDBLOADER_BLOB/#IDBLOADER_BLOB/' config/sources/families/rockpis.conf touch .ignore_changes sudo rm ./cache/sources/u-boot/v2022.04/idbloader.bin ./compile.sh ...  
    If you use armbian 22.11, spi2 is disabled, see :
    For the moment i don't use spi but this overlay :
    You can replace "disabled" by "okay", and :
    sudo /usr/sbin/armbian-add-overlay overlay-rockpi-s.dts && sudo reboot
    In this overlay, gpio-line-names is usefull with libgpiod (sysfs is deprecated
    to have the standard gpio pin between pin1 to pin24. I have equivalent overlays
    for Orange Pi Zero and Nanopi Neo and access pins with their physical pin number.
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    manuti reacted to balbes150 in X88 King S922X TV Box for Armbian   
    ... and you got it wrong.
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    manuti reacted to brentr in Rock Pi S, RK3308 CPU, is it supported by anything?   
    Good news!
    The updated operating points for the RK3308B-S do work.
    sysbench confirms a 10% speed improvement.
    But, more importantly, idle power consumption is almost halved!!!!
    [from 0.39W measured previously to about 0.20W when running the CPUs at 0.85V as opposed to 0.95V]
    I need to run this overnight to confirm.
    I'll look into the other B-S silicon device tree updates soon.
    Does anyone have ideas on how best to package this?
    I've read the docs here:
    but they refer to Allwinner for 64-bit arm and some of the example dirs seem to be missing.
    Are device tree overlays supported for Rockchip?
    Can anyone point to an example of their use?
    Do we end up with a magic rk3308bs.dtbo file that one moves into an overlay to optimize performance?
    Is there a better approach?
    Does the older (B) silicon even boot with these updated (BS) operating points?
    Attached is the latest version of the rk-3308-rock-pi-s.dtb optimized for the BS chips.
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    manuti reacted to Dirk_P_Broer in Most powerful SBC running Armbian for distributed computing ?   
    My strongest ARM-based BOINC crunchers are two Hardkernel Odroid-N2+ boards, one running Android 9 PIE, the other Armbian. While the Rockchip RK3399 has two ARM Cortex-A72's and four ARM Cortex-A53's, the Amlogic S922X of the Odroid-N2+ has four ARM Cortex-A73's (@2.4 GHz) and two ARM Cortex-A53's (@2.0 GHz). So more, faster, and better high-performance cores and less, but faster, efficiency cores. Both N2+ boards have a 80mm fan under the big standard heatsink and this helps to maintain a CPU temperature below 40 degrees centigrade. 

    Without fan they run quite a bit hotter. Fan screws double as stand-offs.
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    manuti reacted to Mino in Beelink x2 wifi problems   
    Hi, I would like to ask, if you could share it again. I want to reborn one old box, and your image will be very helpful. Thank you.
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    manuti reacted to Clonazepunk in Rockchip or Allwinner TV Box?   
    H6 is newer an has a way better GPU on it, and also a higher clock. Between them, H6 wins 
    And mine is a T95 Mini (TUREWELL). It didn't arrive yet. Soon I'll be able to give support to it 
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    manuti reacted to Ernest Kusa in H2: Sunvell R69 Android TV Box (AliExpress)   
    The image is quite popular so I compiled a new one for r69. I didn't have time to test it, so be careful This is standard minimal image


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    manuti reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for TV box rk3328   
    A test version of the image Armbian for TV boxes on the basis of RK3328. Tested on MVR9
    All basic functions work. For running. Download. Unpack. To record on the SD card. Connect the SD card to TV box, connect a keyboard and mouse. To turn the power on the TV box. The system should start within 2-3 minutes. You must perform the initial configuration of Armbian.

    The system of choosing the correct dtb has changed.
    Please note, now it should be done on a different principle (files do not need to be copied).
    To select the desired dtb, you need to change the line in the text file "/extlinux/extlinux.conf". In the line "FDT" you need to change the name of the file that the system will use at startup. The list of available files (names to specify in the configuration) can be found in the "dtb"directory. If you do not know exactly what file you need , you can enter all available names in turn and check the operation of the system. In accordance with this, the system installation script in eMMC has been changed. The steps to install the system on the eMMC remain the same.
    Added a utility to full backup and restore the entire eMMC "ddbr". Checked mode the backup MVR9. Now if you try to check the recovery mode.
    The order of installation in eMMC.
    1. Download, unzip and burn the image to SD card.
    2. Start Armbian on the TV box and perform the initial setup of the system.
    3. If the system works correctly and you are satisfied, run the utility "ddbr" and create a full backup of eMMC (this is a prerequisite).
    4. Rename the file "/boot/mvr9-uboot.img" in "/boot/uboot.img".
    5. Run as user "root" script "/boot/create-mbr-linux.sh"
    6. To run the script "/root/install.sh"
    Pay attention to the correct operation of the installation procedure need to comply strictly with the order of the steps.
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    manuti got a reaction from Werner in Inconsistent mount point on Banana Pi Pro over SATA   
    After mounting and unmounting several times both external units it seems to start working. Now the mount point at /sda is consistent across all the commands. The outpus you asked, @lanefu, is:
    ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid total 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 may 11 22:57 d4e4d15d-d587-4f5d-83d7-4cbb1700e7c5 -> ../../mmcblk0p1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 may 11 22:57 dcb5a19c-6bd2-4c5a-8fc4-9ed4adec7074 -> ../../sdb lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 may 11 22:57 e6201983-bfd8-4eae-bf54-90575f09835f -> ../../sda  
    I also added a new screenshot. Thanks for the help. And I'll keep an eye on this if it happens again.

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    manuti got a reaction from lanefu in Inconsistent mount point on Banana Pi Pro over SATA   
    After mounting and unmounting several times both external units it seems to start working. Now the mount point at /sda is consistent across all the commands. The outpus you asked, @lanefu, is:
    ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid total 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 may 11 22:57 d4e4d15d-d587-4f5d-83d7-4cbb1700e7c5 -> ../../mmcblk0p1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 may 11 22:57 dcb5a19c-6bd2-4c5a-8fc4-9ed4adec7074 -> ../../sdb lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 may 11 22:57 e6201983-bfd8-4eae-bf54-90575f09835f -> ../../sda  
    I also added a new screenshot. Thanks for the help. And I'll keep an eye on this if it happens again.

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    manuti reacted to lanefu in Inconsistent mount point on Banana Pi Pro over SATA   
    okay sorry I didn’t understand the issue exactly.
    so I believe this is a technicality of using lsblk.   A btrfs subvolume isn’t going to trace back to a block device.   Would be interesting to look at the output of 
    ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid
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    manuti reacted to Clownfish in Need help with booting NanoPC T4 from SD   
    I burned a xz compressed image of Armbian Focal onto a good SD card using BalenaEtcher as instructed on the Armbian website.
    I placed it into my NanoPC T4 - which currently boots from the eMMC, and held the boot button while powering on. 
    It tried to boot - but it kept reporting there was no bootloader file and seemed to be trying to load something from the internet, not the SD card.
    If I dont press the boot button, it simply ignores the SD card and boots from eMMC.
    I reburned the SD card several times, and each time it verified fine.  
    Does anyone know what I did wrong?
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    manuti reacted to starman345 in Need help with booting NanoPC T4 from SD   
    You probably didn't do anything wrong.  The only focal I can get to work is the xfce desktop version, the others have an  empty boot folder after burning so won't boot.
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    manuti reacted to MBB in Allwinner H6   
    I can also report that the "Q+" model works as well ("works" as always means w/o WiFi, Bluetooth).  This is another model worth considering, although in my experience it runs hotter.  All these boxes are best used as a small server as @SteeMan suggests.  But for that purpose and for the reasons he states (price, EMMC flash, case), they are excellent.  I have tried several AMLogic (before they were dropped) and RockChip models in the past, but was never able to get them to work, at least not easily.  So, if you are looking for a small server box that just "works", I would highly recommend that you save yourself considerable grief and get/use one of these H6 models (before buying, confirm that they use EMMC and not NAND! - I had one batch I bought on Amazon that was NAND - all the ones on Alibaba have been EMMC).  The models I have tested are the TX6, T95 Mini (and Max), and Q+.  They are completely interchangeable and use the same images that @Balbes150 posts here.

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    manuti reacted to Ernest Kusa in H2: Sunvell R69 Android TV Box (AliExpress)   
    OK, I compiled new image for Sunvell R69

    - Installation/flashing to internal emmc via armbian-config works fine
    - 2 x USB works
    - Analog audio device is detected but I can't get any sound, maybe my unit is broken or I'm doing something wrong (feedback needed)
    - Working IR, WiFi and ethernet
    - Default password (root/1234)
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    manuti reacted to t.munzer in H2: Sunvell R69 Android TV Box (AliExpress)   
    @Kusa, thanx a lot for your image. My previous one was 3 year and half old! All that time running 7/7 24/24  PiHole, Domoticz and some script managing Amazon Dash Buttons. IMHO a decent use case for a (16€) useless tv box (according to TK ). Everything fine (eemc boot) , and reboot do not need anymore to unplug!
    By the way, with my previous image (eemc installed), it was impossible to boot from *any* SD Armbian image. But... I could boot with H3Droid image, install H3Droid on eemc, then I could boot with an Armbian SD.
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    manuti reacted to MBB in t95 allwinner h616 armbian   
    There is a T95 H6 version that works well.
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    manuti reacted to PatM in First Panfrost enabled desktop builds   
    I am running the latest Armbian 21.02.3 on two NanoPCT4s.
    Thanks to everyone for this. I didnt think I would see this performance on this device.
    But here it is and I see Armbian is getting good notice for this.
    I dont know how they did it but these devices are running very well.
    I am a little tired this week so I dont have any technical details.
    I want to just ramble (opinionate) on how nice this is and what I like about it.
    I am running standard Focal Gnome Desktop from Armbian Download.
    I just disable the pwm-fan module and run hot.
    As long as I dont make -j6 I can avoid meltdowns.
    I run Firefox and Microsoft VSCode. I run a complex desktop and my
    standard install involves a day of burnin compilation.
    I can run Firefox videos and Microsoft Code.
    By the way Code can now be downloaded direct from Microsoft.
    I run a lot of Python and JavaScript and C++ [avoid Java and C# at the moment
    but really I dont have much time considering I do more and more C/C++]
    and use Python as scripting language for C. I compile Sage Math 9.2
    and that will halt this machine at make -j6 and no fan.
    with fan, no problem. but make -j3 works OK with no fan.
    After compiling these little ARM devices run SageManifolds doing complex
    Jupyter Lab interactions. Pretty slick.
    So I think this is a wonderful desktop.
    I know the Gnome people own GItHub and Microsoft
    TypeScript backended on GitHub integrated with the wonderful
    Microsoft Code is a great desktop that Armbian is Smart to invest in.
    more later.
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    manuti reacted to Tarzanus in The list of models that are running Armbian (Amlogic, Rockchip, Allwinner etc)   
    A95X Z2
    4GB/64GB, RK3318

    Doesn't work: Wifi, Bluetooth
    Does work: everything else
    It is stable and relatively fast, considering low price. It is based on RK3318 chip so it's not really desktop replacement material. Video playback in chromium works very slow and VLC has issues playing higher resolution videos. Desktop environment seems to be GPU accelerated and browsing seems quite smooth. Kodi - LibreElec, plays videos smoothly, even in a bit higher resolution (fullHD). I haven't tried 4k, but I very much doubt it can. 
    If I install Kodi in Armbian it can't play even  video resolutions such as 720p.
    Armbian_19.11.5_Aml-g12_bionic_dev_5.5.0-rc5-next-20200110_desktop is newer, but USB3 stopped working.
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    manuti reacted to hexdump in Jetson Nano   
    did anyone already test to boot this image on the 2gb model of the jetson nano? i just tried it and it does not boot - the nano already has the new u-boot in the spi ... looks like i have to connect a serial console when i find some time
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    manuti reacted to balbes150 in Jetson Nano   
    New version of Armbian 20210311.
    Based on the main core 5.10.23.
    Now anyone can build their own version of Armbian for Jetson Nano without an external PC, the entire process is completely performed on the Jetson Nano itself.

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    manuti reacted to balbes150 in Jetson Nano   
    Good news. 
    Thanks to the work of many, there is now a real opportunity to run the Armbian system with the main core on Jetson Nano, and more importantly, it is easy to integrate the image build process into the official GIT Armbian. In the near future, I plan to post ready-made images with the latest kernel 5.10.22 on the download site. To run them, you need to update u-boot to Jetson Nano. This is very easy to do, just run the latest official version of Ubuntu for Jetson Nano from the SD card, it will update itself in SPI (?) u-boot to the latest version (2020.04), after that you can run Armbian from any SD card or USB media. The new u-boot supports automatic system startup from both media or over the network. Also, now you can build an Armbian image for Jetson Nano yourself, easily build the latest kernel with the necessary options, etc.  
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    manuti reacted to 2020 in How to create a modern desktop with the lowest RAM consumption and test the GPU performance with Panfrost.   
    Lubuntu Focal / Panfrost
    Download the latest current version of Focal (Panfrost drivers included) for your device and follow the instructions https://www.armbian.com/download/
    After the first login type ... exit (exit from root, login with the new user id entered in step 1)
    Download the Panfrost Tester script
    git clone https://gist.github.com/8f8b0cd40e95ac18c539cd29ecd4c3d2.git install-panfrost-tester cd install-panfrost-tester Version 21.0.0-rc5 will be installed. If you wish, you can modify the mesa branch using:
    nano installPanfrostTester.sh (ex: go to install mesa line and change from 21.0 to master) Install Lubuntu Focal / Panfrost *** It will take at least 30 minutes to compile mesa ***
    sudo sh ./installPanfrostTester.sh sudo reboot Login graphically with your user id ...
    Open Firefox browser, go to Armbian forum to retrieve the link from this topic and follow the instructions.
    Verify Memory being used
    Open Htop, in my case with Tinkerboard/S the memory was 260M, with the Odroid-C4 it is 400M
    Get information from Mesa (Panfrost driver)
    To find out the GPU chip that your computer uses, open QTerminal
    glxinfo | grep OpenGL Testing performance and 3D acceleration in the real world
    Open VLC and change the default settings - Tools -> Preferences -> Interface
    Check: Allow only one instance and Enqueue item into...
    Uncheck: Show systray icon and Save
    Then, from VLC change video output - Tools -> Preferences -> Video
    Output: change from Automatic to OpenGL for Embedded Systems 2 video output and Save
    Quit VLC
    Download HD/4k/8k/10k Videos playlist from vimeo
    git clone https://gist.github.com/682ced111c6b3adc74e70dcedf370852.git Videos In VLC, open video-examples.m3u under Videos folder, and observe the results!
    For the desktop GPU performance, you can open screensaver and preview the 3D screensaver demo
    Cheers, enjoy ... VinVIn
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    manuti reacted to Andy Sun in Req: Build my Dream Compute SBC   
    We have Cluster Server R1 with 11pcs of CPU(RK3399 and also compatible with other CPU too) clustered, Cluster server R2 with 73pcs of CPU(RK3399 and also compatible with other CPU too) clustered.
    Cluster Server R1: http://en.t-firefly.com/product/clusterserver
    Cluster server R2 : http://en.t-firefly.com/product/cluster/r2.html?theme=pc
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