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  1. Thank you balbes150, mcb777 and dbsharpe for your help. Short version: My X96 Max is now happily running the 5.9.0 kernel. Long version: I still had the SD card that I used for my initial Armbian tests. It had Armbian_20.05.4_Arm-64_bullseye_current_5.7.0-rc5_20200516.img I changed the dtb in uEnv.txt from meson-g12a-x96-max-no-cvbs.dtb (which no longer exists) to meson-g12a-x96-max.dtb I booted the SD card and did an apt update/upgrade directly from kernel 5.7.0-rc5 to 5.9.0 It rebooted fine. I then did a dd of the BOOT partition from
  2. I just uncommented the line with meson-g12a-x96-max-no-cvbs.dtb in the example uEnv.txt file. I chose this because it was already present and it matches my needs: I have an X96 Max and I want HDMI not CVBS. Unfortunately this dtb is no longer present in the dtb directory which probably explains the failure. I changed to meson-g12a-x96-max.dtb and it now at least tries to boot. Unfortunately it now says "LABEL=ROOTFS does not exist" :-( I don't see why it would have disappeared but I shall try to debug this tomorrow. Edit: The label does exist. I
  3. As I wrote Concerning the media: to be more complete the SSD is a QMOX 240 GB and the enclosure is a Sabrent EC-UASP and, as I implied, it is running on the USB3 port. Concerning the settings: nothing concerning the boot process has changed (except for automatic modifications by "apt upgrade") since I installed Armbian Bullseye on the 16th of May with the appropriate DTB for my box. It had been running perfectly for five months and I have previously had "apt upgrade" kernel updates without problems. I agree with mcb777 that it was the latest linux-i
  4. First a big thank you to balbes150 for his excellent work. I have been running Debian Bullseye on an X96 Max (S905X2) for several months and it has proved very stable. It boots from an SSD in an external USB3 enclosure. Kernel updates up to 5.7.16 have gone smoothly. Unfortunately today an "apt upgrade" seems to have attempted to install the 5.9.0 kernel and the box no longer reboots. There is nothing on the display and I can no longer ssh into the box. However, rather surprisingly to me, the front panel display counts up the minutes. I haven't
  5. I think you get these symptoms if the Ethernet interface declared in the device tree doesn't match that used on your device (100Mbps vs 1Gbps).
  6. Thank you, this confirms what I wrote in my first post. However the solutions I proposed enable eth1 and DHCP automatically and avoid having to issue commands manually at each reboot.
  7. Great! I have never tried any of the 0.7.x versions. It is good to know that they work too. But I don't understand why 0.6.x versions didn't work for you.
  8. The 0.6.x images will not boot from a micro-SD card. If you want to run 0.6.x from a micro-SD card you need to take partitions 1 to 5 from 0.5.15 and only partitions 6 and 7 from 0.6.x. However I do not recommend this as I found that the micro-SD card soon gets corrupted and will no longer boot. See my remarks in my first post. However it is possible that whatever caused this data corruption has been corrected in later 0.6.x images.
  9. The script is here:
  10. I am away on holiday at the moment but I shall post ayufan's enable_dtoverlay script when I return. However IIRC it requires a kernel with device tree overlays enabled.
  11. I have completely rewritten my first post with detailed instructions on how to install Ayufan's Armbian Ubuntu without needing a separate PC.
  12. I don't have a real ROCK64, just a Scishion V88 Piano so the ROCK64 DAC board isn't relevant for me. To enable eth1 during each reboot add the following command to /etc/rc.local enable_dtoverlay eth1 ethernet@ff550000 okay Alternatively you can do this manually each time from a shell with sudo. In both cases you will first need to install the device-tree-compiler package. You may also have to configure DHCP on eth1 by executing the following commands in a shell as root (sudo -s):- # cd /etc/network/interfaces.d # sed s/eth0/eth1/ e
  13. I have mainly been running it headless recently. (Note that the minimal versions also have a console display on HDMI which I sometimes use.) I have tried the Mate desktop from time to time but I have generally had some stability problems with it. Concerning video: I have only tried YouTube videos which are fluid but with some freezes. The freezes were fairly frequent on some versions but I think recent versions may be better. I have never tried audio: my HDMI monitor doesn't have audio and I haven't tried the S/PDIF. I am also very int
  14. Starting from 0.6.27 ayufan has disabled eth1 in his Rock64 images, so internal Ethernet no longer works on the V88 Piano. Thanks to Igor and Xalius I found that this command will re-enable it on the running kernel: "sudo enable_dtoverlay eth1 ethernet@ff550000 okay" Update: I think the best solution is to add "enable_dtoverlay eth1 ethernet@ff550000 okay" to /etc/rc.local I also added "enable_dtoverlay eth0 ethernet@ff540000 disabled" to disable the Gigabit interface which is not used on these boxes. Before upgrading to >= 0.6.27 do a "sudo apt-get in
  15. Thank you, Virverus, for this information. I shall try sometime but as I prefer wired Ethernet, Wi-Fi is not a priority for me.
  16. Thank you Igor: how stupid of me not to look in the commit messages and find that eth1 had simply been disabled in the DT. Thank you also Xalius for the DT overlay tip: it is neat to be able to patch the DT in the running kernel. For other users the following command re-enables eth1 at run time: sudo enable_dtoverlay eth1 ethernet@ff550000 okay
  17. I run these Rock64 images on a Scishion V88 Piano which has eth1 (100 Mbps) but no eth0 (1000 Mbps). Unfortunately the 0.6.27 image disables eth1 and therefore I no longer have Ethernet on my box. (It worked fine on earlier releases.) How do I re-enable eth1 on my box? And, less importantly, how do I disable eth0? Thanks in advance.
  18. Nobody answered these questions However I felt that I should not continue to hijack this topic so I have started a new one:
  19. Ayufan’s Armbian on a V88 Piano or V88 Mini III These two TV boxes seem to be electrically identical except that the V88 Mini III has 2 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM whereas the V88 Piano has 4 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. They use the same PCB as can be seen from the photos in these FreakTab topics:- - -
  20. In several places, including this topic, it is claimed that the Scishion V88 Piano has Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps). I am pretty sure that mine only has Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps). Does anyone have one with confirmed GbE? (Maybe there are two versions.) I have not opened the box but several things indicate that it doesn't have GbE: - it connects to my GbE switch at only 100 Mbps - photos of the PCB on FreakTab show a TRC1102NL which is a 10/100 Mbps transformer - AIUI GbE requires an external chip (e.g. RTL8211F) and I can see no sign of one in the boot
  21. Hi, I have received my SCISHION V88 Piano and I can confirm that it boots to a Ubuntu Mate desktop from a micro SD-card with the image in the first post of this topic. Like rob0809 I did nothing except insert the micro SD-card and power on Unfortunately after running for a few minutes there were some I/O errors which I must investigate but this is perhaps due to my cheap (Ansonchina) SD-card. I shall try other images and report back later. Updates: I tried this image: