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  1. thank you, balbes150 . I was able to solve the problem by creating the image file (/boot/vmlinuz-5.5.0-rc6-arm-64) that installation was missing and renaming dtb folder which installation wanted to backup but could not. After that the kernel installed just fine and the box rebooted successfully with a new one
  2. and with remove you mean "apt remove linux-image-current-arm-64" and then install the package again so it doesn't do "update"-routines but only fresh-install stuff, right?
  3. Hi balbes150, I have your Ubuntu 18.04 build with 5.5.0-rc6-arm-64 kernel. I'm getting linux-image-current-arm-64 suggested for upgrade via apt which fails with following error Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-current-arm-64_20.05.0_arm64.deb ... Unpacking linux-image-current-arm-64 (20.05.0) over (19.11.5) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-current-arm-64_20.05.0_arm64.deb (--unpack): unable to make backup link of './boot/dtb/allwinner/sun50i-a64-amarula-relic.dtb' before installing new version: Operation not permitted dpkg-deb: error: p
  4. what do you mean with "network repository"? your new builds on yandex disc or your Build-Armbian repo on github?
  5. Hello Balbes, thank you very much for your beautiful builds I have one question: I have some older Ubuntu 18.04 build with 5.1.0-aml-s905 kernel and I want to compile media_build drivers to apply a patch for my dvb-card which works only partially (dvb-s works, dvb-s2 not, seems to be a common problem for dvb-adapters of this type). As far as I understand, I need a kernel source (or kernel headers) to be able to compile. Where I can get them for my kernel version (or do some other headers/source will do for compilation?). Unfortunately I don't know much about linux tinkering -
  6. you can try . 3.14 with /root/ command, 4.18 with 1. Execute script “/boot/” 2. Execute script “/root/” and see if that works
  7. according to balbes150 who creates those beautiful images, the installation to emmc on the kernel 4.xx looks like this: 1. Execute script “/boot/” 2. install Armbian on eMMC execute script “/root/”. I did this and it worked just fine
  8. install something like stress-ng and check if all 4 cores are working for instance with htop - or just run htop and wait, usually the load is distributed among all cores randomly even if system is idle - if they do work, who cares what system information is showing P. S. or just save your time - you do have 4 cores. I just looked at my s912 that has 8 cores and armbian shows the load for only 3 of them after login
  9. how do you know, that you have only 3? what the command lscpu shows?
  10. it is s905x, it should have gxl and/or p212 in name and 2gb as ram amount if there multiple dtb files for gxl_p212
  11. Oh no pal, of course it is not ok. You should always rename it to dtb.img - that explains why 3.14 worked. It just took dtb from android on emmc and it did work because android on this box has same 3.14 kernel
  12. connect via ethernet, find out the ip on your router - they usually have device list, connect from different machine via ssh and do what you want to do (first registration, wifi setup, etc)
  13. 100% because I could not find working dtb for 3.14 . But, now after googling a bit, I think we have different models - I have H96 Pro without + and in spite of same specs it looks slightly different than yours, so maybe that's why. Does yours have 1000M Ethernet or 100M? As far as I know all s912 with 1000M fall under gxm-q200 category, and all 100M should be gxm-q201
  14. that is the hardest of them all - normally you don't need this, but congratulations anyway
  15. many boxes get recognized only when you plug usb cable to specific usb port and some only as soon as you press reset button (it is often hidden in AV-output or just looks like a hole in the case). it is very hard (or almost impossible) to kill s905/s912 so just keep trying
  16. meson-gxm-q200.dtb works for me, but only with ubuntu xenial headless. I could not boot ubuntu bionic headless with it. I also didn't try distributions with desktop
  17. I'm experiencing problem installing Armbian 5.59 / 4.18 based on Ubuntu Bionic on my H96 Pro (s912 3/16) using (presumably correct) gxm_q200 dtb from image - amlogic logo goes away after some time and then appears again in endless loop. Strange thing is that the same 5.59 / 4.18 based on xenial with the same dtb boots just fine. Not a big deal since xenial is also ok for me too
  18. that did the job, besides that I noticed that my box seems to boot from usb only on usb-port 1 but I didn't investigate further. regarding installation to emmc I used older deb files from yandex disc to downgrade and used one of older dtbs - that did help
  19. I could, but the problem is that I've already installed, configured and tested everything on a usb stick, hoping to move the system to emmc after that - repeating all of this would be really a last resort for me...unless there is an easy way to downgrade to 3.14.29
  20. thank you, I'll give it a try. I also have a problem installing the system to the emmc - /dev/boot and /dev/data do not exist (I did flash a fresh android rom to emmc before trying this) /usr/sbin/fw_setenv initargs "root=/dev/data rootflags=data=writeback rw console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty0 no_console_suspend consoleblank=0 net.ifnames=0 mac=\${mac}" fails as well with message Cannot parse config file '/etc/fw_env.config': Invalid argument Can this be a problem with dtb-s for the last 905 ubuntu build with kernel 3.14.79? Installation to the emm
  21. Hi there, I'm having problems trying to boot ubuntu s905 image on my mxq pro plus 2gb/16Gb/s905 - the box won't boot neither from sd nor from usb, it skips them and boots into Android inspite of multiboot being already applied - Libreelec installation boots without problems from SD on this box. My MX Plus box (1gb/8Gb/S905) doesn't have problems with booting from any of those media sources. I tried this distro and dtb images from it (I tried mxqplus, tronsmart meta and dtb from libreelec) without success. Do I miss something?
  22. I had a stable 4.2.25. But I come to conclusion that it is a docker, that makes the problems. After downgrading to 5.27 things became better - in spite of huge cpu usage the box didn't freeze completely so I could see what is causing the stress - it was dockerd daemon itself (I tried both latest 18.02 as well as previous 17.12 with same result) - it starts to use cpu power without a reason. After getting rid of it I have no problems anymore - but I had to return to ubuntu 16.04 based image since without being able to use docker some software pieces were missing in debian
  23. Hello guys, I've tried to read the topic, but there are too many pages and the older instructions seem to be outdated (at least current s905_autoscript looks very different from those) - is it possible to free reserved memory for the true headless mode in current debian/ubuntu distros? what is suggested steps to achieve this and is the distribution stable if it is done?
  24. I can confirm this. I experience similar issues with custom build for amlogic 905 based on armbian 5.37 / debian 9 (kernel 3.14.29) - I have pretty clean installation with only few additional software pieces like docker 17.12 (+tvheadend image) , openvpn and transmission-daemon. I tried 5.41 now and got the next freeze after about 8hours of uptime when the box was idle (I stressed it before for about 4-5 hours and it was ok, but after an hour of doing nothing it stopped responding). I'm not sure if it could help - but the most freezes I've got when compiling this docker image - 1 of every 3rd
  25. thank you, I will try and report the results in a week (should be enough to reproduce the problem, seems to happen not more than once in three days)