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  1. 3.3 left? Or 3.3 in total? Armbian desktop uses about 600MB on arm64. You could try with the command free Or sudo apt install mate-system-monitor to have a better visual insight. You open it by typing mate-system-monitor in terminal.
  2. You could try manually installing it:
  3. You can't boot it directly from NVMe. You need either an sd-card or eMMC to start the boot process. Then it goes further to NVMe. Use "sudo armbian-config" to install it from sd-card/eMMC to NVMe.
  4. Newest video. Gaming on Armbian Focal on the RK3399 with Panfrost. How to set it up Thanks to all.
  5. Could you try without hdmi plugged in? I've been having issue's with that with the M4. If I boot without HDMI plugged then it boots and I can plug my hdmi back in. Also the M4V2 is powered with 5V only.
  6. NicoD

    NanoPI M4

    @Igor Is there any reason why all RK3399 products seem to have a focal as supported, except for the M4? M4 still has buster and Bionic desktop. While M4V2 has Buster and Focal desktop. Rock pi Focal and Buster Desktop. OPi4 both Focal mainline. Every RK3399 seems to be different. Just wondering why. Cheers.
  7. NicoD

    Choice of TV box. And for every SBC there's a seperate video too.
  8. NicoD

    Choice of TV box.

    For blender the S922X is by far the best for rendering an image. But not for editing. For that the RK3399 is better with panfrost. And indeed the Jetson Nano. That one has a slow CPU. But you can render animations on both CPU and GPU at the same time. So for animations that one is best. S912 performs bad for an octa-core. The Samsung S5P6818 octa core from the NanoPi T3+ is a lot faster for rendering. It outperforms the RK3399. But has slower single core what editing also needs. In my render farm I use the NanoPi M4 RK3399 for editing, and the A311D(S922X) of khadas VIM3 + NanoPi T3+ + RockPi4 for rendering animations. These three together can render a lot more than a rather high end PC for a lot less power consumption. The VIM3 for HQ images alone. It's screeming fast... Check my review videos on Youtube for Blender results. And indeed 2.8x seems to have problems on lots of SBC's. So 2.79 is for now beter to use. The RPi4 seems to have issue's with stabillity in Blender. P.S. I don't have panfrost running now. I still use legacy daily.
  9. Hi. Could you try the same with the legacy kernel instead of mainline? I think that one is more stable.
  10. so wget sudo dpkg -i meson_0.54.0-1_all.deb Or just use my script I wrote that does all that and has the correct file included. Or use the graphics repo repo sudo apt-get install software-properties-common -y sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Or Werner his method, apt build-dep mesa Grab sources Compile like described here: Restart X These are 4 different ways to do the same. The first way is how it was done at the start. you don't have to make it that hard. My way is only good if you want to try different versions of MESA. When using the 3th method with graphics repo (fastest) you do not need to install anything more. I'd go for Werner his example. Be sure the kernel module for panfrost is activated and you use the latest 5.x kernel. Best to build the image yourself to be sure o have latest kernel. Good luck, I've still not found time to look into it for the H6.
  11. In this folder the newest meson is to be found, just use one of those later ones. If you use the one in the repo it will not work. Otherwise just use this instead from @m][sko sudo apt-get install software-properties-common -y sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I haven't tried lately. Last time I checked there were problems that I couldn't solve.
  12. You can set your governor to performance. For swap, do you mean creating a swap file? Or zram? A swap file on an sd-card is a bad idea, you need fast storage for that. You can find here how to create a swap file, and how to install zram. Zram shoud be installed by default to my knowledge in Armbian. I don't have your board, no idea of possible OC for it.
  13. Nice job @Werner Great to see it working on the H6. Can you give instructions for this please? I had given up on it. I haven't done much sbc work lately.
  14. Bit off topic, that's what the topic is for So I've been using the NanoPi M4/V2 for over a half year as main desktop and left my pc off most of the times. That today gave me a nice advantage in my electrical bill. While the price of electricity goes up, I consumed 8.8% less only by using SBC's instead of my pc. And that not for a full year even. I can still improve with LED lights. And keep using my SBCs. This does give an example why using ARM can be very benificial. I even made a quick video about it. Not really Armbian related. I don't think I need to convince any of you of the advantages of using arm. But it is a good thing to think about where we can save money/energy in replacing x86 machines with arm boards. Arm also has disadvantages off course. Less user friendly, do it yourself... I also talk about that. So you don't need to see the video any more actually, bit if you do, please enjoy. Greetings, NicoD
  15. NicoD

    NanoPI M4

    Try bigger files. This test does files of 64k. Try files of 100MB 100times. dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=100MB count=100 conv=fdatasync I use the gnome-disks utility to benchmark. It shows the performance with big files, but also the latency what is important for small files. That way you get numbers that can be understood.