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  1. I didn't know it could be done with armbian-config. I always did it manually in /boot/armbianEnv.txt overlay_prefix=rockchip overlays=rk3399-opp-2ghz
  2. What Werner said. Also NanoPi M4V2, RockPi4, NanoPC T4, ... are good choices. The Odroid N2+ has a great CPU but not yet the great software as with rk3399, but coming closer. If Linux is what you want, then a tv box is not the correct choice. TV-boxes are not offiially supported by Armbian. Producers make them with different components for the same model. So it is a game of chance to have it al working. I make review videos on youtube about single board computers. Here more reviews and info. Good luck.
  3. Only RK3399 is good for main desktop. I've used NanoPi M4V2 with 4GB for + 1 year and it was awesome, amazing not having it make any noise. Played youtube great, now also with mainline + GPU acc browser out of box. I would not recomment an H6 board, it is a lot less powerful and less supported. I don't know about OPi4 or OPrk3399. Seem decent boards, but I don't know how hardware support is at arnbian for it. I now again us my older NanoPi M4 with 2GB ram and 256GB NVMe with 9GB swapfile. That way I don't get out of ram. Even 4GB+2GB zram wasn't enough for having a few programs and a lot of browser taps open. So having MVMe is a hug possitive. I now bought a new pc and since only used that as main desktop. It makes a lot more noise, consumes almost 10x as much. But I can do everything at 4K. With my M4/M4V2 I could work at 1440p and still able to watch perfect 1080p YT video. Overclocking to 2Ghz/1.5Ghz also makes it play a little higher video quality. Like the LinusTechTips 1440p videos at 1440p display res. I like the RockPi4 too. But the M4V2 has an awesome metal case and good plugable NVMe hat. I used to use Odroid C2, Odroid XU4, RPi3b+ but they all had problems with something. C2 did everything great at 720p. XU4 was great for gaming, unstable for browsing, it also overheated immediatly when used. RPi is just sh*t. I would not want RPi4 for desktop, not even 8GB model.
  4. Hi all. I've created a tool to install Box86, Box64 and Wine onto Armbian Hirsute 5.13 I've tested it on RK3399. Should work on any device with panfrost drivers enabled. Please let me know on what it works, or if it doesn't. Here is the script. I also made a video where I show how to use it.
  5. In this video I show how to use armbian-gaming.
  6. Hi all. I've done a collaboration with @Igor, the creator of Armbian. He shows and talks about the hardware that is used to maintain the project. Servers, boards, other electronics, ... Enjoy! More videos to come.
  7. Hi all. I've just finished a new video about Armbian Hirsute XFCE4. I show what's new. Mostly the feel and look are a bit more modern. Here is my video. Some other notes I've got : Memory usage buster < focal < hirsute xfce4 < budgie < cinnamon CPU performance buster < hirsute < focal xfce4 < cinnamon < budgie So Buster xfce uses the least memory. And is also the slowest. Hirsute is quite a bit slower than Focal, and uses more memory. I do find the newer looks worth the price. Here my benchmarks : Fix missing network sudo apt install gvfs-backends Download SBC-Bench wget Execute SBC-Bench sudo /bin/bash ./ -c 7zip all cores 7z b 7zip small core taskset -c 0 7z b 7zip big core taskset -c 5 7z b NicoD Blender blender -b NicoD.xx.blend -f 0 SuperTuxKart 1080p full screen, show fps, choose soccer game with tux and grassfield. Average frames. Max temp Maximum temperature during blender NicoD render Board | SBC-Bench | Distro | Clockspeeds | 7z all cores | 7z small core | 7z big core | CPU-Miner | NicoD-Blender | SuperTuxKart | Memory used at boot | Max temp NanoPi M4 2GB Armbian Hirsute xfce4 5.13.12 1.4Ghz/1.8Ghz 7760 1267 1857 10.05 14m41s 8fps 693MB 78C *** NanoPi M4 2GB Armbian Hirsute xfce4 5.13.12 1.5Ghz/2Ghz 8288 1348 2070 10.95 13m21s 8fps 693MB *** NanoPi M4 2GB Armbian Hirsute cinnamon 5.13.12 1.4Ghz/1.8Ghz 7766 1267 1851 10 14m33s 8fps 809MB 78C NanoPi M4 2GB Armbian Hirsute budgie 5.13.12 1.4Ghz/1.8Ghz 7941 1272 1863 10.05 14m24s/14m18s 8fps 757MB 78C NanoPi M4 2GB Armbian Buster xfce4 4.4.213 1.5Ghz/2Ghz 8383 1359 1982 10.8 14m17s 530MB NanoPi M4 2GB Armbian Buster xfce4 4.4.213 1.4Ghz/1.8Ghz 7879 1278 1807 10 15m20s 530MB NanoPi M4 2GB Armbian Focal xfce4 5.10.60 1.4Ghz/1.8Ghz 8028 1286 1859 10.27 13m29s 8fps 586MB *** NanoPi M4 2GB Armbian Focal xfce4 5.10.60 1.5Ghz/2Ghz 8427 1351 2076 11.2 12m53s 8fps 638MB ***
  8. I expect within a day and eternity or never. You could as well ask a clairvoyant. This is the only board using this SoC. So not that much development for it. Things are evolving. But no idea if it will ever be a good board for everyone. So only for the brave for now. I'm also waiting and watching for good news about it. Hardware wise it's an ok board. But not worth buying.
  9. I did have this on PBP with GParted. I had to open manually. Another thing I noticed was my storage device filling up and not making space after deleting files. 2nd time that happened. No idea why it does these things. My NanoPi M4 seems ok, but running Buster legacy on that. Mainline focal on PBP I think 5.11.
  10. Hi all. I'm working on a script that can install different Linux gaming tools like Box86, Box64, PPSSPP, ... For now it can only install box86 and box64. There is also an issue installing wine, so this doesn't work either. Download and unzip and run script : sudo /bin/bash ./ When ready I'll make a video about it and give more info. I've tested it on the PineBookPro with Hirsute. With the Odroid N2+ you need to activate panfrost, install dependecies for N2+, and then install box86. Tho it didn't work as it should. If "install box86" gives a build error, try the dependencies for N2+ and try "install box86" again. Please let me know your experiences on other systems.
  11. For the RockPi4C you just need the default armbian buster legacy. from To install kodi with addones : sudo apt install media-buster-legacy-rk3399 --install-recommends
  12. Works with vanilla armbian legacy for rk3399. It even can clock to 2.2Ghz. I've got my M4 overclocked with buster legacy. But I'm not sure if it works with balbes150's images.
  13. @balbes150How can I overclock your images? I added this to armbianEnv.txt but it didn't seem to work. overlay_prefix=rockchip overlays=rk3399-oc-20 I'm using buster legacy.
  14. Hi, nice read. I could set my touchpad settings as I like it with Armbian Focal xfce4. In settings, mouse, then select touchpad. I set the acceleration to 80%, and most important for me is the touch click. With some other desktops I wasn't able to do that. I hope your PBP wil last you for a long time.
  15. On cinamon it seems to set font color to white, even LibreWrite has it to white. Also strange mouse cursor. With xfce4 it was also not super stable. With xpresent it was better. xfwm4 --vblank=xpresent --replace xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/vblank_xpresent -t string -s "MODE" --create I'm happy to see it working. Also that you can select resolution in OS is awesome. For gaming that's a must. It will be great when panfrost will be more mature.