NicoD

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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    Version 20210703 for P1 and M1.
    Kernel 5.10.47 5.12.14. For the Legacy version, the work with the installation of the media package has been fixed. Due to the peculiarities of installing the media package, for proper operation during subsequent system updates, I recommend freezing the current kernel, it differs from those that arrive in network repositories (the list of supported modules and devices has been significantly expanded).
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    NicoD reacted to Igor in Pandrost for the Odroid N2 / N2+ and Khadas VIM3   
    I just build Gnome image for N2 - except mouse cursor is changing to strange forms, otherwise ... works. Hirsute with 5.12.y kernel.
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    NicoD got a reaction from piter75 in Review of the PineBook Pro with Armbian   
    Hi al.
    I've finished my review of the PineBook Pro. I just love this thing. Runs great with Armbian.
    Here my video.
    Here all my gathered information:
     
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in Review of the PineBook Pro with Armbian   
    Glad you have fun with it
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in Review of the PineBook Pro with Armbian   
    Hi al.
    I've finished my review of the PineBook Pro. I just love this thing. Runs great with Armbian.
    Here my video.
    Here all my gathered information:
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in Videos : Armbian instructions for beginners - Install, Network access, What is Armbian...   
    That gave my videos a sudden boost. Thank you
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    NicoD reacted to tony013 in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Hi,
     
    I did some more tests and it turned out, that there is little difference between LE and armbian legacy for x264 or avc movies - but I found no movieplayer, that worked half as good as armbian legacy with vc-1 movies.
    Don't have that many movies with vc-1 but some much-loved like inception ...
     
    I already wrote, that I use rockpi as movieplayer together with a beamer, so session selection of armbian legacy is suboptimal for me, as about 10-15% on top and bottom of the screen are invisible (outside of screen). Lightdm/xfce is so dumb, that icons in topbar will not be scaled to bar height, which works fine for second bar ...
    Sadly I didn't find any other greeter, that runs on armbian and is more attractive like lightdm-gtk-greeter.
    So I started to build my own, which took lot more of time than expected ...
     
    any way - I finally have a working sample:

     
    is uses gtk too, so it works with armbian.
     
    I check the available sessions and if there's no session definition for kody-gbm, the kodi-button will be disabled (as in the screenshot taken from my desktop computer).
    Font- and button-size have been increased for a screen distance of 3m approximately.
     
    Last login will be cached, so user will be prefilled and hitting ENTER in the password field will login to the last session. Left most button starts kody and right most button the desktop.
     
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    NicoD reacted to Aaron87 in Videos : Armbian instructions for beginners - Install, Network access, What is Armbian...   
    This post helped me a lot, I am a beginner and I think other beginners like me need to come and read this post first.
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in Managing cpufreq on big.LITTLE   
    Feel free to try to add it to armbian-config.
    https://github.com/armbian/config
    The script is indeed dated. And no devs have time to work on it.
    I've always manually set it up in /etc/rc.local.
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    new version of Armbian  20210614 with core 5.10.43.
    Added support for analog audio and a standard remote control.
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    NicoD reacted to jimmij in We want YOU for armbian   
    Hi Werner, 
     
    I'm more of an enthusiast than IT guy, so my technical skills are limited. However, I can put together some good graphics, should you have a requirement for that. I can also put together picture mock-ups of t-shirts and mugs for your store.
     
    cheers,
     
    Jim
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    NicoD reacted to Igor in OrangePi Zero2 - Allwinner H616   
    Another afternoon and all kernels for 5.12.y are done at build stage.
     
    - cleaning
    - do we need to archive 5.11.y. I would say no since its not LTS
    - testing
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    NicoD reacted to Jeremiah Cornelius in Release Announcement: TWO New, Community Unofficial Armbian MAINLINE Desktop Images for Khadas VIM3 Pro   
    I just released Armbian Focal Desktop MAINLINE images for Khadas VIM3 Pro. These are individually, pure arm64 and hybrid arm64/armhf variations.
    Thanks go to @lanefu for key pointers in understanding how to "re-arm" the firstboot and firstboot-config mechanism in current-state Armbian.
     
    Please offer feedback and experiences if you test these. The images are currently hand-built, but if enough interest is generated, and time permitting, I will commit to a git fork for an unsupported standard building process.
     

     
    I have more detail on the distribution site at archive.org, and in the corresponding posts to the Khadas forums:
     
    armhf Hybrid
    LightDM will NOT work as display manager in this configuration, and I've chromed-up lxdm as a replacement. Autologin may be a work still in progress.
    Archive.org: Armbian 21.02.3 MAINLINE Image For Khadas VIM3 Pro - 32-bit Userspace - Ubuntu Focal Xfce Desktop Forums.khadas.com: Community Armbian 21.02.3 MAINLINE Image For Khadas VIM3 Pro With 32-bit Userspace  
    arm64 Native
    UPDATED INFO
    HDMI audio out is non-functional with the 64-bit userspace, which is true for all Debian and Ubuntu systems, including Khadas Fenix builds.
    This capability may be a user's deciding factor in chosing between builds.
    With further testing, HDMI AUDIO NOW WORKS in arm64 image build!
    Archive.org: Armbian 21.02.3 MAINLINE Image For Khadas VIM3 Pro - arm64 - Ubuntu Focal Xfce Desktop Forums.khadas.com: Community Armbian 21.02.3 MAINLINE Image For Khadas VIM3 Pro arm64 Native  
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    NicoD reacted to JMCC in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    No, it is the opposite. In legacy you can overclock to 2.0/1.5Ghz (like mainline), or to 2.2/1.7Ghz (extreme, needs active cooling). You only need to activate the corresponding overlay in armbian-config
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    NicoD got a reaction from gounthar in A SBC for computing - your thoughts   
    I just want 32 N1 cores. No need for any other I/O than a Gbit ethernet port. 
    More would be nice. My M4V2/N2+ do everything I need. Just for rendering and building I can use more performance. Being able to do these jobs on a dedicated device would be nice.
    Tho a workstation with 32 N1 cores is more awesome. 
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    NicoD got a reaction from J.M. in Which tag should I use the latest stable kernel version on Banana Pi M1 ?   
    For that you build with expert=yes
     
     
    I made videos showing how to do this. 
    It is now also possible to build Armbian with an ARM64 SBC. Tho best to use Balbes images for that.
    https://users.armbian.com/balbes150/
    I think the main build script now can do that. In this video I had to use another branch. So that info is outdated. All others should still be valid. 
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    NicoD reacted to Odroidian in Odroid N2+ / N2 Plus   
    Hello forum,
    I am new to Armbian. Selected it for my Odroid N2+ because I need high CPU performance for a virtual piano software and current Armbian Buster comes with 2.4 GHz.
    I'd like to share my alsa settings for the analog stereo output of the N2+.
    Could not find much info on the net, but at least I have analog sound now at the 3.5mm TRS-jack -- don't know really, why it works, but it does
    Created a /etc/asound.conf with

    pcm.!default {         type plug         slave {         pcm "hw:0,1"         } }
    (sets analog stereo device as default).
    The alsamixer settings I made manually. The following is the output of the command amixer:

    Simple mixer control 'ACODEC',0   Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right   Limits: Playback 0 - 255   Mono:   Front Left: Playback 222 [87%] [-12.33dB] [on]   Front Right: Playback 222 [87%] [-12.33dB] [on] Simple mixer control 'ACODEC Left DAC Sel',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'Left' 'Right'   Item0: 'Left' Simple mixer control 'ACODEC Mute Ramp',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [off] Simple mixer control 'ACODEC Playback Channel Mode',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'Stereo' 'Mono'   Item0: 'Stereo' Simple mixer control 'ACODEC Ramp Rate',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'Fast' 'Slow'   Item0: 'Fast' Simple mixer control 'ACODEC Right DAC Sel',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'Right' 'Left'   Item0: 'Right' Simple mixer control 'ACODEC Unmute Ramp',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [off] Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_A SINK 1 SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'OUT 0' 'OUT 1' 'OUT 2' 'OUT 3' 'OUT 4' 'OUT 5' 'OUT 6' 'OUT 7'   Item0: 'OUT 1' Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_A SINK 2 SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'OUT 0' 'OUT 1' 'OUT 2' 'OUT 3' 'OUT 4' 'OUT 5' 'OUT 6' 'OUT 7'   Item0: 'OUT 0' Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_A SINK 3 SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'OUT 0' 'OUT 1' 'OUT 2' 'OUT 3' 'OUT 4' 'OUT 5' 'OUT 6' 'OUT 7'   Item0: 'OUT 0' Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_A SRC 1 EN',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [on] Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_A SRC 2 EN',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [off] Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_A SRC 3 EN',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [off] Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_B SINK 1 SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'OUT 0' 'OUT 1' 'OUT 2' 'OUT 3' 'OUT 4' 'OUT 5' 'OUT 6' 'OUT 7'   Item0: 'OUT 2' Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_B SINK 2 SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'OUT 0' 'OUT 1' 'OUT 2' 'OUT 3' 'OUT 4' 'OUT 5' 'OUT 6' 'OUT 7'   Item0: 'OUT 0' Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_B SINK 3 SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'OUT 0' 'OUT 1' 'OUT 2' 'OUT 3' 'OUT 4' 'OUT 5' 'OUT 6' 'OUT 7'   Item0: 'OUT 0' Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_B SRC 1 EN',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [on] Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_B SRC 2 EN',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [off] Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_B SRC 3 EN',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [off] Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_C SINK 1 SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'OUT 0' 'OUT 1' 'OUT 2' 'OUT 3' 'OUT 4' 'OUT 5' 'OUT 6' 'OUT 7'   Item0: 'OUT 3' Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_C SINK 2 SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'OUT 0' 'OUT 1' 'OUT 2' 'OUT 3' 'OUT 4' 'OUT 5' 'OUT 6' 'OUT 7'   Item0: 'OUT 0' Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_C SINK 3 SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'OUT 0' 'OUT 1' 'OUT 2' 'OUT 3' 'OUT 4' 'OUT 5' 'OUT 6' 'OUT 7'   Item0: 'OUT 0' Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_C SRC 1 EN',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [on] Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_C SRC 2 EN',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [off] Simple mixer control 'FRDDR_C SRC 3 EN',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [off] Simple mixer control 'TDMIN_A SRC SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'IN 0' 'IN 1' 'IN 2' 'IN 3' 'IN 4' 'IN 5' 'IN 6' 'IN 7' 'IN 8' 'IN 9' 'IN 10' 'IN 11' 'IN 12' 'IN 13' 'IN 14' 'IN 15'   Item0: 'IN 0' Simple mixer control 'TDMIN_B SRC SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'IN 0' 'IN 1' 'IN 2' 'IN 3' 'IN 4' 'IN 5' 'IN 6' 'IN 7' 'IN 8' 'IN 9' 'IN 10' 'IN 11' 'IN 12' 'IN 13' 'IN 14' 'IN 15'   Item0: 'IN 0' Simple mixer control 'TDMIN_C SRC SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'IN 0' 'IN 1' 'IN 2' 'IN 3' 'IN 4' 'IN 5' 'IN 6' 'IN 7' 'IN 8' 'IN 9' 'IN 10' 'IN 11' 'IN 12' 'IN 13' 'IN 14' 'IN 15'   Item0: 'IN 0' Simple mixer control 'TDMIN_LB SRC SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'IN 0' 'IN 1' 'IN 2' 'IN 3' 'IN 4' 'IN 5' 'IN 6' 'IN 7' 'IN 8' 'IN 9' 'IN 10' 'IN 11' 'IN 12' 'IN 13' 'IN 14' 'IN 15'   Item0: 'IN 0' Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_B Gain Enable',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [off] Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_B Lane 0',0   Capabilities: volume   Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right   Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right   Limits: 0 - 255   Front Left: 0 [0%]   Front Right: 0 [0%] Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_B Lane 1',0   Capabilities: volume   Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right   Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right   Limits: 0 - 255   Front Left: 0 [0%]   Front Right: 0 [0%] Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_B Lane 2',0   Capabilities: volume   Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right   Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right   Limits: 0 - 255   Front Left: 0 [0%]   Front Right: 0 [0%] Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_B Lane 3',0   Capabilities: volume   Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right   Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right   Limits: 0 - 255   Front Left: 0 [0%]   Front Right: 0 [0%] Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_B SRC SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'IN 0' 'IN 1' 'IN 2'   Item0: 'IN 0' Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_C Gain Enable',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [off] Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_C Lane 0',0   Capabilities: volume   Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right   Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right   Limits: 0 - 255   Front Left: 0 [0%]   Front Right: 0 [0%] Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_C Lane 1',0   Capabilities: volume   Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right   Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right   Limits: 0 - 255   Front Left: 0 [0%]   Front Right: 0 [0%] Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_C Lane 2',0   Capabilities: volume   Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right   Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right   Limits: 0 - 255   Front Left: 0 [0%]   Front Right: 0 [0%] Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_C Lane 3',0   Capabilities: volume   Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right   Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right   Limits: 0 - 255   Front Left: 0 [0%]   Front Right: 0 [0%] Simple mixer control 'TDMOUT_C SRC SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'IN 0' 'IN 1' 'IN 2'   Item0: 'IN 1' Simple mixer control 'TOACODEC Lane Select',0   Capabilities: volume volume-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Capture channels: Mono   Limits: 0 - 3   Mono: 0 [0%] Simple mixer control 'TOACODEC OUT EN',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [on] Simple mixer control 'TOACODEC SRC',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'I2S A' 'I2S B' 'I2S C'   Item0: 'I2S C' Simple mixer control 'TODDR_A SRC SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'IN 0' 'IN 1' 'IN 2' 'IN 3' 'IN 4' 'IN 5' 'IN 6' 'IN 7'   Item0: 'IN 0' Simple mixer control 'TODDR_B SRC SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'IN 0' 'IN 1' 'IN 2' 'IN 3' 'IN 4' 'IN 5' 'IN 6' 'IN 7'   Item0: 'IN 0' Simple mixer control 'TODDR_C SRC SEL',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'IN 0' 'IN 1' 'IN 2' 'IN 3' 'IN 4' 'IN 5' 'IN 6' 'IN 7'   Item0: 'IN 0' Simple mixer control 'TOHDMITX',0   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined   Playback channels: Mono   Mono: Playback [on] Simple mixer control 'TOHDMITX I2S SRC',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'I2S A' 'I2S B' 'I2S C'   Item0: 'I2S B' Simple mixer control 'TOHDMITX SPDIF SRC',0   Capabilities: enum   Items: 'SPDIF A' 'SPDIF B'   Item0: 'SPDIF A'
    System: Armbian 21.02.4 Buster with Linux 5.10.27-meson64
    Great project!
    Thank you all!
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    NicoD got a reaction from Lennyz1988 in TwisterOs - Armbian   
    Hi. TwisterOS is a spin-off (I can't come up the correct word) of Armbian. It is based on Armbian Focal Mainline, but with their own "Twist" for desktop use and gaming. It uses the latest mainline kernel. Has x86 emulation, N64, PSX, PSP, ...
    Armbian itself comes with Debian (Buster, Bullseye) or Ubuntu (Bionic, Focal, Hirsute) flavors. Either with Legacy kernel (4.4) or with the mainline kernel (5.x). 
    The mainline kernel images come with the Panfrost GPU driver. While for Armbian Legacy Buster there is the Media packages to have VPU acceleration. 

    So if you only want a good desktop but no/not much gaming. Then I can advice to use the Armbian Buster Legacy image and install :
     
    sudo apt install media-buster-legacy-rk3399 --install-recommends
    If you want an amazing gaming experience then use TwisterOS.
    And Armbian Focal Mainline is good if you don't want all the added applications from TwisterOS. It comes with the Panfrost driver, and it is possible to use multiple desktop environments on it like Budgie, Mate, XFCE4, GNOME.

    I still use the old Armbian Bionic (Ubuntu 18.04) legacy with media script on my NVMe on the NanoPi M4V2. And I have an SD-card with TwisterOS. 
    For desktop tasks I use the Bionic image, for gaming TwisterOS. It is awesome. Good luck.
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from guidol in Real time operating system   
    I was thinking exactly the same question. Why do you bother and waste your time here if you don't like Armbian?
    Lately I've red few complaints of people who have "many years of experience". But they don't want to bother reading and learning new skills. 
    Experience is not the same as knowledge
    As knowledge is not the same as experience

    With experience you can have gained knowledge about much but not being specialized at one thing, or know a lot about a small section of the industry and be blind to all other.

    Thousands of people happily use Armbian on their devices and for 99% of the usecases everything is fine. The other 1% we try to help here. 

    I've made tons of informative videos about SBCs. I show how to do all the basic stuff, and some more advanced things. 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpv7NFr0-9AB5xoklh3Snhg/search?query=armbian
    The forum also has the Reviews, Tutorials and Hacks section where almost everything you could want to learn about Armbian is explained.
    https://forum.armbian.com/forum/40-reviews-tutorials-hardware-hacks/
    Then there is Armbian Docs also full of information.
    https://docs.armbian.com/

    All these things have cost us time, and so also money. We are here to serve. And then you say our work is "garbage".
    Sorry, but I do not take that lightly.

    You can't teach someone who is convinced to know it all. Greetings.
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    NicoD reacted to indianajones in Real time operating system   
    NicoD, your YouTube videos are why I chose Armbian.  I think the Armbian tools are awesome, and I'm grateful to those who created and maintain it.
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    NicoD got a reaction from gounthar in OrangePi Zero2 - Allwinner H616   
    You've been brave, but surrender, never
    A bit a pity there's not more interest in this board. And I've not seen any other H616 SBCs coming. 
    Their Orange(Armbian) images do seem ok. I wonder if we could not learn anything from their script/builds.
    https://github.com/orangepi-xunlong/OrangePi_Build
    They've copied Armbian, maybe Armbian should copy them now  
    I don't know. Maybe this one should be a pass. Is the effort supporting it worth it? Tho the board is good for some use cases. 
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in OrangePi Zero2 - Allwinner H616   
    There has been an attempt to do that: https://github.com/armbian/build/pull/2620
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    NicoD got a reaction from XFer012 in OrangePi Zero2 - Allwinner H616   
    You've been brave, but surrender, never
    A bit a pity there's not more interest in this board. And I've not seen any other H616 SBCs coming. 
    Their Orange(Armbian) images do seem ok. I wonder if we could not learn anything from their script/builds.
    https://github.com/orangepi-xunlong/OrangePi_Build
    They've copied Armbian, maybe Armbian should copy them now  
    I don't know. Maybe this one should be a pass. Is the effort supporting it worth it? Tho the board is good for some use cases. 
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    NicoD reacted to piter75 in Nanopi M4 V2 power issue   
    Something similar to this hat most probably ;-)
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33029451117.html
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in Nanopi M4 V2 power issue   
    It begins at the far end of the USB. Pin 39/40 are next the USB.
    When you use these jumper wires it is best to power with 2 power wires and 1 GND. So pins 2 and 4 you power with 5V. And pin 6 ground.
    The M4V2 can consume up to 2A. Many jumper wires are not made for such high load. So dividing it over 2 wires makes sure there's no too much resistance.