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    NicoD reacted to Werner in Using "Clubs" / Refactor tv boxes forums   
    Dedicated to ARM..yeah, why not?
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in Using "Clubs" / Refactor tv boxes forums   
    You can check here:
    But it will most likely be deleted again. It was just a random idea by myself and did not expect to get any proponent for it anyways.
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in Moderating question   
    The one saying this is the dumbest person on earth. If he is lazy then I'm santa
    Indeed, since our Russian isn't good enough. 
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Moderating question   
    You can use any system, this is your own business, but I delete all messages where links are given or elements are discussed (what and how it works etc) on corelec. I have good reasons for this, but I won't explain anything to anyone. If you are not satisfied with this, you not use ArmbianTV.
    p/s/ I think this discussion can be closed.
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (aarch64 ARMv8)   
    Now you can download the latest versions of images and DEB packages from the official Armbian resource via the link. 

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    NicoD got a reaction from lanefu in Zswap or Zram?   
    Indeed. It will just resets the zram configuration.
    The armbian-zram-config is old. I think it doesn't need to be used anymore. It used to be a better config. But things have changed since then.
    I'll take a look at it when I find time, but I said that a lot before  
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    NicoD reacted to delius in Unable to make Panfrost work on H6   
    Hi, NicoD
    I actually enjoy your video @ youtube a lot. Thank you first.
    According my current 5.6 kernel: Yes, the GPU clockrate is required to imposed. Or it will get really unstable if you enable panfrost.
    If you have a newer kernel, you might try it without setting clockrate first. If thing went bad for you, just remember to try this.
    I use the kernel ripped from libreELEC at
    I made changes into build system config to use this kernel
    For the root, I use Gentoo's and emerge mesa with VIDEO_CARDS="panfrost."
    And the patched of ffmpeg at 
    These enable my setup to have hardware decoding with DRMPRIME kodi. 
    If you have ever bumped any problem, you might consider what I list here as alternative approach.
    Good luck
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in Unable to make Panfrost work on H6   
    Got me a step further Not there yet.
    root@arm-64:~/mesa/build# apt install libdr libdri2 libdrm-exynos1 libdri2-1 libdrm-freedreno1 libdri2-dbg libdrm-nouveau2 libdri2-dev libdrm-omap1 libdrilbo libdrm-radeon1 libdrilbo-common libdrm-tegra0 libdrilbo-dev libdrm-tests libdrm libdropwizard-metrics-java libdrm2 libdr-sundown-perl libdrmaa1.0-java libdrumstick libdrmaa1.0-java-doc libdrumstick-alsa1 libdrmaa1.0-ruby libdrumstick-dev libdrm-amdgpu1 libdrumstick-file1 libdrm-common libdrumstick-rt1 libdrm-dev libdrumstick-rt-backends libdrm-etnaviv1 root@arm-64:~/mesa/build# apt install libdrm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package libdrm Hahaha It's killing me.
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in Unable to make Panfrost work on H6   
    Try doing the python stuff as root.
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in Unable to make Panfrost work on H6   
    Never had any issues with python when playing with Panfrost AFAIR...
    Try to install the module with pip3 install Mako
    Maybe do a pip3 install --upgrade pip before to update the installer itself.
    Depending on your OS the command might be different or not available at all. If necessary search apt for python3 pip and install it.
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in Banana Pi BPI-M5 with Amlogic S905X3 chip design   
    Nice board. Clean and simple.
    I like this SoC a lot, very power efficient and good thermals.

    What will be the price? When will it be sold?
    I'd like to see wifi/BT on-board. But not everyone needs that for their tasks, I understand why not to have it.
    I also like to have a barrel jack for power. Type-C is ok. But still a lot of issue's with bad cables and bad contacts.
    Good luck.
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    NicoD reacted to Lion Wang in Banana Pi BPI-M5 with Amlogic S905X3 chip design   
    Banana Pi BPI-M5 is a new generation single board computer design , use Amlogic S905X3 Quad-Core Cortex-A55 (2.0xxGHz) Processor. Mali-G31 MP2 GPU with 4 x Execution Engines (650Mhz). support 4GB LPDDR4 and 16G eMMC flash. it have 4 USB 3.0 port,1GbE LAN port.

    main spec:
    * Amlogic S905X3 Quad-Core Cortex-A55 (2.0xxGHz) Processor
    * Mali-G31 GPU
    * 4GB LPDDR4
    * 16GB eMMC flash on board.
    * 4 USB 3.0 port
    * 1 GbE LAN por
    * HDMI output
    hardware interface:

    more please see wiki page, we will keep update on wiki documents.
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    NicoD reacted to Salvador Liébana in RockPi4 C USB 2.0 not working   
    Thanks! I will try that!
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    NicoD reacted to Igor in Zswap or Zram?   
    This problem should be fixed by now. At least at build stage.
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    NicoD got a reaction from Igor in OPi 4 switching to LXDE   
    XFCE is a lot more customizeable than LXDE. I think you need to do a bit more investigation.
    If you want LXDE, you can easily install it yourself. "sudo apt install lubuntu-desktop"
    I hate LXDE. Ain't nothing good about it except for a little less memory usage. Only for a 500MB device it's useful. But who runs a desktop on a 500MB device?

    The xfce4-goodies are too good vs those of lxde.
    You can make an xfce4 desktop look the way you like, MacOS, Windows or just your own flavor. No other DE is that good for that reason.
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    NicoD got a reaction from Pedro Teixeira in Zswap or Zram?   
    Yes both can be used at the same time.
    If your configuration is set right it first will use memory, then zram. And only after that the swap file.

    If you've got the 4GB model it can be good to reinstall zram-config
    "sudo apt install zram-config"

    It should make 2GB zram for 4GB models but only makes 1GB default.
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    NicoD got a reaction from lanefu in Unable to make Panfrost work on H6   
    Could someone inform me if this is all that needs to be done? 
    I'm back using the H6. I've updated my install script for panfrost with an H6 install with this code added to do the above :
    function h6 { cat <<EOT >> /etc/rc.local cd /sys/devices/platform/soc/1800000.gpu/devfreq/1800000.gpu/ echo userspace > governor echo 756000000 > max_freq echo 756000000 > min_freq EOT } Any more details about this I should know? Sorry, been a while...
    If someone could try the script for me and inform if it works? Also updated meson version to meson_0.55.3-1.
    Should I also include the oibaf repo? Or doesn't this work anymore?
    I'll try it later, first need to do other tests. Cheers. 

    Edit : Didn't work. Tried to write a simpler script, but got error:
    python (3.x) mako module = 0.8.0 required to build mesa
    #!/bin/bash sudo apt -y install python3-setuptools ninja-build wget dpkg -i meson_0.55.3-1_all.deb cd ~ git clone -b master cd ~/mesa mkdir build && cd build meson -Ddri-drivers= -Dvulkan-drivers= -Dgallium-drivers=lima,panfrost,kmsro -Dlibunwind=false -Dprefix=/usr ninja install I never have luck with the H6. Used PineH64 with Armbian_20.08.2_Pineh64-b_focal_current_5.8.6_desktop.img
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in Unable to make Panfrost work on H6   
    You dont have to. I have the same "conflict" in my system but it does not even matter.
    I even think there is an issue with the oibaf repositiory and the libs from their packages are being installed in the wrong place.
    See my post above where you can find libs in /usr/lib as well as /usr/local/lib
    I did glmark2 twice. In between I built the latest mesa from scratch and had a different version string which matched the latest commit. Therefore I assume the oibaf libs are (partially at least) not being used.
    apt build-dep mesa
    Grab sources
    Compile like described here:
    Restart X
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in Forum adjustments   
    We added acronyms to the forums. Commonly used abbreviation like SoC are now marked and their meaning can be highlighted by simply moving the cursor over it.
    If you do have ideas for missing acronyms feel free to comment here:
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    NicoD reacted to hexdump in Since Tanix TX6 can boot from the SD card   
    allwinner h6 tv boxes usually do not have a voltage regulator for the cpu voltage and thus always run at full voltage even if the frequency is scaled down, so throttling is very inefficient here - in my experience they close to always need active cooling to deal with any serious load for a longer time at full cpu frequency ... i only have one board where i replaced the original heat sink with a much larger one and added fresh high quality thermal paste between it and the soc and that one can run without a fan if not in a case (i.e. good air flow) ... s905x3 is much cooler as its cores are done in a 12nm process vs. the 28nm process of the h6
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    NicoD reacted to DeterminedOpier in Audio hardware not recognized with Odroid N2 kernel 5.4   
    Thankyou for the time you take to clarify explanations.  
    You know, @NicoD, I think a great article/video for you would be to explain the difference between the versions of debian/ubuntu (buster, bionic, jessie, etc.), and the different versions of the kernel. What is legacy vs mainline? What does it mean when one has support and the other doesn't? (can't you just copy it over).  Why are these features, like hardware acceleration, so difficult to make work?  I would write it if I understood it, but I don't. And as you can see in this thread, smart guys like all of you don't even understand what we don't understand.  I can tell you that my methodology is to wait until someone posts a useful link and try it, because I have no idea what changing a kernel in armbian config even does, and what it would effect.  I wouldn't say it's like "explain it for the dumb people."  Because I personally wrote a book on remote web publishing in Perl for John Wiley in 1996, and gave away working software, before anyone even envisioned wordpress.  I'm sure a lot of other people who look stupid here are actually not at all.  You don't know what you don't know, and I have yet to find a good explanation of how these operating systems work now. 
    I just asked Stephen from Opi if one of his images has hardware acceleration, and he said it did. Yet my experience with his images are that they don't even work.  So if someone did this, it would be great to explain why things work here and they don't work there, and why, if it works on an old kernel, why anyone would want to even use "mainline" where all kinds of nasty things are broken (like not being able to log into my gmail).  
    Just an idea.  I love @NicoD's approach, even if it is usually not from the perspective of what I use pis for at all.  Two wives and six kids later, I don't have a lot of time for retro-gaming. :) 
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in Cross compiler module for ARM   
    Or meanwhile better 20.04 (Focal)
    You may run into some unsatisfying QEMU messages when building particular images with Bionic. Still supported though but might break someday. At the latest when it becomes EOL in three years
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in Cross compiler module for ARM   
    With the Armbian build script.
    You'll need Ubuntu 18.04 for this in your vm.
    Please do not put duplicate messages in the forum.
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    NicoD reacted to Tido in Daily (tech related) news diet   
    Over at    7 inch capacitive touch screen LCD 800x1280 (HD702)  $ 30.- plus shipping (around $ 9.-), instead of $ 65.-
    Check Matrix for supported devices.
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Single Armbian image for RK + AML + AW (armhf ARMv7)   
    20200831-dev kernel 5.9.0-rc3