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    NicoD got a reaction from manuti in Build Armbian with Panfrost   
    Panfrost instructions Armbian
     
    This tutorial explains how to build an Armbian image with panfrost. And what else you need to make it work.
    These are early drivers. Many things don't work yet. Only OpenGL 2.1 works now.
     
    You need to build an image with kernel 5.2 or later.
    For this you need an x86 pc with Ubuntu 18.04 or a virtual Ubuntu 18.04 x86 image.

    First install git, then clone the build folder from Armbian, and enter the build directory.
     
    apt-get -y -qq install git git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/armbian/build cd build Now run the script with EXPERT=yes so you can choose to build a dev image.
    sudo ./compile EXPERT=yes Choose "Full OS image for flashing" Then "Show a kernel configuration menu before compilation" Choose your board. If it's not in the regular list, look in "Show SCS/WIP/EOS/TVB". Choose Development version kernel configuration -> device drivers -> graphic drivers -> panfrost  
    Let it run until it's finished. The image will be in the /build/output/images
    Burn it to an SD-card/eMMC/...
     
    Now we need to install all the needed software
    sudo apt install flex bison python3-mako libwayland-egl-backend-dev libxcb-dri3-dev libxcb-dri2-0-dev libxcb-glx0-dev libx11-xcb-dev libxcb-present-dev libxcb-sync-dev libxxf86vm-dev libxshmfence-dev libxrandr-dev libwayland-dev libxdamage-dev libxext-dev libxfixes-dev x11proto-dri2-dev x11proto-dri3-dev x11proto-present-dev x11proto-gl-dev x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev libexpat1-dev libudev-dev gettext glmark2 glmark2-es2 mesa-utils xutils-dev libpthread-stubs0-dev ninja-build bc python-pip flex bison cmake git valgrind llvm llvm-8-dev python3-pip pkg-config zlib1g-dev wayland-protocols Download and install meson
    wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/meson/meson_0.51.1-1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i meson_0.51.1-1_all.deb Download and install mesa DRM
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/drm cd drm meson build --prefix=/usr ninja -C build sudo -E ninja -C build install cd .. Download and install mesa graphics
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa cd mesa meson -Ddri-drivers= -Dvulkan-drivers= -Dgallium-drivers=panfrost,kmsro -Dlibunwind=false -Dprefix=/usr build/ ninja -C build/ sudo ninja -C build/ install REBOOT
     
    Optionally, update sdl (recommended)
    git clone https://github.com/SDL-mirror/SDL.git cd SDL mkdir build cd build cmake ../ make -j6 sudo make install REBOOT
     
    Only thing that works ok with it is supertuxkart, to install it.
    sudo apt install supertuxkart
     
    Panfrost - Linux games working from repo
    SuperTuxKart - Works well
    ExtremeTuxRacer - lots of glitches
    AssaultCube - lots of glitches
     
    Instructions by Salvador Liébana & NicoD
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    NicoD got a reaction from pask in Summer update. Bust.er4all boards   
    You could use balbes150 his N2 Buster image. This is with kernel 5.2. But almost everything works as it should.
    Otherwise you could build a Buster image yourself if you've got an x86 pc.
    https://docs.armbian.com/Developer-Guide_Build-Preparation/
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    NicoD reacted to pavelectric in NanoPI M4   
    Meanwhile, we had a big review of a single-board PC, the M4 is in the review. And its characteristics are not even bad, compared to competitors.
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from 062621AM in Video : How to build your own Armbian image   
    Hi all.
    I've made a new video about how to build your own Armbian image with the Armbian build script.
    I also show how to set up virtualbox with a Ubuntu 18.04 image.
    Here's the video.
    Greetings, NicoD
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    NicoD got a reaction from greg798 in Build Armbian with Panfrost   
    Panfrost instructions Armbian
     
    This tutorial explains how to build an Armbian image with panfrost. And what else you need to make it work.
    These are early drivers. Many things don't work yet. Only OpenGL 2.1 works now.
     
    You need to build an image with kernel 5.2 or later.
    For this you need an x86 pc with Ubuntu 18.04 or a virtual Ubuntu 18.04 x86 image.

    First install git, then clone the build folder from Armbian, and enter the build directory.
     
    apt-get -y -qq install git git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/armbian/build cd build Now run the script with EXPERT=yes so you can choose to build a dev image.
    sudo ./compile EXPERT=yes Choose "Full OS image for flashing" Then "Show a kernel configuration menu before compilation" Choose your board. If it's not in the regular list, look in "Show SCS/WIP/EOS/TVB". Choose Development version kernel configuration -> device drivers -> graphic drivers -> panfrost  
    Let it run until it's finished. The image will be in the /build/output/images
    Burn it to an SD-card/eMMC/...
     
    Now we need to install all the needed software
    sudo apt install flex bison python3-mako libwayland-egl-backend-dev libxcb-dri3-dev libxcb-dri2-0-dev libxcb-glx0-dev libx11-xcb-dev libxcb-present-dev libxcb-sync-dev libxxf86vm-dev libxshmfence-dev libxrandr-dev libwayland-dev libxdamage-dev libxext-dev libxfixes-dev x11proto-dri2-dev x11proto-dri3-dev x11proto-present-dev x11proto-gl-dev x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev libexpat1-dev libudev-dev gettext glmark2 glmark2-es2 mesa-utils xutils-dev libpthread-stubs0-dev ninja-build bc python-pip flex bison cmake git valgrind llvm llvm-8-dev python3-pip pkg-config zlib1g-dev wayland-protocols Download and install meson
    wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/meson/meson_0.51.1-1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i meson_0.51.1-1_all.deb Download and install mesa DRM
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/drm cd drm meson build --prefix=/usr ninja -C build sudo -E ninja -C build install cd .. Download and install mesa graphics
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa cd mesa meson -Ddri-drivers= -Dvulkan-drivers= -Dgallium-drivers=panfrost,kmsro -Dlibunwind=false -Dprefix=/usr build/ ninja -C build/ sudo ninja -C build/ install REBOOT
     
    Optionally, update sdl (recommended)
    git clone https://github.com/SDL-mirror/SDL.git cd SDL mkdir build cd build cmake ../ make -j6 sudo make install REBOOT
     
    Only thing that works ok with it is supertuxkart, to install it.
    sudo apt install supertuxkart
     
    Panfrost - Linux games working from repo
    SuperTuxKart - Works well
    ExtremeTuxRacer - lots of glitches
    AssaultCube - lots of glitches
     
    Instructions by Salvador Liébana & NicoD
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    NicoD reacted to Alerino Reis in Hardware Graphic/Video Acceleration in H3 Mainline   
    Kodi with KMS/DRM/GBM backend only
    Tried MPV, but it didn't seem to work . Looks like MPV is not supported http://linux-sunxi.org/Sunxi-Cedrus#Player_Support
    we're tweaking the sources and scripts to release a new RetrOrangePi version , so hopefully a working tutorial will be available soon
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    NicoD reacted to martinayotte in Build Armbian with Panfrost   
    Awesome !
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from lanefu in Video : How to install Armbian on a SBC + Set up of Destkop + install on external device   
    I try not to aim at the total noobs with my videos. I expect people who watch my videos to know what an SBC is, and how to write an image to an SD-card.
    I think ETA-Prime is better for you. He's a noob explaining to other noobs Try to learn from him Then later on maybe again watch one of my videos again
    No hard feelings, just messing a bit.
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    NicoD got a reaction from lanefu in Build Armbian with Panfrost   
    Panfrost instructions Armbian
     
    This tutorial explains how to build an Armbian image with panfrost. And what else you need to make it work.
    These are early drivers. Many things don't work yet. Only OpenGL 2.1 works now.
     
    You need to build an image with kernel 5.2 or later.
    For this you need an x86 pc with Ubuntu 18.04 or a virtual Ubuntu 18.04 x86 image.

    First install git, then clone the build folder from Armbian, and enter the build directory.
     
    apt-get -y -qq install git git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/armbian/build cd build Now run the script with EXPERT=yes so you can choose to build a dev image.
    sudo ./compile EXPERT=yes Choose "Full OS image for flashing" Then "Show a kernel configuration menu before compilation" Choose your board. If it's not in the regular list, look in "Show SCS/WIP/EOS/TVB". Choose Development version kernel configuration -> device drivers -> graphic drivers -> panfrost  
    Let it run until it's finished. The image will be in the /build/output/images
    Burn it to an SD-card/eMMC/...
     
    Now we need to install all the needed software
    sudo apt install flex bison python3-mako libwayland-egl-backend-dev libxcb-dri3-dev libxcb-dri2-0-dev libxcb-glx0-dev libx11-xcb-dev libxcb-present-dev libxcb-sync-dev libxxf86vm-dev libxshmfence-dev libxrandr-dev libwayland-dev libxdamage-dev libxext-dev libxfixes-dev x11proto-dri2-dev x11proto-dri3-dev x11proto-present-dev x11proto-gl-dev x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev libexpat1-dev libudev-dev gettext glmark2 glmark2-es2 mesa-utils xutils-dev libpthread-stubs0-dev ninja-build bc python-pip flex bison cmake git valgrind llvm llvm-8-dev python3-pip pkg-config zlib1g-dev wayland-protocols Download and install meson
    wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/meson/meson_0.51.1-1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i meson_0.51.1-1_all.deb Download and install mesa DRM
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/drm cd drm meson build --prefix=/usr ninja -C build sudo -E ninja -C build install cd .. Download and install mesa graphics
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa cd mesa meson -Ddri-drivers= -Dvulkan-drivers= -Dgallium-drivers=panfrost,kmsro -Dlibunwind=false -Dprefix=/usr build/ ninja -C build/ sudo ninja -C build/ install REBOOT
     
    Optionally, update sdl (recommended)
    git clone https://github.com/SDL-mirror/SDL.git cd SDL mkdir build cd build cmake ../ make -j6 sudo make install REBOOT
     
    Only thing that works ok with it is supertuxkart, to install it.
    sudo apt install supertuxkart
     
    Panfrost - Linux games working from repo
    SuperTuxKart - Works well
    ExtremeTuxRacer - lots of glitches
    AssaultCube - lots of glitches
     
    Instructions by Salvador Liébana & NicoD
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    NicoD got a reaction from JrRockeTer in Review : Khadas VIM3   
    Hi all.
    I've just finished reviewing the Khadas VIM3.
    It's an amazing SBC with unmatched performance. It's got the Amlogic A311D SoC. Comparable with the S922X of the Odroid N2.
    But the 4x A73 cores are clocked at 2.2Ghz and the 2 x A53 cores to 1.8Ghz. So it performs a lot better.
    It also comes with an NPU, MIPI-DSI and MIPI-CSI. And can be powered with USB type-c from 5V up to 20V.
    Here my review video.
     
    Here all my gathered information.
    Khadas VIM3 ----------- Ubuntu server - fan over fins ----------------------------- Blender BMW no fan thermal pad : 59m with copper shim : 58m18s with 5V fan : 45m01s with 5V fan over CPU : 43m28s Ubuntu XFCE - fan over CPU, not over fins ----------------------------------------- Blender no fan : 55m22s Blender 3V fan : 43m03s Blender 5V fan : 42m51s Blender with fan : 48m45s Armbian Bionic Small cores @1.9Ghz Big cores @1.7Ghz Blender with fan : 46m29s Armbian Disco Small cores @1.9Ghz Big cores @1.7Ghz Blender with fan : 46m56s Armbian Buster Small cores @1.9Ghz Big cores @1.7Ghz Kdenlive 16m bench 3V lxde : 1h09m (using 1GB zram + 4GB swap file. Not enough ram with 2GB) Video playback -------------- Ubuntu ------ Up to 4K 30fps with MPV. Very slight screen tearing. Anything lower is perfect Youtube playback with Firefox up to 1440p 30fps perfect KODI doesn't work (yet) No VPU acceleration for now. All done by CPU. LibreElec --------- Up to 4K 30fps with MPV. Very slight screen tearing. Anything lower is perfect Wifi doesn't work. power consumption ----------------- Idle no fan : 0.27A 5V (governor set to interactive) Maxed out with fan : 1.4A 5V (fan is 0.15A) Temperatures (fan over CPU, not over fins) ------------------------------------------ Idle No fan : 44°C Maxed out No fan : 75°C heavy throttling. 1Ghz small cores / 1.8Ghz big cores Idle 3V fan : 34°C Maxed out 3V fan : 73°C very light throttle. Takes 5min to reach 70°c. +10min to start throttling Idle 5V fan : 32°C Maxed 5V : 70°C no throttling Transfer speeds --------------- eMMC 16GB : 60 MB/s write : 165.9 MB/s read SSD over USB3 : 380.3 MB/s write : 286.1 MB/s read SSD over USB2 : 40.2 MB/s Samsung EVO plus with on-board sd-reader : 10.2MB/s write 22.1MB/s read with USB3 sd-reader : 31.7MB/s write 88.6MB/s read Ethernet internet speed : 53.9 Mbps 11.5 Mbps Wifi internet speed : 43.7 Mbps 11.2 Mbps Issue's ------- When using a 2.4Ghz dongle for mouse in the right USB3 port, wifi connection is slow. When using a USB3 device in the USB3 port wifi stops working. Use left USB2 port for those. Ubuntu server boots/shuts down slower than XFCE version. Shut down stop job for ifup for eth0 (not in use) 1m30s Boot hangs a while. Can't find the reason. After -> Scanning for Btrfs filesystems. Done. about 30s Can't install Tensorflow khadas@Khadas:~/tensorflow$ pip3 install tensorflow-1.8.0-cp35-none-linux_aarch64.whl tensorflow-1.8.0-cp35-none-linux_aarch64.whl is not a supported wheel on this platform. Android : Can't connect wifi. I can type wifi password, but can't go further. No connect button. Tips ---- Use interactive governor for better thermals and power consumption with low use/idle. Plus/Minus ---------- + Best single core performance + best multi-core performance for an ARM SBC + Nice case + PSU + USB-c cable included + remote + eMMC + Amazing low power consumption / best performance per watt + Can be powered with 5V up to 20V + NPU - Wifi issue with USB3/No 5Ghz wifi. Could have solved the USB3 interference - Placing of the buttons would be better on the back. They often get pressed when plugging a USB device. You do get used to it. - No VPU and X11 drivers (yet) - Slow On-board SD-card reader
    Greetings,
    NicoD
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    NicoD got a reaction from JrRockeTer in Using different desktop environments on Armbian   
    Hi all. I've done a lot of tests with different desktop environments on Armbian.
    I wanted an as light as possible desktop environment so I'd have enough ram left to do video rendering with the NanoPi M4(2GB)
    I had to try a lot of things to get things working fine. So I wanted to save others that hassle.
     
    Setting up Display Manager

    First we need a Display Manager. NODM is installed by default. I tried lightdm but couldn't get it to work. So I went for LXDM. With NODM installed I had problems, so I also removed NODM.
    To be sure lxdm is configured right, I also manually configure it.
    sudo apt install lxdm sudo apt remove nodm sudo dpkg-reconfigure lxdm Install LXDE Desktop
     
    Next step is to install the desktop environment you want. There is a problem with some Desktop Environments and LXDM what makes you can't login to some DE's out of the box. That we will resolve later. Easiest is to install lxdm first to be able to configure the others well. And reboot.
    sudo apt install lxde sudo reboot Once booted you should be greeted by the Login screen. Here you can choose your different Desktop Environment. Choose LXDE and login.
    If you'd try xfce4, then you'd see it doesn't work. To fix this we need to change the file /usr/share/xsessions/xfce.desktop. Use your favorite text editor. I use geany.
     
    sudo geany /usr/share/xsessions/xfce.desktop Somewhere at the top of the file you'll see "Name=Xfce Session". Replace that space with a hyphen to "Name=Xfce-Session" and save the file.
    Now you can also login to the default XFCE4 Desktop.
    With other desktops this can be the same. Go the the same directory and open the file with the desktop name that doesn't work. Again replace the space with a hyphen
     
    Installing different Desktop Environments.
    For the Mate desktop I also needed to install the applets, else I got errors at login because of these missing applets
    sudo apt install mate-desktop-environment mate-applets For KDE-Plasma
    sudo apt install kde-full For Gnome. Modify the file sudo geany /usr/share/xsessions/gnome...
    sudo apt install gnome-session sudo update-alternatives --config gdm3.css
    I also tried LXQT. But this one didn't work. You can try others too.

    Remove Desktop Environment
    To remove a desktop environment you don't want anymore you do the remove instead of install.
    sudo apt remove kde-full sudo apt remove mate-desktop-environment . . .
    Please let me know if there's mistakes made, or if you've got advice.
    Source for changing the name to make them work @IgorS :

    Greetings, NicoD
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    NicoD got a reaction from JrRockeTer in Video : How to install Armbian on a SBC + Set up of Destkop + install on external device   
    Hi all.
    I've made a new noob video on how to install Armbian on an SBC.
    I also show how I set up my Armbian desktop. And I show how to install Armbian onto another media.
    https://youtu.be/pnxUctyqx4c

     
    Greetings, NicoD
     
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    NicoD reacted to pavelectric in NanoPI M4   
    This is a new hat - PCIe to USB 3.0 x4 HAT LINK
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    NicoD reacted to pavelectric in NanoPI M4   
    The long-awaited fee on the M4, in the form of a plate.
    NVME SSD Adapter for M4 No price yet, write to WiKi
     

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    NicoD got a reaction from manuti in Better video playback with Vivaldi Browser - for all arm sbc's   
    Hi all.
    I've discovered Vivaldi Browser for arm. A fork of Chromium.
    There is a armhf version and a arm64 version.
    Youtube playback with this is a lot better. I've tested it on the NanoPi M4.
    The same video in Chromium had 2/3 dropped frames. (10 frames/s) 1080p video
    With Vivaldi browser you get 1/3 dropped frames. (20 frames/s)
    A lot better experience.

    Here you can download it.
    https://vivaldi.com/nl/blog/snapshots/vivaldi-1-15-rc-2/
     
    Here the source where I found it. From Meveric @ Odroid. Also explanation of how to install. No wget, and change filename to the file you've downloaded for gdebi. Or use gdebi package installer.(not tested)
    https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?t=29229

    I tried in armhf on the M4 in armhf Lubuntu, worked great. Also tried the arm64 in Armbian Stretch. Also great.
    I didn't find any posts about Vivaldi in the Armbian forum. I thought it could be helpful.
    Cheers
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    NicoD got a reaction from JrRockeTer in Better video playback with Vivaldi Browser - for all arm sbc's   
    Hi all.
    I've discovered Vivaldi Browser for arm. A fork of Chromium.
    There is a armhf version and a arm64 version.
    Youtube playback with this is a lot better. I've tested it on the NanoPi M4.
    The same video in Chromium had 2/3 dropped frames. (10 frames/s) 1080p video
    With Vivaldi browser you get 1/3 dropped frames. (20 frames/s)
    A lot better experience.

    Here you can download it.
    https://vivaldi.com/nl/blog/snapshots/vivaldi-1-15-rc-2/
     
    Here the source where I found it. From Meveric @ Odroid. Also explanation of how to install. No wget, and change filename to the file you've downloaded for gdebi. Or use gdebi package installer.(not tested)
    https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?t=29229

    I tried in armhf on the M4 in armhf Lubuntu, worked great. Also tried the arm64 in Armbian Stretch. Also great.
    I didn't find any posts about Vivaldi in the Armbian forum. I thought it could be helpful.
    Cheers
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    NicoD reacted to Igor in Slight limitations for posting in dev forums   
    This restriction has been removed.
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)   
    New version of Armbian 5.91_20190724.
    Fixed CPU operation in HTOP\armbianmonitor commands for VIM3 (a311d).
     
    https://yadi.sk/i/uHPZYvvGNIO2SQ
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    NicoD got a reaction from manuti in List of Stuff   
    That makes me think about the fact I also bought a Tinker Board for a friend with 7" display and rii i8 mini keyboard. I guess it has never been used, since he never asked how to do anything with it.
    That's 3 of those horrible Tinker Boards I wasted my money on, and they're so expensive...

    And also a rpi3B for my nephew with RetroPie installed and 128GB of games. No need to say he loved it. Until he got a Playstation(I don't know which number).
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    NicoD reacted to chwe in List of Stuff   
    no idea, and I won't test it.. I don't even own a HDMI display anymore.. Don't have a TV.. my buildserver is mostly headless or with DVI display for maintenance when SSH isn't possible.. Don't own a DVD player or so to feed it.. Really,, I don't care much about HDMI in at the moment..
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    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in List of Stuff   
    Do you know the HDMI-in functions under Linux?
    Banana Pi people never give straight answers. I don't want to buy it to hang on my wall as most useless trophy.

    Nice list
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    NicoD reacted to chwe in List of Stuff   
    you guys have to many SBCs...
     
    They dropped cause they no longer wanted to use armbian as a base for their images iirc..
     
     
    Hmm the boards I remember I have..
     
    Beagle bone the white one
    beagle board xM or so, they were from the pre RPi time, I never did much with it..
    opi zero, opi pc+, opi 2g-iot, opi 4g-iot, OPi 3 and OPi with H6 but no USB3 don't even remember the name..
    BPi m2 zero, BPI R2, BPi W2
    RPi 1b (one of the first in switzerland probably...) RPi 2b, somewhere there should be a 3b, and yes I bought a 4b
    RockPi 4b, somewhere there's a RK3399 TV box which I never hacked fully..
    a Olimex Lime 2 (this board looks just like made by people who know what they're doing I would love to see some new boards from them.. )
    and finally a Lichee Pi Zero which runs Debian stretch on a 64mb ram board without issues.. (okay.. I never gave it much workload.. but iirc there was once a python script with logging stuff running on it).. 
     
    okay.. I might have also too many SBCs..
    ahh.. and a Tinkerboard.. they were dirt cheap here back then.. now 2 years later they're doubled the price they had in the beginnings..
     
    The most used one is still the OPi Zero.. it was cheap back then.. and for most of my work sufficient.. The RockPi crushed numbers for 14 days in a row sitting at 75-80°C without issues, I was actually surprised.. cause it was one of the self crafted early images for this board.. The tinker was fun to mess with.. but I never cared about desktop.. so actually this board didn't make much sense for me.. The BPi R2 was a rabbit hole to mess with u-boot, but I learned a lot (network is still crippled).. The W2, I don't know.. it's a strange thingie.. People here do crazy thing to hack TV boxes with the same SoC (actually a cool thread cause not much bloating, so please don't mess there ..).
     
    completely forgot.. there's a HC1 as well,, but this serves as a NAS box I don't mess with, I just does what I expect from a NAS box..
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    NicoD reacted to Werner in List of Stuff   
    OrangePi Zero: My very first SBC. I do not really remember why I bought it but it started with DietPi. It served Pihole for my network. Then Dietpi dropped their support for OrangePi boards and Pihole dropped their support for older Debian distributions. So a new OS was needed and that is the reason I landed her and I have to tell I learned a LOT about all the things thanks to Armbian OrangePi One Plus: Well the main reason were the quite interesting specifications and the low price. Even though this board (or Allwinner H6 at all) is poorly designed I am not that disappointed about it. It very rarly failed on me, worked most of the time really nice. It serves data sharing, another One Plus is for testing purpose of new images and features. OrangePi One: As a nice replacement for the OrangePi Zero. Better voltage regulator and no crappy wireless onboard for the same price.Two of those I prepared with Armbian and Pihole and gave them away to friends. In the meantime I have another pair of Ones to prepare and give them away somewhen in the future as well. Kind a to spread the word about SBCs, Pihole and last but not least Armbian. Well... that's it. Quite a short list but much text ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  A board I always wanted to have but did not have a chance yet is the OrangePi Zero Plus. GBe and Allwinner H5 SoC. Maybe sometime in the future...
  24. Like
    NicoD got a reaction from Werner in List of Stuff   
    I'll for sure forget some of them.
    It all started with the Raspberry Pi2B(4 years ago now) ... and then ...
    Odroid C2                         (For 3 years my favorite. Clocked at 1.75Ghz, with 128Ghz eMMC and ram OC it's amazingly fast. Low power consumption, good video playback(low display resolution), great gaming on it. Still use it as my SBC laptop, but the VIM3'll replace it Raspberry Pi3B                 (Not better than the pervious model. Dissapointed by it) Raspberry Pi Zero (+ 2 x Zero W)  (was handy, had build a Pi0Camera with it and an audio recorder, got in dissuse) Orange Pi+2                     (hated it, I still believed the 1.6Ghz bs, afterwards started to love it for what it is) Tinker Board (x2)             (Worst buy ever, too expensive for what it's. First broke, I was so stupid to buy another one without using it much) Khadas VIM2 Max           (Too slow for what it is. Otherwise a good designed board when used for what it's good) Odroid XU4                     (Loved it. It was my 2nd desktop with a HDMI-hub so I could switch to it when my PC was bussy. Amazing performance and great games. But a lot of issue's too) Rock64                            (a lot of issue's, nice on paper but doesn't deliver it's promises) Banana Pi M2 Zero          (nice little board, runs too hot to be useful, but had a lot of fun with it) NanoPC T3+                    (Love it a lot. Amazing for Blender renders, at a low power consumption. But single core performance is too low, should be default overclocked to 1.6Ghz in my opinion. It can handle it and cooling solution is sufficient) Raspberry Pi 3B+            (What a garbage board. DDR2 with a ok SoC is a bad combination. Bad power delivery, not very useable) NanoPi M4                      (My favorite until the VIM3 came, all-round a great board. Too bad there's a lack of Linux drivers for great gaming on it) Rock Pi 4B                       (First impression was great. But that went away after a while. Many software issues. I hate that I can't reach my eMMC with the big heatsink on) NanoPi DUO2                 (Still need to review it, but my first impression wasn't too good. Bad thermals, no hardware video encoding for the camera. This should be fixed by now, maybe a next video someday...) Orange Pi 3                    (Ok SoC, badly designed board) Pine H64 model b          (Ok SoC better designed board, it's their second try tho) Odroid N2                      (Great board, amazing performance and no fan needed. But runs at 12V so I can't run it on my power banks. I use it headless with VNC to do render jobs together with the NanoPC T3+) Nitrogen8M Mini           (I don't know yet, no HDMI and all proprietary connectors for everything. It is an industrial board for KIOSK's, but I'd like to see HDMI to set it up easily. It does have great audio assets, amplifier, audio in-out)
    Khadas VIM3                 (My newest favorite. What a performance for such low consumption at 5V. I've got the Basic, so much want the Pro... It's perfect to take with me to do heavy video render tasks. I love it...) Raspberry Pi4B             (My biggest surprise ever. Not thinking too much of it. But it's a lot more than I thought. Performs amazing.  But still has its faults. I think that's it. In chronological order I bought them.
    The first 2 were great boards that I still use a lot. But then I bought a lot of them that never delivered what they promissed. Only the XU4 and NanoPC T3+ were great.
    I started to get them for free to review starting with the NanoPi M4, and those were again very good.  Only bought the Odroid N2 after that.
    Good I review SBC's, I'm saving myself a lot of money now I've spend enough in the past on them.
    Cheers
     
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    Many of then barely used ... but always searching for the definitive SBC:
    Raspberry Pi B everything stars here.  Raspberry Pi B+ : Solving many issues from the previous version. Raspberry Pi A+ : Really low power consumption, this will be a good starting point to something with dual core balancing power & consumption.  Raspberry Pi 2B the Good Raspberry Pi 3B the Ugly Raspberry Pi Zero :  Main Kodi OSMC board, really, I don't need more. Raspberry Pi Zero W : Used as a CCTV. Raspberry Pi 3B+ the Bad ODROID-U3 : The best SBC I have with eMMC and 2GB. But today without updates from hardkernel. ODROID-C1 : Many problems before C1+ arrive ... good board but not better than U3. UG802 RK3066 : Reconverted Android TV with Picuntu, used on a weekly basis sharing more than 1000 small torrents and waiting for a death that never arrives. Banana Pi PRO : main home NAS with last armbian and OMV, Plex and Torrents. SATA & Gigabit marks the difference. Orange Pi One : When I know this board has armbian support I decided to buy only because is cheap and not hopping so much ... but is a really good board for the price. Orange Pi Lite : After having OPi One I want to try this with Wi-Fi and more USB. Used with Lakka as Retrogame platform. Orange Pi PC : Looking for a substitute or back-up of my Banana Pi PRO or the Lakka. Good CPU performance but never used a lot. Orange Pi PC2 : Again looking for a second NAS board. Good performance and net bandwidth. With SSD and UASP can be a good and cheap board to be used as NAS or light server. Beelink X2 : after the success, in my opinion, I'm always searching for good Android TV box to be converted in a cheap Linux PC. This was a good one, difficult to have the Wi-Fi up and running in the beginning. This board shows me also the TV box root problem: same name but different hardware (Wi-Fi, NAND, eMMC, RAM, ...). MXQ PRO+ 4k : received to test it. Appreciate the @balbes150 effort but many boards with different hardware and I never have the Wi-Fi on my unit working (with many hours spent on this). DragonBoard 410c : I wined on a raffled!!! Really good board. With the last Linaro Debian Buster it feels like a light PC but without a proper case, I can use normally. NanoPi Neo2 : Another try to have a small NAS. Good board overall but the position of cables is not the better to be used as a server. Please, FriendlyCore thinks on having power, network and 1 x USB in one side. Sunvell R69 : I like small boards and small TV boxes. The case of Android TV boxes is one of my main reasons to love this piece of cr*p. A pity this one is more or less good but the Wi-Fi is a real sh*t only capable of keeping SSH connexions.  La Frite: last addition to the crew. Only booted once. I'm thinking in use as my new Kodi center when the OS or LibreElec will be released. C.H.I.P. the $9 computer: I bought with a lot of hopes in my time and projects. I like the Chrome use to flash the board but when the company disappears I know this is the wrong approach. Good ideas in this board: the female GPIO with pinout printed, the built-in battery control, ... Omega2 : is another kind of devices I only used sometimes to be a Wi-Fi Gateway. I think is a really good device for IoT projects.