NicoD

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    NicoD got a reaction from balbes150 in Review video : NanoPi M4V2   
    Hi all.
    I've finished my review video of the NanoPi M4V2. Here is it.

    Special thanks to @JMCC @balbes150 @pask and @martinayotte.
    Cheers all.
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    NicoD got a reaction from Igor in Review video : NanoPi M4V2   
    Hi all.
    I've finished my review video of the NanoPi M4V2. Here is it.

    Special thanks to @JMCC @balbes150 @pask and @martinayotte.
    Cheers all.
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    NicoD reacted to pask in Review video : NanoPi M4V2   
    Hello Nico,
    your reviews go so deep and are so well made that I learn something from you everytime I watch one of them.
     
    Thanks
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    NicoD got a reaction from pask in Review video : NanoPi M4V2   
    Hi all.
    I've finished my review video of the NanoPi M4V2. Here is it.

    Special thanks to @JMCC @balbes150 @pask and @martinayotte.
    Cheers all.
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    NicoD got a reaction from JMCC in Review video : NanoPi M4V2   
    Hi all.
    I've finished my review video of the NanoPi M4V2. Here is it.

    Special thanks to @JMCC @balbes150 @pask and @martinayotte.
    Cheers all.
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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 5.x   
    The results of the first tests on Ugoos x2pro. First impressions are very positive. This model has support for all hardware (including WiFi) on the new core 5. Heating under load (full-screen video via browser) does not exceed 53 degrees. Given that the Android firmware for Ugoos models is considered one of the best, it is a good option for use at home both for working with media content and as a mini PC. And for those who need maximum performance - AM6 with s922x.
     
     
    https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s905x2/776917-x2-cube-amlogic-s905x2-android-9-0-2-16gb-emmc-dual-wifi-gig-lan-usb3-0-samba-server?p=789162#post789162
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    NicoD reacted to sfx2000 in Poll : What board images do you trust to use?   
    Depends on the vendor - some do a better job than others...
     
    And there, depends on the SoC's being used.
     
    Not naming names there to avoid slanting the poll...
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    NicoD reacted to p-i-u.de in SBC market opinion   
    Personally as I'm using SoC for industrial purposes I'm glad that there is not coming anything new all the time, because we need stable, good software support and
    I have to test everything and support everything. I'm using RockPI 4A and I really hope, that I'll get longterm access to this product as it's fits perfect my needs.
     
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from pask in Build Armbian with Panfrost   
    He my video about what's new on the Rock Pi 4, and mainline Armbian + Panfrost
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from pask in NanoPi M4 V2 - M4 Image not working   
    I built Bionic dev 5.3 rc4 for M4 and used @pask his patch. Works great.
    But I had to use @martinayotte 's trick to make on board wifi to work. 
    So this wifi issue is probably not from the RockPi4 image, but I guess has to do with mainline kernel. 
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    NicoD got a reaction from pask in NanoPi M4 V2 - M4 Image not working   
    Very nice. I tried your image and everything seems to work. Wifi works, eMMC works, sound, ... 
    I think this is the better way to go forward. A lot less hasstle than converting the RockPi4 image to fit the M4V2. 
    Great job.
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    NicoD reacted to martinayotte in NanoPi M4 V2 - M4 Image not working   
    I don't remember exactly, but I think I faced something too. Maybe "nand-sata-install" choked seeing tons of android partitions, then I did "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mmcblk2 count=2000" and restart "nand-sata-install" and it worked.
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    NicoD reacted to martinayotte in NanoPi M4 V2 - M4 Image not working   
    Right ! We need to add M4v2 flavour in the Armbian build scripts, but "time is always the missing ingredient" ...
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    NicoD reacted to pask in NanoPi M4 V2 - M4 Image not working   
    I finally managed to get the official buster desktop image for the nanopi-m4 fully working on the version 2 of this board too.
     
    Basically, I extracted the working bootloader from the Armbian_5.99.191102_Rockpi-4b_Debian_buster_dev_5.3.0 image (which boots, but doesn't works well on the nanopi-m4 v2) and I burnt it to the https://dl.armbian.com/nanopim4/Debian_buster_default_desktop.7z image.
     
    This morning I did some initial tests and it seems that everything is working well.
     
    I have prepared a patched image you can try. At the moment, I've tested it only with an SD card, but I guess It'll work on the emmc too.
    Download it from https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LaJIywiZnZUkLDZ9HkWrRtc0PyfiYGOL
     
    You can also apply the patch by yourself:
     
    1) download buster desktop image for nanoPi M4 (version 1) from Armbian's web site https://dl.armbian.com/nanopim4/Debian_buster_default_desktop.7z
    2) extract and burn it to an SD card
    3) apply the patch I have shared at the link above using the following command, changing sdX with the correct device:
    sudo dd if=8M_after64ibs_uboot_working_rockpi4image_on_nanopim4v2.dd of=/dev/sdX seek=64  
    Let me know if it works for you too.
     
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    NicoD reacted to pask in NanoPi M4 V2 - M4 Image not working   
    @NicoD
    I'm using Armbian_5.99.191102_Rockpi-4b_Debian_buster_dev_5.3.0-rc4_minimal.7z as suggested in a previous post by @martinayotte
     
    On top of it, I'm remotely running the mate desktop by means of tightvncserver.  I'm quite impressed by the responsiveness of the desktop, considered that I'm still using the sd card, and accessing the mate desktop over the (wired) network. Things at the moment seem to work quite well, apart from the browsers, both chromium and firefox. Browsing is very slow and after few minutes the whole desktop gets stuck, forcing me to kill the vncserver.
     
    I hope I'll be able to do further tests this evening.
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    NicoD reacted to martinayotte in NanoPi M4 V2 - M4 Image not working   
    As mentioned in this thread and in another one, use RockPi image, it should boot ...
    Then, after initial setup, root password and user creation, add this line "fdtfile=rockchip/rk3399-nanopi-m4.dtb" in /boot/armbianEnv.txt to get proper hardware setting.
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    NicoD reacted to pask in NanoPi M4 V2 - M4 Image not working   
    I have successfully compiled and run http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/Buildroot_for_RK3399 on a nanopi m4 v2.  I can confirm that uboot's makefile from these sources reports "version=2014".
    My question is: how do I use the  working compiled uboot 2014 version with an armbian image? Is it possible to simply substitute some (compiled) file of the armbian image to do a first very raw try and see if the nanopi m4 v2 board boots and works?
     
    Thank you and sorry for my very noob question
     
     
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    NicoD reacted to pkfox in NanoPi M4 V2 - M4 Image not working   
    Hi Nico, I fitted the NVME hat to my original M4 today and used armbian-config to install to NVME and all is working fine
     
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    NicoD got a reaction from gounthar in Odroid N2: HDMI to DVI (1680x1050) - setup ?   
    Have you tried with autodetect on? If that doesn't work disable it by changing "true" to "false". 
    Then set the correct resolution :
    setenv hdmimode "1680x1050"
    And set dvi. 
    setenv voutmode "dvi"

    Should be this simple. 
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    NicoD reacted to _Luc4sss in OrangePi Zero H2 Ram Upgrade   
    Hi,
    First of all i'm NOT a software developer and i have NO one skill on this kind of board's hardware...
    I've a good soldering skill, so just for fun i've bought a new RAM module for my OrangePi Zero Board...

    I've bought a K4B4G1646E-BYMA RAM module and then i've replace the onboard module...
    All of the work gone fine, the OrangePi Zero still boot and work perfectly, but i was hoping to upgrade the RAM on the board...
    After the boot, in the welcome screen the, the RAM amount is now 512MB (494MB) and before was 256MB...
    The RAM amount is now increased, but not like expected...

    I've choose the K4B4G1646E RAM module because, theoretically, it was a 4GB RAM module...

    What's was wrong? I cannot upgrade the memory in this way? Have i to edit something in the FEX file?


    Thanks in advance,
    Luca

    Ps. my OrangePi Zero come without an inductor, that's why you see an horrible inductor in my board



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    NicoD reacted to balbes150 in Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 5.x   
    All questions after the holidays.
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    NicoD reacted to ning in lima is almost ready for daily use!!   
    lima & panfrost driver (mesa) has been pushed to beta.armbian.com, if you already use beta image or use beta armbian software repo, please just update.
    if not please add armbian beta software repo, and update.
     
    newer version (19.3-develop) mesa will be installed.
     
    you need to follow https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/lima/web#xorgconf
    to configure your Xserver.
     
    then enjor your mali GPU.
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    NicoD reacted to gprovost in Helios64 Annoucement   
    Hi guys,
     
    I guess some might have heard that we (Kobol Team) were spinning a new project to succeed to Helios4. Here it is... Helios64
     

     
     
    We didn't have to look too far for the board name since in essence the goal was to redesign from scratch Helios4 with a 64-bit SoC and try to improve every key features that made Helios4 a very targeted board for NAS setup.
     
    Right now we are at the prototyping test phase, hopefully in a 2 month time will have dozen of Eval boards to send around for evaluation and review... and if all goes well first batch should be available for order in Feb / March 2020.
     
    Happy to answer any question :-)
     
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    NicoD reacted to amirul in Armbian for RK3399   
    N6 goes up to 1.70 .LITTLE and 2.02 big. with this
    rk3399-rock-pi-4-2.dtb rk3399-rock-pi-4-2.dts
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    NicoD reacted to shaun27 in NanoPI M4   
    The NVMe hat 12v fan socket doesn't work at all for armbian, most likely missing a drive or something. I got it to around 50c and the fan didn't even kick in. I have directly connected the fan to the 5v gpio port for the time being works fine not loud at all but downside to this is that you have to fully disconnect the device to power the fan down. Their was some information regarding controlling the port pwn0 link did try it but it completely bricked the account i exported to so. Have not tried friendlyelec desktop as i prefer armbian's clean image.
     
    As for cooling i have no problems even with fan off in the metal case as i have used copper shims and thermal paste sits at 30c idle and 40c something under load. I will say its a pain to say the least to do that in the metal case without the copper shim going misaligned. I did try their thermal pad but tbh temps were going up to 50c once the metal case was warmed up. The metal case is alot more effective though then the normal heat-sink they supplied.