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  1. Xiaofan

    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    Just want to mention that all the above works under the 3.14 kernel. For 4.18 kernel, I tested the Armbian 5.60 version and 5.55 version and the results are the same.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    A few things do not work yet on 5.60 version (4.18 kernel) 1) reboot does not work -- only function as shutdown. 2) I have not figured how to change the resolution to 1920x1080p60 yet (HDMI) -- it is now only at 1024x768 3) WiFi does not work and the addon USB card TP-Link TL-WN727N is not working out of the box as in 3.14 kernel. I followed the following -- by editing armbianEnv.txt to add "disp.screen0_output_mode=1920x1080p60 " (this method works for my Rock64 board) but it does not seem to work. https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Fine-Tuning/
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    meson-gxm-q200.dtb seems to work. I edited uEnv.ini to point to this dtb and it seems to work fine.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S912

    Just got my H96 Pro+ (S912, 3GB/32GB) version works with the 3.14 image (specifically Armbian_5.44_S9xxx_Debian_stretch_3.14.29_xfce_20180729.img) and no dtb file. WiFi does not seem to be recognized but that does not bother me since I use a range extender for my Arm Linux experiments. And I inserted a TP-Link TL-W727N (N150 card) and WiFi immediately works as well. I was trying the 5.60 version ( Armbian_5.60_Aml-s9xxx_Debian_stretch_default_4.18.7_20180928.img) but no dtb seems to work to get USB working -- I tried a few dtb and they do not seem to work.
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    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    BTW, the H96 Max+ box I have is rooted and I installed Termux and rooted package works fine (eg: libusb) and I can even build libftdi on the box using clang. So technically I can change the files. Still I do not know if there is anything related to the boot sequence that I can change.
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    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    I was using the Armbian_5.60_Rk3328-tv_Debian_stretch_dev_4.4.143_20180922 previously and I think I reported wrongly previously when I said that the box did not boot up -- the box booted up straightly to Android. Today I use the Armbian_5.60_Rk3328-tv_Debian_stretch_default_4.4.143_20181004 image and it is the same. The board does not seem to access the SD card at all and boots to Android.
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    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    Just a quick update, I got the Rock 64 2GB version, Armbian works greatly on it and I just plugged in an old WiFi dongle (TP-Link TL-WN727N and an IOGear Bluetooth dongle and both work fine as well. Now I need to go back to see if there is a way to get the H96 Max+ work with Armbian.
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    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    Just got the H96 Max + (4GB/64GB) but I could not get Armbian to work (tried a few DTBs). The board does not seem to light up at all. with the SD card inserted. Now I am waiting for my Rock 64 board to be delivered to me, probably in another one or two weeks. I will test again then.
  9. I use Taobao to buy boards and TV box and then ship to Singapore. Orange Pi > Nano Pi >> Banana Pi there. As for the cost, everything goes up this year, so it is understandable that board price goes up.
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    Long term availability SoC

    Microchip is very good for long term parts availability. But I am not so sure about its acquisitions like SMSC/SST/Atmel/etc. I think I will still trust them. There are not many players in this market for Cortex A5/A7/A8/A9/Axx MPU vendors to serve long term needs like industrial electronics-- NXP/Freescale, TI, Microchip/Atmel are probably the most reputable companies. FYI -- at work our product can have life cycle of more than 30 years -- in the Industrial Automation market.
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    Linux on H96 Max - RK3399 variants

    Wow, ¥349 for RK3399 4GB/32GB is really cheap. The cheapest I can find from Taobao is ¥599. Then I still need to pay either 7% GST plus cheaper sea shipment or more expensive shipment to Singapore. The cheapest RK3399 based dev board seems to be Nanopi M4 ( ¥499 board + ¥49 heat sink) 2GB with zero eMMC.
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    Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

    For 4.x kernel and Wifi, I just use a range extender for my purpose. I use TP-Link RE350 for use with my X96 Mini. You can also use Power line or other means if there are no easy access to LAN port.
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    Armbian for TV box rk3328

    Ref: https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/11/27/amlogic-s905x-vs-rockchip-rk3328-vs-allwinner-h6/ CPU wise roughly: RK3399 > Amlogic S912 > Allwinner H6 > Amlogic S905X = RK3328 On the other hand, there are very few H6 based TV Box and majority of them are based on S912/S905W and RK3328. Some of the RK3328 based boxes have the advantages of higher memory and storage) (4GB/64G) compared to S912 based (usually 3GB/32GB) and S905W based (usually 2GB/16GB). I like my recently bought X96 Mini but I also ordered Rock64 and RK3328 based box (H96 Max 4GB/64GB) and S912 based box (H96 Pro Plus 3GB/32GB) to play with Android and follow the Armbian development here. The RK3328 based TV box is actually more expensive than S912 based because of the higher memory/storage.
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    ARMBIAN for Amlogic S905 and S905X (ver 5.44 =<)

    This makes perfect sense. Thanks for sharing. BTW, interestingly I bought the X96 Mini with the main objective to run Armbian as well. I am relatively new to Arm Linux (not new to Linux, using quite a bit of Linux since 2005 with Ubuntu 5.04) -- only started to play with some boards like Udoo Neo and Nano Pi M1 Plus this year and I like Armbian. One of my main objectives with Armbian is to carry out tests for libusb related open source projects like libftdi/HIDAPI/pyusb/openocd/etc. The other objective is to learn more about embedded Linux.