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OrangePi Zero2 - Allwinner H616


Werner
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Before complaining about an issue read this!

 

tl;dr: Put your Zero2 and/or any other H616 based device on the shelf and WAIT for proper support to come. And no. There is no ETA. Assuming usable state end 2021/beginning 2022.

 

Software support is still work in progress and under heavy development. Provided preview images can break any time. Do not report this, we are aware of that and can/will not help you with that if you are not willing to investigate and research by yourself.

Feel free to join fellow developers to their efforts to create proper software support. But don't waste our time with complains. Thank you!

 

https://github.com/apritzel/linux/commits/h616-v5

https://github.com/jernejsk/u-boot/tree/h616-v2

https://github.com/apritzel/arm-trusted-firmware/tree/h616-v2-wip

 

 

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I started to play with this board and obviously failed miserably creating a basic Armbian integration.

 

Anyway. These are the information I collected so far:

 

dtb extraction from Xulong image: https://pastebin.com/raw/Uni2JzBF

 

orangepimonitor 🙄  http://ix.io/2FM0

 

 

root@orangepizero2:/etc/apt# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
zram                   36864  2
sprdwl_ng             438272  0
sprdbt_tty             36864  2
uwe5622_bsp_sdio      294912  2 sprdbt_tty,sprdwl_ng

 

kernel config: https://pastebin.com/raw/e2jTTZ7A

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8 minutes ago, Igor said:


HDMI could have troubles. Did you try serial console?

 

I don't have serial console. It works on another monitor  tough. I just found it odd it didn't on my main one.

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15 hours ago, Igor said:


HDMI could have troubles. Did you try serial console?

 

 

How can i get a serial console cable? I'm very new to this small board world :)

I mean, i suppose it's a kind of usb cable that connects to some of the pins?

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Guys, i'm running version 22.02.0-trunk.0046, from the download page. System load is always above 1. CPU temp is 53º. Is this normal? I have nothing running on it. Completely idle.  I notice these processes take the most cpu:

 

systemd-udevd

cec thread

hdmi proc

 

Is this normal?

 

EDIT: Nothing connected to the HDMI port.

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I have quit on this board. Temps were reaching 70+ Cº yesterday and even 82º today! Completely iddle. The NIC stopped working. I always used a standard charger or connected it to the router via a usb cable. No idea what might have caused this. To me orange pi is just a low quality clone board. I'll get a raspberry pi when it comes available.

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This load-when-idle thing is kind a persistent issue. When the first images from xulong for OPi1+ with H6 SoC were released they had the very same issue.

Later somewhen on mainline kernel it re-appeared and was gone again somewhen.

Now it is back with the H616 which is kind a small brother of the H6 chip....

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On 4/29/2022 at 7:33 PM, Werner said:

This load-when-idle thing is kind a persistent issue. When the first images from xulong for OPi1+ with H6 SoC were released they had the very same issue.

Later somewhen on mainline kernel it re-appeared and was gone again somewhen.

Now it is back with the H616 which is kind a small brother of the H6 chip....

 

 

Is there any image i can download without that issue? To see if i can resuscitate it.

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4 minutes ago, FilSan said:

 

 

Is there any image i can download without that issue? To see if i can resuscitate it.

I don't know. I'm not much into H616 stuff...

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Good day,

 

Thanks to all participants here, some great insight’s when starting journeys with orangepizero2.

 

I choose not to download the stable Focal 5.16.y image, which could have suited my use case.

 

Essentially I’ve done two working builds of Armbian 22.05.0-trunk Bullseye with bleeding edge Linux 5.17.5-sunxi64, one which applied the reboot patch editing during the build. I had satisfied my basic criteria, and had already moved along to look into the issues of my builds more thoroughly.  For myself with the images I’ve built so far, properly functioning led’s, cpu frequency, and basic use of some pins would suffice. This venture would also deepen my understanding of here eco-system.

 

I’ve noticed as of yesterday that there is a jammy(autobuild) 5.17.5 in the download variants.

 

My question is there a specific reason the maintainer/s are not bumping the bullseye images?

 

Thanks

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Not exactly sure what you after, or what version you using, (UART) serial is enabled you don't need to activate it.

 

alistair@orangepizero2:~$ dmesg | grep ttyS
[    0.000000] Kernel command line: root=UUID=bd87b5aa-cec1-4440-a5bf-9887cc6626a8 rootwait rootfstype=ext4 console=ttyS0,115200 consoleblank=0 loglevel=1 ubootpart=98cd8c29-01 usb-storage.quirks=0x2537:0x1066:u,0x2537:0x1068:u   cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1
[    1.558847] printk: console [ttyS0] disabled
[    1.558931] 5000000.serial: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x5000000 (irq = 32, base_baud = 1500000) is a 16550A
[    1.559090] printk: console [ttyS0] enabled
alistair@orangepizero2:~$
 

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Orange Pi has released new debian images this week : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xk7b1jOMg-rftowFLExynLg0CyuQ7kCM

I haven't tested it yet but it says 5.16.17 which should be a nice step from the previous 4.9 images if they managed to make all features to work.

 

They also updated their ubuntu images https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ohxfoxWJ0sv8yEHbrXL1Bu2RkBhuCMup

but still with 4.9 kernel

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vor 20 Stunden schrieb ilpaco:

Does it allow for the user to change the apt repositories?

 

what do you mean by chanige apt repositories ?? change the sourelists to something else ?

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Does the latest Orange Pi distro allow the user to change the repositories/mirrors so that updates can be pulled from other apt repositories other than the ones included in the distro? I have found that to be a challenge in versions of Ubuntu and Debian that I have downloaded from Orange Pi's site. It seems to fail when source.list is edited to replace the repositories.

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