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Brand New Orange Pi PC Plus Broken?

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PC+ arrived today. Formated 8 GB SD card with FAT32, copied Armbian_5.14_Orangepipcplus_Debian_jessie_3.4.112_desktop.raw onto it.
Green LED turns on after power applied to the board, but within seconds the red LED turns on. No output at all on HDMI. I had previously gotten a OPi PC (not plus) to work and was using it for a month so I am surprised that the PC+ is having these problems. Any suggestions? Different Linux distro? In desperation, I plugged the SD card used for the OPi PC (not plus) and it boots for several seconds, with HDMI printout stopping at "Starting LSB: tune IDE hard disks" with the red and green LEDs on.

Thanks in advance....

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The Opi PC-Plus is coming with an installed Android System on Flash. So for  a Test wether the Harware is broken or not, simply start the Opi without SD-Card inserted. I should boot into the stock Android system.

 

Regards

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Formated 8 GB SD card with FAT32, copied Armbian_5.14_Orangepipcplus_Debian_jessie_3.4.112_desktop.raw onto it.

It is not enough to simply copy the file to the SD-card.

You need to write the image file to the SD-card using dd command in Linux or a tool like win32diskimager in Windows.

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Thanks to everyone. My "newbie-ity" is showing. My apologies to the Armbian community for doubting the ability of the jessie image to work on the PC+.

You know how it goes: new computer (OPi PC+), new SD card, new version of Armbian, new power supply wall wart.

It's working now and the problem was.... tada .... the wall wart. Unfortunately, I saw the suggestion that Android might already be installed too late. But on the other hand, I rather like Armbian running on my other computer (OPi PC). Unlike most folks, my use for these gadgets is not as a media player, but as a home automation controller. I am going to try my hand at voice control and voice output, install a RTC, etc. On the OPi PC I already have two UARTs running independently, one for the network and one for a display.

 

Keep up the good work and I await the availability of new features. No doubt you will hear from me again asking for help as I experiment with new features.

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Well, I'm back... trying to move Linux from the SD card to emmc.

- found file Install_to_emmc in desktop_scripts.tar.gz

- copied to /usr/local/bin

- typed "sudo su -" and the response is to change user to ~su

- typed "install_to_emmc"

response is "Permission denied"

Any ideas?

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It work! Thanks so much.

May I ask another question....

text to speach... has it been tried using Armbian? I tried

sudo apt-get install python-devsudo agt-get install espeaksudo apt-get install python-espeak

and festival (may only work for RPi)

but neither one caused an output, when run, on either the 3.5 mm audio jack or HDMI

Of course, even when using iceweasel, I have never played a video or heard any sound.

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I am not familiar with the software you are trying to use, but hardware / system wise HDMI audio and on board mic works.

 

MPV player, which is installed, works fine for playing video.

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I have verified that HDMI audio works when playing a normal video file, but it seems that it will not play .wav files. This makes me suspect that there is something wrong with the audio system that prevents standard Linux text-to-speech programs from working. Igor, if you are not familiar with espeak and festival, do you know of any text-to-speech programs that do work on Armbian? I am no expert at all in this area.... all I want is something that will interface to a C program. If I cannot find anything that works with Armbian on an OPi PC Plus system, I will have to buy external hardware that will interface to the Linux machine via GPIO, but it seems silly to throw away all the audio capability in the Linux machine. Speech input and output is the .wav of the future (pun intended).

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I have verified that HDMI audio works when playing a normal video file, but it seems that it will not play .wav files. This makes me suspect that there is something wrong with the audio system that prevents standard Linux text-to-speech programs from working. Igor, if you are not familiar with espeak and festival, do you know of any text-to-speech programs that do work on Armbian? I am no expert at all in this area.... all I want is something that will interface to a C program. If I cannot find anything that works with Armbian on an OPi PC Plus system, I will have to buy external hardware that will interface to the Linux machine via GPIO, but it seems silly to throw away all the audio capability in the Linux machine. Speech input and output is the .wav of the future (pun intended).

I am not familiar with any of this kind of software but am confident that the problem is solvable. External sound card will give you the exact same problem since you need to define which one to use within the software or ALSA.

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