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In terms of mainline support this should be possible if the device tree is known since lots of stuff for rk3568 has been spotted in the Linux ARM mailing list.

However it seems like only initial support has been approved yet and is up to being released with 5.13.

 

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4 hours ago, Werner said:

In terms of mainline support this should be possible if the device tree is known since lots of stuff for rk3568 has been spotted in the Linux ARM mailing list.

However it seems like only initial support has been approved yet and is up to being released with 5.13.

 

So we basically need only to be patient and wait, and this is great because GNU/Linux on RK3566 and RK3568 should give a truly enjoyable experience. Anyway, thanks for the reply!

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I wonder why RK3566 and even RK3228A TV boxes come with 8GB RAM, but the vastly superior RK3399 is only ever seen with 4GB.
Also, this may interest some people here (whoops if already posted).
It's a random(?) putting what appears to be a @balbes150's RK3566 build on X96 X6, a 8GB TV box, and claiming that even WiFi/Bluetooth works? Unclear.

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10 hours ago, qm3ster said:

I wonder why RK3566 and even RK3228A TV boxes come with 8GB RAM, but the vastly superior RK3399 is only ever seen with 4GB.

Because rk3228a with 8gb ram has huge fakes. The chip cannot address more than 2gb of ram and that's a fact.

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> mmie4jbcu has reported armbian on x88 pro 20

 

Thanks @maka for mentioning :)

 

 

 

@Lelle I usually use the Station M2 edge images from the community builds: https://github.com/armbian/community

I prefer the Ubuntu based images (lunar as of now).

 

Most importantly, you'd need a proper dtb to point to. I have attached the rk3566-box-demo dtb (and its source dts) that I'm using right now. This dts is the latest from mainline kernel with an additional patch to allow the usb 2.0 port to function.

I assume you know where to place the dtb file and how to update your extlinux.conf file to point to it. If not, then please feel free to ask further questions.

 

rk3566-box-demo.zip

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Hello :)  (i'm new on Armbian )

@mmie4jbcu : I will be interested to know more about how to work with dtb file and update extlinux.conf file using an existing armbian img.

I have a tv box with rk3566/4Gb RAM (btw: the seller was promoting it as 8Gb RAM...in reality it is 4...)

Thank you in advance for guidance

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Hi @Petru Susa

As @hotnikq mentioned in his comment, please go through the links he shared. Feel free to ask here about any follow up questions.

To directly answer your question, dtb files are found usually under the dtb directory in the /boot directory. If you have written an armbian image onto a sdcard, you can insert in your computer and browse to where it is mounted. The dtb files for rockchip will be in /boot/dtb/rockchip directory.

The extlinux.conf file is used to define the path to kernel as well as the dtb file. In extlinux.conf, you can update the dtb path  to whatever dtb you want to use.

 

What is the box that you have got? Can you share some pictures of the board? This way, awesome people in this community will be able to help - someone may recognize this board or offer some more hints to where to look further.

 

 

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