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13 hours ago, fatugazuhati said:

I have been able to boot Stretch with the kernel, the modules and the firmware from Jessie but amremote still doesn't work -.-"

I checked the remote on the latest version of Mate 3.14.29 (20180205). It works. Perhaps Debian changed\no used to do packages.

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1 hour ago, balbes150 said:

I checked the remote on the latest version of Mate 3.14.29 (20180205). It works. Perhaps Debian changed\no used to do packages.

I really don't like ubuntu and I'd like to continue using Debian, do you think that this problem can be solved in some way?

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36 minutes ago, fatugazuhati said:

I really don't like ubuntu and I'd like to continue using Debian, do you think that this problem can be solved in some way?

I think it's solved. Try to compare the packages with a working version of Jessi or Ubuntu, maybe you'll find what packages are missing in the new version.

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8 hours ago, balbes150 said:

I think it's solved. Try to compare the packages with a working version of Jessi or Ubuntu, maybe you'll find what packages are missing in the new version.

I'm comparing jessie with stretch from yesterday but without much success.

 

Anyway I have just tried with Armbian_5.37_S9xxx_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.29_mate_20180205.img and the remote still doesn't work, for example if I press the power-off button nothing happens and in the syslog I have this:

Feb  5 20:51:01 localhost kernel: [  563.265710@0] remote: press ircode = 0x18,
Feb  5 20:51:01 localhost kernel: [  563.265735@0] remote: scancode = 0x0074,maptable = 0,code:0xe718ff00
Feb  5 20:51:01 localhost kernel: [  563.265777@0]
Feb  5 20:51:01 localhost kernel: [  563.625406@0] remote: release ircode = 0x18,
Feb  5 20:51:01 localhost kernel: [  563.625430@0] remote: scancode = 0x0074, maptable = 0,code:0x00000000
Feb  5 20:51:01 localhost kernel: [  563.625445@0]

 

Solved :-) I had to write a new rule, thanks for your hard work.

 

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Hi balbes150, great work you doing , I just need to ask one thing .Can't we use these images on vga monitors , on t.v its working fine but on vga monitors it says "Input not supported", so is there any change which I need to do to make it work on those vga monitors ?

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On 06.02.2018 at 10:59 AM, Saurabh said:

great work you doing , I just need to ask one thing .Can't we use these images on vga monitors , on t.v its working fine but on vga monitors it says "Input not supported", so is there any change which I need to do to make it work on those vga monitors ?

Have you tried changing the default resolution from 1080 to 720 ?

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Hi Balbes,

Could you please compile and include kernel drivers for the Ralink/Mediatek MT7601U with the AP options in?

They compile on other armbians e.g  Orange PI , on this one seems like not...

It is the one described here: 

Thanks!

 

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12 hours ago, Vasy said:

Could you please compile and include kernel drivers for the Ralink/Mediatek MT7601U with the AP options in?

They compile on other armbians e.g  Orange PI , on this one seems like not...

It is the one described here: 

I'll add this to the next version of the image, or I'll try to make an additional deb package for self-installation.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Vasy said:

The second one is easier since it may save some of us from a complete reinstall..

Try the version from the catalog on the website mali6\5.41. Try to run from external media and test the mt7601. If it works, you can try to build a separate deb package for legacy images.

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16 hours ago, Vasy said:

L.E. I downloaded the Mate 5.41 from that folder and no module seems to be for 7601.

Updated version 3.14.29 20180211. Added modules Wi-Fi mt7601 and qca9377 (tested on Vega S96 s912).

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On 08.02.2018 at 9:36 AM, Saurabh said:

Yes I tried changing mode from 1080 to 720p60hz. It was showing same ,"Input not supported"

 

hi there in the file - hdmi.sh error for changing to 720 need to take my

 

#!/bin/sh

bpp=32
#bpp=24

#mode=1080p60hz
mode=720p60hz

case $mode in
    1080*)
    fbset -fb /dev/fb0 -g 1920 1080 1920 2160 $bpp
    fbset -fb /dev/fb1 -g 32 32 32 32 32
    echo $mode > /sys/class/display/mode
    echo 0 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/free_scale
    echo 1 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/freescale_mode
    echo 0 0 1919 1079 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/free_scale_axis
    echo 0 0 1919 1079 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/window_axis
    echo 0 > /sys/class/graphics/fb1/free_scale
    ;;
    720*)
    fbset -fb /dev/fb0 -g 1280 720 1280 1440 $bpp
    fbset -fb /dev/fb1 -g 32 32 32 32 32
    echo $mode > /sys/class/display/mode
    echo 0 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/free_scale
    echo 1 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/freescale_mode
    echo 0 0 1279 719 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/free_scale_axis
    echo 0 0 1279 719 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/window_axis
    echo 0 > /sys/class/graphics/fb1/free_scale
    ;;
esac

# Enable framebuffer device
echo 0 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/blank

# Blank fb1 to prevent static noise
echo 1 > /sys/class/graphics/fb1/blank

echo 0 > /sys/devices/virtual/graphics/fbcon/cursor_blink

#/etc/webmin/start &

#su -c 'hciattach /dev/ttyS1 any'
 

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2 hours ago, balbes150 said:

Updated version 3.14.29 20180211. Added modules Wi-Fi mt7601 and qca9377 (tested on Vega S96 s912).

Thanks! I booted it up, loaded the module, and when connecting the device I get "rt2870 probe failed with error -1". I assume you may not have one at hand to test it :(

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No one noticed a strange load in stretch? Wit a clean install, the cpu at 0% and with almost all the ram free the load never goes under 1. In jessie in the same conditions I have a load of 0. I'm trying to understand why this happens.


Ok, the culprit is vdec-core that always waits for disk access and the problem is in the kernel, using the kernel from jessie everything works correctly. I would use an updated kernel, how can this problem been solved?

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Hi

 

I have Armbian_5.34_S9xxx_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.29_server_20171104 installed on the TV box's NAND, I want to upgrade to Armbian_5.37_S905_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.79_server_20180209

What is the process? The system is up to date using apt-get upgrade  / dist-upgrade command. I don't want a fresh install and config everything from zero. Should I manually flash boot.img, update dtb and overwrite firmware directory?

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10 hours ago, 8zabi said:

I have Armbian_5.34_S9xxx_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.29_server_20171104 installed on the TV box's NAND, I want to upgrade to Armbian_5.37_S905_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.79_server_20180209

What is the process? The system is up to date using apt-get upgrade  / dist-upgrade command. I don't want a fresh install and config everything from zero. Should I manually flash boot.img, update dtb and overwrite firmware directory?

Have you tested the new version of the 3.14.79 kernel when running it from external media on your TV box model ?

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19 hours ago, Vasy said:

I booted it up, loaded the module, and when connecting the device I get "rt2870 probe failed with error -1". I assume you may not have one at hand to test it

Try to install additional packages from the firmware.

https://yadi.sk/d/VrXItQ-k3SKEth

 

17 minutes ago, 8zabi said:

Not yet, but what is the process of upgrade, in theory?

Since the beginning of the test, if it works, then it will be "theory".

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Today I did try to boot armbian on my Sunvell T95K Pro (S912, 2GB Ram, 16GB "ROM")

 

I used the aml_autoscript from https://yadi.sk/d/bqV6MEL-sWKmv/v05

(dont know when it worked - did the update serveral times via SD-card or USB-Stick).

 

Then I did try to boot via SanDisk uSD-Card....but it didnt worked with the following images:

Armbian_5.37_S9xxx_Debian_stretch_4.9.40_server_20180202.img

(from https://yadi.sk/d/pHxaRAs-tZiei/4.9.40)

and

Armbian_5.41_S9xxx_Debian_stretch_3.14.29_server_20180212.img

(from https://yadi.sk/d/pHxaRAs-tZiei/mali-6/5.41)

 

But Armbian_5.41_S9xxx_Debian_stretch_3.14.29_server_20180212.img did boot via USB-Stick (32GB Spaceloop by CnMemory)

on USB-Port USB1 (at the back) 

 

Armbian_5.37_S9xxx_Debian_stretch_4.9.40_server_20180202.img wont boot at the same port with a Toshiba 32GB USB 3.0 Stick

(only the first "blinks" then no more light from the USB-Stick)

 

Armbian_5.41_S9xxx_Debian_stretch_3.14.29_server_20180212.img  did boot very fast (not 7-10 Minutes...only 1-2 minutes)

Or 7-10 minutes for the Desktop-Image?

 

@balbes150: Should'nt the image with the new kernel boot on my device or has to be done more (on u-boot) for the newer kernel?

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More or less same results here with supposed MXQ PRO and MXQ PRO Plus (different Wi-Fi as show on previous images). Last image working without issues are Armbian_5.37_S9xxx_Ubuntu_xenial_3.14.29_mate_20171226.img. But I can't make run any kernel 4.9 or new Mali images. 

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On 2/11/2018 at 8:35 PM, jjekaa79 said:

 

hi there in the file - hdmi.sh error for changing to 720 need to take my

 

#!/bin/sh

bpp=32
#bpp=24

#mode=1080p60hz
mode=720p60hz

case $mode in
    1080*)
    fbset -fb /dev/fb0 -g 1920 1080 1920 2160 $bpp
    fbset -fb /dev/fb1 -g 32 32 32 32 32
    echo $mode > /sys/class/display/mode
    echo 0 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/free_scale
    echo 1 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/freescale_mode
    echo 0 0 1919 1079 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/free_scale_axis
    echo 0 0 1919 1079 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/window_axis
    echo 0 > /sys/class/graphics/fb1/free_scale
    ;;
    720*)
    fbset -fb /dev/fb0 -g 1280 720 1280 1440 $bpp
    fbset -fb /dev/fb1 -g 32 32 32 32 32
    echo $mode > /sys/class/display/mode
    echo 0 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/free_scale
    echo 1 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/freescale_mode
    echo 0 0 1279 719 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/free_scale_axis
    echo 0 0 1279 719 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/window_axis
    echo 0 > /sys/class/graphics/fb1/free_scale
    ;;
esac

# Enable framebuffer device
echo 0 > /sys/class/graphics/fb0/blank

# Blank fb1 to prevent static noise
echo 1 > /sys/class/graphics/fb1/blank

echo 0 > /sys/devices/virtual/graphics/fbcon/cursor_blink

#/etc/webmin/start &

#su -c 'hciattach /dev/ttyS1 any'
 

@jjekaa79 thank you for pointing it out , it worked.

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