s-petersen Posted November 1, 2022 Share Posted November 1, 2022 My MXQ TV box died today, I was running Armbian stretch, and I had been listening to Mplayer playing Mp3s for several hours as background music, when the player stopped because it ran through the list, I went to change directories, but there were none found( I was running off the SSD), so I tried the root directory, also no files found. I closed the terminal window, and tried to restart, which just resulted in a boot loop. Thinking the file system was corrupt, I disconnected the SSD,and tried to boot the Android system from the internal Nand? which also resulted in similar behavior, I tried a different monitor, and removed all peripherals , Android partially booted, then died again, it seems like a video or memory issue. I had an interesting time getting everything working, and also the ability to get GPIO working with a USB GPIO was feeding my Raspberry Pi withdrawal problem. After all of this, I don't feel I will buy a newer TV box, There is no real support, and most of the officially supported boards cost much more than a Raspberry Pi Zero, and are not nearly as flexible. Raspberry OS Or Raspian just works, and the GPIO requires very little fiddling to get working. I would have gladly contributed if some TV boxes were supported, but it was made clear that would never happen, I am sincerely happy that balbes150 and SteeMan put the effort in all those years ago, and got my box to a usable condition, I only wished I had joined when the TV boxes were supported back then. Thanks for the memories... 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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