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How to upgrade legacy to mainline orange pi pc?


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Hello,

 

I'm new to armbian, and I have a few questions.

 

The image on the downloads page uses the legacy kernel (default branch), I used the desktop version of armbian 5.30.

But is it possible to upgrade the kernel to the mainline version (4.11)? If so how? and are there any disadvantages? For example will hardware acceleration still be possible using mpv and so on?

 

If it is better to stay on the legacy kernel, then I let everything as is.

 

 

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oh, i think not. I'm using server ubuntu image with kernel dev (mainline), for better and more updated btrfs suport, If you use with desktop, maybe stay for legacy better.

Someone can apport more light to it.

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1 hour ago, GianniDPC said:

so it's better to leave as is then?

 

Of course. Mainline kernel is still considered experimental with H3 boards and everything 'HW acceleration' related won't work anytime soon or maybe ever.

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I used armbian-config (Orange Pi PC) to go into nightly (that's mainline,  right?) but after finish & reboot I still have 3.4.113 kernel running. And armbian-config cmd disappeared.

What I can see is the beta.armbian.com repo only...

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