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balbes150

Armbian for Amlogic S9xxx kernel 4.1x (>= ver 5.55)

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3 hours ago, balbes150 said:

New version 5.62 (20181012). It fixed shutdown\reboot on S912.

 

 

I do not understand the question, specify what you mean.

 

You can find some useful information in this discussion.

 

 

 

... and other developers have started working on similar projects ...  ;)

Thanks to all who replied. While I get the gist of it all, seems to me to be too many moving parts to try. So I guess I'll just wait for future image drops here. What we have here is already working quite nicely for my purposes.

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Hi,

Just for feedback, got problem with Logitech usb keyboard on 5.62. Keyboard not writes any character.

Works well on 5.27, 5.34 releases and on any android.

 

Box H96 Pro+.

 

Thank you for your work balbes.

 

EDIT : same on TEST 4.19.0 rc7

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Just noticed that in uEnv.ini there is a line:

dtb_name=/dtb/meson-****.dtb

On my S905 box, seems that if I don't point this to the correct dtb, it won't boot. This on 5.60 USB image. I haven't managed to boot from sdcard yet.

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16 hours ago, SilverC said:

Just for feedback, got problem with Logitech usb keyboard on 5.62. Keyboard not writes any character.

Works well on 5.27, 5.34 releases and on any android.

 

Box H96 Pro+.

 

Thank you for your work balbes.

 

EDIT : same on TEST 4.19.0 rc7 

What dtb do you use ? The system runs from an SD card ?

 

7 hours ago, amirul said:

Just noticed that in uEnv.ini there is a line:

 

On the previous page there is information about changes in rules for selecting the dtb (now I've added this info to the first page of a topic). There's also an answer to what there are options for changing the MAC address.

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2 hours ago, balbes150 said:

What dtb do you use ? The system runs from an SD card ?

 

On the previous page there is information about changes in rules for selecting the dtb (now I've added this info to the first page of a topic). There's also an answer to what there are options for changing the MAC address.

Thanks. Must have missed it on my first read through. All good now.

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I put the img. Armbian_5.59_Aml-s9xxx_Ubuntu_xenial_default_4.18.0_20180823.img  into a usb disc. and boot it successfully with my TV box.

 

I havenot flashed the emmc yet . Another word , I played with Armbian installed at the U-disc. However , when I tried to upload/download files to/from the box with tool "Xftp 5"  ( from NetSarang ) , the tool failed to connected to the box. The box and my pc are in the same local network ( 192.168.0.xxx )

 

Of course , the ssh service is good and I can log into the box with  tool "Xshell 5". Is the ftp service not avail. at the img. ?

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Hi everyone,

I've been getting up to speed on this thread and the previous channel (kernel 3.14). I understand @balbes150 's instructions for using different dtb's. I have several Android TV boxes  that I'm trying out and I'd like to contribute the best I can, but I'm not so sure I have the best linux-compiling environment (building a kernel sounds like an arduous task, though I've never tried.)

 

I am particularly bent on getting WiFi to work on the 4.xx kernel for the x8 mini (which is very similar to the TX3-mini, whose dtb I have used.) It appears that the boot does not even attempt to initialize the drivers for my ssv6051 chip, even though I can see their config files in my /lib/firmware. On the 5.41 version of the firmware, it did work. Is this a simple fix? Can someone point me in the direction of how to recompile those 3.14 drivers for 4.18?

 

Perhaps an even more relevant question is: do I really need 4.18? I just want an OS optimized for my board and able to use wireless, Mali GPU, etc. I'm an image processing guy, so I'm making it do some intense things. Sometimes I associate the next major release as an optimization move...

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Hello,

 

I'm new here and I'm trying to figure out if this build is working on a Beelink GT1 Ultimate ?

It has a S912.

 

I tried version 5.62 that I've found here but when it starts USB devices are not working (so no keyboard).

I can see the error : usb port 1 (or 2) connect-debounce failed

So I think it's because of that.

 

Is it supposed to work ?

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Are there any other changes besides the different dtb method? On my mecool m8s pro +, these do not boot with /dtb-4.19.0-rc7-aml-s9xxx/meson-gxl-s905x-p212.dtb .

 

The old 3.14 kernel versions do work, but no amcodec support. How to get HW playback?

 

Any suggestions?

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Ver 5.64 (20181019)

 

For those who want to work on HW support on their own, there are two components on the site.

https://github.com/superna9999/meson_gx_mali_450

 

1. Module "mali.ko"

2. Archive with libMali.

The working version of xf86-video-armsoc is missing. I have a package (for Xenial) that gathered Numbqq (dev with Khadas), but the system does not accelerate and it needs to be corrected.

https://github.com/numbqq/xf86-video-armsoc_s905x/tree/master/xenial/arm64

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