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The list of models that are running Armbian (Amlogic, Rockchip etc)

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This theme is designed to help potential users with the selection of equipment to run Armbian on TV boxes and other devices with ARM chips. I propose to leave here information about specific models, with a description of the technical parameters of the equipment, which specific versions of Armbian images and what settings or additional steps have been launched.

 

Pay attention. In this thread are only a good or not run the system on specific models TV box. All discussions and questions, post in other topics.

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Nexbox a95x(soc amlogic s905 ram 1 storage 8)

All image with kernel 3.14 work with generic gxbb_p200.dtb(old u-boot). Don't have now this box, so don't have opportunity check mainline.  It have some exotic wi-fi module without open sources drivers, so no wi-fi.

 

Sunvell T95X(soc amlogic s905x ram 2 storage 8).

All image with kernel 3.14 and mainline. With stock firmware don't need manipulate with .dtb files(3.14 kernel), for mainline need generic p212 dtb. Wi-fi  sci9082c, didn't test.

Spoiler

It don't have open sources drivers...

 

 

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I'm currently running a Beelink GT1 ultimate (S912, 3Go DDR4, 32Go) with your armbian 5.37 based on 3.14.29 debian stretch without specifying any dtb file.  It is used as a server with openmediavault and homeassistant. I'm running armbian from sd card.

I just made upgrades and got armbian-config 5.64 with an uptime of 70 days.

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I'm using scshion v88 pro, s905x, 1gb ram.

It works great with all builds i tried (in latest builds with 4.x kernel there is no wifi, i never had time to compile drivers for RTL8189ES). MBR partition table also works with latest builds.

Still android 7.1 (installed version for nexbox a95x) is much faster for multimedia and until we get fluid youtube in chromium i will stick with android.

Edited by zogu

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Caidao T1 - s905x 2gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_600192.html

ARMBIAN 5.62 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.18.7-aml-s9xxx

ARMBIAN 5.60 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.18.7-aml-s9xxx (non-desktop) +xserver-xorg+xinit+pulseaudio+x2goclient

 

S11 TV Box - s905 1gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_356693.html?wid=1112942

ARMBIAN 5.60 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.18.7-aml-s9xxx

ARMBIAN 5.64 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.19.0-rc7-aml-s9xxx (connectivity problems after a while - CAKE maybe?)

 

BM8 Pro - s912 2gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_493137.html

Armbian_5.67_Aml-s9xxx_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.19.6_desktop_20181205 +compton intermittent eth

Fix: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10712159/


running x2goclient via eth connecting to Scientific Linux 7.5 MATE desktop

.xinitrc: x2goclient -s 1980x1080 --maximize --thinclient --session=FIRST

/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service: ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty --noclear -a amirul %I $TERM

~/.profile: startx

 

A5X Max - RK3328 4gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009367872782.html

ARMBIAN 5.64 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.4.143-rk3328-tv +compton

ARMBIAN 5.67 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.4.143-rk3328-tv 20181203 +compton

fine with Kingston DataTraveller 100 G3 128Gb stick

 

Scishion V99 Star - rk3368 octacore 2gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_590115.html

Haven't found a way to boot sdcard yet

 

T95Z Plus - s912 octacore 3gb ram

https://shopee.com.my/Tv-Box-2.4-5Ghz-3Gb-32Gb-Core-Wifi-T95Z-Plus-S912-Android-7.1-Bluetooth-New-i.77595696.1561323781

Armbian_5.67_Aml-s9xxx_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.19.7_desktop_20181218, patched meson-gxm-q200.dtb

Intermittent USB with Kingston DataTraveller 100 G3 128Gb stick. Maybe try a 3A power adapter?

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Tanix TX3 mini 2GB RAM (S905W)

5.41.1 Ubuntu Xenial 3.14.29 icewm 20180406: everything working, boot from SD, system on HDD

 

A5X Max 4GB RAM (RK3328)

5.62 Ubuntu Bionic 4.4.143 desktop 20181014: rk3328-evb.dtb, boot from SD, system on HDD, just started testing, wifi and audio not working yet, ethernet okay.

 

2018-12-19: audio is working.

Edited by KY69
Further testing

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Old Sunvell R69 just boot with proper microSD card (in my case boot directly with Toshiba Exceria but not but with Samsung or Sandisk).

I'm using images shared in Google Drive from this post 

Sunvell R69 with Allwinner H2+

Running ARMBIAN 5.67 with kernel 4.14.81 
from internal eMMC

HDMI at 1080p 24fps

Wi-Fi OK,

Ethernet OK

 

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The first great thing @balbes150

 

Quintaix Q912 , S912 , 3g , 32 rom , in the pendriver SankDisk Ultra 32g  , proved in the microsd samsung evo 64 and SSD 60g kingston.

3.14.29 dtb specific q912_otg.dtb  = all work hdmi 1080p

 

4.19.7 and 4.20.0 meson-gxm-q200.dtb = bluetooth no work , I started in dvi mode instead of hdmi, and it's weird since I turn off and turn on the monitor and it goes into hdmi mode, and tried everything that occurred to me but nothing worked (if someone has any ideas?). It is a 24 p full hd tv, but even stranger than on the TV in the living room if it works correctly.
In the version 4.21 of the kernel there are changes in the hdmi to see if I am lucky, otherwise I will have to continue with the 3.14.29 that goes phenomenal.

 

 

 

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I am using a Phicomm N1

Armbian runs well on it.

CPU: Amlogic S905D, ARM Cortex-A53, Quad Core 2GHz

GPU: ARM Mali™-450, 4K@60fps Hardware acceleration support, HDMI 2.0

RAM: K4B4G1646E, DDR3-1866MHz 512MB*4=2GB

ROM: KLM8G1GEME, 8GB eMMC

Port: 1*HDMI 2.0; 2*USB2.0; 1*Gigabit Ethernet

Power Adapter: Input 110-240V~50/60Hz AC; Output 12V/2A DC

Ethernet: RTL8211F Gigabit Ethernet

WIFI/Bluetooth: CYW43455 (same as Raspberry Pi 3B+) 2.4G/5G WiFi IEEE 802.11n/ac with Integrated Bluetooth 4.1

 

and a Phicomm T1

CPU: Amlogic S912, ARM Cortex-A53, Octa Core 1.5GHz

GPU: ARM Mali™-820, 4K UHD, DOLBY H.265(HEVC)

RAM: 2GB

ROM: 16GB eMMC

Port: 1*HDMI 2.0; 1*USB2.0; 100m Ethernet

Power Adapter: Input 110-240V~50/60Hz AC; Output 5V/2A DC

WIFI/Bluetooth: 2.4G/5G WiFi IEEE 802.11n/ac with Integrated Bluetooth 4.1

【Remark: I cannot find a specified DTB file for this device】

 

and there is another device to recommend.  ZTE9 FunBox.

I hope this box will be supported by Armbian Linux.

The FunBox is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra4 processor, based on the A15 architecture, and the superior graphics performance is delivered by a 72-core GeForce graphics processor with 2GB DDR3L memory and 8GB of Flash memory.

The specifications make the FunBox the highest performance home entertainment console in 2014.

 

 

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Edited by Bangliang Shen

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Beelink A1 (rk3328, 4GB ram, 32GB emmc)

Tested with Armbian_5.67_Rk3328-tv_Debian_stretch_default_4.4.154_desktop_20181227.img.xz. Boot with rk3328-evb.dtb, but have to modify some entries to make ethernet and usb2 work.

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I'm using a bunch of S805 with big Mxq logo on top (m201d boards). They're the ones with fake 1GB ram, only 512 usable. They usually have wifi 8189etv but I use ethernet for them or usb wifi with a decent antenna. These 512mb boxes make nice Pihole/firewall/nas servers. For these boxes it would be sweet if we can someone configure the shared memory. I think the video card eats up about 100mb, but I might be wrong there.

 

I also have a bunch of s905x boxes, pretty much all of them have a p212 board, just different wifi chipsets. They run anything from web dev (nginx/php/mysql) to being headless music player connected to some hifi. I hope the mesa drivers will work one day, as a light desktop can easily run on them too. but without h/w acceleration anything beyond surfing the web is a pain. I haven't been able to get the mesa driver to work.

 

Very happy with Armbian. Debian is my distro of choice and being able to run it on these inexpensive energy efficient boxes is great. Specially cuz most of them can also be powered over usb. 

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