i2c and i2s on rock64

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I have a Rock64 powered by Armbian version 5.60 kernel 4.4.162-rockchip64 Ubuntu Bionic

How can I activate i2c0 and i2s0 ports for connecting a 16x2 characters LCD display like 1602LCD and a PCM5102 DAC ?

I'm trying armbian-config and I'm reading https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Allwinner_overlays/ but I'm getting no help.

Thanks for advance.

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I am trying with Ayufan distribution :


I have connecting i2c on P27 (i2c1-sda) and P28(i2c1-scl) and 3.3volts and the display is found with "i2cdetect -y 1" on 0x3f.

Now, I have to install lcdproc

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Yes, I have Rock64 working with I2C and a 20x4 LCD display like this one


and the dbrgn/RPLCD under Python 3.6.6 (Ubuntu Bionic 18.04) :

git clone https://github.com/bazooka07/RPLCD.git -b test-entrypoint-1811 ( I fix a little bug for the test )


I have too an ESP8266 (Nodemcu) and a OLed 0.96" display. I'm trying for running Oled with Rock64.

The following library is working but don't keep  the display on when I leave my script

pip3 install luma.oled

My script :

#!/usr/bin/env python3

from luma.core.interface.serial import i2c, spi
from luma.core.render import canvas
from luma.oled.device import ssd1306

serial = i2c(port=1, address=0x3C)
device = ssd1306(serial)

with canvas(device) as draw:
    draw.rectangle(device.bounding_box, outline='white', fill='black')
    draw.text((30, 40), 'Hello World', fill='white')

Don't forget to connect on i2c-1 pin #27 (sda) and pin #28 (scl) unlike RPI3


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I am testing with the last version of Armbian (Ubuntu Bionic) and it's working fine.

i2c-1 is enabled by default.

sudo apt install python3-wheel python3-setuptools python3-dev build-essential

sudo apt install python3-smbus

git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/rm-hull/luma.oled

git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/rm-hull/luma.examples

cd luma.oled/

sudo -H python3 setup.py install

cd ~/luma.examples/examples

python3 welcome.py

Don't forget to add yourself in the "i2c" group and to connect your oled in the P27 (i2c1-sda) and P28(i2c1-scl) and 3.3volts.

sudo usermod -aG i2c your-login


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