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Is there an open source driver for the W500? Can you provide a link to the sources and what kernel version? I have my kernel with the S430 but not the new W500.
Short answer: a) Your modules seem fine b) Your OS Image must have the right configuration and that depends on which Image is in use. Triple check your soldering, If you think they are 100% correct you have some options: a) Try this: https://github.com/avafinger/nanopi-a64-kodi This is already confi...
CAM500A is not compatible with NanoPi A64. Look for CAM500B. You can convert CAM500A to CAM500B with some soldering skills.
[quote]I am really happy that it work because i had so much troubles running a GLES program on that device... actually even the glmark2 fbdev code compile but crash, i had to install the .deb, yagears don't compile out of the box and crash even with the .deb file... i don't know why, it seem there i...
[quote="ackstor"] use the GPU as a blitter (or more). That is exactly what i mean by 2D, draw Text and Bitmaps to a buffer and then blit it using mali, but this has no advantages. The better approach would be to draw Text and Bitmaps in OpenGLES 2.0 (with mali) to release CPU from this wor...
You have problems with mali userland. For the fbdev you need the mali blobs for fbdev and not X11. (and vice-versa) I think the FE Desktop Image is for the X11 mali only. It should work with friendlycore. Make sure mali is working on friendlycore, test their Qt sample, read: 6.12 Run Qt 5.10.0 Demo ...
90% cpu usage out of 800% , so the 3D rendering is done by mali.
/dev/fbX is shared with mali , that means you can write directly to /dev/fbX or use mali for 3D.

If you have a way to draw 2D with mali (in C), please share the code.
[quote="ackstor"]Hello, how did you compile it for the Fire 3 ? All I get is a segmentation fault / display not found whenever i compile OpenGL ES stuff on the Fire 3.[/quote] It is based on framebuffer and not X11. Adjust the code to your need: https://github.com/avafinger/mali-fbdev-stre...
As an alternative, you could try out this Image: https://github.com/avafinger/nanopi-m4-ubuntu-base-minimal#release-v18-os-image-for-emmc-only As a bonus, you get Kodi 18 RC5. After login you run kodi. Kodi will detect your 4K Display and set properly res. mode. Don't be fooled if you get the wrong ...
I THOUGHT THIS MAY BE OF INTEREST. I have published an enhanced version of the htop for monitoring system health, like Cpu Temp. Cpu Freq, Cpu Vcore in Real-time for NanoPi M4. Deb package and source code is on github: https://github.com/avafinger/htop-2.1.1_enhanced-version. Actually, this work on ...
Hi guidol, I have received some PM but could not reply to them (no rights to send PM from my user to anyone, i think) and could not PM you also in this forum. This patched kernel works really nice and also has an extended lifespan, so it is the way to go, unfortunately, I hit a wall to extend the ke...
Just a little progress, the crypto engine seems to be working, somehow i think... cryptsetup benchmark # Tests are approximate using memory only (no storage IO). PBKDF2-sha1 252061 iterations per second for 256-bit key PBKDF2-sha256 444311 iterations per second for 256-bit key PBKDF2-sha512 179550 i...
A little follow-up, I was expecting a punch on Gbps for the kernel 4.4.117 but got the usual speed on gigabit port, the good news, the new 8189ES driver really unleashes the power of RTL8189ETV, here are some benchmarks: Gbps : [code]ubuntu@nanopi-a64:~/iperf/iperf/src$ ./iperf3 -c 192.168.254.253 C...
The RTL8189ES driver has been fixed for kernel 4.4.117, it is working fine on a few tests here. I will push the source code to github after proved stable.

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This might interest someone. I have been evaluating some modern kernel for the A64 and while mainline kernel 4.17 isn't ready i worked on linux 4.4.111 with bionic and xubuntu and gave it a try. This is not BSP (although based on) but rather u-boot passing a Flattened DTB to the patched kernel to gi...
The kernel and instructions you referred on the link are not for H2+.

Linux kernel source tree for FriendlyARM NanoPi (s3c2451)
There is no support for ov5640 on kernel 4.4, you should use kernel 3.4 instead of 4.4.
Kernel 3.4 has support for CAM500B.
There was a preliminary support for ov5640 on kernel 4.14 but seems to be halted or postponed. I have tried to enable ov5640 support on 4.4 without much success.
I have managed to build and run glmark2-es-fb , struggled to get g++ to build it on 1 GB memory board. Now i need a way to optimize it. Has anyone tested glmark2-es and got better results? glmark2-es results for 1280x720p, without heatsink temp is around 85 C, Cpu around 90% most of the time for one...
I have made some tests and published some instructions on How to connect and work with a 3G USB modem on legacy and mainline kernel.

You can follow here: https://github.com/avafinger/3G_GSM_GPRS
hmm..., they are there compiled as modules: find /media/alex/rootfs/lib/modules/4.14.3-h5 -name *ppp*.ko /media/alex/rootfs/lib/modules/4.14.3-h5/kernel/drivers/net/ppp/ppp_deflate.ko /media/alex/rootfs/lib/modules/4.14.3-h5/kernel/drivers/net/ppp/pppox.ko /media/alex/rootfs/lib/modules/4.14.3-h5/ke...
Just a little reminder, if you plan to use Wifi , add a sane value to timeout in the file /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf or you will have to wait for the 5 min timeout to connect wifi to you AP if there is no ethernet cable connected. change: 500 to 15 that seems to be reasonable or redo the wifi and netwo...
This is a 8GB ubuntu-minimal-image with kernel 4.14.3 configured as you asked for. You need to add the required packages to Dial to your 3G (wdial, pppd, etc..). user: ubuntu pasw: ubuntu Wifi connection ================ WPA_SUPPLICANT is used to connect Wifi to AP, please edit the file /etc/network...
Sure i can try, can you please tell which 3G/LTE modules are needed? I will enable USB mobile broadband and PPP support.
A nice good looking boot (13.5 secs), BT is loaded, now need a way to talk to a device.

https://gist.github.com/avafinger/9e363 ... 4e74a748d8
There are some alternatives, depending on how you build your SD CARD (uImage, zImage and how you build your u-boot) you could: a) Create your Image on a 8GB SD CARD size, boot from this SD CARD and do a 'dd' to copy the whole 8GB sd card image to eMMC (you need to have eMMC visible when booted from ...
If anyone interested in kernel 4.14 for the NanoPi NEO/ NEO Plus2 i have managed to get a working build with Wifi, Gbps and eMMC fully functional. I need to workout BT but i think the problem is on my side so is possible to make it work. As soon as i get BT working i can share an Image. Kernel log: ...
[quote="Hannes Worst"]Thank you, Guidol, for pointing us out to this image. For what it's worth, it works more or less for me. There are some issues with my hdmi-vga transformer however. Sometimes uit connects well to my monitor at one time, while the next time I get no screen whatsoever. ...
If anyone is interested i have published the DTB with OV5640 enabled so the CAM500B works nicely with AF on kernel 3.10.105.
This is a WiP and a user effort, feel free to try it.

Check out the WiP: https://github.com/avafinger/nanopi-a64-firmware
[quote]Hi , I just wanted to drop some lines here to summarize my first experiences with the NanoPi and it's Linux Mate Image. 1.) When logging in as root, a error window comes up with the error message: "mesg sttyname failed: inappropriate ioctl for device...." 2.) Mouse is not recognized...
Is it possible to get the .config [Air] used in your supported image?
I need to build a new image manually.

Thanks
[quote="abramq"]Thanks a lot! I gues that the 'file' I am gonna send I can somehow get from the camera... Is there any standard library for CAM500B to get pictures from that camera as a file? [/quote] You could try this: https://github.com/avafinger/cap-v4l2 Check also: http://people.csail...
"jjm Hello, Maybe the board power supply shortage,can you give me the log information of the board?And A 5V/2A power is a must. " Here it is, the complete boot log and the power off android process. ** PS: The board is powered by PSU-ONECOM, and 5V 2A --------------------------------------...
Got new PSU to test, so the problem is not the microUSB, i powered the board using only the PSU-ONECOM and the problem still exist.
The problem must be in the "EDID", broken?.

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Ok, no more guesses! Here is what i found so far and the actions i took to solve it (without success): * U-boot set the env and kernel command line always with lcd=HDMI720P (if no lcd attached), no matter if you try to changed it setting another parameter. U-boot always re-write the env variables. *...
I have tried to get the log using the TTL To RS232 Module(PSU-ONECOM)without success, i have tried also using null modem cable and cross cable but nothing comes out from debug port, i suspect it is not enabled, is it? Here is the env: bootargs=console=ttyAMA0,115200n8 androidboot.console=ttyAMA0 and...
Could you please give more details on what is not ready? The software side? The Hardware side? Both? If it is the software side only, can you give the correct fex section, so i can try just powering the cam and see what is going on with the camera? I have some doubts about pin 23 and pin 24. And wil...
Hi Jjm, I mistakenly said 1920x1080P is working in Debian, which is not working also. Power supply is 5V 2.1A. I will be in a business trip and when i get back will attach the log. Thanks. Update: This same PSU 5v 2.1A works nice for the M1 and 1920x1080P on 42" tv monitor and 1920x1080P monitor.
Android and Debian have issues if you set HDMI to 1920x1080P on M2. * There is possible not enough fb set to work with 1920x1080P (it is a guess!!!) * In 1920x1080 M2 tries to get EDID parms from Monitor and it get the wrong timings, while in 1280x720P it does not call nxp_edid_init() or use only pr...
I am trying to use the CMOS 5M-Pixel Camera without success. The CAM500A is not detected on M1 or it does not power on. Here is the current Fex section in use: [csi0] vip_used = 1 vip_mode = 0 vip_dev_qty = 1 vip_define_sensor_list = 0 vip_csi_pck = port:PE00<2><default><default><default> vip_csi_mc...
I need to test the CAM500 module on M2 but current Debian is outdated and it does not have support for the camera. I have rebuild the kernel with support for the OV5640, the camera module is identified but no /dev/video0 is created. [ 2.148000] gspca_main: v2.14.0 registered [ 2.152000] nxp_v4l2_pro...
I need to build my own Kernel (different version than 3.4.39-friendlyarm) and rootfs, but my understanding is that i need to rebuild the initramfs and sync it with my kernel version. [code] [ 3.860000] systemd[1]: Starting Load Kernel Modules... [ 3.872000] systemd[1]: Starting udev Coldplug all Dev...
I have flashed the SD card with Android and booted it on M2, but i have some issues with LCD HDMI 1920x1080P and this configuration works with debian (M2) and other boards. During boot, it displays the FriendlyArm boot logo and turns off HDMI, after 3 secs it shows FriendlyArm Android booting logo a...
ahh, ok, i just found it on the wiki: http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index. ... 602-if.png
Can you please confirm the correct polarity:

[_] -> +
O -> -

Is this correct?
I would like to know if NanoPi2 Fire has MFC available as in Exynos family. --- This is supported in Android. The VPU source code is available however we didn't integrate it into Debian system Please, release the Android kernel, so i can have a look, or better when do you expect to integrate MFC on ...
Ok, i will rephrase my question: a) I want to enable MFC codec in V4L2 interface for the camera, is it possible with the current kernel 3.4.39? If yes, how to enable it in menuconfig ( i just could not find a way to enable it )? b) S5P4418 Manual implies it is mali 400MP2 and current kernel have sup...