Support for A10/A20

  • Hello,

    I think that Bananapi and Bananapi pro use the same hw concept.

    My way is:

    1. $ git clone --branch a20 GitHub - jernejsk/LibreELEC.tv: Just enough OS for KODI

    2. $ cd LibreELEC.tv

    3. $ PROJECT=Allwinner DEVICE=A20 ARCH=arm UBOOT_SYSTEM=bananapi make image


    Oh yes, you got it without myproposal,

  • Thank you majorkalina for your reply. As you know I did change the config to bananapi. The device boots fine, but does not play some of the video formats. How did your board work with kodi. Were you able to play mp4 and mpeg2 files? I appreciate any comments or suggestions.

  • Thank you majorkalina for your reply. As you know I did change the config to bananapi. The device boots fine, but does not play some of the video formats. How did your board work with kodi. Were you able to play mp4 and mpeg2 files? I appreciate any comments or suggestions.

    Hello,

    as I wrote in #17:

    video playback is not good at all.

    h264, AVC downloaderd movies; mpeg2 and h265 is issue;

    h264, AVC some test videos from Samples - Official Kodi Wiki plays O.K.;


    mpeg1 and xvid in avi and mkv container plays O.K.

  • Thank you. I have given up on Libreelec on banana pro. However, I have quite some success with compiling mosterta's modifications for kernel and some other libraries to compile and run kodi for bananapro. See thread and my last post:


    hardware acceleration on allwinner A10/A20 with vdpau and OpenGLES (zero-copy)


    Regards.

  • For anyone who cares:

    I tried to compile LE from master repo (kernel 5.2.6) for A20 banana pi with no working eth. I added

    CONFIG_CLK_SUNXI=y

    CONFIG_CLK_SUNXI_CLOCKS=y

    and:

    CLK_SUNXI_PRCM_SUN6I=y

    CLK_SUNXI_PRCM_SUN8I=y

    (CLK_SUNXI_PRCM_SUN9I=y

    (to enable the legacy clock drivers)

    to linux.arm.conf and Ethernet is working well now but video playback poor, as detected before.

  • Finally some good news. Olimex kindly donated A20 board on which I could reproduce driver issue and fix it. Equally important, Olimex works on HDMI audio driver, but it won't be finished before new year. More info here.


    So, anyone who wants to test new images? If so, you can build them yourself from here or ping me with your board name and I'll upload test images.


    P.S.: Addons should work too now.

  • What can A10 in theory achieve? Compared to lets say an H3?


    I guess most A10 based boards fail because of the lack of ram...

  • Not much. This is more about making boards useful again.

    Let's see what can be squeezed out of my old a10 tablet with 512mb ram and 4gb nand... Probably not kodi, but maybe replicant or plasma mobile? A tablet is not the most hackable form factor.

  • Hello. I have an A2000 box with the A10 chip. Didn't see any Allwinner nightly builds, as the blog post implied, and the most recent posts here suggest that the board's specs are just too low to even bother.


    So.. what's the current status/intention/plan of A10 support? (Waiting for driver fixes? Looking for testers/hardware? Unsupported permanently? Lack of maintainer time/interest?)

  • Hello. I have an A2000 box with the A10 chip. Didn't see any Allwinner nightly builds, as the blog post implied, and the most recent posts here suggest that the board's specs are just too low to even bother.


    So.. what's the current status/intention/plan of A10 support? (Waiting for driver fixes? Looking for testers/hardware? Unsupported permanently? Lack of maintainer time/interest?)

    Hi. Thanks for your work.


    I have one of this too and I am interested on run Libreelec on it. I can test and report if needed

  • myxal   bethencsoft A10 should work in theory. I have no devices with it, so I didn't prepare anything. A1000 seems easy to support, but mainline DT is missing display related nodes. If anyone of you can provide me patch which would enable video output, I'll prepare test images.


    Note, A10 has limited memory throughput. It may have troubles pushing full HD image out.