Asus PN50 challenge

  • Hi everyone,


    I've recently acquired a Asus PN50 with AMD APU 4500U and I would like to collaborate with the the forum with the single purpose of having a stable LE image for everyone that make the same choice I did!!


    My setup:

    Asus PN50: Mini PC PN50|Mini PCs|Displays / Desktops |ASUS Global + 4Gb DDR4 2400Mhz + 128Gb SSD. BIOS UPDATED.

    SmartTV: TV UHD Premium UE75MU7005, Smart TV, 2300 PQI | Samsung FR


    test subject 1:

    1 - Installed the stable Generic image from main site. Error: GPU not supported - Cannot install LE

    2 - Installed image LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-9.80-nightly-20201214-8a6ca28.img @ Index of / SOLVED

    Solution: For those who have CPU/GPU not supported. Try the test GENERIC images until we don't have a stable version compatible with this particular system.


    After this process...

    Test the system, the main features works fine. No glitches reproducing videos, music, etc. Could navigate all the menus with an external keyboard. I have a soundbar connected to the SMARTV via optical. No problems here either with the bypass.

    Special Note: I plugged an XBOX one USB TV TURNER and the card was identified by the system. To be more precise, at some time the system asked me to configure the PVR. Further testing will be executed after configuring TV channels DVB-C service.


    3 - Issues found:

    3.1 HDMI-CEC not working - This image doesn't have installed the HDMI-CEC. I've read in this forum that the generic versions doesn't have the HDM-CEC pre-configured at all. I would like to know how may I help you with testing to enable and stabilize this feature. Heads-up. I've already enable it on BIOS, please let me know if you need more details regarding the BIOS HDMI-CEC configuration. Accordingly with the product page. It's possible to manage the SMARTV with a single remote. Identical feature That LE provides with the RPi/Amlogic variants.

    3.2 The system does't shutdown or reboot. I'm having issues every time I try to shutdown or reboot the system. The system freezes and I need to force the shutdown manually.


    :arrow:Request. Can someone provide me a image that has HDMI-CEC enabled, so I can test on my side:?:

    If its possible, also provide the necessary configuration or update to fix the shutdown/reboot issue./shrug


    Thanks in advance for the help.



  • I'm having issues every time I try to shutdown or reboot the system. The system freezes and I need to force the shutdown manually.

    Could be a kernel thing. Linux 5.10 was released days ago, perhaps that will solve something.

  • Could be a kernel thing. Linux 5.10 was released days ago, perhaps that will solve something.

    Hi Klojum. thanks for the quick reply.


    The image installed is LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-9.80-nightly-20201214-8a6ca28.img and I've checked the kernel version:


    LibreELEC:~ # uname -r

    # 5.9.11


    Perhaps I need to wait for an updated and compiled version with the new kernel. Can someone point me to a changelog of the test versions please?

    I know that in the past Milhouse did this procedure and it was very clear all the changes/updates made in the process.


    Once again. Thanks

  • Hi (again)


    update to the last test Generic image LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-9.80-nightly-20201215-8a6ca28.img and still no luck regarding HDMI-CEC and shutdown/reboot issue.


    Did some investigation to be able to trace the issue the best I can and obtain the following result:

    LibreELEC:~ # cec-client -l

    libCEC version: 4.0.7, compiled on 2020-12-15 03:47:30 by [email protected] on Linux 4.15.0-118-generic (x86_64), features: P8_USB, DRM, P8_detect, randr

    Found devices: NONE


    It seems that libCEC is a default service but it doesn't recognize the PN50 HDMI-CEC "driver"? Similar to pulse8 driver?


    thanks

  • I think it's about time I replaced my old NUC5CPYH, and was looking at the ASUS PN50 (the Ryzen 3 version probably)

    1. What's the status of support 3 months after the OP? Would I have to go with a test/nightly build?

    2. @ karpediemrsi Have you tested the IR receiver? Is it supported out of the box on libreelec (like the NUC ones) ?

  • I fear karpediemrsi has given up the challenge to get the PN50 to work.

    Pity!

    I would have liked to ask him a few questions:

    • Is Audio Passthrough for DTS HD MA or Dolby TrueHD working?
    • Is HDR working?
    • Can one use the built-in IR receiver for switching on the device?