Posts by Timpanogos Slim

    The problem:
    orange pi lite 2 (H6) + samsung 32K5500 (1080/60) + Nightly images (any version from the last couple of weeks) = No signal HDMI
    Share the secret - how to make it work HDMI?
    orange pi one plus - a similar problem

    I have noticed that my lite 2 has issues with the very old 20" samsung 1600x1200 DVI monitor-with-hdmi-cable that i use for almost all of my SBC testing - it will go black after a minute or two and not come back.


    Plugged it into my 27" 4K LG monitor and it's fine.


    I don't remember if i tried the old 4x3 monitor when i tried an older build of libreelec from this thread a few months ago, or if i tried an older build of armbian with it.


    Maybe there's just an issue with HDMI on H6 boards in some recent kernels, or maybe always.


    Conversely, raspberry pi boards can't autodetect my Waveshare 7" touchscreen (version C - genuine not clone) but all my Armbian devices that i have plugged into it don't have any issues.


    Unfortunately, i know how to force a monitor resolution with raspbian but not on allwinner boards.

    I have an H3 board (BananaPi M2+) and I was wondering, will it run Kodi 18?

    I know the Allwinner boards are a little temperamental and some only work with Kodi 19, but I saw an old forum with an Openelec image with Kodi 16, so I thought there might be a chance? Does anyone have any experience with this device? Will building LE 9.2 work for it?

    Banana Pi M2+ is on the list of supported boards for these builds? Give it a try

    Orange Pi Prime support?


    I know it's a discontinued board, but it appears that there was a period when it was a desirable way to mine some kind of cryptocurrency, and it periodically turns up on ebay at low prices. Like currently there is a seller in Ohio who has 10 of them, new in box, for $25 shipped each.


    So yeah i bought one, showed up today.


    Since it largely seems to be an Orange Pi PC2 with 2gb of ram and wifi, should i just try the PC2 image?

    So thanks for nothing.


    It might be helpful to know why hdmi_mode=42 didn't work. Like if some kind of error had been logged when libreelec or kodi rejected the hdmi stuff from the config.


    And it might be neat to know why manually selecting the mode in kodi doesn't work.


    But "hdmi_cvt=1400 1050 60 1 0 0 0" and associated hdmi_mode=87 did work.

    I'm having an issue where the screen just goes blank when i change video modes on my pi 3b.


    My situation is a little bizarre because the display I'm using is sort of cobbled together.


    I've got the lcd panel from a thinkpad T43 - 15.1" 1400x1050 - connected to a universal (realtek based) lvds controller with hdmi and vga ports.


    The lvds board was programmed by the vendor - poorly. I'd need to buy a special programming interface to fix it.


    The chassis I'm using has a very old intel atom board in it. With xubuntu on the atom board, xorg boots up at 1280x1024 and with xrandr i can add and switch to the 1400x1050 60hz mode. I'd like to stop using the atom board because the pi3b is actually faster, not to mention all the video codecs it can decode in hardware.


    The real point of this chassis is the 3M 15" touchscreen. The original lcd panel quit working a couple years ago.


    The pi 3b always boots up assuming a 1080p display. At least, kodi thinks it's outputting 1920x1080. I wouldn't care except that it is assuming a 16x9 display but the physical display is 4x3.


    If i then select the 1400x1050 mode, the screen goes blank and never recovers. fwiw i am using a usb keyboard at this point.


    And if i select any other video mode, the same thing happens.


    I've tried editing the config.txt on the sd card. i've added the following lines:


    dtoverlay=hifiberry-digi
    dtoverlay=lirc-rpi,gpio_in_pin=26
    hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080
    hdmi_group=2
    hdmi_mode=42


    The hifiberry option shows up in the audio output settings (haven't tested to see if the spdif actually works), so i guess i can assume that the file is being read correctly. But the hdmi settings don't make any difference.


    What are my next steps for troubleshooting?