GDPR-2: I transfered the SYSTEM file to my Linux desktop computer and was able to mount the SYSTEM file as a loop (see below) using mount /tmp/SYSTEM /mnt -o loop. However, I don't see any gxbb_p200_1G_mxq_pro_4k.dtb file. Anyway, I tried using the gxbb_p200_1G_1Gbit.dtb file and ended up with the same issue as before. Perhaps, you can add a support for the MXQ Pro S905 platforms in you next build?Code
drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 1207 Feb 12 20:10 . drwxrwxr-x 20 root root 357 Feb 12 22:04 .. -rw------- 1 root root 208896 Feb 12 19:54 dtb.img -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40365 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_1G_100M.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40209 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_1G_100M_RealtekWiFi.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40660 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_1G_100M_t95m.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40365 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_1G_1Gbit.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40273 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_1G_1Gbit_RealtekWiFi.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39521 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_2G_100M.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39365 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_2G_100M_RealtekWiFi.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39816 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_2G_100M_t95m.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39521 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_2G_1Gbit.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39529 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_2G_1Gbit_OTG_Port.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39429 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_2G_1Gbit_RealtekWiFi.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39517 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_2G.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40309 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_2G_m8s+_k3_pro.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40151 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_2G_minix_neo_u1.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40357 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 41029 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_k1_plus.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40353 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p200_k2_pro.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39621 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p201_2G.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39617 Feb 12 19:54 gxbb_p201.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40695 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_1g.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39548 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_1g_lepotato.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40699 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_1g_nand.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40691 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_1g_slowemmc.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40994 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_1g_t95m.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40695 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_2g.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40850 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_2g_kvim.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 39548 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_2g_lepotato.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40699 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_2g_nand.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40691 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_2g_slowemmc.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40994 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_2g_t95m.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40695 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p212_3g.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40982 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p230_2g.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 42390 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p230_k1_pro.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 41967 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p231_1g_dvb.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 42179 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p231_2g_dvb.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40695 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p281_1g.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40994 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p281_1g_tx3mini.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40695 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p281_2g.dtb -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 40994 Feb 12 19:54 gxl_p281_2g_tx3mini.dtb -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 4969 Feb 12 20:10 update.sh
Then yes it's most probably the dtb at fault, you can try and mount your external card/drive and browse to /usr/share/bootloader to pull out the latest version, I would upload it for you but I'm away from a machine right now.
GDPR-2: I am not sure I understood what you were saying above. I booted my MXQ Pro (S905 with 1/8 GB RAM/eMMC) into LE 184.108.40.206 and the partitions (/var/media/LIBREELEC_DISK and /var/media/LIBREELEC) that contain LE 8.90.5 (see below) on a USB memory stick does not contain any /usr partition. The only /usr/share/bootloader directory is from the running filesystem of LE 220.127.116.11 and it does contain all the DTB files (if that's what you meant). Anyway, I tried all these DTB files (built for LE 18.104.22.168) for S905 platform to no avail. My MXQ Pro does boot into LE 8.90.5 (at least it shows the LE logo) and then dumps out a debug message asking to type 'EXIT' to show the debug message. On the mounted /var/media/LIBREELEC, I see a data file named SYSTEM. Can this SYSTEM file be mounted and now? Can you please help?Code
############################################## # LibreELEC # # https://libreelec.tv # ############################################## LibreELEC (community): 22.214.171.124 (S905.arm) LibreELEC:~ # df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on devtmpfs 312880 128544 184336 41% /dev /dev/sda1 524008 136280 387728 26% /flash /dev/sda2 3307855 3125772 177987 95% /storage /dev/loop0 128640 128640 0 100% / tmpfs 416740 0 416740 0% /dev/shm tmpfs 416740 7740 409000 2% /run tmpfs 416740 0 416740 0% /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs 416740 20 416720 0% /var tmpfs 416740 4 416736 0% /tmp /dev/sdb2 3307855 1596066 1707693 48% /var/media/LIBREELEC_DISK /dev/sdb1 524008 152832 371176 29% /var/media/LIBREELEC LibreELEC:~ # ls -la /var/media/LIBREELEC /var/media/LIBREELEC_DISK /var/media/LIBREELEC: total 152848 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 16384 Jan 1 1970 . drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 80 Jan 1 2015 .. drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 8192 Dec 31 2014 LOST.DIR -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 146284544 Jan 1 2015 SYSTEM -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48 Apr 19 2017 SYSTEM.md5 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1033 Apr 19 2017 aml_autoscript -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40365 Jan 22 09:57 dtb.img -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 39379 Jan 1 2015 dtb.img.orig -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40156 Jul 19 2017 dtb.img.sav.1 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40365 Feb 28 00:27 dtb.img.sav.2 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 39617 Jan 1 2015 dtb.img.sav.3 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40365 Jan 22 09:57 gxbb_p200_1G_100M.dtb -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40365 Jan 22 09:57 gxbb_p200_1G_1Gbit.dtb -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40273 Mar 10 16:41 gxbb_p200_1G_1Gbit_RealtekWiFi.dtb -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40201 Jan 19 00:23 gxbb_p200_1G_mxq_pro_4k.dtb -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11113 Mar 10 16:44 gxbb_p200_1G_mxq_pro_4k.zip -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9779200 Jan 1 2015 kernel.img -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48 Apr 19 2017 kernel.img.md5 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2751 Jan 1 2015 remote.conf -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 668 Apr 19 2017 s905_autoscript /var/media/LIBREELEC_DISK: total 35 drwxr-xr-x 19 root root 1024 Mar 2 21:19 . drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 80 Jan 1 2015 .. -rw------- 1 root root 4083 Mar 2 21:05 .ash_history drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 1024 Jan 1 2015 .cache drwxr-xr-x 14 root root 1024 Jan 18 21:12 .config drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 1024 Jan 1 2015 .kodi -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 59 May 10 2017 .profile drwx------ 2 root root 1024 Apr 9 2017 .ssh drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Jan 1 2015 .update drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Mar 10 15:16 backup drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 Feb 11 22:18 downloads drwx------ 2 root root 12288 Apr 18 2017 lost+found drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Apr 3 2017 music drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Apr 3 2017 pictures drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Apr 3 2017 screenshots drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Apr 3 2017 tvshows drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Apr 3 2017 videos LibreELEC:~ #
Can anyone please help me out which dtb file to use for an MXQ Pro with an S905 CPU + 1 /8 GB RAM/eMMC storage?
Currently, I have an MXQ Pro S905 TV Box with 1/8 GB RAM/eMMC running on the last version of LE v126.96.36.199 with a device tree of gxbb_p200_1G_mxq_pro_4k.dtb (S905). Right now, I would like to try LE 9.x (from here), but I did not find any DTB image from here for this device. Since my device has only 1 GB RAM, I tried all the 1GB version DTB images from the device tree to no avail (ended up with debugging messages). I certainly will appreciate if anyone here who has managed to run LE 9 on an MXQ Pro can lend some hands on which DTB version for an MXQ Pro to use.
For those S912 users that have had 4K HDR Green Screen playback issues when setting a 422,10bit or 422,12bit Chroma and color depth I've been playing around with @kszaq's LE 8.2.x S912 code (thx mate !), and plugged the newer, improved LE linux-amlogic Kernel into it.
The one that is also used for alpha versions of AML LE Kodi Leia 8.9.x that GDPR-2 is releasing.
Note: there will be no ongoing support due to LE Kodi Krypton reaching stable status. This is just a Kernel changeup:
You can follow the discussion over on the Kodi forum if interested, where you will also find a S912 LE 8.2.x .img.gz update to drop into the update folder:
Some useful info here for 422 4K HDR testing (before very first video playback):
echo '422,10bit' > /sys/class/amhdmitx/amhdmitx0/attr
echo '422,12bit' > /sys/class/amhdmitx/amhdmitx0/attr
To permanently set on LE device bootup:
echo "echo '422,10bit' > /sys/class/amhdmitx/amhdmitx0/attr" >> /storage/.config/autostart.sh
Want to see the what your HDMI connected display is capable of:
For those feeling adventurous, you can ramp up the GPU clock to 792MHz for a bit more GUI snappiness, however chipset temps will increase quite a bit and may overheat and crash S912 devices.
In reality you need good Chipset cooling like the MINIX U1/U9 has:
echo 2 > /sys/class/mpgpu/scale_mode
Current GPU clock Frequency:
I am not sure if this will be a good thing to implement. However, it certainly will come handy when one has some need to manually tweak the GPU clock. All I can say is to be wise in doing so to avoid any mishaps. Good luck all.
I bought a Mecool from Banggood with the faulty chip, they offered a new replacement or a full refund. I took the refund and they refunded me in full, can't ask for better service than that.
That's great unless you had to shell out for the S/H cost back to the seller.
- I want to buy :
- a stable S905X box, cheap but not flaky
- from reliable seller, perhaps geekbuying(?)
- with 802.11 ac, BT4.0, 2GB ram, 16GB emmc
- Android with few security issues,
- kszaq's build of LibreELEC
- booted from SD card,
- using internal memory for data,
- maybe SD card for data,
- maybe install an Android TV ROM ?
- this is the claim by the vendor for "MXQ Pro+" at $37.
- Any advice ? (noob...)
- P.S. : the word "f e m a l e" is censored ?
About 2 years ago, I bought an MXQ Pro (S905) from a Chinese ebay seller under $15. The device kept rebooting. So, I complained to the seller asking for a partial refund. S/he decided to give me a full refund. Anyway, the device still runs on LE 188.8.131.52 and never crashes.
About two months ago, I bought a Mecool KM8 P TV Box Amlogic S912 with 1/8 GB RAM/eMMC storage under $29 from AliExpress and it too has been running on LE 184.108.40.206 sans any problem. For both my devices, they all boot LE off an external USB memory stick. As such, I can't check if their internal eMMC storage is defective or not.
Anyway, you can find a Mecool KM8 P TV Box Amlogic S912 with 1/8 GB RAM/eMMC storage under $40 (which is a bit higher than $37) from GearBest, AliExpress, and/or GeekBuying. I just checked GearBest and it has a Mecool KM8 P TV Box Amlogic S912 with 1/8 GB RAM/eMMC storage $34.56 (less than $37).
- I want to buy :
I just received a new KM8 P and managed to boot LE-220.127.116.11 from an external USB memory stick and/or microSD card. Everything looks just fine, but the original remote control that came with the KM8 P device does not work. I am looking for any KM8 P running on LE owners who managed to get original remote control working to help. Anyone?
After you have the SD Card prepared with LE.
Add a Fake Zip File (Anything a text file and zip it)
Use the Update app in Android and point it to the Fake Zip as the update file.
See what happens.
Did you mean I can just simply create an empty fake ZIP file by just using the touch utility?
Actually I'm referring to this one which is 28.99 (1GB RAM/8GB ROM): Mecool KM8 P TV Box Amlogic S912 1GB 8GB 2GB 16GB Android 6.0 WiFi Octa Core 4K HD Smart Set Top Box Media Player KM8P PK X96-in Set-top Boxes from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group
I bought this KM8 P TV Box from the above link and just received it after 3 weeks of shipment. Anyway, I already prepared a USB boot disc using the dd utility as mentioned in the LE wiki - installation. When I inserted a tooth pick into the AV port, it just went in all the way, i.e. no reset button inside. I also booted into the Android OS, did a factory reset, and it just booted back into the Android OS. So, has anyone had some ideas how to proceed to install/boot LE on this device using a USB memory stick?
At this moment, I am completely lost. I am trying to start from beginning
- Renamed my existing ~/.kodi directory to something else and launched kodi from CLI to start from scratch.
- Go to Add-ons -> Add-on browser -> Install from repository -> Services and saw TVheadend Power and Recording Management service. I don't suppose this is what you refer to as TVH service package. Am I right? If so, where can I find the TVH service to install?
BTW, if I install the TVheadend Power and Recording Management service, it prompted a sudo password request @CLI which I never expected.
I am on RPi LE7 with TVH 4.0.9. Addon runs perfectly, once a day at 3:00 is perfect for me.
But, this is version v1.57.
Can I send you a PM (through conversation) asking for help on how you setup TVH + WebGrab++?
Here is a preview of the webgrabplus addon, which provides webgrabplus 2.1.5.
It should run on any LibreELEC system.
Configuration files have considerably changed.
BACKUP YOUR CONFIGURATION BEFORE INSTALLING.
Is the above the manual or the program itself?
Works great. I got the Latest LibreElec and put it on a 16 GB Sandisk USB Flash drive. Put it in one of the USB ports and it booted straight onto LibreElec. There was no need to push any buttons etc.
I am really happy with the KM8P and have ordered a second with 2GB Ram 16 GB Storage.
KODI is good but there is a slight problem with the video freezing, but the sound continuing fine when I play X265 and possibly worse ie more freezing when the video is 10 Bit.
I really like this player. It is a huge improvement over the Orange Pi Lite I had running Openelec. (Which would not play 10 bit x265)
Freezes mean no good, AFAICT. However, I believe this is a matter of software. So, eventually problem like this will get fixed in the future. In the meantime, the one I purchased for less than US $30 for a 1/8 GB RAM/eMMC storage is alright, AFAICT. I will see to it to get the latest LE run when arrived. Thanks for your feedback.
Currently, I noticed one of AliExpress sellers has a Mecool KM8 P TV Box Amlogic S912 1/8 GB $28.99 (US plug version). I understand this item is supported by LE and am thinking to grab one to play with LE. However, I would like to know if currently there is a better deal than this $30 item. Thanks.