rootfs for 1st gen Cubox

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  • #11660

    Tobi
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    Hello,

    I was wondering if the Cubox rootfs from the official downloads is compatible with the 1st gen Cubox (Armada Cubox, not Cubox-i)?

    I’ve found an image from Dezember 2016 in the Solidrun forums.
    If there are no official images for the old Cuboxes, this probably is the most recent one available, right?

    Thanks!

    • This topic was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  Tobi.
    #11662

    skelos
    Participant

    Hello I have old cubox with armada mee to.

    Latest geexbox image for armada cubox is:
    http//download.geexbox.org/snapshots/geexbox-kodi-armada5xx-cubox/latest/binaries.cubox/

    Compiled in 28-Apr-2017 at 09:46

    I have pleasure to share my problems with armada cubox with other users in order to find solutions.

    I hope to replied fine to your question…

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  skelos.
    #11668

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    Indeed, all snapshots can be found here : http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/
    unless you have not supported or no more supported hardware, it’s the only location to look at

    Cheers !

    #11670

    Tobi
    Participant

    Thanks both of you!

    I’ve just created a fresh sd card with the latest development snapshot. It works like a charm. But I had to change the UI resolution to 720p in order to have a lag free UI.

    It’s greate to see my old Cubox in action again 🙂

    #11671

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    You might want to disable the RSS ticker. It’s also possible that “advancedsettings.xml” can be tuned a bit more. There are some known issues:

    • sometimes after bootup you get a diagonally sheered picture, only solvable by reboot
    • A/V sync doesn’t work for some videos
    • CEC sometimes stops working with the message “CEC connection to TV lost”

    It is possible that some of these things will get fixed in the future, but no guarantees. Also not sure if there will be a “Krypton” or “Leia” version, but we’ll keep the other packages as current as possible.

    #11672

    togath
    Participant
    • sometimes after bootup you get a diagonally sheered picture, only solvable by reboot
      I always thought it’s some kind of gfx driver issue.
    • A/V sync doesn’t work for some videos
      Yepp, happens
    • CEC sometimes stops working with the message “CEC connection to TV lost”
      TV doesn’t find CEC and keeps telling “Function not available”

    These days I do use the Armada-box mostly for upnp flac-rendering.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  togath.
    #11674

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    I always thought it’s some kind of gfx driver issue.

    Most likely. However, it’s not clear if the cause of this is in the blobs or in the open source parts.

    TV doesn’t find CEC and keeps telling “Function not available”

    Strange. My TV doesn’t need to find anything. When the box boots up (i.e when Kodi starts), it switches to the corresponding HDMI input and CEC simply works. Except for these occasional disconnects :/

    #11675

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    Strange. My TV doesn’t need to find anything. When the box boots up (i.e when Kodi starts), it switches to the corresponding HDMI input and CEC simply works. Except for these occasional disconnects :/

    Same here, The problem appears with some samsung tv (no problem with my philips’ one)

    #11676

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    Is that specific to 1st gen CuBox?

    #11677

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    I think so.

    #11678

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    Can you re-check if this really happens only on the 1st gen CuBox and not on the CuBox-i?

    #11679

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    Sure, once I can find a samsung tv or maybe I can test on my philips tv too. First I need the device, maybe next week.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  tomlohave.
    #11798

    Warped Rudi
    Keymaster

    I’ve split the topic as we are addressing a different problem now.

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