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  1. I recently bought a portable monitor, and i like it a lot. It has Mini-HDMI and USB-C. https://www.amazon.de/dp/B09ZYKH1X5?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details BTW: i can use 2 monitors with the TinkerOS, but only at 1920x1080 If i try this with Armbian, only the HDMI display works, and then the system freezes. I guess this is because Armbian wants to initialize the USB-C to DisplayPort at the full resolution of my monitor at 60 Hz, according to the EDID data. Which to me seems to exceed the bandwidth of the hardware. Or maybe it is not supported by the underlying kernel driver. I don't know.
  2. I want to add an update to this thread regarding 4K usability of the official image vs Armbian. Meanwhile i have done lots of tests to find out what is working and what not. Debian Buster by ASUS Works with 4K TV at 3840x2160@30Hz over HDMI Works with UWQHD monitor at 3840x1600@30Hz over HDMI USB-C to DisplayPort is limited to 1920x1080@60Hz Armbian Doesn't work correctly with a 4K TV at 3840x2160@30Hz (part of screen invisible) Doesn't work with UWQHD monitor over HDMI at all USB-C to DisplayPort works fine if forced to 1920x1080, higher resolutions do not display correctly Final conclusion TinkerBoard2 works at 4K using the official Debian image. But for me, the performance is barely acceptable. As for Armbian, there is no official support for the TinkerBoard2, which is a great pity. That's why the images from the automated build-system are not optimized. I keep continue testing them, but my hopes are waning.
  3. I have found out a few interesting things so far. Whether they will help us, is another question. First, I updated the Armbian installation to the latest version. Then, I connected the TinkerBoard2 to a 4K TV. The result was similar to what @DaveWK wrote. The image is displayed only 2/3, the right area is dead, or there is only a white, grainy area. Then I tested the TinkerBoard2 again on my UWQHD monitor. For this, I got a premium HDMI cable specifically, which definitely supports 4K60Hz. However, no image was displayed here at all. Using USB-C to DisplayPort, I was finally able to get an image, but here the same phenomenon appears as with the 4K TV. If it is useful, I can upload the output of dmesg and the Xorg log.
  4. PS: i just found this: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/23009-tinker-board-2s-displayport-over-usb-c-not-working/ 😒
  5. I haven't been able to try 4K yet. My 3840x1600 monitor, connected over USB-C to DisplayPort. or even HDMI, doesn't work. Different problems with the ASUS debian image (screwed up screen) and Armbian (no screen at all). Finally i connected a dedicated HDMI 1080p display. But for testing, i can take the TinkerBoard2 to a place where a 4K TV is available 🙂
  6. No. Although i prefer Ethernet, i haven't noticed any problems with the WiFi module so far. Just did an extra test playing some YT videos. BTW: i have assembled the WiFi antennas included with the TinkerBoard2, and got a surprisingly good connection. Of course. File is attached. armbian_tinkerboard2_6.0.10_dmesg.txt
  7. Hi there! A few desktop builds are also available at https://github.com/armbian/community (scroll down within the 'optimized' section) But i rather wanted to use the CLI image as a base. So here is what i did. - Install xserver and dm: sudo apt install server-xorg-video-all mesa-utils lxdm - Install Mesa build requirements: sudo apt install meson ninja-build pkg-config zlib1g-dev libexpat-dev libdrm-dev libunwind-dev libwayland-dev wayland-protocols libwayland-egl-backend-dev libx11-dev libxext-dev libxdamage-dev libxcb-glx0-dev libx11-xcb-dev libxcb-dri2-0-dev - Download, build and install Mesa: wget https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/-/archive/main/mesa-main.zip unzip mesa-main.zip cd mesa-main/ mkdir build meson build/ -Dgallium-drivers=lima,panfrost,kmsro,swrast -Dplatforms=x11 -Degl-native-platform=auto -Dgallium-drivers=kmsro,swrast,panfrost,lima -Dgles1=enabled -Dgles2=enabled -Dtools=drm-shim,lima,panfrost -Dllvm=false ninja -C build/ sudo ninja -C build/ install - Install XFCE: sudo apt install xfce4-session --install-recommends sudo apt install task-xfce-desktop xfce4-terminal network-manager-gnome chromium-browser glmark2 - Some useful extras: sudo apt install xsensors lm-sensors xfce4-goodies xfwm4-themes xfwm4-theme-breeze tumbler tumbler-plugins-extra
  8. Hi, i am new to this forum. I recently bought the Tinker Board 2S, mainly because of the USB-C port since i wanted to find out about the DisplayPort capabilities. Currently i am using an Armbian image from the unsupported development branch. https://github.com/armbian/build/releases It turned out that the GPU driver included in he kernel doesn't perform very well. So i compiled and installed the latest Mali 'panfrost' driver from source. https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa There is an old how-to for debian buster. I had to install many other dependencies and also needed to change a few build options. https://gist.github.com/tstellanova/6f7844379e358ee81b89cf6937ea8139 https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/-/blob/main/meson_options.txt Finally, a configuration change to XFCE to make full use of the hardware-acceleration. https://forum.armbian.com/topic/17192-first-panfrost-enabled-desktop-builds/?do=findComment&comment=121008 glmark2 Score: 661 I think the Armbian development image is a good base for many Tinker Board 2 projects. All the hardware is working. It even runs passively and not getting too hot, in a nice affordable case from Amazon. My next tests will be KODI and armbian-gaming.
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