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  1. Hi @6a5h4,

    Can you share your system logs? And part of your script so we can duplicate and check?

    e.g. in that script, do they have loops or some to let polling rate too higher and with no suspend?


    or trying with our new OS version? since v2.0.8 is kind of older (20181023). 


    Debian latest version is v3.0.11. (First Debian 10 for Tinker Board series) or Debian 9 V2.2.9.


  2. 18 hours ago, Omirax said:

    Hello Frank3_Wu!

    Can I use this img for Asus Tinker R? 

    I flashed the SD card, inserted it into the slot, but my Tinker R won't start ...

    I have not yet decided to flash EMMC

    No, is different kernel source. For Tinker Edge R please use this: https://github.com/TinkerEdgeR/debian-kernel

    Or you means Tinker R/BR? for Tinker R/BR or Tinker S/BR, please reference Tinker Board or Tinker Board S. And kernel source here: https://github.com/TinkerBoard/debian_kernel

  3. Hi Brian,

    try this: use "tinker-power-manager" or find it in "tinker-config" this command-line tool. (make sure you exec it via sudo or root)

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  4. Hi,

    Thanks for your sharing photo. I think the problem still the same.

    Since the IMG file is a binary file with custom format. But this time the format is different with before. Therefore, it is reasonable to be different in HEX.

    For macOS, it is just possible to mount some IMG or Disk files. But it needs to be a specific formats or Filesystem's dump (contain partition define information, etc).

    But in this case our new IMG is customized format from the SoC vendor. So you can not mount in the PC, but it still can be work & bootable for Tinker Board after you flash the OS.

  5. The forum system may have some issue in some times. We have kept in watch with the vendor of the forum system.

    Can you share your screenshot via https://imgur.com/ ?


    BTW, we still not get it, why is not IMG file? IMG is a "Filename Extension", we cannot just use "Filename Extension" to think the file is what kind of truly file format. (see more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filename_extension & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMG_(file_format))

    This image format is also used on lots of other products, also our Android image. It cannot be directly read because the PC does not how to identify or support it, as previously stated. But it is supported for Tinker Board and its processors.

  6. Hi Pirate,

    For Tinker Board 2, the max loading (all connectors been connected) power is around 30W. So considering the degradation of conversion efficiency of some power supplies, we provided a conventional 19V's 45W for reference.

    (You can check with our user manual, https://tinker-board.asus.com/doc_tb2.html#user, page. 18.)


    So, if your would not connect with power-hungry USB devices, 15~20W should meet most of the usage. (without others, board only, max stress around ~10W.)

    And the website, it is should be the maintenance error, written too large as a reference value, which we will arrange to revision.

    1. Is 12V or 19V better? My understanding is 12V leads to more amps, so should I go 12v?
      --> No, 12~19V all would re convert to board used voltage, so you can just make sure the totally watt.
    2. Is it max 45W or 65W because both websites say a different thing.
      --> Like above, you can reference 45W or depends on real usage needs.
    3. Does anyone have a link to a compatible power supply, preferably on Amazon.ca?
      --> All safety compliant, and 5.5/2.5mm DC plug, 12~19V +-5% adapters should be fine.

      (You can find follow info from our user manual too, https://tinker-board.asus.com/doc_tb2.html#user, page. 18.)image.png.f25bfe6581729371bbf2da9d16c7adaf.png



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  7. 2 hours ago, honkinberry said:

    My problem is that IMG file is invalid.

    All previous releases are a valid IMG file, 2.2.2 is not.

    I asked before, I'll ask again -- does it work for you?  Eh, I already know the answer, no it doesn't, you thought you'd just through some fun technobabble at me.

    This is insane.  It is a very nice board, worlds better engineering than a Raspberry Pi, but this "support" is beyond pathetic.



    Hi @honkinberry,

    Yes, the image is workable, have you been tried to boot it up?

    It should just be the image format and structure, as mentioned earlier, so you can't see the filesystem directly in your computer. (like other systems, e.g. the most common is Android image.)

    BTW, is their any other problems you found, or what other to make you think it might be invalid? We can try to help you deal with the OS problem. Or can you check and compare the hash with the zip file you downloaded?


  8. 41 minutes ago, honkinberry said:

    Now that I pause to compare the actual IMG files, it's patently obvious, that is not an IMG file.

    So no, it doesn't work for you, or for anybody.

    And it's taken you weeks to even approve this post.

    I started out very excited with the Tinkerboard, but now I guess I can see that this is just not ready for prime time, with no serious level of support.  For something that is... really quite easy to address.  We're talking replacing an incorrect file download, something that should have taken a few minutes.  And yet, here we are....



    Hi @honkinberry,

    Can you help to try again to see if you can directly boot up or not after the OS flashed.

    Since your problem, may just because the image formfactor been changed from the SoC vendor, so it let you may not to directly see all the partitions (no partition table, or unsupported FS on your pc/mac, like linux's fs, EXTF4). But the image should be able to work.

    Thanks, and looking forward to hearing your updates.

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