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AndyGR42
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Odroid C4

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Hi,

are there any plans for an C4 image?

TY,

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Joulinar
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Re: Odroid C4

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Hi,

many thanks for your request. As long as there is no image available for the C4, you might try to install latest Armbian image and run DietPi install script afterwards :)

https://dl.armbian.com/odroidc4/Buster_current

https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issues/1285
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: Odroid C4

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Hi,

thanks for the fast response. I'm still waiting for my first C4 board. I let you know the results ASAP.
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Re: Odroid C4

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Let me know when it's arriving (or you have an arrival date) and I'll create an "official" testing image.
At best write to this issue: https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issues/3500
Due to lack of time I'm not too regularly check the forum, currently :(.
As you can see, initial support has been added to the code, so the testing image will be based on current dev code to test correct detection and stuff like Kodi as intended :).
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Re: Odroid C4

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Hi

I'll keep an eye on this thread, because I'd like to try DietPi on a C4, with the view to using that as my default platform. (Moving from the excellent C2)

If I can do anything to help, please let me know.

FYI, I have the following hardware that I can test on the devices.

ODroid 7 inch touch screen & speakers
ODroid 3.5 inch touch screen
ODroid RTC
Various USB sound cards
USB LAN dongles (dual LAN is quite important to the lighting setups I deploy)


Best wishes,

Stuart
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Re: Odroid C4

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Another C4 owner here. Have the board in hand. Would love to try out a test image. I feel like this board has loads of potential and I can see Diet Pi helping it spread it's wings.
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Re: Odroid C4

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Hi

Mine should arrive in the middle of the week...


As Micheal says above, keep an eye on this GitHub thread.....

https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issues/3500

Regards,

Stuart
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Re: Odroid C4

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Hey guys,

first image up: https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issu ... -636504218
Bear with me if it's not booting, since I cannot test on real real device, but checked that all kernel/dtb/bootloader files are in place and reflashed uboot to the image file as well. I'll repack in case ;).

Not sure why it has become 1 GiB, used drive space is ~500 MiB, I'll try to close the wholes and further shrink it on next repack :roll:.

It's current v6.31 development state, however no breaking changes so far, more fixes. Kodi support has already been implemented, WireGuard will follow, let me know if you're missing other software title support, I did not yet went through all of them.

Also it can be overclocked, check /boot/boot.ini, this will be added to dietpi-config > Performance Options. If you find other useful settings/better defaults for boot.ini, let us know.

Note that this is quite early development stage as well according to kernel and software packages by Meverics repo, if you face any issues with those packages, e.g. during APT installs/upgrades (I ran into one when upgrading the kernel...) let us know, we'll check whether it's from us, else forward to Meveric.

Enjoy :)!
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Re: Odroid C4

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MichaIng wrote: Sun May 31, 2020 8:00 pm Hey guys,

first image up: https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issu ... -636504218
Bear with me if it's not booting, since I cannot test on real real device, but checked that all kernel/dtb/bootloader files are in place and reflashed uboot to the image file as well. I'll repack in case ;).

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Enjoy :)!


Thanks, as soon as my C4 arrives I'll give this a try.

Do you want to create a check list for any of us to run through?
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Re: Odroid C4

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Good idea. Most important indeed the obvious:
1. Boot
2. First boot setup finishes without errors until login prompt
3. First run update update is skipped due to version already current, dietpi-software run should be fine
4. WiFi via dietpi-config > Network Options: Adapters
5. Onboard audio via dietpi-config > Audio Options

Then more optional, depending on what one is interested in or what peripherals/cooling etc is available:
6. If one has a serial terminal, would be good to know which serial device is available for interactive console by default. /dev/ttyS0 seems to be the debug console, but not sure if systemctl enable --now serial-getty@ttyS0 works fine as well or another device is the better default.
7. Testing the down/overclocking options in /boot/boot.ini, especially if the highest pre-defined frequency is stable and if intermediate ones work as well. We could then add these to dietpi-config > Performance Options.
8. Kodi: dietpi-software install 31
9. dietpi-config > Tools > Benchmarks, and uploading them via dietpi-config would be awesome, so we can get some idea how fast it is compared to other SBCs :).
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