The Manjaro Amlogic TV box wiki page is here:
I’ve looked at the Manjaro and Arch wikis and currently there is little to no info about running Manjaro on a (Amlogic) TV box so I’d like to fix that but I thought it would be best to consult the community first about how best to do this. All current TV box info is scattered across this forum and it would be much nicer if it was neatly collected together on the wiki.
This seems to be the main Manjaro ARM wiki page, which makes no mention of any TV boxes, because they’re not officially supported, most likely:
These are some of the things I will be covering:
(Working around) (the lack of) compatibility and support for TV boxes
Installing Manjaro ARM to an Amlogic TV box inc. onto USB disks
Overview of dtbs, recommended dtbs for specific models
Accelerated X, Wayland and updating mesa
Reflashing the Android ROM (from Linux)
Rooting Android using TWRP
Anything else useful and specific to Amlogic TV boxes eg cooling systems
I think I have three main options for creating such a wiki page, I could:
Create a new (Amlogic) TV box wiki page on the Manjaro wiki, I think this is probably the best option?
Extend the above linked Manjaro ARM wiki page to cover TV boxes. I don’t think this is a valid option really because there is no official Manjaro ARM release for TV boxes yet and maybe there won’t be.
Create a new page on the Arch wiki
If nobody likes any of those then I will write it anyway and just stick it on github for my own reference.
I own several ARM Linux devices going back as far as the Sharp Zaurus PDA and I have made hundreds of contributions to the Arch wiki over the years. I also own a couple of Allwinner H6 based TV boxes but I’m not interested in documenting them. They’re not as powerful as my Amlogic boxes with less hardware features and I haven’t worked out how to reflash them from Linux, if that is possible at all with existing tools?
Is there any interest in this? Your thoughts please.