I'm looking for a workable Android emulator for ARM

So this emulator requires KDE?
But I can’t use it, I only work with XFCE.
Therefore, your advice is unsuitable :confused:

And it’s all kind of complicated. Is there really no ready-made independent Android emulator package that was installed and worked without third-party applications?

These multiple limitations and features of Manjaro are starting to get pretty annoying.
I admit, I would love to test Armbian to compare it with a Manjaro , but unfortunately, he doesn’t want to work for me.

But Manjaro has a friendly community, while Armbian has a lazy and indifferent one.
And it keeps me on Manjaro :smiley:

The xfce roadmap has a projected wayland support in version 4.20.

I use XFCE 4.18. No more update.

It will be a while before 4.20 is released.

Alas, but I need to monitoring the DVR now :slightly_smiling_face:
Are there any other ways to solve this problem now?

See if you can get this to work

Generally, there is no easy way, it will always be some kind of virtual machine. I would try my best to find alternative program that does the same if i were you. It will probably be simpler.

P.s. that quoted version of the android app is 8 years old and not even in the playstore anymore. Just find an alternative.

P.s. that quoted version of the android app is 8 years old and not even in the playstore anymore. Just find an alternative.

Yes, you are right, this is the best way. But I bought this DVR back in 2014, and only old Windows, Android applications and web browser work with it. There are no other applications. Updates to them no too.
But only the Internet Explorer works from web browsers, others refuse to show the image because the N9_ActiveX.cab plugin cannot be connected to them.
Me now have to work like this:

- launch Debian, then VirtualBox, then Windows XP, then Internet Explorer.

It’s very cumbersome, long, and inconvenient, so I tried to use the Android emulator in Manjaro.
But so far it doesn’t work either :confounded:

What do you mean by that?

What hardware are you trying to connect to? (I’m guessing it is a camera of some sort?)

I use video DVR of old models ATIS 8904KM.

Sorry, a websearch give me nothing.

I was thinking if you could find another firmware to use.

Please, this is the DVR


He has the latest firmware installed, there is no newer one.
The release of this model and its technical support have long been discontinued.

And I was thinking if there could be an open source alternative for you to install, but a quick search gave me nothing.

I have been looking for such an alternative for over 5 years now :rofl:

Well it is linux based and has a lan port…maybe there is some old vulnerability to gain root…just an idea.
Otherwise i think the virtualbox and old windows may be the easiest. Just be sure to install virtualbox on lts kernel (6.1 or 6.6) because of the extra kernel module. Otherwise you will have to uninstall it first when 6.5 goes eol.

maybe there is some old vulnerability to gain root

Why do I need vulnerability and root access, what will they give me?

Otherwise i think the virtualbox and old windows may be the easiest

This has been working for me for a long time:

- launch Debian --> VirtualBox --> Windows XP --> Internet Explorer

But I don’t like at all that I have to use a separate Intel & Debian computer to monitor the DVR.
I want to work and observe of DVR on the same common computer: Manjaro ARM.

DVR-8904KM digital video recorder

The DVR-8904KM digital video recorder for video surveillance systems has 4 channels, which allows you to connect up to 4 surveillance cameras to this video recorder.
The Atis DVR-8904KM DVR is capable of recording video in a very high resolution of 960H (960x576) and a recording speed of 100 frames per second per system. This DVR has 4 BNC video inputs and 3 video outputs (VGA, HDMI, BNC).
One video output (VGA) has a maximum resolution of 1280x1024, the second video output has a maximum resolution of 1920x1080, which allows you to connect a high-resolution monitor to the HDMI video output. The DVR has 4 audio inputs and 1 audio output.
This DVR uses the high-quality H.264 video compression standard, which applies high video compression while still maintaining high video quality. You can connect 1 SATA hard drive with a capacity of up to 4 TB to the DVR.
The presence of a USB interface allows you to easily control the DVR using a mouse or keyboard.
This DVR has an RJ45 (LAN) interface, which allows you to access the DVR from anywhere where there is Internet access. This function allows you to watch live broadcasts from CCTV cameras using a personal computer or watch an archive of video recordings, and these functions are also available when using smartphones and tablets on the iOS and Android operating systems.
This DVR has an RS485 interface, thanks to which it is possible to control PTZ cameras.
It also has support for video transmission over a GSM network. This function allows you to provide access to the Internet in the absence of a network cable; instead of a cable, a USB 3G modem is used.
Item Type: DVR
Operating system: LINUX (interface in Russian)
Compression format: H.264
Video standard: PAL, NTSC
Recording type: Video / Video and audio
Max recording resolution: 960H
Overall recording speed: 100fps. at 960H (PAL: 960×576)
Realtime in maximum resolution: yes
Video input: 4
Video output: 1 VGA (1280x1024, 1024x768, 800x600)60Hz, 1 HDMI (1920x1080), 1 BNC
Audio inputs: 4
Audio output: 1
Recording Mode: Motion Detection, Video Loss, Camera Blind, Alarm
Synchronous playback: 4 channels
Hard drives: 1 SATA HDD up to 4 TB
Network interfaces: 1 RJ45 10M/100M Ethernet interface
Network functions: TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, PPPOE, IP filter, Email, 3G
RS-485: yes
Alarm inputs and outputs: no
USB: 2 USB 2.0
HDMI output: yes
3G modem support: yes
Viewing from mobile devices: iOS, Android (viewing videos, changing settings, full control over the DVR)
Backup mode: USB Flash, network download
Control method: Front panel, USB mouse, remote control, network
Power: DC 12V/3A
Consumption: < 40W (without HDD)
Operating temperature: -10°C~+55°C
Dimensions: 230x315x40mm

I meant It gave me nothing in the form of open source software. :sweat_smile:

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Well if you have full access you would not need internet explorer or any propitiery software, it records in H264, so you could pull the files with any browser or ssh client.
I just assumed it is closed source with some limited account since you are talking about the build in webserver that tries to serve internet explorer cab plugins, which are probably just propietary players for H264. So trying to reverse engineer a little bit won’t hurt. Here is some inspiration for you, it is a different device but you get the idea.

Another idea: i have somehow overlooked you are on arm and virtualbox in not available, but qemu is for arm. So you can make the combo QEMU+AOSP AndroidVM and that app for example. All on aarch64.

Well, you could try running a windowed-mode Wayland compositor in your Xfce X11 session, and then Waydroid in that window.

E.g., Weston, Sway, and Cage support running as an X11 window.

Are you kidding? :wink: After all, I’m just a novice.

Yes, I know that VirtualBox is not here. Thefore I tried QEMU, but it didn’t work for me. Are you sure that it will work on aarch64? And will it have enough RAM of 3 GB?

It’s not entirely clear to me how it will look in the window.
Therefore, it is better not to cut down, but a full-fledged full-format video mode.

For everyone: I’ll try to prepare a little surprise to you.
I hope you will find this interesting :slightly_smiling_face: