Now what is left is the panfrost stability. Once it is stable, x96 max+ would be a perfect mini computer that works OOTB. I am also very happy that now I can run wine apps by using box86 in this box.
Actually, I am curious how did you find out that our box uses the “rtl8822c”? is there any command that you have to type to identify your wifi and bluetooth hardware? I am asking this, because my other box which is H96 Max RK3399 cannot detects the wifi and bluetooth. And I don’t know which hardware that is used?
Yes, on Manjaro 64bit. I think I have posted the tutorial in this forum and Armbian:
the performance is quite good for LLVM Pipe driver. I managed to install sketchup 8 and make some 3D models quite easily.
I see, so that’s the trick
OK, thanks for your guide, will try this on “Armbian Reforge”. Since that is my only hope to run linux on this board. At the moment I cannot boot into Manjaro or Armbian or TwisterOS. It just a black screen.
I’ve lost sound from last update. Downgrading to linux-vim-5.10.1 does not work and running g12a_sound.sh either. How can I recover sound? Maybe I need detailed instructions because I just do anything wrong.
@spikerguy thank you so much for the nice feedback!
Finally, it is only the typical “clone, make, sudo make install” which did not work in my first attempt because the makefile is written for cross compiling. I learned all of this with the help of your rtl8723du package. Thanks for that!
@rna in fact you are awesome! Thanks for telling us about box86 and the great step by step tutorial how to install it. I missed it before.
So I followed it and everything went well … except at the very end after starting Sketchup 7.1 and choosing the default view it stops with an error “Cannot find OpenGL” driver. What am I missing?
Yes, I also impressed with this low powered box to run sketchup so smoothly on LLVM pipe drivers. Have you tried to use Panfrost? I disable panfrost since it causes my box to hang everytime.
At the moment I’m struggling with making winetricks to work. I am able to use winetricks and install sketchup 2014 on Armbian Reforge. But I failed to use winetricks by using this chroot method. Still trying to figure it out. Help would be appreciated.
I already posted that in the armbian forum. Maybe somebody else could help to solve this issue, then we are almost very good to run almost every win32 apps on Arm64.
Yes, I used Panfrost. When you install mesa-git package you get mesa 21 develop version which is a lot lot better than mesa 20.3.
Supertuxkart and OpenArena are running smoothly. Also: turn off compositor in XFCE.
Thanks for this information. I’ll try to switch to Kernel 5.10 then.
Have you tried to open Blender 2.8+ using Panfrost? last time I tried with panfrost it failed to open, but using LLVM Pipe it opens but too laggy. It seems there’s something wrong with the OpenGL 3.2 in Panfrost Driver?