KODI pre-build images are now on on our ftp, A20 HDMI audio patches will be ready soon


Few days ago I blogged about the KODI build scripts for A20 and A64 OLinuXino ad promised pre-build images on our server. This is now done and the images can be downloaded from our ftp for A64 and A20.

A20 HDMI audio currently do not work, but Dimitar and Stefan work on this and they say this will be fixed soon. So crossing fingers we may have good news for Christmas!

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mossroy
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 19:21:20

    It’s promising, but I could not start my A64-OLinuXino-2Ge8G-IND with this image (LibreELEC-A64.arm-9.2-devel-20191203131158-dd8e12d-a64-olinuxino.img. I checked the MD5 sum)

    The kernel crashes and restarts.

    Excerpt of the console log :
    Starting kernel …

    [ 0.272721] sun50i-de2-bus 1000000.de2: Error couldn’t map SRAM to device
    [ 0.273444] sun4i-usb-phy 1c19400.phy: Couldn’t request ID GPIO
    [ 0.407440] sun4i-i2s 1c22800.i2s: Max playback channels changed from 2 to 8
    [ 0.452602] sun8i-dw-hdmi 1ee0000.hdmi: Couldn’t get regulator
    [ 0.452636] sun4i-drm display-engine: failed to bind 1ee0000.hdmi (ops sun8i_dw_hdmi_ops): -517
    [ 0.452949] sun4i-drm display-engine: Couldn’t bind all pipelines components
    [ 0.465913] sun4i-usb-phy 1c19400.phy: Couldn’t request ID GPIO

    Full console log : https://paste.debian.net/1119478/

    This same hardware works fine with other images (at least the Ubuntu one provided by Olimex)


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Dec 04, 2019 @ 21:00:40

      thanks for the feedback, we will try tomorrow as all tests were done with 1GB RAM boards 🙂


    • Lub
      Dec 09, 2019 @ 14:51:29

      These messages are normal and appear with all images and all boards. These messages can be safely ignored. Just test the image with an HDMI screen. On a side note, there was a problem of another nature with the initial release for the A64 boards, where certain USB peripherals refused to work. We released a new image today with a fix, now most USB mice and peripherals should work properly. Make sure to re-download it from the FTP, the new archive is named “LibreELEC-A64.arm-9.2-devel-20191209113145-dd8e12d-a64-olinuxino.zip”.


  2. Boris
    Dec 05, 2019 @ 00:05:41

    Good news about HDMI-Audio. According to the table from your last post, VGA support also seems to be missing. I know, I still have some of your A20-VGA-Cable for A20-OLinuXino-Micro around, which for some reason I haven’t tested so far. How did you get VGA to work back then and how to use it now? Would it be a lot of work to add support to the mainline Linux kernel?


  3. dfkvnskdnvkjnk
    Dec 08, 2019 @ 01:56:46

    Works nice on a20 micro with hdmi touchscreen. The only problem I have is some weird bar appearing at the bottom of the screen that hides youtube control elements, but this is most likely a add-on specific thing.
    That said, now that kodi works basically I’ll take a look at the CarPi-Project (https://raspicarprojekt.de/showthread.php?tid=1014). While I’m aware libreelec isn’t debian, in connection with olimex GPS mouse, I’m interessted in a touch controlled car entertainment/navigation that isn’t android based.


  4. hennel
    Dec 09, 2019 @ 19:20:05

    Hi !
    .md5 verification does not match….


  5. Pierre
    Dec 10, 2019 @ 11:36:40

    Awesome news !


  6. onosfero
    Oct 04, 2020 @ 09:19:32

    Hi, thanks for the great work. The libreelec images that you provide (for A64-OLinuXino-2Ge8G-IND afaic) seem to be impossible to upgrade (the libreelec repo doesn’t work, can’t connect, because the addon.xml points to nowhere I think). Is there a chance that it has been fixed ?


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