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Supported
CLI

Armbian 23.8 Bookworm
Kernel 5.10, Size: 443Mb, Release date: Aug 31, 2023
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stable user space packages
desktop

Armbian 23.8 Bookworm Cinnamon
Kernel 5.10, Size: 1501Mb, Release date: Aug 31, 2023
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stable user space packages

Enable 3D Acceleration (Ubuntu variant only):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:liujianfeng1994/panfork-mesa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:liujianfeng1994/rockchip-multimedia
sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt install mali-g610-firmware rockchip-multimedia-config
# In order to install additional packages with hardware acceleration support like chromium sudo apt install chromium-browser

Check this link to see what software supports hardware acceleration:
https://launchpad.net/~liujianfeng1994/+archive/ubuntu/rockchip-multimedia

Other supported variants

User spaceInterfaceEUUSAAsiaTorrentKernelIntegritySizeRelease date
 
Armbian BookwormCLI 5.10SHA  ASC443MbAug 31, 2023
Armbian BookwormCinnamon desktop 5.10SHA  ASC1501MbAug 31, 2023
Armbian Bookworm Minimal CLI5.10SHA  ASC262MbAug 31, 2023
Armbian BookwormXFCE desktop 5.10SHA  ASC1419MbAug 31, 2023
Armbian JammyCLI 5.10SHA  ASC501MbSep 1, 2023
Armbian JammyGnome desktop 5.10SHA  ASC1441MbSep 1, 2023
Armbian Jammyi3 desktop 5.10SHA  ASC1452MbAug 31, 2023
Armbian Jammy Minimal CLI5.10SHA  ASC191MbAug 31, 2023
Armbian JammyXFCE desktop 5.10SHA  ASC1499MbAug 31, 2023
 
* Looking for different or custom variant? Use Armbian build framework!
While we try best possible to test provided images flaws can happen. If you experience issues please report those. Until we're able to fix latest builds stick to older images from our archive.

Specifications

Rockchip RK3588

* Specifications differ from hardware revision, model and software support level

FAQs

Simple

BASH or ZSH shell, standard Debian/Ubuntu utilities. Features can be adjusted with menu-driven utility. Login is possible via serial, HDMI or SSH.

Universal

Minimal, server or Desktop. We work with XFCE, Gnome and Cinnamon but more is possible to build: Mate, KDE, Budgie, Deepin, i3, …

Light

No bloatware or spyware. Special utilities are completely optional. Suitable for newcomers and professionals.

Optimized

Distributed images are optimized for flash media (SD/eMMC/SSD) and compacted to real data size.

Fast

Armbian is optimized on kernel and userspace level. ZRAM & ZSWAP support, browser profile memory caching, garbage commit delay.

Secure

Security level can be adjusted with the armbian-config. OS is reviewed by professionals within the community.

Supported

Maintainers and community have deep understanding how HW work. We are seniors with 30+ years of experience in Linux + embedded Linux.

Open

Armbian provides open source build framework to build a distribution of optimised Linux hardware interface for armhf, aarch64 and x86.

We provide a selection of images that fits hardware best. If you need different image – use build framework and make whatever you need. Build framework relies on Debian and Ubuntu packages – you can build any combination – stable, old stable or rolling release.

Minimal images comes without armbian-config, armbian-zsh, build-essentials, Python, DKMS, … If you are interested in detailed comparison, CLI images also have those packages:

Make sure you have a good & reliable boot media (SD card / USB key) and a proper power supply. Archives can be flashed with Etcher (all OS) directly.

Insert the SD card into the slot, connect a cable to your network if possible or a display and power your board. (First) boot (with DHCP) takes a bit longer.

Support is provided in one of two ways:

Rolling releases from CI pipeline

 User spaceKernelTorrentIntegritySizeRelease date
 
Armbian Lunar minimal CLIrolling5.10.160SHA  ASC195MbSep 20, 2023
Armbian Jammy XFCE desktop stable5.10.160SHA  ASC867MbSep 20, 2023
Armbian Trixie minimal CLIrolling5.10.160SHA  ASC262MbSep 20, 2023


Rolling releases are suitable for Linux enthusiasts who want cutting edge packages and have the skills to fix damage that a bad update might cause. If you want stability in a production environment or low headaches as a novice user, skip rolling releases. They are only at, build and ship, Debian testing / Arch / Manjaro / Suse Tumbleweed / Kali / Gentoo support quality level!