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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

In order to enable 3D acceleration on Kodi:

  • Follow the above “Enable 3D Acceleration” steps
  • and install kodi as an additional package (sudo apt install kodi)

To enable kodi hardware decode you have to run kodi under gbm or wayland.

 

In case you need to run Docker:

update-alternatives --set iptables /usr/sbin/iptables-legacy
update-alternatives --set ip6tables /usr/sbin/ip6tables-legacy

Community releases

User space Interface URL Torrent Kernel Integrity Size Release date
 
Armbian Jammy Gnome Desktop 6.8.0-rc1 SHA    ASC 1.3GB Feb 29, 2024
Armbian Bookworm Minimal 6.8.0-rc1 SHA    ASC 321.6MB Feb 29, 2024
 
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Specifications

1000tx 100tx 16GB 1wire 2500tx 2GB 32bit 4 core 4GB 64bit 8 core 8GB Closed bootloader UASP bluetooth docker eMMC i2c i2s m2 pci spi spi flash usb-c usb3 wifi wireguard Rockchip RK3588

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

FAQs

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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 only with essentials and without armbian-config, armbian-zsh, build-essentials, Python, DKMS, …

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: