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  SageTV Client up and running on Tinkerboard
Posted by: jph1589 - Yesterday, 11:33 PM - Forum: Android - No Replies

Maybe I am crazy but I think this is very cool.

I have a Asus laptop running the Sagetv Server software V9. Also I have a dual tuner HDhomerun. Both are connected to my router with ethernet cable. It is a cable tv Atsc Qam setup with about 60 channels on each tuner. I watch TV and record shows on a regular basis and have had Sagetv for years. They are a combination of HD and SD channels. 

So when I noticed there was an Android Sagetv client I just had to try this. I searched for it on the GoogelPlay store and installed it. First I watched recordings from last week. Yes on the Tinkerboard and yes over my 2.4ghz wifi. Then I watched Live TV and paused and rewound and FF. It works pretty much flawless. I may do some option tweaking for the HD shows but most of the channels played perfectly. 

I am feeling much better about this board right about now. As my son would say..... This is TIGHT!!

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  Rants and first impressions after 1st week.
Posted by: vwtazz - 05-20-2017, 08:49 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (9)

I am using 1.8 of tinker OS

Well, my first impressions have been mostly disappointing.
I am not a pro but I have had success with RPi and my Linux HTPC.
To start, I am first trying to use this as a "Daily driver" for email,youtube etc. I'm trying to not use my 1200w gaming PC to check my mail and watch cat videos. This board looks amazing, on paper.I want to like this board but...


The random logout problem drove me nuts until i fixed that,sorta. If I do get the log in screen it will not accept ANY username/password so I have to reboot.

I cannot get headphones working properly with a microphone, analog or bluetooth. I can get my G930's to play sound with the included dongle but no mic.
I can get my H600's to connect via bluetooth but when I select them in the mixer, Pulse Audio reboots and the H600's disappear from the list.

Youtube video playback in full screen is just awful at 1080 or even 720p. My old RPi2 was smooth.

Twitch is unwatchable as well, it just buffers...

It has a difficulty setting the time to my network, sometimes it works right away and sometime I have to fiddle with it. Wired or wireless. I may get a RTC for it from Adafruit.

Can't seem to get Samba working so far but i'm looking into that.

The desktop manager kept crashing in the "jessy" load making it unusable but "sketch" is just fine.


It's ASUS so it's gonna get better.

The instructions were clear and I was up and running right away.

It fits in one an many RPi cases even with the included heat-sink, mine is a cheap-o $7 one that I velcro'd to the back of a monitor. Nice.

Chromium is snappy and even with 6-8 tabs open, it's better than my old RPi.

The include Python software is nice as I want to learn it on this device.

I have not run into the power sensitivity problems some have had thankfully. I has worked on a variety of power bricks.

In closing:

All in all I think this board will be better once some of the kinks are knocked out. I am just upset that it didn't perform basic functions out of the box. I will keep working with it until my sanity runs out. I have been all over the net looking for help with certain things with limited success. It's new after all.

I have found that most of the Linux community assumes a certain level of skill/knowledge and skip the basics in forums. I muttle through but it slows me down.
I am not a pro and do not pretend to be one. I just like neat stuff like this. My experience has mostly been with my HTPC's and Steam Machine build with some RPi but not much.

I apologize for this being more Rant than anything else.
I am looking forward to what this board can be.
Please be patient with me and people like me.

Thank You.

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  bluetooth and wifi work slow together
Posted by: vladt - 05-20-2017, 07:49 AM - Forum: Hardware - No Replies

Did anybody check how bluetooth and wifi work simultaneously? It looks like pretty slow and laggy when I use bluetooth device. Even SSH session via wifi network feels slow.

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  ps4 controller
Posted by: vladt - 05-20-2017, 01:07 AM - Forum: Hardware - No Replies

Did anybody have all 11 axis without 'ds4drv' on ps4 dualshock controller via bluetooth?
When I use 'ds4drv', I have all axis, including 6 axis of axelerometer/gyroscope and touch screen.
But when I use native bluetooth driver (just pair it with bluetooth monitor applet) it does not show axelerometer/gyro and touch screen.

I would not like to use 'ds4drv' and looking for way to avoid it.

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  3.5 inch gpio touch screen
Posted by: Rezberry - 05-19-2017, 05:18 PM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (1)

I would like to know if anyone knows how to setup a 3.5 inch touch screen
that connects to the GPIO port.
I tried several tutorial on the raspberry pi but
I can not find the file
My screen is à xpt2046

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  Which OS is best at playback video
Posted by: tvebak1970 - 05-19-2017, 03:51 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (2)

I hope it's okay that I ask in this board.

Can anybody tell me which OS is best at playback video at the momemt?

Is it "TinkerOS_Debian V1.8" or "TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.4" or maybe a third one?

Has anyone tested?


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Question SMB client for TinkerOS?
Posted by: smthng - 05-19-2017, 01:58 AM - Forum: Software - Replies (3)

I know just barely enough linux to be dangerous, so forgive me if this is a simple or silly question...

Is there an easy SMB browser client for Tinker OS's graphic interface and/or PCManFM?  We're mostly a windows/SMB house and it'd be nice if I could shuffle files back and forth between a couple of SMB NAS's and a Windows server or two using the Tinker.  If there's a handy guide that works for TinkerOS, I'd be happy if someone could point me to it.  Thanks!

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  Changing resolution for console
Posted by: vladt - 05-18-2017, 06:44 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (1)

Hi everybody!

Did anybody have any success with changing resolution on boot console which appears before starting X?
I tried 'fbset' but it fails (like desired resolution mode does not exist). As I checked - there is only 4k resolution of my tv.

The problem is that tinkerOS does not work properly with 4k tvs outside of X11, so I want to try to change resolution.

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  Is it possible to turn off display.
Posted by: vman56 - 05-18-2017, 04:01 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (1)

The Raspberry has a vcgencmd which, among other things, purports to let to disable the display to save power.  I run my SBCs headless most of the time, does TinkerOS have an equivalent method of shutting down the display?

Along those lines, what's the best way to detect when a USB keyboard is present?

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  Tinker Board shuts down on boot
Posted by: ravd13 - 05-16-2017, 07:51 PM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (6)

Hi everyone I'm just getting  my Asus Tinker Board but I tried to install the  OS with the guide from the official page but when it starts the device enter in a kind of loop and the it shuts down any  Huh  Anyone with a similar issue?

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