So here it goes - @monka MonkaBlyat best version of Armbian with all goodies ready and Installed:"
This is my desktop experience for cloud gaming and I love the webapps because they run better and are always updated.
I am using MonkaBlyat’s Afterburner Armbian Image which is modded to work well with Mali GPU and takes the best advantages on most ROCK 5B resources:
Latest armbian jammy with minimal gnome desktop and amazingfate’s multimedia + panfork branch, not much pre-installed just box86/64 with wine 8.2 and steam client.
user: rock , password : armbian
For the fan heatsink to work: (Armbian)
git clone https://github.com/lukaszsobala/fan-control-rock5b cd fan-control-rock5b make package sudo dpkg -i fan-control*.deb sudo systemctl enable fan-control systemctl start fan-control
A8 Module Bluetooth:
then add these lines somewhere (at the bottom of the file is fine):
blacklist pgdrv blacklist btusb blacklist btrtl blacklist btbcm blacklist btintel
Then press Ctrl+X, then Y.
sudo apt install bluez or bluetooth – not needed to install since latest armbian version
systemctl status bluetooth CTRL+ C
systemctl start bluetooth
For AX210 Wifi/BT to Work - Not sure if we can activate this without internet at all.
sudo apt install flex bison git clone https://github.com/intel/backport-iwlwifi.git cd backport-iwlwifi ls cd iwlwifi-stack-dev sudo make defconfig-iwlwifi-public sudo make sudo make install git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git cd linux-firmware/ sudo cp iwlwifi-* /lib/firmware/
Max out the 5B performance (Optional) - That’s if you want some real performance at the cost of being hot and power-hungry.
echo performance | sudo tee /sys/bus/cpu/devices/cpu/cpufreq/scaling_governor /sys/class/devfreq/dmc/governor /sys/class/devfreq/fb000000.gpu/governor
Once you’re done with your benchmarks, you may want to go back:
echo ondemand | sudo tee /sys/bus/cpu/devices/cpu/cpufreq/scaling_governor echo dmc_ondemand | sudo tee /sys/class/devfreq/dmc/governor echo simple_ondemand | sudo tee /sys/class/devfreq/fb000000.gpu/governor
Or if you want a shortcut for performance / ondemand and powersave do nano .bash_aliases and add these instructions - save it Ctrl X, Yes, restart and after just type the governor you desire Terminal: performance to trigger it.
alias performance="echo performance | sudo tee /sys/bus/cpu/devices/cpu/cpufreq/scaling_governor /sys/class/devfreq/dmc/governor /sys/class/devfreq/fb000000.gpu/governor" alias ondemand="echo ondemand | sudo tee /sys/bus/cpu/devices/cpu/cpufreq/scaling_governor && echo dmc_ondemand | sudo tee /sys/class/devfreq/dmc/governor && echo simple_ondemand | sudo tee /sys/class/devfreq/fb000000.gpu/governor" alias powersave="echo powersave | sudo tee /sys/bus/cpu/devices/cpu/cpufreq/scaling_governor /sys/class/devfreq/dmc/governor /sys/class/devfreq/fb000000.gpu/governor"
Try some benchmarks - Ubuntu Wayland
PAN_MESA_DEBUG=gofaster glmark2 Expected results: 1st Line - 1669fps - Score: 1249fps - you are good. PAN_MESA_DEBUG=gofaster glmark2-es2-wayland Expected results: 1st Line - 3527fps - Score: 4067fps - you are sorted. LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/mali glmark2-es2-wayland Expected results: 1st Line - 4229fps - Score: 3933fps - what a legend.
This was my experience I wanted to share it with yous… maybe more people here knows other tricks to make things blasting perfect… Im not an linux expert… compiling kernels makes me confuse theres yet too much to read and learn but I’m enjoying this experience so far and why not? This community is great theres also a lot of users paying attention on Radxa Discord and things are going to get better so I feel.
Also very important… guys: Samsung 45W Super Fast Charger (and is probably PD) connected with Emmc, Micro SD, A8 module, 1TB Nvme, K7 keyChron Keyboard and a shitty chimichanga mouse with a scorpian logo via usb dongle all works ah and also an JBL Flip 5 perfectly fine between images and so long… If theres an usb type C power brick that I can say YES… this is the one use it.
SP1 to boot Rock5b running Armbian from NVMe SSD
This post is made possible thanks to a few members who helped me a lot on Discord so I want to thank them and off course many others did help too (but I can’t and probably shouldn’t fetch for their names too).
@GinKage @monka @bread @igorp @rippanda12