Ubuntu Mate with Linux-4.9 ROM V170605 [EMMC INSTALLATION]

mount error : cifs filesystem not supported by the system

Hi, Spoonman:
Can you post more details for this?


I wanted to connect a network drive to the smb protocol. I installed cifs-utils. But no module to cifs.

root@khadas:~# apt-get install cifs-utils
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
cifs-utils is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@khadas:~# mount -a
mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system
mount error(19): No such device
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

what does /etc/fstab contains for cifs share?

/etc/fstab no mounted cifs

I hope we won’t have to wait 4 months for the next Ubuntu update, i was hoping for Mali drivers in this image, unfortunately they still aren’t available.

I won’t ask how long we will have to wait for it, i just hope to receive it soon, but tbh i am a little sceptical about it.

then can you tell us what do you mount and how?

I am not sure how ubuntu works but would “apt-get update && apt-get upgrade” not update your installation to latest update from ubuntu?
I never used ubuntu so i can’t confirm this. I know with ArchLinuxArm doing “pacman -Syu” will update your system to current state in repository.

Regarding Mali drivers, well this is question for Amlogic. They produce this GPU so they should provide mainline driver for it. There is effort to get this Mali in Mainline from Martin Blumenstingl and baylibre developers [0] and other around which I don’t know but do upstream, also check [1] what their main guy, Neil Armstrong has posted on this forum. Also check [2] what @Gouwa wrote here. Neil also asked hardkernel for cooperation [3] as they also don’t have mainline Mali support.

Khadas Support can request support from Amlogic. There was [4] “Voices from the open source communities will be passed to Amlogic” but I never seen public replay.

PS: This isn’t place for such discussion so @Gouwa should split this to new topic.
PPS: you bought developer board not finished product. So a bit work from everyone is neede.

But I hope myself soon to have GPU support and use Kodi (without Xorg) with GPU acceleration when playing movies etc.

[0] http://baylibre.com/blog/
[1] State of Linux mainline OpenGL on S905X
[2] Buildroot and GStreamer Support
[4] Voices from the open source communities will be passed to Amlogic


Will you share your kodi pkgbuild without xorg ones you made it?

Everything more or less works great, but there are two things i would like, to be able to use it as a media player with Kodi 17, and have flash enabled in Chromium browser.

I forgot to mention one more thing, to be able to change screen resolution.

There is still a lot of work need to be done, but it is still an start, see here linux mainline kernel 4.12-rc4 for more info.

Are you guys doing something for mainline kernel support of Khadas VIM?

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finally got the time to check out this build… good job, now just waiting for gpub drivers.

Can you provide pin mapping for all the pins? Or are only 2 pins available at the moment?

It only 2 pin available at the moment. If you want to use another pin,you need to modify the dtb at Linux source code

Any info about new update, i see you released Android and Ubuntu for Vim2.

Hi Tommy21,

We will release a new update for VIM soon.


will it use a mainline kernel with working usb,ethernet,wifi,serial console, bt and hardware accelerated video playback ?

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Hi ravelo,

It still will be linux 4.9, not mainline kernel.

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Last time you’ve said that, we needed to wait 2 more months for update.

If hw acceleration isn’t working, then i don’t even see a point of releasing it.

You didn’t even try to fix serious Android bugs, last Android update was in june, and 3 months after that my Nougat system ui is still stopping, i can’t even use it as a media player!!!

I am sorry if this words look harsh, but i am tired of your false promises, your only answer that you are so sorry for that, i want actions, not false promises, Vim will soon be 1 year old.

I’ve had high hopes about Vim, and now i do regret buying it, i could have bought a regular Android box, but i wanted Linux on it, so i have chosen this board.

If it isn’t possible to get hw acceleration working because of Arm, why don’t you say this, you are deceiving your customers, that isn’t fair.

try @kszaq LibeELEC release. I am using it few months without any issue here and is playing all sources which i have…