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Does MagicMirror work on Amlogic boards like the Odroid C2 and Le Potato?



  • Hey everyone. I’m thinking about building a magic mirror sometime, and all the tutorials I’ve found are for the Raspberry Pi, but I would much rather use the Libre Computer Board (AKA the Le Potato). It’s much faster than the Pi 3 in most tasks, has support for UHS-I SD cards, has faster memory and more of it, supports 4K, the CPU is faster and is built at a much newer manufacturing process, and most importantly, it has the Amlogic S905X just like the Odroid C2.

    I’ve been looking everywhere for anything that says Amlogic or other Arm64 boards but all I could find was an out of date Arm64 port of MagicMirror².

    Is there any way to run an up-to-date 64-bit version of MagicMirror² on the Libre Computer Board running Debian Stretch?

    Thanks in advance.


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    @confin234 said in Does MagicMirror work on Amlogic boards like the Odroid C2 and Le Potato?:

    Is there any way to run an up-to-date 64-bit version of MagicMirror² on the Libre Computer Board running Debian Stretch?

    I don’t know the answer to that. However, can your board run 64bit ubuntu? MM runs very happily that way. My personal favorite is ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

    Anyway, that’s my two cents worth.



  • i run MM on an ODroid Xu4… I think C2 would be ok.
    le Potato has an ubuntu image 18.04 at least…

    so its seems reasonable… some supporting modules (speech reco mostly) might be lagging


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    I have a NanoPC-T4 on the way. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    The most frustrating experience I’ve had so far is the lack of Ubuntu graphics drivers for certain hardware. Without hardware acceleration, the default software rendering slows the mirror down below RasPi performance. The Fitlet had enough processing power to be usable, but it ran one processor at 100% constantly and was hot to the touch. The Atom processor & Intel integrated graphics wasn’t as powerful and was too slow.

    My research indicates that the NanoPC graphics should be supported. We’ll see.



  • @bhepler I did the XU4 because of the video speed improvement over the pi


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    @sdetweil - I considered that one, but I needed more USB ports. I’m running a USB microphone and a two-port USB extension to allow a plug-in mouse & keyboard on the frame.

    How’s the performance?


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    How about most trendy RK3399 things - Rock Pi 4 or NanoPi m4 ?
    They have same form factor with RPI3, and have better GPU and RAM. They overwhelm RPI on Performance.



  • @bhepler performance is great!.. between 1.5 and 2 times faster than pi 3. It has 2 USB 3 ports and 1 USB 2 port… ethernet network built in (not wifi)



  • I am considerung buying an android TV box to run MM on. They are cheaper and - at least on paper - more performant than the RasPi (faster cores, more RAM, onboard storage). Those are generally Amlogic based.

    Has anyone tried that before? All I found way other users asking but nobody seemed to tested it AND posted it here.


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    @sdetweil - Heh. In that case, I’d also need a USB WiFi adapter so I would be up to 4. I think they sell a Wifi/Bluetooth module that plugs into the board itself, but at that point it was pricier than the NanoPC (I think - My research was a week ago and I think that was my reason for going the way I did).

    I have plans for another mirror this spring, so perhaps I’ll go your route if the NanoPC isn’t what I’m hoping.

    @MadScientist - I have not. I was considering trying an Intel Compute Stick or equivalent. If I didn’t need a PIR sensor or camera, it might be a solid choice.


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