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which OS for day use

Started by morpheusmat, September 15, 2014, 07:48:16 pm

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morpheusmat

Hello everybody, i'd like to know which OS is the best for day use, i use ubuntu and bought my cubiea20 for use with xbmc, for android works well, but i want to use linux on it, which distro is the best for a desktop user, its possible to install apps like a desktop version, tks all....


Ethariel

Hi,

you can also use lubuntu. An image is provided for the CT. You can then add packages.

BRgds

Ethariel

morpheusmat

Quote from: Ethariel on September 17, 2014, 01:12:11 pm
Hi,

you can also use lubuntu. An image is provided for the CT. You can then add packages.

BRgds

Ethariel


hey ethariel, tks for your advice i´ll try lubunto, can you tell me if it have hd resolution cause i use my cubie a20 on tv, then i´ve try cubiunto, cubiezz and cubian but only cubian there's a good resolution on my tv, the screen was black on the sides on the others and i can´t use mouse to to navigate, another problen that i don't solved yet is for dual boot cause i use android and i don't know how to compile like this tutorial
http://docs.cubieboard.org/tutorials/cb2/development/how_to_use_android/lubuntu_dual_os
i wait for help to solve this, but i i´ll test it as soon as i can tks for all

Ethariel

Hi,

yes it supports full resolution. The mouse is working perfectly, as well as wired lan, wifi, sound, vga, usb.

I've not tested dual boot, but your link is for CB1 and CB2. Try to load the CT lubuntu image for Card if you  intend to use the nand for Androïd.

See ya,

Ethariel

morpheusmat

Quote from: Ethariel on September 19, 2014, 01:04:21 am
Hi,

yes it supports full resolution. The mouse is working perfectly, as well as wired lan, wifi, sound, vga, usb.

I've not tested dual boot, but your link is for CB1 and CB2. Try to load the CT lubuntu image for Card if you  intend to use the nand for Androïd.

See ya,

Ethariel


Hy,
one stupid question can i use CT images to my Cb2 a20, or theres specific images frow both, the whole problen is that i don´t know how to compile the script.bin file for dual boot but i found this here

http://docs.cubieboard.org/tutorials/common/edit_the_system_configuration#linux


i think i find a path to go away, cause i'm noob and i'm try to find information just only in internet, is dificult for me here in brazil, so tks for all

Ethariel

My fault, sorry, I didn't read correctly you've got a CB2.

Each image is for a specific board.On the dl.cubieboard.org you can find image for CB2 A20 on nand and on card with lubuntu desktop.

For the compilation, what part don't you know ? The guide is step by step, which part is not working for you ?

BRgds,
Ethariel

morpheusmat

Quote from: Ethariel on September 19, 2014, 03:34:16 am
My fault, sorry, I didn't read correctly you've got a CB2.

Each image is for a specific board.On the dl.cubieboard.org you can find image for CB2 A20 on nand and on card with lubuntu desktop.

For the compilation, what part don't you know ? The guide is step by step, which part is not working for you ?

BRgds,
Ethariel


hy again,
the problem is i`m a curious, i not a programer, then i learn linux a couple of months, the question is, i need to type these commands inside the cubie on a terminal session (android or linux) or i need to put my sdcard on my pc do it? i try to find videos that explain me better but i`m failed, then is almost japanese for me (lol)
i`m a real noob, i just a windows user expand my horizons and learn a little more tks for all Ethariel...

sorry my bad english...

Ethariel

Hi Morpheusmat,

the link you've provided is indeed terminal command example.
You need to open a terminal, if you're under lubuntu or ubuntu you also need to input them as root.
You can add "sudo" in the beginning of each line, or start with "sudo su" to become root (not a good practice in general, but here it can help as you've go many commands).
For Androïd I don't know.

From what I see in the forum you can have linux on SD and Androïd on nand. For Linux to not corrupt nand, you need to change script.bin :
http://www.cubieforums.com/index.php?topic=1947.0
last post. (commands need to be done inside a terminal).

BRgds,
Ethariel

morpheusmat

Quote from: Ethariel on September 20, 2014, 05:05:04 am
Hi Morpheusmat,

the link you've provided is indeed terminal command example.
You need to open a terminal, if you're under lubuntu or ubuntu you also need to input them as root.
You can add "sudo" in the beginning of each line, or start with "sudo su" to become root (not a good practice in general, but here it can help as you've go many commands).
For Androïd I don't know.

From what I see in the forum you can have linux on SD and Androïd on nand. For Linux to not corrupt nand, you need to change script.bin :
http://www.cubieforums.com/index.php?topic=1947.0
last post. (commands need to be done inside a terminal).

BRgds,
Ethariel


Hy Ethariel

Tks for your patience with me, but finally i got it, i spend my day styding this turorial (o good tutorials for noobs like me) but finally i have my dual boot OS on my cubie a20, i have installed lubuntu vs1.07, the screen looks good, just my wifi dongle rtk 8188, not working yet, and i'll looking a manner to use my full SDcard, tks for all


i used this tutorial
http://docs.cubieboard.org/tutorials/common/edit_the_system_configuration#linux

Ethariel

Hi Morpheusmat,

Well done :)
What do you mean by "use your full SDCard" ? Use the full space or something else ?

See you,
Ethariel