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Cubian - Debian for cubieboard

Started by cubieplayer, May 23, 2013, 04:22:48 am

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cubieplayer

May 23, 2013, 04:22:48 am Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 04:31:04 am by cubieplayer
Hi, everyone

I made a Linux for cubieboard :). The project and documentation is hosted on Github. https://github.com/cubieplayer/Cubian

Feature List:
1.Cubieboard bootup Logo
2.Build with the latest and stable Kernel (version 3.4.29)
3.Include RTL8188EU driver (mercury mw150us use this chip)
4.The easiest NAND installation ever
5.Onboard LEDS show the IP address through Morse code (you don't need a HDMI screen neither USB-TTL cable and Router's admin privileges to start play cubieboard)
6.Network and System status indicator using onboard LED
7.Preconfigured swap area for system installed on SD-card or NAND (increase the amount of available memory)
8.Basic SSH security config
9.Battery included (various utilities were pre-installed like VIM etc.)
10.Synchronize clock with internet time servers automaticlly



For more details, take a look at wiki https://github.com/cubieplayer/Cubian/wiki


ikeeki

GREAT¡¡¡¡
Do you plan to include mali drivers or Neon implementations???

Thanks¡¡¡

aisman


Snog

Excellent! The Cubieboard needs distros like this. Just like RasPi got it's Raspbian. :D

xvart

Just to get in early as I'm trying to avoid the kernel recompile thing, have you tested audio and is there support for web cam in this.

PS. Nicely done though congrats

zoof

Great work!

One question I have is if the nand install script will include additional packages and configuration settings that were installed subsequent to the initial flash to microsd?

patwood

June 03, 2013, 10:01:25 pm #6 Last Edit: June 03, 2013, 11:04:25 pm by patwood
The nand install scripts I've seen all make a image of the SD card on the nand flash without filtering anything. They just install some code on the first nand partition for booting and then simply copy everything from the SD card to the second nand partition.

cubieplayer

June 03, 2013, 11:11:22 pm #7 Last Edit: July 01, 2013, 04:27:55 am by cubieplayer
Quote from: zoof on June 03, 2013, 03:51:34 pm
Great work!

One question I have is if the nand install script will include additional packages and configuration settings that were installed subsequent to the initial flash to microsd?

yeah! the script will clone the system on the sd-card to nand. It does NOT reset the system to its initial state.

zoof

So I've noticed a couple of things that you might want to think about.

First, sudo works without a password but according to the /etc/sudoers file it should ask for a password.  Moreover, user cubie is not even a member of the sudo group so I'm not sure why this is happening.  Some weird file permission thing I imagine.

Second, the /etc/network/interfaces file does not define the loopback interface.  I'm guessing that this is why I cannot access the cups interface through w3m.

cubieplayer

June 04, 2013, 02:40:45 pm #9 Last Edit: June 04, 2013, 02:52:57 pm by cubieplayer
Quote from: zoof on June 04, 2013, 09:22:24 am
So I've noticed a couple of things that you might want to think about.

First, sudo works without a password but according to the /etc/sudoers file it should ask for a password.  Moreover, user cubie is not even a member of the sudo group so I'm not sure why this is happening.  Some weird file permission thing I imagine.

Second, the /etc/network/interfaces file does not define the loopback interface.  I'm guessing that this is why I cannot access the cups interface through w3m.


The sudo works because of  the file /etc/sudoers.d/sudousers. The loopback interface is not configed by default, i will fix it in the next release. Thanks for sharing.

zoof

Ah, don't know how I missed looking there.  Must be getting confused with what is on my computer vs my cubie ???

castalla

I installed ver 1 yesterday. 

I have some issues:

1. unzip always produces an unspecified error - even though the img is extracted.

2. The boot light sequence is pretty but not really necessary!

3. I installed a media server program - this takes a long time to start compared with other distros

4. Overall, Cubian seems much slower than other debian images I have tried.

By the way ver 2 zip is also broken.

zoof

So after modifying the /etc/network/interfaces file to also define a loopback device, I am able to get to the cups web interface using w3m.  But I cannot get to it from another machine.  E.g., neither

w3m http://hostname:631

nor

w3m http://ip.add.re.ss:631

work.  Whereas from the cubie, I can get to the cups interface on my desktop.  Any ideas?

neon

Hi everybody,
I tried various images for my Cubie and finally settled on this one. Here is my experience with it so far:

When I first loaded the image I didn't get any output to my hdmi tv. I don't need hdmi though so I didn't investigate further. Maybe script.bin has to be edited to include another mode?

When I ssh to it the authentication prompts (asking for username and password) seem to take longer than different distros I tried. Other than that I don't think it's slower than other distros.

NFS file sharing seems problematic as when I tried to start the service I got: "Not starting NFS kernel daemon: no support in current kernel. ... (warning)."

And a word of warning to potential users: If you do an apt-get upgrade don't upgrade the Kerberos packages (libk5crypto3, libkrb5-3, libgssapi-krb5-2, libkrb5support0, krb5-locales). They will break ssh and other programs that depend on these libraries.

Overall I am quite happy with this release and I thank the creator!

linux34

June 08, 2013, 04:55:26 pm #14 Last Edit: June 09, 2013, 10:20:14 am by linux34
Hi.
I have install Cubian in Nand.  And is work fine.
Demo:  http://armturkey.dyndns.org

Plase in cubian image3 install mc ( mighnight)  :)
And mpg123 (mp3 player in consol) 
Mybe starx and lighthttpd (web server)

Thanks

** no raspian image, cubie is free with Cubian. ;)

www.armturkey.com