Author Topic: What Cubie Needs! Noobie Help.  (Read 4254 times)

Offline castalla

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What Cubie Needs! Noobie Help.
« on: January 29, 2013, 05:46:50 am »
First, I'm coming to Cubie as a Raspi user (noobie) - apologies!

One feature that the Pi has for the Debian image is the raspi-config (, which helps a new user to set up some basic parameters: eg. expand rootfs, set timezone, locale, etc.

It would be really useful if a Cubie-guru could produce something similar for the Cubie Debian?

Any takers for a cubie-config?

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Re: What Cubie Needs! Noobie Help.
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 01:02:58 am »
--The things you mentioned are pretty straightforward on the Cubie, at least if you use the Linaro distro from BerryBoot.  The root filesystem was auto-expanded on my install to use the entire 16GB microSD.

Set timezone:
' dpkg-reconfigure tzdata '

I haven't had to use locales yet, but there is a locale package installed.  I question whether a "raspi-config" is necessary, but it shouldn't be too hard to port/write.

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Re: What Cubie Needs! Noobie Help.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 02:16:56 am »
The A10 SoC was designed for tablets, so the kernel defaults are more toward saving battery / power, rather than speed.  For cubieboard use, we don't care as much about that, as there is no battery, so its better to use more appropriate settings.