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New Cubieboard2

Started by eupharis, July 07, 2013, 04:56:20 pm

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eupharis

Hi forums! I just got my new cubieboard2 yesterday!

It doesn't work out of the box with my 7 year-old 1680 x 1050 DVI monitor. Specifically, the monitor recognizes it's getting some sort of signal (it doesn't go idle) but the screen just sits there black. Which sounds like it's to be expected. (Yay! Maybe excuse to get a new monitor!)

It also doesn't work with my roommates' 1920 x 1080 LED TV. It says "Resolution not supported." From what I understand, it *should* work with this TV.

Going to try with a couple monitors at work tomorrow and see if those work!

So my next thought was to flash the Ubuntu image or a newer Android build onto the NAND and maybe that would work with HDMI - or at least let me SSH in.

I installed LiveSuit for 64-bit Linux per the instructions here:

http://linux-sunxi.org/LiveSuit

I've gotten all the way to the part where LiveSuit asks you which image to use. But whenever I select an image it says:

Image file invalid

And the terminal says:

Load /home/daniel/Bin/LiveSuit/bin/tools.scj failed
LoadTools, LoadToolsPlug failed 203


There is no file "tools.scj" in the bin folder. Is there supposed to be?

I tried these three images, and got that same "Image File invalid" error message everytime.

Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 images: image1, image2
Android-4.2.2 images: image1


P.S.- Here's the output of lsusb after booting:

Bus 003 Device 006: ID 18d1:0003 Google Inc.

And here's the output in FEL mode:

Bus 007 Device 005: ID 1f3a:efe8

Does that look right?

wilsoncr

Had similar problems, was getting no output. Only seems to work on my 1680 x 1050 monitor and not my 1980 x 1080 or 1440 x 900 monitors. I was getting blank screens until I flashed a ubuntu image on to the nand and got it outputting on screen. If your leds (green, blue and red) are on then try using pheonixsuit to apply the image. I am not sure how people are able to use livesuit, i have had no luck with that piece of crap software.

You will need a nand image and know how to get the board into FEL (debug) mode so you flash the nand. Linux sunxi wiki has instructions on how to get into FEL mode.

Good luck, I had to do alot of fiddling to get Phoenix suite to flash but it worked.

Alternatively try and SD card image. then you just need win32 disk imager (for windows)

ikeeki

Quote from: wilsoncr on July 07, 2013, 08:30:38 pm
I am not sure how people are able to use livesuit, i have had no luck with that piece of crap software. 

Phoenix card is easier.
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You will need a nand image and know how to get the board into FEL (debug) mode so you flash the nand. Linux sunxi wiki has instructions on how to get into FEL mode.

http://linux-sunxi.org/FEL

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Alternatively try and SD card image. then you just need win32 disk imager (for windows)

As for now, this may be the best one.
http://dl.cubieforums.com/patwood/cubiuntu-0.5-A20.img.7z

sanyigz

Quote from: ikeeki on July 07, 2013, 08:42:08 pmPhoenix card is easier.


but where is that? i couldn't find a download...

ikeeki


eupharis

Woohoo! Thanks so much guys. I'll try the Phoenix card route and report back.

eupharis

Hmm. Ok. Using Windows 7 x64. Phoenix Card gives the same error on all the images I tried:

QuoteScript NOT found! Please use new version image!


I tried both Ubuntu images and the android image for cubieboard2 from the download page here:

Quotehttp://cubieboard.org/download/


Do I need to be using a different cubieboard2 image for Phoenix Card?

eupharis

Quote from: ikeekihttps://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2_QBhd-pW57LTdMR3hwWEduVTg/edit?pli=1


Ikeeki, I tried flashing that with both dd and winDiskImager. Both times I got an identical looking install that looked like a boot disk. It mounted fine on my laptop, was readable with files, had three partions, etc. But the cubieboard2 didn't recognize it. Is that image good?

Do I need to do something more than just insert the winDiskImage'd SD card then power the cubieboard on to make it boot from SD?

Quote from: wilsoncr on July 07, 2013, 08:30:38 pm
Had similar problems, was getting no output. Only seems to work on my 1680 x 1050 monitor and not my 1980 x 1080 or 1440 x 900 monitors. I was getting blank screens until I flashed a ubuntu image on to the nand and got it outputting on screen. If your leds (green, blue and red) are on then try using pheonixsuit to apply the image. I am not sure how people are able to use livesuit, i have had no luck with that piece of crap software.


Was this cubieboard or cubieboard2?

If it was cubieboard2, I'll try Phoenixsuit on Windows next. Thanks!

I could also maybe try Livesuit again. There is a new section on the download page called "Android Prebuilt" that say they specifically work with Livesuit Linux:

http://cubiebook.org/index.php?title=Cubieboard2/Android_Prebuilt

I think the images from the main page are probably for Livesuit Windows. Which would explain why they didn't work.

Sadly Livesuit is choking on awdev-dkms install on my Ubuntu 13.04 laptop. It does work on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop tho. Need to try it.

And lastly, have there been any reported hardware problems with these first cubieboard2s yet? It would be super annoying if all this was due to a hardware problem.

I do get all red, green, and blue lights.

ikeeki

I tried phoenixcard with Cubie I, as soon as my Cubie II arrive, I'll let you know if I can flash nand with it or, on the contrary, I have problems too.