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CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« on: September 05, 2013, 11:15:36 am »
I have uploaded a new CUBIUNTU for the A20 with the latest 3.4.43+ kernel.  Mali GPU is working in this one, HW video decode isn't.

As before passwords are root/root linaro/linaro.

Full distro: http://dl.cubieforums.com/patwood/Cubiuntu0.6-a20.img.gz http://dl.cubieforums.com/patwood/Cubiuntu0.6.4-a20.img.xz http://dl.cubieforums.com/patwood/Cubiuntu0.6.5a-a20.img.xz.
3.4.43 A20 kernel with lots of modules: http://dl.cubieforums.com/patwood/A20-kernel-3.4.43.tar.gz 3.4.61 A20 kernel with even more modules: http://dl.cubieforums.com/patwood/A20-kernel-3.4.61.tar.gz.

Edit: new version uploaded that supports AXP poweroff and audio.  Also has netplug installed so auto up/down of eth0 works: http://dl.cubieforums.com/patwood/Cubiuntu0.6.4-a20.img.xz.  You'll need unxz to decompress it; xz image is much smaller than gzip.

Edit2: Even newer version referenced above.

Cubiuntu0.6.5a-a20 has been discontinued and removed from the ftp site; Cubiuntu0.6.5b-a20.img should be considered obsolete and deprecated.  Cubiuntu0.6.5c-a20.img is now the latest version: http://dl.cubieforums.com/patwood/Cubiuntu0.6.5c-a20.img.xz
« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 05:58:44 pm by patwood »

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 11:42:13 am »
Thanks Pat, downloading now for some testing this evening. I just really hope that 1080p works.

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 02:26:44 pm »
Thanks Pat, downloading now for some testing this evening. I just really hope that 1080p works.
It's a very recent kernel, but I didn't see anything since the Fedora release that would impact HDMI.

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 03:56:50 pm »
why? what's wrong with 1080p?

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2013, 05:59:52 pm »
Woop woop 1080p working like a charm!  :D

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2013, 06:18:03 pm »
I suppose this is a nand image again.

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2013, 06:37:00 pm »
I suppose this is a nand image again.
No this is an SD image (as far as I know, all the CUBIUNTU images on this site are SD card images).  Writing it to nand isn't very hard, though.

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013, 06:40:23 pm »
Great job¡¡¡ at least¡¡

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2013, 07:18:34 pm »
Not in anyway being critical here but is this the sort of standard of images for the cubieboard2?

No DHCP, none of my personal videos on youtube will play, thats just the couple of things I immediately found. I'm assuming the my youtube videos thing is format related.

It seems very fast.

I'm very new to cubieboard, got the first last week and just today the cubieboard2.


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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2013, 11:17:53 pm »
Video playback is not working on any Linux distros for the a20.  This is a problem cubietech knows about and has passed along to allwinner, so in one sense, yes this is the standard for cubieboard2 Linux distributions for now. If you require video, you're stuck with android for now.

As for dhcp, it should be enabled, but I have noticed the Ethernet not starting automatically in cases I have yet to identify.  If that's still happening, add 'ifup eth0' to /etc/rc.local.

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2013, 12:40:33 am »
If that's still happening, add 'ifup eth0' to /etc/rc.local.
Ignore that suggestion.  You need to install netplug.  Either do "apt-get install netplug" or if you don't have a working internet connection on the cubieboard (cause the ethernet isn't up  :) ), you can download the package here: http://dl.cubieforums.com/patwood/netplug_1.2.9.2-1_armhf.deb, copy it onto the SD card, and do "dpkg -i netplug_1.2.9.2-1_armhf.deb".

Not sure why allow-hotplug is working in /etc/network/interfaces on A10 but not on A20; maybe it depends on some event that's not getting generated by the A20 kernel, but netplug fixes this.

Edit: latest upload has netplug already installed; eth0 should come up automatically now any time it's plugged in.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2013, 10:47:40 pm by patwood »

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2013, 03:52:45 am »
Thanks for your suggestions.

I think this little board is going to satisfy my needs regardless anyway. I only want to be able to run a few amateur radio applications for one project.

For some time I have been trying to find a device like this that I can use as a small VoIP PBX that will serve up to 10 users, I think I have just found it!! :) That application will be running headless anyway.

Thanks to all for the great work already achieved with this device.

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2013, 08:43:26 am »
Wow this is the fastest distribution for A20.

As i see screen resolution still can't be set from os, just by editing script.bin. Is this true?

Yesterday i've ran the off script included, it stopped some services, and hang at "stopping V compatibility something" with blinking cursor, i needed to press the power button on cubie manually. Is this normal?

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2013, 08:55:44 am »
Wow this is the fastest distribution for A20.

As i see screen resolution still can't be set from os, just by editing script.bin. Is this true?

Yesterday i've ran the off script included, it stopped some services, and hang at "stopping V compatibility something" with blinking cursor, i needed to press the power button on cubie manually. Is this normal?
Yes. It appears this kernel can't talk to the power chip to shut off power.  Watching the serial port shows it does go through the entire shutdown process, though.

Edit: For me, the "System halted" message appears on the serial port about 5 seconds after the "Stopping System V Iniitialization compatibility" message on the HDMI console.

Edit 2: The latest version now powers off properly from the "off" script/GUI button.  Also, you should be able to set the screen resolution in uEnv.txt like this:

Code: [Select]
extraargs=disp.screen0_output_mode=1280x720p60
« Last Edit: September 08, 2013, 10:41:00 pm by patwood »

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Re: CUBIUNTU 0.6 for A20 3.4.43+ kernel
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2013, 10:29:27 am »
Wow this is the fastest distribution for A20.
Wow, this really is the fastest and configured very well. Thanks patwood. :)