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A develloper has created an SDCard-Image that schould boot on any Allwinner SoC (which are used in this forum) using an universal uBoot release.

Testing of this basic image be experienced devellopers is appreciated. There wil be no GUI nor a bootable kernel. You will need a serial connection to view the boot pozess.  Post your results to the Mailinglist below.!topic/linux-sunxi/8XaXiz2XEko

Here is some additional information

Download is here on the cubietech server 

Read Ikeekis cubiuntu page for more details

It is based on Ubuntu 13.10 and offers XBMX. Aruntu will replace the Cubiuntu distro ;) 

Ikeeki has published his first release of an 13.10 based distro named Aruntu. It will replace his famos Cubiuntu.

This release is in an early stage and has Beta quality. So it is just for testing for now. Dont ask to much but provide solutions to ikeeki ! 

Tips, Tricks and Guides / howto install the ORACLE jdk 8
« on: March 21, 2014, 01:16:12 pm »
Because JDK 8 has been published at 18th of march 2014, one may wants to update the cubie...

This shows the steps to proceed.
Check if your file system has enough space. You will need est. 300 MByte of free rootfs space because of Donwloads and installed files. Use the –h option for human reading to display space in MByte or GByte.
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df -h
Download JDK8 from ORACLE with your cubie browser in to your local Download directory
or use this direct link to Build 132 for ARM..

Untar the binary files into /opt.
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sudo tar zxvf jdk-8-linux-arm-vfp-hflt.tar.gz -C /opt
We will use the alternatives tool from debian to change from jdk6 to jdk 8. We have to install the new Java files (java and javac) with
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sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /opt/jdk1.8.0/bin/javac 1500
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /opt/jdk1.8.0/bin/java 1500
Because the alternative with the highest priority will be used we have to set the jdk8 priority to for example 1500.

You can check the priority of alternatives with (for example for javac)
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linaro@linaro-ubuntu-desktop:~$ update-alternatives --display javacIt shows JDK 8 with 1500 and JDK 6 with 1057 which is lower than 1500 ….
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javac - auto mode
  link currently points to /opt/jdk1.8.0/bin/javac
/opt/jdk1.8.0/bin/javac - priority 1500
/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-armhf/bin/javac - priority 1057
  slave javac.1.gz: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-armhf/man/man1/javac.1.gz
Current 'best' version is '/opt/jdk1.8.0/bin/javac'.[/

You can check it with
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java –versionjava version "1.8.0"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0-b132)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.0-b70, mixed mode)

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javac –versionjavac 1.8.0

Deutsch / c't magazin will cover cubietruck at 13.01.2014
« on: December 29, 2013, 12:16:18 pm »
In der aktuellen Vorschau wird ein Artikel über develloper boards, u.a. auch über cubietruck, angekündigt

Cubieboard v3 Images (Cubietruck) / New Fedora 20 nand image for Cubietruck
« on: December 29, 2013, 08:51:18 am »
from Huang Benn at Google+ Cubier Community

Here the content of Huang Benns news:

fedora 20 nand image is avalable for cubietruck!

After setting config on your fedora system at first boot, you need to resize your rootfs partiton with the following command:
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sudo resize2fs /dev/nandb, and then restart.
If you want to install the OS to sata drive, we can follow the instruction of

If you have any problem with this image, please feel free to let me know.

Cubieboard v3 Images (Cubietruck) / New ArchLinux nand image for cubietruck
« on: December 29, 2013, 08:49:32 am »
from Huang Benn at Google+ Cubier Community

Here is the news from google+Cubier:

arch linux nand image for cubietruck!

the image does not contain X window, so if you want it, you need to install it by yourself. I've successfully install the X windows on my ct,  the problem I met is written on the README file

remember to resize your rootfs partition at first time boot
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sudo resize2fs /dev/nandb, and then restart.

This howto worked for Lubuntu Desktop V1.01.

There are two different approaches to configure the networks (wired and wireless). In this howto we configure the network by using the desktop network manager applet. In this case we are can not do network configuration with /etc/network/interfaces and wpa_supplicant. Because network manager uses its own configurations. If you want to have network ready during boot you have to create a auto-login to the desktop.

1) Load the wifi driver (broadcom : bcmdhd) at boot  (you may check before with $ lsmod )
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$ sudo nano /etc/modulesadd "bcmdhd" at the end and hit CTRL-x, y, enter

2) For some reason network manager does not start wifi scanning, when ethernet networkis setup in  /etc/network/interfaces. Deactivate eth0 in /etc/network/interfaces like the following example. 
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$ sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces. Network manager starts at boot up and choses a working network connection.
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    #auto eth0
    #iface eth0 inet dhcp
    #   hwaddress ether 00:90:4C:11:22:33

3) It could be necessary to enter an additional name server to /etc/resolve.conf (for example the google name service or )
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$ sudo nano /etc/resolv.confadd nameserver at the end
You also can add a secondary nameserver (i.e. ) in the network manager dialog for a wifi connection

4) reboot

If successful you can see all available wifi networks if you open the network manager from
start button => preferences => network manager.

If you right-click to the network manager icon in the panel you can view the connection network configuration and even check, if the nameserver is set correct.

Known issues:
If you skip step 2) the network manager indicator (left to the indicator field in the panel) shows a gray line on a gray background. You can guess and try to left-click to this place to display network manager options.

Cubieboard v3 OS (Cubietruck) / ct lubuntu v1.01 available
« on: December 17, 2013, 03:00:54 pm »
Look here ct-lubuntu-nand-v1.01

Has somebody did a test with v101 on Cubietruck ?
Where are the releasenotes ?

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