MiQi

eMMC GbE legacy mainline RK3288 rockchip


Debian desktop – legacy kernel
  .torrent (recommended) ?
Multimedia and desktop usage scenarios.

Stable

Debian desktop – mainline kernel
  .torrent (recommended) ?
Server and light desktop usage scenarios.

Stable

other download options and archive

  • it’s highly recommended to power via header with quality and powerful (3A) PSU – if you want stable operations and overclocking? In another words – don’t even try to power via stock micro USB power connector since your board will suffer from regular crashing and might not even boot up.
  • to boot from SD card you need to press and hold a button on the back side of the board and power on. This erases bootloader on eMMC and now you can boot from SD. In case of troubles use this tool to restore stock bootloader.
  • known issues: MALI and video acceleration libraries are not installed yet
  • overclocking to 2.2Ghz is possible with (patched) mainline kernel. Enable with:

    echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost      # enable turbo
    nano /etc/default/cpufrequtils                      # adjust new limit
    /etc/init.d/cpufrequtils restart                    # restart cpufrequtils

Notes

How to unbrick MiQi?

When you can’t restore your bootloader with pressing and holding the button while powering, you need to shorten this resistor with some tweezers and power the board. Than proceed with flashing stock u-boot.


Desktop

Quick start | Documentation

Preparation

Make sure you have a good & reliable SD card and a proper power supply. Archives can be uncompressed with 7-Zip on Windows, Keka on OS X and 7z on Linux (apt-get install p7zip-full). RAW images can be written with Etcher (all OS).

Boot

Insert SD card into a slot and power the board. (First) boot (with DHCP) takes up to 35 seconds with a class 10 SD Card and cheapest board.

Login

Login as root on HDMI / serial console or via SSH and use password 1234. You will be prompted to change this password at first login. Next you will be asked to create a normal user account that is sudo enabled (beware of default QWERTY keyboard settings at this stage).

Tested hardware