Orange Pi PC2

64bit allwinner GbE H5 mainline SPI flash


Ubuntu server – mainline kernel
 
Command line interface – server usage scenarios.

Testing

Ubuntu desktop – mainline kernel
 
Server and light desktop usage scenarios.

Testing

other download options and archive

Known issues

All currently available OS images for H5 boards are experimental

  • don’t use them for anything productive but just to give constructive feedback to developers
  • shutdown might result in reboots instead or board doesn’t really power off (cut power physically)

Notes

Following features that arent’t present in the mainline kernel should work:

  • Ethernet
  • DVFS
  • THS
  • DRM/KMS HDMI display driver with audio (2ch / stereo only) and CEC support

Refer to the status matrix for mainline kernel support status

Features that do not work:

  • CVBS (composite video) output
  • Proper shutdown – switching off the power is recommended
  • Suspend/resume

Features that do not work and will not be added anytime soon:

  • Hardware accelerated video decoding (Cedrus)
  • Mali driver
  • CSI camera input

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