Orange Pi PC2

64bit allwinner GbE H5 mainline SPI flash
Quick startNotesNightly releases

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).

How to boot?

Insert SD card into a slot and power the board. First boot takes around 3 minutes then it might reboot and you will need to wait another one minute to login. This delay is because system creates 128Mb emergency SWAP and expand SD card to it's full capacity. Worst case scenario boot (with DHCP) takes up to 35 seconds.

How to 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).

How to connect to your router via WIFI?

Required condition: a board with onboard or supported 3rd party wireless adapter on USB

nmtui-connect YOUR_ROUTER_SSID

Experimental images are based on the mainline kernel and mainline u-boot

Following features should work:

  • USB ports
  • Ethernet
  • DVFS and THS
  • GPIO sysfs interface
  • SPI and I2C interfaces (activation requires DT patches or overlays)
  • HDMI display output with automatic detection of the resolution based on EDID
  • Analog audio output and onboard microphone input
  • SPI+USB boot
  • USB OTG (may require DT patches or overlays)

Features that do not work:

  • Proper shutdown - switching off the power is recommended
  • Additional peripherials that are not enabled in the kernel config

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

  • Hardware accelerated video decoding
  • Mali driver
  • HDMI audio output
Nightly 4.10.0
Nightly desktop 4.10.0
Warning: nightly downloads are automated untested builds and no end user support is provided for them!
Updating from nightly repository?

sed -i "s/apt/beta/" /etc/apt/sources.list.d/armbian.list
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
When bug is found?