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Ubuntu 16.04 installation and configuration

Install Ubuntu for UP, UP2, UP Core and UP Core Plus

Prerequisites

  • an UP, UP2, UP Core or UP Core Plus board
  • an USB stick with at least 8Gb of space
  • keyboard, mouse, a screen and an internet connection

Installation

  • Download Ubuntu 16.04.6 ISO from the Ubuntu download page (works with desktop and server edition)
http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-amd64.iso 
http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04.6-server-amd64.iso 
  • Burn the downloaded image on a USB stick. We suggest to use etcher for doing that. You can download it from
https://etcher.io
  • Insert the USB installer disk in a empty USB port and proceed with a normal Ubuntu installation.
    • While installing, do not select the option "automatic updates"

Install Ubuntu kernel 4.15.0 for UP from PPA on Ubuntu 16.04

After the reboot you need to add our repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubilinux/up

Update the repository list

sudo apt update

Remove all the generic installed kernel

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge 'linux-.*generic'

Install our kernel:

sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04-upboard

Install the updates (please make sure to not upgrade the system to Ubuntu 18.04):

sudo apt dist-upgrade -y
sudo reboot

Reboot

sudo reboot

After the reboot you can verify that the kernel is indeed installed by typing

$ uname -a
Linux upsquared-UP-APL01 4.15.0-37-generic #40~upboard03-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 12 16:21:24 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Install Ubuntu kernel 4.15.0 for UP locally from debian packages on Ubuntu 16.04

Download the next debian packages from our Launchpad site listing the archives inside linux-hwe - 4.15.0-37.40~upboard03:

https://launchpad.net/~ubilinux/+archive/ubuntu/up/+packages

linux-headers-4.15.0-37_4.15.0-37.40~upboard03_all.deb
linux-headers-4.15.0-37-generic_4.15.0-37.40~upboard03_amd64.deb
linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-37-generic_4.15.0-37.40~upboard03_amd64.deb
linux-modules-4.15.0-37-generic_4.15.0-37.40~upboard03_amd64.deb
linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-37-generic_4.15.0-37.40~upboard03_amd64.deb
linux-source-4.15.0_4.15.0-37.40~upboard03_all.deb

Then, copy all the .deb files to your USB stick and connect to the USB port in your board.

To install the kernel locally you have to go to the directory where you saved the debian packages. There, just run the dpkg command to install all packages together:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Once the installation is done successfully, be sure the GRUB is updated to include the newst kernel:

sudo update-grub

Finally, reboot your machine and check your new kernel installed:

sudo reboot
uname -a
Linux upsquared-UP-APL01 4.15.0-37-generic #40~upboard03-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 12 16:21:24 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Install the Ampak firmware for WiFi and Bluetooth

This firmware is available for UP Core (AP6214A chipset) and UP Core Plus (AP6355 chipset).

Just run the next command:

sudo apt install firmware-ampak

Reboot your machine to get the firmware working:

sudo reboot

WiFi

First at all, you may need to connect a WiFi antenna to your UP Core board [ANT1 connector].

Check the UP Core connectors in https://downloads.up-community.org/download/up-core-connectors-description/.

Scan your available WiFi networks:

sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

You will see all the WiFi interfaces in your area.

Bluetooth

Check your Bluetooth devices in your area:

hcitool scan

Install the Ampak firmware for WiFi and Bluetooth locally from debian package on Ubuntu 16.04

Download the next debian package from our Launchpad site listing the archives inside firmware-ampak - 1.2.0-0:

https://launchpad.net/~ubilinux/+archive/ubuntu/up/+packages

firmware-ampak_1.2.0-0_all.deb

Then, copy the .deb file to your USB stick and connect to the USB port in your board.

To install the Ampak firmware locally you have to go to the directory where you saved the debian package. There, just run the dpkg command to install the package:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Reboot your machine to get the firmware working:

sudo reboot

WiFi

Scan your available WiFi networks:

sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

You will see all the WiFi interfaces in your area.

Bluetooth

Check your Bluetooth devices in your area:

hcitool scan

Install the Realtek firmware to enable WiFi with the 5M02.B module on Ubuntu 16.04

To enable support on Ubuntu for WiFi when using our UP WiFi Kit 5M02.B module, please follow the steps available on the readme of our github repository: Add WiFi/BT support for 5M02.B

Fixing HDMI Audio not working on UP Board and UP Core on Ubuntu 16.04

On Recent Ubuntu images the HDMI Audio configuration is broken. Once the installation of Ubuntu is complete from the terminal you can run this command to fix it:

sudo sed -i '/module-detect/ {n;a\
 ## fix HDMI audio on Intel Cherry Trail platforms with latest Ubuntu releases\
 unload-module module-alsa-card\
 load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:0,2
 }' /etc/pulse/default.pa

Once the system is rebooted the HDMI audio will work automatically.

Enable the HAT functionality from userspace

To be able to use the GPIO, PWM, SPI, I2C and uart functionality with a normal user we created a ubuntu package that set the correct permission.

NOTE: this could create security problem, do only if you know what are you doing

After adding our PPA you can install it with:

sudo apt install upboard-extras

after that you need to add the user that need to access the HAT functionality to the corresponding groups:

for example this command permit to the current user to access to the gpio functionality

sudo usermod -a -G gpio ${USER}

leds

sudo usermod -a -G leds ${USER}

spi

sudo usermod -a -G spi ${USER}

i2c

sudo usermod -a -G i2c ${USER}

uart

sudo usermod -a -G dialout ${USER}

to apply the permission changes after issuing the previous command a reboot is needed

sudo reboot

Ubuntu 18.04 installation and configuration

Install Ubuntu for UP, UP Squared, UP Core, UP Core Plus and UP Xtreme

Prerequisites

  • an UP, UP Squared, UP Core, UP Core Plus or UP Xtreme board
  • an USB stick with at least 8Gb of space
  • keyboard, mouse, a screen and an internet connection

Installation

  • Download Ubuntu 18.04.3 ISO from the Ubuntu download page (works with desktop and server edition)
http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso 
http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04.3-live-server-amd64.iso 
  • Burn the downloaded image on a USB stick. We suggest to use etcher for doing that. You can download it from
https://etcher.io
  • Insert the USB installer disk in a empty USB port and proceed with a normal Ubuntu installation.
    • While installing, do not select the option "automatic updates"

Install Ubuntu kernel 4.15.0 for UP from PPA on Ubuntu 18.04

This kernel enable support for UP, UP Squared, UP Core and UP Core plus. For UP Xtreme please refer to the steps to install the Kernel 5.0 below.

After the reboot you need to add our repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubilinux/up

Update the repository list

sudo apt update

Remove all the generic installed kernel

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge 'linux-.*generic'

Install our kernel:

sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04-upboard

Install the updates:

sudo apt dist-upgrade -y
sudo reboot

Reboot

sudo reboot

After the reboot you can verify that the kernel is indeed installed by typing

$ uname -a
Linux upsquared-UP-APL01 4.15.0-37-generic #40~upboard04-Ubuntu SMP Thu Feb 14 13:49:37 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Install Ubuntu kernel 5.0.0 for UP Xtreme only from PPA on Ubuntu 18.04

To enable support for UP Xtreme, the Kernel 5.0 has been released which includes additional changes required by the Whiskey Lake-U SoC.

After the reboot you need to add our repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aaeonaeu/upboard

Update the repository list

sudo apt update

Remove all the generic installed kernel

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge 'linux-.*generic'

Install our kernel:

sudo apt install linux-generic-hwe-18.04-edge-upboard

Install the updates:

sudo apt dist-upgrade -y
sudo reboot

Reboot

sudo reboot

After the reboot you can verify that the kernel is indeed installed by typing

$ uname -a
Linux upxtreme-UP-WHL01 5.0.0-1-generic #2~upboard4-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 25 13:35:27 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Install Ubuntu kernel 4.15.0 for UP locally from debian packages on Ubuntu 18.04

The following steps are valid for UP, UP Squared, UP Core and UP Core Plus. For UP Xtreme please refer to the next section.

Download the next debian packages from our Launchpad site listing the archives inside linux-hwe - 4.15.0-37.40~upboard04:

https://launchpad.net/~ubilinux/+archive/ubuntu/up/+packages

linux-headers-4.15.0-37_4.15.0-37.40_upboard04_all.deb
linux-headers-4.15.0-37-generic_4.15.0-37.40_upboard04_amd64.deb
linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-37-generic_4.15.0-37.40_upboard04_amd64.deb
linux-modules-4.15.0-37-generic_4.15.0-37.40_upboard04_amd64.deb
linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-37-generic_4.15.0-37.40_upboard04_amd64.deb
linux-source-4.15.0_4.15.0-37.40_upboard04_all.deb

Then, copy all the .deb files to your USB stick and connect to the USB port in your board.

To install the kernel locally you have to go to the directory where you saved the debian packages. There, just run the dpkg command to install all packages together:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Once the installation is done successfully, be sure the GRUB is updated to include the newst kernel:

sudo update-grub

Finally, reboot your machine and check your new kernel installed:

sudo reboot
uname -a
Linux upsquared-UP-APL01 4.15.0-37-generic #40~upboard04-Ubuntu SMP Thu Feb 14 13:49:37 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Install Ubuntu kernel 5.0.0 for UP Xtreme locally from debian packages on Ubuntu 18.04

The following steps are valid only for UP Xtreme.

Download the next debian packages from our Launchpad site listing the archives inside linux-hwe-edge - 5.0.0-1.2~upboard4:

https://launchpad.net/~aaeonaeu/+archive/ubuntu/upboard/+packages

linux-headers-5.0.0-1_5.0.0-1.2~upboard4_all.deb 
linux-headers-5.0.0-1-generic_5.0.0-1.2~upboard4_amd64.deb
linux-image-unsigned-5.0.0-1-generic_5.0.0-1.2~upboard4_amd64.deb 
linux-modules-5.0.0-1-generic_5.0.0-1.2~upboard4_amd64.deb
linux-modules-extra-5.0.0-1-generic_5.0.0-1.2~upboard4_amd64.deb
linux-source-5.0.0_5.0.0-1.2~upboard4_all.deb

Then, copy all the .deb files to your USB stick and connect to the USB port in your board.

To install the kernel locally you have to go to the directory where you saved the debian packages. There, just run the dpkg command to install all packages together:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Once the installation is done successfully, be sure the GRUB is updated to include the newst kernel:

sudo update-grub

Finally, reboot your machine and check your new kernel installed:

sudo reboot
uname -a
Linux upxtreme-UP-WHL01 5.0.0-1-generic #2~upboard4-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 25 13:35:27 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Install the Ampak firmware for WiFi and Bluetooth from PPA on Ubuntu 18.04

This firmware is available for UP Core (AP6214A chipset) and UP Core Plus (AP6355 chipset).

Just run the next command:

sudo apt install firmware-ampak

Reboot your machine to get the firmware working:

sudo reboot

WiFi

Scan your available WiFi networks:

sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

You will see all the WiFi interfaces in your area.

Bluetooth

Check your Bluetooth devices in your area:

hcitool scan

Install the Ampak firmware for WiFi and Bluetooth locally from debian package on Ubuntu 18.04

Download the next debian package from our Launchpad site listing the archives inside firmware-ampak - 1.2.1-0:

https://launchpad.net/~ubilinux/+archive/ubuntu/up/+packages

firmware-ampak_1.2.1-0_all.deb

Then, copy the .deb file to your USB stick and connect to the USB port in your board.

To install the Ampak firmware locally you have to go to the directory where you saved the debian package. There, just run the dpkg command to install the package:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Reboot your machine to get the firmware working:

sudo reboot

WiFi

Scan your available WiFi networks:

sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

You will see all the WiFi interfaces in your area.

Bluetooth

Check your Bluetooth devices in your area:

hcitool scan

Install the Realtek firmware to enable WiFi with the 5M02.B module on Ubuntu 18.04

To enable support on Ubuntu for WiFi when using our UP WiFi Kit 5M02.B module, please follow the steps available on the readme of our github repository: | Add WiFi/BT support for 5M02.B

Fixing HDMI Audio not working on UP Board and UP Core on Ubuntu 18.04

On Recent Ubuntu images the HDMI Audio configuration is broken. Once the installation of Ubuntu is complete from the terminal you can run this command to fix it:

sudo sed -i '/module-detect/ {n;a\
 ## fix HDMI audio on Intel Cherry Trail platforms with latest Ubuntu releases\
 unload-module module-alsa-card\
 load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:0,2
 }' /etc/pulse/default.pa

Once the system is rebooted the HDMI audio will work automatically.

Enable the HAT functionality from userspace

To be able to use the GPIO, PWM, SPI, I2C and uart functionality with a normal user we created a ubuntu package that set the correct permission.

NOTE: this could create security problem, do only if you know what are you doing

After adding our PPA you can install it with:

sudo apt install upboard-extras

after that you need to add the user that need to access the HAT functionality to the corresponding groups:

for example this command permit to the current user to access to the gpio functionality

sudo usermod -a -G gpio ${USER}

leds

sudo usermod -a -G leds ${USER}

spi

sudo usermod -a -G spi ${USER}

i2c

sudo usermod -a -G i2c ${USER}

uart

sudo usermod -a -G dialout ${USER}

to apply the permission changes after issuing the previous command a reboot is needed

sudo reboot

Instruction for Legacy Ubuntu Version (only for up board)

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubilinux/up
  • Update the package database:
sudo apt update
  • Install the upboard kernel package
sudo apt install linux-upboard-lts-xenial
  • Remove the other kernel images
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge 'linux-.*generic'

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