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== Install the Ampak firmware for WiFi and Bluetooth from PPA ==
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== 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).
 
This firmware is available for UP Core (AP6214A chipset) and UP Core Plus (AP6355 chipset).

Revision as of 10:20, 25 April 2019

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 16.04.5 ISO from the Ubuntu download page (works with desktop and server edition)
http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso 
http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04.5-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

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 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

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, 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 18.04.2 ISO from the Ubuntu download page (works with desktop and server edition)
http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso 
http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04.2-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

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 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

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

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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