ODROID-C1 Getting started and Trouble shooting

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ODROID-C1 Getting started and Trouble shooting

Unread postby odroid » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:57 pm

Time to RUN your ODROID-C1.
But you may meet an issue to resolve. Below steps will be helpful.

1. Carefully read the simple guide(color leaflet) in the box.
The official user manual also very useful.
http://magazine.odroid.com/odroid-c1/


2. Read this FAQ carefully
http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products ... &tab_idx=3


3. If you bought our SD/eMMC card, it should boot out of the box.
If not, you need to flash an OS image file on your SD or eMMC.
The latest OS image files are here.
http://odroid.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=en:odroid-c1


4. OS Flashing guide (How to flash)
http://odroid.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id= ... hing_tools


5. No HDMI output
The default resolution is 720p. If your monitor doesn't support 1280x720, there is no output.
In that case, you need to edit the boot.ini file in the boot(VFAT) partition to change the resolution.
Refer this link.
http://odroid.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=en:c1_tips&#how_to_change_u-boot_configuration_by_bootini
* Note that the default resolution has been changed to 1080p from Linux/Ubuntu image ver 1.1

If your monitor has only DVI port, change the output option from HDMI to DVI in the boot.ini


6. Still no HDMI output
Some HDMI cables are not compatible with your monitor or TV.
Refer this link.
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=3323

Workaround
If your cable has no proper grounding path, Connect a micro-USB cable between the monitor and C1 to confirm the cable issue, if the monitor has any USB host port.
Or try to connect the micro-USB port and micro-HDMI port like this picture.
viewtopic.php?f=117&t=8894#p69549


7. LED shows very useful information
The red LED must be always on when power source is okay.
The blue LED must be on when the boot loader is running.
The blue LED must be blinking when the Kernel is running like heart-beat.
But the heart-beat function is not working in the first production image accidentally.
So the blue LED will be off after boot-loader process.
That issue was fixed in the Release V1.1.
http://odroid.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=en:c1_release_linux_ubuntu


8. What I should do in the first boot?
Run ODROID-Utility on the desktop to expand the file system of flash media.
After expanding, you need to reboot the OS to have a full size of storage.

And run the ODROID-Utility again to update the Kernel.
We found a bug of memory management in the first released image and it can be fixed via Kernel-update.
Check more update history in this link.
viewtopic.php?f=111&t=7631



9. The SSH daemon is enabled by default in the Ubuntu template and the username:password is odroid:odroid. Also is handy to note the root password (for su'ing) is odroid.
Here is a quick and nice guire for SSH access without HDMI monitor.
viewtopic.php?f=112&t=7780&p=64181#p64181


10. Language & Time zone settings.
After install the language in "language support",
use this command:
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 sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

After, drag your language on the top of the list.

you also can correct your time zone by using
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata



11. Kernel Update
I believe these commands will get you to the latest kernel:
If you are on v1.1 image, update it to v1.2 first.
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curl -s deb.odroid.in/v1.1_to_v1.2.sh | sudo bash

If you are on v1.2 or higher image:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade




We will update this post regularly.

P/S.
If you have any issue, make your own post on the forum.
Please do not hijack other people's issue thread.
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