Download the image here:
13.10 Saucy Salamander: http://oph.mdrjr.net/robroyhall/images/ubuntu/u2/Ubuntu-13.10_DreamMachine-U2-HDMI.20140101.img.xz
13.04 Raring Ringtail: http://oph.mdrjr.net/robroyhall/images/ubuntu/u2/Ubuntu-13.04_DreamMachine-U2-HDMI.20140101.img.xz
European mirror by @traxo:
Want to upgrade your existing Dream Machine image?
Kernel updates: http://builder.mdrjr.net/tools/kernel-update.sh
Applications: Firefox, Chromium, Xine, XBMC, Gimp, Transmission, Filezilla and Oracle JDK 8.
X11 environments: Lubuntu (LXDE), Kubuntu (KDE), Razor, Blackbox, Openbox, Matchbox and Xubuntu (XFCE).
You may switch environments using the dropdown on the login screen after logging out of KDE Plasma Workspace. For best XBMC performance, use any desktop environment except for KDE.
If you enjoy my contributions to the Hard Kernel community, please consider donating an amount of your choice via the link in my signature.
Customizations left for you upon burning the image to your card:
- 1. Resize the "rootfs" partition to fit your SD card. This is best done on another Linux system using the GParted utility.
2. Set your time zone using System Settings -> Time & Date.
3. Set your language using System Settings -> Language Settings.
4. Set your username and password using System Settings -> User Accounts.
- 1. To overclock to 1.92GHz, type "sudo gedit /etc/rc.local" in Terminal and remove the "#" from the beginning of the line that starts with "echo 1920000".
2. Firefox has the IcedTea7 plugin installed for Java browser applets, and uses the built-in HTML5 player which is not compatible with Flash. Chromium has the Pepper Flash plugin installed for viewing Flash videos. Both Chromium and Firefox have the Adblock Plus add-on. The default browser is Firefox.
3. All upgrades and updates have been run using aptitude, apt-get and synaptic.
4. All orphaned and obsolete packages have been purged, including the original kernel.
5. Lots of quality-of-life tweaks, such as setting folder preferences to List View, removing the Battery icon from the Status bar, setting the Chromium and Firefox preferences to their highest privacy settings, and installing wallpapers (/usr/share/wallpapers).
- Authentic Canonical Ubuntu 13.10
Official HK kernel 126.96.36.199 (commit 94ef9444fd48105105a12a3ce3db96b2e85b437c)
Oracle JDK 8 September 2013
XBMC 12.2 with hardware video decoding (more here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2083)
Joystick support for most controllers, including Xbox 360, Wiimote and PS3 (more here: http://www.winko-erades.nl/index.php?op ... se-the-wii)
Optimized ffmpeg (more here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1281&p=8109)
Installable on 8GB SD or eMMC
Kwin GLES hardware-accelerated window manager for KDE Plasma Workspace
Samba file sharing server
Vino and Remmina VNC server and client (more here: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-266981.html)
- XBMC performs best when the resolution is set to 720p, which is done by typing "sudo cp /media/boot/boot-720.scr /media/boot/boot.scr" in the Terminal window before rebooting.
Xubuntu window compositing is turned off by default for an optimized XBMC experience. To restore compositing, select "System Settings -> Window Manager Tweaks" from the Applications menu. With compositing on, you may adjust window transparency by holding down the ALT key and scrolling the mouse wheel while hovering over the window's title bar.
Vino VNC server may be started via SSH by typing "vino" after enabling Desktop Sharing using "vino-preferences".
To boot directly to the most recently used desktop environment, type "sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults --autologin odroid" in Terminal, which bypasses the login screen.
The default KDE Plasma Workspace is hardware accelerated, which can be extended to any other desktop environment by enabling the "Kwin GLES Hardware-Accelerated Desktop Manager" task in the Startup settings of the environment. Please note that Kwin GLES affects XBMC speed, so only KDE Plasma Workspace has Kwin GLES enabled by default.
Optional USB and TFTP boot support is available with the updated bootloader by @suriyan (more here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2722)
More Odroid software by @meveric is available here: http://oph.mdrjr.net/meveric/repository