Per Stenebo
2017-10-18 10:03:07
2019-01-26 19:17:03

Asus Tinkerboard


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Armbian OS

Armbian OS, based on Ubuntu Server (no GUI): Ubuntu_xenial_next, that will currently give you Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

Do first boot with screen and keyboard attached. Default user and password: root / 1234

Enable options for remote connection like ssh and/or serial (console cable) with:

sudo armbian-config


linaro from tinkerboarding.co.uk

I have tested the community supported Debian version from here.

2018-12-22: Debian 9 (stretch) with full desktop; LXDE 9.6, and kernel 4.4.132+.

Unzip and write image to SD-card, modify paths as needed:

unzip -p 20181023-tinker-board-linaro-stretch-alip-v2.0.8.img.zip | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdb status=progress && sync



Default username: linaro and password: linaro

If GUI are disabled; login and enter startx


System configuration

Terminal: tinker-config

GUI: Home button/Settings/Tinker board configuration


VNC server

This version have tightvnc server preinstalled, can be enabled in the configuration, tab Interface.

The board is then accessible from a vnc client, like Remmina (ok quality) or RealVNC (better quality), on port 5901, like this: hostname_or_ip:5901

Set VNC screen resolution:

sudo nano /usr/bin/vncserver

#$geometry = "1024x768";
$geometry = "1280x1024";

Service config file: sudo nano /lib/systemd/system/tightvncserver.service

Check: systemctl status tightvncserver


Problems with linaro

Problems with 20181023-tinker-board-linaro-stretch-alip-v2.0.8.img.zip

1. I was unable to get a Pi NoIR Camera V2 to work, even with v4l2.

2. I was unable to get a working web browser, both builtin chromium and installed firefox-esr crashed on start.


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