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=== Linux ===
=== Linux ===
'''[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-bAEPML8fwlVVoyNWZxODhfVzA/edit A13-OLinuXino-MICRO Debian 4GB SD-card image release-7 with:]'''
'''[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-bAEPML8fwlVVoyNWZxODhfVzA/edit Download location to A13-OLinuXino-MICRO Debian 4GB SD-card image release-7]'''
'''[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-bAEPML8fwlYmdWLWJrYWJ1YW8/edit?usp=sharing step-by-step instructions for building the latest release]'''
The image has the following features:
*Linux Kernel 3.4.79+
*Linux Kernel 3.4.79+
*LXDE desktop environment
*LXDE desktop environment

Revision as of 01:45, 22 April 2014

Official Images from OLIMEX


Download location to A13-OLinuXino-MICRO Debian 4GB SD-card image release-7

step-by-step instructions for building the latest release

The image has the following features:

  • Linux Kernel 3.4.79+
  • LXDE desktop environment
  • GCC 4.6
  • dpkg
  • git
  • i2c-tools
  • perl
  • xorg
  • Python 2.7
  • vlc
  • mplayer
  • smplayer
  • LCD support
  • GPIO
  • I2C
  • SPI
  • USB WIFI RTL8188CU, Ethernet AX88772B
  • Audio
  • PyA13 python module with GPIO,I2C,SPI support
  • Default Login: root/olimex

The file A13_Micro_Debian_kernel_34_79_100kHz_I2C_WIFI_USB_LAN_X_touch_third_release.7z is an archive of A13_Micro_Debian_kernel_34_79_100kHz_I2C_WIFI_USB_LAN_X_touch_third_release.img file.

So in order to write the image on SD card you have to unzip A13_Micro_Debian_kernel_34_79_100kHz_I2C_WIFI_USB_LAN_X_touch_third_release.7z file:

   Install under Windows
   Use 7zip and then use Win32DiskImager.exe (http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/) for image writing
   Install under linux
   Use p7zip package. If you have no installed 7zip then type 
   #apt-get install p7zip
   Copy A13_Micro_Debian_kernel_34_79_100kHz_I2C_WIFI_USB_LAN_X_touch_third_release.7z file in your directory and unzip it with 
   #7za e A13_Micro_Debian_kernel_34_79_100kHz_I2C_WIFI_USB_LAN_X_touch_third_release.7z
   The output should be a new 4GB file named A13_Micro_Debian_kernel_34_79_100kHz_I2C_WIFI_USB_LAN_X_touch_third_release.img
   Put 4GB SD card in your card reader and type
   # ls /dev/sd
   Then press two times <TAB> you will see a list of your sd devices like sda sdb sdc note that some of these devices may be your hard disk so make sure you know which one is your sd card before you proceed as you can damage your HDD if you choose the wrong sd-device. You can do this by unplugging your sd card reader and identify which "sd" devices remove from the list.
   Once you know which device is your sdcard like sda use this text instead of the sdX name in the references below:
   #dd if=A13_Micro_Debian_kernel_34_79_100kHz_I2C_WIFI_USB_LAN_X_touch_third_release.img of=/dev/sdX

The list of all installed packages is here

Note: the A13-OLinuXino-MICRO-SD card which we have on our webshop contain same image on 4GB Class10 fast micro sd-card, if you want to use this image please use Class10 fast card or the performance of Linux will slow down


A13-OLinuXino-MICRO has only 256MB of RAM, Android 4.x requires at least 512MB to run well. Running obsolete Android would be possible but without video acceleration )since only MALI requires around 200MB). Forget for Android on this board.

Changing A13-OLinuxino-MICRO screen resolution

The default Debian SD card setup is made with settings for VGA 800x600. If you want to switch resolutions between VGA (800x600) and LCD (4.3'' or 7'' or 10.1'', respectively with native screen resolutions of 480x242, 800x480 and 1024x600) then you have to replace the existing script.bin file from the first SD card partition (note that this partition is FAT - so you can replace the file under Windows or Linux) with the script.bin file from script_GPIO_VGA_xxx directory (with the desired VGA resolution mode) or from script_GPIO_LCD_xxx directory (with the desired LCD resolution mode).

The archive of scripts might be download from here: all available screen resolution scripts for A13-MICRO

Note that these A13-MICRO scripts are not compatible with the A13 boards. Please check the A13 wiki article for such scripts.

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