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    ROCK Pi E >  Debian

Work with ROCK Pi E Debian

Introduction to ROCK Pi E Debian

ROCK Pi E Debian is an easy to use desktop system. While working with ROCK Pi E Debian, you will find it do well on playing music, playing video, Internet, Bluetooth and so on.

ROCK Pi E Debian uses systemd to manage system.

Here Need a USB to TTL serial cable. Or use SSH.

Debian Default User Account

Non-root User:

   User Name : rock
   Password  : rock

Install and update necessary packages

Add Radxa APT, see Radxa APT.

Install packages;

 $ sudo apt-get update
 $ sudo apt-get install -y rockchip-overlay
 $ sudo apt-get install -y linux-4.4-latest

Install xfce4 desktop

 $ sudo apt-get install -y xfce4
 $ sudo apt-get install -y xfce4-goodies task-xfce-desktop lightdm dialog tango-icon-theme

Network Connection

There are two methods for network connection. One is Ethernet and the other is WIFI.

Ethernet Connection

ROCK Pi E provides dual ethernets. You can use two network cables at the same time to connect your ROCK Pi E to the network. The ROCK Pi E will automatically configure the network for your surfing on the Internet.

To test the Ethernet, we need to follow the steps:
  • Switch to super user mode by command
 $ sudo su
  • Check whether the Ethernet is normal by command, ifconfig, which would show us two network cards, eth0 and eth1, and the Ethernet IP address. Also, use tool, ping, to connect to a normal domain.
 $ ifconfig
 $ ping -I eth0
 $ ping -I eth1

WIFI Connection

When there is not a network cable for your ROCK Pi E the WIFI connection is another good choice. ROCK Pi E supports 2.4G WIFI wireless network.

To test the WIFI performance, we need to follow the steps:
  • Switch to super user mode
 $ sudo su
  • Open the WIFI
 $ nmcli r wifi on
  • Scan WIFI
 $ nmcli dev wifi
  • Connect to WIFI network
 $ nmcli dev wifi connect "wifi_name" password "wifi_password"
  • Test WIFI perpormance by tool iperf.


Update necessary packages

 $ sudo apt-get update
 $ sudp apt-get install -y rockchip-overlay
 $ sudo apt-get install -y linux-4.4-rockpie-latest # kernel version(>=4.4.194-7-rockchip)
 $ sudo apt-get install -y realtek-bt-firmware bluez

Check Bluetooth service

 $ systemctl status bluetooth

Run Bluetooth service if the Bluetooth service is inactive.

 $ systemctl start bluetooth

Start realtek-btfw-load service

 $ systemctl start realtek-btfw-load

Check Bluetooth device

 $ hciconfig
 hci0:   Type: Primary  Bus: USB
         BD Address: 74:EE:2A:55:23:F7  ACL MTU: 1021:8  SCO MTU: 255:12
         UP RUNNING 
         RX bytes:40357 acl:34 sco:0 events:814 errors:0
         TX bytes:216782 acl:379 sco:0 commands:101 errors:0

Example: Connect to Bluetooth Speaker.

Change to root mode.

 $ sudo su

Install pulseaudio packages

 # apt-get install -y pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pulseaudio

Run pulseaudio

 # pulseaudio --start

Connect using bluetoothctl

 # bluetoothctl
 [bluetooth]# default-agent 
 [bluetooth]# power on
 [bluetooth]# scan on
 [bluetooth]# trust 77:EC:79:4F:6B:AC
 [bluetooth]# pair 77:EC:79:4F:6B:AC
 [bluetooth]# connect 77:EC:79:4F:6B:AC

Play songs and enjoy it.