According to our previous blog Install Armbian Ubuntu Desktop Nightly Built onto Orange Pi 3, Wifi module of Orange Pi 3 with Armbian nightly built for Orange Pi 3 does NOT function well. Therefore, today, we resort back to the Ubuntu Desktop distro from Orange Pi’s official website.
After OrangePi_3_xenial_desktop_linux4.9_v1.3.img.tar.gz has been downloaded, we had it extracted as follows:
➜ orangepi tar xvf OrangePi_3_xenial_desktop_linux4.9_v1.3.img.tar.gz
Exactly the same as in our previous blog Install Armbian Ubuntu Desktop with the Newest Supported Mainline Linux Kernel onto Orange Pi Plus 2, we have the TF card formatted and dd the system into it.
➜ orangepi sudo dd bs=4M if=OrangePi_3_xenial_desktop_linux4.9_v1.3.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 conv=fsync
PART B: Boot Into Orange Pi 3, Enable SSH, Update & Upgrade, Locale Configuration, Network Configuration
Different from our previous blog Install Armbian Ubuntu Desktop With Kernel 5.0 onto Banana Pi M3, SSH service on Orange Pi’s Official Ubuntu Desktop for Orange Pi 3 is NOT enabled by default. Therefore, we’ve got to enable SSH during out FIRST boot.
The overview of Official Orange Pi’s Ubuntu Desktop for Orange Pi 3 looks as:
orangepi@OrangePi:~$ uname -r
After having successfully enabled SSH, you are able to login Orange Pi 3 remotely. Well, you may still need to figure out how to:
- setup Wifi for Orange Pi 3, which is pretty simple with Ubuntu Desktop GUI
- further setup static IP addresses in your router for both Wifi and Wired connections
orangepi@OrangePi:~$ sudo apt update
orangepi@OrangePi:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
During the above process, you’ll set the following 2 pages correspondingly:
By using the command date, we can see the timezone has been successfully reset.
orangepi@OrangePi:~$ ip -c address
As you can see, I set up static IP address as follows:
- eth0: 192.168.1.78
- wlan0: 192.168.1.79