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===Update your image===
===Update your image===
====Update rootfs & kernel====
After we succeed to the code, Bootloader, kernel, rootfs will be generated in "SD" directory, then how to update the image?
* cd SD/bpi-m2m
Plug in your SD card to Ubuntu PC, then execute "fdisk -l" to check which /dev/sdX were generated by system
* bpi-update -c bpi-m2m.conf -d /dev/sde
====Update boot====
* cd 100MB
Execute "df -l" to check which /dev/sdX is "BPI-BOOT"
* df -l
* bpi-bootsel BPI-M2M-LCD7-8k.img.gz /dev/sd1
===Make your own image===
===Make your own image===

Revision as of 21:44, 25 May 2020



Overview: BPI-M2M ubuntu linux
  Banana Pi M2M is another ARM SoC powered development board that offers great computing performance in an ultra portable form factor. It is a 51mm square with Allwinner A33 Quad-core A7 SoC and 512MB DDR3 RAM. 

Key Features

  • Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU. R16
  • 512MB DDR3 SDRAM
  • WiFi (AP6212) & Bluetooth onboard


Basic Development

Prepare to develop

 * Prepare 8G/above TF card, USB-Serial interface, PC with Ubuntu System
 * Using your USB-Serial Connect debug console on M2M
 M2M debug console.png  M2M pin define.png

Install Bpi tools

Load your first Linux image on SD card

  • you could download image from here
  • after download image, copy it to your ubuntu PC
  • plug your sd card to your ubuntu PC, and Execute "fdisk -l" to check the SD card drive letter
  • Execute "bpi-copy xxx.img /dev/sd<drive letter>"
  • Ex: my sd card is recognised as /dev/sdf
  • I can use "bpi-copy xxx.img /dev/sdf" to install image on my SD card.

Compile code

M2m code.png

After download code, execute "./build.sh" to compile it.

  • ./build.sh

M2m build.png

M2m build success.png

Update your image

Make your own image


  • Use bluetoothctl tool to operate BT
  • Execute "bluetoothctl"
  • If you don't know how to use bluetoothctl, type "help", you will see more commands
  • Execute these commands:

M2M BT bluetoothctl.png

WiFi Client

You have two ways to setup WiFi Client

1. Use commands to setup WiFi client

  • ip link set wlan0 up
  • iw dev wlan0 scan | grep SSID
  • vim /etc/wpasupplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
  • wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
  • dhclient wlan0

2. Use UI interface to setup WiFi Client


  • apt-get install xorg
  • apt-get install xserver-xorg
  • apt-get install xinit


NAS Application

1. Usb hub + sata to usb

  • HDD is supported

M2m connect hdd.png

M2m connect hdd cmd.png

  • SSD is supported

M2m connect ssd.png

M2m connect ssd cmd.png

Camara function

We use HDF5640 camara.

Ov5640 camara.png


  • Use your UI interface to operate camara
  • Applications -> Sound & Video -> guvcview


  • We also have built-in command in /usr/local/bin to test camara
  • "./test_ov5640_image_mode.sh" to test picture taking function
  • "./cameratest.sh" to test video recording function


Install Bpi-tools

Update Bpi-tools

  • Execute "bpi-tools"



Install RPi.GPIO

  • Execute "git clone https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/RPi.GPIO"
  • after clone the repo, cd RPi.GPIO
  • Execute "sudo apt-get update"
  • Execute "sudo apt-get install python-dev python3-dev"
  • Execute "sudo python setup.py install" or "sudo python3 setup.py install" to install the module

Using RPi.GPIO

  • cd /usr/local/bin
  • Execute "./bpi_test_g40.py" to test RPi.GPIO

RPi GPIO.png


How to Update WiringPi

  • Execute "bpi-update -c pkglist.conf"

Update Pkglist.png

  • Execute "bpi-update -c bpi-pkg-bpi-wiringpi.conf"

Update WringPi.png

RGB 1602 LCD

  • Execute "/usr/local/bin/bpi_test_lcd1602.sh"

WringPi 1602 LCD m2m.png

0.96 Inch OLED Display

  • Execute "/usr/local/bin/bpi_test_52pi.sh"

8x8 RGB LED Martix

  • Firstly you need a GPIO Extend Board for 8x8 LED Martix

WringPi LED Martix Extend Board.png

  • Execute "/usr/local/bin/bpi_test_gpio40.sh"

WringPi LED Martix m2m.png