PixieBoard Pre: Getting Started

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Required Accessories

  • Micro-SD card. To hold the OS image it must be at least 16GB.
  • USB to UART cable. For accessing the Linux Console and/or debugging.
  • 5V DC 3A Power Supply. Recommended plug dimensions: 2.1mm ID, 5.5mm OD, center positive.
  • HDMI to microHDMI Cable.

Required Software

Powering up the PixieBoard

  1. Get the OS image into an micro SD card
  2. Put the SD card into the PixieBoard SD Card Connector P6
  3. Connect the micro HDMI cable end to the PixieBoard micro HDMI Connector (P4) and to a monitor or a TV (if you want sound, the monitor must have speakers).
  4. If you want to see the Linux command line or debug output through a console connection, connect to the Debug Connector and set up the Serial Communication.
  5. Make sure the boot jumpers are not shorted, to select boot from SD Card.
  6. Plug in the DC Adapter into the PixieBoard power connector (J3)
    • LED D11 (located on the top side) indicates the PixieBoard is ON.
  7. Wait until password is prompted on the command line.

Note: The first time it boots, the pixie-install-config utility is executed to resize the root partition and fill the SD card. This will happen automatically and it make take up to 30 seconds to do it. Be sure to keep the device connected until the operating system completely loads (you will see the login prompt if using console connection or the desktop environment if connected via HDMI)