Getting Started with M3 - Banana Pi Wiki

Introduction

BPI-M3

Overview: BPI-M3 respbian linux
Overview: BPI-M3 debian linux
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Banana Pi M3 is a super charged single board computer with an Octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Along side the elite processing unit, it features Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB, SATA, WiFi, Bluetooth, and HDMI connection. It can run on a variety of operating systems including Android, Lubuntu, Ubuntu, Debian, and Raspbian.
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Key Features

  • Octa-core 1.8GHz Powerful CPU
  • 2 GB LPDDR3 memory
  • 8 GB eMMC storage
  • WiFi & Bluetooth onboard

Development For Android

Load your first image on M3

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1.You could download latest image from our forum.
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Ex: http://wiki.banana-pi.org/Banana_Pi_BPI-M3#Android_5.1.1_V5
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2.Put your TF card into a TF-USB adapter, and then plug adapter in your Windows PC usb interface.
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3.Prepare your image, and download image burning tools PhoenixCard.exe.
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4.Use "PhoenixCard.exe" to burn android image to TF card.
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Load your image on M3 EMMC

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1.The only different with sd card burning is the image burning mode item choice
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2.After succeed to burn image to SD, then plug SD card in your M3
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3.Press power button, device will copy image to EMMC automatically
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* Download PhoenixCard: https://pan.baidu.com/s/18Fo_JhYY02gmxtFw2Ps3rQ
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How to buld M3 Bsp code

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* Prepare a PC which runs ubuntu
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* Install Docker-ce on your PC,https://docs.docker.com/install/linux/docker-ce/ubuntu/#install-docker-ce (Install Docker Environment)
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* After install Docker, execute "docker pull sinovoip/bpi-build:ubuntu12.04", to pull image (Pull Docker Image)
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* Then you pulled image, execute "docker run --privileged -d -p 2222:22 -v /media:/media sinovoip/bpi-build:ubuntu12.04" (Create A Port To Login Docker Image)
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* "ssh -p 2222 [email protected] #default passwd is root" (Login In Docker Image)
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* Execute "git clone https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-M3-bsp.git" on your ubuntu terminal (Git Clone M3 Bsp Code)
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* Execute "./build.sh" to build M3 bsp code (Build M3 Bsp Code)
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* After built, open a new terminal, you could copy the compile files out of docker image by executing "docker cp : "
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Development For Linux

Let's get start to develop on BPI-M3, see amazing things happen.

Basic Development

Prepare to develop

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* Prepare 8G/above TF card, USB-Serial interface, PC with Ubuntu System
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* Using your USB-Serial Connect debug console on M3
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Load your first image on M3

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1.You could download latest image from our forum
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* Here is the example link: http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-m3-new-image-release-raspbian-jessie-8-0-2018-5-28-v1-1/5847
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2.Install bpi-tools on your system. If you can't access this URL or any other problems, please go to bpi-tools repo and install this tools manually.
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* apt-get install pv
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* curl -sL https://github.com/BPI-SINOVOIP/bpi-tools/raw/master/bpi-tools | sudo -E bash
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3.After you download the image, insert your TF card into your Ubuntu
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* Execute "bpi-copy xxx.img /dev/sdx" to install image on your TF card.
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4.After step 3, then you can insert your TF card into M3, and press power button setup M3
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Load your first image on M3 EMMC

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* Run your M3 with TF card
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* Copy "xxx-sd-emmc-xxx.img.zip / xxx-sd-emmc-xxx.img" to your USB disk
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* Plug your USB disk in M3
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* After M3 recognise USB disk, execute "bpi-copy xxx-sd-emmc-xxx.img.zip / xxx-sd-emmc-xxx.img" to install image on EMMC
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* Then power off M3, take TF card out, power on M3
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Update your image

For example, update your image to support new emmc5.1
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* execute “bpi-tools”, to update your bpi tools;
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* execute “bpi-update -c bpi-m3.conf”, to download new driver to update your image
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* execute “file *.tgz”, to check download files’ type is compressed data
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* execute “bpi-bootsel”, you will see the bootloader path, “/usr/lib/u-boot/bananapi/bpi-m3/BPI_M3_720P.img.gz”
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* execute “bpi-bootsel /usr/lib/u-boot/bananapi/bpi-m3/BPI_M3_720P.img.gz”, to update your bootloader
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* reboot
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Make your own image

Make one raspbian image
  • Prepare a SD card which have installed Raspbian system
  • Boot your SD card with M3, after M3 finish starting, copy your files and config your Raspbian, then poweroff M3
  • Plug your SD card in Linux PC, "cd /media", then "ln -s pi"
  • Execute "bpi-migrate -c bpi-m3.conf -c raspbian-jessie-from-sd.conf -d /dev/sdx"
  • Then you could get your own image now

Advanced Development

Install Docker

You could try armbian to install docker, here is the image: https://dl.armbian.com/bananapim3/Debian_stretch_dev.7z (Here Thanks for the armbian community)
Download this image to your ubuntu PC (I am using ubuntu PC), then decompress it
  • 7z x Debian_stretch_xxx.img
  • bpi-copy Debian_stretch_xxx.img /dev/sd< drive letter >
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username: root, password: 1234
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Here are steps to install docker:
  • vim /etc/apt/sources.list
  • add this source:“deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main”
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get install docker.io
To have a test, if docker has installed in your image.
  • sudo docker run --rm hello-world

SATA

1. Mount SATA on M3
  • After insert sata interface, execute "fdisk -l"
  • Then "mount /dev/sdx /mnt/xxx"
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2. If you meet some errors when you mount SATA, try these following commands:
  • "fdisk /dev/sdx" to create new partition , set your partition numbers and size, after created partitions, input "wq" to save and quit.
  • "mkfs.ext2 /dev/sdx" to format the SATA
  • "mount /dev/sdx /mnt/xxx"
3. After you success to insert SATA, we could input following commands to test SATA interface:
  • "time dd if=/dev/xxx of=/dev/null bs=1M count=1000" to test read speed
  • "time dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx bs=1M count=1000" to test write speed
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OTG

1. On M3 console:
  • Execute "./adbd.sh", then execute "ps -ax | grep adbd" to see if adbd is set up
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2. On PC terminal:
  • If adbd was succeed to set up, insert OTG-USB interface to M3 and PC(with Ubuntu system)
  • Execute "adb devices" to see if PC has recognised M3 OTG
  • If yes, we could execute "adb shell" to connect M3 by adb now
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LCD 5" & LCD 7"

  • Execute "bpi-bootsel", you'll see a list of boot files
  • Find "BPI_M3_LCD7.img.gz"
  • Then execute "bpi-bootsel /usr/lib/u-boot/bananapi/bpi-M3/BPI_M3_LCD7.img.gz"
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Touch screen

GMAC

Use iperf3 to test gmac
1. On PC Terminal:
  • Execute "iperf3 -s"
2. On M3 console:
  • TCP test: "iperf3 -c serverIP"
  • UDP test: "iperf3 -u -c serverIP"

Bluetooth

  • 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:

WiFi on M3

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/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
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network={
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ssid="ssid"
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psk="password"
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priority=1
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  • wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
  • dhclient wlan0
2. Use UI interface to setup WiFi Client

Clear boot

Camara function

We use HDF5640(The left one) camara and HDF8865(The right one).
Guvcview
  • Use your UI interface to operate camara
  • Applications -> Sound & Video -> guvcview
Shell
Ov5640
  • 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
Ov8865
  • "/test_ov8865.sh"

IR function

  • Execute "getevent"
  • Use your IR device to send information to M3

BPI-Tools

Install Bpi-tools
Update Bpi-tools
  • Execute "bpi-tools"

RPi.GPIO

Install 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

WiringPi

How to Update WiringPi
  • Execute "bpi-update -c pkglist.conf"
  • Execute "bpi-update -c bpi-pkg-bpi-wiringpi.conf"
RGB 1602 LCD
  • Execute "/usr/local/bin/bpi_test_lcd1602.sh"
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
  • Execute "/usr/local/bin/bpi_test_gpio40.sh"

GPU

  • Execute "glmark2-es" to start OpenGL test
  • glmark2 Score: 258

File System

  • read only system change to read & write mode: "mount -o remount,rw /"

FAQ

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