Odroid XU3 Lite arrived – setup tips

These are the most useful tips distilled of my Odroid XU3 Lite experience. Nice, little alternative to Raspberry PI that is a LOT more powerful.

I was installing Ubuntu 14 LTS.
It might not work on Ubuntu 15.*

  • Loud fan software silencer
  • get current temperature (Ubuntu 14 only)
    watch sudo cat /sys/devices/10060000.tmu/temp
    cat /sys/devices/odroid_fan.14/fan_mode /sys/devices/odroid_fan.14/pwm_duty /sys/devices/odroid_fan.14/pwm_enable
  • Sabnzbd – setup usenet client
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jcfp/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install sabnzbdplus par2
    sudo vim /etc/default/sabnzbdplus
    sudo service sabnzbdplus restart
    sudo vim .sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini #host = your-host-ip
  • minidlna – setup DLNA server, that is not in default repos. Missing from Ubuntu 14.04.1
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djart/minidlna
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install minidlna
  • unrar – missing from Ubuntu 14.04.1
  • configure timezone
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
  • powering off SATA HDD (this is a reminder in case of need to power off HDD remotely)
    echo 1 > /sys/block/(whatever)/device/delete
  • Image viewer
    sudo apt-get install geeqie
  • ffmpeg
    sudo apt-get install lame flac x264
    * download latest from: http://ffmpeg.org/releases/
    ./configure --enable-nonfree --enable-thumb --enable-neon --prefix=/usr/local/ffmpeg
    make -j5
    make install #convert flac to mp3
    file=foo.flac; flac -cd "$file" | lame -b 320 - "${file%.*}".mp3
  • useful packages
    sudo apt-get install dosfstools nocache
  • cleanup
    sudo apt-get remove --purge brltty
  • to get rid of “perl: warning: Setting locale failed
    sudo vi /etc/profile
    export LANGUAGE=en_GB.UTF-8
    export LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
    export LC_ALL=en_GB.UTF-8
    sudo locale-gen en_GB.UTF-8
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales