getting started with orange pi PC (part 1)

orange pi pc
What’s Orange Pi PC?
The Orange Pi pc is a 20$ computer
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It’s an open-source single-board computer. It can run Android, Ubuntu, Debian, Rasberry Pi Image, and armbian linux
here we are in first tutorial show how we can setup and start with that micro pc and possibilities Computer ..
first you can download the armbian linux image from here (official website ) :

Start burning your images the easy way to SD card and free software download from here :

commands winch is used

to Install type:

apt-get install task-lxde-desktop
login to root:

sudo su
then type:

look for the line:

and change it to:

Step 4: Setup VNC (optional)

setting up VNC is much the same as on the raspberry pi although there are a number of ways to get to auto start when booting up.

Firstly you will need to auto login straight to the desktop, i.e. skipping the login page

to do this open the LXterminal and type:

sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
then scroll down untill you see: [SeatDefaults]

under that look for the line: #autologin-user=

remove the # and type pi at the end:

You can now reboot so see if it worked. You should now boot straight to the desktop.

Now we can install VNC

open LXTerminal and type:

sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
once that is done type:

vncserver :1
you will be prompted to setup a password. Now test if it works by installing the client on another computer and connecting to your orange pi. (see here)


This gave me alot of headaches as there are a number of ways to do it. The simplest way is:

in the terminal type:

cd /home/pi/.config
then create a directory called autostart:

mkdir autostart
go into that directory and create a new file called tightvnc.desktop:

cd autostart
sudo nano tightvnc.desktop
and type or paste the following lines:

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=vncserver :1


The Orange Pi Zero SBC ships for $6.99

The development board possesses a 4-core ARM central processor and Wi-Fi.

Board Components
Orange Pi Zero Specs

From $6.99, a new Raspberry Pi contender called Orange Pi Zero is less expensive than some snacks in NYC.

The Orange Pi Zero could be used to make electronic devices or bots, or it can be harnessed for a file or media server. These development boards may also be used to create and test out industrial devices.

The PC is a contender to the tiny Raspberry Pi Zero, a simple alternative of Raspberry Pi that goes for $5. But Orange Pi Zero has much better hardware with a quicker central processor and Wi-Fi features.

Don’t believe the tiny Orange Pi Zero to render booming performance or be a standard Desktop alternative. If you are in search of a powerful single board PC, give some thought to the $35 Raspberry Pi 3 or $15 Pine64 board.

The Orange Pi Zero has a 4-core Allwinner ARM Cortex-A7 central processor, which lately has been employed to power low-end and additionally mid-range smartphones and tablet PCs.

It also takes advantage of ARM’s Mali 400 MP2 GPU, which is effective at processing high-definition videos. Shenzhen Xunlong, the creator of the board, promises it will address H.265 4K movie, but the board isn’t really created for that. The Orange Pi Zero also doesn’t have a display output port.

The Zero has an SD card slot and 256Megabyte of on-board memory. One other version with 512Megabyte of memory space will set you back $8.99.

Besides that, the Zero features 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and ethernet networking capacities. Further, it has expansion slots and pins to install other boards and a USB 2.0 host port.

For everybody who is expecting to go with the board to know coding or test apps, software could possibly be a challenge. It advocates for Android OS, however only version 4.4. In addition, it supports Debian and Ubuntu.

The board is for purchase on Alibaba’s retail site for $10.30, including shipping costs.

Technology aficionados are adopting a great number of cheap boards with x86 and ARM CPUs. The costs of CPUs, RAM, and components are cutting down, bringing about inexpensive board alternatives. Allwinner’s SoCs, particularly, are one of the cheapest on the market.

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