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Armbian LCD and Camera

Guide on how to get the camera and the LCD working on the SOPINE on Armbian.


  • DD the Armbian SOPINE image to the microSD Card and run on the board

  • Login through the terminal

  • vi /boot/armbianEnv.txt (Change off to on): pine64_lcd=on

  • vi /etc/modules (Add following line): gt9xxf_ts

  • reboot

Then the display will be on LCD and not HDMI


  1. DD the Armbian SOPINE image to the microSD Card and run on the board

  2. Login through the terminal

  3. Install Ubuntu Xenial Mate with ayufan’s script

    cd ~
    wget https://github.com/longsleep/build-pine64-image/raw/master/simpleimage/platform-scripts/install_desktop.sh
    chmod +x install_desktop.sh
    ./install_desktop.sh mate
  4. vi /boot/armbianEnv.txt (Set to "s5k4ec" or "ov5640" depending on your camera module)

  5. vi /etc/modules (Add the following depending on your camera_type "s5k4ec" or "ov5640" above. Note that "vfe_v4l2" has a small letter 'L'2 not 12)

  6. reboot

  7. Following https://github.com/avafinger/pine64_camera (Change "s5k4ec" to "ov5640" depending on your camera module)

    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get remove --purge guvcview
    apt-get remove --purge libguvcview-1.1-1
    modprobe -r -f vfe_v4l2
    modprobe -r -f s5k4ec
    modprobe s5k4ec
    modprobe vfe_v4l2
    ls /dev/video0
    dmesg | grep OK
    sudo apt-get install libmp3lame-dev libx264-dev libpulse-dev libv4l-dev libsdl1.2-dev libgtk-3-dev portaudio19-dev libpng12-dev libavcodec-dev libavutil-dev libudev-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev libpulse-dev libgsl0-dev libv4l-dev
    cd ~
    wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/avafinger/pine64_camera/master/libguvcview-1.2-1_2.0.3%2Bdebian-1_arm64.deb
    wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/avafinger/pine64_camera/master/guvcview_2.0.3%2Bdebian-1_arm64.deb
    dpkg -i libguvcview-1.2-1_2.0.3+debian-1_arm64.deb
    dpkg -i guvcview_2.0.3+debian-1_arm64.deb
  8. For testing, use Xenial Mate β†’ Applications β†’ Sound & Video β†’ guvcview OR command line

    guvcview -d /dev/video0 -x 640x480 -r sdl -f yu12
    guvcview -d /dev/video0 -x 640x480 -r sdl -f nv12