ROCK Pi S > Getting started
This guide is designed for ROCK Pi S enthusiast. The purpose is to learn about the ROCK Pi S board as well as how to prepare and set up for basic use. We will introduce the board information as much as possible.
|Model||ROCK Pi S|
|Processor|| SoC RK3308 |
Quad Cortex-A35 ARM 64bits processor
frequency up to 1.3GHz
|Memory||256MB or 512MB DDR3|
|Storage||MicroSD(TF), optional on board 1/2/4/8Gb NAND flash|
|Wireless|| 802.11 b/g/n wifi |
|USB|| USB2.0 Type-A HOST x1 |
USB3.0 Type-C OTG x1
|Key|| maskrom x1 |
|Ethernet||100MB ethernet, optional PoE(additional HAT requried)|
|IO|| 26-pin expansion header |
5V DC power in x2
3.3V DC power in x2
|Power||USB Type-C DC 5V|
ROCK Pi S can be started with μSD Card.
Insert the μSD Card into μSD Card Reader, which connects to host computer.
If you get an error message: "No polkit authentication agent found" you can try and start it with sudo, but do know that this is running the tool as root.
By default, the ROCK Pi S Linux image enables adbd services, which is a debug bridge from Android now ported on Linux. With one USB A to C cable you can power and access the board, very handy.
After you have adb installed successfully, run the following command on console to login the shell of ROCK Pi S:
Check Using adb.
Check Serial Console
SSH server is enabled on port 22 of ROCK Pi S default image.
Please use angryip to find your board IP address.
To access ROCK Pi S by SSH, try
ping rockpis.local ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
or if your router/network doesn't support Local Domain, you need to check your network/router administrator page and look for the ROCK Pi S ip address.
ping ip-of-device ssh rock@ip-of-device
Note: You can also get the IP of ROCK Pi S from option 1 or option 2 if you can not access network administrator page.
$ sudo ifconfig
$ ping -c 5 www.google.com
Check WIFI Connection.
ROCK Pi S has reset key and maskrom key:
Press and release this key to reset ROCK Pi S.
ROCK Pi S supports boot on SD NAND flash. By default, SD NAND starts before TF card. Press the maskrom key to ignore the SD NAND flash when ROCK Pi S is powered on.
ROCK Pi S has Power LED and User LED.
Power LED is green, which can be configured by sysfs.
The related directory is /sys/class/leds/rockpis:green:power
It is always on when ROCK Pi S is given power by default,
User LED is blue, which can be configured by sysfs.
The related directory is /sys/class/leds/rockpis:blue:user
By default, its blink status shows the running kernel.
ROCK Pi S has two 26-pin expansion headers. Each pin is distinguished by color, more information click here
Development for GPIO ROCK Pi S support libmraa GPIO library, click here to get more information.
ROCK Pi S has an USB type-C OTG connector, which you can use to write(or read) data by PC to (or from) ROCK Pi S, more help click here