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CM15A connected to a MK802
« on: December 16, 2014, 01:35:43 pm »

Yes it is possible ~:0~
These little things are capable of running Linux something I never looked into much until recently.
The trick is to have Linux install on a mini SD card put it in and power up the unit and your running.
Unplug pull the SD restart and your back to android.
These 512meg units are slow to load and forget about web browsing with it.
However they will run HomeGenie very well.
The response time for turning a light on or off is a little slow but faster then the web interface update of the status.
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Re: CM15A connected to a MK802
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 06:24:48 pm »

I played with several Linux image files and was only able to get the ones mentioned here to boot.
Perhaps older versions may have worked as well but I couldn't find those.
The Lubuntu build would boot however my display was scrambled and unviewable.
The Ubuntu build was a little slower to boot but the display was viewable.

Currently both these are available @ version 12.04
Following the directions on the site mentioned above you'll have no problem writing the ISO file to a micro D card.

Once you have a image copied to the SD card simply put it in and plug in the MK802 Android Mini PC.
If you ever wish to use the Android OS simple remove the SD card and reboot. 8)
There are several Linux HA programs out there but I wanted one that was as plug and play as possible.
HomeGenie seems to fit that bill the best with a one file click install.
I was a bit confused at first as there was no start up file created.
All configuration is done from the webpage.
Simply  use another device and open its browser to the MK802's  IP address on port 80.
The port can be changed from the webpage as well.
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