Monday, September 23, 2013

Cubieboard2 Thin Client beta release!

Isn't a "porting" of RPi-TC but a new OS based on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal. Core pakage only was rebuilded.

Please note: use at your own risk! Don't use this image on multiple Cubieboard2 boards on the same LAN! This is a testing only version, CB2 is weird and have lot of issue!

What inside this beta release:
- Ubuntu Quantal 12.10 armel
- Rebuilded Kernel 3.4.61 with working Mali G2D and Audio modules
- Citrix Receiver 12.5.1 Rev. 1
- VMWare View Client 1.7.0 (yes, PCoIP is working!)
- Quest vWorkspaces 7.0b
- RDesktop 1.7.1
- xFreeRDP 1.1.0-beta1
- OpenNX
- X2GO Client
- SPICE GTK+ 0.20 Client & x-spice 2.8.90
- TN5250 Client 0.17.4
- X3270 Client 3.3.10
- XFCE Desktop Environment w/ right-click menu

How to install it:
- Prerequisite: Cubieboad2 board with 4Gb SDCard
- Download image here or here
- Unrar the archive
- Use win32diskimager or dd to burn image into sdcard
- Insert sdcard and power on Cubieboard2


  1. I can't access to VMware Connection server with view Client becuse of certificate. The message say "Untrusted View Connection". The server has right installed the certificates and is the last versiĆ³n os View, View Horizon 5.2

  2. What happens if you run two on the same network? Is it an IP conflict or something worse?

  3. hello,

    Is it possible to install this distribution on version 1 of the Cubieboard?

    Thank you for your lights!

  4. Hello,
    Thank you very much for you awesome job.

    My PCoIP not working. I've received a error "The protocol is not supported",
    Someone know?.


  5. Would vmware view client 2.0 + pciop work on this device?

    1. Tested on my cb2 - vmware view 1.7 works great with pciop :) thankyou.

      Looking forward to test the next release.

  6. What's the performance on this thing? Would somebody make a short video or comment about this topic. Would be very helpful. And could you use this as a daily driver (smooth desktop apps, hd video playback,and overall good performance)?

  7. Hi,

    I'm using Raspberry Pi and I can't get it to boot. Any suggestions?


    1. I think it is worth mentioning that the title of this post solves your problem ;)

  8. I'm going to test it next week. We always use HP thin clients for our citrix customers... But this sounds way better tbh.

    i will keep u posted

  9. Nice release! Works well! Where did you get the Ubuntu armel? I can only get the armhf...

  10. Great work! Hope you will soon upgrade to kernel 3.6.11 or newer for touchscreen support.

  11. Great release! What the root password of this release? Thank you.

  12. hi , great job ,! I've noticed the mac address is always set to 09:09 ... so is there any way to make it random so it would be possible to use more than one in same lan

  13. Hi, can you tell us how to make the MAC address automaticaly generated and not being static ?

  14. It works great! I would like to know if we can make it generate an individual mac address for each cubieboard.

    Thank you!


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