MK802IV LE Quickstart Guide
Thanks for purchasing one of the most cutting edge mini computing devices available today, the MK802IV LE.
The MK802IV LE is a full blown linux mini computer so if you are familiar with Ubuntu Linux you should have no problem setting the device up. If you are new to Linux then this device is a great tool for learning about Linux on ARM architechture.
Hopefully by now you will have unboxed the device and plugged it in to a HDMI (1920x1080p) compatible display, connected the USB power adapter and a mouse and keyboard and will now have the Ubuntu login screen in front of you.
The default password is : 12qwaszx
Changing the password
Please change this password at the earliest opportunity (for security reasons) you can do this from the desktop by going to the top menu: Applications > Accessories > Terminal
In the terminal type: passwd
Hit enter and then type the default password when prompted
Then enter your new password, you will be prompted to enter this twice.
Connecting to a network
The MK802IV LE has a built in Wifi card, to use this to connect to a wireless network please click on the wireless icon on the top right of the status bar, you will see two wireless network interfaces listed, use the lower of the two interfaces in the list to select your wireless network, then enter the security key for the network (WEP, WPA) in the dialog box.
Resizing the OS partition
The MK802IV LE comes with either 8GB or 16GB of Flash NAND storage. Each device is flashed at the factory with the latest disk image of the Ubuntu (Picuntu) OS, the image file we use is smaller than the total flash size available on your device so to resize the partition to fill the entire flash storage of your device you can do the following.
Go to the top menu: Applications > Accessories > Terminal
In the terminal type: sudo resize2fs
Hit enter and type your password
There will be some messages in the terminal window as the OS partition is resized.
To check the new size you can type: df -h
You should see that the total size of /dev/mtdblock2 is now close to the size of your devices total NAND Flash size (8GB or 16GB depending on your model). There is a small amount of disk space reserved for the kernel and boot partitions.
Enabling Auto Disk Check on Boot
Using the device
There are quite a lot of preinstalled apps on the MK802IV LE, from web browsing to filemanagement and media playback. You can access the preinstalled software from the Applications menu on the status bar.
If you want to install more applications you can do so by using the software center which is located at the bottom of the applications menu. Please be aware that not all software is guaranteed to work (however most does!) as this is a very new platform so you may run into compatibility issues.
For advanced users you can of course use the apt-get command to install new packages.
Updating the device
As with any Linux system, be careful when carrying out updates, the MK802IV LE has been fully tested on the system it comes supplied with and should function well. Carrying out unproven updates may cause issues. If in doubt, do not proceed with updates and wait for official updates to become available.
The MK802IV LE is an advanced product and is so feature rich that it would be difficult to completely cover every topic and usage scenario, however because the device runs on the popular and well supported Ubuntu Linux 13.04 operating system we highly recommend the main ubuntu support site as a solid point of reference:
There is a growing community of users who are interested in the MK802IV LE and you can join in the discussion on our forum: