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Quick user guide for Linutop 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6


FAQ



General

- What are the main differences between Linutop XS & Linutop 6 ?
- Which operating system does Linutop run on and why is it optimized ?

Compatibility

- Can I run Linutop OS on my current PC to test its features... ?
- I heard that Linutop OS can be runned from a USB key ?
- Are all materials compatible with Linutop OS ?

Capacity

- What is the maximum screen resolution ?
- Can Linutop play video ?
- How to connect my Linutop to Internet ?

Custom

- How can I configure my Linutop ?
- How can I install a new software ?

After purchase

- When may my parcel be delivered ?
- What would I find in my Linutop parcel ?
- How to install my Linutop OS purchase ?

Other links...



General

What are the main differences between Linutop XS and Linutop 6?

Linutops are delivered with the same software package ready to use
Linutop XS Linutop 6
Power 3W max 14W max
Weight 92 gr (3 oz) 350g (12.3oz)
Size 9x6x2 cm (3.5 x 2,3 x 0,8 in) 9,5x9,1x3,6cm (3.7 x 3.6 x 1.42in)
RAM 1 GB 2 GB
Processor ARM Quad Core 900 Mhz Intel ATOM x5-Z8350 1,92GHz Quad Core
Storage Flash Memory 8 GB (SD internal) Flash Memory 16 GB
Details

Linutop XS is the smallest and the most energy efficient computer of the line.

LinutopXS is a perfect fit for display, digital signage, network monitoring and industrial environements.

With 2 GB of RAM, Linutop 6 can run Libre Office.

A perfect solution for a standalone low maintenance desktop computer.

Uses

LinutopXS is a perfect fit for digital signage.

A perfect solution for a standalone Internet access or office work.


Which operating system does Linutop run on and why is it optimized ?

Linutop 6 currently runs on Linutop OS for PC which is an optimized version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Linutop XS currently runs on Linutop OS for XS which is an optimized version of Raspbian.

We removed a few unnecessary applications and optimized the setup process to simplify the user experience and reduce maintenance costs. The operating system is lighter and fit better to the Linutop's dedicated use. That optimization is a key factor to energy efficience as the processor is less solicited.

The modifications also include:
- Drivers
- Setup Menu
- Linutop Kiosk
- Pre-installed software as VLC


Compatibility

Can I run Linutop OS on my current PC to test its features...

Yes! As long as drivers are compatibles.

You can download Linutop OS demo version following this link.
You can also access this URL from Linutop's front page www.linutop.com (click on Download).

Linutop OS for PC can be downloaded and ran on a Hard Drive, a USB Key (2GB) or a flash Memory.

Linutop OS XS for Raspberry PI can be downloaded and ran on a micro SD (8GB) .

I heard that Linutop OS can be runned from a USB key ?

Linutop OS offers the possibility to 'backup' all tour system's information on a USB key (1Gb). You can then boot on that USB key from any computer* to keep your Linutop OS environment and data.

Linutop OS Demo can be downloaded on a USB key following that link.


*Linutop OS runs on any PC that has the correct drivers (see above) once the boot order is configured in the BIOS (Set the boot priority to USB device. You may also have to set the USB device as Default data device).

Are all materials compatible with Linutop OS ?

Most of common materials are compatible with Linutop (Ubuntu) (keyboard, mouse, screen, USB hard drive..). If you want to check your material's compatibility with Ubuntu, you should consult the Ubuntu hardware compatibility help.

Capacity

What is the maximum screen resolution ?

4K 3840x2160 pixels.

Can Linutop play video ?

The Linutop's is delivered with VLC media player installed.

You can play video files (MPEG, AVI, WMV, ...) in full-screen mode.


How to connect my Linutop to Internet?

Wired connection: Each Linutop has one RJ45 ethernet port.
Wifi connection: You would have to acquiere a USB key for wifi or 3G which chipset is compatible with Ubuntu 16.04.
Please refer to Ubuntu material compatibility online help:
- Mobile Broadband cards (En)

Custom

How can configure my system ?

By usin Linutop configuration pannel or linutop kiosk settings.

How can I add a software on my Linutop?

You can add a program online

exemple :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install myspell-en-us
these instructions allows Libreoffice us english Spellcheck installation

After purchase

When may my parcel be delivered ?

Linutop parcels are sent to the indicated address of shipping at 10 a.m. the business day your payment is received or next. The delivery might then be accomplished within 2 days if in metropolitanian France. For other countries or DOM-TOM, it might be done within a week.
A confirmation e-mail may confirm your purchase and another one might give you information to track your parcel (in most of the cases).

For a software or service purchase you can use them as soon as your payment is received (you may receive a payment confirmation e-mail).

What would I find in my Linutop parcel ?

1 Linutop and its power unit (transformator & cable). Linutop is sold without mouse and keyboard, so you can choose or reuse your own USB devices.

How to install my Linutop OS purchase ?

After the online purchase of Linutop OS an e-mail is sent to you to confirm your order and another one to guide you in the software insatllation. If not, or if you can't find this e-mail, follow this link.

Other links...

- Wiki Ubuntu (En)