The Edison Platform is a little computer with all necessary system and hardware to provide a good experiment, we have: wi-fi, bluetooth, serial, io pins and alot more.
As we see the Edson board is an x86-32 architecture, 4 gigabytes to store our files, 1 gigabyte of ram to execute our applications, 2 processing cores to allow the development of parallel programs. this is a development platform with higher performance compared to Respaberry Pi and 1⁄40 of its volume.
You will need two USBs (micro B), one is for serial communication and the other is for power, ethernet, arduino upload and storage device.
Connecting the two cables in your computer, you can use Putty if you are using windows, or you can use screenin your linux computer.
$ screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
After connect, type two times the enter key and now we can access the terminal from the Yocto Linux. The login can be root/root or edison/edison.
Now, we can configure Edison with the command
$ configure_edison --setup, we can configure almost everything including the Wi-Fi. The board have already an ssh-server enabled by default.
$ configure_edison --setup
The Yocto don’t have a package manager with the usual programs, so we need to download the *.deb file of the x86-32 architecture.
An example, to install nemo (the text editor):
$ wget http://www.nano-editor.org/dist/v2.2/nano-2.2.0.tar.gz $ tar -xvf nano-2.2.0.tar.gz $ cd nano* $ ./configure $ make $ make install
Installing programs with opkg
The Intel have a repository from the Yocto projecto to the Edison, we can upgrade or system repository to use the Intel IoT devkit.
Inside this file, we need to write the local of the Intel repositories.
src all http://iotdk.intel.com/repos/1.1/iotdk/all src x86 http://iotdk.intel.com/repos/1.1/iotdk/x86 src i586 http://iotdk.intel.com/repos/1.1/iotdk/i586
After that, we can upgrade or package manager database.
And install something util.
opkg install git