Edit on 2022.04.21

If you use debian, it will take about 2 minutes (this depends on the tf card) to start system.
Then using command Alt+F2 In graphical interface, then input termit to open the terminal.
Do the following steps to stop kernel continue printing message when you use serial port or remote connection

  • Login in system,the user name is sipeed and the password is licheepi
  • Edit /etc/rsyslog.conf by root and change *.emerg into #*.emerg in this file
  • restart rsyslog service by this command /etc/init.d/rsyslog restart

Then you can use this system with pleasure.

We can start blink an led after running OS.

  • Note : This blink turtial is not fit for 86-panel because the corresponding pin in 86-panel is connected to the peripheral, you can use the core board to do this experiment.

There is an LED beside the screw fixing pad on the core board, This can be found in this file:

And from the [schematic]{} we can know the led connects with PC1 pin, and we can figure out its siginal number is 2*32+1=65. We can also view IO multiplexing table

cat /sys/kernel/debug/pinctrl/2000000.pinctrl/pinmux-pins
pin 64 (PC0): device 2008000.ledc function ledc group PC0
pin 65 (PC1): UNCLAIMED
pin 66 (PC2): UNCLAIMED
pin 67 (PC3): UNCLAIMED
pin 68 (PC4): UNCLAIMED
pin 69 (PC5): UNCLAIMED
pin 70 (PC6): UNCLAIMED
pin 71 (PC7): UNCLAIMED

First we should figure out this led GPIO:

echo 65 > /sys/class/gpio/export
cd /sys/class/gpio/gpio65

Then we change this IO into output mode,which means control its voltage level :

echo out>direction
echo 1 > value  #LED ON
echo 0 > value  #LED OFF

Up to now we have succeeded blinking on RISC-V 64 D1.

You can also perform fancy lighting on the serial RGB LED ws2812:

cd /sys/class/leds/
echo 255 > /sys/class/leds/sunxi_led0r/brightness;echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/sunxi_led0g/brightness;echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/sunxi_led0b/brightness;
echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/sunxi_led0r/brightness;echo 255 > /sys/class/leds/sunxi_led0g/brightness;echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/sunxi_led0b/brightness;
echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/sunxi_led0r/brightness;echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/sunxi_led0g/brightness;echo 255 > /sys/class/leds/sunxi_led0b/brightness;

Peripheral verification

Note:In the current Debian system, bluetooth is unavailable!!


Check Audio device

root@MaixLinux:~# arecord -l
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: audiocodec [audiocodec], device 0: SUNXI-CODEC 2030000.codec-0 []
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice 0: subdevice 0
card 1: snddmic [snddmic], device 0: 2031000.dmic-dmic-hifi dmic-hifi-0 []
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice 0: subdevice 0
card 2: sndhdmi [sndhdmi], device 0: 2034000.daudio-audiohdmi-dai 20340a4.hdmiaudio-0 []
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice 0: subdevice 0

Check play device

root@MaixLinux:~# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: audiocodec [audiocodec], device 0: SUNXI-CODEC 2030000.codec-0 []
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice 0: subdevice 0
card 2: sndhdmi [sndhdmi], device 0: 2034000.daudio-audiohdmi-dai 20340a4.hdmiaudio-0 []
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice 0: subdevice 0

Recording and playback test:

arecord -D hw:1,0 -f S16_LE -t wav -d 3 t.wav 
aplay -D hw:0,0 t.wav

Besides, you can Adjust volume by alsamixer application

USB Function

Default kernel supports the driver of external USB flash disk. After inserting the USB flash disk, you can use fdisk -l command to see the new /dev/sda device

If the USB flash disk is not formatted, you can use mkfs.vfat command to format the USB disk, and then mount it.

The /dev/mmcblk0p8 partition in the default Tina firmware can be mounted after formatting USB disk in the above way to increase the available space

Wired network

LicheeRV-86 Panel supports 100M network.

After Inserting network cable we can use following commands to connect network

ifconfig eth0 up
udhcpc -ieth0

Wireless network

  • Tina OS

We can connect the core board by TypeC port and use adb to control this OS, or use uart to connct this board is ok too.

LicheeRV bottom board is equipped with XR829 or RTL8723BS wifi module, can connect network by following commands:

Config wifi information:

  vim /etc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf

Then restart board, use these two commands ifconfig wlan0 up; udhcpc -iwlan0 to connect corresponding wifi.
Then we can use ssh to remote login or use scp to transfer files by network.

  • debian OS

Click System menu -> Preferenes -> Connman Settings,Enable Network Settings ,check whether the interface in the network property is wlan0. Double click the network name and input WiFi password to connect wifi.

After succeeding connecting network, we can see the network IP

Display and touch

LicheeRV supports following screen:

  • SPI screen 1.14 inch(TODO)
  • RGB screen 4.3 inch 480x272;5.0 inch 800x480;
  • RGB+SPI screen 4.0 inch 480x480(st7701s); 4.0 inch 720x720(nv3052c)
  • MIPI screen 8.0 inch 1280x720(ILI9881C)

We can use following command to test screen in Tina OS 下可以通过以下指令测试屏幕显示:

  fbviewer xxx.jpg

If you need to debug screen driver, just use following command to see information of screen driver

cat /sys/class/disp/disp/attr/sys

screen 0:
de_rate 300000000 hz, ref_fps:60
mgr0: 480x480 fmt[rgb] cs[0x204] range[full] eotf[0x4] bits[8bits] err[0] force_sync[0] unblank direct_show[false] iommu[1]
dmabuf: cache[0] cache max[0] umap skip[0] overflow[0]
    lcd output  backlight( 50)  fps:59.5    esd level(0)    freq(60)    pos(0)  reset(0)     480x 480
    err:0   skip:184    irq:230715  vsync:0 vsync_skip:0
   BUF    enable ch[1] lyr[0] z[16] prem[N] a[globl 255] fmt[  0] fb[ 480, 480; 480, 480; 480, 480] crop[   0,   0, 480, 480] frame[   0,   0, 480, 480] addr[ffe00000,       0,       0] flags[0x       0] trd[0,0]

Screen Color Bar test:echo 1 > /sys/class/disp/disp/attr/colorbar

If you buy 86 panel suit, you can use ts_test for touching test

There is a bug on touching driver, that is, After the test, the cursor do not move, but the terminal will still print information

Play video

Now we can play BadApple On licheeRV Click me to download video

FFmpeg has been built in Tina image, which is a powerful multimedia library, can be used for screen recording or play video

Recording command:ffmpeg -f fbdev -framerate 10 -i /dev/fb0 record.avi

Play commamd (They are play audio from speaker and HDMI)

ffmpeg -i /mnt/UDISK/badapple_640480_xvid.mp4 -pix_fmt bgra -f fbdev /dev/fb0 -f alsa hw:0,0  ## speaker
ffmpeg -i /mnt/UDISK/badapple_640480_xvid.mp4 -pix_fmt bgra -f fbdev /dev/fb0 -f alsa hw:2,0  ## hdmi

Because of it's software decoding by cpu, so the test of screen resolution supports 750x540 Maximum, and it will run slower if play higher screen resolution.

Microphone array

If you use Dock board, you can use microphone array to perform sound field imaging display:

Run sudo ./micarr_0609 in terminal.

If you need redevelop about microphone array, just contact

Experience Debian image

For people who only have used desktop system before, it's suggested to use debian to experience this device.
And it can be downloaded form Mega netdisk

  • LicheeRV_Debian_86_480p is 480p 86 panel debian image.

  • LicheeRV_Debian_hdmi is a debian image for Dock hdmi output

For other board or screen, use corresponding fex file to reconfig.

And the fex file can be downloaded here.Click me

Using following command to overwrite board-configuration.

sudo dd if=boot_package_XXX.fex of=/dev/sdX bs=1K seek=16400

After finishing burning card, insert it into the board, wait about 2 minutes to see the desktop displays on the screen


Username sipeed and Password licheepi. Need mouse and keyboard to operate it.


Using Alt+F2 then input termit to open terminal.

Then we can de some basic operations.


Let's try to compile and run hello world


We also provide 720P 720p high-definition screen, you can try this if you have enough money~




To make it easy for users to develop custom function, Sipeed provide bsp docker image of LicheeRV.

Download link:Mege netdisk

After finishing downloading docker file, decompress into tar file.

gzip -d licheerv_d1_compile.tar.gz                                #Decompress into tar file
docker import licheerv_d1_compile.tar licheerv_d1_compile:latest  #import docker image

After succeed running it's suggessted to relogin and username nihao password sipeed123

sudo docker run -it licheerv_d1_compile:latest /bin/bash # Start D1 compile docker image in interactive mode
login # change user

You can use following commands to finish compiling.

cd ~/sdk/tina-d1-open_new/
source build/
lunch   # choose 1
make menuconfig  # untick alsa-plugin, otherwise it will fail to compile
make -j8  

There are some new dts file in this SDK, you can use them if necessary
Ther are in device/config/chips/d1/configs/nezha/board_xxx.dts

Other SDK developing manual can refer to relevant documents on the Allwinner development platform

If you need other SDK please visit allwinner official website:

WAFT developer's guide