Setting up NTP on BeagleBone Black

June 10, 2013

For some reason, they didn't seem to see the need to set up the time service on the BeagleBone Blacks by default. I tried using the instructions from this gentleman, but I had to make some modifications.

  1. Install NTP
        $ opkg update && opkg install ntp
  1. Edit /etc/ntp.conf, adding pool.ntp.org as the server:
        # This is the most basic ntp configuration file
        # The driftfile must remain in a place specific to this
        # machine - it records the machine specific clock error
        driftfile /etc/ntp.drift
        # This obtains a random server which will be close
        # (in IP terms)

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BeagleBone Black

June 10, 2013

Got my two BeagleBone Blacks from AdaFruit on Friday. Really nice. I bought them without enclosures because, well, the enclosures were $20, and the BeagleBones themselves were only $45. The nice thing is, though, that they fit exactly into an Altoids tin, so I turned two into my enclosures. I used tin snips to cut holes for power and Ethernet, and lined them with electrical tape to insulate the board from the box. Here's what they ended up looking like:

By default, they run Ångström Linux. The default programming environment for them is a variant of Javascript they call "Bonescript"

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