Full marks to them for doing that; it’s a rare case of British consumers not being the ones left in the cold for once, but it is perplexing that Asus haven’t seen fit to provide the resource themselves.
So if you’re a Tinker Board owner from elsewhere in the world seeking support, come to the British forum.
It has served as my bench computer and let me tell you, it’s been a fantastic little board.
It has provided a handy web terminal for technical look-up while working on hardware, and it has been very capable as an authoring and graphics manipulation platform for Hackaday stories requiring some bench time.
It’s had regular apt-get update/upgrade cycles and I’ve fitted the little stick-on heatsink that came with it because eventually I managed to get it warm enough that it crashed a few times, but otherwise it has remained as it came out of the box in February, with an early version of the distro.This has the potential to grow into an extremely useful resource for Tinker Board users, and could prove to be the making of the platform.So, having re-evaluated the Tinker Board software and support offering, how does it stand up?Booting the Tinker Board from the new distro I was straight away taken to an LXDE desktop over Debian Stretch. Despite runniing a capable monitor, the Tinker Board desktop had appeared in an SVGA-tastic 800 x 600 pixel resolution.Sadly there was no option to change this in the desktop display settings, but a quick Google search took me to the support forum and this thread, which allowed me to create an entry for my monitor.Back in February this year, we ordered a new single board computer, and reviewed it.