Basic Administration Commands

This page provides some basic administration commands to operate Voyage MuBox:

Mount root filesystem read-write / read-only

After start-up, MuBox mounts root filesystem as read-only. This is to avoid frequently writes to file system that wears out flash cards. If you need to change the configuration files, you need to enable read-write first:

# remountrw

After you made changes, you can mount back to read-only by:

# remountro

Add a new software package:

Voyage MuBox is derived from Debian so that you have full access of Debian's pacakge repository. To add new software package:

# remountrw
# apt-get update
# apt-get install <package name>

You can search for Debian packages under

To upgrade packages

To upgrade existing packages to latest version or security patches, run:

# remountrw
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade

Restart / Shutdown MuBox

For some reason if you want to reboot MuBox, type command:

# reboot

It is also recommended to gracefully shutdown MuBox, type command:

# halt

Check your IP address

To know your IP address of CuBox on ethernet port, type:

# ifconfig eth0
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr d0:63:b4:00:0e:24
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:1043832 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:531857 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1576384288 (1.4 GiB)  TX bytes:38290139 (36.5 MiB)

Showing your sound cards

To show your current sound cards, type:

# cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [SPDIF          ]: Kirkwood_SPDIF - Kirkwood SPDIF
                      Kirkwood SPDIF
 1 [Audio          ]: USB-Audio - exD USB-DSD Audio
                      exD exD USB-DSD Audio at usb-orion-ehci.0-1, high speed


# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: SPDIF [Kirkwood SPDIF], device 0: IEC958 Playback dit-hifi-0 []
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Audio [exD USB-DSD Audio], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

The above shows you have 2 sound card, the first one is SPDIF output only and the second one is external USB DAC.