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[[Category: BeagleBoard]]
 
[[Category: BeagleBoard]]
 
This page is about running a (ARM EABI) [http://www.debian.org/ Debian] distribution at [[BeagleBoard]]. BeagleBoard will boot the (ARM EABI) Debian distribution from [[BeagleBoard#MMC.2FSD_boot|SD card]]. Debian's NetInstall will be used to install Debian onto your Beagle.
 
This page is about running a (ARM EABI) [http://www.debian.org/ Debian] distribution at [[BeagleBoard]]. BeagleBoard will boot the (ARM EABI) Debian distribution from [[BeagleBoard#MMC.2FSD_boot|SD card]]. Debian's NetInstall will be used to install Debian onto your Beagle.
 
Note: Debian armel deb's are compiled for armv4t, this allows debian to support a larger number of arm devices with a single port, at only the sacrifice of speed.
 
 
*armhf
 
** Port Details: http://wiki.debian.org/ArmHardFloatPort
 
** Status: http://wiki.debian.org/ArmHardFloatTodo
 
  
 
= Help =
 
= Help =
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**--firmware : installs firmware
 
**--firmware : installs firmware
 
**--serial-mode : debian-installer uses Serial Port
 
**--serial-mode : debian-installer uses Serial Port
 
==Beagleboard: NetInstall==
 
 
Choose a language
 
  C - No localization
 
  English - English
 
 
Configure the network:
 
  usb0: USB net <- (usually the OTG port, but could also be the smsc95xx adapter on the beagle and panda)
 
  usb1: USB net <- (usually the smsc95xx adapter on the beagle and panda, when usb0 exist)
 
  eth0: Ethernet <- Your usb-ethernet device
 
  wlan0: Wifi <- Your usb-wifi device.. See [[BeagleBoardDebianWifiInstallInfo]] for my hack to set it up.
 
 
===usb0 howto===
 
There's a lot of question on irc about this, it might make sense to add a wiki page going thru with linux/winxp etc.. --[[User:RobertCNelson|RobertCNelson]] 00:55, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
 
 
Configuring usb0 network bridge for 2.6.29:
 
  While you chose your keyboard layout, setup a bridge with ethX and usbX.
 
  # ifconfig ethX 0.0.0.0
 
  # ifconfig usbX 0.0.0.0
 
  # brctl addbr brX
 
  # brctl addif brX ethX
 
  # brctl addif brX usbX
 
  # ifconfig brX up
 
  # dhclient brX
 
  ''*Sometimes the first beagle DHCP will fail(probably due PC trying autoconnect), just run the auto configuration again and it will configure it right.''
 
 
Continue the install without loading kernel modules? : <yes>
 
 
Partition disks: This partitioner doesn't have the inform.....? : <yes>
 
  Logical Volume Manager not available: <Continue>
 
 
Partition disks:
 
  Guided - Use the largest continuous free space
 
 
Partitioning scheme....
 
 
Example:
 
MMC/SD card #1 (mmcblk0) - 2.0 GB Unknown
 
>  #1 primary  57.5 MB    fat32
 
>  #2 primary  1.8 GB B f ext3  /
 
>  #5 logical 148.0 MB  f swap  swap
 
Finish partitioning and write changes to disk
 
  Write the changes to disk? : <yes>
 
 
No installable kernel was found in the defined APT sources? :
 
  Continue without installing a kernel? : <yes>
 
 
Standard System
 
 
No BootLoader: <ok>
 
  
 
= Demo Image =
 
= Demo Image =
  
== Debian Wheezy snapshot ==
+
== Debian 7.0.0 (wheezy)  ==
  
 
Default username/password:  
 
Default username/password:  
Line 130: Line 73:
  
 
Image Updated:
 
Image Updated:
*2013-04-26
+
*2013-06-14
 +
** shellinabox disabled...
 +
** Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x12 kernel
 +
*** Panda: WiFi works again...
 +
** BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
 +
** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone21 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
 +
*** BBB: Now built with the patched 'dtc'...
 +
*2013-05-29
 
** Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x10 kernel
 
** Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x10 kernel
 
** BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
 
** BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.8-bone14 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
+
** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone20 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
*2013-03-28:
+
*** BBB: USB hotplug now works...
 +
*2013-05-18
 
** Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x10 kernel
 
** Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x10 kernel
** Bone: v3.2.33-psp26 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb = v3.8.4-bone9)
+
** BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
*2013-02-16:
+
** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone18 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
** Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.8-x8 kernel
+
** Bone: v3.2.33-psp26 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb = v3.8-rc7-bone4)
+
  
 
Services Active:
 
Services Active:
 
  Note: Depending on your internal network these may work out the box
 
  Note: Depending on your internal network these may work out the box
  Apache, Port 80: http://arm/
+
  Apache, Port 80: http://arm/ (Bone: via usb) http://192.168.7.2
  SSH, Port 22: ssh ubuntu@arm
+
  SSH, Port 22: ssh ubuntu@arm (Bone: via usb) ubuntu@192.168.7.2
 
  Getty, Serial Port
 
  Getty, Serial Port
  
Get prebuilt image:
+
Active on Boot Script:
 +
*Disable by removing "run_boot-scripts" from small boot partition...*
 +
/opt/boot-scripts/<board>.sh
  
  wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/wheezy/debian-wheezy-console-armhf-2013-04-26.tar.xz
+
Get prebuilt image:
 +
  wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/wheezy/debian-7.0.0-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
  
 
Verify Image with:  
 
Verify Image with:  
  md5sum debian-wheezy-console-armhf-2013-04-26.tar.xz
+
  md5sum debian-7.0.0-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
  8a1c4ff53f3b2a42419ee1c7c1f47e40 debian-wheezy-console-armhf-2013-04-26.tar.xz
+
  348fa1ba0e6e5183de7608b93035dea1 debian-7.0.0-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
  
 
Unpack Image:
 
Unpack Image:
  tar xJf debian-wheezy-console-armhf-2013-04-26.tar.xz
+
  tar xJf debian-7.0.0-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
  cd debian-wheezy-console-armhf-2013-04-26
+
  cd debian-7.0.0-console-armhf-2013-06-14
  
 
Install Image:
 
Install Image:
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** --svideo-pal <use pal over dvi for video)
 
** --svideo-pal <use pal over dvi for video)
  
= Debian Configuration =
+
== Debian Jessie (development snapshot) ==
  
== Serial Ports ==
+
Image Updated:
 +
*2013-06-14
 +
** shellinabox disabled...
 +
** Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x12 kernel
 +
*** Panda: WiFi works again...
 +
** BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
 +
** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone21 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
 +
*** BBB: Now built with the patched 'dtc'...
 +
**2013-05-29
 +
** Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x10 kernel
 +
** BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
 +
** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone20 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
 +
*** BBB: USB hotplug now works...
  
Lenny
+
Get prebuilt image:
 +
wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/jessie/debian-jessie-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
  
edit /etc/inittab and add:
+
Verify image with:  
  S:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 ttyS2
+
  md5sum debian-jessie-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
 +
4ac593ab44c846d857f926fb710d84a4  debian-jessie-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
  
For root access over the serial port add ttyS2 to /etc/securetty
+
Unpack image:
 +
tar xJf debian-jessie-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
 +
cd debian-jessie-console-armhf-2013-06-14
  
 +
Then follow directions show above with the other images...
  
 +
= Flasher =
  
Squeeze
+
== eMMC: BeagleBone Black ==
  
edit /etc/inittab and add:
+
This image can be written to a 1Gb (or greater) microSD card, via 'dd' in linux or the win32 image program linked to on CircuitCo's wiki page.  First hold down on the boot select button (next to microSD card) and apply
  S:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 ttyO2
+
power (same procedure as the official CircuitCo images), it should boot into debian and begin flashing the eMMC, once completed all 4 LED's should be full ON... Simply remove power, remove microSDcard and Debian will now boot from eMMC.
  
== WiFi ==
+
Reference: (this is the script that writes to the eMMC)
 +
https://github.com/RobertCNelson/tools/blob/master/scripts/beaglebone-black-copy-microSD-to-eMMC.sh
  
See [[BeagleBoardDebianWifiInstallInfo|BeagleBoard Debian WiFi install info]].
+
BTW: we are only writing about 500Mb's to the eMMC so the script will only take about 5-6 Minutes after power on.
 +
 
 +
Image Updated:
 +
*2013-06-14
 +
** shellinabox disabled...
 +
** BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone21 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
 +
*** BBB: Now built with the patched 'dtc'...
 +
*2013-05-29
 +
** BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone20 kernel
 +
*** BBB: USB hotplug now works...
 +
 
 +
Get prebuilt image:
 +
wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/flasher/wheezy/BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.0.0-2013-06-14.img.xz
 +
 
 +
Verify Image with:
 +
md5sum BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.0.0-2013-06-14.img.xz
 +
74dc3f8949c71621509545bfa06399d9  BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.0.0-2013-06-14.img.xz
 +
 
 +
Follow the "standard" update procedure.
 +
http://circuitco.com/support/index.php?title=Updating_The_Software
 +
 
 +
= Debian Configuration =
 +
 
 +
== Serial Ports ==
 +
 
 +
Wheezy
 +
 
 +
edit /etc/inittab and add:
 +
T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyO2 115200 vt102
  
 
== SGX Video Acceleration ==
 
== SGX Video Acceleration ==
Line 215: Line 214:
 
  git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel.git
 
  git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel.git
 
  cd stable-kernel
 
  cd stable-kernel
  git checkout origin/v3.6.x -b v3.6.x
+
  git checkout origin/v3.7.x -b tmp
 
  ./build_kernel.sh (and then follow the directions as the script runs...)
 
  ./build_kernel.sh (and then follow the directions as the script runs...)
  
Line 404: Line 403:
  
 
=== gst-dsp ===
 
=== gst-dsp ===
 +
*Note: This section is BeagleBoard(-xM) only since the BeagleBone (Black) doesn't have a DSP.
  
 
The following Gstreamer elements will be installed:
 
The following Gstreamer elements will be installed:
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  sudo gst-launch playbin2 uri=file:///home/USER/big_buck_bunny_480p_surround-fix.avi
 
  sudo gst-launch playbin2 uri=file:///home/USER/big_buck_bunny_480p_surround-fix.avi
 
== Xorg omapfb Drivers ==
 
 
By default Debian will try* to use the FBDEV video driver, however for the beagleboard we can take advantage of a more software optimized driver (still not using the sgx video hardware) using the NEON extensions of the Cortex-A8 core.
 
 
Lenny might need this xorg.conf, but it's best to use omapfb later in this guide..
 
 
/etc/X11/xorg.conf:
 
Section "Device"
 
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
 
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
 
Driver "fbdev"
 
EndSection
 
 
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep FBDEV
 
(II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
 
(II) FBDEV(0): using default device
 
(II) FBDEV(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
 
(==) FBDEV(0): Depth 16, (==) framebuffer bpp 16
 
(==) FBDEV(0): RGB weight 565
 
 
Login into Debian and open a new terminal, xorg has to be running..
 
 
xvinfo -display :0.0
 
X-Video Extension version 2.2
 
screen #0
 
  no adaptors present
 
 
=== Drivers ===
 
 
Note: These are built with neon optimizations: http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/xf86-video-omapfb.git;a=blob;f=debian/rules;h=c2f0d5391c96c5abb60b1e691ad86bb27e0c17d8;hb=HEAD  (line 48/49)
 
 
Lenny:
 
wget -c http://rcn-ee.homeip.net:81/dl/deb-sbuild/lenny/xorg-drivers/xserver-xorg-video-omap3_0.1.1-2_armel.deb
 
sudo dpkg -i xserver-xorg-video-omap3_0.1.1-2_armel.deb
 
 
Squeeze/Sid:
 
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-omap3
 
 
=== xorg.conf ===
 
/etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
 
Section "Monitor"
 
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
 
EndSection
 
 
Section "Screen"
 
    Identifier "Default Screen"
 
    Device "Configured Video Device"
 
    #Limited by SGX?
 
    DefaultDepth 16
 
EndSection
 
 
Section "Device"
 
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
 
    Driver "omapfb"
 
    Option "fb" "/dev/fb0"
 
EndSection
 
 
To verify it was correctly installed, reboot and:
 
 
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep omapfb
 
(II) LoadModule: "omapfb"
 
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//omapfb_drv.so
 
(II) Module omapfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
 
(II) omapfb: Driver for OMAP framebuffer (omapfb) and external LCD controllers:
 
(WW) Error opening /sys/devices/platform/omapfb/ctrl/name: No such file or directory
 
(II) omapfb(0): VideoRAM: 1800KiB (SDRAM)
 
(II) omapfb(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
 
(**) omapfb(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
 
(==) omapfb(0): RGB weight 565
 
(==) omapfb(0): Default visual is TrueColor
 
(--) omapfb(0): Virtual size is 1280x720 (pitch 1280)
 
(**) omapfb(0):  Built-in mode "current"
 
(==) omapfb(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
 
(II) omapfb(0): DPMS enabled
 
(II) omapfb(0): Video plane capabilities:
 
(II) omapfb(0): Video plane supports the following image formats:
 
(II) omapfb(0): XVideo extension initialized
 
 
Login into Debian and open a new terminal, xorg has to be running..
 
 
xvinfo -display :0.0
 
X-Video Extension version 2.2
 
screen #0
 
  Adaptor #0: "OMAP XV adaptor"
 
    number of ports: 1
 
    port base: 56
 
    operations supported: PutImage
 
    supported visuals:
 
      depth 16, visualID 0x21
 
    number of attributes: 1
 
    etc..
 
  
 
== Building Kernel ==
 
== Building Kernel ==
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=== BeagleBone ===
 
=== BeagleBone ===
 
  http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone
 
  http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone
 +
 +
=== BeagleBone Black ===
 +
http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black
  
 
=== Panda/Panda ES ===
 
=== Panda/Panda ES ===

Revision as of 20:42, 14 June 2013

This page is about running a (ARM EABI) Debian distribution at BeagleBoard. BeagleBoard will boot the (ARM EABI) Debian distribution from SD card. Debian's NetInstall will be used to install Debian onto your Beagle.

Help

If you need any help:

  • When asking for help, please provide some debugging information:
    • U-Boot Version installed on board
    • Kernel Version: uname -a
    • pastebin dmesg
      • Copy from serial port or use "dmesg | pastebinit" (sudo apt-get install pastebinit)

Recommended Beagle Software

Mainline U-Boot:

  • All old Ax, Bx, Cx and Dx boards are required to upgrade to at least these U-Boot versions.
  • XM Boards have no NAND, so MLO/u-boot.img is always required on the first partition
  • Directions: Upgrade X-loader and U-Boot

Debian NetInstall

Scripts:

git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/netinstall.git
cd netinstall

Device Options:

BeagleBoard --uboot beagle_cx
BeagleBoard xM --uboot beagle_xm
BeagleBone (serial) --uboot bone-serial
BeagleBone (video via cape) --uboot bone-video
BeagleBone Black --dtb am335x-boneblack
PandaBoard --uboot panda
PandaBoard ES  --uboot panda_es

You will need a 1GB SD card or greater.

Standard System : ~455MB
+ Desktop environment (GNOME) : ~2.9GB

Debian Wheezy

Quick Install script for "board"

sudo ./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot "board" --distro wheezy-armhf

So For the BeagleBoard xM:

sudo ./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot beagle_xm --distro wheezy-armhf
  • Options:
    • --firmware : installs firmware
    • --serial-mode : debian-installer uses Serial Port

Demo Image

Debian 7.0.0 (wheezy)

Default username/password:

  • username: debian
  • password: temppwd

Default root user/password

  • user: root
  • password: root

Image Updated:

  • 2013-06-14
    • shellinabox disabled...
    • Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x12 kernel
      • Panda: WiFi works again...
    • BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone21 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
      • BBB: Now built with the patched 'dtc'...
  • 2013-05-29
    • Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x10 kernel
    • BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone20 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
      • BBB: USB hotplug now works...
  • 2013-05-18
    • Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x10 kernel
    • BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone18 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)

Services Active:

Note: Depending on your internal network these may work out the box
Apache, Port 80: http://arm/ (Bone: via usb) http://192.168.7.2
SSH, Port 22: ssh ubuntu@arm (Bone: via usb) ubuntu@192.168.7.2
Getty, Serial Port

Active on Boot Script:

  • Disable by removing "run_boot-scripts" from small boot partition...*
/opt/boot-scripts/<board>.sh

Get prebuilt image:

wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/wheezy/debian-7.0.0-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz

Verify Image with:

md5sum debian-7.0.0-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
348fa1ba0e6e5183de7608b93035dea1  debian-7.0.0-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz

Unpack Image:

tar xJf debian-7.0.0-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
cd debian-7.0.0-console-armhf-2013-06-14

Install Image:

Quick Install script for "board"

sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot "board"

"board" options:

  • BeagleBoard Ax/Bx - beagle_bx
  • BeagleBoard Cx/Dx - beagle_cx
  • BeagleBoard xM - beagle_xm
  • BeagleBone Ax - bone
  • BeagleBone/Black - bone_dtb
  • PandaBoard Ax - panda
  • PandaBoard ES - panda_es

So For the BeagleBoard xM:

sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot beagle_xm
  • Additional Options
    • --rootfs <ext4 default>
    • --swap_file <swap file size in MB's>
    • --addon pico <ti pico projector>
    • --svideo-ntsc <use ntsc over dvi for video)
    • --svideo-pal <use pal over dvi for video)

Debian Jessie (development snapshot)

Image Updated:

  • 2013-06-14
    • shellinabox disabled...
    • Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x12 kernel
      • Panda: WiFi works again...
    • BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone21 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
      • BBB: Now built with the patched 'dtc'...
    • 2013-05-29
    • Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x10 kernel
    • BeagleBone: v3.2.42-psp27 kernel
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone20 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
      • BBB: USB hotplug now works...

Get prebuilt image:

wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/jessie/debian-jessie-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz

Verify image with:

md5sum debian-jessie-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
4ac593ab44c846d857f926fb710d84a4  debian-jessie-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz

Unpack image:

tar xJf debian-jessie-console-armhf-2013-06-14.tar.xz
cd debian-jessie-console-armhf-2013-06-14

Then follow directions show above with the other images...

Flasher

eMMC: BeagleBone Black

This image can be written to a 1Gb (or greater) microSD card, via 'dd' in linux or the win32 image program linked to on CircuitCo's wiki page. First hold down on the boot select button (next to microSD card) and apply power (same procedure as the official CircuitCo images), it should boot into debian and begin flashing the eMMC, once completed all 4 LED's should be full ON... Simply remove power, remove microSDcard and Debian will now boot from eMMC.

Reference: (this is the script that writes to the eMMC)

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/tools/blob/master/scripts/beaglebone-black-copy-microSD-to-eMMC.sh

BTW: we are only writing about 500Mb's to the eMMC so the script will only take about 5-6 Minutes after power on.

Image Updated:

  • 2013-06-14
    • shellinabox disabled...
    • BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone21 kernel (--uboot bone_dtb)
      • BBB: Now built with the patched 'dtc'...
  • 2013-05-29
    • BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone20 kernel
      • BBB: USB hotplug now works...

Get prebuilt image:

wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/flasher/wheezy/BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.0.0-2013-06-14.img.xz

Verify Image with:

md5sum BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.0.0-2013-06-14.img.xz
74dc3f8949c71621509545bfa06399d9  BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.0.0-2013-06-14.img.xz

Follow the "standard" update procedure.

http://circuitco.com/support/index.php?title=Updating_The_Software

Debian Configuration

Serial Ports

Wheezy

edit /etc/inittab and add:

T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyO2 115200 vt102

SGX Video Acceleration

SGX armel/armhf v3.4.x+

  • Note: This is a still a work in progress, but so far all the basic sgx demos seem to work on my Beagle xM C... Thanks to TI for the special armhf binaries!!! --RobertCNelson 19:48, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Test with: Precise/12.04 armhf demo image with v3.4.5-x1, desktop was lxde via: "sudo apt-get install lxde lxde-core lxde-icon-theme"

Re-Build Kernel and SGX Kernel Modules

git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel.git
cd stable-kernel
git checkout origin/v3.7.x -b tmp
./build_kernel.sh (and then follow the directions as the script runs...)

Build kernel

./build_kernel.sh

Build SGX modules

./sgx_build_modules.sh

Insert SD card, make sure to modify MMC in system.sh

./tools/install_image.sh

Place SD card into the device and boot...

cd /opt/sgx
sudo tar xf GFX_4.0*_libs.tar.gz
sudo ./install-sgx.sh 

Reboot, check modules (lsmod):

Module                  Size  Used by
bufferclass_ti          5727  0 
omaplfb                11512  0 
pvrsrvkm              165208  2 bufferclass_ti,omaplfb

Blit Test:

ubuntu@omap:/usr/bin/armhf/es5.0$ ./sgx_blit_test 
------------------ SGX 3D Blit test -----------------
----------------------- Start -----------------------
Call PVRSRVConnect with a valid argument:
 OK
Get number of devices from PVRSRVEnumerateDevices:
 OK
.... Reported 1 devices
.... Device Number  | Device Type
            0000    | PVRSRV_DEVICE_ID_SGX
Attempt to acquire device 0:
 OK
Getting SGX Client info
 OK
.... ui32ProcessID:1133
Display Class API: enumerate devices
 OK
PVRSRVEnumerateDeviceClass() returns 1 display device(s)
 OK
Display Class API: open device
 OK
Display Class API: Get display info
 OK
.... Name:PowerVR OMAP Linux Display Driver
.... MaxSwapChains:1
.... MaxSwapChainBuffers:1
.... MinSwapInterval:0
.... MaxSwapInterval:1
Display Class API: enumerate display formats
 OK
 OK
.... Display format 0 - Pixelformat:1
Display Class API: enumerate display dimensions
 OK
 OK
.... Display dimensions 0 - ByteStride:2560 Width:1280 Height:720
Attempt to create memory context for SGX:
 OK
.... Shared heap 0 - HeapID:0x7000000 DevVAddr:0x1000 Size:0x87fe000 Attr:0x2014200
.... Shared heap 1 - HeapID:0x7000001 DevVAddr:0xc800000 Size:0xfff000 Attr:0x2024200
.... Shared heap 2 - HeapID:0x7000002 DevVAddr:0xe400000 Size:0x7f000 Attr:0x2024200
.... Shared heap 3 - HeapID:0x7000003 DevVAddr:0xf000000 Size:0x3ff000 Attr:0x2024200
.... Shared heap 4 - HeapID:0x7000004 DevVAddr:0xf400000 Size:0x4ff000 Attr:0x2014200
.... Shared heap 5 - HeapID:0x7000005 DevVAddr:0xfc00000 Size:0x1ff000 Attr:0x2014200
.... Shared heap 6 - HeapID:0x7000006 DevVAddr:0xdc00000 Size:0x7ff000 Attr:0x2014200
.... Shared heap 7 - HeapID:0x7000007 DevVAddr:0xe800000 Size:0x7ff000 Attr:0x2014200
.... Shared heap 8 - HeapID:0x7000008 DevVAddr:0xd800000 Size:0x3ff000 Attr:0x2024200
.... Shared heap 9 - HeapID:0x7000009 DevVAddr:0x8800000 Size:0x0 Attr:0x2024200
.... Shared heap 10 - HeapID:0x700000a DevVAddr:0x8800000 Size:0x3fff000 Attr:0x2014200
Display Class API: get the system (primary) buffer
 OK
Display Class API: map display surface to SGX
 OK
Attempt to create transfer context for SGX:
 OK
Do a SRCCOPY blit to the bottom right quadrant of the display:
(bottom right quadrant should be red on blue background):
 OK
 OK
Do a SRCCOPY blit to the top left quadrant of the display:
(top left quadrant should be striped (r/g/b/w) on blue background):
 OK
 OK
Do a CUSTOMSHADER blit to the top right quadrant of the display:
(top right quadrant should be yellow):
0xb6acd000 (host) 0xf407000 (device): Device mem for custom shader program
0xb6acb000 (host) 0xf408000 (device): Device mem for texture
USE custom shader program: 0x28841001.c0000000	mov.end o0, sa0
 OK
Do a SRCCOPY blit with COLOUR DOWNSAMPLING from ARGB8888 to RGB565
and then present the RGB565 to the bottom right quadrant of the screen
(bottom right quadrant should be a red gradient):
 OK
 OK
 OK
 OK
Free the off screen surfaces:
 OK
 OK
 OK
 OK
Destroy the transfer context:
 OK
Display Class API: unmap display surface from SGX
 OK
Destroy Device Memory Context
Display Class API: close the device
 OK
Release SGX Client Info:
 OK
Disconnect from services:
 OK
------------------ SGX 3D Blit test -----------------
------------------------ End ------------------------

SGX Legacy armel only upto v3.2.x

NOTE: this only works on BeagleBoard hardware, BeagleBone stuff is in development..

Requirements: stable-kernel (the Demo Images hosted on rcn-ee.net meet this requirement)

 https://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel

Note: Due to a bug (seems to only effect older Beagle Bx/Cx boards, use v3.0.8-x3 based kernels)

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel/issues/8
oneiric:
wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/oneiric/v3.0.8-x3/install-me.sh
/bin/bash install-me.sh

SDK unPackage Script

Download the latest version of the "create_sgx_package.sh" script

2.6.37
wget https://raw.github.com/RobertCNelson/tools/master/x86/ti_omap/create_sgx_package_2.6.37.sh
2.6.38->3.2.x
wget https://raw.github.com/RobertCNelson/tools/master/x86/ti_omap/create_sgx_package_3.2.x.sh

Make script executable

chmod a+x ./create_sgx_package_*.sh

Run script

./create_sgx_package_*.sh

After Successfully running:

:~/temp$ ls
create_sgx_package.sh
GFX_X_XX_XX_XX_libs.tar.gz                      : -> Copy to Beagle (System Libs)
GFX_Linux_SDK.tar.gz                            : -> Copy to Beagle (DEMO's)
Graphics_SDK_setuplinux_X_XX_XX_XX.bin
SDK
SDK_BIN

Beagle: GFX_*_libs.tar.gz

tar xf GFX_4_00_00_01_libs.tar.gz  (extracts install-SGX.sh and run-SGX.sh)
./install-SGX.sh (copies necessary SGX libs and startup script)
./run-SGX.sh (force run the new init script, or you can just reboot...)

On successful install:

Stopping PVR
Starting PVR
Starting SGX fixup for ES2.x (or ES3.x) (or ES5.x xM)

Reboot for good measure

sudo reboot

Beagle: GFX_Linux_SDK.tar.gz

tar xf GFX_Linux_SDK.tar.gz
cd GFX_Linux_SDK
tar xf OGLES.tar.gz

Test SGX with a DEMO

cd OGLES/SDKPackage/Binaries/CommonX11/Demos/EvilSkull
./OGLESEvilSkull

Trouble Shooting

sudo rm /etc/powervr-esrev
sudo depmod -a omaplfb
sudo /etc/init.d/pvr restart

DSP

gst-dsp

  • Note: This section is BeagleBoard(-xM) only since the BeagleBone (Black) doesn't have a DSP.

The following Gstreamer elements will be installed:

 $ gst-inspect | grep dsp
 dvdspu:  dvdspu: Sub-picture Overlay
 dsp:  dspdummy: DSP dummy element
 dsp:  dspvdec: DSP video decoder
 dsp:  dspadec: DSP audio decoder
 dsp:  dsph263enc: DSP video encoder
 dsp:  dspmp4venc: DSP MPEG-4 video encoder
 dsp:  dspjpegenc: DSP video encoder
 dsp:  dsph264enc: DSP video encoder
 dsp:  dspvpp: DSP VPP filter
 dsp:  dspipp: DSP IPP

Please note that h264 encoder (dsph264enc) will not work because of missing h264venc_sn.dll64P DSP part. According to this message, it is not available due to a licensing restriction.

Requirements: Kernel built with: "CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE=m", for reference, here is what rcn-ee.net's image/deb's are configured for:

ubuntu@arm:~$ zcat /proc/config.gz | grep TIDSP
CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE=m
CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_MEMPOOL_SIZE=0x600000
CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_RECOVERY=y
# CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_CACHE_LINE_CHECK is not set
# CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_NTFY_PWRERR is not set
# CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_BACKTRACE is not set

On the xM: if 3.2.x is too jerky, try 3.4.x and use the create_dsp_package.sh script, as the module changed..

Download the latest version of the "create_dsp_package.sh" script

wget https://raw.github.com/RobertCNelson/tools/master/x86/ti_omap/create_dsp_package.sh

Make script executable

chmod a+x ./create_dsp_package.sh

Package script:

./create_dsp_package.sh

Copy DSP_Install_libs.tar.gz to Beagle

Setup network...

Extract:

ubuntu@arm:~$ tar xf DSP_Install_libs.tar.gz

Install:

ubuntu@arm:~$ ./install-DSP.sh

What got installed:

ubuntu@arm:~$ ls -lh /lib/dsp/
total 7.1M
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1.3M Dec  3 10:56 baseimage.dof
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  51K Dec  3 10:56 conversions.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  13K Dec  3 10:56 dctn_dyn.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2.5M Dec  3 10:56 h264vdec_sn.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 481K Dec  3 10:56 jpegdec_sn.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 229K Dec  3 10:56 jpegenc_sn.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 767K Dec  3 10:56 m4venc_sn.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 890K Dec  3 10:56 mp4vdec_sn.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 707K Dec  3 10:56 mpeg4aacdec_sn.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  15K Dec  3 10:56 qosdyn_3430.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  14K Dec  3 10:56 ringio.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9.1K Dec  3 10:56 TSPA_Object_Code_Software_License_Agreement.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  53K Dec  3 10:56 usn.dll64P
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 245K Dec  3 10:56 vpp_sn.dll64P

Building gst-dsp stuff:

If you installed this image via the demo images or netinstall, the gst-dsp build script is installed:

Update arm tools directory to the latest:

ubuntu@arm:~$ cd /boot/uboot/tools/
ubuntu@arm:/boot/uboot/tools$ sudo ./update.sh

Otherwise, install via git:

git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/tools.git

Change to the pkgs directory

ubuntu@arm:~$ cd /boot/uboot/tools/pkgs
(or if just cloned)
ubuntu@arm:~$ cd ~/tools/pkgs

Build gst-dsp stuff..

./ti-tidspbridge.sh

Start dspbridge (or just reboot)

sudo /etc/init.d/dsp_init start

Test dspbridge

sudo dsp-test

Playbin:

sudo gst-launch playbin2 uri=file://(file)

Example: (using http://www.bigbuckbunny.org/index.php/download/ 854x480 mp4 )

Note: it seems broken in Ubuntu precise armhf...
sudo gst-launch playbin2 uri=file:///home/USER/big_buck_bunny_480p_surround-fix.avi

Building Kernel

Note, this section use to have a lot of details, but maintenance of the two wiki's became a pain, so for now on we will just link to my other pages:

Beagle/Beagle xM

http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBoard

BeagleBone

http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone

BeagleBone Black

http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black

Panda/Panda ES

http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/PandaBoard

Upgrading from Debian 5 to Debian 6

Upgrading from Debian 5 to Debian 6 report and tutorial.

Upgrading from Debian 6 (Squeeze) to Debian 7 (Wheezy)

Note, this only goes over "armel" -> "armel"... For users wishing to switch from "armel" -> "armhf" just re-install...

sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo sed -i -e "s/squeeze/wheezy/g" /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get install -y apt aptitude udev dpkg
sudo aptitude update ; sudo aptitude -y safe-upgrade ; sudo aptitude -y dist-upgrade