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[[Category:Development Boards]]
 
[[Category:Development Boards]]
 
[[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.
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This page is about running a (ARM EABI) [https://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.
 
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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.
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*armhf
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** Port Details: http://wiki.debian.org/ArmHardFloatPort
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** Status: http://wiki.debian.org/ArmHardFloatTodo
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= Help =
 
= Help =
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*Kernel related help:
 
*Kernel related help:
** [http://groups.google.com/group/beagleboard Email Beagleboard user group] *Recommended method
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** [https://groups.google.com/group/beagleboard Email Beagleboard user group] *Recommended method
 
** ''#beagle'': Beagle irc on freenode, accessible also by [http://beagleboard.org/discuss web interface] ([http://www.beagleboard.org/irclogs/index.php logs])
 
** ''#beagle'': Beagle irc on freenode, accessible also by [http://beagleboard.org/discuss web interface] ([http://www.beagleboard.org/irclogs/index.php logs])
 
** Kernel Tree's
 
** Kernel Tree's
*** [https://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel Stable Kernel 3.2.x src]
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*** [https://github.com/RobertCNelson/armv7-multiplatform/ v3.13.x kernel branch]
*** [https://github.com/RobertCNelson/linux-dev Development Kernel src]
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*** [https://github.com/RobertCNelson/linux-dev Development Kernel source code]
  
 
*When asking for help, please provide some debugging information:
 
*When asking for help, please provide some debugging information:
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** pastebin dmesg
 
** pastebin dmesg
 
*** Copy from serial port or use "dmesg | pastebinit" (sudo apt-get install pastebinit)
 
*** Copy from serial port or use "dmesg | pastebinit" (sudo apt-get install pastebinit)
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= Official BeagleBoard.org Images for shipping with BeagleBone Black =
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* http://beagleboard.org/source
  
 
= Recommended Beagle Software =  
 
= Recommended Beagle Software =  
  
X-loader/MLO (1.4.4ss) & U-Boot (2010.03) (Zippy1 & Zippy2 Support)
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Mainline U-Boot:
* All Bx, C2/3/4 Boards are required to upgrade to atleast these MLO and U-Boot versions.
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* 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 u-boot.bin is always required on the first partition
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* XM Boards have no NAND, so MLO/u-boot.img is always required on the first partition
 
* Directions: [http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Upgrade_X-loader_and_U-boot Upgrade X-loader and U-Boot]
 
* Directions: [http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Upgrade_X-loader_and_U-boot Upgrade X-loader and U-Boot]
  
 
= Debian NetInstall =  
 
= Debian NetInstall =  
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Scripts:
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git clone https://github.com/RobertCNelson/netinstall.git
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cd netinstall
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Device Options:
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BeagleBoard --dtb omap3-beagle
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BeagleBoard xM --dtb omap3-beagle-xm
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BeagleBone (serial) --dtb am335x-bone-serial
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BeagleBone (video via cape) --dtb am335x-bone-video
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BeagleBone Black --dtb am335x-boneblack
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PandaBoard (A1->A3) --dtb omap4-panda
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PandaBoard (A4->Ax) --dtb omap4-panda-a4
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PandaBoard ES  --dtb omap4-panda-es
  
 
You will need a 1GB SD card or greater.
 
You will need a 1GB SD card or greater.
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  + Desktop environment (GNOME) : ~2.9GB
 
  + Desktop environment (GNOME) : ~2.9GB
  
== Debian Squeeze ==
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== Debian Wheezy ==
 
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git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/netinstall.git
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cd netinstall
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Quick Install script for "board"
 
Quick Install script for "board"
  sudo ./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot "board" --distro squeeze
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  sudo ./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --dtb "board" --distro wheezy-armhf
 
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"board" Options:
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*BeagleBoard Ax/Bx - beagle_bx
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*BeagleBoard Cx    - beagle_cx
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*BeagleBoard xMA/B/C    - beagle_xm
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*BeagleBone Ax    - bone
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*PandaBoard Ax - panda
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*PandaBoard ES - panda_es
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So For the BeagleBoard xM:
 
So For the BeagleBoard xM:
  sudo ./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot beagle_xm --distro squeeze
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  sudo ./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --dtb omap3-beagle-xm --distro wheezy-armhf
  
 
*Options:
 
*Options:
**--uboot : beagle, panda, bone
 
**--distro : squeeze
 
 
**--firmware : installs firmware
 
**--firmware : installs firmware
 
**--serial-mode : debian-installer uses Serial Port
 
**--serial-mode : debian-installer uses Serial Port
  
NOTE: There is a bug in the USB Keyboard mapping, the debian-installer will initially fail, if and when the error occurs switch to the option "kernel keymap" and continue installing..
 
 
==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>
 
 
==Beagleboard: Install Latest Kernel==
 
 
Script File:
 
 
Lenny:
 
wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/lenny/v2.6.39.3-old3/install-me.sh
 
sudo /bin/bash install-me.sh
 
 
Squeeze:
 
export DIST=squeeze
 
export ARCH=armel
 
 
Beagle/Panda
 
export BOARD=omap
 
 
BeagleBone
 
export BOARD=omap-psp
 
 
wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/${DIST}-${ARCH}/LATEST-${BOARD}
 
wget $(cat ./LATEST-${BOARD} | grep STABLE | awk '{print $3}')
 
/bin/bash install-me.sh
 
 
Reboot with your new Kernel
 
  
 
= Demo Image =
 
= Demo Image =
  
== Debian Wheezy snapshot ==
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== Debian Stable (wheezy)  ==
  
Default username/password:  
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Default username/password:
 
*username: debian
 
*username: debian
 
*password: temppwd
 
*password: temppwd
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Image Updated:
 
Image Updated:
* October 19th
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*2014-02-16
** Beagle/Panda ES: v3.6.2-x3 kernel
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** Beagle/Beagle xM: v3.13.3-armv7-x10 kernel
** Panda: v3.2.32-x15 kernel (kernel bug, crashes with v3.6.x after a few hours)
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** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone40 kernel
** Bone: v3.2.32-psp25 kernel
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*2014-01-24
* September 27th
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** Beagle/Beagle xM: v3.13.0-armv7-x9 kernel
** Beagle/Panda: v3.2.30-x14 kernel
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** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone37 kernel
** Bone: v3.2.30-psp23 kernel
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*2013-12-17
* September 10th
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** Beagle xM (ONLY): v3.12.5-armv7-x10 kernel (--dtb dt-beagle-xm)
** Beagle/Panda: v3.2.28-x14 kernel
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** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone32 kernel
** Bone: v3.2.28-psp21 kernel (not with "backlight" support for CircuitCo LCD3)
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** Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x13 kernel
*July 29th: 2012-07-29
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** Beagle/Panda: v3.2.24-x14 kernel
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** Bone: v3.2.23-psp18 kernel
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*July 16th: 2012-07-16
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** Beagle/Panda: v3.2.23-x14 kernel
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** Bone: v3.2.21-psp16 kernel
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*June 12th: 2012-06-10
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** Beagle/Panda: v3.2.19-x13 kernel
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** Bone: v3.2.18-psp14 kernel (now supports the BeagleBone LCD from CircuitCo)
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*March 29th: 2012-03-29
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** Beagle/Panda: v3.2.13-x7 kernel (panda bluetooth now works "sudo apt-get install bluetooth" + "uim" to get all the userspace programs)
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*** uim: git clone git://gitorious.org/uim/uim.git ; cd uim ; make ; sudo make install
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add: /etc/udev/rules.d/bluetooth.rules
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ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="platform", ENV{MODALIAS}=="platform:kim", RUN+="/sbin/initctl emit enable-ti-bt"
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** Bone: v3.2.0-psp6 kernel (for users with usb problems, still no good solution yet..)
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Services Active:
 
Services Active:
  Note: Depending on your internal network these may work out the box
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  Note: Depending on your internal network these may work out of the box
  Apache, Port 80: http://arm/
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  Apache, Port 80: http://arm/ (Bone: via usb) http://192.168.7.2
  SSH, Port 22: ssh ubuntu@arm
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  SSH, Port 22: ssh debian@arm (Bone: via usb) debian@192.168.7.2
 
  Getty, Serial Port
 
  Getty, Serial Port
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Default user: debian pass: temppwd
  
 
Get prebuilt image:
 
Get prebuilt image:
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wget https://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/wheezy/debian-7.4-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
  
wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/wheezy/debian-wheezy-minimal-armhf-2012-10-19.tar.xz
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Verify Image with:
mirrors (will take some time to update):
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  md5sum debian-7.4-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
wget http://ynezz.ibawizard.net/beagleboard/wheezy/debian-wheezy-minimal-armhf-2012-10-19.tar.xz
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  bd3609c5c644d516ac399fca52aeb9a2 debian-7.4-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
 
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Verify Image with:  
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  md5sum debian-wheezy-minimal-armhf-2012-10-19.tar.xz
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  a9778af7dad1b826564499fa2c30f61a debian-wheezy-minimal-armhf-2012-10-19.tar.xz
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Unpack Image:
 
Unpack Image:
  tar xJf debian-wheezy-minimal-armhf-2012-10-19.tar.xz
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  tar xf debian-7.4-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
  cd debian-wheezy-minimal-armhf-2012-10-19
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  cd debian-7.4-console-armhf-2014-02-16
  
 
Install Image:
 
Install Image:
  
Quick Install script for "board"
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Quick install script for [board]
  sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot "board"
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  sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot board
  
"board" Options:  
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[board] options:
*BeagleBoard Ax/Bx - beagle_bx
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*BeagleBone/Black    - bone
*BeagleBoard Cx    - beagle_cx
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*BeagleBoard xMA/B/C    - beagle_xm
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*BeagleBone Ax    - bone
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*PandaBoard Ax - panda
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*PandaBoard ES - panda_es
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So For the BeagleBoard xM:
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So for the BeagleBone:
  sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot beagle_xm
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  sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot bone
  
*Additional Options
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Quick install script for [board] (using new --dtb option)
** --rootfs <ext4 default>
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sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --dtb board
** --swap_file <swap file size in MB's>
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** --addon pico <ti pico projector>
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** --svideo-ntsc <use ntsc over dvi for video)
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** --svideo-pal <use pal over dvi for video)
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= Debian Configuration =
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board options:
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*BeagleBoard Ax/Bx/Cx/Dx    - omap3-beagle
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*BeagleBoard xM            - omap3-beagle-xm
  
== Serial Ports ==
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So for the BeagleBoard xM:
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sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --dtb omap3-beagle-xm
  
Lenny
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Advanced: Build Image:
  
edit /etc/inittab and add:
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Built with a fork of project-rootstock (ARM native mode, runs directly on BeagleBoard), using a script from omap-image-builder:
S:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 ttyS2
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For root access over the serial port add ttyS2 to /etc/securetty
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git clone https://github.com/RobertCNelson/omap-image-builder.git
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cd omap-image-builder
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git checkout v2014.02 -b tmp
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touch release
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./rcn-ee_image.sh
  
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== Debian Testing (jessie) ==
  
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Image Updated:
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*2014-02-16
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** Beagle/Beagle xM: v3.13.3-armv7-x10 kernel
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** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone40 kernel
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*2014-01-24
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** Beagle/Beagle xM: v3.13.0-armv7-x9 kernel
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** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone37 kernel
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*2013-12-17
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** Beagle xM (ONLY): v3.12.5-armv7-x10 kernel (--dtb dt-beagle-xm)
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** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone32 kernel
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** Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x13 kernel
  
Squeeze
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Get prebuilt image:
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wget https://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/jessie/debian-jessie-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
  
edit /etc/inittab and add:
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Verify Image with:
  S:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 ttyO2
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  md5sum debian-jessie-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
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12550b29231c51e76475ec5f37000c5b  debian-jessie-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
  
== WiFi ==
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Unpack image:
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tar xf debian-jessie-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
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cd debian-jessie-console-armhf-2014-02-16
  
See [[BeagleBoardDebianWifiInstallInfo|BeagleBoard Debian WiFi install info]].
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Then follow the directions shown above with the other images...
  
== SGX Video Acceleration ==
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= Flasher =
  
=== SGX armel/armhf v3.4.x+ ===
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== eMMC: BeagleBone Black ==
* 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!!! --[[User:RobertCNelson|RobertCNelson]] 19:48, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
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* 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"
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This image can be written to a 2GB (or larger) microSD card, via 'dd' on linux or the win32 image program linked to on CircuitCo's wiki page. First press and hold the boot select button (next to the microSD card), then apply power (same procedure as the official CircuitCo images). The board should boot into Debian and begin flashing the eMMC, once completed all 4 LED's should be full ON. Simply remove power, remove the microSD card and Debian will now boot directly from eMMC.
  
==== Re-Build Kernel and SGX Kernel Modules ====
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Script for reference: (this is the script that writes to the eMMC)
  git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel.git
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  https://github.com/RobertCNelson/boot-scripts/blob/master/tools/beaglebone-black-eMMC-flasher.sh
cd stable-kernel
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git checkout origin/v3.4.x -b v3.4.x
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./build_kernel.sh (and then follow the directions as the script runs...)
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Build SGX modules
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BTW: we are only writing about 500 megabytes to the eMMC, so the script will only take about 5-6 Minutes after power on.
./sgx_build_modules.sh
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Insert SD card, make sure to modify MMC in system.sh
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Notes:
./tools/install_image.sh
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* If only two LED's stay lit and nothing happens, the board has crashed due to lack of power. Retry with a 5Volt DC power supply connected.
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* If the 4 LED's blink a constant pattern, the eMMC write has failed. First REMOVE ALL capes, then retry again.
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** (error -84: which may mean you've reached the max number of erase/write cycles...)
  
Place SD card into Device and boot...
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User: debian
cd /opt/sgx
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pass: temppwd
sudo tar xf GFX_4.06.00.03_libs.tar.gz
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sudo ./install-sgx.sh
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Reboot, check modules (lsmod):
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root: root/root
Module                  Size  Used by
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bufferclass_ti          5727  0
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omaplfb                11512  0
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pvrsrvkm              165208  2 bufferclass_ti,omaplfb
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Blit Test:
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Image Updated:
ubuntu@omap:/usr/bin/armhf/es5.0$ ./sgx_blit_test
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*2014-02-16
------------------ SGX 3D Blit test -----------------
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** BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone40 kernel
----------------------- Start -----------------------
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*2014-01-24
Call PVRSRVConnect with a valid argument:
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** BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone37 kernel
  OK
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*2013-12-17
Get number of devices from PVRSRVEnumerateDevices:
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** BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone32 kernel
  OK
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.... Reported 1 devices
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.... Device Number  | Device Type
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            0000    | PVRSRV_DEVICE_ID_SGX
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Attempt to acquire device 0:
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  OK
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Getting SGX Client info
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  OK
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.... ui32ProcessID:1133
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Display Class API: enumerate devices
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  OK
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PVRSRVEnumerateDeviceClass() returns 1 display device(s)
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  OK
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Display Class API: open device
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  OK
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Display Class API: Get display info
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  OK
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.... Name:PowerVR OMAP Linux Display Driver
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.... MaxSwapChains:1
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.... MaxSwapChainBuffers:1
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.... MinSwapInterval:0
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.... MaxSwapInterval:1
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Display Class API: enumerate display formats
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  OK
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  OK
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.... Display format 0 - Pixelformat:1
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Display Class API: enumerate display dimensions
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  OK
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  OK
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.... Display dimensions 0 - ByteStride:2560 Width:1280 Height:720
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Attempt to create memory context for SGX:
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  OK
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.... Shared heap 0 - HeapID:0x7000000 DevVAddr:0x1000 Size:0x87fe000 Attr:0x2014200
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.... Shared heap 1 - HeapID:0x7000001 DevVAddr:0xc800000 Size:0xfff000 Attr:0x2024200
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.... Shared heap 2 - HeapID:0x7000002 DevVAddr:0xe400000 Size:0x7f000 Attr:0x2024200
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.... Shared heap 3 - HeapID:0x7000003 DevVAddr:0xf000000 Size:0x3ff000 Attr:0x2024200
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.... Shared heap 4 - HeapID:0x7000004 DevVAddr:0xf400000 Size:0x4ff000 Attr:0x2014200
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.... Shared heap 5 - HeapID:0x7000005 DevVAddr:0xfc00000 Size:0x1ff000 Attr:0x2014200
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.... Shared heap 6 - HeapID:0x7000006 DevVAddr:0xdc00000 Size:0x7ff000 Attr:0x2014200
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.... Shared heap 7 - HeapID:0x7000007 DevVAddr:0xe800000 Size:0x7ff000 Attr:0x2014200
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.... Shared heap 8 - HeapID:0x7000008 DevVAddr:0xd800000 Size:0x3ff000 Attr:0x2024200
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.... Shared heap 9 - HeapID:0x7000009 DevVAddr:0x8800000 Size:0x0 Attr:0x2024200
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.... Shared heap 10 - HeapID:0x700000a DevVAddr:0x8800000 Size:0x3fff000 Attr:0x2014200
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Display Class API: get the system (primary) buffer
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  OK
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Display Class API: map display surface to SGX
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  OK
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Attempt to create transfer context for SGX:
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  OK
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Do a SRCCOPY blit to the bottom right quadrant of the display:
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(bottom right quadrant should be red on blue background):
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  OK
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  OK
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Do a SRCCOPY blit to the top left quadrant of the display:
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(top left quadrant should be striped (r/g/b/w) on blue background):
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  OK
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  OK
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Do a CUSTOMSHADER blit to the top right quadrant of the display:
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(top right quadrant should be yellow):
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0xb6acd000 (host) 0xf407000 (device): Device mem for custom shader program
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0xb6acb000 (host) 0xf408000 (device): Device mem for texture
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USE custom shader program: 0x28841001.c0000000 mov.end o0, sa0
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  OK
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Do a SRCCOPY blit with COLOUR DOWNSAMPLING from ARGB8888 to RGB565
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and then present the RGB565 to the bottom right quadrant of the screen
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(bottom right quadrant should be a red gradient):
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  OK
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  OK
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  OK
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  OK
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Free the off screen surfaces:
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  OK
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  OK
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  OK
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  OK
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Destroy the transfer context:
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  OK
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Display Class API: unmap display surface from SGX
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  OK
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Destroy Device Memory Context
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Display Class API: close the device
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  OK
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Release SGX Client Info:
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  OK
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Disconnect from services:
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  OK
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------------------ SGX 3D Blit test -----------------
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------------------------ End ------------------------
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=== SGX Legacy armel only upto v3.2.x ===
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Get prebuilt image:
NOTE: this only works on BeagleBoard hardware, BeagleBone stuff is in development..
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wget https://rcn-ee.net/deb/flasher/wheezy/BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
  
Requirements: stable-kernel (the Demo Images hosted on rcn-ee.net meet this requirement)
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Verify Image with:
  https://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel
+
md5sum BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
 +
75593faa4338380f6e2b94e82376dc95  BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
  
Note: Due to a bug (seems to only effect older Beagle Bx/Cx boards, use v3.0.8-x3 based kernels)
+
Follow the "standard" update procedure.
  https://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel/issues/8
+
  http://circuitco.com/support/index.php?title=Updating_The_Software
oneiric:
+
wget http://rcn-ee.net/deb/oneiric/v3.0.8-x3/install-me.sh
+
/bin/bash install-me.sh
+
  
==== SDK unPackage Script ====
+
Linux:
 +
unxz BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
 +
sudo dd if=./BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img of=/dev/sdX
  
Download the latest version of the "create_sgx_package.sh" script
+
= raw microSD img =
2.6.37
+
wget https://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel/raw/master/create_sgx_package_2.6.37.sh
+
2.6.38+
+
wget https://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel/raw/master/create_sgx_package.sh
+
  
Make script executable
+
== BeagleBoard xM ==
chmod a+x ./create_sgx_package.sh
+
  
Run script
+
This image can be written to a 2GB (or larger) microSD card, via 'dd' on linux or the win32 image program linked to on CircuitCo's wiki page. First press and hold the boot select button (next to microSD card), then apply power (same procedure as the official CircuitCo images). The board should boot into Debian.
  ./create_sgx_package.sh
+
  
After Successfully running:
+
User: debian
 +
pass: temppwd
  
:~/temp$ ls
+
root: root/root
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 ====
+
Auto partition resize:
 
+
  cd /opt/scripts/tools
  tar xf GFX_4_00_00_01_libs.tar.gz  (extracts install-SGX.sh and run-SGX.sh)
+
  git pull
  ./install-SGX.sh (copies necessary SGX libs and startup script)
+
  ./grow_partition.sh
  ./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
 
  sudo reboot
  
==== Beagle: GFX_Linux_SDK.tar.gz ====
+
Image Updated:
 +
*2014-02-16
 +
** Beagle/Beagle xM: v3.13.3-armv7-x10 kernel
  
  tar xf GFX_Linux_SDK.tar.gz
+
Get prebuilt image:
cd GFX_Linux_SDK
+
  wget https://rcn-ee.net/deb/microsd/wheezy/bbxm-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
tar xf OGLES.tar.gz
+
  
==== Test SGX with a DEMO ====
+
Verify Image with:
 +
md5sum bbxm-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
 +
a118de7b1500489ecd4d7263dc06b037  bbxm-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
  
  cd OGLES/SDKPackage/Binaries/CommonX11/Demos/EvilSkull
+
Linux:
  ./OGLESEvilSkull
+
  unxz bbxm-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
 +
  sudo dd if=./bbxm-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img of=/dev/sdX
  
==== Trouble Shooting ====
+
== BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black ==
  
sudo rm /etc/powervr-esrev
+
This image can be written to a 2GB (or larger) microSD card, via 'dd' on linux or the win32 image program linked to on CircuitCo's wiki page.  First press and hold the boot select button (next to microSD card), then apply power (same procedure as the official CircuitCo images). The board should boot into Debian.
sudo depmod -a omaplfb
+
  sudo /etc/init.d/pvr restart
+
  
== DSP ==
+
User: debian
 +
pass: temppwd
  
=== gst-dsp ===
+
root: root/root
  
The following Gstreamer elements will be installed:
+
Auto partition resize:
 +
cd /opt/scripts/tools
 +
git pull
 +
./grow_partition.sh
 +
sudo reboot
  
  $ gst-inspect | grep dsp
+
Image Updated:
  dvdspu: dvdspu: Sub-picture Overlay
+
*2014-02-16
  dsp:  dspdummy: DSP dummy element
+
** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone40 kernel
  dsp: dspvdec: DSP video decoder
+
*2014-01-24
  dsp:  dspadec: DSP audio decoder
+
** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone37 kernel
  dsp: dsph263enc: DSP video encoder
+
*2013-12-17
  dsp:  dspmp4venc: DSP MPEG-4 video encoder
+
** BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone32 kernel
  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. [http://groups.google.com/group/omapdiscuss/msg/76d928726656c5fe According to this message], it is not available due to a licensing restriction.
+
Get prebuilt image:
 +
wget https://rcn-ee.net/deb/microsd/wheezy/bone-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
  
Requirements: Kernel built with: "CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE=m", for reference, here is what rcn-ee.net's image/deb's are configured for:
+
Verify Image with:
  voodoo@beagle-xma-512mb:~$ zcat /proc/config.gz | grep TIDSP
+
  md5sum bone-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
  CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE=m
+
  de60cb007a51d74ebe27411d3da76edf bone-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
  CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_MEMPOOL_SIZE=0x600000
+
# CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_DEBUG is not set
+
CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_RECOVERY=y
+
# CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_CACHE_LINE_CHECK is not set
+
CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_WDT3=y
+
CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_WDT_TIMEOUT=5
+
# CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_NTFY_PWRERR is not set
+
# CONFIG_TIDSPBRIDGE_BACKTRACE is not
+
  
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..
+
Linux:
 +
unxz bone-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
 +
sudo dd if=./bone-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img of=/dev/sdX
  
Download the latest version of the "create_dsp_package.sh" script
+
= Debian Configuration =
wget https://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel/raw/master/create_dsp_package.sh
+
  
for 3.4.x+
+
== Serial Ports ==
wget https://raw.github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel/v3.4.x/create_dsp_package.sh
+
  
Make script executable
+
To start a login console on ttyO2 (the serial header next to P9), edit /etc/inittab and add:
  chmod a+x ./create_dsp_package.sh
+
  T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyO2 115200 vt102
  
Package script:
+
To start a console on the USB ACM device, add the following to /etc/inittab,
  ./create_dsp_package.sh
+
  GS0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyGS0 115200 vt102
  
Copy DSP_Install_libs.tar.gz to beagle
+
==Install Latest Kernel Image==
  
Setup network...
+
Script:
 +
cd /opt/scripts/tools
 +
git pull
  
Extract:
+
Stable:
  tar xf DSP_Install_libs.tar.gz
+
  ./update_kernel.sh
  
Install
+
Testing:
  ./install-DSP.sh
+
  ./update_kernel.sh --beta-kernel
  
Build gst-dsp stuff..
+
Custom: (has to be on rcn-ee.net)
  ./install-gst-dsp.sh
+
  ./update_kernel.sh --kernel v3.8.13-bone37
  
Start dspbridge (or just reboot)
+
Reboot with your new Kernel Image.
sudo /etc/init.d/dsp start
+
  
Test dspbridge
+
== Xorg Drivers ==
sudo dsp-test
+
  
Playbin:
+
Script:
  sudo gst-launch playbin2 uri=file://(file)
+
  cd /opt/scripts/tools/
 +
git pull
  
Example: (using http://www.bigbuckbunny.org/index.php/download/ 854x480 mp4 )
+
BeagleBoard/PandaBoard:
  Note: seems broken in ubuntu precise armhf...
+
cd /opt/scripts/tools/graphics/
 +
  ./ti-omapdrm.sh
  
sudo gst-launch playbin2 uri=file:///home/USER/big_buck_bunny_480p_surround-fix.avi
+
BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black:
 +
cd /opt/scripts/tools/graphics/
 +
./ti-tilcdc.sh
  
Screenshot: (on my xm it's a little jerky at the moment, investigating..)
+
= Building Kernel =
http://rcn-ee.net/bugs/dsp/dsp_v3.2.1-x2-test.jpg
+
  
== Xorg omapfb Drivers ==
+
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:
  
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.
+
== Beagle/Beagle xM ==
 +
http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBoard
  
Lenny might need this xorg.conf, but it's best to use omapfb later in this guide..
+
== BeagleBone ==
 +
http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone
  
/etc/X11/xorg.conf:
+
== BeagleBone Black ==
Section "Device"
+
http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
+
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
+
Driver "fbdev"
+
EndSection
+
  
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep FBDEV
+
== Panda/Panda ES ==
(II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
+
  http://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/PandaBoard
(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..
+
= Upgrading from Debian 5 to Debian 6 =
  
xvinfo -display :0.0
+
[http://www.jeremycole.com/blog/2011/03/09/beagleboard-upgrading-from-debian-5-to-debian-6/ Upgrading] from Debian 5 to Debian 6 report and tutorial.
X-Video Extension version 2.2
+
screen #0
+
  no adaptors present
+
  
=== Drivers ===
+
= Upgrading from Debian 6 (Squeeze) to Debian 7 (Wheezy) =
  
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)
+
Note, this only goes over "armel" -> "armel"... For users wishing to switch from "armel" -> "armhf" just re-install...
  
Lenny:
+
  sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get upgrade
  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 sed -i -e "s/squeeze/wheezy/g" /etc/apt/sources.list
  sudo dpkg -i xserver-xorg-video-omap3_0.1.1-2_armel.deb
+
  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
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 ==
+
 
+
https://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel
+
 
+
Download SRC
+
git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/stable-kernel.git
+
 
+
Build Kernel
+
./build_kernel.sh
+
 
+
Optional Building Deb File
+
./build_deb.sh
+
 
+
= Upgrading from Debian 5 to Debian 6 =
+
 
+
[http://www.jeremycole.com/blog/2011/03/09/beagleboard-upgrading-from-debian-5-to-debian-6/ Upgrading] from Debian 5 to Debian 6 report and tutorial.
+

Latest revision as of 14:51, 12 April 2014

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)

Official BeagleBoard.org Images for shipping with BeagleBone Black

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

Device Options:

BeagleBoard --dtb omap3-beagle
BeagleBoard xM --dtb omap3-beagle-xm
BeagleBone (serial) --dtb am335x-bone-serial
BeagleBone (video via cape) --dtb am335x-bone-video
BeagleBone Black --dtb am335x-boneblack
PandaBoard (A1->A3) --dtb omap4-panda
PandaBoard (A4->Ax) --dtb omap4-panda-a4
PandaBoard ES  --dtb omap4-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 --dtb "board" --distro wheezy-armhf

So For the BeagleBoard xM:

sudo ./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --dtb omap3-beagle-xm --distro wheezy-armhf
  • Options:
    • --firmware : installs firmware
    • --serial-mode : debian-installer uses Serial Port


Demo Image

Debian Stable (wheezy)

Default username/password:

  • username: debian
  • password: temppwd

Default root user/password

  • user: root
  • password: root

Image Updated:

  • 2014-02-16
    • Beagle/Beagle xM: v3.13.3-armv7-x10 kernel
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone40 kernel
  • 2014-01-24
    • Beagle/Beagle xM: v3.13.0-armv7-x9 kernel
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone37 kernel
  • 2013-12-17
    • Beagle xM (ONLY): v3.12.5-armv7-x10 kernel (--dtb dt-beagle-xm)
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone32 kernel
    • Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x13 kernel

Services Active:

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

Default user: debian pass: temppwd

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/wheezy/debian-7.4-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz

Verify Image with:

md5sum debian-7.4-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
bd3609c5c644d516ac399fca52aeb9a2  debian-7.4-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz

Unpack Image:

tar xf debian-7.4-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
cd debian-7.4-console-armhf-2014-02-16

Install Image:

Quick install script for [board]

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

[board] options:

  • BeagleBone/Black - bone

So for the BeagleBone:

sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --uboot bone

Quick install script for [board] (using new --dtb option)

sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --dtb board

board options:

  • BeagleBoard Ax/Bx/Cx/Dx - omap3-beagle
  • BeagleBoard xM - omap3-beagle-xm

So for the BeagleBoard xM:

sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdX --dtb omap3-beagle-xm

Advanced: Build Image:

Built with a fork of project-rootstock (ARM native mode, runs directly on BeagleBoard), using a script from omap-image-builder:

git clone https://github.com/RobertCNelson/omap-image-builder.git
cd omap-image-builder
git checkout v2014.02 -b tmp
touch release
./rcn-ee_image.sh

Debian Testing (jessie)

Image Updated:

  • 2014-02-16
    • Beagle/Beagle xM: v3.13.3-armv7-x10 kernel
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone40 kernel
  • 2014-01-24
    • Beagle/Beagle xM: v3.13.0-armv7-x9 kernel
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone37 kernel
  • 2013-12-17
    • Beagle xM (ONLY): v3.12.5-armv7-x10 kernel (--dtb dt-beagle-xm)
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone32 kernel
    • Beagle/Panda/Panda ES: v3.7.10-x13 kernel

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.net/deb/rootfs/jessie/debian-jessie-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz

Verify Image with:

md5sum debian-jessie-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
12550b29231c51e76475ec5f37000c5b  debian-jessie-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz

Unpack image:

tar xf debian-jessie-console-armhf-2014-02-16.tar.xz
cd debian-jessie-console-armhf-2014-02-16

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

Flasher

eMMC: BeagleBone Black

This image can be written to a 2GB (or larger) microSD card, via 'dd' on linux or the win32 image program linked to on CircuitCo's wiki page. First press and hold the boot select button (next to the microSD card), then apply power (same procedure as the official CircuitCo images). The board should boot into Debian and begin flashing the eMMC, once completed all 4 LED's should be full ON. Simply remove power, remove the microSD card and Debian will now boot directly from eMMC.

Script for reference: (this is the script that writes to the eMMC)

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/boot-scripts/blob/master/tools/beaglebone-black-eMMC-flasher.sh

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

Notes:

  • If only two LED's stay lit and nothing happens, the board has crashed due to lack of power. Retry with a 5Volt DC power supply connected.
  • If the 4 LED's blink a constant pattern, the eMMC write has failed. First REMOVE ALL capes, then retry again.
    • (error -84: which may mean you've reached the max number of erase/write cycles...)

User: debian pass: temppwd

root: root/root

Image Updated:

  • 2014-02-16
    • BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone40 kernel
  • 2014-01-24
    • BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone37 kernel
  • 2013-12-17
    • BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone32 kernel

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.net/deb/flasher/wheezy/BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

md5sum BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
75593faa4338380f6e2b94e82376dc95  BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz

Follow the "standard" update procedure.

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

Linux:

unxz BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
sudo dd if=./BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img of=/dev/sdX

raw microSD img

BeagleBoard xM

This image can be written to a 2GB (or larger) microSD card, via 'dd' on linux or the win32 image program linked to on CircuitCo's wiki page. First press and hold the boot select button (next to microSD card), then apply power (same procedure as the official CircuitCo images). The board should boot into Debian.

User: debian pass: temppwd

root: root/root

Auto partition resize:

cd /opt/scripts/tools
git pull
./grow_partition.sh
sudo reboot

Image Updated:

  • 2014-02-16
    • Beagle/Beagle xM: v3.13.3-armv7-x10 kernel

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.net/deb/microsd/wheezy/bbxm-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

md5sum bbxm-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
a118de7b1500489ecd4d7263dc06b037  bbxm-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz

Linux:

unxz bbxm-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
sudo dd if=./bbxm-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img of=/dev/sdX

BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black

This image can be written to a 2GB (or larger) microSD card, via 'dd' on linux or the win32 image program linked to on CircuitCo's wiki page. First press and hold the boot select button (next to microSD card), then apply power (same procedure as the official CircuitCo images). The board should boot into Debian.

User: debian pass: temppwd

root: root/root

Auto partition resize:

cd /opt/scripts/tools
git pull
./grow_partition.sh
sudo reboot

Image Updated:

  • 2014-02-16
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone40 kernel
  • 2014-01-24
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone37 kernel
  • 2013-12-17
    • BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black: v3.8.13-bone32 kernel

Get prebuilt image:

wget https://rcn-ee.net/deb/microsd/wheezy/bone-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz

Verify Image with:

md5sum bone-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
de60cb007a51d74ebe27411d3da76edf  bone-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz

Linux:

unxz bone-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img.xz
sudo dd if=./bone-debian-7.4-2014-02-16-2gb.img of=/dev/sdX

Debian Configuration

Serial Ports

To start a login console on ttyO2 (the serial header next to P9), edit /etc/inittab and add:

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

To start a console on the USB ACM device, add the following to /etc/inittab,

GS0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyGS0 115200 vt102

Install Latest Kernel Image

Script:

cd /opt/scripts/tools
git pull

Stable:

./update_kernel.sh

Testing:

./update_kernel.sh --beta-kernel

Custom: (has to be on rcn-ee.net)

./update_kernel.sh --kernel v3.8.13-bone37

Reboot with your new Kernel Image.

Xorg Drivers

Script:

cd /opt/scripts/tools/
git pull

BeagleBoard/PandaBoard:

cd /opt/scripts/tools/graphics/
./ti-omapdrm.sh

BeagleBone/BeagleBone Black:

cd /opt/scripts/tools/graphics/
./ti-tilcdc.sh

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