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Steve Arnold edited this page Apr 17, 2014 · 26 revisions

Welcome to the meta-alt-desktop-extras wiki!

Having problems? Check the system logs and dmesg; use the github issue tracker to report a problem, request a new feature/app, or just ask a question about this layer. For raspberryipi see the upstream page on troubleshooting. For general openembedded documentation, see YoctoProject.Org and the wiki on OpenEmbedded.Org.

Info specific to this layer and related images

Most of the testing of this layer is in combination with a local fork of meta-raspberrypi, along with some limited build testing with meta-ti and meta-beagleboard (using the beaglebone black machine). Most of the machine-specific tweaks have been isolated in the rpi fork but this is still a Work In Progress... (see note above about using the issue tracker ;)

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Try it

  • Current raspberrypi images
  • Current beaglebone black images

Each SDCard image has a minimum of ~250 MBs of free space (the actual rootfs is smaller than the card size). The xorg image may fit on a 1 GB SD Card, but I haven't tried anything that small for a while. The default login for all raspberrypi images is user "rpi", password "raspberrypi". Don't forget to set your own user and root passwords (current debug images for both machines have no root password).

To deploy the beaglebone black image, partition and format a micro-SD card with a vfat boot partition and an ext4 root partition (minimum 512 MB card and 16 MB boot partition). Copy the MLO and u-boot.img files to the boot partition and untar the console-image-plus tarball to the root partition:

$ sudo cp MLO u-boot.img /path/to/boot
$ sudo tar xJpf console-image-plus-beaglebone-20140414032305.rootfs.tar.xz -C /path/to/root

The above image is built from a modified meta-beagleboard fork and custom kernel recipe with HDMI console enabled, and should reboot with DHCP enabled after the first boot (as documented above).

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