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page

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about

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Freescale

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i.MX6;

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Wandboard.

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Availability

Boards:
Wandboard SOLO at Digi-Key
Wandboard DUAL at Digi-Key
Wandboard QUAD at Digi-Key
New Boards: (v4.13+

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kernel

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only)

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Wandboard

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SOLO

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(WB-IMX6S)

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at

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Digi-Key

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Wandboard

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DUAL

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(WB-IMX6U-BW)

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at

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Digi-Key

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Wandboard

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QUAD

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(WB-IMX6Q-BW)

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at

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Digi-Key

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New

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Boards:

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(wip

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-

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doesnt

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boot

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yet)

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Wandboard

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QUADPLUS

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(WB-IMX6QP-BW)

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at

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Digi-Key

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Accessories:

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Wandboard

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Antenna

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Kit

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at

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Digi-Key

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Wandboard

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Enclosure

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at

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Digi-Key

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5V

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2A+

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DC

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Power

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Supply

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(2.1mm

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ID

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x

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5.5mm

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OD

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positive

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center

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plug)

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at

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Digi-Key

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Vendor Documentation

  • WANDBOARD.ORG:

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    • i.MX6q:

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Basic Requirements

  • Running a recent release of Debian, Fedora or Ubuntu; without OS Virtualization Software.
  • ARM Cross Compiler – Linaro: http://www.linaro.org

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    • Linaro

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    • Toolchain

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    • Binaries:

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  • Bootloader
    • Das U-Boot

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    • the

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    • Universal

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    • Boot

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    • Loader:

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    • Source:

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  • Linux

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  • Kernel

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    • Linus's

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    • Mainline

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    • tree:

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  • ARM

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  • based

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  • rootfs

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    • Debian:

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    • Ubuntu:

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ARM Cross Compiler:

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GCC

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This

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is

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a

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pre-built

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(64bit)

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version

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of

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Linaro

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GCC

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that

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runs

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on

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generic

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linux,

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sorry

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(32bit)

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x86

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users,

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it's

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time

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to

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upgrade...

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Download/Extract:

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title
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wget -c https://releases.linaro.org/components/toolchain/binaries/6.4-2017.08/arm-linux-gnueabihf/gcc-linaro-6.4.1-2017.08-x86_64_arm-linux-gnueabihf.tar.xz
tar xf gcc-linaro-6.4.1-2017.08-x86_64_arm-linux-gnueabihf.tar.xz
export CC=`pwd`/gcc-linaro-6.4.1-2017.08-x86_64_arm-linux-gnueabihf/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf-
{code}

Test

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Cross

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Compiler:

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title
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${CC}gcc --version
arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc (Linaro GCC 6.4-2017.08) 6.4.1 20170707
Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
{code}
 
h1. 

Bootloader:

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U-Boot

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Das

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U-Boot

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the

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Universal

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Boot

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Loader:

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http://www.denx.de/wiki/U-Boot

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eewiki.net

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patch

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archive:

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https://github.com/eewiki/u-boot-patches

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Download:

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title
~/
git clone https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot
cd u-boot/
git checkout v2017.07 -b tmp
{code}

Patches:

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title
~/u-boot
wget -c https://rcn-ee.com/repos/git/u-boot-patches/v2017.07/0001-wandboard-uEnv.txt-bootz-n-fixes.patch
 
patch -p1 < 0001-wandboard-uEnv.txt-bootz-n-fixes.patch
{code}

Configure

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and

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Build:

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title
~/u-boot
make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=${CC} distclean
make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=${CC} wandboard_defconfig
make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=${CC}
{code}
 
h1. Linux Kernel
This script will build the kernel, modules, device tree binaries and copy them to the deploy directory.
Download:
{code:title=~/}

Linux Kernel

This script will build the kernel, modules, device tree binaries and copy them to the deploy directory.
Download:

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title~/
git clone https://github.com/RobertCNelson/armv7-multiplatform
cd armv7-multiplatform/
{code}

For

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v4.4.x

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(Longterm

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4.4.x):

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~/armv7-multiplatform/
git checkout origin/v4.4.x -b tmp
{code}

For

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v4.4.x-rt

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(Longterm

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4.4.x

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+

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Real-Time

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Linux):

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title
~/armv7-multiplatform/
git checkout origin/v4.4.x-rt -b tmp
{code}

For

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v4.9.x

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(Longterm

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4.9.x):

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title
~/armv7-multiplatform/
git checkout origin/v4.9.x -b tmp
{code}

For

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v4.9.x-rt

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(Longterm

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4.9.x

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+

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Real-Time

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Linux):

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title
~/armv7-multiplatform/
git checkout origin/v4.9.x-rt -b tmp
{code}

For

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v4.12.x

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(Stable):

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title
~/armv7-multiplatform/
git checkout origin/v4.12.x -b tmp
{code}

For

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v4.13.x

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(Prepatch):

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~/armv7-multiplatform/
git checkout origin/v4.13.x -b tmp
{code}

Build:

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title
~/armv7-multiplatform/
./build_kernel.sh
{code}
 
h1. Root File System
h4. Debian 9
|| User || Password ||
| debian | temppwd |
| root | root |
Download:
{code:title=~/}

Root File System

Debian 9

User

Password

debian

temppwd

root

root

Download:

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wget -c https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/eewiki/minfs/debian-9.2-minimal-armhf-2017-10-07.tar.xz
{code}

Verify:

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title
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sha256sum debian-9.2-minimal-armhf-2017-10-07.tar.xz
84278f084b16d24ef369df3ee46ece2307720567cd7f87015496c9d9cf7d1f8d  debian-9.2-minimal-armhf-2017-10-07.tar.xz
{code}

Extract:

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tar xf debian-9.2-minimal-armhf-2017-10-07.tar.xz
{code}
h4. Ubuntu 

Ubuntu 16.04

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LTS

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User

Password

ubuntu

temppwd

Download:

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wget -c https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/eewiki/minfs/ubuntu-16.04.3-minimal-armhf-2017-10-07.tar.xz
{code}

Verify:

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title
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sha256sum ubuntu-16.04.3-minimal-armhf-2017-10-07.tar.xz
7f4e7a0ebf280fc442e91b1b4de83e85c7dd656a5b8ec6ee16f23df44d3c697d  ubuntu-16.04.3-minimal-armhf-2017-10-07.tar.xz
{code}

Extract:

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title
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tar xf ubuntu-16.04.3-minimal-armhf-2017-10-07.tar.xz
{code}
 
h1. Setup microSD card
*For these instruction we are assuming, 

Setup microSD card

For these instruction we are assuming, DISK=/dev/mmcblk0,

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lsblk

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useful

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for

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determining

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the

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id.

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export DISK=/dev/mmcblk0
{code}

Erase

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partition

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table/labels

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on

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microSD

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card:

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sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=${DISK} bs=1M count=10
{code}

Install

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Bootloader:

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title
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sudo dd if=./u-boot/SPL of=${DISK} seek=1 bs=1k
sudo dd if=./u-boot/u-boot.img of=${DISK} seek=69 bs=1k
{code}

Create

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Partition

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Layout:

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With

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util-linux

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v2.26,

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sfdisk

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was

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rewritten

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and

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is

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now

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based

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on

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libfdisk.

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}
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sudo sfdisk --version
sfdisk from util-linux 2.27.1
{code}
{code:title=sfdisk 
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titlesfdisk >=
2.26.x
sudo sfdisk ${DISK} <<-__EOF__
1M,,L,*
__EOF__
{code}
{code:title=sfdisk 
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titlesfdisk <=
2.25.x
sudo sfdisk --unit M ${DISK} <<-__EOF__
1,,L,*
__EOF__
{code}

Format

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Partition:

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for: DISK=/dev/mmcblk0
sudo mkfs.ext4 -L rootfs ${DISK}p1
 
for: DISK=/dev/sdX
sudo mkfs.ext4 -L rootfs ${DISK}1
{code}

Mount

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Partition:

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On

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most

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systems

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these

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partitions

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may

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will

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be

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auto-mounted...

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sudo mkdir -p /media/rootfs/
 
for: DISK=/dev/mmcblk0
sudo mount ${DISK}p1 /media/rootfs/
 
for: DISK=/dev/sdX
sudo mount ${DISK}1 /media/rootfs/
{code}
 
h1. Install Kernel and Root File System
To help new users, since the kernel version can change on a daily basis. The kernel building scripts listed on this page will now give you a hint of what kernel version was built.
{code}

Install Kernel and Root File System

To help new users, since the kernel version can change on a daily basis. The kernel building scripts listed on this page will now give you a hint of what kernel version was built.

Code Block
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Script Complete
eewiki.net: [user@localhost:~$ export kernel_version=4.X.Y-Z]
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{code}

Copy

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and

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paste

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that

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"export

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kernel_version=4.X.Y-Z"

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exactly

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as

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shown

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in

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your

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own

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build/desktop

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environment

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and

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hit

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enter

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to

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create

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an

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environment

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variable

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to

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be

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used

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later.

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export kernel_version=4.X.Y-Z
{code}
h3. Copy Root File System
{code:title=~/}

Copy Root File System

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sudo tar xfvp ./*-*-*-armhf-*/armhf-rootfs-*.tar -C /media/rootfs/
sync
sudo chown root:root /media/rootfs/
sudo chmod 755 /media/rootfs/
{code}
h3. Set 

Set uname_r

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in

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/boot/uEnv.txt

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title
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sudo sh -c "echo 'uname_r=${kernel_version}' >> /media/rootfs/boot/uEnv.txt"
{code}
 
h3. Video
See other hints: [

Video

See other hints: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/fb/modedb.txt

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title
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sudo sh -c "echo 'cmdline=video=HDMI-A-1:1024x768@60e' >> /media/rootfs/boot/uEnv.txt"
{code}
 
h3. Copy Kernel Image
Kernel Image:
{code:title=~/}

Copy Kernel Image

Kernel Image:

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title~/
sudo cp -v ./armv7-multiplatform/deploy/${kernel_version}.zImage /media/rootfs/boot/vmlinuz-${kernel_version}
{code}
h3. Copy Kernel Device Tree Binaries
{code:title=~/}

Copy Kernel Device Tree Binaries

Code Block
title~/
sudo mkdir -p /media/rootfs/boot/dtbs/${kernel_version}/
sudo tar xfv ./armv7-multiplatform/deploy/${kernel_version}-dtbs.tar.gz -C /media/rootfs/boot/dtbs/${kernel_version}/
{code}
h3. Copy Kernel Modules
{code:title=~/}

Copy Kernel Modules

Code Block
title~/
sudo tar xfv ./armv7-multiplatform/deploy/${kernel_version}-modules.tar.gz -C /media/rootfs/
{code}
 
h3. File Systems Table 

File Systems Table (/etc/fstab)

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Starting

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with

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the

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v4.5.x

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merge

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(and

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fixed

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in

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v4.5.3)

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mmc

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interface

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has

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been

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re-numbered...

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https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?id=520bd7a8b4152aacfbd34eb7f7a447354b631039

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https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?id=58821da858919f93f85c7e6823b49d439722a9e9

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}
Code Block
title/etc/fstab
sudo sh -c "echo '/dev/mmcblk0p1  /  auto  errors=remount-ro  0  1' >> /media/rootfs/etc/fstab"
{code}
 
{code:title=
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Code Block
title/etc/fstab
v4.5.3+/v4.6.x+
kernels
sudo sh -c "echo '/dev/mmcblk2p1  /  auto  errors=remount-ro  0  1' >> /media/rootfs/etc/fstab"
{code}
 
h3. WiFi
*

WiFi

Dual/Quad

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only

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(Solo

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has

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no

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WiFi

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module

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installed)

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see:

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https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/net/wireless/brcm80211/brcmfmac/dhd_sdio.c?id=refs/tags/v3.11-rc3#n317

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wget -c https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/plain/brcm/brcmfmac4329-sdio.bin
wget -c https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/plain/brcm/brcmfmac4330-sdio.bin
 
wget -c https://rcn-ee.com/repos/git/meta-fsl-arm-extra/recipes-bsp/broadcom-nvram-config/files/wandboard/brcmfmac4329-sdio.txt
wget -c https://rcn-ee.com/repos/git/meta-fsl-arm-extra/recipes-bsp/broadcom-nvram-config/files/wandboard/brcmfmac4330-sdio.txt
 
sudo mkdir -p /media/rootfs/lib/firmware/brcm/
 
sudo cp -v ./brcmfmac43*-sdio.bin /media/rootfs/lib/firmware/brcm/
sudo cp -v ./brcmfmac43*-sdio.txt /media/rootfs/lib/firmware/brcm/
{code}
 

Status:

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Code Block
debian@arm:~$ dmesg | grep brcm
[    4.798229] brcmfmac: F1 signature read @0x18000000=0x9934329
[    4.799328] brcmfmac: brcmf_sdio_chip_drivestrengthinit: No SDIO Drive strength init done for chip 4329 rev 3 pmurev 6
[    5.058286] brcmfmac: brcmf_c_preinit_dcmds: Firmware version = wl0: Sep  2 2011 14:48:19 version 4.220.48
[    5.082280] brcmfmac: brcmf_fil_cmd_data: Failed err=-23
[    5.087654] brcmfmac: brcmf_fws_init: failed to set bdcv2 tlv signaling
debian@arm:~$ /sbin/ifconfig -a
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 40:2c:f4:ae:17:91
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
{code}
 
h3. Remove 

Remove microSD/SD

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card

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}
Code Block
sync
sudo umount /media/rootfs
{code}
 
h3. 

2D/3D

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Video

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Acceleration

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via

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Etnaviv

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Project

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Vivante

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GC320/GC880

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(quad

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GC320/GC355/GC2000)

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2D/3D

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Acceleration

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via

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Etnaviv
This sections assumes you have already installed your favorite xorg based window manager, such as lxde, lxqt, xfce, kde, gnome, etc...

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These

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are

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packages

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that

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need

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to

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be

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installed

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on

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top

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of

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your

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selected

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windows

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manager

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and

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an

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xorg.conf

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needed

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to

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correctly

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setup

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the

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video

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interface.

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Verify

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your

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kernel

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has

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etnaviv

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support:

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Code Block
title
SOLO/DUAL
debian@arm:~$ dmesg | grep etnaviv
[    4.047928] etnaviv gpu-subsystem: bound 134000.gpu (ops gpu_ops)
[    4.047955] etnaviv gpu-subsystem: bound 130000.gpu (ops gpu_ops)
[    4.047968] etnaviv-gpu 134000.gpu: model: GC320, revision: 5007
[    4.090180] etnaviv-gpu 130000.gpu: model: GC880, revision: 5106
{code}
 
{code:title=QUAD}
Code Block
titleQUAD
debian@arm:~$ dmesg | grep etnaviv
[    4.025841] etnaviv gpu-subsystem: bound 134000.gpu (ops gpu_ops)
[    4.025868] etnaviv gpu-subsystem: bound 130000.gpu (ops gpu_ops)
[    4.025887] etnaviv gpu-subsystem: bound 2204000.gpu (ops gpu_ops)
[    4.025899] etnaviv-gpu 134000.gpu: model: GC320, revision: 5007
[    4.070139] etnaviv-gpu 130000.gpu: model: GC2000, revision: 5108
[    4.120479] etnaviv-gpu 2204000.gpu: model: GC355, revision: 1215
[    4.120492] etnaviv-gpu 2204000.gpu: Ignoring GPU with VG and FE2.0
{code}
 
edid parsing still seems hit and miss on the quad board, override default 1024x768 resolution via the video variable in 

edid parsing still seems hit and miss on the quad board, override default 1024x768 resolution via the video variable in uEnv.txt.

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See

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other

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hints:

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https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/fb/modedb.txt

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Code Block
cmdline=video=HDMI-A-1:1024x768@60e
{code}
1080p
{code}

1080p

Code Block
cmdline=video=HDMI-A-1:1920x1080@60e
{
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Code Block
{code}
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-armada-etnaviv
{code}
 
{code:title=
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Code Block
title/etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Builtin Default Monitor"
EndSection
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Builtin Default fbdev Device 0"
        Driver          "armada"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Builtin Default fbdev Screen 0"
        Device          "Builtin Default fbdev Device 0"
        Monitor         "Builtin Default Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Builtin Default Layout"
        Screen          "Builtin Default fbdev Screen 0"
EndSection
{code}
 
h1. Comments

Comments

Comments,

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feedback,

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and

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questions

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can

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be

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sent

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to:

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eewiki@digikey.com

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Please use the Digi-Key's

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TechForum:

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TechForum

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