July 15 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - OpenWRT


OpenWRT is this Wednesday our Wandboard Scavenger Hunt discovery.

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Runtime image: http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/openwrt-1407-wandboard-20150512.zip

And we have to say "Thank you" to the folds that created the generic iMX6 rootfs, found at http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_breaker/14.07/imx6/generic/

Log in with root / root.

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


July 8 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - OpenSuse 13.2



Every Wednesday we have a new Wandboard Scavenger Hunt and this week we worked with the Opensuse community.

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Runtime image:

http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/opensuse-13.2-wandboard-20150511.zip

Origin: the SD card is the OpenSuse arm rootfs:

http://download.opensuse.org/ports/armv7hl/distribution/13.2/appliances/

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


July 1 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - Android Lollipop


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Every Wednesday we have a new Wandboard Scavenger Hunt. This week is a treat from the Wandboard team. We released a full version of Android Lollipop for all Wandboard variants (Solo/Dual/Quad).

Runtime image:

http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/wandboard-lp-5.0.2-ga-20150622-sdcard.zip

Source code:

http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/wandboard_lp-5.0.2-ga_fullsource_20150630.tar.xz

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


June 24 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - Cookbook


20150624 yocto cookbookEvery Wednesday we have a new Wandboard Scavenger Hunt. This week is a bit different from what we have been doing. But we think the "Embedded Linux Projects using Yocto Project Cookbook" is a true gem for Wandboard users.

Late March saw the publishing of a new book by Packt Publishing using the Wandboard as demonstration platform.

"Embedded Linux Projects Using Yocto Project Cookbook", by Alex González, takes a practical approach to the Yocto Project and provides a well structured set of recipes that guide the reader step by step from setup to product development, including Linux kernel and user space applications development and debugging.

The cookbook format makes the book easy to follow and it is best enjoyed with a Wandboard running by the side.

A sample chapter can be found at http://bit.ly/yoctocookbook, and the book can be bought from Amazon at http://amzn.to/1Pgjdaj.

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


June 17 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - FreeBSD

Every Wednesday we have a new Wandboard Scavenger Hunt and the discoveries keep coming.


FreeBSD for Wandboard i.MX6This week we take a closer look at FreeBSD and here are the bits to get you started:

FreeBSD is separate OS from Linux, and known for its security and for its very permissive license (much freer than GNU GPL).

The drawback with FreeBSD is that there is only a limited support for drivers. For Wandboard, the main items like USB, console, ethernet are working.

The SD card image is created from the following location : http://files.khubla.com/freebsd-wandboard/

Wandboard Team wrapped this up and it can be downloaded from : http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/FreeBSD-armv6-11.0-IMX6-r270855-20140830.img.xz

and is unfortunately only for Wandboard Quad.

Login with root, no password.

The wiki page is very straight forward this week : http://wiki.wandboard.org/Making_a_FreeBSD_SD_card_for_the_Wandboard

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


June 10 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - ArchLinux

It's Wednesday....Wednesday....Wednesday....and that means it's Wandboard Scavenger Hunt Wednesday again.


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This week we take a closer look at ArchLinux and here are the bits to get you started:

the Arch Linux image is at: http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/archlinux-wandboard-20150609.img.xz

The wiki instructions on how to create the image is at: http://wiki.wandboard.org/Making_an_Arch_Linux_SD_card_for_the_Wandboard

login as : root / root

To install additional packages use : pacman

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


June 3 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - OpenMandriva

It's Wednesday Scavenger Hunt again and this week we take a look at OpenMandriva and the very active community behind it.


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Here are the bits to get you started:

the Open Mandriva image, now with a shiny desktop and all is at: http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/openmandriva-LX-20150529.img.xz

The lengthy wiki instructions on how to create the image is at: http://wiki.wandboard.org/Making_an_Openmandriva_SD_card_for_the_Wandboard


login as : root / root or ovm / ovm

To install additional packages use : urpmi

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


May 27 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - Ubuntu 15.04

Another week passed and it's "Wandboard Scavenger Wednesday" again.


20150527 wandboard ubuntu 1504
This week's "Scavenger Hunt Discovery" is about Canonical Ubuntu 15.04 and as many of you might know the Wandboard is one of the few boards officially supported by Canonical.

Here are the bits to get you started:

The Ubuntu 15.04 demo image that runs on any Wandboard : http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/ubuntu-1504-lxde-wandboard-20150520.zip

The procedure how we created this SD card is documented in the WIKI : http://wiki.wandboard.org/Making_a_Ubuntu_15.04_SD_card_for_Wandboard

login as : root / root or wandboard / wandboard

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


May 20 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - Fedora 22

It's Wednesday and that means it's "Wandboard Scavenger Wednesday".


20150520 wandboard fedora
This week's "Scavenger Hunt Discovery" is about Fedora 22 and as many of you might know the Wandboard is one of the few boards officially supported by the Fedora Community.

Here are the bits to get you started:

The Fedora 22 demo image that runs on any Wandboard : http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/fedora-22-kde-wandboard-20150513.zip

The procedure how we created this SD card is documented in the WIKI : http://wiki.wandboard.org/Making_a_Fedora_22_SD_card_for_Wandboard

login as : root / wandboard22

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger  Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


May 13 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - Kodi / XMBC

The Wandboard team is on a "Scavenger Hunt" and we want to let you all know how much software there is out there that supports the Wandboard.

We download external community created software that runs on the Wandboard. Test it (to ensure it actually boots on the Wandboard and post a runtime image together with a Wiki Page that explains how you can recreate the same.

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This first "Scavenger Hunt Discovery" is about XMBC. Or now called "Kodi".

The Kodi / XBMC community is huge and many people are using the Wandboard as a multimeda streaming solution and we know MANY Wandboards are hiding behind TV's around the world (thank you everyone).

So here are the bits to get you started with this:

The demo image that runs on any Wandboard : http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/xbmc-geexbox-wandboard-20150511.img.xz

The procedure how we created this SD card is documented in the WIKI : http://wiki.wandboard.org/Kodi_/_XBMC_for_Wandboard

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger  Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


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Wandboard Specifications

  Wandboard Solo Wandboard Dual Wandboard Quad
Processor Freescale i.MX6 Solo Freescale i.MX6 Duallite Freescale i.MX6 Quad
Cores Cortex-A9 Single core Cortex-A9 Dual core Cortex-A9 Quad core
Graphic
engine
Vivante GC 880
+ Vivante GC 320
Vivante GC 880
+ Vivante GC 320
Vivante GC 2000
+ Vivante GC 355
+ Vivante GC 320
Memory 512 MB DDR3 1GB DDR3 2GB DDR3
       
Audio tag tag tag
Optical
S/P DIF
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HDMI tag tag tag
Camera
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Expansion
Header
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SATA NO NO tag
       
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