DART-MX8M-MINI Release Notes

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Debian bullseye-5.4.85-mx8mm-v2.0

1 Release Notes

Based on release Debian: Bullseye 11, Linux Kernel: NXP 5.4-2.1.x-imx
Nature of release Variscite Release bullseye-5.4.85-mx8mm-v2.0
Release git https://github.com/varigit/debian-var
Release branch debian_bullseye_var01
Release tag dart-mx8mm-debian-bullseye-v2.0
Date 07/01/2021
Supported platforms DART-MX8M-MINI / VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI
SOM revision v1.0 and higher
Carrier board revision V1.0 and higher
Embedded Linux Distribution Debian Bullseye
Kernel git https://github.com/varigit/linux-imx
Kernel branch 5.4-2.1.x-imx_var01
Kernel commit ID 0243069daad804780a1255e6927efeba82046bb7
U-Boot git https://github.com/varigit/uboot-imx
U-Boot branch imx_v2020.04_5.4.24_2.1.0_var02
U-Boot commit ID a7f63083956fa80d3f95e921b9439c51feaeba0a
Cortex M4 U-Boot supportMCUXPRESSO_2.9.0_V1.0_DART-MX8M-MINI
Cortex M4 Linux remoteproc supportMCUXPRESSO_2.9.0_V1.0_DART-MX8M-MINI
Recovery SD card link dart-mx8mm-debian-bullseye-v2.0.img.gz

Note: Some web browsers have removed FTP support. Please see our FTP wiki page or download using the command line:

$ wget ftp://customerv:Variscite1@ftp.variscite.com/DART-MX8M-MINI/Software/debian/dart-mx8mm-debian-bullseye-v2.0.img.gz 

After downloading the image, visit our Recovery SD card guide to learn how to program a recovery SD card.

2 Change Log

Change List Description
Release 2.0
Linux kernel updates:
Upgraded to kernel version 5.4.85
Added support for DART-MX8M-MINI on DT8MCustomBoard V2.0
Added support for VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI revision 1.3
Older VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI revisions need DTS adjustments for correct CAN operation See: VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI/NANO rev. 1.0/1.1/1.2 CAN bus support
U-Boot updates:
Upgraded to the imx_v2020.04_5.4.24_2.1.0_var02 branch
Debian build updates:
Fix package dependencies and clean up
Clean-up /tmp in the rootfs after building the Linux kernel headers package
Refactored Debian package installation to three groups: base, graphics & gstreamer-multimedia
Updated imx-firmware version to 8.8
Updated Wi-Fi and BT firmware to Laird release
imx-atf: Build atf bl31.bin from source code from imx_5.4.24_2.1.0_var01 branch
imx-mkimage: Update patch to align to Yocto Dunfell