VAR-SOM-MX8 Release Notes

From Variscite Wiki

VAR-SOM-MX8 / SPEAR-MX8 Release Notes

Debian bullseye-5.4.142-var-som-imx8-v1.1

1 Release Notes

Based on release Debian: Bullseye 11, Linux Kernel: NXP 5.4-2.1.x-imx
Release git
Release branch debian_bullseye_var01
Release tag var-som-mx8-debian-bullseye-v1.1
Date 12/23/2021
Supported platforms VAR-SOM-MX8 / SPEAR-MX8
SOM revision v1.1 and higher
Embedded Linux Distribution Debian Bullseye
Kernel git
Kernel branch 5.4-2.1.x-imx_var01
Kernel commit ID 8723d4365c823cb6c82e86d180dc6ed2cdda609d
U-Boot git
U-Boot branch imx_v2020.04_5.4.24_2.1.0_var02
U-Boot commit ID cad9e7175c3f5984999a5eb7abea02ccb2d0cda3
Cortex M4 U-Boot supportMCUXPRESSO_2.9.0_V1.0_VAR-SOM-MX8
Cortex M4 Linux remoteproc supportMCUXPRESSO_2.9.0_V1.0_VAR-SOM-MX8
Recovery SD card link var-som-mx8-debian-bullseye-v1.1.img.gz

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

$ wget 

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 1.1
imx8qm-var-som: Introduce support for the i.MX8QP SoC
imx8qm-var-som: Provide som_wifi kernel argument
imx8: ahab: Only compile ahab.c for u-boot
Updated the kernel from version 5.4.85 to 5.4.142
imx8qm-var-som: Introduce support for the i.MX8QP SoC
imx8_var_defconfig: add full docker support
imx8qm-var-som: enable internal pullups for i2c0, i2c1, i2c3, i2c4
Revert "MLK-14801 input: touch: ads7846: fix the pressure_max setting"
sn65dsi83: Add device tree property to swap LVDS Channel A/B
imx8qm-var-som: introduce support for the i.MX8QP SoC
freertos_variscite: disabled disable_cache binary generation when DISABLE_CACHE_PATCH is undefined
linux-headers_debian_src: update compatibility
pulesaudio: Fix pulseaudio system-wide mode
systemd: set HandlePowerKey to ignore
bluez-alsa: ported bluez-alsa support from yocto-dunfell
weston_rootfs: Add libgpiod and libgpiod tools
imx8 soms: Check DISABLE_CACHE_PATCH variable before applying cache patch
imx8: libgbm1 updated to 20.3.4-1 required by latest weston update
imx8: Fix imx-gpu-viv-wl package dependency issue
variscite-bt-common: Check for hci0 at beginning of bt_stop
Release 1.0
Initial Debian Bullseye release for VAR-SOM-MX8 and SPEAR-MX8
Added support for loading the M4 firmware using the Linux Remoteproc Framework
Added support for loading the M4 firmware using U-Boot
Known Issues Description
HDMI and DP suspend/resume crash Using HDMI or DP display, resume from suspend ends up in a kernel crash
USB Type-A ports are not supported in U-Boot on SPEAR-MX8 U-Boot USB driver does not recognize USB devices behind the hub