VAR-SOM-MX8 Release Notes

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VAR-SOM-MX8 / SPEAR-MX8 Release Notes

Debian buster-4.14.98-var-som-imx8-v1.2

1 Release Notes

Based on release Debian: Buster 10, Linux Kernel: NXP imx_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga
Release git
Release branch debian_buster_var01
Release tag var-som-mx8-debian-recovery-sd.v12
Date 8/6/2020
Supported platforms VAR-SOM-MX8 / SPEAR-MX8
SOM revision v1.1 and higher
Embedded Linux Distribution Debian Buster
Kernel git
Kernel branch imx_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga_var01
Kernel commit ID 0626aeefd40a94c395c9c5e450a961f24e1e9096
U-Boot git
U-Boot branch imx_v2018.03_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga_var01
U-Boot commit ID 4065432549dc454167696961ae46ed4a099672e5
Recovery SD card link var-som-mx8-debian-recovery-sd.v12.img.gz

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

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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 v1.2
Kernel updates:
Ethernet phy1 fix for Symphony-Board rev. 1.4
Debian Build Updates:
Update WiFi/BT firmware from to branch
Fixed WiFi startup issue on some SOMs
Release v1.1
U-Boot updates:
Support for reading DRAM size from the EEPROM
SPL support
usb: storage: Limited transfer size to 120 kiB to support more devices
Kernel updates:
Fixed missing/wrong parameters for pwm0-7 nodes
Debian Build Updates:
Updated imx-mkimage build target to support U-Boot SPL
WiFi bugfixes for occasional kernel dump during reboot
Release v1.0
imx-gpu-sdk 5.3.0 demos Demos include samples for EGL, OpenVG, G2D, OpenGL ES 2, OpenGL ES 3, OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL, OpenCL 1.1 & OpenCL 1.2
Initial Debian Buster release with Docker support Support for VAR-SOM-MX8 and SPEAR-MX8