Sunday, February 10, 2013

Linux News - Feb 10, 2013


1 Linux Graphics

1.1 FOSDEM 2013. I'm sharing slides specific to Linux graphics, X11 and Wayland.

1.3 More wayland updates.

2 Linux Distros

2.1 Fedora 18 for ARM released

2.2 So what is a Linux distribution?

  • A Distro is the Linux operating system built on top of the kernel. Wikipedia has a great timeline of how different distros evolved. Each distro has its own goal. In general, here's a list of Linux Distros supporting Pandaboard.
DistroDownload LinkInstructions
Ubuntu (Desktop Image)http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.10/ubuntu-12.10-desktop-armhf+omap4.imgDownload and flash to SD Card
Ubuntu (Server Image)http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.10/ubuntu-12.10-server-armhf+omap4.imgDownload and flash to SD Card
Linarohttp://releases.linaro.org/12.03/ubuntu/oneiric-images/nanoDownload and flash to SD Card
Fedorahttp://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/18/Images/armhfp/Fedora-18-panda-armhfp.img.xzDownload and flash to SD Card
Arch Linuxhttp://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv7/pandaboardDownload and flash to SD Card
DebianNo direct support but supports OMAP3 (Beagleboard) and ARMv7 in generalUse Debootstrap to create ARMv7 image and flash to SD Card
Gentoohttp://dev.gentoo.org/~armin76/arm/pandaboard/install.xmlUse a PC running Gentoo and build image by compiling every software from scratch. Then flash to SD Card
Yoctohttps://www.yoctoproject.org/download/yocto-project-13-poky-80 + Meta-TIhttps://github.com/Angstrom-distribution/meta-tiUse a PC and build image by compiling every software from scratch. Then flash to SD Card
Buildroothttp://buildroot.uclibc.org/download.htmlUse a PC and build image by compiling every software from scratch. Then flash to SD Card
SlackwareNo direct support but supports ARMv5+ -ftp://ftp.arm.slackware.com:slackwarearm/slackwarearm-14.0Port from QEMU to OMAP4

2.3 Phoronix's comparision of 4 distros on Pandaboard

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