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Revision as of 06:40, 31 March 2015

HummingBoard is an ARM development board with Freescale i.MX6 (ARMv7 architecture) manufactured by SolidRun. Its technical specifications are similar to SolidRun series of small computers Cubox-i. The following models of the board are available: HummingBoard-i1, HummingBoard-i2, and HummingBoard-i2eX.

Getting Started

The following OS image are provided from SolidRun:

  • OPENELEC – A Kodi Media Center
  • Android
  • GeexBox XBMC – A Kodi Media Center
  • Debian Linux by Igor Pečovnik

For more information please visit SolidRun download page.

Yocto

The following tutorial for build a Linux based distribution for HummingBoard (or Cubox-i) with Yocto is based on this article.

Prepare

  • Download Poky
git clone -b dizzy git://git.yoctoproject.org/poky.git
  • Download Freescale layers
cd poky
git clone -b dizzy git://git.yoctoproject.org/meta-fsl-arm
git clone -b dizzy git://github.com/Freescale/meta-fsl-arm-extra.git
  • Initialize build directory
source oe-init-build-env

Configure

local.conf

Perform the following modifications of conf/local.conf:

  • Change machine type to cubox-i:
MACHINE ??= "cubox-i"
  • Append the following additional configurations:
PACKAGE_CLASSES ?= "package_rpm"
ACCEPT_FSL_EULA = "1"
LICENSE_FLAGS_WHITELIST = "commercial"
  • Optionally change the following settings to optimize the build depending on the hardware specifications of your build system:
PARALLEL_MAKE ?= "-j 4"
BB_NUMBER_THREADS ?= "4"
  • Optionally append the following configuration if you are building Wayland and Weston
DISTRO_FEATURES_remove = "x11"
  • Optionally append the following configuration if you want to save disk space by deleting temporary files after the build
INHERIT += "rm_work"

bblayers.conf

Append the following two lines to BBLAYERS at conf/bblayers.conf:

   /home/test/poky/meta-fsl-arm \
   /home/test/poky/meta-fsl-arm-extra \

Build & Run

  • Run the following command to build a minimal image:
bitbake core-image-minimal
  • Alternatively, run the following command to build an image with Wayland and Weston:
bitbake core-image-weston
  • The build may take up to several hours depending on the technical specifications of the build system. Grab a cup of coffee and when the image is ready go to tmp/deploy/images/cubox-i/. Replace X with the corresponding letter to a microSD card and copy the image to it using the following commands:
cd tmp/deploy/images/cubox-i/
umount /dev/sdX*
dd if=core-image-weston-cubox-i.sdcard of=/dev/sdX bs=4M conv=fsync

Tizen

There are ongoing efforts for porting Tizen:Common and Tizen IVI with Wayland, Weston and Crosswalk on HummingBoard:

Useful Resources