New Debian LXDE Desktop image release

release

#1

Dear Community

I am happy to announce that we have the new release of Debian Stretch Desktop Image armhf.
Main features list as below:

  • Linux kernel 4.4
  • Mali GPU driver&libmali r14p0
  • xserver-xorg-video-armsoc version 1.9.3
  • chromium with WebGL support
  • ffmpeg 3.4.1 with Rockchip patches
  • fix hdmi audio issue
  • mpv 0.28 with Rockchp patches
  • LS header buses exported by default
  • support libmraa

and many more…

Download link: dl.vamrs.com

Debian Strech desktop image for rock960

This image can be write to SD card or flashed to the on board eMMC and boot on rock960 model A and model B boards.

file description:

  • rk3399_loader_v1.12.112.bin - pre-built bootloader for flash from USB
  • rock960-model-ab-debian-lxde-armhf-20180814_2020.img - combined image for u-boot, atf, kernel and rootfs

default user:

  • username: linaro
  • password: linaro

SD Card Install

sudo dd if=rock960-model-ab-debian-lxde-armhf-20180814_2020.img of=/dev/sdx bs=4M

eMMC Install

Quick instructions of how to flash to eMMC

  1. Install rkdeveloptool on Linux desktop from https://github.com/rockchip-linux/rkdeveloptool

  2. Boot rock960 to maskrom mode with the following

    • power on rock960
    • plug the rock960 to Linux desktop with USB type A to type C cable
    • press and hold the maskrom key, then short press reset key
    • release maskrom key
  3. Run the following command to start flash:

     rkdeveloptool db rk3399_loader_v1.12.112.bin
    

    rkdeveloptool wl 0 rock960-model-ab-debian-lxde-armhf-20180814_2020.img
    rkdeveloptool rd #reset the board

The board will boot to the new flashed image.

Troubleshooting

  1. Can not go to maskrom mode

    • Press and hold maskrom key longer, and short press and release reset.

    • Check your usb cable, plug and unplug the usb cable, reverse plug the type C port and try

    • On the host PC, lsusb should show the following VID/PID if the board is in maskrom mode: Bus 003 Device 061: ID 2207:0011

If you have issue with the image or flashing, please reply in this thread.


Updating the Debian image
#2

arm64 desktop image is WIP if you wonder why it’s armhf.


#3

Tested this new image and it is amazing especially I appreciate that now sound per HDMI works. Thanks.

It would be really awesome if updates like this new kernel, device tree and maybe other things will be packaged into a new Ubuntu image also.


#4

Cool ! would be great to have these detailed installation steps to the 96Boards documentation as well:- https://www.96boards.org/documentation/consumer/rock/installation/

(src: https://github.com/96boards/documentation/tree/master/consumer/rock/installation)


#5

detailed installation steps are here:

https://github.com/96boards/documentation/blob/master/consumer/rock/installation/linux-mac-rkdeveloptool.md


Some wireless issue with current Linux 4.4 kernel