In a previous post, we described how to get and run the then-latest build of Ubuntu from Linaro.
If you’ve worked with Freescale in recent years, you’re probably aware that they’ve also been releasing Ubuntu images on a regular basis for their development boards. These come pre-loaded with accelerated graphics and/or video.
We’ve packaged their latest release for i.MX6 with a bootscript and our latest kernel and the result is really nice.
- Accelerated video playback through GStreamer/Totem
- Control over audio routing (HDMI/Headphone)
- HTML5 video playback in Firefox
WiFi and Bluetooth on Nitrogen6X
We added support for the twl12xx WiFi+Bluetooth module in this image. If you’re running on a Nitrogen6X with the WLAN option, the WiFi should just work.
Downloading and running
The image is available for download here. To use it, simply create a single ext3 partition on an SD card and copy the content of the tarball to the root. Or better yet, copy it to a SATA drive.