It’s the middle of December and time for an updated image with Ubuntu 14.04 (code name Trusty) for our i.MX6 boards. It’s also time that we pushed a console-only image for those using our boards in applications that don’t require X.
You can download the images from here:
In addition to general updates to our kernel and other packages, the LXDE image contains support for semi-accelerated Qt5. Note that this is based on Ubuntu’s release of Qt 5.2.1+dsfg. If you want the best-performing Qt5 release, please check out The Qt Company’s product.
The detailed description of our changes is here:
Programming the image
The images are slightly-less-than-4GiB image files containing the partition table, so you can copy it to an SD card or SATA drive on /dev/sdc using zcat and dd like so:
~/Downloads$ sudo umount /dev/sdc* ~/Downloads$ zcat 201412*.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdc bs=1M ~/Downloads$ sync
Or you can use Alex Page’s USB Image Tool under Windows.
If you’re using our latest U-Boot and a Nitrogen6 Max board, you can use the new USB Mass Storage Gadget to program the eMMC. If not, there were some notes in our first release that describe a more complicated way of programming eMMC.
2014-12-16: N.B.: We updated these images from the original 20141205 and 20141212 versions. We upgraded the Bluetooth firmware for the WL12xx used on Nitrogen6x and Nitrogen6_Max to the latest from Texas Instruments. If you happened to download before this update, you can get the latest using sudo apt-get-update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.