Monthly Archives: October 2010

Distro builder

Amazing powerful and practical tool

http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/narcissus/

Just built (and it worked) a complete image of Angstrom for Beagle Board, with samba, webserver, OpenCV, etc…

Just select the target platform, packages, and I’ll get the image done! 🙂

The poor’s man Beagle Board

Well, as I don’t have a DVI monitor, I wanted to boot my Beagle Board XM by default using the S-Video output.

1. Connect the serial cable and enter U-Boot prompt @ 115200,8N1
2. Type printenv

My beagle default config in the card says (defaultdisplay=dvi)

Now things are easy:

3. setenv defaultdisplay=tv
4. saveenv
5. boot (or reset)

And there it is the default output to S-Video!