BeagleBone Black Cape Compatibity

A list of the status of capes that can be used with the BeagleBone Black can be found at:

the status of the capes has been updated 5/29/2013

Could you indicate which image you are using as that is unclear.



if you will note that the LCD7 is not in green and marked approved. on the notes side it lists “initialization issues unresolved”


And if you look at the release notes for the image, it says there are issues.


I’m just commenting the fact that LCD7 line has a blue color now, and has “YES” in the software support column.
I’m Using 5.27 image. And it does NOT boot (when LCD7 is connected).
Thus, I’m just commenting the conflict between “software support = yes” and “software not running at all”.

These are the last lines before BBB hangs (presence of LPC7 in slot #0 does block the load of HDMI driver - which is normal, but why EMMC is not loading either)?

Starting kernel …

Uncompressing Linux… done, booting the kernel.
[ 0.194462] omap2_mbox_probe: platform not supported
[ 0.204954] tps65217-bl tps65217-bl: no platform data provided
[ 0.304916] bone-capemgr bone_capemgr.9: slot #1: No cape found
[ 0.342022] bone-capemgr bone_capemgr.9: slot #2: No cape found
[ 0.379131] bone-capemgr bone_capemgr.9: slot #3: No cape found
[ 0.407748] bone-capemgr bone_capemgr.9: slot #5: BB-BONELT-HDMI conflict P8.45 (#0:BB-BONE-LCD7-01)
[ 0.417377] bone-capemgr bone_capemgr.9: slot #5: Failed verification
[ 0.424143] bone-capemgr bone_capemgr.9: loader: failed to load slot-5 BB-BONELT-HDMI:00A0 (prio 1)
[ 0.442614] omap_hsmmc mmc.4: of_parse_phandle_with_args of ‘reset’ failed
[ 0.450519] bone-capemgr bone_capemgr.9: slot #4: BB-BONE-EMMC-2G conflict P8.20 (#0:BB-BONE-LCD7-01)
[ 0.460245] bone-capemgr bone_capemgr.9: slot #4: Failed verification
[ 0.467017] bone-capemgr bone_capemgr.9: loader: failed to load slot-4 BB-BONE-EMMC-2G:00A0 (prio 1)
[ 0.532052] pinctrl-single 44e10800.pinmux: pin 44e10854 already requested by 44e10800.pinmux; cannot claim for gpio-leds.8
[ 0.543782] pinctrl-single 44e10800.pinmux: pin-21 (gpio-leds.8) status -22
[ 0.551083] pinctrl-single 44e10800.pinmux: could not request pin 21 on device pinctrl-single
[ 0.709194] tilcdc 4830e000.fb: timeout waiting for framedone


"software support = yes " means the software supporting the device is included in the image, it does not mean that it is functional. when it is 100% functional it will be listed as “APPROVED” and be listed in Green.

if you would like to start a separate post with your issues with the LCD7 cape we can address them there…


How does one get a cape on this list? I’ve been working with SparkFun to build the CryptoCape [1], which I think will be ready in just over a month. Do I need to provide the EEPROM file or just send a cape to someone at to test it out?