FWIW: I had to delete my other post, but after some offline discussion, I’m OK to proceed. I have NO support from the manufacturer.
Unit 1: Bbeaglebone Black with HDMI - can install a new OS and good to go
Unit 2: Seeed Studio Beaglebone Green Industrial with custom LCD/Touchsreeen
Device has a modified Debian Jessie OS. By design it starts Qtopia?. The board is a Beagleboard Green from Seeed Studio so no HDMI. I tried installing lxqt but apt doesn’t know where to find it.
At this point I’ve got CLI/SSH access to the device (root to boot, to boot). I don’t have the original Beagleboard webserver files, that’s gone. In place is a custom HMI. I’m free to do whatever I want to it. I’d like to get a GUI on it, it is a touchscreen LCD, since the default GUI only starts a VNC session.
Since I don’t know what’s special about getting the LCD working (*.dtb) , I’m happy to stay with the OS that’s on it and working with the LCD and OS that’s there.
While I understand that the Beaglebone runs Debian I’m not sure what is needed to get to more a “default install” with GUI via LCD and possibly webserver.
My concern is that overwriting it the OS with a new one (bone-debian-9.9-lxqt-armhf-2019-08-03-4gb.img.gz) will lose what makes the LCD work. I tried this didn’t work well, had to dd a different unit to get this one working again.
Call to Action:
Get lxqt? GUI running on LCD, probably can’t run Doom
Get the default webserver (Cloud 9) running
Play around with GPIO, make a light blink, Hello World, watermelon
- Halloween decoration: “Zombie containment field breached” on HMI (cool graphics), flashing red light, GPIO to trigger some sparky/arcy devices. Pump to pump liquid through tubes.
- Home automation
- take over the world
- Play Doom on a touchscreen
Suggestions, tips, tricks. etc.