Here is the BeagleBone Debian (beta + fixes) image you want to test (2014-03-27)

Thanks to everyone for testing the beta images!

In this last last week window I've rolled in many of your changes.

So please continue to use the bug tracker:
http://bugs.elinux.org/projects/debian-image-releases

Big Changes:
Added support for Hieu Duong's cape-bone-weather-00B0

Added support for Charles Steinkuehlers universal cape
https://github.com/cdsteinkuehler/beaglebone-universal-io

Small Changes:

Packages added: xrdp, wicd-curses, wicd-cli

The gadget serial port (ttyGS0) is now enabled, so you can connect
serially over the usb connector.

So the images are linked to from here:
http://elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack_Debian#2014-03-27

and the full changelog/tweaklog:
http://elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack_Debian#2014-03-27_Changes

Regards,

So, just noticed something..

"sudo halt" doesn't work with this image and it's due to systemd and
the usb gadget getty instance..

So here's a workaround:

sudo rm /etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/getty@ttyGS0.service

(force hard reboot)

sudo halt works again..

So systemd experts, how do we get sudo halt working with that service enabled?

Regards,

I haven't been able to get the elinux bug tracker to let me post
anything, so forgive me for posting a few comments here. These are from
the 3/19 image, so I apologize if any have been addressed, and they
mostly fall under "personal preference" rather than actual bugs.

* I like to add console=tty0 so startup kernel messages go to both the
serial console and to the HDMI screen, if connected. While less
information is displayed with systemd than previously, if the kernel
hangs for some reason at boot this could avoid the need for a serial
cable which a lot of people won't have.

* Given the target audience, I would add a terminal short-cut on the
application launch bar next to the web browser. It's not hard to get to
on the menu, but that's one of the first changes I made to the 3/19 image.

* I'm not sure who made the black desktop background, but I find it
horrid (just the black part...the beagle is cute!) and would much rather
see something lighter. I'm not aware of any other GUI environment that
ships with a black background as default, and out of all the
professional programmers I know, only one uses this sort of color scheme.

I'm working through the process of trying to install MachineKit /
LinuxCNC via packages (including the kernel and Xenomai user-mode), and
will switch to the new image for further testing.

Keep up the great work!

Thanks to everyone for testing the beta images!

In this last last week window I've rolled in many of your changes.

So please continue to use the bug tracker:
http://bugs.elinux.org/projects/debian-image-releases

I haven't been able to get the elinux bug tracker to let me post
anything, so forgive me for posting a few comments here. These are from
the 3/19 image, so I apologize if any have been addressed, and they
mostly fall under "personal preference" rather than actual bugs.

* I like to add console=tty0 so startup kernel messages go to both the
serial console and to the HDMI screen, if connected. While less
information is displayed with systemd than previously, if the kernel
hangs for some reason at boot this could avoid the need for a serial
cable which a lot of people won't have.

I think i'm going to enable this too..

* Given the target audience, I would add a terminal short-cut on the
application launch bar next to the web browser. It's not hard to get to
on the menu, but that's one of the first changes I made to the 3/19 image.

Sounds like a nice addon, do you have an example i can pull in?

* I'm not sure who made the black desktop background, but I find it
horrid (just the black part...the beagle is cute!) and would much rather
see something lighter. I'm not aware of any other GUI environment that
ships with a black background as default, and out of all the
professional programmers I know, only one uses this sort of color scheme.

I stole it from the Angstrom image. We just got to be careful, as it's
only 16bit, so some colors combos look odd.

I'm working through the process of trying to install MachineKit /
LinuxCNC via packages (including the kernel and Xenomai user-mode), and
will switch to the new image for further testing.

Keep up the great work!

Regards,

* Given the target audience, I would add a terminal short-cut on the
application launch bar next to the web browser. It's not hard to get to
on the menu, but that's one of the first changes I made to the 3/19 image.

Sounds like a nice addon, do you have an example i can pull in?

I just right-clicked the application launcher section and added the
terminal program. I can crawl around and try to find the modified file
if that would help.

* I'm not sure who made the black desktop background, but I find it
horrid (just the black part...the beagle is cute!) and would much rather
see something lighter. I'm not aware of any other GUI environment that
ships with a black background as default, and out of all the
professional programmers I know, only one uses this sort of color scheme.

I stole it from the Angstrom image. We just got to be careful, as it's
only 16bit, so some colors combos look odd.

I just switched to the first background color that seemed OK, a light
blue, IIRC. But that means I lost the beagle. :frowning:

Anyone here good with graphics?

Charles,

I am not bad with photoshop, really depends on what exactly what needs being done, but I am quite advanced with some things.

As a side note I rather like a black background, But I have not seen the background image you speak of yet. For writing code though my personal preferences are black or very dark background, with light colored text. We all have our own preferences though . .

Er, sorry. If you post a screen shot of the beagle background image, and give me a short explanation of what you’d like to see I will give it a shot.

Thanks, it makes me nervous when I can’t shut down cleanly. :slight_smile:

An unrelated question: I have a decent cross-compile setup, but most of the time it’s more convenient and more reliable to build things on the target platform itself. You mentioned once, I think, having a beefy ARM system–is there anything out there better than, say, a CompuLab Utilite that won’t break the bank?

Here is the BeagleBone background, and the default Debian background for
reference. Sent direct as well in case the files get stripped when sent
to the group.

I think just changing the black background to something else (dark grey?
light blue?) on the Beagle image would make things a *LOT* better. I do
like a black background for text editing and console terminals, but not
for the desktop itself.

joy-wallpaper_1920x1080.svg

desktop-background.jpg

I found the config file under .config. It looks easy enough to make a
diff to add the terminal button, I'll try to verify it works properly
from a fresh install and send it along.

Another feature I forgot to mention:
You might want to disable the password request when running sudo, since
the system is automatically logging folks in. To do this, you drop a
file in /etc/sudoers.d and remove the user from the admin list. Details:

https://github.com/cdsteinkuehler/omap-image-builder/blob/MachineKit/machinekit/scripts/110.etc.shr#L12

Charles, Ok will give it a shot after this weekend. Actually though, if I had jus ta stock image of a beagle, perhaps the one taken from beagle.org, I could do the rest from scratch myself. The text coloring on that image may not mesh well with a light blue or dark grey background. But that is pretty easy to test, so I’ll check it out.

Thanks to everyone for testing the beta images!

In this last last week window I've rolled in many of your changes.

So please continue to use the bug tracker:
http://bugs.elinux.org/projects/debian-image-releases

I haven't been able to get the elinux bug tracker to let me post
anything, so forgive me for posting a few comments here. These are from
the 3/19 image, so I apologize if any have been addressed, and they
mostly fall under "personal preference" rather than actual bugs.

* I like to add console=tty0 so startup kernel messages go to both the
serial console and to the HDMI screen, if connected. While less
information is displayed with systemd than previously, if the kernel
hangs for some reason at boot this could avoid the need for a serial
cable which a lot of people won't have.

I just pushed this..

* Given the target audience, I would add a terminal short-cut on the
application launch bar next to the web browser. It's not hard to get to
on the menu, but that's one of the first changes I made to the 3/19 image.

This got interesting, the file we need to modify:

/home/debian/.config/lxpanel/LXDE/panels/panel

Is actually generated on first bootup, so we can't patch it prior.

* I'm not sure who made the black desktop background, but I find it
horrid (just the black part...the beagle is cute!) and would much rather
see something lighter. I'm not aware of any other GUI environment that
ships with a black background as default, and out of all the
professional programmers I know, only one uses this sort of color scheme.

I'm working through the process of trying to install MachineKit /
LinuxCNC via packages (including the kernel and Xenomai user-mode), and
will switch to the new image for further testing.

Keep up the great work!

Regards,

Thanks Charles,

Just pushed this too..

Regards,

Hi William,

For reference, the current images are stored in git here:

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/boot-scripts/tree/master/images

They were corrupted in angstrom's git repo, so i took the original
from an older Angstrom image.

Regards,

Ok, I have one such modification. Now I just need to figure out how to upload to the group lol ( I use my email client for view posts . …).

OK here we go. Dark(ish) grey. I will make some other colored backgrounds.

Charles, or Robert, do either of you know if the Debian background supports transparency ? That way I could just make a transparent beagle image, and the user could choose whatever color they prefer . …

beaglebg-a.png

Seems that the color replacement tool isnt very clean around the letters. I should have checked this before posting the image . . . But in this case, I’ll have to get more creative in what I do here ( color masking ) which will take me a while longer. I do not have the time right at this very moment

but will try later this evening,

Also I had an idea of making an OpenROV like background . . . form the beagleboard.org top animated ad box . . . Thoughts ?

Ok here is one that is radically modified. Added similar text ( could not find the exact font ), and extracted the beagle image, and added a new stroke around the image. Mainly to clean up the image some. Let me know what you all think.

beaglebg-blue.png

Hi,

I am unable to register in the bug tracking server, hence putting this here…

Issue :BBB - Audio cape , version A1 , neither playing back ,nor recording.

Test Steps : - Installed via sd card as per instructions.
The uEnv has optargs=capemgr.enable_partno=BB-BONE-AUDI-01

Result : The audio cape is detected properly, hdmi goes into hdmin mode , sound card shows up in alsamixer, However, on playback , there is only noise, and recording also fails. Tweeking any/all parameters from from mixer did not help.

Regards,
Anubhav

I like it much better! If it doesn't make the official images, I'll put
it in mine.

In addition to the original image being on a black background, it was in
jpeg format and had lots of artifacts. Thanks for the work cleaning it up!