switching distribution

Hi,

I need to get back to BBB to do a project involving openCV.
I see here http://www.elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack the following statement:
“We will be moving to Debian in the next few weeks”

What distribution should I use if my basic concern is the application execution speed?
In the past I’ve used Angstrom and have some (little) experience with Ubuntu on desktop and know nothing about Debian.

Jan

I would try the Debian version and see how it works for you. If something is missing, you can ask an maybe it can get added.

http://beagleboard.org/latest-images

BTW, Ubuntu is based on Debian.

Gerald

Yes, Ubuntu is based on Debian. One major difference is that Ubuntu uses Upstart for its System-V init daemon. Where as Debian starting with Jessie is / was supposed to use Systemd.

From what I understand, Systemd ( at least for bootup ) should be faster, but the person to answer this question should be Robert I think. Since he builds the images and kernel ( unless you compile your own ).

I would try the Debian version and see how it works for you. If something is missing, you can ask an maybe it can get added.

http://beagleboard.org/latest-images

BTW, Ubuntu is based on Debian.

Gerald

Thanks,

Looks like more things to learn and more problems to solve and I though I can go to the movies on weekend.
I need GUI for webcam and from what I see so far I need to install it myself for Ubuntu - so far it boots but no GUI
With a Debian image taken from the link provided I have the error:
“Openbox Syntax Error.
One or more XML…
Start tag expected ‘<’ Not found”
Nothing happens after that.
What is the fix?

Jan

I've only seen this happen with one microSD card. (one that i've been
flashing daily for 6 months or so) It seems to happen when either your
usb-microsd adapter is failing or a bad microSD. First try recreating
the microSD.

Regards,

Spot on, Robert,

Thanks and sorry I should think about it.
The Kingston cards coming with the boards usually fail soon.
Got a couple of new Sandisk 4Gb cards and I can make some progress.

cheers,

Jan

Gerald:

If something is missing, you can ask an maybe it can get added.

Set CONFIG_DRM_LOAD_EDID_FIRMWARE to yes in the kernel config would be great.

Robert

*will* use Systemd: if you install debian jessie today it will use
the old sysvinit, but you can install either systemd (which will become
the default in the near future) or upstart as you whish.

Shuttleworth's post wasn't very explicit, but it is also quite likely
that Ubuntu will migrate to systemd in some future release.