cdtools, because who has just one project?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

When I was just getting started with embedded development I found many tutorials on how to perform cross compiles required setting up some shell functions and variables before working on builds.  This is a necessity for embedded work because the embedded build for the target platform won’t use the same toolchain and build libraries as […]

BeagleBox: X is working, stability and optimization still to come.

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Today I finally brought X up on the BeagleBoard!  The configuration is not ideal and there is much work to be done to stabilize and optimize it, but at least X is running.  Here is how I get it done with BeagleBox. What to build to get X running with the BeagleBox build system: XCC […]

BeagleBox: finding Mr. DSS2

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Trying to come to grips with the myriad of source trees from which BeagleBoard related source can be pulled, I updated the BeagleBoard build system the other day to make it easier to pull from the various archives.  Technically there are four ways to get source related to BeagleBoard: A compressed tarball from a main […]

BeagleBox: tmpfs for writes, for now, but new u-boot required

Monday, November 15th, 2010

It’s a wonder what you can get done once the board actually boots up to a shell prompt.  Tonight I completed setup of inittab and boot scripts – along with customization of the rootfs build – to force writes normally bound for the rootfs to end up on a tmpfs mount.  I used angstrom’s model […]