I have a TI Pandaboard ES. I´m attempting to use F17 ARM on it, but since I
don´t have a HDMI monitor, I´m using an external "HDMI TO VGA" HD converter
that works otherwise fine with the output of my IPTV adapter and DTT (over
the air HDTV) receiver, and I get great images, as long as the output from
these devices is set at 720P on the HDMI port.
However, when plugging the Pandaboard ES, all I get on the VGA monitor is a
fuzzy image, with tiny font and barely readable text. Reminds me of the
days of attempting to see the output of an Amiga 500 on a TV through the
external RF modulator.
My guess is that the Pandaboard ES is making the default text mode (the one
you get when booting to a command line Linux session) work at very high
res, 1080P mode or something...
Is there any easy way to set the default resolution and refresh rates on
the Pandaboard ES HDMI port?
Thanks in advance for any tips...
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It was brought to my attention that the F18 Alpha lacked a Kirkwood
image, which we had for F17. We have been creating images for F18 using
livemedia-creator (anaconda and lorax), where the F17 images were
manually created using a custom script.
The process we use is described on the wiki:
All the builders we have used for creating the F18 images are F17
armv7hl (hard-fp) systems. I personally have no experience with the
Kirkwood devices, so I don't know what is needed to set up the image or
configure the bootloader.
We would appreciate volunteers running F17 on Kirkwood devices to help
in creating an F18 image for those devices. The only development
involved would be customizing the kickstart file to 1) include any
special packages required for the device, and 2) set up any bootloader
specific files/scripts needed for the device. The remainder of the
effort would be to build and test the image. The hardware requirements
include an ARMv5 device running F17-GA or later with access to external
storage (requires space for the packages being installed and the
resulting image) and swap (requires >1GB total memory).
We have created v7hl images using a Trim Slice (1GB memory plus 500MB
swap) with external (USB) hard drive, so something similar would
I am willing to provide assistance and answer questions about using the
tools and modifying the kickstart config file, but I have no ARMv5
hardware on which to build or test these images.