Monday, May 4, 2015

Building Yocto 1.8 "Fido" for i.MX6

Quick guide how to download and build Yocto 1.8 "Fido" for i.MX6 (same as my previous post about "dizzy"):

mkdir ~/bin
curl > ~/bin/repo
chmod a+x ~/bin/repo

mkdir yocto-fido-sabresd && cd yocto-fido-sabresd
repo init -u -b fido && repo sync
source ./setup-environment build
bitbake core-image-minimal

The default target machine is "imx6qsabresd", but you can change it in your conf/local.conf file.


  1. Do you know if this release supports hdmi output and vpu/gpu acceleration on the riotboard?

    1. HDMI works OK, you should be able to run applications on the framebuffer and Xorg without acceleration. VPU & GPU still doesn't work, because riotboard currently uses linux-fslc (mainline kernel). I plan in the near future to add support for kernel 3.14.28, and then all the Freescale goodies will work.