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tagline: From openSUSE

BeagleBoard-xM

The BeagleBoard-xM is a modified version of the HCL:BeagleBoard which has a faster CPU core (clocked at 1 GHz compared to the 720 MHz of the BeagleBoard), more RAM (512 MB compared to 256 MB), onboard Ethernet jack, and 4 port USB hub.

Technical Data

  • TI DM3730 Processor - 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 core
  • 512 MB LPDDR RAM
  • Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX 2D/3D graphics processor
  • DVI-D (HDMI connector chosen for size - maximum resolution is 1400x1050)
  • 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet
  • Serial port RS-232
  • 4x USB ports
  • Audio in/out
  • S-Video
  • 5V Power socket
  • mini-USB port

More technical data (tests and configurations) on openSUSE:Beagleboard_(xM).

Installing the openSUSE 13.1 Image

  1. Download the latest image at http://download.opensuse.org/ports/armv7hl/distribution/13.1/appliances/ and choose between:
    1. JeOS image for a minimal system openSUSE-13.1-ARM-JeOS-beagle-*.raw.xz or
    2. XFCE image for a graphical system openSUSE-13.1-ARM-XFCE-beagle-*.raw.xz
  2. As root extract the image onto your SD-Card (replace sdX with the device name of your SD-Card). WARNING: all previous data on the SD-Card will be lost.
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX; sync
  3. Insert the SD-Card with the openSUSE image into your BeagleBoard.
  4. Connect the BeagleBoard-xM to your PC via serial port. (optional for XFCE image)
  5. Connect the BeagleBoard-xM to your monitor via DVI or HDMI. (optional for JeOS image)
  6. Power on the BeagleBoard-xM.
  7. Walk through the first boot steps on the serial console.
  8. Have a lot of fun...


Installing the openSUSE 12.3 Image

  1. Download the latest image at http://download.opensuse.org/ports/armv7hl/distribution/openSUSE-stable/images/ and choose between:
    1. JeOS image for a minimal system openSUSE-12.3-ARM-JeOS-beagle-*.raw.xz or
    2. XFCE image for a graphical system openSUSE-12.3-ARM-XFCE-beagle-*.raw.xz
  2. As root extract the image onto your SD-Card (replace sdX with the device name of your SD-Card). WARNING: all previous data on the SD-Card will be lost.
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX; sync
  3. Insert the SD-Card with the openSUSE image into your BeagleBoard.
  4. Connect the BeagleBoard-xM to your PC via serial port. (optional for XFCE image)
  5. Connect the BeagleBoard-xM to your monitor via DVI or HDMI. (optional for JeOS image)
  6. Power on the BeagleBoard-xM.
  7. Walk through the first boot steps on the serial console.
  8. Have a lot of fun...

Known Issues

  • DVI output does not work on some board revisions