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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 Tumbleweed image

  1. Download the image you want (Leap is stable, Tumbleweed is rolling) from here:
    Susemini.png
    Version:
    Tumbleweed
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image X11 image
    If the direct links above do not work for you (as we are constantly building new images), please check the general download directory for the images.
  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. Check first if the device you have selected is really your SD card!
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX iflag=fullblock oflag=direct; sync
  3. Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your board.
  4. Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
  5. Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
  6. Power on the board.
  7. Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
  8. Have a lot of fun...

Default login is root:linux, works on serial console, via ssh, GUI.


Installing the openSUSE 13.2 image

  1. Download the image you want (Leap is stable, Tumbleweed is rolling) from here:
    Susemini.png
    Version:
    13.2
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image X11 image
    If the direct links above do not work for you (as we are constantly building new images), please check the general download directory for the images.
  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. Check first if the device you have selected is really your SD card!
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX iflag=fullblock oflag=direct; sync
  3. Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your board.
  4. Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
  5. Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
  6. Power on the board.
  7. Walk through the first boot steps.
  8. Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
  9. Have a lot of fun...

Default login is root:linux, works on serial console, via ssh, GUI.


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...

Known Issues

  • DVI output does not work on some board revisions