HCL:Efika MX

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The DTB never landed on upstream kernel and u-boot support has been dropped in 2015.
EfikaMX Smarttop

The Efika MX Smarttop is a desktop computer, ready to use for most lightweight desktop workloads.

Technical Data

  • Freescale i.MX515 (ARM Cortex-A8 800MHz)
  • 3D Graphics Processing Unit
  • WXGA display support (HDMI)
  • Multi-format High-Definition hardware video decoder
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8GB Internal SSD
  • 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • SDHC card reader
  • 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Audio jacks for headset
  • Built-in speaker

Installing the openSUSE 12.2 Image

  1. Download the latest openSUSE-12.2-ARM-JeOS-efikamx-*.raw.xz image at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/12.2:/ARM/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.
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX; sync
  3. Insert the SD-Card with the openSUSE image into your Efika MX Smarttop.
  4. Connect the Efika MX Smarttop using the Debug Board to your PC via RS-232.
    1. Run a a terminal emulator on your PC, e.g. screen:
       screen /dev/ttyS0 115200
      Replace ttyS0 with the character device name of the serial port you connected the Efika MX Smarttop to (e.g. ttyUSB0 for a USB/Serial adapter).
  5. Power on the Efika MX Smarttop.
  6. Walk through the first boot steps on the serial console.
  7. Have a lot of fun...

Known Issues

  • No graphics (driver is not upstream).