Get some general information (Hardware description, installation of openSUSE, etc.) on HCL:BeagleBoard-xM.
You can adjust levels manually if needed, with alsamixer:
Then you can try to play some files:
And to record some sound:
In order to test CPU freq capabilities, please download this script:
And execute it. You should see something like:
memtester: no process found 300000 600000 800000 is the available freqs bogomips@ boot: BogoMIPS : 175.65 Boot scaling frequency =300000 TESTING for 1 seconds at 300000 current scaling frequency(for 300000) =300000 bogomips@ frequency 300000: BogoMIPS : 175.65 TESTING for 1 seconds at 600000 current scaling frequency(for 600000) =600000 bogomips@ frequency 600000: BogoMIPS : 350.31 TESTING for 1 seconds at 800000 current scaling frequency(for 800000) =800000 bogomips@ frequency 800000: BogoMIPS : 467.41 More transitions TEST  1000: 3 Seconds: jeu. mars 21 14:20:25 CET 2013 : time now = jeu. mars 21 14:20:28 CET 2013  1000: 3 Seconds: jeu. mars 21 14:20:25 CET 2013 : time now = jeu. mars 21 14:20:28 CET 2013  1000: 3 Seconds: jeu. mars 21 14:20:25 CET 2013 : time now = jeu. mars 21 14:20:28 CET 2013 ...
Automatic Voltage Scaling (AVS) (formerly known as Smartreflex)
AVS is not easily testable but is enabled in the kernel.
Adaptive Body Bias (ABB)
ABB is not easily testable but is enabled in the kernel.
DSP drivers have been removed from kernel sources. So, it is no more available.
You can test functionality. Plug a cable on a network where a DHCP server and a router are running. Wait a while and then see if you have an IP address:
ip addr show
Then try to ping something on the network:
ping 192.168.1.254 ping www.google.fr
You can also test the performances with iperf. Install iperf on a computer and on the board and run on one side the iperf server:
and on the other side, the iperf client:
iperf -c <ip_addr_of_iperf_server>
then you can invert the iperf server and client and rerun the tests.
On a Beagleboard xM, with kernel 3.4.0-3-omap2plus, we get 95 Mb/s.
If you boot on your uSD card, then SD/MMC works! ;)
Plug a serial cable (or serial/usb) between the board and your computer. Start minicom:
And switch on the board. You should see something starting with:
Texas Instruments X-Loader 1.5.0 (Feb 29 2012 - 23:37:23) Beagle xM Reading boot sector Error: reading boot sector fat load failed, trying ext2 Loading u-boot.bin from mmc
Plug an USB stick and mount it:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
And see what is on your stick:
module built and loaded on boot but do not know how to test it.
omapdrm is the default driver and is auto-loaded on boot. You should see a login console on your DVI/HDMI screen.
omapdrm should auto-detect the best resolution of your DVI/HDMI display. If you want to force the resolution, add the video parameter to the kernel bootargs:
Details on paramters are available here: http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/KernelModeSetting
If not, make sure libdrm_omap1 package is installed:
zypper in libdrm_omap1
omapfb driver is not used by default. If you want to use it, unload omapdrm first (or black list it).
Then, load the right modules with modprobe:
modprobe panel-tfp410 modprobe omapfb mode=dvi:1440x900MR-24@60
And you should see a login console on your DVI/HDMI screen. Note that panel-tfp410 is needed for kernel 3.5+.
You have to load the right module with modprobe.
For NTSC format:
modprobe omapfb mode=tv:ntsc
For PAL format:
modprobe omapfb mode=tv:pal
And you should see a login console on your TV screen.
2D/3D hardware acceleration (Powervr SGX 530)
PowerVR drivers are not upstream.