Debian Bullseye for OpenFrame (Kernel 5.10)
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We have once again outlived another long-term-support operating system!
This time we're going completely modern; Debian Bullseye with the officially supported 5.10 kernel branch - with working audio switching!
One really nice thing is that we're now in line with the latest Raspberry Pi operating system, meaning a lot of their documentation should be now be applicable to the OpenFrame. Hardware variations dependent of course, but still handy given their huge user base of tinkerers.
Before anybody asks, no, our old nemeses of Imagination Technologies and Intel still prevent anybody from having OpenGL support on the GMA500 Poulsbo chipset. However, we are using the kernel driver with... well, whatever updates it has seen in recent years.
The automated build system lives on (in fact it's just been completely refreshed) so you should always be able to visit the link up above and get the very latest kernel with a fully patched operating system. Build logs are here in case you want to check the latest version came together without errors.
As with the previous image this is command line only out of the box, created to be as 'vanilla' as possible. This means you can use instructions available for any Debian Bullseye system to install whichever GUI environment you might like. Or none at all.
- Single image for any OpenFrame.
- Built for size; about 430 MB space used initially.
- Fully working audio and video with kernel drivers.
- Simple before-boot wireless network configuration.
Installation and Setup
So I'm not editing in multiple places, please check the instructions on birdslikewires.net.
- Right now I have not tested the of-install scripts, so these are likely to be a disaster.
Rather than hold up the release for a few convenience scripts, I'll get around to these when I can.™
- SqueezePlay is in dire need of a revamp.
I've not been using it recently, though I am keen to update it... check my trade marked comment above.
- Website instructions are a bit outdated.
I hope this update finds you all well and you can make good use of it!