BPI-M2+ new image :BPI-M2+ Kernel 4.4.55


#1

I have finally built an POC Image for the bpi-m2 plus based on BSP. This Image is stable enough for current use with the following bits working:

  • Gbps
  • Wifi
  • HDMI 720p
  • SD card

Kernel 4.4.55 seems to have no support for:

  • eMMC
  • pmutype gpio regulator

I can make it available for testing purposes if you are brave enough to try it out and don’t care about warranty or support.

Screenshot at 2018-01-04 15:02:58


#2

8GB sd card Image is at: https://mega.nz/#!haRDBJLC!vE9r-b34WhkPGXt69DJjPdQ65ONuCsuM9RCjnvCUE1s

Password & User

User: ubuntu

pasw: ubuntu

loginx

Wifi connection

You need 8 GB SD CARD (trusted brand) and 7zip to unzip the file and use Win32diskImager to write it to SD CARD.

Default Image:

  • eth0 enabled
  • HDMI 720p

Wifi is no managed so to enable Wifi, WPA_SUPPLICANT is used to connect Wifi to AP, please edit /etc/network/interfaces and add/change the values to your AP:

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
	wpa-ssid YOUR_SSID
	##psk="PLAIN_TEXT_PASSWORD"
	wpa-psk 63c8ff514dc02ae4944f89424d7b0d94f42ab3245cc413755ab655b8e344a2d9

Regeenrate your wpa encrypted password and change 63c8ff514dc02ae4944f89424d7b0d94f42ab3245cc413755ab655b8e344a2d9 accordingly.

or

create a file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf with the content:

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa-supplicant
ap_scan=1
network={
ssid="YOUR_SSID"
scan_ssid=1
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
psk="YOUR_PLAIN_TEXT_PASSWORD"
}

and change interfaces to:

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
	wpa-ssid YOUR_SSID
	##psk="12345678901234567890"
	#wpa-psk 63c8ff514dc02ae4944f89424d7b0d94f42ab3245cc413755ab655b8e344a2d9
        wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

If you want to build your own Image, you need access to BPI private github with the BPI patches and the fix i have mentioned on Issues along with a working sys_config.fex for the M2P.

Use a heatsink, idle Temp after an hour without passive cooler is 68C ~ 70C when Wifi is in use.