BPI-M2 new image:Ubuntu XFCE 14.04 for BPI-M2 HDMI 1080P video HW decode(20151230)

Ubuntu XFCE 14.04 for BPI-M2 HDMI 1080P video HW decode(20151230)

  1. BPI-M2 kernel 3.3
  2. username & password: pi/bananapi , root/bananapi , bananapi/bananapi
  3. support HDMI 1080P & 720P (default 720P)
  4. support GMAC
  5. support WIFI
  6. support bpi-bootsel cmd to switch mode
  7. support xrdp
  8. support arduino IDE
  9. support scratch / S4A / S4A(motoduino)
  10. support fbturbo with g2d_33
  11. support 1080P HW video decode with vlc.

Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_YnvHgh2rwjb283MFV3T21ndkE/view?usp=sharing

Baidu Cloud: http://pan.baidu.com/s/1pKyWfCR

MD5: f19ef6fef78e1868f3b1b698e84c57d7

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OK, the image basically works. I could say, it is the best linux image you released so far… Even though the 3.3 kernel is extremely old, and the image is very heavy.

Some questions:

  1. How can I change the resolution?
  2. Where are the text mode consoles? (Seems to be a graphics problem.)
  3. I want to see the log at boot time instead of a black screen. What should I change to have that?


To question 1, the answer seems to be ‘bpi-bootsel’. But what if I don’t want to use 720p or 1080p resolution, but, let’s say, the traditional 1024x768!? How to achieve that?

I just realized that on each reboot the BPi-M2 gets a new MAC address. This is very annoying and makes network integration of the board unnecessarily hard. Can you change that?

It seems I will have to resolve all my problems on my own … as for the random MAC address, I’ve found this: http://linux-sunxi.org/Ethernet

How to get working on bpi LCD module?

Why don’t you answer your customer’s questions?

You opened in the meantime another thread announcing another OS image. Are there any upgrade possibilities?

Are we forced to loose all our settings/data and need to reflash OS images once the many flaws have been fixed?

Do you even plan to provide support to older OS images or do you start with new ones?

I’ve seen you released so many different images and in every thread people almost immeditately start to complain that they’re broken. Why don’t you focus on a specific OS image so that we get at least one single Linux image we can work with?


I totally agree.

The a31s was made for android and they can’t even get that working right! I bought the banana pi m2 on pre order because I’d heard how awesome the original banana pi was and the banana pro and m2 had both just been announced and I picked the m2 for the extra usb ports and quad core over the dual core pro (m1+ here) but have since bought a banana pro also and am finishing my project with it cause at least LeMaker(and the community) has made it work I can do what I had wanted to do with the M2…