Friday, October 16, 2009

Gnome Demo

In order to make gnome demo work on beagle board,
1) download the required files from /option,com_phocadownload/Itemid,60/id,1/view,category/
2)Prepare a bootable SD card. Instructions for making a bootable SD card:

In order to run this demo on Beagle Board:
1)Insert the mmc card in the beagleboard.
2)Connect LCD monitor using a DVI-D cable.
3)Connect the beagle board to a pc using a serial cable, and use minicom to talk to the board.
4)Start Minicom
5)Power on the Beagle Board.
6)Stop the autoboot by pressing any key.
7)Set the environment:
setenv bootargs 'console=ttyS2,115200n8 console=tty0 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootwait rootfstype=ext3 omapfb.vram=1:4M,2:4M omapfb.mode=dvi:1024x768-16@60'
For Pico Projector: setenv bootargs 'console=ttyS2,115200n8 console=tty0 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootwait rootfstype=ext3 omapfb.vram=1:4M,2;4M omapfb.mode=dvi:640x480MR-16@60'
setenv bootcmd 'mmcinit; fatload mmc 0 0x80300000 uImage; bootm 0x80300000'


This Image includes:
1)Gnome root file system
2)Basic system preferences and configuration applets
3)Web browser, email, and chat applications
4)Word processor, spreadsheet, graphics, photo, and PDF viewing applications
5)Media player with DVD playback
6)Gnome games
7)Calculator applet
8)Disk usage analyzer and log file viewing tools
9)Command line package manager (opkg)


Steve said...

I don't advise using step 7!

It would be best to just follow the instructions at:

If you need to change the display resolution, (say for a Pico projector), use the process at:

Hersh A. said...

1024x768 gives the best resolution on Gnome