Ubuntu Mate with Linux-4.9 ROM V170831 [EMMC INSTALLATION]

Here we release an new Ubuntu Mate ROM V170831.
Check Firmware Page to download the ROM.

ROM Infos:

  • ROM version: VIM_Ubuntu-Mate-16.04_Linux-4.9_V170831.7z
  • MD5SUM: f12b71c2928a1cdd74714b4bce946330
  • The ROM is for eMMC installation
  • Account info:
    • User: khadas
    • Password: khadas
  • LED state:
    • Booting: heartbeat
    • Boot up: breathe

Change logs:

  • Linux kernel update to 4.9.40
  • Add docker support
  • Add mali m450 GPU driver for fbdev mode
  • Ubuntu update to 16.04.3
  • Fix some bugs

Upgrade guidance:


1) Using GPIO
GPIO list:

  • PIN33 / GPIOAO6: 6
  • PIN37 / GPIOH5: 32

To use a GPIO, shoud export first, example:

# echo  32 > /sys/class/gpio/export

Output mode:

# echo  out  > /sys/class/gpio/gpio32/direction
# echo  0 > /sys/class/gpio/gpio32/value
# echo  1 > /sys/class/gpio/gpio32/value

Input mode:

# echo  in  > /sys/class/gpio/gpio32/direction
# cat /sys/class/gpio/gpio32/value 

Have fun!


Thank you for the release.
Can you please tell me where I can get the kernel source code for 4.9.40 that you were using?

Hi kkkkk,

We will push the source code to Khadas GitHub this week.


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Can i upgrade without erase ?

Still need to upgrade manually and will erase the all data on previous ROM.

We will build the server to support the ROM upgrade for both VIMs, and next ROM is hope to support the OTA server upgrade.


I will wait for next build :grinning: