I'm absolutely new to Linux, especially Linux on embedded systems, so please forgive me if some of my questions seems to be stupid...
I bought an i.MX53 START board + MCIMX-LVDS1 display and I'm using the VM provided by Freescale including the BSP L2.6.35_11.01.00.
My goal is to develop a Qt application that is running on this board.
I could already compile a new u-boot version from source, the kernel (based on the description at http://www.elinux.org/Freescale_IMX53QSB) and could successfully set up ATFTP and NFS to boot via network.
The problem with the compiled kernel is that there is no graphic shown. The u-boot variables are correctly set, that has been prooven using the precompiled kernel delivered by Freescale. So I believe the problem is the configuration of the kernel.
Which steps must be executed to build a kernel from source without ltib, that is supporting the complete hardware features of the i.MX53 START?
How to enable LVDS?
The L2.6.35_11.01.00_ER_source.tar.gz includes lots of packages for the root file system? Are they required to support the LVDS display?
I would prefer to build the kernel and the root file system separately without using ltib. But this seems to require lots of patching of different packages.
If I use ltib... how to add additional packages?