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Problems building i.MX6 image for LinuxFB with Dizzy BSP

Question asked by Nathan Jozwiak on Apr 15, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2015 by Daiane Angolini

Hi all,


I'm trying to get a working setup going for my i.MX6 reference board (Nitrogen6x). I have the latest BSP (dizzy) and I had no problems building and running the fsl-image-multimedia-full image from sources/meta-fsl-demos/recipes-fsl/images. I was even able to validate both gstreamer-0.10 and gstreamer1.0 that were built into the rootfs using the following commands:


# gst-launch-0.10 mfw_v4lsrc ! mfw_v4lsink

# gst-launch-1.0 imxv4l2src ! imxg2dvideosink


The trouble came when I tried to create my own image. In my target environment I will be running Qt 5.4.0 and displaying directly to the LinuxFB. So I have no need for any window environments. I copied the fsl-image-multimedia recipe and created my own, but used DISTRO_FEATURES_remove to remove X11, Wayland, and DirectFB from the image. I did a build and everything seemed to go fine. I was even able to validate GStreamer was working in that image too. So I used the rootfs that was created to cross-build Qt. The build failed with undefined references to several functions in QEglFSimx6Hooks: fbCreateWindow, fbGetDisplayByIndex, etc.


This told me the GPU libraries were off. I did a little investigating and found that the GPU libraries built into the rootfs of my new image still appear to be the X11 versions. I can tell this by doing a byte size comparison on the one in the rootfs to the one in the build directory:


Here is the build directory:

user@ubuntu:../buildtmp/work/cortexa9hf-vfp-neon-mx6qdl-poky-linux-gnueabi/gpu-viv-bin-mx6q/1_3.10.17-1.0.2-hfp-r0/gpu-viv-bin-mx6q-3.10.17-1.0.2-hfp/usr/lib$ ll


-rwxr-xr-x 1 njozwiak njozwiak   619328 Aug 31  2014*

-rwxr-xr-x 1 njozwiak njozwiak   381674 Aug 31  2014*

lrwxrwxrwx 1 njozwiak njozwiak       12 Aug 31  2014 ->*

lrwxrwxrwx 1 njozwiak njozwiak       12 Aug 31  2014 ->*

lrwxrwxrwx 1 njozwiak njozwiak       12 Aug 31  2014 ->*

-rwxr-xr-x 1 njozwiak njozwiak   394640 Aug 31  2014*

-rwxr-xr-x 1 njozwiak njozwiak   360435 Aug 31  2014*



Here is the contents of the rootfs

user@ubuntu:../build/tmp/deploy/images/nitrogen6x$ tar jtvf my-build-nitrogen6x-20150410213651.rootfs.tar.bz2 | grep libEGL

lrwxrwxrwx root/root             0 2015-04-10 19:09 ./usr/lib/ ->

-rw-r--r-- root/root        360435 2015-04-10 18:32 ./usr/lib/

lrwxrwxrwx root/root             0 2015-04-10 19:09 ./usr/lib/ ->


The links are pointing to the LinuxFB versions of the libraries, but it was the libEGL-x11 library that was installed in the rootfs. I also noted the build date on gpu-viv-bin-mx6q libraries as August 31st. That seems fishy to me as it means the libraries were pre-packaged with the BSP and not built.


Here is my custom recipe. How do I build an image for LinuxFB and get the GPU drivers to install properly?


DISTRO_FEATURES_remove = "x11 wayland directfb"


IMAGE_FEATURES += "dev-pkgs splash ssh-server-openssh"




inherit core-image



    packagegroup-fsl-gstreamer \

    packagegroup-fsl-tools-gpu \

    packagegroup-fslc-gstreamer1.0 \

    packagegroup-fsl-gstreamer-full \

    packagegroup-fslc-gstreamer1.0-full \