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Module 1: From the box to the shell


Attention: the Quickstart Guide for BSP 2.8, based on the Ångström distribution, is not being updated anymore. Depending on your SoM, you have different options:

Vybrid and Tegra: the information is provided as-is and still accurate, since newer Toradex BSPs are not ported to those SoMs. Just keep in mind that the Guides are not being maintained anymore, even if we find bugs or outdated instructions.

Apalis TK1 (all variants), Colibri iMX6ULL (all variants), Colibri iMX7S 256MB and Colibri iMX7D 512MB: these computer on modules are still regularly maintained in our BSPs and, to get started, you must check the software page Toradex BSP Layers and Reference Images for Yocto Project. Since Torizon is not supported, at the moment a Quickstart Guide is not available.

All other i.MX-based SoMs: you have two options to get started with embedded Linux: the first is to follow the Quickstart Guide for Torizon, which provides the greatest out-of-the-box experience, or if you choose to use Yocto, check the software page Toradex BSP Layers and Reference Images for Yocto Project.


In this first module, you will go through the process of unboxing your computer on module and carrier board, and assembling the required hardware to have video output, ethernet connection, access to the debug port through the debug UART interface and also install the operating system.

Note: In this training modules a host computer running the regular 64-bit installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is used. It is highly recommend that you use the same setup, since possible issues with Virtual Machines or other Operating Systems are not discussed.

Warning: Follow precautions for handling electrostatic sensitive devices (ESD)


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