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Release Note of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (v1.4)


Release Date 2015-03-20
Release Type Update

New updates

Kernel Updates

  • Merged all 3.10 LTS patches up to 3.10.72
  • Integrated Wifi Drivers from 3.18 (Kernel Backports) (Fixes Wifi Module #4 compatibility issue)
  • Fixed kernel permissions on files required by Kodi
  • Backported usb-serial-simple from upstream
  • Enable iSCSI support
  • A few DVB adapters that was disabled are now enabled
  • eCryptFS support
  • Enabled snd-aloop
  • Updated Mali GPU Kernel Drivers to r5p0
  • Changed our IR Control driver to use LIRC instead of AMLogic drivers. Refer to this link for how to use a custom remote.
  • USB Gadget Support

Userspace Update

  • Updated all packages as 201503XX (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS)
  • All utilities/tools related to ODROID can now be upgraded using “apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade” that includes kernel. ODROID Utility shouldn't be used for kernel updates anymore.
  • Mali userspace binaries are updated to r5p0 from r4p0 / Full screen mode support.
  • Properly created udev rules for amlogic devices
  • HDMI Passthrough is now disabled by default. Can be enabled on ODROID Utility (You must enable Passthrough and Disable pulseaudio)
  • Kodi updated to 15.0 Isengard RC
  • HDMI Hotplug Detection can be controlled on boot.ini
  • CEC for modified boards can be enabled on boot.ini

GPU acceleration on the Chromium Web browser

This release supports the OpenGL ES accelerated Chromium Browser. To use the acceleration, follow this instruction.

  1. Run Chromium
  2. Enter about:flags as URL.
  3. Disable Override software rendering list (1st one).
  4. Close the browser.
  5. Run the chromium with the EGL parameter
  6. Enter about:gpu as URL to double check the GPU acceleration configuration.
chromium-browser --use-gl=egl

You can see much smoother HTML rendering. Try this link to test the Webgl on the ODROID. Webgl demo

Known issues

  • EXT2/4 file system can not be accessible on U-boot.
  • FAT16/32 can be supported on U-boot.
  • Tons of issues unsubscribed. :-x

Upgrade from 1.3 to 1.4

  • Step 1:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo rm -fr /etc/udev/rules.d/*odroid*
  • Step 2: Open ODROID Utility and use the following options:
  • 1. 4 Kernel Update → Update udev rules
  • 2. 10 Pulse audio control → Enable
  • 3. 8 Install LIRC
  • 4. 9 HDMI Passthrough → Disable

The default boot.ini in V1.4

How to checkout

The current version only provide Linux kernel and U-boot source code. Here are the instructions to checkout the source code and build. For more detail information, please visit U-boot and Kernel.

This guide is only for the NATIVE BUILD.


$ git clone https://github.com/hardkernel/u-boot.git -b odroidc-v2011.03
$ cd u-boot
$ make odroidc_config
$ make

Linux Kernel

$ git clone https://github.com/hardkernel/linux -b odroidc-3.10.y
$ cd linux
$ make odroidc_defconfig
$ make uImage modules
$ make dtbs
$ sudo make modules_install
$ sudo cp arch/arm/boot/uImage /media/boot
$ sudo cp arch/arm/boot/dts/meson8b_odroidc.dtb /media/boot
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