There have been several topics in the Intel Makers community asking for additional drivers or enabling support for specific features/hardware in the Linux kernel for Galileo’s Linux image. Thanks to Yocto framework, that is rather simple and I’m going to describe the process in this post, using USB Wi-Fi dongle as an example. Continue reading
You probably know already that the official Galileo SD card Linux image doesn’t contain development tools and you need to use cross-compilation or Yocto build process to have stuff compiled for Galileo (Arduino IDE is yet another way to make Galileo do what you want). Here’s a way to install the tools directly into the SD card Linux image. Continue reading
Update 13-Jul-2014: Corrected part about Serial2, as it’s now supported by Intel’s Arduino IDE. Galileo, being a Linux-based computer, uses standard Linux names and drivers for hardware and virtual serial devices that are available on the board. There are two UARTs in the Quark SoC itself + there’s a virtual device created by cdc-acm driver for communications with the IDE. … Continue reading
Looks like recently something got wrong either in the AlterVista web server or CloudFlare caching/CDN layers and now Packages.gz file (containing repo index and used by opkg) returned by the web server to clients like opkg and wget is actually unpacked on the fly.
So if your opkg fails with “unzip: Invalid gzip magic” error, check out this post for a solution. Continue reading
I’ve recently got a Galileo enclosure produced by duinoCases and want to share my experience using it so far for those looking for additional info.
Summary: the case is quite solid and would make a good home for your board. Not without small drawbacks (more on that in the post), but overall my impression is largely positive. Continue reading