For the DuoVero I have used the image provided by Steve Sakoman, which works relatively well (Thanks Steve!) It is just lacking in the driver domain, which is frustrating since I need to use some of the systems that are missing driver support. I have recently installed the Ubuntu Core on it as well, but I have not gotten it to boot properly yet. The uboot image provided by Ubuntu doesn't even remotely work on the DuoVero and the uboot image that is provided with Steve's image works a little better, but fails after loading most of the modules (which I expected). I haven't really attempted to fix that issue yet though. I'm hoping to get it working in the near future, as it comes with a lot of the proprietary TI drivers that I need.

As for the PandaBoard, we are using the Ubuntu image provided, and it works great.


On Feb 6, 2013, at 2:09 AM, James Ang <> wrote:

Hi Will,

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 4:17 AM, William Bryan <> wrote:
Good luck. The hardware itself is great, but the software support is lacking. As it stands, all provided system images lack support for the SGX540 PowerVR, the DSP, the ISS, et cetera.

I am currently using the DuOvero for image acquisition and processing as well. The results are mediocre at best, and I don't believe the kernels available utilize the hardware available to them properly. For instance, compiling and running one program on the DuOvero and the PandaBoard yielded a 10x better performance on the PandaBoard (in terms of frames processed per second -- loaded from a video on identical model microSDs)

So basically, if you are looking for something that requires little work right out of the box, the DuOvero probably isn't what you're looking for.

Just my 2 cents.


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