How To and Other References

Bring Up WiFi On a Yocto Project Image

Yocto Project images use systemd for startup management instead of Sys-V init. One implication of this change is that interfaces configured in /etc/network/interfaces are not always automatically brought up on boot. As a result, bringing up a WiFi interface on boot in systemd-based images cannot be done in the interfaces file.

These instructions will walk you through enabling WiFi from a terminal on a Yocto Project image.

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Create a Bootable MicroSD Card

After you have downloaded an image for your hardware, you are ready to create a bootable microSD card for your system.

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Overo GPIO

The Overo kernels support the sysfs gpio implementation for accessing GPIO from userspace.

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System Reference Manuals

Snapshots and System Reference Manuals for Gumstix COMs and SBCs.

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Linaro

The Linaro project is backed by Canonical (the people behind Ubuntu) among others which means this is a great place to start if you want to run Ubuntu on your Overo COM.

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Update to Latest, Stable Images

Follow the instructions in the Pre-Built Images section here to update your Gumstix COM with the latest software and the most recently tested, stable images.

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Robot Operating System

A full tutorial on what it takes to get ROS running on the Gumstix and iRobot Create.

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Setting up a Serial Connection

This article explains how to establish a serial connection between your development computer and your Gumstix COM.

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