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Inside ''Architecture configurations'' select the options you desire on ''Video Output'' and ''Video Default Resolution''.
Inside ''Architecture configurations'' select the options you desire on ''Video Output'' and ''Video Default Resolution''.
Finally compile your changes
Finally compile your changes
  <span style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(255, 255, 0);">make</span>
  <span style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(255, 255, 0);">make</span>

Revision as of 09:14, 13 September 2010

This guide includes instructions and tips users should follow to get their DM365 Leopard Board to work with the RR Evaluation SDK. For this guide different commands need to be executed on the host machine and the target. Commands to be run on the Ubuntu host have a yellow background. Commands to be run on the Ubuntu target have an aqua background.


Before compiling the SDK the toolchain needs to be installed on your host computer. Copy the contents of the tarball (the download link should be provided in the mail sent to you containing download instructions) inside /opt.

Notice the tarball contents are inside a folder named opt, DO NOT replace this folder with your local opt directory, just use its contents (arm-linux-gnueabi directory).

Several packages are needed in order to compile the SDK. While compiling you will be prompted to install them using sudo apt-get <packages>.

Configure the features you want to have in your board using:

make config

Compile the SDK:


install the bootloader on the target:

make installbootloader

and install it on the target:

make install

To install the devdir on the target make sure the board is on the bootloader prompt.

SD boot recover

If you brick your board, this can be recovered from an SD card. In order to make a bootable SD card you first need to have a successfully compiled SDK.

  • SD card preparation:

1. Insert the SDcard to the host port

2. Find out the device mounting point (e.g. /dev/sdd1)

3. On your devdir root directory type: make sd_boot_recover device=/dev/sdX, where sdX is your device mounting point.

  • Boot recover

1. Insert the SD card (if you already inserted it, disconnect and connect again).

2. Type make install sd_boot_recover

3. Set switch 2 of DIPSW1 to ON, 1 and 3 to OFF. This is SD card boot mode.

4. Power up the board, it will automatically erase the NAND flash, and burn UBL, u-boot, kernel and filesystem

5. Set all pos of DIPSW1 to OFF for NAND boot mode.

6. Connect serial cable to PC and power cycle the board (it should boot up). Insert the SD card to the board.

Setting up video components

The output and mode used for video playback/capture can be set during the SDK configuration process. The first step is to enter the configuration script:

make config

Inside Architecture configurations select the options you desire on Video Output and Video Default Resolution.

Finally compile your changes


Activation of video capture modules

While configuring the SDK go to Kernel configuration->Device drivers->Multimedia support->Video capture adapters and activate the devices you desire.

Video initialization

When you boot your board the RidgeRun logo will be displayed, in order to display video the following commands must be executed:

fbset -disable

Component output initialization

There's a known bug with the component output initialization. Before you play or capture video using the component output this commands must be executed on the target:

echo "COMPOSITE" > /sys/class/davinci_display/ch0/output
echo "COMPONENT" > /sys/class/davinci_display/ch0/output

CMEM pools modification

Depending on the video displayed, the CMEM pools need to be modified to meet the requirements. This is needed when you execute a pipeline and the following error is displayed:

CMEMK Error: Failed to find a pool which fits <poolsize>  

First you need the start and end addresses of the CMEM pools, these can be obtained executing loadmodules.sh and checking the output: a line like the next one will be printed

Loading CMEM from 0x<startaddr> to 0x<endaddr>

then type:

rmmod cmemk
modprobe cmemk phys_start=<startaddr> phys_end=<endaddr> pools=<somepools>, <mynewpools>

where <mynewpools> must be in format: <numberofpools>x<poolsize> (e.g 2x128). You may also need to resize/delete <somepools>

Output volume modification

To increase/decrease the volume for audio playback (or other audio options) type


and modify as desired.