RaspberryPi 3 desktop image running Debian Buster 10.2

Hi !

The Capitole Du Libre 2019 happened two weekend ago on 16th-17th November. I have helped the DebianFrance team on the Debian booth. It was a super event with a lot of cool and interesting people !
We promoted the Debian project and I have also presented a demo of a Raspberry PI 3 running a fresh debian 10.2 with a mainline linux kernel (for instance 4.19.x) with V3D or llvmpipe.  The different persons I met were very interested by the availability of the image, so I have decided to write a debos recipe from scratch for ARM64-based RaspberryPI.

This is a desktop oriented image. It will start an lxde session automatically with the "pi" user. The root accound is locked but you can use sudo with the "pi" user.

You can find the recipe here . You can build an image ready to flash with the following commands:

$ git clone https://salsa.debian.org/raspi-team/image-specs.git
$ cd image-specs/debos
$ debos raspberrypi-desktop_arm64.yaml

It should produce an image raspberrypi-desktop_buster_arm64.img.gz. Then, supposing that the device associated with your sdcard is /dev/mmcblk0 , you can then flash this image by typing:

$ zcat raspberrypi-desktop_buster_arm64.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=4M status=progress
$ sync

The VC4 graphical stack being still unstable in some cases, it is recommended to use llvmpipe for now (I have to investigate, I don't know yet if this is a bug in the DRI driver in mesa or a bug in the drm/kms driver).

A recipe for running bullseye should come quickly :)

Enjoy !


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