picoFlamingo on Pandaboard


We are still testing the latest picoFlamingo version on the different hardware platforms we have available in preparation for a forthcoming stable release. Yesterday we carried out a fresh Ubuntu 11.10 installation on our Pandaboard to check the detailed set of steps required to make picoFlamingo work on this device.

For the installation of Ubuntu on the Pandaboard you can follow the detailed instructions on Omappedia. I did the installation of the OMAP4 extra package using the command-line. The icon on the left bar didn't worked for me but the apt method was flawless and the icon on the Unity bar disappear after that.

Remember to reboot after this step. It involves a kernel update.

Then the following packages were required for compiling picoFlamingo 0.4.2 for Pandaboard.


sudo apt-get install libx11-dev
sudo apt-get install libfreetype6-dev
sudo apt-get install libjpeg62-dev
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-omap4-extras-graphics-dev

The JPEG library is only needed by the video streamer tool included with the package

After the installation of these development packages just compile picoFlamingo and run it. The list of commands below should work. If you want to permanently install picoFlamingo, just remove the --prefix parameter in configure:


./configure --prefix=/tmp/pf
make
make install
export PATH=/tmp/pf/bin:$PATH
picoFlamingo --dir slides/pf

This will produce an output similar to this

picoFlamingo on Pandaboard Ubuntu 11.10: First ever execution of picoFlamingo in a Pandaboard running Ubuntu 11.10 fro ARM. The Pandaboard is driving a 1080p display and the picoFlamingo window is 720ppicoFlamingo on Pandaboard Ubuntu 11.10: First ever execution of picoFlamingo in a Pandaboard running Ubuntu 11.10 fro ARM. The Pandaboard is driving a 1080p display and the picoFlamingo window is 720p

Actually you will get a 640x480 window by default and the first slide (screenshot shows the second one, aftert typing the command NEXT in the picoFlamingo window).

cheers
The picoFlamingo Team