Release date: 07/01/2021

Variscite is pleased to inform about the new Debian Bullseye v2.0 release for its i.MX8M Mini modules.


Release: dart-mx8mm-debian-bullseye-v2.0


  • Filesystem:
    Debian Bullseye (11.0)
  • Linux kernel:
    Variscite 5.4-2.1.x-imx_var01 branch (based on FSL community branch 5.4-2.1.x-imx, which is based on NXP’s Linux 5.4.24_2.1.0 release and the Linux mainline kernel 5.4.85).
  • U-Boot:
    Variscite imx_v2020.04_5.4.24_2.1.0_var02 branch (based on NXP branch imx_v2020.04_5.4.24_2.1.0, which is based on U-Boot v2020.04).

Noteworthy updates:

Release 2.0

Linux kernel updates:

  • Upgraded to kernel version 5.4.85
  • Added support for DART-MX8M-MINI on DT8MCustomBoard V2.0
  • Added support for VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI revision 1.3
  • Note: older VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI revisions need DT adjustments for correct CAN operation – See: VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI/NANO rev. 1.0/1.1/1.2 CAN bus support

U-Boot updates:

  • Upgraded to the imx_v2020.04_5.4.24_2.1.0_var02 branch
    Debian build updates:
  • Fix package dependencies and clean up
  • Clean-up /tmp in the rootfs after building the Linux kernel headers package
  • Refactored Debian package installation to three groups: base, graphics & gstreamer-multimedia
  • Updated imx-firmware version to 8.8
  • Updated Wi-Fi and BT firmware to Laird release
  • imx-atf: Build atf bl31.bin from source code, from the imx_5.4.24_2.1.0_var01 branch
  • imx-mkimage: Update patch to align to Yocto Dunfell

External Information
Release notes
Developers info: DART-MX8M-MINI, VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI