Release date: 03/31/2021

Variscite is pleased to inform about the new Debian Bullseye v2.0 release for the VAR-SOM-MX8M-NANO System on Module.


Release: var-som-mx8mn-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 since release v1.0:

Release 2.0

  • Debian Bullseye release with Linux kernel 5.4.85 – All relevant VAR-SOM-MX8M-NANO packages were updated to match Yocto Dunfell

Linux kernel updates:

U-Boot updates:

  • Upgraded to the imx_v2020.04_5.4.24_2.1.0_var02 branch

Debian Build updates:

  • 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
  • imx-atf: Build atf bl31.bin from source code from imx_5.4.24_2.1.0_var01 branch
  • imx-mkimage: Update patch to align to Yocto Dunfell

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