Release date: 08/08/2021

Variscite is pleased to inform about the new Debian Bullseye v2.1 release for the VAR-SOM-MX8M-NANO System on Module.


Release: var-som-mx8mn-debian-bullseye-v2.1


  • 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 v2.0:

Release 2.1

Linux kernel updates:

  • ARM: configs: Variscite: disable EVBUG module
  • ARM64: dts: imx8: Variscite: add WM8904 DRC support for all SoMs
  • ASoC: wm8904: add DMIC support
  • ASoC: wm8904: extend device tree support

U-Boot updates:

  • imx8 soms: Add USE_EMMC_BOOT_PART config to use user partition for fastboot
  • imx8mn-var-som: Recognize VAR-SOM-MX8M-NANO revisions 1.2 and 1.3

Debian build updates:

  • Support for FreeRTOS – Cortex – M7 compilation
  • Add libgpiod and libgpiod tools
  • Align gstreamer package to latest Yocto Dunfell
  • Update execstack and package dependencies
  • Bug fixes for gstreamer packages
  • Update Debian Packages to latest stable snapshot

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