Release date: 12/17/2021

Variscite is pleased to inform about the Boot2Qt Dunfell v1.1 release for its i.MX 8QuadMax system on modules.


Release: b2qt-dunfell-var-som-mx8-v1.1


  • Filesystem:
    Boot2Qt Dunfell (Qt 6.0.4)
  • 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 5.4.142).
  • 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 1.0:

Release 1.1


  • imx8qm-var-som: Introduce support for the i.MX8QP SoC
  • imx8qm-var-som: Provide som_wifi kernel argument
  • imx8: ahab: Only compile ahab.c for u-boot
  • imx8 soms: Add USE_EMMC_BOOT_PART config to use user partition for fastboot


  • Update kernel from version 5.4.85 to 5.4.142
  • imx8qm-var-som: Introduce support for the i.MX8QP SoC
  • imx8_var_defconfig: add full docker support
  • imx8qm-var-som: enable internal pullups for i2c0, i2c1, i2c3, i2c4
  • Revert “MLK-14801 input: touch: ads7846: fix the pressure_max setting”
  • sn65dsi83: Add device tree property to swap LVDS Channel A/B
  • imx8qm-var-spear: Adjust usb hsic pad settings
  • ARM: configs: Variscite: Enable USB_HSIC_USB3053
  • ARM: configs: Variscite: disable EVBUG module
  • ARM64: dts: imx8: Variscite: add WM8904 DRC support for all SoMs
  • ASoC: wm8904: extend device tree support


  • Update Qt from version 6.0.3 to 6.0.4
  • manifest: meta-variscite-fslc: Update to latest
  • b2qt-embedded-qt6-image: Add libgpiod and libgpiod-tools
  • b2qt-embedded-qt5-image: allow disabling virtual terminals
  • Variscite: mask linux-firmware bbappend in meta-boot2qt-distro
  • Merge branch ‘6.0’ into dunfell-var01

External Information
Release notes
Developers info: VAR-SOM-MX8SPEAR-MX8