Pandaboard Kernel 3.0.2

17 Aug

Edit: There is a newer version available HERE!

In the development of my project i also need to get a fast and working kernel for the pandaboard. As I searched the web, there were several old and new infos about how – but I couldn’t find a defconfig for it. My first goal after unpacking was simply: Get it working instantly!!111

At this point, a advice would be to visit the HowTo List at elinux, where the newest (and also old) kernels and their How To’s are listed. The list is pretty decent at that point and includes a lot of patches which are still not merged into mainline kernel!

I’m currently working with 3.0.2, the latest final build available atm. For a start, I will post the default config I use atm. But beware – I’m far from testing all functions and drivers, i just checked the parts I thought would be useful. Download it to your kernel dir and rename it to .config

Download kernel config

Download kernel uImage precompiled

Download U-Boot 2011-06 precompiled

Download X-Loader 1.51 precompiled

Checked working:

  • LAN Network
  • serial console
  • USB Displaylink
  • Webcams

Last update: 29/8/2011

Next step is getting 3.0.4 and then, when available, 3.1 to work.

I will keep that file up to date as far as possible and as far as my projects develops…

Thanks to the guys over at for linking!