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Occidentalis v0.2 – Adafruit’s Raspberry Pi Edu Linux distro

Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:02 pm


Today we updated Occidentalis v0.2 – Adafruit’s Raspberry Pi Educational Linux Distro. This is our second distro, Occidentalis v0.2. Rubus occidentalis is the black raspberry. It is derived from Raspbian Wheezy August 16 ... s-v0-dot-2

We have made a few key changes to make it more hardware-hacker friendly!

Version 0.2 updates (new!)
  • Truncated image – only 2.6G now to fit on any 4G card
  • raspi-config notice retained on boot
  • Removed persistant wlan0 entry
  • Password-change reminder on login
  • Added RTC and lm-sensors kernel module
  • Included kernel modules for: DS1307, AD626 I2C digipots, HMC6352, BMP085, ADS1015
  • New! Adafruit’s PWM/Servo kernel module for easy PWM/Servo control on GPIO#18
Version 0.1 updates (still included)
  • Updated to Hexxeh firmware
  • I2C and hardware SPI support
  • I2C/SPI modules initialized on boot
  • sshd on boot
  • ssh keygen on first boot
  • runs avahi daemon (Bonjour client) and is called raspberrypi.local
  • Realtek RTL8188CUS wifi support
  • One wire support on GPIO #4 when loaded
Please keep in mind, we are not full time linux distro maintainers – we will try to fix any bugs we find but this distro is not (yet) for beginners or people who are new to linux! NOTE: Be sure to check the MD5/SHA checksum before uncompressing/burning to your SD – it’s a big file and you can have Pi instability if a few bits are wrong! ... s-v0-dot-2


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