Jetson TK1 again… (part1)

Note: post to be updated.

I’ve to use it again and since Nvidia released the super expensive TX1, is not easy to find info for the now old TK1.

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The software for ubuntu is downloaded from:

And Nvidia has detailled instructions for ubuntu here:

They’ve packaged everything together and the TK1 has to be selected when  installing or stuff for the TX1 will be installed. Clearly the TK1’s software is behind the TX1. The latest one was from July 2015, r21.4

How to enable the wireless card:

Common mistakes:

I was testing it under virtualbox but it couldn’t flash the image because virtualbox couldn’t see the board.

Install the virtualbox extension pack and then

sudo usermod -G vboxusers -a $USER

then restart user session and make sure to add the new device when told so because  when the Jetson is in recovery mode it changes it’s ID.

iker@rosvm:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0955:7140 NVidia Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04e8:6860 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd GT-I9100 Phone [Galaxy S II], GT-I9300 Phone [Galaxy S III], GT-P7500 [Galaxy Tab 10.1]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Just after installing it this has to be done to avoid newer unsuported versions of nvidia drivers.

sudo apt-mark hold xserver-xorg-core

Their bug feedback form is here:

it shouldn't be used before trying many things before.

problems with host armhf

I could not do an apt-get update without errors so I deleted all armhf packages because the nvidia installator did something wrong.

root@x230:/etc/apt$ cat /etc/lsb-release 

root@x230:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Err trusty-updates/main armhf Packages     
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

root@x230:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get remove --purge `dpkg --get-selections | grep i386 | awk '{print $1}'`

# dpkg --print-foreign-architectures

root@x230:/etc/apt# dpkg --remove-architecture armhf


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