Building L27.IS.2.M1 for PandaBoard, with USB camera support

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Introduction

These instructions complement the official release notes, but with a set of patches needed to get it running on PandaBoard, with a Logitech USB webcam.

Tested Environment

Steps

Prerequisites

First, download this file:

File:PandaUSBCam for27.IS.2.M1 v2.tar.gz

Next, take as a base these release notes:

http://omappedia.org/wiki/L27.IS.2.M1_OMAP4_Icecream_Sandwich_Release_Notes

L27.IS.2.M1 Release note changes

Downloading Release Software

Android Filesystem Sources

After the repo sync step, do the following steps:

cd ${MYDROID}/hardware/ti/omap4xxx
git am -3 <path-to-extracted-gzip-folder>/patches/mydroid/hardware/ti/omap4xxx/*.patch

Which should apply the following patches:

0001-CameraHAL-V4LCameraAdapter-Enables-USB-camera-basic-.patch
0002-CameraHAL-V4LCameraAdapter-co-exists-with-OMXCameraA.patch
0003-CameraHAL-V4LCameraAdapter-adding-capabilities.patch
0004-camera-SensorListener-Protect-from-NULL-pointer-dere.patch
0005-camera-V4LCameraAdapter-Remove-unneeded-ErrorUtils.h.patch
0006-HACK-camera-Just-enable-USB-camera-usecase.patch

Now, go to:

cd ${MYDROID}/device/ti/panda

Checkout this commit:

git checkout 83c631f431d69becbb9458d1d9a10e4fe8381415

And apply respective patches:

git am -3 <path-to-extracted-gzip-folder>/patches/mydroid/device/ti/panda/*.patch

Which should apply the following patches:

0001-Enable-Multimedia-features.patch
0002-Add-Camera-app-and-USB-camera-support-for-panda.patch
0003-Fix-bad-PRODUCT_PACKAGES.patch
0004-Try-to-match-.mk-files-to-Blaze-Tablet.patch
0005-Sync-file-permissions-like-tablet-does.patch

Finally, go to:

cd ${MYDROID}/device/ti/proprietary-open

And apply respective patches:

git am -3 <path-to-extracted-gzip-folder>/patches/mydroid/device/ti/proprietary-open/*.patch

Which should only apply the following patch:

0001-Ducati-binary-fw-for-Panda.patch

And finally, execute this, to reuse blaze tablet ducati image for now:

cd ${MYDROID}/device/ti/proprietary-open/omap4
tar zxf ducati_blaze_tablet.tgz -C /tmp/
mv /tmp/ducati_blaze_tablet ducati_full_panda
tar zcf ducati_full_panda.tgz ducati_full_panda/

Kernel & Driver Sources

Apply these patches on top of the release's kernel base commit-id.

git checkout 6925ea33846858fb0bcd427912a9508b79c0bac3
git am -3 <path-to-extracted-gzip-folder>/patches/kernel/*.patch

Which should apply cleanly these 2 patches:

0001-panda_defconfig-Build-WLAN-as-module.patch
0002-panda_defconfig-Enable-V4L2-and-USB-UVC-camera.patch

Build Instructions

Building U-BOOT

Don't build it. Use the prebuilt binary included in the repo:

device/ti/panda/bootloader.bin

Which get's flashed through fastboot in a step below.

Building X-LOADER

Don't build it. Use the prebuilt binary included in the repo:

device/ti/panda/xloader.bin

Which get's flashed through fastboot in a step below.

Building Kernel

Use:

make ARCH=arm panda_defconfig

And after building the kernel, do:

cp arch/arm/boot/zImage ${MYDROID}/device/ti/panda/kernel

so it gets used in the .img generation.

Building Android Filesystem (AFS) with TI Codecs enabled

Use:

lunch full_panda-eng

And build with:

# For host with 4 CPUs:
make CC=gcc-4.4 CXX=g++-4.4 -j4

Preparing target

Follow file "${MYDROID}/device/ti/panda/README", to prepare your board.

Feel free to share corrections/suggestions about this procedure, so it can be improved.

Known Issues

WiFi

Needs someone expert in the matter to look at it. Anyone?

USB camera

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