Apt-get upgrade fails in Xavier-Nx

When performed apt-get upgrade on BSP: 32.4.2 for 32.4.2,

Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Additional info nvidia-l4t-xusb-firmware

Setting up nvidia-l4t-xusb-firmware (32.4.3-20200625213407) ...
Starting xusb firmware post-install procedure.
ERROR. Procedure for xusb firmware update FAILED.
Cannot install package. Exiting...
dpkg: error processing package nvidia-l4t-xusb-firmware (--configure):
 installed nvidia-l4t-xusb-firmware package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Setting up kmod (24-1ubuntu3.4) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf ...
Setting up libisccc160:arm64 (1:9.11.3+dfsg-1ubuntu1.12) ...
Setting up libnm-util2:arm64 (1.10.6-2ubuntu1.4) ...
Setting up gir1.2-ibus-1.0:arm64 (1.5.17-3ubuntu5.3) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of nvidia-l4t-initrd:
 nvidia-l4t-initrd depends on nvidia-l4t-xusb-firmware (= 32.4.3-20200625213407); however:
  Package nvidia-l4t-xusb-firmware is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package nvidia-l4t-initrd (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Setting up docker.io (19.03.6-0ubuntu1~18.04.1) ...No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.

docker.service is a disabled or a static unit, not starting it.
Job for docker.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
See "systemctl status docker.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
invoke-rc.d: initscript docker, action "start" failed.
● docker.service - Docker Application Container Engine
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/docker.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: activating (auto-restart) (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2020-08-04 10:43:48 EDT; 25ms ago
     Docs: https://docs.docker.com
  Process: 23323 ExecStart=/usr/bin/dockerd -H fd:// --containerd=/run/containerd/containerd.sock (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 23323 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Aug 04 10:43:48 nvidia-desktop systemd[1]: Failed to start Docker Application Container Engine.

For nvidia-l4t-bootloader

Setting up nvidia-l4t-bootloader (32.4.3-20200709231533) ...
ERROR. Unsupported board ID: .
Cannot install bootloader package. Exiting...
dpkg: error processing package nvidia-l4t-bootloader (--configure):
 installed nvidia-l4t-bootloader package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1

Any recommendations would be of great help.



ERROR. Unsupported board ID:

Because I see this error in your log, need to know how do you set up the device.
Is this a custom carrier board or nvidia devkit?

Custom carrier board.


I think you should tell us more about your setup.

You should tell us how did you flash your board and if you customized any thing.


  • Board set up: xavier nx + custom carrier board.All standard interfaces.
  • Rootfs is in SD Card.
  • Flash procedure: ./flash.sh < board conf file > external
  • board conf file - This is similar to jetson-xavier-nx-devkit.conf, but defined for custom board.

Did some further analysis on this.
TNSPEC value in /etc/nv_boot_control.conf seems not coming correct. Probably, due to this, parsing of post installation script in nvidia-l4t-bootloader fails.

But, I do not know why TNSPEC gets incorrect.
TNSPEC ---- 1-2-<board conf file>-external

what source of the imagge did you use for flashing with flash.sh?
did you use default stock kernel? or an image provided by a custom vendor?

It is not stock kernel. It is the image prepared after modifying few drivers and device tree files to support the custom board.

  • board conf file - This is similar to jetson-xavier-nx-devkit.conf, but defined for custom board.

This step may cause the apt failure. Please use official config name but put your customized stuff inside it.

Hi @WayneWWW,
I tried this with the default board name, but after an apt upgrade all my bootloader changes are getting over written and my board interfaces are not working.
What can be the issue?

I think you are talking about different issue. Please file a new topic for this.