We are very pleased to announce the release of JetPack 6.0 Developer Preview (DP). JetPack 6 comes with an updated LTS Kernel 5.15 and Ubuntu 22.04 based root file system. JetPack 6 also brings in new capabilities not possible before on the NVIDIA Jetson platform for edge AI and robotics, including:
Flexibility to Bring Your Own Kernel: Our commitment to upstreaming Jetson changes to upstream Linux Kernel has now made it possible to bring the latest Linux Kernel on Jetson. We have provided a recipe to bring your own Kernel in our Jetson Linux Documentation. Stay tuned for further enhancements to the recipe that will make it even simpler to use moving forward.
Greater Choices of Linux Based Distros: Our upstreaming effort has also now enabled other Linux-based distributions to offer their operating systems on Jetson. Though Jetson Linux is the out-of-the-box Ubuntu-based distro packaged in JetPack, a number of Linux-based distributions are available from our partners. Please check the JetPack 6 Developer Preview page for details.
Upgradable Compute Stack: We are targeting new capabilities that will provide the flexibility to upgrade the AI compute stack and bring the latest versions without upgrading the Jetson Linux BSP. Planned for release in March 2024, this will allow AI developers to upgrade to the latest compute stack without needing to upgrade the whole JetPack. Along with the above novel features, JetPack 6 Developer Preview also packages NVIDIA Cuda 12.2,TensorRT 8.6,2, cuDNN 8.9.4 and VPI 3.0.
Please Note that OTA features are not supported in this release. Please do not try to apt upgrade to JetPack 6 Developer Preview release
Please note that the JetPack 6.0 DP is a developer preview release and not intended for production. It is ready for starting your development on Jetson Orin with JetPack 6 software stack. This release does not include any security features or OTA features. The production quality release of JetPack 6.0 is targeted for March 2024 and will include security and OTA features along with production quality stack. Please carefully read the release notes of JetPack 6.0 Developer Preview for known issues and other details.
JetPack 6 Components:
Jetson Linux 36.2
Nsight Systems 2023.4
Nsight Graphics 2023.3
JetPack 6 Resources:
JetPack 6.0 Release Notes and Documentation (coming soon)
Build errors with the latest Linux kernels are common and we are continuously working to fix these errors. However, there will always be a lag between new Linux kernels being released and the updates to the NVIDIA drivers being rolled out. The good news is that we have been working to fix the errors you encountered with v6.6 (and later kernels) and the latest drivers are now available on public git repositories. I have responded to the above thread with more details.
Thanks for the release! I’ve got Jetpack 6 working on my Jetson Orin Nano, but when I go to run one of the Docker examples, it doesn’t seem as though the docker daemon is running. Is this expected? Is there a recommended way to install Docker with GPU acceleration on Jetpack 6 yet?
@burningion the SD card image should already come with Docker installed and pre-configured with the nvidia runtime. Or if you flashed with SDK Manager, then SDK Manager will install it during the post-install steps after it installs CUDA Toolkit, cuDNN, ect.
If you run sudo docker info, do you see nvidia listed under the runtimes? Which container are you trying to run?
Hey Dusty, I think I found it, I think by default (?) the docker socket might require root perms, and the default user created doesn’t have perms. A simple sudo fixes it, thanks for the quick :rubber_duck:!
I would like to install Jetpack 6 on my AGX Orin, but I cannot get it into recovery mode. I hold the recovery (middle) button while I press and release the reset (right) button. The screen goes blanck for a cuuple of minutes, and then shows a normal boot screen. I connected with a PC with Ubuntu, but lsusb fails to detect the AGX Orin.
Is there something else I should be doing? Do I need to connect a jumper or anything like that? Is there supposed to be s screnn display showing that it is in recovery mode?