Is Jetson preinstalled? Or will we have to flash Linux For Tegra R19?
Jetson TK1 will come preinstalled with Linux for Tegra.
I am interested on a board from hardware perspective. How Linux for Tegra on Jetson TK1 differs from other ARM boards (UDOO, Beaglebone, Cubieboard, RPi) running debian/ubuntu.
I would want to run Jetson TK1 headless. Running Python/C/MySQL.
The Jetson should function similarly to other ARM boards for your applications, but with a faster ARM architecture and the advantage of using CUDA for GPU-assisted computing.
Just to clarify what ctichenor already said. The Linux for Tegra is basically Ubuntu + Tegra drivers.
Is ubuntu-desktop preinstalled?
Linux for Tegra is based on Ubuntu 13.04, and ubuntu-desktop should be preinstalled. If the OS needs to be reinstalled, or ubuntu-desktop is somehow not available, instructions on setting it up are here: http://developer.download.nvidia.com/embedded/L4T/r19_Release_v1.0/l4t_quick_start_guide.txt
Too bad. It is always a pain to purge it completely :)
Dear Mr. theoski
Would you share me how to purge entire big head from Jetson TK1?
I need "headless Jetson TK1’ for my project,
but after I flashed my board, “ubuntu-desktop” is already installed.
and I couldn’t purge it completely.
Any information you can provide me would be greatly appreciated.
Run the following commands:
sudo sh -c 'echo manual >> /etc/init/lightdm.override' sudo sh -c 'echo manual >> /etc/init/bluetooth.override' sudo sh -c 'echo manual >> /etc/init/cups.override' sudo sh -c 'echo manual >> /etc/init/cups-browsed.override'
You’ll have almost perfect headless system
Thank you for your help, Mr.Smith.
I’ll try this one. I didn’t know about Upstart, good to know :)
I’m also seeking completely remove “ubuntu-desktop” from Jetson TK1.
The best informative document I got so far is the link below.
- [The best](https://web.archive.org/web/20140626132835/http://complete-concrete-concise.com/ubuntu-2/ubuntu-13-04/ubuntu-13-04-how-to-completely-uninstallremove-a-packagesoftwareprogram)
- [The second best](http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelubuntu)
Ideal solution for me is sample filesystem without ubuntu-desktop.
Current sample filesystem provided by Nvidia is including ubuntu-desktop.
I must check new sample file system(R19.3) released by Nvidia recently.
19.3 comes with ubuntu-desktop as well, so get ready for purging after the upgrade :)
Thank you Mr.JanJ.
Maybe This is a good opportunity to learn how to create root file system…
you can just say
sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-desktop -y
Thank you for your comment.
I want to do kind of “Factory Reset”, when I got my Jetson TK1,
It donesn’t have ubuntu-desktop and all kinds of dependencies.
When you install ubuntu-desktop by using following command “apt-get install ubuntu-desktop”,
It will install many many packages to your system. and "sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-desktop -y "
is not remove everything.
This pain comes from finding out every packages installed by “apt-get install ubuntu-desktop”,that is pretty dirty work.
removing “ubuntu-desktop” will only delete it,
but if u want to delte all its dependencies, u can use
sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-desktop* -y
try it :)