Building A20-OLinuXino-MICRO Debian image with hardware accelerated video


We made new image for A20-OLiniuXino which uses the hardware accelerated video. The process how to build the image is described here.

All you have to change is to use new Debian rootfs for point.8 from here.

and new script.bin for point.7 from here.

The complete image ready to write on SD-card is here.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Building the Ultimate Debian SD card for Linux with Kernel 3.4 for A20-OLinuxino-MICRO | olimex
    Mar 08, 2014 @ 22:47:03

    Great kernel, but how to upload this to NAND?
    I’d like to be able to do so, just for physical stability reasons.


  3. Olivier M
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 00:25:16

    Thanks a lot for this image.
    However I tried the complete image ready to write on SD-card, and I don’t noticed hardware accelereted video. For instance, the glmark2-es2 benchmark measure only few FPS for each test (between 1 and 6). Do I need to configure something ?


  4. Skaag Argonius
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 05:39:25

    Same experience here. glxgears -info shows software rendering, no hardware acceleration is used. Gives about 40fps for a small window. How do you enable the hardware acceleration?


  5. Hartmut Semken
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 14:40:47

    Can you perhaps host a torrent for this?
    Your Google Drive quota is obviously not big enough to support all your customers…

    H. Semken


  6. boasdi
    Nov 13, 2014 @ 13:31:41

    Hey! I have the same problem with the hw acceleration, glxinfo | grep direct returns direct rendering: Yes but with glxgear -info I get Software Rasterizer. Anybody solved this?



    • Skaag Argonius
      Nov 23, 2014 @ 23:04:23

      glxgears is designed for standard “OpenGL”. On the A20 you have MALI which only supports “OpenGL ES”. This means glxgear will never run using hardware acceleration on your A20. Try instead with “es2gears” which is designed for the “ES” version of OpenGL.


  7. boasdi
    Nov 29, 2014 @ 18:10:22

    I tried with es2_info and it tells me: GL_RENDERER: Software Rasterizer. Any ideas? Thanks!!


  8. boasdi
    Dec 08, 2014 @ 05:07:49


  9. lauhub
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 14:39:26

    Hi, I would be interested to recycle my A20 MICRO and use it as a media center. All the links given here are outdated. Does someone still have those data files and could provide with them ?
    Thanks in advance 🙂


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