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Mer on Openmoko Successor GTA04

This page details the steps required to bring up a development environment which can be used to create a basic Mer image.

The hardware adaptation is maintained in the project [ home:mayerjosua


  • Linux 3.7.0
  • USB Networking
  • PlasmaActive starts

Not working

  • OpenGl-ES with (DRI)
  • PlasmaActive Apps
  • Maliit keyboard

Building a Plasma Active Image

An adaptation kickstart file can be generated from the plasma-active-kickstart repository:

mer-kickstarter mer-kickstarter -e . -c releases/plasma-active-4.yaml -o plasma-active-latest-ks/

To build an image from the result:

cd plasma-active-latest-ks
sudo mic create fs plasma-active-armv7hl-gta04.ks -o . --arch=armv7hl --logfile=plasma-active-build.log

The generated filesystem in can be copied to any partition on the sdcard and then booted.


The System can be installed on any partition on sd-card, but 2GB space is a recommended minimum.

PlasmaActive will take a long while to start!

Current Issues

  • Apps crash on starting(files, browser, images, ...) (This is related to kwin and OpenGL which does not seem to work properly)

PowerVR OpenGL-ES

There is also a kickstart file that uses the PowerVR OpenGL-ES binaries as provided by TI The kickstart file is plasma-active-armv7l-gta04-pvr.ks It requires a softfloat build of Mer and PlasmaActive which is not available currently. Anyway the kernel was crasing during boot half of the times.

3.7.0 sadly does not support DRI (yet)

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