Linux For Tegra


NVIDIA is pleased to announce that Linux for Tegra release 15 is now available. The NVIDIA Tegra Linux Driver Package supports development of platforms running:

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 series computer-on-a-chip (Cardhu)
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 series computer-on-a-chip (Harmony* and Ventana)
  • 3.1.10 Linux kernel

* Additionally, developers should note that support for Harmony devices is deprecated, provided for reference only.  Harmony will transition to community-supported Linux kernels, and Ventana is now the TeSgra 2 reference platform.

New Features

This release fixes some issues that were found during continued testing and adds/enhances the following features:

  • Preliminary U Boot support. For more information, see U-Boot support is preliminary in this release in the Implementation Notes section of the Release Notes.
  • Adds Ventana kernel support for u-boot
  • Adds script to sync kernel and u-boot source code

Supported Features

  • Kernel version 3.1.10
  • Media APIs:
    • OpenGL ES 2.0
    • OpenGL ES 1.1
    • Open GL ES path extensions
    • EGL 1.4 with EGLImage
  • X Resize, Rotate and Reflect Extension (RandR) 1.3
  • X11 ABI 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 support
  • HDMI console support and expanded list of modes (refer to documentation for default resolution and tested modes)

System Requirements

  • Host PC running Linux Ubuntu 9.04 or higher.
  • Tegra Linux Driver Package which contains a kernel image, bootloader, NVIDIA drivers, and flashing utilities. For more information, see the Release Notes.
  • Sample filesystem (example provided)

Additional Information

HardFP Driver Package Early-Access Releases

Linux For Tegra Release 15 – HardFP Driver Package

NVIDIA is pleased to release the Linux Tegra Driver Package, compiled with support for the hardfp ABI.  Please note that this software has been minimally tested, and is provided for evaluation purposes.

Release Notes

Driver Packages (one per supported platform)