Raspberry Pi Releases 19-04-2012 Debian and Arch Linux Images

Within less than a week, a new image for Raspberry Pi Debian has been released as well as an Arch Linux image.

Debian 6 can be downloaded via:

Username/Password: root/raspberrypi

Arch Linux can be downloaded via:

Username/Password: root/root

The following Changelog is provided for Debian 6 release:

  • Overscan adjustments
  • ALSA driver
  • Re-enable 1600×1200 output (regression in 13-04-2012 release)
  • Boot file tidyup – and remove test cmdline file
  • vcgencmd provides a version number
  • Fixes for EDID parsing
  • Drive DMT modes in DVI modes by default, even if HDMI is reported as supported
  • Some initial packages that might make setting up Wi-Fi possible
  • Includes the non-free software source (nothing from it though) – useful for Wi-Fi firmware
  • Qt5 snapshot
  • A small package that will allow Raspberry Pi to be used as for Qt5 development out of the box
  • Raspberry Pi wallpaper on white background
  • LXDE theme for user “pi” is now “mist” (performance improvement)
  • A new Python IDE “spe” and related tools
    • winpdb – python debugger
    • wxglade – python dialogue designer
  • python-pygame
  • The “scratch” educational programming tool and required squeak-vm
  • lxtask – runs a task manager when CTRL-ALT-DEL pressed in LXDE
  • Release identification in /etc/issue-rpi and /boot/issue.txt
  • ssh disabled by default – boot commands taken from /boot/boot.rc if present – candidate to enable ssh included
  • Timezone set to Europe/London
  • Tidied hidden files
  • Package cache is clean

The audio driver (ALSA) is apparently not that stable, so it is disabled by default. You can load the module with the following command:

modprobe snd_bcm2835

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