Flash Memory and You

March 31, 2017 kangalow 0

In a previous article about SSDs we had a chat in the video about flash memory types. Ivan R commented on the JetsonHacks YouTube channel: Jim, I’ve noticed a lot of development boards now a days are coming with on board eMMC memory for storage as compared to older style, Read more …


Install Samsung SSD on NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 31, 2017 kangalow 5

Installing a Solid State Disk (SSD) on a Jetson TX2 is good, clean fun. Looky here: Background Serial-ATA drives are used in many desktop and laptop computers. While this article describes installing a Solid State Disk (SSD), this information can be used to install other types of SATA drives. SATA Read more …

Jetson TX2 Kernel Build

Build Kernel and Modules – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 25, 2017 kangalow 42

Note: This article has been updated. Please see the L4T 28.1 build article. This article covers building a kernel for L4T 27.1. If you are trying to build a kernel for L4T 27.1, you will need to checkout the vL4T27.1 version after cloning the buildJetsonTX2Kernel.git repository. Note that this is Read more …

Jetson TX2 Development Kit

NVPModel – NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit

March 25, 2017 kangalow 2

The introduction of the Jetson TX2 Development Kit brings with it the introduction of the new command line interface nvpmodel tool. Background Applications for the Jetson Tegra systems cover a wide range of performance and power requirements. As the Jetson family has become more sophisticated over the years, power and Read more …

Phoronix ARM Board Comparison

ARM Board Comparison – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 19, 2017 kangalow 2

For some “weekend benchmarking fun” Michael Larabel over at Phoenix did an ARM board comparison which included the new Jetson TX2. Here’s the link: Benchmarks Of Many ARM Boards From The Raspberry Pi To NVIDIA Jetson TX2 The comparison looks at the CPU performance ranging from cheap ~$10 ARM SBCs Read more …

Chromium - Jetson TX1

Quick Tip: Web Browser on Jetson TX1

January 6, 2017 kangalow 0

The Chromium web browser is now available from the Ubuntu repositories. It’s easy to install. Looky here: Background Most Ubuntu systems, including the 32-bit versions of the Jetson Development Kits, install a web browser in the desktop Launcher for easy access. However, when the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Development Kit switched Read more …


State of JetsonHacks 2016

December 31, 2016 kangalow 4

First I want to thank everyone for reading, and wish everyone a super duper 2017. It’s usually fun to recap some statistics about the website, I know sometimes people are curious┬áto see how many other people are using JetsonHacks. JetsonHacks Website The following chart helps give you an idea Read more …

Jetson TX1 Swapfile

Jetson TX1 Swap File and Development Preparation

December 21, 2016 kangalow 11

Adding a swapfile and doing some preparation for development is one of the first things to do after flashing a NVIDIA Jetson Development Kit. Looky here: Background Over the last couple of years, the software capabilities of the Jetson Development Kits have increased dramatically. JetPack does a great job of Read more …


L4T and JetPack on NVIDIA Jetson TX1

July 13, 2016 kangalow 11

I have been reading the Jetson Forum lately and there seems to be a general confusion as to the relationship between JetPack and Linux for Tegra (L4T) version 24.1. A reader wrote in and asked a related question which I actually knew the answer to! This is a rare enough Read more …