Save 1GB of Memory! Use LXDE on your Jetson

November 7, 2020 kangalow 6

The introduction of the Jetson Nano 2GB ships with a different desktop environment than the other Jetsons. The desktop environment is LXDE. You can change over to this desktop environment fairly easily. Looky here: Background Up till now, the default desktop environment on the Jetson has been Unity/GNOME. Unity is Read more …

Jetson Nano

Clone SD Card – Jetson Nano and Xavier NX

August 8, 2020 kangalow 0

An often asked question is “How do I backup the SD card for a Jetson Nano or Jetson Xavier NX?” Here’s an answer, “Let’s use the dd tool”! Looky here: Background According to Wikipedia, dd is a command line utility, the primary purpose of which is to convert and copy Read more …

Jetson Backup

Let’s Backup!

July 21, 2020 kangalow 3

Once you have your Jetson all setup the way you like it, back it up! Nuts and Bolts If you are only interested in a backup method, we’ve written some scripts that use the Linux rsync command line utility to backup the root directory of a Jetson to another directory. Read more …

Jetson Nano - USB Drive
Jetson Nano

Jetson Nano – Run on USB Drive

April 25, 2019 kangalow 73

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH AN EASIER METHOD. PLEASE SEE: Jetson Nano – Run From USB Drive. Using a USB Drive as the root file system on a Jetson Nano Developer Kit provides many advantages, including faster disk access and more storage. Looky here: Background For external storage, Read more …

Jetson Nano Automount

Jetson Nano – Automount Drive

April 17, 2019 kangalow 0

There are times when you need to have your external drives mounted when the Jetson Nano boots. Let’s go over it! Looky here: Introduction The Ubuntu documentation has a good summary of storage devices, volumes and partitions. Money quote: The word volume is used to describe a storage device, like a hard Read more …

Jetson TX2

Jetson TX2 Build Kernel for L4T 28.2.1 updated

July 5, 2018 kangalow 6

A quick note, the repository for building the Linux kernel onboard the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 development kit has been updated. The repository is on the JetsonHacks account on Github, buildJetsonTX2Kernel. I want to thank Shreeyak ( for pointing out a version identification issue, as well as building an alternative to Read more …

Build TX2 Kernel
Operating System

Build Kernel and Modules – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 22, 2018 kangalow 19

In this article, we cover building the kernel and modules for the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 running L4T 28.2. We also build the CH341 module, which is a USB to serial converter. Looky here: Background Note: This article is for intermediate users. You should be familiar with the purpose of the Read more …