Chromium on TX8M/QS8M

You are able to integrate Chromium into your image to get a graphics-accelerated browser on your StarterKit.

Set up your build-directory with these settings:

DISTRO=fsl-imx-xwayland MACHINE=tx8m-xxxx source -b <build-dir>

Inside your build directory add this to conf/local.conf:

CORE_IMAGE_EXTRA_INSTALL += "chromium-ozone-wayland"

Build the QT image:

bitbake fsl-image-qt5

When your build has finished, flash your module with the image. See UUU - Universal Update Utility.

Running Chromium

When booting your previously flashed module, the Weston desktop should come up.

Plug a USB-hub into your StarterKit’s USB host port and insert keyboard, mouse and/or touchscreen. Open the terminal (icon in top-left corner), or connect via the Terminal from your host computer. The desktop comes up as user root, so you have to start Chromium with an extra argument.


chromium --no-sandbox