Adafruit’s Custom Raspberry Pi Distro Gets an Upgrade

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Adafruit’s Custom Raspberry Pi Distro Gets an Upgrade


There are some great features packed into Adafruit’s latest update to Occidentalis, their custom Raspberry Pi distro:

  • Truncated image – only 2.6G now to fit on any 4G card
  • raspi-config notice retained on boot
  • Removed persistant wlan0 entry
  • Password-change reminder on login
  • Added RTC and lm-sensors kernel module
  • Included kernel modules for: DS1307, AD626 I2C digipots, HMC6352, BMP085, ADS1015
  • New! Adafruit’s PWM/Servo kernel module for easy PWM/Servo control on GPIO#18

I’ve been spending a lot more time experimenting with my Raspberry Pi lately, so I’m eager to try this update out.

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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