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Postby johndoe » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:03 pm

Hello, I am new to this board, english isn't my first language,so please be patience with me.

I bought a tvstick from amazone, it is called TBS 8240, it's a relabeled gk802.

Model number

Android version

Kernel version

Build number
R13.4-rc2 V1.70



I want to run Linux on it, but I have a problem with my tv. It's a Silvercrest tv and it don't likes the stick. I tried the stick on two other tv's and it worked fine. So I need at first a hdmi-dvi adapter, so I can work on my monitor.

To compile kernel and rootfilesystem, does gcc-arm-linux-gnueabihf would be the right package? I'm on bodhi-linux 2.3.0-64.

Thanks for answers

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Re: tbs8240

Postby johndoe » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:18 am


I have tested the stick on my monitor. It worked with Ubuntu, but it fits not of the screen. On all borders there is a area whitch is outside the screen. It's a monitor with 16xx x 10xx resolution. Any ideas?

I noticed, that hardfloat is not supported with hardware accelleration yet, should coming soon by freescale. Also the buildenvoirement should change from ltib to yateco.

Does someone know wich buildsystem will be used for bodhi? I read elsewere that the maindeveloper gets his stick?;-)


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Re: tbs8240

Postby lrussell851 » Tue May 28, 2013 12:30 pm


How did you get this stick to work with Ubuntu? I have it and tried burning both the Ubuntu img and jelly bean img provided by Freescale. What img did you use and what software did you use to write the img to the sd card?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: tbs8240

Postby kmac21 » Thu May 30, 2013 7:17 am

some ifo here re development

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Re: tbs8240

Postby johndoe » Thu May 30, 2013 10:14 am

I used one of Jas images to try it. The problem is that the bootloader and the image of the kernel is placed outside a parition. At first there is uboot, after that zimage, followed by a parition with the system.
I used the command `dd` for doing the copying. It's a blockwise copying of if='inputfile' to of='outputfile' with bs='blocksize', and you can left space with 'seek'. Any file in the file-tree, the devices, could be source or destination.

To parition a disk or reparition i use geparted. Everything is avaiable under Linux, i use Bodhi. I don't know the windows-programs to do so, shure there are some.

So, go on jas side. dd the uboot, seek 1 because to left space for parition table.
Dd the kernel, and dd the system. If it's working you can change the paritionsize if you want.

Feel free to correct me, if i explained something wrong.

Have fun

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