202303 Debian Update VisionFive2 RISC-V SBC

202303 Debian Update VisionFive2 RISC-V SBC

202303 Debian Update VisionFive2 RISC-V SBC

Update: 202306 Debian update https://youtu.be/wTM-HdG2mDg

StarFive released the March 2023 Debian image for the StarFive VisionFive 2 RISC-V SBC.


As I wrote the image to the micro SD card on a Linux machine, I also enlarged the root partition with Gparted.

This time you don’t need to update the firmware, but there is a bug with the colours. You can fix it by executing the script in the opt directory.


Pink screen overlay, need to use script in /opt/disable_monitor_color.sh and reboot, need to rerun it when using a different monitor as it ties to the monitor device ID.

And here are the instructions to get the patched versions of Firefox and LibreOffice.

wget https://github.com/starfive-tech/Debian/releases/download/v0.7.1-engineering-release-wayland/install_package_and_dependencies.sh
chmod +x install_package_and_dependencies.sh
sudo ./install_package_and_dependencies.sh

I added sudo, as I got an error when I tried to execute the install script.

I installed lynx (a simple text based browser and navigated the forum.

Another option is to add the text on a USB stick and work from there.

sudo fdisk -l
mkdir /media/usb-drive
mount /dev/sdc1 /media/usb-drive/

And as I couldn’t install nautilus (Gnome file manager), I installed xfe.
sudo apt install xfe

00:00 Intro
00:50 Installing lynx
01:33 Fixing the colours
05:00 Login screen
05:50 Trying to install nautilus
06:30 Installing xfe
07:30 Getting download script for Firefox
08:55 Executing script
10:33 Starting Firefox

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