VisionFive 2 Debian Image(December) Released

you know where you wget’ed the other one? Look for the .deb for it at the same place.

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Just buy two usb-serial dongles, they won’t gather dust, a CH340 and an FTDI232, 3.3v|5v

I was able to apt update and apt upgrade however I’ve lost HDMI display. Now I can only ssh into my VF2, no display. :frowning:

I saw it was advised elsewhere on this forum (see screenshot below) to answer “N” to config updates like u-boot and to to use the local version version of configs when prompted… I followed that advice but have still lost display.

Any suggestions to get display working again? I can SSH into the VF2


i actually chose ‘n’ for u-boot upgrade and still lost hdmi… i think the issue is to do with the updated kernel (video drivers) but not sure… may be upgrade everything except that and maybe it works out better (i haven’t had time to try myself)…

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I am in the same boat, did a ‘dist-upgrade’ after switching to the main ports repos away from the snapshot. I also chose to keep the original configs, the system is working nicely but no HDMI.

Since the kernel is not upgraded I think it is the upgrade of xorg that is the culprit. If you look at the autoremove list afterwards, you will see that libvulkan1 is being removed.

If you look in the /var/log/apt/history.log you can see that it was installed when xfce4 was installed, bringing in xorg as a dependency. When the update runs it updates xserver-xorg-core and others, I’m assuming these remove the patches to support our GPU.

I want to do a full reinstall on my board to get my NVMe running, and I’ll not upgrade so aggressively this time. It /might/ be possible to hold back the updates to xorg components and dependencies.


Maybe manually hold back (block) whatever packages should not be upgraded to prevent them from being upgraded.

$ sudo apt-mark hold xserver-xorg-core


$ echo "xserver-xorg-core hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections

Just needs someone to come up with a list of packages, that by default should not be upgraded, for now.
Maybe run a “dpkg -l” before and after. And to rollback, just reinstall the older working package.

To know exactly what worked on a new system at first login, for a base line list, I usually do some command like:
$ apt list --installed > .clean_install_packages.txt