Debian 11 Bullseye for Libre Computer Boards

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Succesfully installed Debian Bullseye using this: AML-S905X-CC (Le Potato) SD card images

I’ll write a guide about installing Home Assistant on Le Potato, if anyone is interested. Including all the missing packages, because “this version contains just the minimal amount of software to install the base system and fetch the remaining packages over the Internet”.


Somehow I did download an Debian stretch image frome here somewhere? But now only this entry remain? Weird. I tried this minimal image, but it is not sufficent for my useage needs. There is no dbus, no audio drivers no hdmi drivers, nothing. For a server this would be ok, but not for my needs (network device that transfers audio to HDMI) The images in my database are:

Where did they go? Where to find updates? I would like to go to the new kernel…

This is because the current image causes HDMI to stutter for 0,5 secs every 8 seconds? I have read somewhere, this issue is resolved in Debian Bullseye. But searching here results in this dead end… Did you all drop Debian support? I do not understand this, since Debian stands for free software, as in freedom, and your hardware does too, right?

Those images are old and no longer supported. Raspbian is 99% Debian now so you can use that or the link above until we release Debian formally.

Thanks for the reply. I am not sure, but can Raspbian be used on a headless system? Does Raspbian support the HDMI port for audio only output? The images under the link did not… Do you know when the new Debian will be released?

All of our images including Raspbian definitely supports HDMI audio. Not certain which image you are referring to.

Thanks, I did flash Raspbian (it has kernel 6! wow) to an mSD and HDMI audio works now without any hickups. I am enjoying the improved sound quality right now. Thanks for the tip.

@Alfredo_Diaz_Vazquez were you successful in installing Home Assistant with a supervised approach? I have a renegade and getting stuck at the last steps.

Update: Gave up on supervised approach. Using docker container worked smoothly.

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I need a working full-featured web server, and lots of experience with Raspis suggests Apache2. Never a problem installing a full LAMP stack there. I’m an experienced webster, and need the whole stack to do my home control weather station work.
With Rasbian 11 (Bullseye? all the names confuse) I was able (I think) to install the whole stack – always crashed with Armbian – but now, FRUSTRATION and too simple: I CANNOT ACCESS /var/www/html. ls (unix list command) shows me brain-dead Windows/Apple style folders, “Bookshelf”, “Public” and my FTP shows me the underlying folders, but doesn’t give me permission to FTP files, change names. Apache2 is working (in /var/www/html) – I can see it there. Pretty sure this is not a LePot problem, but a “security improvement” from Raspi. I am not a Unix wonk, and this has me ready to blow off the Potato. Can anyone help? Does anyone know the su username and password for Bulls-whatever?


I’m new to Libre Computer and looking to build a portable desktop with my Renegade (ROC-RK3328-CC). Debian Bullseye w/ GNOME as DE is my objective, though I intend to test other distros.

My question is: do I need a custom Debian image to install it on a Libre Computer? Can I use Debian’s official images to perform the installation?

I would like to have my OS as free as possible from customizations, and using Debian’s official images would be a huge gain in terms of security.


There is a guide on YouTube on installing Debian from official sources. However, the Linux version Debian is using is old and does not support some features.

Hi,did you complete that guide on installing all the missing packages? Would be nice to try. I am looking to make a fully working Debian server that utilizes all the hardware correctly from the Potato board, but so far no success…

Following this post. I too am interested to know if the HA_OS can run as clean as the raspien image is designed.