Before you can use the OpenVario glide computer, you need to flash the Linux image to the micro SD card. This image includes the Linux operating system, display settings and XCSoar. The OpenVario will not boot without this SD card.
How to flash the image to the SD card?
Which OpenVario image should you download?
You will find two important information in the file name of the downlaod link. The display type:
The XCSoar version:
Our experience is that you can use the latest XCSoar testing image without any bigger problems.
Latest image for 5.7″ OpenVario:
Latest image for 7″ OpenVario:
After powering on the device, the display should get bright after a few seconds and the OpenVario boots up. XCSoar starts automatically.
But after a short test of XCSoar you can make some further adjustments in the software. Therefor power the device off and restart it. The OV-Menu can be accessed by pressing the “ESC”-key during boot, while the progress-bar is visible.
For a detailed overview of the OpenVario menu, have a look at the video (click on picture) or follow this link: OV-Menu
What you should setup:
Than you should upload some files with USB stick:
The USB-stick for the OpenVario must be formatted as FAT32. The stick requires a certain directory tree structure to be operational. Have a look at this page: OpenVario USB-Stick