cocotower wrote:This may be slightly off topic but we need a Linux backend that doesn't take over the video on powerup so that DE10-Nano developers can develop their core quicker and when it's final they can make a version that goes through the MISTer video processor. I can't even imagine having to flip those tiny DIP switches all the time using a paper clip and fiddling with the fragile MicroSD card all the time, either. If I can boot up in HPS mode with this stealth Linux but develop the FPGA design and test it by programming the .sof, this would be nice.
Is there such a Linux build available?
Stop to rape the tiny switches
Are you sure you've tried to develop for MiSTer? Looks like no.
To access the files on SD card - connect the network cable and use FTP/SSH to manipulate the files on SD card.
Use USB Blaster port (near HDMI) to upload your cores directly from Quartus as a SOF files.
Linux has no access to video at all. It's done on FPGA side.