I am coming from a horribly unstable experience on manjaro in the hopes of getting a system that does not self destruct when you use it for five minutes.
First of all - How can I install this on the pinebook pro without going through the lengthy manual installation procedure? I don’t wanna do this not only because it’s long, but also because this would be my first time doing it and I’d have to do it twice: PC → SD → NVME
Some feature I really want to get to work is my external display, so please tell if that will work. On manjaro I used the linux-pinebookpro kernel, and after I told them about my problems they said I’d have to try it with linux-lts and that they will remove the pinebookpro kernel. Does this apply here too?
I hope this does better once I manage to get it installed.
We have public beta images available.
Follow the instructions on this repo:
This is not a lengthy procedure. There are two steps
Run the script in the repo I gave you to flash pinebook pro image in a storage device of your choice. I have tested it on micro SD cards and eMMcs but haven’t tested on NVME.
Insert the device to your pinebook, it will boot into a openbox environment with calamares to configure your install.
I haven’t tested the pinebook pro with an external image, so try and let us know how it goes.
We use the linux-arm kernel from manjaro (since it is the officially supported kernel for pinebook pro with required patches). I don’t know what the linux-pinebookpro kernel is. Give me the link of your communication with them I’ll take a look.
For me the pinebook is working as intended i.e. as a laptop with audio, video, keys all working. I haven’t tested it in other scenarios.
Sadly I’m already facing issues directly after the install: While the image does boot, the screen just stays black indefinitely. I waited about 10 minutes, but nothing happened. I did notice that the caps lock and numlock lights work though, so something seems to be initialised
I have no clue how to find out what batch I got. I bought mine about 2-3 Years ago
I doubt that the screen is the issue. I noticed the backlight flicker for a second which indicates some communication between EOS and the screen (It did not)
I do own a UART cable though. If you want, I can check if there is anything going on. I don’t wanna open the PPP once again just for nothing, it’s always a somewhat annoying process. The UART switch should be on the outside
so it 2year old … Nvme never be great ( hit + miss ) also no worth battery power drain imo. It your system your rule at end of day have you try different sd card? it well documented on pine64 wiki sd card ( hit + miss ) also what de or wm you install
(3) if you have will/time work with Sradjoker find out what fail on your version of Pinebook Pro ( Sradjoker have new device that work , lxnauta have older than your + work with Endeavouros installer )