What to expect on EndeavourOS ARM?

Originally published at: https://endeavouros.com/news/what-to-expect-on-endeavouros-arm/

On September 19th we will launch our newest addition to our project, EndeavourOS ARM.

To make things very clear, the product we’re going to launch isn’t going to be a smooth looking ARM installer, you have to put a little elbow grease into it to get it installed and running on your ARM device.

Don’t worry, we are going to provide you with an easier install process on the hardware that was available to us for testing during development and we’re going to provide you with some easy to understand manuals for a selection of popular ARM devices that weren’t available during development, to make it easier.

In theory, EndeavourOS ARM works on any supported ARM device that is supported by Archlinux ARM, as long as the device has enough power to run a desktop environment.

We’re also going to provide you with a manual for use as a headless server.

The installation process is going to offer you to install the choice of DE during the process, just like our regular install. However, the main focus of this upcoming release is performance and for you to help us get the script tested on ARM devices that were not available during development, so you can see it as an open invitation to help us getting the project stronger. More info on that will follow on the announcement of the launch.

Regular ISO update

This Saturday, we will not only launch ARM, but we will also release our regular ISO refresh update release. Amongst the features of this release are the new archiso, kernel 5.8, the resolved keyserver bug, and an updated nvidia-installer.

Just keep an eye on our website and social media channels this week because more info will follow.

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What’s the required Ram to run it (KDE)?
I’ve never ran KDE in ARM but it is my choice for a DE.

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From what I have seen, 2 GB RAM will work, 4 GB is better. I do not have the hardware to try 1 GB, so no guarantees there.

The following is an assumption on my part, nothing to back it up. It seems to me that Arm does not require as much RAM as x86_64 systems.
Maybe because Arm uses RISC ?

Pudge

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I ready and wait… this pinebook pro run kde manjaro so EndeavourOS should be fine… can not wait to try endeavourOS Gnome or i3 … I bought just for endeavourOS …

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On x86_64 cpus, KDE uses around 550MB of ram with nothing open. 1GB is a absolute minimum, however arm code may be more optimized.

Manjaro KDE ARM run about the same on pinebook pro. On xfce now and i3 after that i try sway then clear all and wait for 19th :blush:

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How are you liking your pinebook pro?
Is the battery life any good?
I’ve been wondering whether to buy one, since I’m a huge fan of ARM based devices

Wondering, will it be possible to install EndeavourOS ARM on the Pine64 Phone ? (not the Pine Book) :thinking:
And if not at the beginning of the travel, is it or will it be planned for later ?

@Krimkerre Let just say i not use any other of my machines since i open the box :grin: my day use is about 8 hours battery. only problem i had was the charging brick not work :unamused:

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@Shjim Just looked up some specs… Seems like it’s near identical to my RockPro64 board… same SOC, same GPU, same amount of ram…
Combining that with 8 hours of battery life does sound appealing to me :smiley:

yes… i wish it had 8g ram but i cant have everything… it slim ,plain and you can upgrade everything when new parts are/if brought out. Perfect linux fun

I save the 128G emmc for endeavour. I’ll put vanilla on the 64G and any testing will be on sd cards