My brand new Pinebook Pro 14" was delivered this week with the standard Manjaro installed. I updated it, and then did what it says not to do at
Some people find that the text or icons are too small,
That would be me.
so they attempt to change the resolution of the built-in display.
Went there, did that.
Afterwards, the display is blank.
Actually, on boot, I got stuck at an unresponsive graphical login screen. I could enter text in the text box for the password, but there was no response upon "Enter".
I was unable to follow the instructions at the location above for fixing the problem as follows.
Use the following to fix when logged into a text console as yourself, (Control-Alt-F1 through F6).
Control-Alt-F2 got me a text interface with a command prompt.
After listing the resolutions,
I assume this was supposed to be done using xrandr, as described at
but xrander said it could not access the display.
select the native resolution, (1920x1080 aka 1080p).
Could not figure out how to do this.
xrandr -s [resolution]
Couldn't get anywhere with these, I guess because xrandr would not work.
If the above fix did not work, you can try this:
Using a text console, (Control-Alt-F1), login with your normal user ID
Needed to use Control-Alt-F1.
Edit the file nano ~/.config/monitors.xml
No such file so this path was blocked.
I am thinking that maybe the problem is that I need to boot into a command line interface without starting a gui, but I can't figure out how to do that. The instructions at
- Boot without X - TTY1
- Press “ e ” when the GRUB menu displays and for the kernel you wish to use
- scroll down to the “ linux ” command line
don't work, I guess because I think the Pinebook Pro uses something called uboot, but I can't find information on how to use that to boot to a command line.
I have ordered the hardware that I hope will enable me to do a fresh installation of either Manjaro or another OS onto the Pinebook but, meanwhile, am hoping to discover a less brute force solution before it arrives.
I have been using Linux with one gui or another for a bout 15 years now, but it seems I am still having "a lot of fun."