Manjaro ARM Alpha2 of Phosh for PineTab!
The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce our second ALPHA release for the PineTab running Phosh with lot of changes!
This image is running the 5.8 mainline kernel, with patches to enable bluetooth.
- Auto-Rotate function (deactivated by default)
- Welcome wizard for easy setup of the device
- Recording of audio works
- Most applications got added to
- Haptic feedback functions added
- Optimized keyboard layout for terminal
- Geary Mail-Client in mobile version added
- Maps with working GPS
- Sensors fully functional
- Easy access to Bluetooth, Wlan, Rotate and Mobile functions via quick settings
- Default branch is
arm-unstable. This can be changed by editing
- This image uses a Crust enabled uboot.
- Camera worked during development cycle, currently
- Audio was working previously, but is currently not
gnome-usageonly works as root user. Open a terminal, switch to
rootand start it
- rotation in landscape might hinder to unlock the device when locked too fast
- UI becomes unresponsive after a while.
- Lots of apps are still missing or is not mobile friendly yet.
About the device:
The PINETAB is similar in both form, function and underlying ARM64 architecture to the original 11.6″ PINEBOOK. It is powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer. The optional keyboard and trackpad – which doubles-up as a screen cover – effectively converts the PineTab into a petite on-the-go laptop with a touch screen functionality. It runs numerous mainline Linux distributions as well as *BSDs and Android.
As a new open source platform, the PineTab development is an ongoing process and represents a great opportunity to get involved with computing on a different level, to customise and personalise the portable computer experience, to understand what is going on beneath the surface.
How to install:
Download the image/xz file from the download location. Verify that the download completed successfully.
After that, install Etcher (
sudo pacman -S etcher if on Manjaro) and burn the to an SD card (8 GB or larger).
The PineTab should recognize the SD card as a bootable device and boot from it.
The premade users are: