Manjaro ARM Preview1 for Pinebook Pro!
The Manjaro ARM project is proud to anounce the first test release for the Pinebook Pro!
These first images may not support all the hardware in the Pinebook Pro yet.
But thanks to @tsyseu and @Manawyrm, we do have a working 5.4 RC kernel with most things working!
These images are running a 5.4 RC kernel, which is basically mainline, but with a few patches to include Pinebook Pro support. They are also running the Panfrost driver, which may result in a few graphical issues on XFCE, like the wallpaper being deactivated on first login and some tray icons missing.
The Pinebook Pro is meant to deliver solid day-to-day Linux or *BSD experience and to be a compelling alternative to mid-ranged Chromebooks that people convert into Linux laptops. In contrast to most mid-ranged Chromebooks however, the Pinebook Pro comes with an IPS 1080p 14″ LCD panel, a premium magnesium alloy shell, 64 of eMMC storage, a 10,000 mAh capacity battery and the modularity / hackability that only an open source project can deliver – such as the unpopulated PCIe m.2 NVMe slot (an optional feature which requires an optional adapter). The USB-C port on the Pinebook Pro, apart from being able to transmit data and charge the unit, is also capable of digital video output up-to 4K at 60hz.
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 it to an SD/eMMC card (8 GB or larger).
The Pinebook Pro should recognize the SD/eMMC card as a bootable device and boot from it.
On the first boot, it will display an OEM type install. After you have made your choices it will reboot into your newly setup system.
- No Bluetooth.
- Unstable Wifi (might crap out after around 10 minutes)
- No audio cards.
- Brightness and Volume function keys do not work.
- Does not power off completely from software.
- Suspend does not work.
- To show the OEM setup on the XFCE edition, wait until the bootsplash has run for 10-15 seconds, then press ESC.