On Wed, 2019-01-23 at 16:13 +0800, Zamir Sun wrote:
On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 12:08 PM Peter Robinson
> > I have a pinebook (running anarsoul's arch mainline) and I was
> > wondering if someone has tried Fedora 29 on the pinebook, or if
> > it is even supported.
I was curious which version did you get? I got mine a couple of weeks
ago, which is a 11' one with 1080p display. According to some
discussion with Icenowy (one of the linux-sunxi community
the dtb of 1080 display version seems not fully upstream (at least at
> I don't know what you mean by "anarsoul's arch mainline" as
> there appears to be bits there that aren't upstream in "mainline".
> On Fedora 29 the pinebook will boot and run but you need to be
> the serial console which is accessible via the headphone jack, it
> doens't make it overly usable as a laptop though.
> This is improved with the current rawhide (which will become Fedora
> 30) in that the ATF/U-Boot firmware there will properly light up
> display so you can get text based console output.
> > I've seen pine64-lts is, and I've been trying to create a
> > build based on some scripts on the pine64 discord channel but
> > so far I have no idea on what I'm doing :)
> So if you used the 2019.01 U-Boot build and updated the F-29 image
> at least the 4.20.x kernel you should have the basics of a working
> device. If you're not sure what your doing I would actually use a
> Fedora-30/Rawhide image.
> The 4.20 kernel with the above U-Boot should light up the display
> properly, it won't be accelerated though. The WiFi should work with
> the next F-29 kernel update, but the 5.0 kernel will bring a number
> other improvements such as battery/charging support/monitoring and
> sound as well as better backlight control and a number of other
> While Fedora 30 won't be perfect it should ultimately be relatively
> usable with a desktop such as XFCE or Mate
Thanks for the information. I do confirm the U-Boot of 2019.01 boots
And just a note, the arm-image-installer do not have pinebook(yet)
listed in the supported boards, so I need to write the U-Boot
I don't have luck with my serial connection before. But I will try
again this week with the newest Rawhide and see.
so long as you toggle the switch inside the pinebook the serial console
will just work.
Ziqian SUN (Zamir)
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