On 1/24/19 10:24 PM, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> On Wed, 2019-01-23 at 16:13 +0800, Zamir Sun wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 12:08 PM Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com
>>>> 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
>> that time).
>>> I don't know what you mean by "anarsoul's arch mainline" as
>>> there appears to be bits there that aren't upstream in
>>> 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
>> Hi Peter,
>> Thanks for the information. I do confirm the U-Boot of 2019.01 boots
>> on mine.
>> 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.
I admit I never read that chapter carefully...
Now I got the console access for my 11' Pinebook 1080p, and a working
machine with console access only. The display shows until somewhere
around the 4s in kernel log. Then the display got black.
The console log is available at
While the USB device info is
Oh I forgot to mention that, the wifi adapter did not work for me, so I
used a USB one to connect to the network.
I also tried to use the dtb from AOSC OS with Fedora Rawhide, the
display goes beyond 4s but it failed to mount the / so I did not go any
I feel I need to wait for the device tree of 1080p version to be
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