On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 12:08 PM Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 contributor)
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's
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 using
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 the
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
So if you used the 2019.01 U-Boot build and updated the F-29 image to
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
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 of
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 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.
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