Trackpad firmware update
Mine was received 40 days ago, and had no firmware update.

Before update, the touchpad was horrible.
After update, it was better, but a few bugs : fn + f9 -> f12 offbeat by a key to the left... and mostly super + arrow didn't work !
Jack Humbert did a great job reverse engineering the firmware and this unofficial firmware is better than official.

https://github.com/jackhumbert/pinebook-...rd-updater
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(07-14-2020, 02:51 PM)rimaille Wrote: Jack Humbert did a great job reverse engineering the firmware and this unofficial firmware is better than official.

https://github.com/jackhumbert/pinebook-...rd-updater

Gotta agree, it's so good that it should be factory installed, imho.
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(07-22-2020, 09:44 AM)slyecho Wrote:
(07-14-2020, 02:51 PM)rimaille Wrote: Jack Humbert did a great job reverse engineering the firmware and this unofficial firmware is better than official.

https://github.com/jackhumbert/pinebook-...rd-updater

Gotta agree, it's so good that it should be factory installed, imho.

omg, just ran this update this morning and what a huge difference. The trackpad is finally usable for detailed tasks like dragging cells in spreadsheets. Huge thanks to everyone dedicating time to this effort.
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This update doesn't apply to the units produced and shipped in May of 2020, correct?
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it is unofficial, but everyone should apply including "step 3" for the unofficial firmware. agree it should be standard.
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(07-26-2020, 10:00 AM)xmixahlx Wrote: it is unofficial, but everyone should apply including "step 3" for the unofficial firmware. agree it should be standard.
Forgive me, but I'm not sure I understand what you mean.  I've read the git page and applied the firmware using Manjaro.  Everything seems to be in order.  Is there an additional step that can improve performance?
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step 3 applies the custom firmware, so if you have done this you are good.
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(07-26-2020, 10:18 AM)xmixahlx Wrote: step 3 applies the custom firmware, so if you have done this you are good.
Got it!  I think I was seeing your sign off, "pbp debian pbp-tools kernel hwaccel mesa kodi sway," as some sort of final step three to the custom firmware.  My mistake!

Yes.  It is a significant improvement even on the improved firmware.  Kudos to the developers!  I love my PBP.
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(07-26-2020, 08:29 AM)rfm83 Wrote: This update doesn't apply to the units produced and shipped in May of 2020, correct?
I keep checking back for an answer to this question. I hope someone in the know will answer it at some point. Smile
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pine does not install this firmware, so everyone should be doing it manually.
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