Debian installer on Pine A64+ but no hdmi
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The reason I purchased the Pine A64+ was to be able to go through the Debian install process, choosing a minimum of packages and starting with a configuration that only I would understand :-D This is my usual method of operation for about 20 years.

After following the steps on the debian wiki and running into no kernel modules found issues, I ended up downloading directly from:

http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stabl...rd-images/

doing the zcat > to the card and was able to do a fairly regular debian install process.

Strange thing is, it is always over the console with the olimex USB-Serial cable:

https://www.olimex.com/Products/Componen...l-Cable-F/

OK, no problem for an install, but then going to testing, kernel 5.6.0-1-arm64 and still no HDMI, even console. Serial is nice, and ssh is most likely the main way I will be interfacing with the computer, but I am curious as to how to troubleshoot the HDMI output.

Still searching but maybe someone here can already point me in the right direction
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#2
Hi,

for me, HDMI is working perfectly fine (as console output) on a A64 with 2GB (I assume it's the plus model?) and the current unstable kernel (5.7). I guess the reason why it may not be working for you could be an outdated u-boot.

I installed my OS in a VM first (using the official installer) and then moved it over to the real hardware. You can read about how I did that here:

https://www.kulesz.me/post/140-debian-de...4-install/

Hope this helps.
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