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Posted by: AndyK - 7 hours ago - Forum: Linux - Replies (1)

So I've been playing with the sound on my Pinebook 14" and found the tip to use alsamixer solved the problem of sound being so quiet as inaudible, but now I can hear it, I am thinking Bluetooth Speakers may be the way to go.

So that got me exploring Bluetooth on my PB14  and it hasn't been very successful: So far all attempts to pair anything just seem to fail - not with an error - nothing seems to happen. 

i've tried a UE Megaboom and a Philips SBT75 speaker and also tried pairing with my iPhone to use it as a network device. Nothing seems to pair and connect successfully.

This is on Ubuntu 0.5.5-65

Is there any wisdom out there on how you get Bluetooth working? It seems to work under Android 7.1 so I am sure its not hardware. 


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  Left vs Right USB socket on Pinebook 14"
Posted by: AndyK - 7 hours ago - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - No Replies

Just wanted to comment that I noticed that a USB HDD plugged into the LEFT USB port won't power up properly (looks like it can't get enough current), but plugged into the RIGHT USB socket it behaves normally.

Is this intentional?

It's not a problem as you can use the right hand socket but it is an inconvenience if you are not aware of it.


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  NO shipping method for my country
Posted by: mehedi16 - Yesterday, 11:15 AM - Forum: General Discussion on Pinebook - Replies (1)

I want to order pinebook 14" from Bangladesh, but at checkout it says 

"There are no shipping methods available. Please double check your address, or contact us if you need any help."

I emailed at "" but didnt get any reply [Image: sad.png]

my coupon code expires on 2017-06-30, so please help me on this matter as soon as possible.

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  Cover easily scratched?
Posted by: Devilotx - Yesterday, 06:58 AM - Forum: General Discussion on Pinebook - Replies (3)

Sorry, no pics at the moment, but I decided to take my pinebook to work so I could spend a little more time getting to know it, and when I pulled it from my bag, I found a heavy rub/damaged area on the surface of the lid, while the pinebook was in a backpack, with only a few other items inside, I was surprised the device was scarred up that easily?

The damage appears to have been caused by the power adapter jostling around while I walked. Also noted some red color rubbed off the empty water bottle I keep in my bag as well, and that wiped off easily enough with a touch of 409 and a paper towel, but I'm a bit concerned about the durability of this device.

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  Android 6.0.1 (LCD Panel version) reboot problems
Posted by: Maxim0n - Yesterday, 06:29 AM - Forum: Android - Replies (1)


I have been using Pine A64 2GB version for a year and absolutely love it.
I updated the os from Android 5 to the latest Android 6.0.1 (Android 6.0.1 (LCD Panel Video Output) [20170209]) and i noticed that everything works prefectly as long as you don't  shut the system down.
I have reimaged the memory card and after that everything works just fine until i reboot the system. I do it by holding the power button that is soldered down for ~3 seconds and selecting the shutdown or reboot option. Ether of theese gives the same result, a black screen after initial power on cyckle. Apparantly it's not getting any boot directions from the memory card. 
I ran the verify option from the ethcer program and it was successfull and i can see the partitions on the memory card are the same before i initially start the Pine from the memory card and after i shut it down and it does not boot anymore.

I have tried to install this with the Etcher program as well as the new Pine Insaller and i have only used the images provided from or the Pine Installer options.

This did not happen with the Android 5 LCD version and i plan on dowgrading to it to test the boot procedures.
I have changed the memory card to see if the old card had become corrupted. Didn't help.
I'll test this with the non LCD version allso to see if it does the same or not.

Has anyone else noticed this kind of behaviour?

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  DVB-T dongle
Posted by: Erik - 06-22-2017, 06:26 AM - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - Replies (6)


I just inserted a USB DVB-T dongle (in holland DVB-T is wide spread in use) it9135 in the pinebook. after downloading the firmware and copying the file to /lib/firmware the dongle was recognised in both lsusb and in dmesg.

However if I start vlc to watch TV (on 722MHz with 8MHz bandwidth in my region) it states there is no DVB device present. The same error occures when I start w_scan to see what is beeing broadcasted. The dongle/antenne works on other equipment using linux so in theory....

using Mate on a PineBook.

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  java crashes
Posted by: Erik - 06-22-2017, 06:18 AM - Forum: Hardware and Accessories - Replies (5)


I just received my pinebook and I think it's great. Just a small obversation:
java and anything which uses it causes a segmentation fault and core dump. I did an apt install scilab to see if I could use the pinebook to do some calculations. I was 'treated' by aformentioned error. Running java or javac  gives a similar result. I then got a fresh jdk from and unpacked it in /opt; this seemed to work except that I still have /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.8.0.----- installed and scilab still crashes.

Any ideas on this (apart from changing $PATH so the /opt/jdk is used before the 'other' one)?

I am only half familiar with the workings of alternative, I noticed a /etc/alternative/ directory where there was a java link present.

Any help would be help-full on this one.

Erik Ulijn

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  Pinebook 14 Speaker Volume
Posted by: mseth - 06-21-2017, 11:48 AM - Forum: General Discussion on Pinebook - Replies (3)


I just received my PineBook and noticed the speaker don't get very loud.. there is noise coming out from them, but it's very faint. I have to put my ear a few inches away to hear it clearly. I tried turning up the volume on the system and the audio application to full. Has anyone had a similar experience? Does anyone know what might be happening?


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  Chromium for Q4OS
Posted by: q4osteam - 06-21-2017, 08:09 AM - Forum: Linux - No Replies

For everyone who want to run Chromium browser within Q4OS. Now it's available from Q4OS Software Centre, just do system update:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
and install Chromium from the Software Centre.

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Information Software Updater errors
Posted by: pfeerick - 06-21-2017, 06:43 AM - Forum: Linux - No Replies

This post is here to document a known issue which most likely stems from an odd requirement of the graphical Software Updater tool used in Ubuntu. It's not new, nor is it unique to the pinebook/pine64. It has plagued other SBC communities, even the mighty Raspberry Pi has suffered from it! Wink So, the Software Updater tool runs contently in the background, checking for updates. Or you decide to run it manually... you remember where it is, don't you... it's here:


So, either you run it manually, or it suddenly tells you there are updates ready to install. So you dutifully click the 'Update' button, only to be greeted with this nasty error screen. 


What did you do wrong? Absolutely nothing. For some bizzare reason, it expects that /boot has at least 48.2M free (this may not always be the case, but it is the typical number). And since the boot partition is 50M in size, with 23M used on my own system at the time of writing... the 28M of free space just doesn't satisfy it. 

So what do you do? Instead, run a terminal, for example, Applications -> System Tools -> MATE Terminal, 


and run "sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade" (without the quotes). That's it. This will update your system, and you won't get any nasty unnecessary warnings about /boot not having enough free space!

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