New to Pinebook Pro
#1
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Salutations Everyone,

I just purchased my pinebook pro recently and just received it yesterday. I am so excited to finally have a linux operating system as up until this point i've only ever used Mac and Windows. I've never dabbled in Linux before so this will be my maiden voyage.

I've been trying to read the wikis and information on Google but unfortunately I do not have the time to go through all the documentations just yet. I had a few questions:

1. I want to install Thunderbird the email client from the makers of Mozilla firefox do I install with a package manager or outside a package manager. Since I'm new to Linux I must ask what is the package manager and how to do I access it?

2. I wanted to download Discord for my pinebook pro when I went to their site and clicked Download for Linux, two options appeared. deb and tar.gz , I briefly searched these two on Google but there as not beginer to Linux information easily found for what these are and which one I should click on for my pinebook pro.

Regards,

Sanjev Rajaram
#2
manjaro package manager is pacman.

discord for arm64 is not officially a thing. use the website client or gtkcord3
#3
(06-05-2020, 07:22 PM)xmixahlx Wrote: manjaro package manager is pacman.

discord for arm64 is not officially a thing. use the website client or gtkcord3

Awesome but what is Manjao Package Manager? Is that included in this laptop.

Website client should be fine. I'm unfamiliar with the term "gtkcord3", what does it mean?
#4
(06-05-2020, 07:25 PM)SanjevR Wrote:
(06-05-2020, 07:22 PM)xmixahlx Wrote: manjaro package manager is pacman.

discord for arm64 is not officially a thing. use the website client or gtkcord3

Awesome but what is Manjao Package Manager? Is that included in this laptop.

Website client should be fine. I'm unfamiliar with the term "gtkcord3", what does it mean?

Hello Dear and Welcome to Pine64 Forum,

I will try to help you with your query.

Manjaro Package Manager is pamac while pacman is from command line. For ease of user we have Pamac which is a Graphical UI.
Please press the 'M' Logo on the bottom left of your screen and you will see a Start menu then just type `pamac` and it will show you "Add/Remove Software" this will open the application which is responsible for installing and removing software application from Manjaro OS.

There you can just type "Thunderbird" and it will show an Install button on the right side, to install it will ask you for your login password for security purpose, please type in the password and it will start the installation process.

Once installation is completed you will see Thunderbird in your Start menu and you can add it to the task bar using 'Pin to task bar' option.

I hope this will give you a basic understanding on how to install/remove softwares on Manjaro.

Good Luck.
Manjaro ARM Team.
Devices: Pinebook Pro & PinePhone.
#5
(06-06-2020, 02:00 AM)spikerguy Wrote:
(06-05-2020, 07:25 PM)SanjevR Wrote:
(06-05-2020, 07:22 PM)xmixahlx Wrote: manjaro package manager is pacman.

discord for arm64 is not officially a thing. use the website client or gtkcord3

Awesome but what is Manjao Package Manager? Is that included in this laptop.

Website client should be fine. I'm unfamiliar with the term "gtkcord3", what does it mean?

Hello Dear and Welcome to Pine64 Forum,

I will try to help you with your query.

Manjaro Package Manager is pamac while pacman is from command line. For ease of user we have Pamac which is a Graphical UI.
Please press the 'M' Logo on the bottom left of your screen and you will see a Start menu then just type `pamac` and it will show you "Add/Remove Software" this will open the application which is responsible for installing and removing software application from Manjaro OS.

There you can just type "Thunderbird" and it will show an Install button on the right side, to install it will ask you for your login password for security purpose, please type in the password and it will start the installation process.

Once installation is completed you will see Thunderbird in your Start menu and you can add it to the task bar using 'Pin to task bar' option.

I hope this will give you a basic understanding on how to install/remove softwares on Manjaro.

Good Luck.
 Awesome that was great help! Quick questions though when I downloaded Thunderbird and placed the icon on my desktop there is Red Triangle with an Exclamation Mark on it. What does that Mean? I don't know how to screenshot yet in Pinebrook Pro but I wish I could to show you the image of it.
#6
(06-06-2020, 08:19 PM)SanjevR Wrote:
(06-06-2020, 02:00 AM)spikerguy Wrote:
(06-05-2020, 07:25 PM)SanjevR Wrote:
(06-05-2020, 07:22 PM)xmixahlx Wrote: manjaro package manager is pacman.

discord for arm64 is not officially a thing. use the website client or gtkcord3

Awesome but what is Manjao Package Manager? Is that included in this laptop.

Website client should be fine. I'm unfamiliar with the term "gtkcord3", what does it mean?

Hello Dear and Welcome to Pine64 Forum,

I will try to help you with your query.

Manjaro Package Manager is pamac while pacman is from command line. For ease of user we have Pamac which is a Graphical UI.
Please press the 'M' Logo on the bottom left of your screen and you will see a Start menu then just type `pamac` and it will show you "Add/Remove Software" this will open the application which is responsible for installing and removing software application from Manjaro OS.

There you can just type "Thunderbird" and it will show an Install button on the right side, to install it will ask you for your login password for security purpose, please type in the password and it will start the installation process.

Once installation is completed you will see Thunderbird in your Start menu and you can add it to the task bar using 'Pin to task bar' option.

I hope this will give you a basic understanding on how to install/remove softwares on Manjaro.

Good Luck.
 Awesome that was great help! Quick questions though when I downloaded Thunderbird and placed the icon on my desktop there is Red Triangle with an Exclamation Mark on it. What does that Mean? I don't know how to screenshot yet in Pinebrook Pro but I wish I could to show you the image of it.

Hello Dear,

It would be helpful if you can share a screenshot of this as I have never seen Thunderbird icon with red mark.

Thanks.
Manjaro ARM Team.
Devices: Pinebook Pro & PinePhone.


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