new PinePhone upgrade issue
I followed the advice to do an upgrade on my newly received PinePhone(EU).  Previously it was showing KDE plasma version 5.21.2, kernal: 5.11.3-1manjaro-arm.

'sudo pacman -Syu'

I had to plug in a physical keyboard to be able to type 'Y' at the various prompts for the upgrade.  But now the process has stopped with a message that I cant fully read:

"roken and unlocking is r"
"witch to a virtual termin"
"and execute the comm"

"oginctl unlock-session c'"

" back to the running ses"

I can't rotate to see more, only the above is shown. large white text on black background.  Any advice please on what to do? I dont have the dock for an external monitor.
Preinstalled OS could be very outdated - start with flashing a fresh operating systemWink
My experience with Manjaro PlaMo:
(05-08-2023, 09:18 AM)acrux Wrote: Preinstalled OS could be very outdated - start with flashing a fresh operating systemWink

Thanks, I am starting to see I wasted a lot of time on the 'beta' shipped OS, I wonder why they even ship it like that.  Anyway I have manged to get past that screen, and upgraded to 6.1.21-1-MANJARO-ARM.  Seems much better, and not getting as hot.  But settings app doesnt work (red background - from pull down controls), or there is a settings app (pink background).  Neither starts.  I managed to SSH into the phone, but dont see anything obvious in /var/log/ folder, is there another place I should be checking for app logs? or somewhere I can see why both apps fail?  can they be started over SSH maybe?  I am a developer, but new to linux development.
Open Terminal and run "plasma-settings" from there - maybe it says what is wrong...
But anyway - even if you got your "ancient" preinstalled system updated - there are probably still incompatibilites etc as in current development stage flawless upgrade path over all versions is not a primary target at moment. Flash the latest OS, test it and give feedback - that is the most useful way Wink
BTW - settings app works here (beta14 + updates)...
My experience with Manjaro PlaMo:
thanks. roughly: main.qml:79 ModulesList Page unavailable, is not installed.

But I took the advice and have written latest stable (beta 31) to an sd card.  PP still boots into old OS, although I can clearly access the SDCard from the booted OS.  So it just seems like my PP wont boot from the SDCard.  I used Etcher on macos to write the .img file.  Same as what I use for my PI experiments...  I have PP Beta, so I should not have to change boot order?  I captured the first few lines on serial output at boot:

U-Boot SPL 2023.01-1 (Jan 29 2023 - 02:19:56 +0000)
DRAM: 2048 MiB
Trying to boot from MMC2
NOTICE:  BL31: v2.8(release):
NOTICE:  BL31: Built : 02:19:56, Jan 29 2023
NOTICE:  BL31: Detected Allwinner A64/H64/R18 SoC (1689)
NOTICE:  BL31: Found U-Boot DTB at 0x208fef8, model: Pine64 PinePhone (1.2)
OK, so I accidentally was using the PinePhonePro image, and also my SD card was too slow. It also seems like having a macos 'screen' session open to capture the console was preventing a normal boot, not sure about that, but anyway b30 up and running Smile
[edit] just realised I need plasma instead... start again... beta15 on the way...
[edit2] back up and running, phew! marking solved

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