Does any Os work yet?
#1
I don't know if I am particularly unlucky but every version of Op system I have tried either dies or just doesn't do anything after sign on even after leaving fora bout 20 minutes.  I have the 2gb 64 bit Pine and have tried to date Debian - gives up ghost after initial load!, Ubuntu started to look good but when trying to load firefox and Thunderbird stated something wrong and tried to report without success, gave up after 20 minutes staring at the aport icon.

I used to run various flavours of Linux including Fedora, Ubuntu and Suse on Intel Pcs so am not frightened to dig in a try things but really don't know where to start.  Indeed ran my business on Linux for a number of years before transferring to Apple.

Can any one recommend a working Linux distro for the pine 64 2GB or do I give up and buy a Raspberry?
#2
Which microSD card are you using?
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#3
(04-21-2016, 11:24 PM)ianrob99 Wrote: I don't know if I am particularly unlucky but every version of Op system I have tried either dies or just doesn't do anything after sign on even after leaving fora bout 20 minutes.  I have the 2gb 64 bit Pine and have tried to date Debian - gives up ghost after initial load!, Ubuntu started to look good but when trying to load firefox and Thunderbird stated something wrong and tried to report without success, gave up after 20 minutes staring at the aport icon.

I used to run various flavours of Linux including Fedora, Ubuntu and Suse on Intel Pcs so am not frightened to dig in a try things but really don't know where to start.  Indeed ran my business on Linux for a number of years before transferring to Apple.

Can any one recommend a working Linux distro for the pine 64 2GB or do I give up and buy a Raspberry?

Firefox is still known to be broken, don't know about Thunderbird. Ubuntu Xenial with longsleeps image works fine for me with the Pine64+.

Did just try Thunderbird, it worked fine for me also, could add my account and read mails...

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#4
(04-21-2016, 11:33 PM)JulianM Wrote: Which microSD card are you using?

I have 2 cards currently , one is an Apacer 16GB and the other is a Sandisk 32GB
#5
I ran Ubuntu just fine. There are some messages about crashing programs at startup but nothing that stopped it from working. Had a running Apache Server on the Pine and it all worked well. I used longsleeps images. I realize that this post doesn't really help you but I thought I'd answer the question in the title.
There must be something else wrong.
Seems like you were at a similar point and the question is more: Is there a OS that qualifies for being usable in a productive environment, aka for using the Pine as a Desktop replacement, right? Maybe you could specify your use case, to allow for more reasonable answers. Have you tried Remix OS?


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