A true mainline Linux Kernel for the Pinebook Pro
(06-19-2021, 05:36 PM)ramsey Wrote:
(04-26-2021, 04:38 PM)kalpazanius Wrote: Hi all,
is there any news on this topic? Are there any plans for updating? 5.12 is out already. Could we just use vanilla kernel sources already? Are all patches upstreamed and if no - is there a list of relevant fixes that are not upstreamed?
I guess that 5.11 and 5.12 kernels may bring useful updates to pinefrost, hantro and rkvdec.

I found this repo which appears to be a PKGBUILD for mainline support on Arch Linux ARM with kernel 5.12.9

https://github.com/nadiaholmquist/pbp-packages

This is actually ahead of the ALARM linux-aarch64, which is currently at 5.11.4. But it appears she archived it just a week ago. I'm not sure if that means the work is being moved elsewhere or she lost interest. In any case, I plan to build it myself. Hopefully it can be merged into the official ALARM pkgbuild.

I was introduced to Arch Linux from Nadia's PBP work and quite like it. After trying a lot of distros, I like Arch on the Pinebook Pro most. I'm quite sad that she has stopped her efforts.

Per https://github.com/nadiaholmquist/archiso-pbp, the normal ALARM linux-aarch64 kernel does not (yet?) support the PBP. I can confirm this is the case. What's needed now is an installer and kernel that boot ALARM on the PBP, and perhaps a wiki that keeps track of quirks. Nadia had done an excellent job with all of the above.


Messages In This Thread
5.12 - by kalpazanius - 04-26-2021, 04:38 PM
RE: 5.12 - by ramsey - 06-19-2021, 05:36 PM
RE: 5.12 - by linuxad - 06-20-2021, 09:26 AM

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