My Pinebook Pro after a month of use.
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(07-24-2020, 05:41 AM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(07-23-2020, 08:12 PM)Nobot Wrote: Sometimes my Pinebook works fine other times it is buggy. Not currently learning the Linux language. I am learning a new language that I can speak to other humans rather than machines. I am happy about the price I paid for the Pinebook. Overall unless you are fluent in Linux code the machine can be rather a nightmare. Occasional screen flickering. Weak or no sound output. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sometimes works. The screen output blacks out for a few seconds and then returns all the time. My connected hard drives and flash drives do not always respond and well...If you enjoy writing Linux code this machine is probably a dream for you. For average humans this machine is somewhat a disappointment. Developers if you want a machine that introduces Linux novices to the wonderful world of Linux this machine needs lots of work. Peace.
Sorry you feel that way. I understand that not knowing why something is not working how it's supposed to can be frustrating. 

What software are you using? Linux comes in many different distributions, or "distros" each containing different layers of programming. Some distros may work better than others.  When I got my pinebook pro it came with Debian. I've since switched to Manjaro and have found it works better and more consistently.  Maybe a change of distro may help you?  Do you need help figuring out how to do that?

I have the Manjaro that came installed on the machine. I did an update via the update manager. I have created a micro SD card with Manjaro Arm 20.06. When I use the micro SD card the machine works more reliably but I still have issues like freezing up and requiring a reboot.  I have had zero luck installing any other listed ARM 64 Linux distribution found on the Wiki Pinebook Pro site. My machine just sits with a red light and a dark gray screen when I try.  I have had success creating bootable  flash drives for my desk top.  The only expectation I had about the Pinebook Pro was that I would be able to install the latest OS on it without an excessive amount of pain and blood. That is it. So yes I am disappointed about that. I am willing to still try and update the OS to Manjaro 20.06 or any OS that will allow the machine to work correctly 95% of the time. 


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My Pinebook Pro after a month of use. - by Nobot - 07-23-2020, 08:12 PM
RE: My Pinebook Pro after a month of use. - by Nobot - 07-24-2020, 05:52 PM

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