Fedora Workstation (36) on Pinebook Pro
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What is the current status of Fedora on Pinebook Pro?

Using the PINE64 wiki ( https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Pinebook_Pr...ase#Fedora ) :

Links here: https://builds.armdevelopers.com/pineboo...eases/dev/ 
Which has a Fedora Workstation 32 image.
 
Or do I just grab the standard Fedora aarch64 raw image here?
https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/
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#2
I used the raw img and 36 works really well (booting from nvme via tow-boot). I've heard some people say that sound is broken at the moment in fc36, but my sound has been broken at the hardware level for at least six months, so I can't confirm (usb/bluetooth sound is fine). Pay attention to the installation instructions if using Tow-boot - you may need the final step which is to copy a different grub version into /boot/efi.
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(08-23-2022, 05:08 PM)pjsf Wrote: I used the raw img and 36 works really well (booting from nvme via tow-boot). I've heard some people say that sound is broken at the moment in fc36, but my sound has been broken at the hardware level for at least six months, so I can't confirm (usb/bluetooth sound is fine). Pay attention to the installation instructions if using Tow-boot - you may need the final step which is to copy a different grub version into /boot/efi.

Thank you for the reply.

What install instructions are you using?

I was planning to install U-Boot to the SPI flash per the blog post: https://nullr0ute.com/2021/05/fedora-on-...ebook-pro/

Why are people so excited about Tow-Boot...GRUB2 support?
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(08-24-2022, 01:38 PM)u974615 Wrote:
(08-23-2022, 05:08 PM)pjsf Wrote: I used the raw img and 36 works really well (booting from nvme via tow-boot). I've heard some people say that sound is broken at the moment in fc36, but my sound has been broken at the hardware level for at least six months, so I can't confirm (usb/bluetooth sound is fine). Pay attention to the installation instructions if using Tow-boot - you may need the final step which is to copy a different grub version into /boot/efi.

Thank you for the reply.

What install instructions are you using?

I was planning to install U-Boot to the SPI flash per the blog post: https://nullr0ute.com/2021/05/fedora-on-...ebook-pro/

Why are people so excited about Tow-Boot...GRUB2 support?

I'm using Tow-boot to allow booting direct from nvme, GRUB support is also useful when trying to stay as close to mainline fedora as possible. I used the guide by Peter Robinson that you mentioned alongside https://tow-boot.org/getting-started.html and https://tow-boot.org/distributions/fedora.html, there's also some youtube videos which are generally about fc32 but you may spot some useful information in  there too. I installed Tow-boot and 36 from withing manjaro running from the sd card.
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I have been able to successfully flash TOW-Boot to the SPI, and create a bootable microSDXC (Video speed class 10 ) image of Fedora Workstation 36 for aarch64.

I can see why one would use an NVMe SS drive verses eMMC with Fedora Workstation for ARM64.

How did you get the brcmfmac Wifi driver working?  I installed the one linked in the blog post, but no success.
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Check the firmware, copy all files from Manjaro /usr/lib/firmware. I guess some firmware files are missing. I managed to get void Linux wifi working that way.

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(08-26-2022, 11:18 PM)u974615 Wrote: I have been able to successfully flash TOW-Boot to the SPI, and create a bootable microSDXC (Video speed class 10 ) image of Fedora Workstation 36 for aarch64.

I can see why one would use an NVMe SS drive verses eMMC with Fedora Workstation for ARM64.

How did you get the brcmfmac Wifi driver working?  I installed the one linked in the blog post, but no success.

What he said, or use dmesg to see what firmware file is failing to load and just copy that one form either manjaro or another source to the location in the error message, them either rmmod/modprobe or reboot.
I never tried fedora from emmc, it was way too slow on sd though but fairly smooth on nvme.
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(08-27-2022, 03:06 PM)petersen77 Wrote: Check the firmware, copy all files from Manjaro /usr/lib/firmware. I guess some firmware files are missing. I managed to get void Linux wifi working that way.

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Tried this. No change.  Wifi still not working.  Oddly, bluetooth is working.

(08-27-2022, 05:56 PM)pjsf Wrote:
(08-26-2022, 11:18 PM)u974615 Wrote: I have been able to successfully flash TOW-Boot to the SPI, and create a bootable microSDXC (Video speed class 10 ) image of Fedora Workstation 36 for aarch64.

I can see why one would use an NVMe SS drive verses eMMC with Fedora Workstation for ARM64.

How did you get the brcmfmac Wifi driver working?  I installed the one linked in the blog post, but no success.

What he said, or use dmesg to see what firmware file is failing to load and just copy that one form either manjaro or another source to the location in the error message, them either rmmod/modprobe or reboot.
I never tried fedora from emmc, it was way too slow on sd though but fairly smooth on nvme.

Neither dmesg nor journalctl have anything about brcmfmac43456.  I feel like there should be a kernel module of wl, but don't even see that failing to load.

I was hoping to have Wifi working, before installing to the eMMC.
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(08-29-2022, 11:09 PM)u974615 Wrote:
(08-27-2022, 03:06 PM)petersen77 Wrote: Check the firmware, copy all files from Manjaro /usr/lib/firmware. I guess some firmware files are missing. I managed to get void Linux wifi working that way.

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Tried this. No change.  Wifi still not working.  Oddly, bluetooth is working.

(08-27-2022, 05:56 PM)pjsf Wrote:
(08-26-2022, 11:18 PM)u974615 Wrote: I have been able to successfully flash TOW-Boot to the SPI, and create a bootable microSDXC (Video speed class 10 ) image of Fedora Workstation 36 for aarch64.

I can see why one would use an NVMe SS drive verses eMMC with Fedora Workstation for ARM64.

How did you get the brcmfmac Wifi driver working?  I installed the one linked in the blog post, but no success.

What he said, or use dmesg to see what firmware file is failing to load and just copy that one form either manjaro or another source to the location in the error message, them either rmmod/modprobe or reboot.
I never tried fedora from emmc, it was way too slow on sd though but fairly smooth on nvme.

Neither dmesg nor journalctl have anything about brcmfmac43456.  I feel like there should be a kernel module of wl, but don't even see that failing to load.

I was hoping to have Wifi working, before installing to the eMMC.
did you use dnf to install the rpm or software-center or something else?
so if you do lsmod do you see brcrmfmac loaded? I was actually misrembering , the only firmware I needed to find was BCM4345CS.hcd for the bluetooth support.
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(08-30-2022, 09:50 PM)pjsf Wrote: did you use dnf to install the rpm or software-center or something else?
so if you do lsmod do you see brcrmfmac loaded? I was actually misrembering , the only firmware I needed to find was BCM4345CS.hcd for the bluetooth support.

I used "$ sudo rpm --install brcm-pinebookpro-0.0-1.noarch.rpm"

I even copied (cp -r option) all the firmware files from the working Manjaro Plasma installed on the eMMC to the Fedora 36 Workstation image.

lsmod doesn't list brcmfmac nor any brcm module.

I was going to remove all the existing firmware files and re-copy the firmware files again.
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