Need help with new pinebook pro
#1
Hello,

Just got a used pinebook pro. It came with postmarket OS so I tried to install Manjaro.

I did the following:
Download the latest Manjaro iso 
Burned it to a USB stick
Booted into Manjaro and installed into the USD. Booted again.
Used pacman to install manjaro-arm-flasher. Run manjaro-arm-flasher. 
Selected pbpro, KDE Plasma Edition, Version 22.04 if I recall correctly.
Then, selected mmcblk2, then flashed correctly.
Then when I try to boot from mmc y get red and green light flashing.

Pictures below show what I see when I boot before green and red flash.

[Image: ReJx1hC]

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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#2
Correct version is: Manjaro-ARM-kde-plasma-generic-22.08
Pictures are here: https://imgur.com/a/ReJx1hC

Any suggestions?
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#3
Try flashing an image from here: https://github.com/manjaro-arm/pbpro-images/releases

I've had more luck flashing to an SD card and running manjaro-arm-installer from a native environment than I have in Linux & macOS environments.
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#4
I had the same issue. The problem is with the new Images of Manjaro. They are being bundled as generic and not pbp specific files. When you try to book them with no U-Boot or Tow-Boot installed the computer looks dead. I took the computer apart a couple times to bypassed the EMMC before i could figure out the issue.

I have not messed with U-Boot or Tow-Boot yet as i see some people have issues with is.

What I did was install an older version of Manjaro and just update the filed once it booted. Steeb's post above gave you the correct link, it should be as simple as flash that file to the EMMC and you are set. Be prepared for the package manager to fail a couple time and ask for some packages to be replaced. There have been some big updates between the June and September images.

I am new to linux so I try and keep it simple. i am sure someone on here could provide a much more technical explanation on this but this is what I was able to figure out this far. I think they need to break this down on the Wiki page more as i have seen a lot of posts and people in chat having the same issue.

Take some time to read the wiki over if you have not, it has been a great help.
https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Pinebook_Pro#User_Guide
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#5
I'm guessing we all have the most recent revision of the Pinebook Pro, which is quite recent and has enough different drivers/firmware to make some of the more recent images unusable, it seems. I've had to modify the Debian installer script dramatically to get anything to work, I've had to load non-standard drivers to get WiFi going, and I still can't get memory-based sleep working, but once I do I'll make sure to document it.

Also, using the manjaro-arm-installer script, for some reason it will only work (at least with encryption) if I install it to an SD card -OR- if I install the minimal version and then manually load drivers and firmware for certain devices.

Anyway, I completely intended on tinkering, but it has been a little frustrating that a lot of existing guides seem to just not work as-is.

As an aside, it seems that overclocking the CPU has dramatically cut down on the speaker whine (between 15-90% brightness), and I've discovered that leaving pavucontrol running in the background stops the audio popping.
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#6
(08-31-2022, 08:41 AM)steeb Wrote: Try flashing an image from here: https://github.com/manjaro-arm/pbpro-images/releases

I've had more luck flashing to an SD card and running manjaro-arm-installer from a native environment than I have in Linux & macOS environments.

Thanks for the link.

The issue I have at this moment is that I cannot make manjaro to recognize the wifi card. I've tried many flavors of versions 22.02 & 22.04 from that link.

I am not trying to install manjaro to the eMMC but just recognize the wifi by booting with a USB drive.

I cannot even try to install manjaro to the eMMC since those images does not come with manjaro-arm-flasher nor manjaro-arm-installer and since no wifi is detected I cannot install them using pacman. I don't want to try downloading manjaro-arm-flasher because I want to avoid locking the pinebook.
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#7
You can always flash it manually. Just make sure you are booted from the SD card and you flash the EMMC.

Just make sure you check your disk drives first.

"lsblk" too find the correct emmc 1(normally your SD slot) or 2 (normally your emmc)

cd to the correct directory

$ xzcat (FILE NAME).img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/mmcblk2 status=progress - This is an example only, double check your target or you may flash the incorrect drive.

and you should be done.
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#8
(09-05-2022, 11:33 AM)magistral Wrote: The issue I have at this moment is that I cannot make manjaro to recognize the wifi card. I've tried many flavors of versions 22.02 & 22.04 from that link.

See this post on the Kali Linux forum for WiFi drivers: https://gitlab.com/kalilinux/build-scrip...1069959116

Copy the files to
Code:
/lib/firmware/brcm
and you'll have WiFi.

This has worked for all distros that I've tried so far, not just Manjaro, so keep these on an SD card!
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#9
In my opinion Arch Linux is the most mature distro. Using XFCE4 for some days & it's great.
Follow instructions in:
https://github.com/SvenKiljan/archlinuxa...mmc-module



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#10
The correct answer to your OP (as Shad0w pointed out) is to flash a bootloader onto SPI: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-...-devices-9. Generic images does not have an IBL, because U-Boot is device specific.
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