Manjaro pinebookpro images with kernel 5.7.19
#1
Does anyone know where the Manjaro images (xfce) for pbpro using kernel 5.7.19 are available for download?
The images on Manjaro's GitHub page come with kernel 5.18 which breaks the usb-c to HDMI driver.
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#2
I believe you can use the linux-pinebookpro package (pacman) and that should install Kernel 5.7.
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#3
In my case the linux-pinebookpro kernel image errors out while trying to create the initramfs file. It doesn't find the module panel_edp which is being currently used by kernel 5.18+. It appears that at some point panel_simple module got replaced by panel_edp. That's why I was looking for the original images built with kernel 5.7.

I'd be curious if you have the same problem while running kernel 5.18/5.19 and trying to install the linux-pinebookpro 5.7.
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#4
OK, I have 5.8.14
In the xz ,, in /usr/share/libalpm/90-linux.hook
(linux-5.8.14-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz)
is the line,,,, Exec = /usr/bin/mkinitcpio -p linux
-p means that you should look in /etc/mkinitcpio.d for a file linux,,
and maybe edit it
BTW, in 5.8.14 panel-simple is builtin, not a module
I don't know about 5.7
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and check /etc/mkinitrdcpio.conf,,, also its man page
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#5
(10-05-2022, 05:21 PM)wdt Wrote: OK, I have 5.8.14
In the xz ,, in /usr/share/libalpm/90-linux.hook
(linux-5.8.14-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz)
is the line,,,,  Exec = /usr/bin/mkinitcpio -p linux
-p means that you should look in /etc/mkinitcpio.d for a file linux,,
and maybe edit it
BTW, in 5.8.14 panel-simple is builtin, not a module
I don't know about 5.7
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and check /etc/mkinitrdcpio.conf,,, also its man page
[quote pid="113544" dateline="1665012068"]
Thanks wdt.

I was able to modify the mkinitrdcpio.conf file and at least now the initramfs file is created without errors after installing linux-pinebookpro kernel. The config file had an entry to load up some kernel modules including panel_edp. I changed it to panel_simple and the initramfs file got created. However, now the system boots up from kernel 5.7 with a dark screen. I'm guessing it's looking for panel_edp and not finding anything.

Any ideas?
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#6
Do you have display on vt (virtual terminal)?
ie,,, ctl-alt-F3
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#7
(10-06-2022, 08:25 AM)wdt Wrote: Do you have display on vt (virtual terminal)?
ie,,, ctl-alt-F3

No display on virtual terminal when the screen is black. 
Also, the issue seems intermittent. Once every 5 times the boot up works fine and the display comes up correctly. Does this seem like an issue with booting up rather than just a display issue?
Systemd seems to be acting up also with not rebooting or powering off with systemctl reboot or power off commands. This is all with the 5.7.19 kernel.
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#8
Maybe,, with one of your successful boots, make a new initrd,
that is,,,, /usr/bin/mkinitcpio -p linux and check datestamps that old one is replaced
Maybe the black screen problem is a bad combination of video drivers,
I seem to remember, 1.5+ years ago a script in the manjaro forum to sort video out
Also, manjaro removed 5.8, I'm not sure why, I complained but no answer that made sense
Then I realized I had it in /var/cache/.....
so,,, here is linux-5.8.14-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz ,,, if you want it,,,BTW S3 works well with this (S2ram)
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folde...NMFznnrzV9
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#9
(10-06-2022, 07:56 PM)wdt Wrote: Maybe,, with one of your successful boots, make a new initrd,
that is,,,, /usr/bin/mkinitcpio -p linux and check datestamps that old one is replaced
Maybe the black screen problem is a bad combination of video drivers,
I seem to remember, 1.5+ years ago a script in the manjaro forum to sort video out
Also, manjaro removed 5.8, I'm not sure why, I complained but no answer that made sense
Then I realized I had it in /var/cache/.....
so,,, here is    linux-5.8.14-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz  ,,, if you want it,,,BTW S3 works well with this (S2ram)
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folde...NMFznnrzV9

I will have to do a fresh install. After modifying the mkinitcpio.conf file and removing the module panel_simple from the boot up requirements, the system boots up with a black screen every time now.

Which panel module is loaded in kernel 5.8.14? panel_simple or panel_edp?

Also, how did you end up on this kernel version? Was it available in the repo at some point?
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#10
>BTW, in 5.8.14 panel-simple is builtin, not a module
My pbp is from end 2019, came with mrfixit distro on emmc
(and more,,, a week after I got it, I got really sick for a month !!!)
At that time the manjaro distro had linux 5.7, early, without S3
(S2mem, STM). then there were a couple 5.7 updates and S3 could work
(and usbC video). Somewhere then an update to 5.8,,,, 2 versions
But the patch was dropped because it was a bit of a hack
And it never worked with nvme, it would start, then fail, and then wake
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