Playbox LCD on Linux
Wow!  So simple!  worked first time!

So - I got it working with the Debian Mate image...  no dramas! Sweet!  (n.b. still can't install synergy - complains about libqnetwork dependancy)

But then I realised how much I hate Mate - so installed XFCE, and removed MATE...  but something went wrong along the way - and 'cause I couldn't get synergy to install from the "default" /etc/apt/sources.list that comes with the Pine Debian images - I decided I'd try DietPI :

It worked for a bit - but I noticed sometime (which also seems to have happened to my other Pine running DietPI) - drops off the network!  Stays online during the first boot up and pulls down its updates - but somewhere along the way it's drops off my LAN - and because the UART is disabled - I can't do anything....  I can confirm that boot up and Penguin logos show up as a splash screen (after replacing /boot/pine64/*.dtb files as per the at the github page) in DietPI - but the GUI (XFCE) never loads...  Actually tried it twice - and same result - nothing on screen, nothing on network (first few boots of DietPI it always gets the same IP address), and the UART is disabled...

So - I burned (figuratively) another image onto SDCard of Debian XFCE 18/07/2016 - and I've got it running currently - I have TOUCHED anything on there, left the /etc/apt/sources.list file alone (even though my ISP hosts ARMHF and ARM64/AARCH64 debian repos) - I've installed maybe a couple of things (unison, nfs-common) - and I still cannot install synergy (I acknowledge that quicksynergy is not repo'd for aarch64 [but it is in arm7l/armhf]) :

x@figlio-di-puttana:~$ sudo apt-get install synergy
Reading package lists... DoneR
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 synergy : Depends: libqt4-network (>= 4:4.5.3) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

But - never mind - I am CHUFFED that the Pine64 supplied 7" display is "that easy" to get going in Linux...  I'm not bothered about missing out on touch (it would be nice to have ALL the features of ALL the hardware supplied, working).

I will add - I am powering Pine64+ (2GB) directly to PWR header pins on the EULER bus and I also have a battery hooked up via the JST.

I even got bluetooth working!

So BIG massive Kudos to MackPI for the LCD and pfeerick for showing me how to get Bluetooth working...

Now I just need synergy to install (I already spent some time compiling it for armhf on one of my CHIPs - don't really want to do that again).

Messages In This Thread
Playbox LCD on Linux - by MackPI - 10-02-2016, 10:53 PM
RE: Playbox LCD on Linux - by MarkHaysHarris777 - 10-02-2016, 10:56 PM
RE: Playbox LCD on Linux - by blackt1ger - 10-02-2016, 11:37 PM
RE: Playbox LCD on Linux - by Terra854 - 10-03-2016, 02:56 AM
RE: Playbox LCD on Linux - by MackPI - 10-04-2016, 12:42 AM
RE: Playbox LCD on Linux - by Luke - 10-03-2016, 04:10 AM
RE: Playbox LCD on Linux - by psychedup - 10-03-2016, 11:08 AM
RE: Playbox LCD on Linux - by blackt1ger - 10-03-2016, 09:49 PM
RE: Playbox LCD on Linux - by UnixOutlaw - 10-06-2016, 03:26 AM
RE: Playbox LCD on Linux - by franklinvv - 10-18-2016, 05:09 PM
RE: Playbox LCD on Linux - by Zoidiano0 - 10-19-2016, 07:49 AM

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