Will PINE A64+ (2GB) be ever ready for the makers?
#11
(07-24-2017, 12:11 PM)martinayotte Wrote: Are you sure you are running an Armbian image ?
Is it an old image that you've tried to upgrade or complete new image ?
What is displayed while doing "cat /etc/armbian-release" ?

It's a completely new image, downloaded from https://www.armbian.com/pine64/

As for /etc/armbian-release, it will have to wait until next week - I'm on vacation right now.
#12
Desktop Legacy or Server Mainline ?
Because Legacy doesn't have any overlays ...
#13
(07-24-2017, 12:24 PM)Umartinayotte Wrote: Desktop Legacy or Server Mainline ?
Because Legacy doesn't have any overlays ...

Desktop Legacy... Ah, I wish Documentation mentioned something about missing overlays! 
Thank you, I'll try Server after returning home.
#14
In the link you provided, it is clearly mentioned :


Quote:Currently implemented only for sunxi based devices that use mainline u-boot and kernel
#15
(07-24-2017, 12:45 PM)martinayotte Wrote: In the link you provided, it is clearly mentioned :


Quote:Currently implemented only for sunxi based devices that use mainline u-boot and kernel
Right, if I were a seasoned Linux expert, I would get it right away. But for a newbie like me, the esoteric connection between "sunxi", "mainline u-boot", and missing SPI support is not clear at all.
#16
(07-24-2017, 11:43 PM)aromring Wrote:
(07-24-2017, 12:45 PM)martinayotte Wrote: In the link you provided, it is clearly mentioned :


Quote:Currently implemented only for sunxi based devices that use mainline u-boot and kernel
Right, if I were a seasoned Linux expert, I would get it right away. But for a newbie like me, the esoteric connection between "sunxi", "mainline u-boot", and missing SPI support is not clear at all.
yeah. and there is no secret decoder ring either. i just want to mention that the armbian forum can at times be a good source of support also. however things can also be esoteric there as well.
#17
Back from vacation, I went straight to https://www.armbian.com/pine64/ and downloaded the suggested Mainline Server version of Armbian (thank you). It flashed flawlessly. First boot: big "Armbian" appears in the middle of the screen plus a few scrolling messages; it gets to "Starting kernel...", the screen turns black and stays black forever...

@#$@$%@!

Nothing works on this crap!
#18
(08-03-2017, 09:11 PM)aromring Wrote: Back from vacation, I went straight to https://www.armbian.com/pine64/ and downloaded the suggested Mainline Server version of Armbian (thank you). It flashed flawlessly. First boot: big "Armbian" appears in the middle of the screen plus a few scrolling messages; it gets to "Starting kernel...", the screen turns black and stays black forever...

@#$@$%@!

Nothing works on this crap!


I tried a mainline version a couple days ago, and I don't think I got *any* display output at all (another person said he got similar to you, but it was a weird resolution). However, serial/uart and SSH logins still worked, it's only the HDMI output that isn't working Wink Which is to be expected when you consider that the mainline kernel is 'experimental'.


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