NetBSD for Pinebook
#1
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NetBSD is now available for the Pinebook. There appear to be 32 and 64bit images available.

Download from here.
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#2
According to Distrowatch it does not contain KDE neither Gnome.

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=netbsd
#3
(05-25-2018, 12:30 AM)Wizzard Wrote: According to Distrowatch it does not contain KDE neither Gnome.

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=netbsd

Looks like it's xfce. But hm... Gnome and KDE are in the 'Desktop' list... and er... the full package list? 

It may be running MATE... 

https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/pinebook
#4
I guess someone has to flash it and actually give it a go so we find out Smile Regardless, I am curious which features work and do not work using NetBSD (e.g. suspend, etc.,)
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#5
I would like to try it tonight, will give a feedback.
#6
Any idea, how to connect to wifi and to install something? Smile
#7
(05-25-2018, 01:49 PM)Wizzard Wrote: Any idea, how to connect to wifi and to install something? Smile

You'll need to use a plug in wifi adapter or usb ethernet adapter

From https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/pinebook

Quote:SDIO Wi-Fi is not yet supported.

And you have to love the attention to detail - "In addition, headphone jack sensing is supported to automatically mute the internal speakers when headphones are plugged in." and "The sleep (Fn+Esc), home (Fn+F1), volume down (Fn+F3), volume up (Fn+F4), and mute (Fn+F5) keys on the keyboard are mapped to uhid(4) devices. These can be used with usbhidaction"
#8
Damn, ok, so it is not usable for me Smile thanks
#9
Trying this  Big Grin

For pacakges the URL for 32bit seems to exist:

www.invisible.ca/packages/NetBSD/earmv7hf/8.0/All

But not for 64bit?? 

www.invisible.ca/packages/NetBSD/aarch64/8.0/All

Is not found...

I am probably doing something wrong? I-)
#10
You haven't done anything wrong, I've only built packages for 32-bit ARM at this point (the 64-bit ARM NetBSD port is only a few months old). I replaced that part of the web site with instructions for building packages from source with pkgsrc.


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