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KDE Neon Pinebook remix edition RC image
#21
This is absolutely fantastic! I have a whole new love and use for my Pinebook now. Gobsmacked at the perfomance. Thank you!
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#22
So all the bugs with sound and suspend are solved?
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#23
How does the speed compare to the "stock" Ubuntu Mate?
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#24
(08-30-2018, 10:17 AM)machinehum Wrote: How does the speed compare to the "stock" Ubuntu Mate?

Its snappier when installed to eMMC. But there are no miracles.
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#25
Any update on the suspend issue?
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#26
This is really bizarre, but anyone else find that Firefox opens up immediately after login? I can't find it referenced in Startup and Shutdown, it's configured to start an empty session, and it isn't in xdg or local user autostart directories.
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#27
(09-06-2018, 10:24 AM)soupbowl Wrote: This is really bizarre, but anyone else find that Firefox opens up immediately after login? I can't find it referenced in Startup and Shutdown, it's configured to start an empty session, and it isn't in xdg or local user autostart directories.

Hehe I noticed too, but haven't found how and were..
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#28
(09-06-2018, 10:24 AM)soupbowl Wrote: This is really bizarre, but anyone else find that Firefox opens up immediately after login? I can't find it referenced in Startup and Shutdown, it's configured to start an empty session, and it isn't in xdg or local user autostart directories.

Hey
This comes from /usr/share/neon-settings-pinebook/plasma5-profile/autostart/firefox-preload.desktop

You could simply nuke this file so that firefox does not get preloaded on startup.
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#29
I haven't had any luck getting this installed on my Pinebook.  I don't have the necessary things to try method 1. This image doesn't seem to have an eMMC flasher, though every time I tried running the first time installation after booting on SD, I ended up with a non-bootable SD.  I also tried method 3, but the KDE Neon image is too large to fit. 

I also tried dd'ing the image to the eMMC, but ended up with a non-booting machine.  I backed up / restored the original eMMC contents successfully so I know it should work.  Is the image on kce.org specifically for SD or should it in fact work if copied to the eMMC?

I just ordered a cheap USB to eMMC adapter and will try installing the image on the eMMS with that next.

(08-23-2018, 02:29 PM)Luke Wrote: Not sure what the outlets mean by 'detailed instructions' either. Instructions on how to flash the internal eMMC on the Pinebook can be found here.

But since many sources point online here, I feel compelled to quickly write up the missing kind-of detailed instructions:

In short, you can flash the eMMC on the Pinebook either via: 1) FEL (outline in link above); 2) booting from SD and flashing to eMMC (some OS images have their own installers while on other OS' you have dd the eMMC manually); 3) using a special SD card image (such as this one).

As for 3), its worth mentioning that it can be easily modified to flash any OS image to eMMC by i) flashing the image above to a SD card ii) mounting the rootfs partition of the SD card on your computer (I am assuming you're on *nix) iii) deleting 'pinebook.img' from the partition iv) copying over whatever OS image you want on your Pinebook's eMMC v) renaming the OS image you copied over 'pinebook.img' vi) and lastly putting it into your Pinebook, powering it on and following onscreen instructions (NB disregard that it says 'flashing Ubuntu Mate' -> its actually flashing whatever OS image you placed in the SD rootfs).

I trust this helps.
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#30
(09-14-2018, 04:18 PM)junktronix Wrote: I haven't had any luck getting this installed on my Pinebook.  I don't have the necessary things to try method 1. This image doesn't seem to have an eMMC flasher, though every time I tried running the first time installation after booting on SD, I ended up with a non-bootable SD.  I also tried method 3, but the KDE Neon image is too large to fit. 

I also tried dd'ing the image to the eMMC, but ended up with a non-booting machine.  I backed up / restored the original eMMC contents successfully so I know it should work.  Is the image on kce.org specifically for SD or should it in fact work if copied to the eMMC?

I just ordered a cheap USB to eMMC adapter and will try installing the image on the eMMS with that next.

(08-23-2018, 02:29 PM)Luke Wrote: Not sure what the outlets mean by 'detailed instructions' either. Instructions on how to flash the internal eMMC on the Pinebook can be found here.

But since many sources point online here, I feel compelled to quickly write up the missing kind-of detailed instructions:

In short, you can flash the eMMC on the Pinebook either via: 1) FEL (outline in link above); 2) booting from SD and flashing to eMMC (some OS images have their own installers while on other OS' you have dd the eMMC manually); 3) using a special SD card image (such as this one).

As for 3), its worth mentioning that it can be easily modified to flash any OS image to eMMC by i) flashing the image above to a SD card ii) mounting the rootfs partition of the SD card on your computer (I am assuming you're on *nix) iii) deleting 'pinebook.img' from the partition iv) copying over whatever OS image you want on your Pinebook's eMMC v) renaming the OS image you copied over 'pinebook.img' vi) and lastly putting it into your Pinebook, powering it on and following onscreen instructions (NB disregard that it says 'flashing Ubuntu Mate' -> its actually flashing whatever OS image you placed in the SD rootfs).

I trust this helps.

I got it installed after all.  My method was to install KDE Plasme on both an SD card and a USB thumb drive, then boot on the SD and dd the thumb drive (/dev/sda) to the eMMC.  It's running great and a huge improvement over the stock Xenial.  I noticed that there is no swap enabled, but there is 20MB of unallocated space at the beginning of flash.  I set that up as a swap partition, but the machine wouldn't reboot after that.  Any thoughts on swap space for this release?
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