Arch Linux on Rockpro64
#1
Do you guys had any success installing Arch Linux ARM on Rockpro64? Ayufan's debian is working fine for me but for Arch Linux ARM, it didn't even boot the OS.
I followed installation instructions on this page, but hadn't got any luck.
#2
(11-06-2018, 12:49 AM)ali Wrote: Do you guys had any success installing Arch Linux ARM on Rockpro64? Ayufan's debian is working fine for me but for Arch Linux ARM, it didn't even boot the OS.
I followed installation instructions on this page, but hadn't got any luck.

Hopefully you were using RockPro64 uboot & DTB? These guys seemed to be OK a couple of months back.
  • ROCKPro64 v2.1 2GB, 16Gb eMMC for rootfs, SX8200Pro 512GB NVMe for /home, HDMI video & sound, Bluetooth keyboard & mouse. Arch (5.13 kernel, Openbox desktop) for general purpose daily PC.
  • PinePhone BraveHeart now v1.2b 3/32Gb daily driver, dual boot via p-boot with Mobian/f2fs/Phosh on eMMC, Arch/ext4/Phosh on SDcard
  • PinePhone v1.2a 2G/16Gb that needs USB board replaced
#3
Installing Arch Linux ARM as described on the Rock64 page you link to, is not available for the RockPro64 (yet). There are alternatives to get a working Arch disto. All rely on installing one of the existing images and removing all but the kernel (boot folder) and u-boot. I followed these instructions and got a pretty stable set-up (NAS mostly):

Code:
$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Arch Linux ARM"
ID=archarm
ID_LIKE=arch
PRETTY_NAME="Arch Linux ARM"
ANSI_COLOR="0;36"
HOME_URL="http://archlinuxarm.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://archlinuxarm.org/forum"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://github.com/archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs/issues"

and

Code:
$ uptime
21:19:28 up 42 days, 30 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.10, 0.09, 0.08
#4
(11-06-2018, 01:48 PM)dukla2000 Wrote: Hopefully you were using RockPro64 uboot & DTB? These guys seemed to be OK a couple of months back.

(11-06-2018, 03:38 PM)Yoast Wrote: Installing Arch Linux ARM as described on the Rock64 page you link to, is not available for the RockPro64 (yet). There are alternatives to get a working Arch disto. All rely on installing one of the existing images and removing all but the kernel (boot folder) and u-boot. I followed these instructions and got a pretty stable set-up (NAS mostly):

Code:
$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Arch Linux ARM"
ID=archarm
ID_LIKE=arch
PRETTY_NAME="Arch Linux ARM"
ANSI_COLOR="0;36"
HOME_URL="http://archlinuxarm.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://archlinuxarm.org/forum"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://github.com/archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs/issues"

and

Code:
$ uptime
21:19:28 up 42 days, 30 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.10, 0.09, 0.08

The HDMI port isn't going to work nicely with vanilla Arch, right? I guess I should stick with ayufan's Debian... at least for now
#5
HDMI did work out of the box last time I used Arch on RK3399. (kernel from Debian)
#6
(11-08-2018, 12:16 PM)elatllat Wrote: HDMI did work out of the box last time I used Arch on RK3399. (kernel from Debian)

have you managed HDMI to work? If it worked, how?
#7
"out of the box" means it just worked
#8
(11-08-2018, 01:13 PM)elatllat Wrote: "out of the box" means it just worked

ouch my bad... I misread your post. Thanks! I will try to install Arch then.
#9
Right now I'm using Arch on my rockpro64 to post this.
How to get hardware acceleration working? Does the driver exist for linux?

(11-08-2018, 12:16 PM)elatllat Wrote: HDMI did work out of the box last time I used Arch on RK3399. (kernel from Debian)

But HDMI didn't work if I use vanilla archlinux ARM kernel


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