Q4OS for PinebookPro
#1
A testing build of the Q4OS for Pinebook Pro is available. It is based on the Armbian Buster / arm64.

Download:
 https://sourceforge.net/projects/q4os/files/testing/

Initial credentials:
 Username: adminq
 Password: adminq

Although the image is stable and ready for general use, it still lacks some functionality. Anyone is welcome to download and test Q4OS, and share an experience here.

Known issues:
 - The default output audio channel is preset to hdmi. To get sound from internal speakers, you need to select "speakers" as the default pulseaudio fallback channel in the Pulseaudio control (pavucontrol) panel.
 - Suspend does not work.
 - Brightness and Volume function keys do not work.

Please note, this testing build is not intended for a production deployment.
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#2
Hi and thanks for sharing this with us Smile
Come have a chat in the Pine A64 IRC channel >>
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#3
(11-20-2019, 07:37 AM)q4osteam Wrote: First testing build of the Q4OS for Pinebook Pro is available. It is based on the official Pine64 Debian Stretch / armhf system.

Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/q4os/files/testing/

Description: Although the image has been tested and can be used safely, it suffers with a few quite serious issues. This testing build is not recommended for a production deployment. Anyone is welcome to download and test Q4OS, and post any findings here.

Initial credentials:
 Username: rock
 Password: rock

I tested and looks well.
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#4
A new testing release "q4os-2.7-pinebookpro.r3.zip" is available for download https://sourceforge.net/projects/q4os/files/testing/ . Palemoon, lightweight and fast web-browser featuring modern standards is included in the image. A few fixes and updates are provided as well.
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#5
Hi there,

I downloaded and very much like the Q4OS on my pinebook pro, but have a problem with kernel modules:

q4os-2.7-pinebookpro.r5.zip image is using kernel 4.4.203 but the /lib/modules/ folder contains the 4.4.202/ modules.
As a result, I can't get the Arduino Mega to connect.  It shows up on usb bus, but needs the cdc-acm.ko which fails.

- how can I generate the correct modules?
- which apt packages do I need to download and build the kernel? Another option for me to add cdc-acm into the kernel.  I haven't built a kernel for a loooooong time.

This was the first time I tried Q4OS and very much like the interface.  I'm guessing it is using kde 3.5, similar to my slackware machine Smile

Thank you,
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#6
This is my favorite desktop. Q4OS is running very well. The big issue I still have is the lack of a working battery indicator. I have on a couple occassions ran until the laptop just shut down. Beyond that it does suspend with the fn - esc combination and comes back to life pretty reliably. The software all seems to work pretty well after settling in for a bit.

Thank you for creating this image.

bill
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#7
An updated testing image "q4os-2.7-pinebookpro.r6-testing1.zip" is available. Battery indicator shows correct values now, a few other fixes has been made. Feel free to download from https://sourceforge.net/projects/q4os/files/testing/
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#8
(02-20-2020, 10:05 AM)q4osteam Wrote: An updated testing image "q4os-2.7-pinebookpro.r6-testing1.zip" is available. Battery indicator shows correct values now, a few other fixes has been made. Feel free to download from  https://sourceforge.net/projects/q4os/files/testing/

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#9
Hello Everyone,

Q4OS for Pinebook Pro has switched to Debian Buster. The new major relase is Q4OS 3.11 and it's based on Armbian Buster and Trinity desktop stable R14.0.8 version.

Anyone is welcome for testing, download the Q4OS image from our SourceForge repository https://sourceforge.net/projects/q4os/files/testing/

Just try it out and share your experience Smile
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#10
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(05-16-2020, 05:46 AM)q4osteam Wrote: Hello Everyone,

Q4OS for Pinebook Pro has switched to Debian Buster. The new major relase is Q4OS 3.11 and it's based on Armbian Buster and Trinity desktop stable R14.0.8 version.

Anyone is welcome for testing, download the Q4OS image from our SourceForge repository https://sourceforge.net/projects/q4os/files/testing/

Just try it out and share your experience Smile

I can't seem to be able to get this image to boot from either microsd or USB. The previous image worked just fine from my microsd card. All I can get is a backlight black screen. I have flashed the image twice with Balena Etcher, from both Windows and Linux. The SD card is good because I was able to flash and then boot into a different OS on my PBP from it. Ideas anyone?
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