An unofficial Debian Installer for Pinebook Pro
(02-25-2020, 12:53 PM)carletes Wrote: Thanks for your work on this, danielt! I'm happily running Debian Buster now off a microSD card.

Question regarding the `bootloader` Git submodule: It is now pointing to mrfixit2001's branch v1.5, which is not the latest available. Did you choose that branch for any particular reason? I created my microSD card using branch v1.9 (by manually checking it out, and commenting out the `git submodule update --init` command in the install script) and everything seems to be working just fine.

Hmm, I've tried installing v2.0 and can report happy results - while booting with all six cores enabled still takes some extra time, it is now almost an order of magnitude faster than before with v1.5.
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Hi there,
I've got up-to-date installation on my eMMC:

[email protected]> uname -a
Linux joyce.n1.pinyon.org 5.5.0-1-pinebookpro-arm64 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Feb 22 17:10:06 UTC 2020 aarch64 GNU/Linux

I few weeks ago I futzed around with a variety of window managers because my 25 year partner, FVWM, is just too slow.  I settled on MATE.  Looks pretty good, but somehow X stopped working.  The current error in /var/log/Xorg.1.log is:

[  1513.672] (II) event1  - gpio-keys: device is a switch device
[  1515.715] (EE)
[  1515.715] (EE) Backtrace:
[  1515.715] (EE) 0: /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg (OsLookupColor+0x188) [0xaaaacc1288a0]
[  1515.716] (EE) unw_get_proc_info failed: no unwind info found [-10]
[  1515.716] (EE)
[  1515.716] (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0xaadad44f3ba8
[  1515.716] (EE)
Fatal server error:
[  1515.716] (EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
[  1515.716] (EE)
[  1515.716] (EE)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
         at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
[  1515.716] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.1.log" for ad
ditional information.
[  1515.716] (EE)
[  1515.716] (II) AIGLX: Suspending AIGLX clients for VT switch
[  1515.742] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

This is root running 'startx'.

As you can see from the timestamp it actually gets really far.  The full MATE desktop
is visible for about 1s before crashing.  When I was exploring window managers
I did quite a bit of inadvertant uninstalls of lower level X/gl/mesa sorts of packages,
but I have been extremely diligant about searching for  something missing, or a conflict, and I can't find it.

So I am hoping someone has an idea.

Thanks!

So after post I discovered the topic "mesa-git build script for latest panfrost", ran the script, and ran startx and up came the desktop.

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8953

Hooray!
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glad mesa-git works for you.

regarding WM/DM, give xfce4, ice wm and sway a try. i primarily use sway and it is imho the best experience on pbp.
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