Kali Linux for Pinebook Pro
#31
Hi all,

my Pinebook Pro is able to boot from the emmc but I have no network connection, although I can see my wifi network, and till now I was not able to find a way to activate it.
Any ideas?

Best regards, happy and healthy hacking!
Ricardo
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#32
I was able to boot from the emmc once. I didn't spend too much time diagnosing the issue, but one thing I noticed was that it does not appear the image has a separate boot partition. This might not be a big issue, but it seemed a little odd.
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#33
I was surprised to see Kazam is installed by default.
With 2020.1 it was fully working, but with 2020.2 audio is broken, also with root.
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#34
I'm using the 2020.02 image for Pinebook Pro from offensivesecurity. I flashed it to microSD with dd, but can't get it to boot. I tried flashing recalbox to the same SD card and it booted fine. I think I need to edit extlinux, but I'm not sure how to - the linked Kali bug addresses not being able to boot from eMMC.

Any ideas? TIA!
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#35
Kali 2020.2 for PBP works like a charm flashed on SD with no extra steps needed. Using it for my regular needs (messaging, compiling, programming, different IDE's, testing web server/client, network, cryptography, steganography, forensic, drone control, etc) for about 2+ weeks. More than enough software is available from apt or can be compiled from source. The only issue is that I was not able to make ALFA AWUS036ACS work with PBP for now(update: already compiled and working).
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#36
I did a test of Kali from an SD and it worked great. So I flashed it to the eMMC, rebooted and worked well.

But then I ran sudo apt upgrade and now it doesn't move past a black screen after reboot. Both when booting from the eMMC and now I can't even install Kali from the sd card. The red power light comes on but it doesn't turn green and just hangs there.

Is there something from the upgrade process that may be preventing my PBP from booting to the SD?
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#37
(06-05-2020, 09:19 PM)AustinFoss Wrote: I did a test of Kali from an SD and it worked great. So I flashed it to the  eMMC, rebooted and worked well.

But then I ran sudo apt upgrade and now it doesn't move past a black screen after reboot. Both when booting from the eMMC and now I can't even install Kali from the sd card. The red power light comes on but it doesn't turn green and just hangs there.

Is there something from the upgrade process that may be preventing my PBP from booting to the SD?

I had that same issue before. This is a known issue. I flashed manjaro to emmc with adapter. It is probably possible to flash without adapter using emmc switch (pbp wiki or search forum).
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#38
Has anyone had any luck running Kali in a VM, on the pinebook pro? What software and image did you use?
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#39
Didn't Kali switch to Xfce? What video driver is it using? I thought Mali T860 only did Wayland and Xfce only does Xorg, so might be using llvmpipe. Figured that's why KDE is working well, because of Wayland support.

Anywho, if they got hardware acceleration working with Xfce I might just have to buy one of these as a backup Xubuntu machine.
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#40
panfrost works with drm, wayland, and x11
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