Pinebook Pro & PinePhone shipping progress (2020)
(06-17-2020, 02:20 PM)nathanielwheeler Wrote: Just got my Pinebook Pro in, multiple days ahead of schedule!  The only thing that has so far upset me with it is that it is installed with Debian/MATE, when I was really excited for pre-installed KDE Manjaro.

i thought that manjaro was promised when the order was make.. another screw up by the factory after stringent QC?

so sad to hear this ..
Who cares? Manjaro even have a special image you can boot from the SD card that flashes the eMMC for you. If you haven't done anything with the laptop yet, just flash over it. It should be sooo simple.

https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/st...sma/20.04/

They have really tried to automate setting up everything for you. It will walk you through timezone, language encoding, root password, the lot.
(06-17-2020, 07:14 PM)Dendrocalamus64 Wrote: Who cares? Manjaro even have a special image you can boot from the SD card that flashes the eMMC for you.  If you haven't done anything with the laptop yet, just flash over it.  It should be sooo simple.

https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/st...sma/20.04/

They have really tried to automate setting up everything for you.  It will walk you through timezone, language encoding, root password, the lot.

Well, guess what?  It hasn't been 'sooo simple.'  I'm not an operating system developer 
who does this stuff every day.

Why do you have to be so condescending?  Do you actually think this is an intuitive process?  I was so excited to get this pinebook pro because it would already have KDE Manjaro installed on it, on an ARM board no less.  This is a frustrating process that makes me want to tear my eyelids out.  So forgive me if I'm not clicking my heels together in excitement at having to figure out how to do it myself after all.
(06-17-2020, 05:33 PM)wils91 Wrote:
(06-17-2020, 02:20 PM)nathanielwheeler Wrote: Just got my Pinebook Pro in, multiple days ahead of schedule!  The only thing that has so far upset me with it is that it is installed with Debian/MATE, when I was really excited for pre-installed KDE Manjaro.

i thought that manjaro was promised when the order was make.. another screw up by the factory after stringent QC?

so sad to hear this ..

I thought this was the case as well. I'm afraid I haven't been having the easiest time installing Manjaro myself either.  There isn't a real bootloader, not an interactive one anyway, and it prefers microSD card installation and won't recognize a USB image unless it's perfectly formatted.  I'm going through the frustrating process of erasing my raspbian OS from my only microSD and installing the recommended image on it.

Oh, and don't even try the Pine64 installer, it hasn't been updated in 2 years, and the Manjaro KDE URL hasn't even been updated within it.

This sucks.
please, what about Fedex  ?
i am a disabled person and my phone is on its last legs

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(06-17-2020, 09:13 PM)nathanielwheeler Wrote:
(06-17-2020, 05:33 PM)wils91 Wrote:
(06-17-2020, 02:20 PM)nathanielwheeler Wrote: Just got my Pinebook Pro in, multiple days ahead of schedule!  The only thing that has so far upset me with it is that it is installed with Debian/MATE, when I was really excited for pre-installed KDE Manjaro.

i thought that manjaro was promised when the order was make.. another screw up by the factory after stringent QC?

so sad to hear this ..

I thought this was the case as well. I'm afraid I haven't been having the easiest time installing Manjaro myself either.  There isn't a real bootloader, not an interactive one anyway, and it prefers microSD card installation and won't recognize a USB image unless it's perfectly formatted.  I'm going through the frustrating process of erasing my raspbian OS from my only microSD and installing the recommended image on it.

Oh, and don't even try the Pine64 installer, it hasn't been updated in 2 years, and the Manjaro KDE URL hasn't even been updated within it.

This sucks.
I think @Luke might wanna explain this?

Please don't try to come up with something like its open software, the fun is doing it yourself.. I mean we have been very tolerant with the delayed delivery so that you guys can get your issue solved but looks like the issue is still not solved completely, I'm keeping my fingers cross as I haven't received my device yet.

Are you paying the workers at the factory so that they can sleep on their job?

And yes I'm a consumer, I pay for my device I expect it to be how it was promised when I placed my order.


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What about Fedex (PBP)? By reading this thread 3 times it almost looks like no one is receiving the PBP with Fedex... Is it the same status as Pinephone- being sent out using DHL instead if possible? or else?
I would really like to still upgrade my Pinephone shipping from Asendia->DHL. (living in Netherlands(
Sadly I did not receive any notice that this was possible. And when I checked the 'june update' on the 16th I was already too late to upgrade my shipment.
@Luke mentioned another upgrade round would be possible if enough demand. So count me in!

ps. still excited about pine64 you guys are doing great things.
(06-18-2020, 03:38 AM)wils91 Wrote:
(06-17-2020, 09:13 PM)nathanielwheeler Wrote:
(06-17-2020, 05:33 PM)wils91 Wrote:
(06-17-2020, 02:20 PM)nathanielwheeler Wrote: Just got my Pinebook Pro in, multiple days ahead of schedule!  The only thing that has so far upset me with it is that it is installed with Debian/MATE, when I was really excited for pre-installed KDE Manjaro.

i thought that manjaro was promised when the order was make.. another screw up by the factory after stringent QC?

so sad to hear this ..

I thought this was the case as well. I'm afraid I haven't been having the easiest time installing Manjaro myself either.  There isn't a real bootloader, not an interactive one anyway, and it prefers microSD card installation and won't recognize a USB image unless it's perfectly formatted.  I'm going through the frustrating process of erasing my raspbian OS from my only microSD and installing the recommended image on it.

Oh, and don't even try the Pine64 installer, it hasn't been updated in 2 years, and the Manjaro KDE URL hasn't even been updated within it.

This sucks.
I think @Luke might wanna explain this?

Please don't try to come up with something like its open software, the fun is doing it yourself.. I mean we have been very tolerant with the delayed delivery so that you guys can get your issue solved but looks like the issue is still not solved completely, I'm keeping my fingers cross as I haven't received my device yet.

Are you paying the workers at the factory so that they can sleep on their job?

And yes I'm a consumer, I pay for my device I expect it to be how it was promised when I placed my order.


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Hi

I might be wrong, but my thinking is completely the opposite than yours. From my point of view this is not a phone for end  users where you get your phone, you plug your SIM and use it as any other phone. I think this is still in development and it is offered to users who believe that a linux phone is possible. Probably this is why it is soooo cheap. You are not paying $700 for it. You are paying what I believe is production cost. Things may fail in this phone and the community is there to fix it.

I really do not understand users who are complaining about dates. Same flexibility we should have towards the software/hardware and potential bugs, we should have for the shipping, etc this is such a  novel experience we should be happy to be part of it.

I do not want to offend anyone (as I  apparently  did before), but if someone want a phone that you can get tomorrow, fully functional, and having the response of a big corporation, the stores are full of these phones.

Alternative, Librem5 (?) offers a completely functional Linux  phone for $700->$1000 and I think I saw it takes 6 months to ship...

Please  do not complain on the workers in the factory. They are workers, get salary for the hours  they work, why complain about them?  Please lets respect their work,  don't treat them like this.

thanks, and please no one gets offended...
I fully agree with @daniel, you get a very descent laptop for an incredible low price. You know before you buy that some things might not be 100% right, but the crew (and forum members) helps in all possible ways with tutorials en pre-build images. If you don't want to tinker with the laptop, then you should have bought a Chromebook.


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