Hi. I downloaded the latest version of image for raspberry pi3b from https://manjaro.org/download/. I installed it on the sd card using the etcher utility. When I try to start the raspberry, nothing happens except for a black screen. Then I tried to use another sd card, thinking that mine is not working, it still does not work. I tried to change the rufus utility to write to the sd card. Doesn’t work again. I tried different versions of manjaro arm 22.08 (gnome, plasma, mate, minimal, sway, xfce) - in vain.
Then I decided to install manjaro arm minimal 21.08 and it started, but after using
sudo pacman -Syyu and restarting raspberry I got the same problem - it stopped starting again, as if there was no system at all
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If you have the option - I reccommend rpi-imager from the official repo.
To my knowledge there’s no official support for RPi3 - on the other hand
I have no issues with Manjaro on RPi3B - previously that is.
EDIT - I have checked with the rpi minimal on a 3B - no problems.
On the download page - the default download is a generic arm image - I don’t know if it makes any difference but you can use the dropdown to select an image specifically for RPi.
Another issue I have had is if I use the UUgear emmc/microsd stick the 3B will not boot.
It is worth ensuring the card is properly seated to connect properly to the system.
I messed with this on my pi3b and I also was having issues booting up. I made quite a few changes yesterday and today but the last change got mine booting into a DE and all seems to be working. I changed this in config.txt:
dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d to dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d
I see also that I need some sort of cooling on my cpu
kms is broken and
fkms works? Or is this only on the 3B?
On the Pi4, using vc4-fkms-v3d produces the slow/erratic mouse behaviour and kms-v3d-pi4 fixes it…
Yes, it seems that fkms is only viable on the 3B.
Well I just booted a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with an original 22.08 Manjaro Pi4 XFce image burnt onto SD card with :
xzcat Manjaro-ARM-xfce-rpi4-22.08.img.xz | dd status=progress bs=16M of=/dev/mmcblk1
And it just boots properly, Plymouth splash and GUI OK.
config.txt contains : dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d
I only notice 2 glitches at 1st sight : Network icon and Pamac icon do not show up on the XFce panel (although they are “present but invisible” and do react to mouse clicks).