Manjaro ARM Alpha2 for PinePhone and PineTab!
The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce the second ALPHA release for the PinePhone and the PineTab!
This time we added an image for the PineTab as well. Both running Plasma Mobile.
This image are running the 5.4 kernel from gitlab.com/pine64-org/linux, which is designed for the PinePhone and PineTab devices.
Changes since Alpha1:
- Scaling fixed on PinePhone
- Window decorations fixed
- Charging fixed
- Notification bar fixed
- Bluetooth is detected
- Wifi is now present
Perhaps you’re in a line of work where security is a must, or a hard-core Linux enthusiast, or perhaps you’ve just got enough of Android and iOS and you’re ready for something else – the PinePhone may be the next Phone for you. Powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit SOC used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer, the PinePhone runs mainline Linux as well as anything else you’ll get it to run.
The purpose of the PinePhone isn’t only to deliver a functioning Linux phone to end-users, but also to actively create a market for such a device, as well as to support existing and well established Linux-on-Phone projects. All major Linux Phone-oriented projects, as well as other FOSS OS’, are represented on the PinePhone and developers work together on our platform to bring support this this community driven device.
The PINETAB is similar in both form, function and underlying ARM64 architecture to the original 11.6″ PINEBOOK. It is powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer. The optional keyboard and trackpad – which doubles-up as a screen cover – effectively converts the PineTab into a petite on-the-go laptop with a touch screen functionality. It runs numerous mainline Linux distributions as well as *BSDs and Android.
As a new open source platform, the PineTab development is an ongoing process and represents a great opportunity to get involved with computing on a different level, to customise and personalise the portable computer experience, to understand what is going on beneath the surface.
How to install:
Download the image/xz file from the download location. Verify that the download completed successfully.
After that, install Etcher (
sudo pacman -S etcher if on Manjaro) and burn the image to an SD card (8 GB or larger).
The PinePhone/PineTab should recognize the SD card as a bootable device and boot from it.
The premade users are:
- Most apps do not work yet.
- Phone calles and texting does not work.
- Does not have power saving options.
- No sound card is detected
- Resize script is not run automatically. Run it manually with
sudo resize-fsand reboot.
- Screen rotation does not work.
- Some scaling is still not right on the PineTab.
- Wifi is missing DNS. Fix =
sudo systemctl disable systemd-resolvedand reboot.