Mhwd-kernel on ARM

I’ve a Pinebook Pro (Manjaro-ARM 20.10, i3 flavor) and had to downgrade the kernel due to a problem on the last update.

To do the downgrade I simply did:

pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/linux-5.8.14-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz

And it worked just fine. However, being new to Manjaro I searched and found references to Manjaro Hardware Detection and the tool mhwd-kernel. I didn’t find this package anywhere. How can I install it? Is this available in any form on ARM?

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@Strit Hi Dan,

Seems like a simple Yes/No question to me. (And I don’t run any ARM so I dunno…)


We don’t have/use MHWD on ARM.

The reason is simple.
We don’t support having multiple kernels installed.

And on ARM we don’t have the privilige of having multiple GPU driver options, so MHWD wouldn’t help there either.

So we opted to keep it simple, and just use the repo pakages instead of some tool to only detect between 1 option.


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