Following the GitLab repos, the kernel for the PinePhone on Manjaro is based on Samuel Holland’s fork.
PostmarketOS and Arch linux have switched awhile ago from Samuel Holland’s repo to megi’s fork for it’s base. SailfishOS has released a new build also using megi’s kernel.
Megi has been doing phenomenal job getting the most of the PinePhone’s hardware with most of the new features being introduced there.
Would a transit to megi’s fork for Manjaro’s kernel base be something to consider?
I believe the reasons outlined by PostmarketOS developers are really well laid out.
Good idea to tag manjaro team members
From the commits on Manjaro’s GitLab, I guess the question above would be most relevant to @philm . I know @spikerguy was busy with one of the new SBCs recently but the PinePhone is an interesting gadget in its own right.
I don’t want to put more burden on the dev team than they already have
Here is the UART log from one of the boots with display output: https://pastebin.com/C3izNxLb (There is some flickering of the brightness but I don’t know if it’s related)
With uboot from job #1599 - yesterday’s build, ehh… I’m going to double-check the steps I’ve taken…
2nd fresh install of the Posh image made on 20201104 and uboot from job #1599 works fine on my device. Didn’t experience any issues during boot
I did experience an odd problem when I flashed it on eMMC and the device wouldn’t boot (no UART logs at all). That’s why I’ve re-flashed a couple of times. However the problematic flash could’ve been caused by my attempt to use dd in ssh through picocom + reverse search (it’s always an adventure seeing how messed up that uart output can become )