Raspberry Pi 5 official Support?

Hey there guys I was thinking of upgrading from my Raspberry Pi 4 to a Raspberry pi 5 and wanted to get a clear answer if the Pi 5 is officially supported by Manjaro


It’s very early days

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Ah I see so it’s not ready yet on Manjaro I assume?

It’s in currently unstable branch at moment. But I’ve got the desktop running

OS: Manjaro ARM Linux aarch64 
Host: Raspberry Pi 5 Model B Rev 1.0 
Kernel: 6.6.8-1-MANJARO-RPI5 
Uptime: 13 mins 
Packages: 771 (pacman) 
Shell: bash 5.2.21 
Resolution: 1920x1080 
DE: Xfce 4.18 
WM: Xfwm4 
WM Theme: Default 
Theme: Matcha-dark-sea [GTK2], Adwaita [GTK3] 
Icons: Papirus-Dark-Maia [GTK2], Adwaita [GTK3] 
Terminal: xfce4-terminal 
Terminal Font: Monospace 12 
CPU: (4) @ 2.400GHz 
Memory: 2010MiB / 8046MiB 

Just install Pi 5 related packages from the unstable branch and boot. Mine is running perfectly now.

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If by officially you mean that it works - then yes.

But it is not a no-brainer - so if you need 3D acceleration and Wayland you to get your hands dirty.

If you are planning on moving your storage to a Pi5 - there is tweaks you need to apply.

Preparing a new sdcard using the git version of manjaro-arm-installer should create a working installation.

I move my original XFCE install back and forth between my pi4 and pi5. I have no issues. I am very pleased with the pi5’s performance.

pacman.log snippet

[ray@jellyfin ~]$ head /var/log/pacman.log
[2020-08-19T21:28:17-0500] [PACMAN] Running ‘pacman -Rsn --noconfirm manjaro-arm-oem-install’
[2020-08-19T21:28:18-0500] [ALPM] transaction started
[2020-08-19T21:28:18-0500] [ALPM] removed manjaro-arm-oem-install (20200629-1)
[2020-08-19T21:28:18-0500] [ALPM] transaction completed
[2020-08-19T21:28:18-0500] [ALPM] running ‘30-systemd-update.hook’…
[2020-08-19T21:31:09-0500] [PACMAN] Running ‘pacman -U linux-rpi4-mainline-5.8.2-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz linux-rpi4-mainline-headers-5.8.2-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz’
[2020-08-19T21:31:17-0500] [ALPM] transaction started
[2020-08-19T21:31:21-0500] [ALPM] removed linux-rpi4-headers (5.4.51-2)
[2020-08-19T21:31:22-0500] [ALPM] removed linux-rpi4 (5.4.51-2)
[2020-08-19T21:31:26-0500] [ALPM] installed linux-rpi4-mainline (5.8.2-1)

They are way ahead of the curve as opposed to when the pi4 was first released. I received my pi5 latter than some here so I did not have some of the issues they had. By the time I received mine there was mesa support added for it and RPi have fixed a ton of issues. They still are fixing bugs daily. This is the reason why one needs to be on the unstable branch to get the latest as soon as possible.

There is no upstream kernel support yet for it yet. Some here has been reporting some wayland issues but I do not use wayland. My V3D seems to be working ok.

Hmm I see so it’s not officially supported yet, it doesn’t have a image for it yet but to use it you need to switch to the unstable branch and hardware acceleration and wayland issues

Interesting, I might look into getting one at some point but Idk if I want to wait for official support and completed support or get it while it’s still in development on Manjaro and dev test. Either way it’s going to be fun to tinker even if I was hoping for a more complete experience but that’s ok I know it is in development :grin: :+1:

By the way what resolution were you running at and was Firefox in a window?