Dear ARM enthusiasts,
I have ordered a Pinebook Pro that should arrive sometime in early May. I primarily run Arch Linux on my x86 machines, but it appears that the Pinebook Pro is not supported out-of-the box by the Arch Linux ARM flavor. However, Manjaro clearly is. I therefore plan to set up Manjaro - benefiting from its Pinebook Pro support - in a configuration that closely resembles a vanilla Arch setup. I have done some research into this and would like to ask if I understood things correctly:
- According to these profiles (, ), writing the minimal edition to the internal eMMC should yield a bootable operating system with only minimal administrative utilities installed (and the base-devel group, e.g., pacman, etc.?)
- After writing the minimal image to the eMMC, I switch the branch to “Unstable” as explained in  to gain access to packages nearly in sync with upstream Archlinux ARM.
- I run
pacman -Syyuand proceed to installing my graphical setup and packages of choice.
If the above is correct, I have two more questions regarding the last item: I could find no information on this in the above-linked device profiles, but to get the most out of the GPU, I believe that I should install the “xf86-video-fbturbo-git” driver? And are there any other audio/wifi/bluetooth-related packages I should consider?
Many thanks in advance,
 gitlab . manjaro . org/manjaro-arm/applications/arm-profiles/-/blob/master/devices/pbpro
 gitlab . manjaro . org/manjaro-arm/applications/arm-profiles/-/blob/master/editions/minimal
 wiki . manjaro . org/index.php/Switching_Branches
P.S. Please excuse the broken links. Apparently the message board software doesn’t trust me yet.