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Revision as of 21:28, 8 January 2019

Software and OS Image Downloads

1080P Pinebook


Under '1080P Pinebook Software and OS Image Download Section' you will find a complete list of currently supported Operating System images that work with the Pinebook as well as other related software. The list includes OS images and descriptions of:


Quick Links to OS Images Build Sources

Some of the provided OS images are still in beta or nightly build and only fit for testing purposes. These images ought to be avoided for normal usage - use them at your own risk

Pinebook Service Step-by-Step Guides

Under 'Service Guides for Pinebook' you can see instruction guides concerning disassembly of:

Note: The installation process is the reverse order of removal guide

  • 11.6″ Pinebook Lithium Battery Pack Removal Guide
  • 11.6″ Pinebook LCD Panel Screen Removal Guide
  • 11.6″ Pinebook eMMC Module Removal Guide

Pinebook Information

  • Dimensions: 299mm x 200mm x 12mm (WxDxH - 11" Pinebook)
  • Weight: 1.04Kg (11" Pinebook)
  • Input Power: DC 5V @ 3A


SoC and Memory Specification

  • Based on Allwinner A64

Allwinner A64.jpg

CPU Architecture

  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 [email protected]
  • A power-efficient ARM v8 architecture
  • 64 and 32bit execution states for scalable high performance
  • Support NEON Advanced SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) instruction for acceleration of media and signal processing function
  • Support Large Physical Address Extensions(LPAE)
  • VFPv4 Floating Point Unit
  • 32KB L1 Instruction cache and 32KB L1 Data cache
  • 512KB L2 cache

GPU Architecture

System Memory

  • System RAM Memory: 2GB

Battery

  • Lithium Polymer Battery (10,000mAH)

Video

  • Mini Digital Video Port (Type A - mini)

Audio

  • Loudspeaker
  • 3.5mm stereo earphone/microphone plug

Network

  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0
  • 10/100Mbps USB Ethernet Dongle (Optional)

Storage

  • eMMC port: 16GB eMMC module, can be upgraded to 32GB or 64GB eMMC module
  • microSD - bootable, support SDHC and SDXC, storage up to 256GB
  • USB - 2 x USB 2.0 Host port

Expansion Ports

  • mini Digital Video port
  • microSD card port - support SD, SDHC, SDXC uo to 256GB
  • 2x USB 2.0 port
  • earphone plug with UART console mux circuit


Pinebook Schematics and Certifications

Datasheets for Components and Peripherals

Other Resources

FAQ

Key left of Z ( \ | )

How to map the key next to Z to the symbols on \ and | (rather than <>) ?

Choose the alternative international US keyboard layout and variant. The name will depend on you desktop environment:

  • English (US, alt. intl.)
  • English (US, international AltGr Unicode combining, alternative)
  • English (US, alternative international)

Note: keyboard variants with similar names as the ones above change the upper left key for ` and ~. You have to press that key twice to get the desired char. This happens with the alt-intl variant. Choose the altgr-intl variant (or however it is called in your desktop environment) and it should work as expected.


To set the keyboard layout and variant in the terminal for X-Windows use:

setxkbmap -layout us -variant altgr-intl

The Archlinux Wiki has some good help if you need to tweak your layout further [2]


Key between Fn and Alt (Menu)

How to map the key between Fn and Alt to SUPER / META ?

The initial setup in many desktop environments maps the key between Fn and Alt to MENU. Although the menu key can be useful as well (e.g. spell correction in the browser) many desktop environments and window manager use the Super key for many other useful functions. And users are probably more used to have the META key near Ctrl and Alt.

In X-windows the following command maps the key between Fn and Alt to META and the Caps-Lock key to MENU.

setxkbmap -option caps:menu,altwin:alt_super_win


Set display brightness in the terminal

To set the display brightness in the terminal use xbacklight (if available in your distro):

xbacklight -setXX 

XX is the percentage (%) of brightness. E.g. for 70% brightness

xbacklight -set70

For an alternative solution please see the scripts discussed in this thread: [3]


Get battery % in CLI

As ACPI is not compatible with ARM, to gather the % battery this can be used:

cat /sys/class/power_supply/battery/capacity


Firefox font size

How to get a useful font size with firefox ?

To have every web page displayed in a larger more readable font size type about:config in the search bar and confirm on the first page that you want to make changes. Then search for this parameter:

layout.css.devPixelsPerPx

and modify the value (right click) to something between 1.2 to 1.5 depending on your preferences.

In addition to that you can set in Preferences -> General -> Fonts & Color -> Advanced Minimum font size to 16


Disable wireless power management

If having issues with wifi connectivity, try to disable power management in the 8723cs module options, adding rtw_power_mgnt=0 in /etc/modprobe.d/8723cs.conf

options 8723cs rtw_initmac=00:ba:ch:16:85:46 rtw_power_mgnt=0


Touchpad acceleration and scroll direction.

To set touchpad parameters from the cli you can use the command xinput. To use it correctly you first need to determine the device id / name for your touchpad. Use

xinput list

to do so. You are looking for a line like this:

HAILUCK CO.,LTD USB KEYBOARD Mouse      	id=7	[slave  pointer  (2)]

With the device id = 7 found you can list the parameters that can be set with xinput.

xinput list-props 7

The result looks similar to this:

device 'HAILUCK CO.,LTD USB KEYBOARD Mouse':
...
libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled (256):	0
...
libinput Accel Speed (265):	0.000000
...


To change the parameter use xinput set-prop

To set reverse scrolling for the touchpad use this command

xinput set-prop 7 'libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled' 1

To set mouse speed

xinput --set-prop 7 'libinput Accel Speed' 0.95

Check different numbers for 0.95 to meet your needs. For more details on xinput and mouse speed also see the Archlinux Wiki [4]