PineNote: Getting Started

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This page is under construction

Please help to review and edit this page or paragraph. Information are subject to change.

This page is a work in progress. Its goals are to help users get their devices up and running while minimizing redundancy with other pages (e.g., Documentation, Development), and to synthesize information provided in existing guides. Sections below represent a rough outline and will need to be expanded with details and further instructions.

Who Can Contribute

Anyone! Generally, the PineNote is in a very early state, and at least an intermediate level of linux knowledge is probably necessary to be able to do anything at this moment. That said, there are multiple efforts happening at once, and there are a number of ways a person of any skill level can help:

  1. Join in the ongoing documentation effort here: PineNote Documentation.
  2. Help mainline the kernel by testing, fixing bugs.

Background / Intro

Information on software shipped with the Pinenote

Accessories included in the box (UART dongle; USB-C to USB-A cable; stylus)


  • This section should provide the user with a listing of required software, e.g., for cross-compiling; communicating via UART, etc.
  • The following sections should walk the user through the process of going from a factory-fresh device to a functional e-ink tablet running linux.


Factory setup

Possible configurations for

  • dual boot
  • linux alone

Modifying the Bootloader

Installing Linux

Choosing Your GUI

Tweaks and Useful Apps

Links to dotfiles, configuration examples, etc.