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Revision as of 19:46, 20 January 2020


  • This is an image creator and Debian installer that runs from an existing Linux OS and installs Debian Bullseye
    • Installer can configure an encrypted rootfs and provides a choice of desktops, including the default Debian desktop based on Gnome 3
    • Strict adoption of upstream Debian packages (with exception of kernel and bootloaders) in order to provide a clean upgrade path as Bullseye matures
  • Download at: https://github.com/daniel-thompson/pinebook-pro-debian-installer/
  • Pull requests welcome but for discussion and support please use the forum topic.


Feature Status Notes
Wifi Works out of the box
Full disk encryption Works Requires running the installer with `CRYPT=yes`

Current issues

Issue Category Status Workaround Notes
Firefox 'Illegal instruction' Debian issue https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=948708 Use a different browser meanwhile. You can use the firefox-esr 68.4.1esr-1~deb10u1 from Debian Buster, it works perfect (needs to be pinned, also needs a lib). Other browsers such as Epiphany (also has issues, white screen often, mouse movement re-displays under mouse), Konqueror and Falkon also have issues, don't work (dbind)
cdn-dp fec00000.dp: Direct firmware load for rockchip/dptx.bin failed with error -2
Debian issue https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=857054 If having FDE, it fails to load at boot as the firmware is not included in initramfs Include the dptx.bin firmware in the initramfs (https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=857054#5) See https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8487&pid=57202#pid57202
Bluetooth doesn't work
bluetooth hci1: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM4345C5.hcd failed with error -2
Suspend doesn't work properly, when lid is closed, the laptops gets hot and dramatically dry the battery
VLC crashes Use a different player, like mpv