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  1. I’m using the Pine64 2GB Kickstarter’s board with the official LCD, running Armbian 5.25 Pine64 Debian (Jessie) 3.10.104 image. Everything works fine, display in terminal only and touch screen with the desktop. Now I would like to upgrade to the latest stable Armbian version (which on download page is 5.83). However now I can’t enable the LCD, although the download page says: It was a couple years back, I don’t remember exactly, but seems that was the same way I’ve used to enable the screen in old 5.25 Armbian. I’m no Linux kernel developer, but searching through the forum on the topic I found several mentions of “kernel recompile” - is there no other ways to enable the LCD in 5.83? Or I better stay with the old 5.25 Armbian? Just to clarify and rule out any hardware issues: I still have the uSD card with 5.25, swapping it back and everything shows up on the LCD. But booting the card with 5.83 and the LCD is blank, although everything works fine over ssh as well as on HDMI screen, if I connect it... Any help is very much appreciated. Thank you all very much in advance! Mac Ha
  2. @Xalius, taking you on the offer: how do I get a bluetooth keyboard paired and connected at boot, so I can use it to login? I got this keyboard paired under Debian 8 for Pine64 (longsleep's image), and connected under GUI, with some quirks. But still have no idea how to get it connected without GUI - I'm mostly a Windows person, not very much experienced in Linux. Would very much appreciate your advise that will spare me long trips to uncle Google :-) Thank you in advance
  3. Just want to report that the image is indeed working! The problems was not only the quality of the microSD card, but also the quality of the power supply! I've connected a fully charged LiPo battery to the Pine, and it booted OK. Connected the LCD, enabled both LCD and touch screen, everything's working too. Now I need to find out how to have my Bluetooth keyboard connected and working before the login, so I don't have to use the USB keyboard... But that's for another thread, I think?... Anyway, thanks a lot for you help, @Igor and @tkaiser, my experience here is much better than in Pine forum!...
  4. Oh, sorry, I've missed that "with touch"!! And I agree, the Pine64 forum is not very helpful, to say the least. Have to admit that the though of touch still not being supported was from there! Anyway, will have to find another *good* microSD - not an easy task where I am now!
  5. Yes, I'm aware of that, so currently the Pine is without the LCD. Once I'm sure it can boot Armbian, then I'll connect the LCD. BTW, do you know if/when the touch screen will be supported too?
  6. Thank you very much for clarification, @tkaiser! So looks like I need to find another microSD card. Although H2testw didn't find any errors.... I really want to try Armbian on my Pine64 with the LCD panel - looking quite long time for some ways to run GNURadio on Pine as a handheld device! Would share to the forum if successful.
  7. How the content of the SD card should looks like? 'fdisk -l' show only one sda1 partition of 1.3GB - should it be a small boot partition, before and besides the one with filesystem? I'm at total loss....
  8. BTW, I've booted Pine with the "standard" PINE image, the longsleep one, then plugged the cardreader with the Armbian image's uSD - I now can see that the card actually have the whole Armbian filesystem on it. So looks like the only problem is that the card is not bootable...
  9. Yes, tried, it didn't boot, though I've let it hang for more than an hour... Thanks for quick response, really appreciate it!
  10. I am a bit lost how to create a bootable micro SD card with Armbian version for Pine64 board... I've downloaded Armbian_5.20_Pine64_Debian_jessie_3.10.102.7z file from Armbian site, extracted it using 7Zip on my Windows 7 machine and got following 6 files: armbian.txt armbian.txt.asc Armbian_5.25_Pine64_Debian_jessie_default_3.10.104.img Armbian_5.25_Pine64_Debian_jessie_default_3.10.104.img.asc sha256sum.sha AS I understiid, the *.img file is the disk image itself. However writing it to the SD card (using Etcher, as recommended, as well as Win32DiskImager that I've always used to write Pine64 images, then also tried with Rufus) renders the card ureadable, with a partition of 1.3GB, about the size of the IMG file.... The Getting Started page on Armbian Documentation describes how to check the SD card, but nothing about how to actually write the image to it. Several places also mention writing the RAW image using Etcher - where to find that RAW image? I'm very eager to try and compare the Armbian with other OSes running on Pine64, but it is so frustrating not being able even to boot up : -( Please, anyone can help?..