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Manjaro-Arm 16.12 Released
« on: December 23, 2016, 01:29:55 PM »
I have decided to make one post with all the information for the 16.12 Release of Manjaro-Arm.

The images are live on the downloads page currently and there are a few more than usual. Below is some information on which versions are available for which devices:

Raspberry Pi 1/Zero
  • Minimal
  • Server
  • Media


Raspberry Pi 2/3
  • Minimal
  • Base
  • Server
  • Media

Odroid C2
  • Minimal
  • Base
  • Server


For the Raspberry Pi 1/zero, We decided not to maintain a base edition. A desktop would be slow and resource heavy for these underpowered boards so we felt that it would be best that the user set up any graphical UI as they would like. For the Odroid c2, Kodi is still slightly unstable for everyday use. In the future we plan on having a Media edition for it as well but wont bother until Kodi works as expected.

Since this is the first official release with a Media edition, it is important to note that we left that edition very bare. It is basically just Kodi installed and enabled and ready to go for users to configure how they would like. There are a few things ready to help with the features of Kodi but for the most part, it is just as basic as you can imagine.

All releases are in the form of a zip file containing a .img file. This image is meant to be dumped to the sdcard/eMMC using DD or whatever image writer you feel comfortable with. Instructions can be found in the wiki. We expect some bugs and of course some 'forgotten' things as these has been in the works for a few weeks. They will need to be updated upon boot.

Use the bug-tracker or forums to report any bugs.

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Re: Manjaro-Arm 16.12 Released
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 10:01:13 PM »
Rpi2-Base, wlan0 did not bring up after boot (8192cu), even wifi-menu can not use without dialog pre-install, it was hundred years bug.
btw, Archalarm had 64bit for Rpi3.


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Re: Manjaro-Arm 16.12 Released
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 02:01:53 AM »
Rpi2-Base, wlan0 did not bring up after boot (8192cu), even wifi-menu can not use without dialog pre-install, it was hundred years bug.
btw, Archalarm had 64bit for Rpi3.

The 8192cu chip is not the build in chip in the rpi3, so you can't expect it to work out of the box.

Arch Linux ARM got some testing on 64-bit I think. But the official install instructions for ALARM on RPI3 still uses the RPI2 image:
https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-3

At the buttom they have an aarch64 image, but as they pointed out, they only support the u-boot and kernel side of it. All the vendor stuff is not supported and as they claim themselves:
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There is no support for the vendor-provided libraries, extensions, or related software. Some of the hardware on the board may not work, or it may perform poorly.

I would not call that "having 64-bit support".
Manjaro for ARM. YAY!

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Re: Manjaro-Arm 16.12 Released
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 03:37:12 AM »
Rpi2-Base, wlan0 did not bring up after boot (8192cu), even wifi-menu can not use without dialog pre-install, it was hundred years bug.
btw, Archalarm had 64bit for Rpi3.
The 8192cu chip is not the build in chip in the rpi3, so you can't expect it to work out of the box.
NO, 8192cu module loaded, and the Base.img is in downloads page rpi2 directory not rpi3.
 

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Re: Manjaro-Arm 16.12 Released
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 04:19:44 AM »
Rpi2-Base, wlan0 did not bring up after boot (8192cu), even wifi-menu can not use without dialog pre-install, it was hundred years bug.
btw, Archalarm had 64bit for Rpi3.
The 8192cu chip is not the build in chip in the rpi3, so you can't expect it to work out of the box.
NO, 8192cu module loaded, and the Base.img is in downloads page rpi2 directory not rpi3.

RPI3 uses the same image as rpi2, so they are all in the rpi2 directory, until we get a working rpi3 specific image.
Manjaro for ARM. YAY!