Thoughts on the pinebookpro (Part 3)

This is a follow-up on a previous entry

One step closer to daily driver!!

Working from home is possible with the pinebookpro

I managed to connect to my workplace’s VPN, however it took some digging around: first of all, we have a Linux VPN package, so that’s already something, (kudos for showing Linux some love); you can choose to either install a .deb package, a .rpm package or build from source for either x86_64 or armhf architectures (basically just copies over some pre-compiled binaries), so far so good, everything great.

However being the curious person I am, I wanted to try to use my pinebookpro in a daily driver scenario so I tried to build the VPN client for armhf (from what I know aarch64 should be backwards compatible with armhf, if one of you, my dear readers knows otherwise, let me know), which failed to even build and would’ve required digging into the provided makefile or .sh files…

Thankfully Manjaro ARM/Arch official repositories contain openconnect, a multi protocol VPN client compatible with my Workplace’s VPN, so I just installed it, took a look at the manual to provide the right arguments and I was able to connect (only downside is it has to be run as sudo). Just for reference:

sudo openconnect --protocol=<protocol> <vpn.your.workplace/> -u <username>

It’s possible to use the -p flag to provide the password but I would advise against it. to avoid typing all this I just added an alias to my .bashrc.

I use remmina as a remote desktop client, it works perfectly fine and is also available in Manjaro ARM’s official repositories.

One more thing (see what I did there?)

I noticed one more quirk on the keyboard, apparently delete is a secondary function of the delete key, not horrible but takes some getting used to.
I have the ANSI US keyboard.

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