Thoughts on the pinebookpro (Part 4)

This is a follow-up on a previous entry

Dealing with an external display

A while back I ordered a USB-C dongle that I thought wasn’t working so I checked a list of USB Combination Devices that are compatible in the wiki, more specifically I had to wait for this USB-C dongle from aliexpress to get here.

Turns out the new dongle didn’t work either, weird flicker when trying to switch to external display:

I think it was trying to connect but failed

Long story short, the problem was that I had an up to date Manjaro ARM install (linux kernel 5.9), having an up to date system basically screwed me over 😀 The change is documented here

All that was needed from the very beginning was switching to linux-pinebookpro from the mainline linux kernel.

External display working (minor glitch on right side)

One of those things you have to fail at to get right. The more you know

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By lopeztel

Mexican, wannabe maker and overall linux distro enthusiast. I enjoy playing around with electronics, running, painting and reading. I started blogging as therapy and got more invested recently.

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