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Starcraft on Pinebookpro Manjaro (aarch64)

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Lately Im not updating this blog too much, so if anybody wants to follow some fresh randomness – please check https://twitter.com/astr0baby Added a few HOWTOs for the Pinebookpro here in case anybody is interested Age of Empires II – http://45.76.81.249/Pinebook64/pinebook-pro/GAMES-HOWTO/openage/Continue reading

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CDE (Common Desktop Environment) on NetBSD ebvarm Pinebook

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WordPress does strange formatting, so if the below text is hard to read use a link here http://45.76.81.249/Pinebook64/NetBSD/CDE/ Not much time to post nicely formatted articles now, so hopefully the below format would do – if you are into some … Continue reading

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Using PKGSRC on Manjaro Linux aarch64 Pinebook-pro

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I wanted to see how pkgsrc works on aarch64 Linux Manjaro since it is a very mature framework that is very portable and supported by many architectures – pkgsrc (package source) is a package management system for Unix-like operating systems. … Continue reading

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Pinebookpro gaming part 3

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This time we will be doing a pure stock Debian 9 Stretch aarch64 that the PinebookPro ships with. I always keep the stock system installed on the eMMC and use other systems off the microSD (Manjaro, NetBSD) I have kept … Continue reading

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Pinebookpro gaming part 2

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Next chapter in PinebookPro gaming would be for OpenArena Following was tested on the Manajaro Linux (aarch64 with the latest updates) and the Panfrost driver (mesa-git) In order to use the Panfrost drivers please do the following pacman -R xf86-video-fbturbo-git … Continue reading

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Pinebookpro virtualization

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Sharing my virtualization configurations and howtos here with others in case anybody would find them usable. Currently a full 64bit support for KVM is only possible with Manjaro Linux (https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Pinebook_Pro_Software_Release#Manjaro_ARM) which I run off a microSD card (faster the better, … Continue reading

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Pinebookpro gaming part 1

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I have started a small thread on the Pine64 forum related to gaming on the Pinebook-pro https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8665 and decided to add some more detailed instructions for others to replicate the efforts on their arm64 device. What is needed – Pinebookpro … Continue reading

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PPC systems under qemu-system-ppc emulation on aarch64 part 1

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Shorter and last entry from me in 2019. This time its about some experiments running PPC systems via qemu-system-ppc This time I wanted to see how the Pinebook-pro behaves and how usable it is on the virtualization/simulation side. Im using … Continue reading

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Mojave on VirtualBox 6.1 Linux

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update 03.03.2020 Please use the latest VirtualBox 6.1.4 (works also for Catalina 10.15.2 >) With the major release of VirtualBox 6.1 came the support to APFS which was problematic before especially for virtualizing macOS Mojave or Catalina. I have realized … Continue reading

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DELL UNIX SLIP networking with QEMU/Linux

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Shorter entry for now, but quite an entertaining one I hope. Wonder how many people nowadays know what SLIP was/is (Serial Line Internet Protocol) ? I grew up on PPP which replaced SLIP eventually. More on SLIP is available on … Continue reading

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