I had no problem installing the SPI maskrom, etching and running the official Ubuntu server image on an SSD, then upgrading Ubuntu to 22.04, installing lightdm and gnome, and with the links above installing the Panfork libraries. I now have a fairly stable desktop-level LInux machine - the only glitches I see are occasional transient display anomalies. I’m using a Samsung 30W PD cellphone charger for a power supply… and writing this comment on my Rock5.
That would be nice but Radxa doesn’t seem to primarily be a software company, so I think we are stuck with third party software if we need a reasonably up to date and feature-complete system.
Same opinion as your, other competitors like Khadas are more solid in that. Personally I’m a quite sorry about that, people spent a lot of money to get something just acceptable
I suppose it depends on what you mean by acceptable. I don’t use the desktop, so in my case it’s perfectly acceptable. I just need the fastest aarch64 machine for large builds, and I won’t consider Apple.
Sure, you are right, but this topic is for desktop usage so, for me is not acceptable, not now.
I hope these aspects will be resolved soon.
for me as desktop with armbian (not ubuntu) it is perfect (speed and polish)
I do these step but once installed I’m stuck at black screen flashing underscore.
-Flashing radxa ubuntu focal server.
-update expired key per radxa faq.
sudo apt update and upgrade
sudo apt install update-manager-core
sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
Now in Ubuntu 22.04 with radxa kernel 5.10
sudo apt install ubuntu-gnome-desktop
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:liujianfeng1994/panfork-mesa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:liujianfeng1994/rockchip-multimedia
sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade
Result in a black screen with flashing underscore
Can be accessed with ssh
Me too. I suspect update expired key also without panfork libs.
Did you copy mali firmware to /lib/firmware/ ?
That’s the only step I did in addition to your list…
Another problem: after resolve NO_PUBKEY error i do apt update, surprise: when rebooted the system will loop and nothing appens. I tried several times, also with different PD, same result.
The same with unofficial distros.
I think it is unacceptable.
Alright, so I had the same error that you and @Bruno had, but I am not using a Rock 5. Stenzek helped me work through this issue and I’m not sure exactly what step ended up getting it to function properly, but I don’t have the blinking cursor error anymore.
I have the full record of everything that I did and I believe it should get you to the point where I am since I basically did everything else you did to create it.
Steps performed to get to where you and Bruno were:
- Flash itx-3588 with ITX 3588j-RTLINUX Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome
- sudo apt update and upgrade
- sudo apt install update-manager-core
- sudo apt dist-upgrade
- sudo do-release-upgrade
A long time later, Ubuntu 22.04 on 5.10.
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:liujianfeng1994/panfork-mesa
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:liujianfeng1994/rockchip-multimedia
- sudo apt update
- sudo apt upgrade
reboot to flashing cursor of doom.
SSHed into the system and checked on the error after trying to use startx.
Went to /var/log/xorg.0.log and had a null pointer.
Rebooted to check and had the same error.
Went to check /etc/ld.so.conf.d
00-aarch64-mali.conf aarch64-linux-gnu.conf libc.conf
cd /etc/ld/so.conf.d sudo mv 00-aarch64-mali.conf 00-aarch64-mali.disabled sudo ldconfig
Rebooted and checked the startx error
find /usr -name 'libEGL.so*
Tried sudo apt install mali-g610-firmware and got an error that it was in package libmali-valhall-g610*
sudo apt purge libmali-valhall-g610-g6p0-x11-wayland-gbm
sudo apt install libegl-mesa0 libegl1-mesa-dev libgbm-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libgles2-mesa-dev libglx-mesa0 mesa-common-dev mesa-vulkan-drivers
Startx had the same error, but xorg had a double free error
Went back and did install mali-g610-firmware and the system booted to desktop
Not sure which of these steps was the most important, but this should get you out of the cursor. My system now has working panfrost drivers (the wayland blob was wiped and so was llvmpipe).
Welcome, big fan.
Ensure you join the discord for more help if required.
Hi, now I can’t find the download for mali_csffw.bin,
I still need to copy mali firmware to /lib/firmware before executing the following？
Can you share an mali_csffw.bin file？
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:liujianfeng1994/panfork-mesa
The file mali_csffw.bin in this link can not be found:sob:
I didn’t have the mali_csffw.bin file, but I did it according to this jianfeng liu step, and then I have the mali_csffw.bin file under /lib/firmware/, It links to /lib/firmware/mali_csffw_g15p0 /mali_csffw.bin.
Although I don’t know what the difference is between g15p0 and g17p0 and g18p0,but it working:grimacing:
Run glmark2 2021.02 Score: 1072, and glmark2 2021.02 Score is only over 100 before it is installed
It’s really awesome!
radxa@rock-5b:/lib/firmware$ ll | grep mali_csffw lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 45 Aug 8 21:29 mali_csffw.bin -> /lib/firmware/mali_csffw_g15p0/mali_csffw.bin drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 8 21:21 mali_csffw_g15p0/ drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 8 21:07 mali_csffw_g17p0/ drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 8 21:07 mali_csffw_g18p0/
on my system it looks similar, but I’ve changed the link to newest version:
andreas@rock-5b:~$ ll /lib/firmware/ | grep mali lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 45 Aug 8 16:48 mali_csffw.bin -> /lib/firmware/mali_csffw_g15p0/mali_csffw.bin drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 3 17:32 mali_csffw_g15p0/ drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 3 17:32 mali_csffw_g17p0/ drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 3 17:32 mali_csffw_g18p0/ andreas@rock-5b:~$
And with PAN_MESA_DEBUG=gofaster glmark2-es2-wayland gives a result of glmark2 Score: 4579
I only use glmark2,not glmark2-es2-wayland.
I don’t know why this is wrong, can you share your mali_csffw.bin file?
radxa@rock-5b:~$ PAN_MESA_DEBUG=gofaster glmark2-es2-wayland Error: main: Could not initialize canvas
I’m working with GNOME with Wayland, that’s the reason.
Sorry, upload of a file isn’t possible here.
That’s enough for me.
BTW: Here you can find link to the file: https://forum.radxa.com/t/archlinux-on-rock5b/13851/277