Compile Debian 11 (Bullseye) on Pinebook Pro $200 Linux Laptop

  • From Category5 Technology TV S13E38
  • September 16, 2020

When Daniel Thompson posted a script in the PINE64 forum to deploy a genuine upstream Debian Bullseye OS on the Pinebook Pro, the community took notice. Robbie walks us through the steps to deploy on a MicroSD card, and polls Twitter for which desktop environment he should choose. The poll results are in, and Robbie is frightened: Will this even work? Added Bonus: Robbie confirms that you can charge your Pinebook Pro with a standard USB-C phone charger.

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Pinebook Pro

Solid day-to-day Linux laptop with IPS 1080p 14" LCD panel, a premium magnesium alloy shell, 64/128GB of eMMC storage, a 10,000 mAh capacity battery and the modularity / hackability that only an open source project can deliver -- such as the unpopulated PCIe m.2 NVMe slot. The USB-C port on the Pinebook Pro is also capable of digital video output up to 4K at 60hz.

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