code_exec
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Debian Stretch ARM64 for Raspberry Pi 3

Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:10 pm

I am happy to announce that I have managed to get Debian Stretch ARM64 running on the Raspberry Pi 3 with a custom kernel. It required me to recompile the Raspbian kernel with ARM64 support and install the kernel modules, as well as install a few other packages.

I managed to get Debian Stretch running with the XFCE desktop running Chromium and LibreOffice at acceptable speed.

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Pi's built-in WiFi currently not working, but Ethernet works fine. I've released a pre-release image you can find at https://github.com/CodeExecution/Debian64Pi under the releases section. This image is in testing stage and you may encounter some issues.

For those who want to build the image themselves, instructions are found at https://github.com/CodeExecution/Debian ... uctions.md

The image is a minimal installation and does not include a desktop environment, but one can be installed by following the instructions on the GitHub page. Once Debian Stretch for Pi 3 becomes stable, I will release versions that have desktop environments pre-installed (such as Debian XFCE and Debian MATE).
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop images for the Raspberry Pi 3.

https://github.com/CodeExecution/Ubuntu-ARM64-RPi

code_exec
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Re: Debian Stretch ARM64 for Raspberry Pi 3

Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:26 am

Debian Stretch using the MATE desktop. I'll be uploading an image to my GitHub repository which already has the MATE desktop preinstalled soon.

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop images for the Raspberry Pi 3.

https://github.com/CodeExecution/Ubuntu-ARM64-RPi

code_exec
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Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:25 pm

Re: Debian Stretch ARM64 for Raspberry Pi 3

Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:38 am

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop images for the Raspberry Pi 3.

https://github.com/CodeExecution/Ubuntu-ARM64-RPi

jdonald
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Re: Debian Stretch ARM64 for Raspberry Pi 3

Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:43 am

This is great. It provides a familiar environment where users can quickly test the latest Chromium, Firefox, modern databases and other software that is now unsupported on armhf.

In my opinion the number one feature missing here is a working Mesa VC4 driver. When Bamarni pi64 was released it initially didn't have accelerated graphics, but the bar is higher now with Gentoo64, Crazyhead's Raspbian64, and supposedly Fedora aarch64.

Newer versions of Chromium are needed for decent WebGL functionality, but that's no good without a driver.

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