Linux desktop arm64 image?


#1

Hi,

Where to find a good linux distribution for Rock960 ?

I would like an equivalent to http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/FriendlyDesktop_18.04_for_RK3399
(full opengl acceleration, …)

Currently I tested your debian armhf but it is really slow compared to FriendlyDesktop on an similar RK3399 board …

Thanks

Board based on the Rockchip RK3399 - ARM Cortex-A72 Dual-core up to 1.8GHz + Cortex A53 Quad-core up to 1.4GHz


#2

Hi @allan_cornet,

I installed Ubuntu server image from:

https://dl.vamrs.com/products/rock960/images/

Then I installed Xfce like:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install apt-utils
apt-get install dialog
apt-get install xfce4 slim

With this image, you may have to resize one of the partitions and then extend file system. Check these two posts:

https://discuss.96boards.org/t/rock960-ubuntu-server-where-are-my-32gb/6201

and:

https://discuss.96boards.org/t/gpt-pmbr-size-mismatch/5903

There are just a few applications installed (really a minimum). This is pretty lightweight and fast.

I hope it helps


#3

Hi there,
Here is my ARM64 build of Rock960 board, It should be helpful.
http://rageworx.ddns.net/index.php/rock960-debian-stretch-prebuild-system-image-for-aarch64/
It is ARM64 build for debian stretch incl. LXDE desktop.


#4

Thanks man, I’m using it right now.


#5

U’r Welcome ! :slight_smile:
I strongly recommend to turn off WiFi power save mode for best performance, or use USB WiFi instead built in one - it is really unstable for all.
And some more helpful info: how I build it is here - http://rageworx.ddns.net/index.php/easy-way-to-build-rock960-arm64-system-image/


#6

Hi @Raph_K,

Can you share the steps to compile your image ?

Thanks


#7

here as I written just before you asked,

how I build it is here - http://rageworx.ddns.net/index.php/easy-way-to-build-rock960-arm64-system-image/