Desktop environment on Pine 64A+

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DrewG
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Desktop environment on Pine 64A+

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I've been racking my brains out trying to get any of the desktop environments working on my Pine 64+ 1G board. From reading a bunch of treads and posts on the dietpi site it seems that others have had success getting a desktop up and running. I however have had no such luck.

Specs
Pine 64A+ 1Gb
16Gb micro SD Card
currently running dietpi 6.1
no wifi or bluetooth
USB keyboard & mouse
ssh working

I have tried installing LXDE, Mate & XFCE with no luck. The install seems to go fine, but then the pine seems to "hang" when its done. I'm not sure whats happening as the screen just goes blank and the only way to get it to "come back" is to cycle the power and manually re-boot it. Not the best option I know but I left it for about 2 hours and still nothing on the screen. I also tried to SSH in to the pine as well thinking maybe it was a monitor issue, but not I was not all to connect at all via ssh. Once the power was rebooted ssh & the monitor were /are both working fine.

I also did not want to mess with any of the autostart settings as I wanted to watch what was happening when the pine first batted up to make sure there were no blaring errors, that I could see. Once booted up and logged in I tried to start the desktop with

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starx
and just for kicks thinking maybe it would help

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sudo startx
I get the same result.
I'm not sure if this is the "log file you are looking for" but it's where I thought was a good place to start.
Below is the contents of the /var/log/Xorg.0.log

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[    57.030]
X.Org X Server 1.19.2
Release Date: 2017-03-02
[    57.045] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    57.047] Build Operating System: Linux 4.9.0-4-arm64 aarch64 Debian
[    57.050] Current Operating System: Linux DietPi 3.10.104-2-pine64-longsleep #113 SMP PREEMPT Thu Dec 15 21:46:07 CET 2016 aarch64
[    57.050] Kernel command line: console=tty0 no_console_suspend console=tty1 disp.screen0_output_mode=1080p60 earlycon=uart,mmio32,0x01c28000 mac_addr=36:c9:e3:f1:b8:05 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 ro rootwait
[    57.056] Build Date: 16 October 2017  08:11:43AM
[    57.059] xorg-server 2:1.19.2-1+deb9u2 (https://www.debian.org/support)
[    57.062] Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
[    57.069]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    57.069] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    57.084] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Feb 17 21:52:47 2018
[    57.093] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[    57.097] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    57.103] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    57.103] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    57.103] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[    57.103] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[    57.108] (==) No device specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
        Using the first device section listed.
[    57.109] (**) |   |-->Device "Allwinner A10/A13 FBDEV"
[    57.109] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
        Using a default monitor configuration.
[    57.109] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    57.109] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    57.109] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[    57.109] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[    57.124] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[    57.124]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    57.124] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[    57.124]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    57.124] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/" does not exist.
[    57.124]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    57.124] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1" does not exist.
[    57.124]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    57.124] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[    57.124]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    57.124] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" does not exist.
[    57.124]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    57.124] (==) FontPath set to:
        /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
        built-ins
[    57.124] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    57.124] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
        If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[    57.124] (II) Loader magic: 0x5562c64dc8
[    57.124] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    57.124]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    57.124]    X.Org Video Driver: 23.0
[    57.124]    X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
[    57.124]    X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[    57.126] (++) using VT number 1

[    57.130] (II) systemd-logind: took control of session /org/freedesktop/login1/session/c1
[    57.131] (II) no primary bus or device found
[    57.131] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    57.133] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[    57.181] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    57.181]    compiled for 1.19.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    57.181]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 10.0
[    57.183] (II) LoadModule: "fbturbo"
[    57.184] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbturbo_drv.so
[    57.190] (II) Module fbturbo: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
         at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
[    57.190] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[    57.190] (EE)
[    57.246] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
Any help would be great. I really just want to get a desktop environment up and running.

Thanks

- Drew
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DrewG
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Re: Desktop environment on Pine 64A+

Post by DrewG »

This was reported on the GitHub and the issue was a bug.

Refer to GitHub issue 1604

https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues/1604
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