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Quirky desktop on Pi2 and Pi3

September 01, 2016 — BarryK
Oh oh oh, this is such a delight to see!

I earlier reported that I was only able to boot to the commandline:

Quirky Xerus is now running the desktop on both the Raspberry Pi2 and Pi3.

Boots so incredibly fast, very snappy performance. Wonderful to be using Quirky on a big TV screen.

As I reported before, my armv7 PETs from 2012 to 2013 don't work. I don't know why. I think that I compiled them on the Mele board.
I don't have an automated compile system for ARM, not yet anyway, so compiling them manually. Hopefully, I can do this over the next couple of days, and release "Quirky Arm" soon.


Thanks to forum member 'Saborima' who showed how to fix compiling of freememapplet_tray (etc):

After several hours, failure, with "compiler internal error".

I might try again, with a swap file on an external USB drive.

Tags: quirky, linux