Sun. Feb 23rd, 2020

Arch Linux ARM has officially supported Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

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Arch Linux ARM is a Linux distribution for ARM devices that provides targeted kernel and software support for soft-float ARMv5te, hard-float ARMv6 and ARMv7, and ARMv8 AArch64 instruction sets on a variety of consumer devices and development platforms. And working with Arch Linux to bring the best platform, the latest packages, and installation support to users.

Currently, Arch Linux ARM has officially released an installation image specifically for Raspberry Pi 4B. The installation process is identical to the manual installation of other Raspberry Pi distributions or installations of Arch Linux ARM for the previous RPi version, as described in the Arch Linux ARM documentation.

The Raspberry Pi 4 (Model B) is the latest version of the well-known small single-board computer Raspberry Pi series, released in June 2019. It comes with:

  • 1.5 GHz clocked ARM Cortex-A72 (ARMv8-A 64-bit) processor,
  • 1/2/4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM memory ($35/45/55 USD, respectively),
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi (supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz),
  • Bluetooth 5.0 / BLE,
  • Full gigabit Ethernet port,
  • Two USB 2.0 ports,
  • Two USB 3.0 interfaces
  • Dual monitor support (ie two micro HDMI interfaces; resolution up to 4K)
  • VideoCore VI GPU
  • 4Kp60 HEVC (H.265) hardware decoding support
  • USB Type-C is used as the power input interface. (The early products of this model have hardware design flaws, which cause compatibility problems with USB Type-C. Some charging devices cannot be powered through this interface, but new products should be repaired and purchased. Please pay attention to distinguish.)