Two Ways you can Enhance your Pinebook Pro workflow with a Raspberry Pi

The Pinebook Pro is an awesome ARM laptop, and when paired with a Raspberry Pi, it’s even more awesome. In this video, I’ll show you how to offload your browser and terminal tasks to free up the RAM on the Pinebook, giving you additional resources.

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Running Firefox on the Pinebook Pro from a Raspberry Pi

On the Pi: Update the repository index

 sudo apt update

On the Pi: Install the required packages

 sudo apt install x2goserver x2goserver-xsession --no-install-recommends

On the Pi: Install Firefox

On Ubuntu:

 sudo apt install firefox

On Raspberry Pi OS:

 sudo apt install firefox-esr

On the Pinebook

Install the x2go client:

On Debian:

sudo apt install x2goclient

On Manjaro:

sudo pacman -S x2goclient

Ensure Firefox is not already running

ps aux | grep firefox

Configure Host Details

Configure the x2go settings similar to the following:


Hosting a terminal session on the Pi

Install Mosh

On Raspberry Pi OS/Debian:

sudo apt install mosh

On Manjaro:

sudo pacman -S mosh

Enable Mosh through the firewall

Note: This is only necessary if you’re using ufw

sudo ufw allow 60000:61000/udp

Connect to the Pinebook via Mosh

mosh <ip address or host name>

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