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Everything posted by claude0001

  1. As probably many do, I regularly use my Pro1 for logging into remote Un*x machines via SSH. I use ConnectBot for that purpose and am in principle quite happy with it. Sometimes, however, I would like to open several SSH sessions to the same remote host in parallel. Of course I know that I can create detached sessions on the remote host with the 'screen' command. However, that is not what I want. Ideally, I would like the app to spawn several terminal instances side-by-side, so I can switch between them from the home screen. Essentially, I want the equivalent of multiple SSH sessions runni
  2. Did that for you. πŸ™‚ Awesome support, @EskeRahn!
  3. Yes, on their website it says the phone will ship preinstalled with Manjaro as OS and PlasmaMobile as UI. So I guess that gives the best normal-user experience. That said, a plethora of operating systems have been shown to run on the phone already. Community support for the device is impressive ...
  4. As @VaZso and @EskeRahn point out, if the card's capacity is faked, you will not notice the fake until you try to actually use the full capacity, which you probably didn't up to now. A priori, I do not see why a brick-and-mortar shop should be any more reliable than an online one, unless either you are on cordial terms with the people running it, or it is a big brand that would not realistically risk selling fakes ...
  5. You're obviously talented. I can't do that single-handed half a year into using the phone πŸ™‚. I did stop training after the Pro1 almost jumped out of my hand once. Congrats on your purchase. This user forum naturally tends to over-emphasise the problems of the Pro1. All-in-all, it is a quite solid phone. While there certainly are devices with significant manufacturing flaws, I suspect they are a very small minority.
  6. In Samsung's official shop [samsung.com] I cannot find any micro-SDs larger than 512 GB, and those are already more expensive than that. I also think you should test the card before you rely on it.
  7. How is it? What OS have you got installed? Are the core phone functions (telephony, texting, mobile data, ...) working reliably? I had read about this project some time ago, but somehow lost it from my radar. I get that the system is far less powerful than the Pro1. Also I am no longer sure I could realistically survive without my Android apps. However, as a (real) mobile Linux playground, the PinePhone may just be ideal ...
  8. This is, simultaneously, the most hilarious and most important post I have read here in the last few days. Thanks @lawliett. People, try to relax a little. If Fxtec wanted, they could probably take the money from the IGG campaign and leave. Obviously, they don't. They try to deliver a keyboard phone that is as close as possible to what backers bet their money on. Conspiracy theorists believing Fxtec set this all up for drawing money out of a minuscule (!) community of keyboard phone enthusiasts probably cannot be healed anyhow. Still, I want to stress that I write this holding my Pro
  9. ... unless the next pandemic is around by then and my respiratory mask gets the AR glasses steamed up all the time. πŸ™‚ Obligatory xkcd: https://xkcd.com/1891/. Other than that, you may have some good points there, indeed.
  10. @Hook is probably right. Like for the original Pro1, Fxtec will provide pre-production devices to Lineage and UBPorts (maybe Sailfish, too?) community developers. They have the necessary connections in the community, so I am quite confident there will be at least unofficial ports of LineageOS and UbuntuTouch available by the time the Pro1-X hits the marked. Pro1-X will be supported by upstream (Android) much longer than the original Pro1. I have no worries that, in the long term, it will get a strong community of developers behind it. In my own interest, I of course hope community suppor
  11. I had never tried different grid sizes. But I can now confirm that in my LOS 16, the App overview menu has the same number of columns I set in the home screen. Unfortunately I cannot help further with LOS 17.1 -- but indeed something seems to have changed there, then.
  12. Without being an expert, I get that their partner manufacturing the PCB relies on an upstream supplier who cannot deliver the 835 anymore, but there is a licence for the 662 instead. Other PCP manufacturers could still purchase the 835 (from their different upstreams). However Fxtec cannot switch, as they do not own the PCB blueprints. Any new PCB supplier would have to re-design the board from scratch according to Fxtec specs, which they cannot afford.
  13. That would be my approach too. I am not directly affected for now, as I have my Pro1 and did not order a Pro1-X. However, I do worry that Fxtec may not survive this disaster if people keep freaking out like this. There is no evidence suggesting Fxtec were a band of crooks. I have not read a single story here where, in the end, anyone did not either finally get their phone or their money back. Theories suggesting Fxtec purposedly spread lies to suck money out of their community really have no grounds, and I suggest people (here and on the Indiegogo forum) think twice before uttering s
  14. To me, the message they released reads like the decision for the 662 stands. They were informing us about the new facts, not trying to seek our advice.
  15. Do you mean the homescreen grid? That defaults to 4x5 (columns x rows) also in my LineageOS 16. However if I wanted, I could increase it up to 9x9 in the "Home settings" menu. Is that option gone in LOS 17.1?
  16. Experience tells that time estimates from Fxtec tend to be very optimistic ... I think a re-design of the device into a Pro2 (with different radios) would take very long before being ready for shipping. I woudn't expect anything less than a year, probably even significantly longer. During all that time they would not deliver a single phone anymore. I think Fxtec cannot afford such a long absence form the market. I am also disappointed by this development, but downgrading to the inferior SoC for maximum compatibility with the existing design is probably the only thing they can do now.
  17. Well, LineageOS is community driven. How long it supports a given device is up to the port maintainers, not the manufacturer. The maintainers can usually support only a device they own themselves, so probably nothing will change as long as there are only original Pro1's in the wild. As far as I understand -- distinct ports for the original and new Pro1 will be necessary, so development for the 662 can start only after Fxtec provides a willing dev with a preproduction device. Updates of official Android 9 may be a different story. But is there really any reason to use that (honest que
  18. I do understand that. My point is that this change involves much of the overhead of a "real" upgrade without any benefit to either the customer or Fxtec themselves. The natural way to react to obsolescence would be to switch to the designated successor product -- typically bringing better perfomance and more features. However, Fxtec cannot go that way as it would involve updating the entire phone, which they cannot afford. They are effectively driven into a platform downgrade they did never intend. Sadly, there is no denying that.
  19. I appreciate you guys trying to be optimistic, but I must say this news scares me quite a bit. Having to downgrade to an inferior SoC is a devastating blow. So much development work (and time!) will be spent for nothing but getting an even more outdated phone even later onto the market. That is brutal. Even as an enthusiastic Pro1 owner, I must admit that I can understand anyone who decides to draw back from the project at this point. Let me stress that I think Fxtec are a good people. They are not trying to betray us. They themselves obviously believed they would get those boards.
  20. Let's hope for the best ... The number of pixels of the camera has been my least concern up to now. I could think of many other things to improve there ... πŸ˜‰ I am most worried of the 3rd-party OS'es. LineageOS is IMHO the most advanced operating system for the Pro1 in terms of usability. However it is community-driven and did take some time to take off. If its development is to re-start from scratch, that is a serious set-back.
  21. Wow. This confirms what I wrote above in a way even I did not expect. They admit that this will involve a re-implementation of all operating systems and eventually result in a perfomance loss. That sounds like a serious blow. Also, based on past experience, I would not trust the promised start of shipping in August one second ... I am sorry for everyone waiting for their phones. 😞
  22. Well, according to initial estimates, I should have had the phone within three months ... Their estimates on delivery times have always been off by an insane factor. The reasons have always been issues with their suppliers they could not control. I honestly think that situation has not changed since the initial production phase. I believe Fxtec is simply too small a fish in the ocean to make pressure on their upstream suppliers regarding delivery deadlines in the present pandemic situation. This is probably something we have to accept.
  23. I believe @Rob. S. is right: Fxtec can neither risk massive order cancellations nor a sudden decrease in the rate of new orders coming in, as they are running on the money from those orders. Hence they are trapped in a situation where they cannot suddenly start admitting that no one can at present predict delivery times reliably. I waited for my preorder (more or less patiently πŸ™‚ ) for approximately a year. I was in the comfortable position of having another working phone I liked and of not urgently needing that money for other things. I could affort the wait, but I understand the frustra
  24. Thanks for the heads-up, @tdm and @DieBruine . Not using Gapps (et al.), I constantly forget about the importance of this step ...
  25. Did you try to simply re-flash the same nightly via sideload? That preserves userdata, right? So it should not destroy anything that isn't broken already ...
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