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Everything posted by claude0001

  1. Let me try to rephrase that in a more optimistic way: They are very enthusiastic about porting the latest-and-greatest release to the Pro1. 🙂 The real problem is that, as soon as a new release (here 18.1) is declared "official", the previous one (17.1) stops receiving upstream patches. De-facto, releases are dropped from support at the very moment they have matured ... Effectively, users have only this choice: Either stay on an older, stable, and nicely de-bugged LOS port that does however no longer receive upstream AOSP fixes. Or change horses every few months b
  2. If you just want to run a few Linux programs, something like Termux and AnLinux is definitely the easiest way to start. I have never used those Apps, though, so I cannot help with specific questions about them. For advanced stuff, like the above, a "hand-made" chroot (with root access to Android/Lineage) will probably always be superior to (non-root) in-App solutions. Setting up your own Linux chroot on Android is actually not that hard provided you have some experience with Linux. The real problem is that the required information is scattered all over the internet. Also, some things
  3. As I wrote above, 17.1 no longer has the Pro1 as build target, so there will be no more (official) updates for it. See https://www.lineageoslog.com/17.1/pro1 ... and that is exactly why the older, stable versions should keep building, at least on monthly basis so they keep receiving the upstream security fixes in AOSP. Every upgrade that changes APIs or other major parts of an OS is potentially disruptive for the already-installed base. That is why professional distributions keep their "stable" branches alive as long as upstream fixes can be picked-up with reasonable effort.
  4. Looking at your picture, I notice that the lower right corner is actually sharp: that wall socket seems to be quite nicely in focus. The rest of the picture obviously isn't -- even though there are many objects at roughly the same distance from the lens than the wall socket. Also the upper half of the shelf exhibits some very strange ("wavy") perspective distortion. This looks like an optical problem. Like a misalignment between lens and sensor or so. Sadly, I do not think this can be corrected for in software. @Jacob_S posted similarly distorted pictures earlier in this thread. Mayb
  5. That is, unfortunately, precisely my situation andd the reason why I am still using the last LOS 16 build ...
  6. As much as I enjoy the fact that LineageOS on the Pro1 seems to be alive and well, I am puzzled by the practice of removing previous major releases from the build systems as soon as a new version is made. In November, LOS 16 stopped receiving upstream updates (in favour of 17.1) just a few months after I had installed and -- quite heavily -- configured it. Now, 5 months (!) later, 17.1 disappeared from the build targets for the Pro1 at the very moment 18.1 came around the corner. I understand that a community project may need to save computing ressources on the build farms. Stil
  7. Setting up the ssh server seems a bit tricky in UBports indeed. The official docs -- which your certainly know already -- list several ways of transferring the key. I am no UbuntuTouch user, but basically, one encounters the same problems when setting up the SSH server in LineageOS. There, the easiest way (for me) was to grab the required public keys from the PC to the phone using Lineage's built-in SSH client (as opposed to pushing the files to the phone, which requires a working SSH server in the first place). Not sure if Ubuntu includes an SSH client out-of-the box, but if not, I would
  8. Update: I can now run the X.org X11 server inside my Devuan chroot. Yes, the real thing, not TigerVNC or TightVNC. The nice thing with X.org is that I can use it with xorgxrdp in the chroot and connect to my Linux distro via a much better-performing (native) RDP connection as compared to using VNC as backend for XRDP. I still use the Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 App combined with the default xrdp-0.9.9 shipping with Devuan 3/Debian 10. As far as I can see, one can find no information on how to do this on the internet. Either it is really tricky and I am a genius, or no one cares about
  9. Of course, an unlucky hit can get through the unprotected side of a flap case. My main point is that the case (any case for what matters) reduces the chance the Pro1 will slip out of your hand in the first place. As a bonus, a flap case also removes the need for a screen protector sticker. As much as I enjoy enthusiast projects, the 3D-printed cases I have seen so far (from pictures only, of course) look a bit awkward. They are certainly perfectly functional, but aesthetically not very appealing (to me at least). No hard feelings, but for now I will stick with my flap case ...
  10. Agree. I do not have a screen protector, but I decided for a flip case on day one. The Pro1's surface finish is nice but it enables the phone to slip out of your hand far too easily ...
  11. Ouch. I feel your pain. Maybe I should invest in a spare too as long as they are easily available. Is the Elephone U spare part on AliExpress the known-good screen for the Pro1?
  12. I remember you got your device only a month ago or so. What's wrong with your screen? Just asking ... About that APK for installing the required firmware: Is it (legally?) impossible to put that up somewhere for public download? It will certainly be of interest to many sooner or later. People replacing their screens will typically want to avoid reflashing their phones to stock and back just to get the replacement screen working.
  13. Wow, what a mess, indeed. From the other thread, I get that those who do not see the "Enhanced 4G LTE Mode" switch have VoLTE disabled anyway (because their OS, or their carrier, or both do not support it). So, according to @Rob. S.'s hypothesis, they should not encounter the loudness bug in the first place. However, @pistikem seems to have the bug despite not having VoLTE. Are we on the wrong track after all?
  14. In my LineageOS 16 it is called "Enhanced 4G LTE Mode" and is only visible in the "Advanced" settings under "Mobile Network". I do not think it is specific to LineageOS. As far as I know, the option used to be called "VoLTE" or "HD voice" in previous Android versions. But seemingly the switch controls more than just Voice-over-LTE nowadays: If I switch it off, also "Carrier video calls" get disabled. Potentially, you might loose other useful things like conference calls -- not sure about that, though (and too lazy to test). VoLTE is also said to use less power compared to 2G/3G calling, s
  15. Well, me too, and that is exactly how I use my Pro1. Not with Ubuntu, though. My point is that, for a phone to work as a miniature "laptop", all the functionality must be there in principle without carrying external devices along. For that is what a laptop is: a standalone all-in-one machine that has all required peripherals built-in. That you can extend functionality by plugging even more stuff into the device is a bonus, not a requirement. This does however not seem to be what the OP have in mind: they seem to refer to the so-called "convergence" mode of operation, where the phone
  16. Am I the only one who came here directly from an N900? I learned about the Pro1 on the maemo.org forum, where it was discussed as the spiritual successor of the N900 (and N950 for those who were lucky enough to have one of those). I (like others) used the N900 well beyond its time, as it was the only true Unix(-like) phone for years. I invested quite some time into setting up my Pro1 in a way that it can compete with the N900 in terms of usefulness as a Unix workstation. And while I have come quite far in that project, it is clear that I still do not have control of the system on a l
  17. I must say that I really do not understand your question. The whole point of a laptop is that it does not rely on an external display, mouse and keyboard. I believe the whole convergence thing in phones is much overrated. In my world, whenever I am close to a monitor, mouse, and keyboard, a PC is most likely attached to those anyway. There is simply no need to bring my own (less powerful) computer to them to be productive. IMHO, a portable computing device makes sense only if it is self-sufficient: It's task is to allow you to be productive precisely in the case you are far from
  18. I's an X250. It has traditional USB-3.0 ports, not USB-C, both on the laptop as well as on the dock. That's probably why it (luckily 🙂) does not fast charge.
  19. To be honest, it never became clear to me what development model they had in mind for the Pro1 -- for any OS, actually. That comment is from February, so it likely already refers to the Pro1-X project anyway (which initially was compatible to the Pro1). Sadly, among the three "big" community OS's for the Pro1, Ubuntu seems to have fallen behind by quite some amount over the course of last year. According to the experience reported by @Raksura in this thread, it was still very far from a "daily-driver" level of usability in December. One has to compare that with the progress made by Lineag
  20. I would be interested in disabling fast charging on the software level, too. However, I fear that it may not be possible. I am actually surprised your phone does fast charging from the monitor USB. Maybe you can switch that feature from the monitor settings? Alternatively: try different USB ports on your PC. My Pro1 charges slowly when connected to my Thinkpad's docking station ports or to the laptop directly.
  21. I replied simultaneously in the old thread. Maybe @EskeRahn can move the stuff over here. As I said I have never tried Ubuntu up to now, although I am quite interested in it and always wanted to test it a some point. So thanks for pointing out that the official installer no longer works. Hopefully, some active Ubuntu-on-Pro1 user can comment on this.
  22. In the thread you found, there is a post (from December 2020) by @Raksura stating that installation using the UBPorts installer worked flawlessly back then: If it does not anymore, obviously something must have changed there. Thanks for bringing this up. I hope some active Ubuntu users on Pro1 will be able to comment. For the Pro1, the Ubuntu port was a community effort, not led by FxTec. So it was (hopefully: is) "supported" (to some degree) by the OS, but not in the company sense of the word. With the Pro1-X this may change, as FxTec have recently stated they actively participa
  23. Thanks @EskeRahn. I'll check out the various options available at F-Droid first and report if one of those solves my issue. At first sight, AnySoftKeyboard looks good, and has 3 out of the 4 language packs I need ... 🙃 SwiftKey is proprietary and contains some Google and Microsoft trackers. Though these are probably harmless, I tend to be very careful about software that is theoretically able to record everything I type on the phone ... But thanks for the idea of trying different keyboard Apps in the first place!
  24. Thanks. I have the default keyboard software (probably the one that is part of AOSP), "Android Keyboard" I believe it is called. I never considered installing anything else, thanks for the hint. Does Swiftkey work with the Android writing aids (spell checkers)? As noted above, i switch between 4 writing languages, so that is important.
  25. You mean when you use the official installer for the Pro1: https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/device/pro1/ it does not work? I have never tried UbuntuTouch up to now. But the Pro1 has been listed as a supported device for quite some time now, and other people here have reported installation to work fine.
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