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Ubuntu Touch OS for Fxtec Pro1

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2 hours ago, SteffenWi said:

Oh this is interesting, although I'm a bit confused. My last information was that Ubuntu Touch was abandoned by Canonical and pretty much dead, which seems to be confirmed by the fact that the base image is 4 years old. But yet there are parts of the project still alive?

Check out Wikipedia and Ubports Website

Ubuntu 16.04.6 was released on 28 February 2019, so if ubports is pulling in upstream stuff that's not *so* far out of date, and 16.04LTS general support goes thru April next year, and extended/security support til 2024.  Yeah yeah, I wouldn't mind if its a newer ubuntu base too, but it's not that bad...   and I know very little, for all we know they may have a plan within the next yearh to up to 18 or 20... or maybe waiting for 64-bit libhybris, that' d be cool...

For anyone running it, I'd be curious the result of:

uname -a  && lsb_release -a && cat /etc/os-release

 

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I would love to see this supported/maintained, I tried the image and while it was wonderful to try it was too buggy for a daily driver. But if we could get better support, I'd love to use it as a daily driver with anbox

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7 hours ago, altomes said:

I would love to see this supported/maintained, I tried the image and while it was wonderful to try it was too buggy for a daily driver. But if we could get better support, I'd love to use it as a daily driver with anbox

Would be worth posting the bugs you encountered.  I found it mainly worked fine.

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14 hours ago, Craig said:

For anyone running it, I'd be curious the result of:

uname -a  && lsb_release -a && cat /etc/os-release

 

Don't know how to put this into a code-box ...

[email protected]:~$ uname -a  && lsb_release -a && cat /etc/os-release
Linux ubuntu-phablet 4.4.153-perf+ #4 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jun 10 00:15:28 CEST 2020 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
Release:        16.04
Codename:       xenial
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xerus)"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS"
VERSION_ID="16.04"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
VERSION_CODENAME=xenial
UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial
[email protected]:~$

 

This is written from within built-in webbrowser in Ubuntu Touch. I just plugged an ordinary pc102 keyboard via USB-C to USB-A adaptor ...

Cheers, #10248

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Thanks much, thats awesome, looks like real ubuntu.  and code box is [ code ] and [ /code ] without spaces.

So is it possible to run gtk etc desktop apps, assuming they're made for arm/arch?   Or are the gui apps limited to whats in their appstore?  How bout appimages, snaps, flatpaks, any of those work?

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12 hours ago, _DW_ said:

Would be worth posting the bugs you encountered.  I found it mainly worked fine.

I'm on lineage right now, but I'll flash back in the next few days when I get some time.

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I did a full charge last week on Tuesday.  I've still got 25% left I've been letting it sit idle no apps open except a terminal (accident) only wifi enabled.  Did notice another bug the Last Changed info box just says N/A in the Battery Settings.  Also it's not tracking the power drain usage 😞

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4 hours ago, _DW_ said:

I did a full charge last week on Tuesday.  I've still got 25% left I've been letting it sit idle no apps open except a terminal (accident) only wifi enabled.  Did notice another bug the Last Changed info box just says N/A in the Battery Settings.  Also it's not tracking the power drain usage 😞

Do you mean your Pro1 was able to survive almost a week in deep sleep and still has 25% capacity left?
That is really impressive although the system doesn't really do anything in this state, but RAM refresh and maybe some wakeups happened during this period.

Anyway, the UBTouch for Pinephone has recently improved to last about a day if I understood well.

The ~1 week capability of Pro1 is really good anyway - does it wake up on phone call in this state (does it ring)?

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32 minutes ago, VaZso said:

Do you mean your Pro1 was able to survive almost a week in deep sleep and still has 25% capacity left?
That is really impressive although the system doesn't really do anything in this state, but RAM refresh and maybe some wakeups happened during this period.

Anyway, the UBTouch for Pinephone has recently improved to last about a day if I understood well.

The ~1 week capability of Pro1 is really good anyway - does it wake up on phone call in this state (does it ring)?

Yeah I just hadn't used it since last charge due to my service provider issues.  Ah one thing to note here had no sim card in it as I transferred it to my other phone.  So that may have helped save power.  But it's good to know ubtouch isn't eating the battery when idle.

Just realised I forgot to report back on messaging and calls my service provider is having issues so I think that was a red herring with phone calls and messaging in ubtouch its probably fine.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, _DW_ said:

But it's good to know ubtouch isn't eating the battery when idle.

...and another thing which is good to know is the Pro1 hardware itself seems to be not eating the battery too much when the phone is switched on. 🙂
So its power management / power handling seems to be good anyway.

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29 minutes ago, VaZso said:

...and another thing which is good to know is the Pro1 hardware itself seems to be not eating the battery too much when the phone is switched on. 🙂
So its power management / power handling seems to be good anyway.

With both sim and WiFi active on LineageOs but without any real usage, it used about 50% the first four days of July

Screenshot_20200706-173804_3C_All-in-One_Toolbox.thumb.png.3320f19b05e5b75cc13a6eeeeae713ff.png

(if you set it in Aeroplane mode much less)

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4 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

With both sim and WiFi active on LineageOs but without any real usage, it used about 50% the first four days of July

(if you set it in Aeroplane mode much less)

That is also not bad anyway. 🙂

I don't know how about stock Android, however, if a mail client also runs with IMAP Push and two SIM cards and also a relatively active usage, it lasts about a day for me...

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On 7/6/2020 at 9:00 PM, VaZso said:

That is also not bad anyway. 🙂

I don't know how about stock Android, however, if a mail client also runs with IMAP Push and two SIM cards and also a relatively active usage, it lasts about a day for me...

Well it's still going on 9% since I last reported now but I've looked at it a few times 😆

It's a shame the battery usage graph broken I'll see how further it get before messing was gonna try some standard apps on it see what happens.

Any ideas on apps?  bear in mind it's app needs to have wayland support I think (am sure someone will correct me on that!)

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8 hours ago, _DW_ said:

Well it's still going on 9% since I last reported now but I've looked at it a few times 😆

It's a shame the battery usage graph broken I'll see how further it get before messing was gonna try some standard apps on it see what happens.

Any ideas on apps?  bear in mind it's app needs to have wayland support I think (am sure someone will correct me on that!)

https://open-store.io/

If you hadn't checked it out already, that's the main app store.  Don't even see kodi or retroarch in there, even sfos has those 😉

If it needs wayland stuff, maybe some kde plasma apps will work, like falkon browser?    I'm very curious what kind of desktop apps work, disappointed if its wayland only tho.

 

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