matf-kabouik 414 Posted November 12, 2020 Share Posted November 12, 2020 (edited) LXC is such a good combination with the Pro¹ that it might be worth a video on the official forum, even though I'm not very active here: - LBRY for good connections (big file): https://open.lbry.com/@Kab:7/LXC_sailfishos_Pro1:b?r=BZ8k2XPpJvbZhRttC15UQs34pYd2SS97 - Youtube for slower connections: https://youtu.be/-dgD5jci8Dk DESCRIPTION Sorry for the annoying accent. This is an overview of full desktop Linux distributions running as LXC containers in SailfishOS, on a F(x)tec Pro1 qwerty slider phone. If not interested in Sailfish itself, jump to 06'23" for Kali XFCE (fresh install) or 08'40" for Debian i3-gaps (configured install). I am not affiliated to SailfishOS or F(x)tec, and am merely a community member using sailfish-containers since a few months. This application is being developed by r3vn (https://github.com/sailfish-containers) and is inspired by previous work by elros34 and Preflex on chroot solutions and Xwayland. Battery use is similar with and without containers running, one can go through the day with a full charge and light to normal use. The Pro¹ does not have a bleeding edge SOC, but the performance is good enough for what I use it for, and using this SOC may actually be an advantage for overall Linux support (drivers, mainlining task). It is possible to use the us-intl layout and deadkeys on the hardware keyboard, this is how I use it. There is also support for external keyboard and mouse, meaning we're only missing hw-decoding and, most importantly video-out through the USB-C port, for ultimate "Convergence" where we'd get a full desktop experience and not a mobile OS with an external display. Hopefully someone will find a way to make video-out work on Sailfish so we can get the perfect Linux travel companion.Content:[00:00] Introduction to Sailfish on the Pro¹ [00:44] Sailfish multitasking view [01:11] Hardware keyboard support in SailfishOS [02:31] Application to install/manage Linux containers [04:14] Foreword on the known limitations [05:43] Kali XFCE (fresh install) [08:40] Debian i3-gaps (configured install) [08:58] Darktable [09:17] Short demo of i3wm for those not familiar with tiling WMs [11:23] Firefox desktop [12:10] Quick peek at the similarity of my desktop environments on a full size computer and on the smartphone [12:49] Keybindings in Firefox [13:25] Video playback performance and multitasking [14:28] Document editing with Libreoffice [16:12] Multitasking example [16:45] Gimp [17:30] nnn terminal file manager and Nautilus [18:41] Using Onboard virtual keyboard on touch-only devices [20:47] Conclusion and some words about device compatibility, performance and battery use Links: sailfish-containers repository, https://github.com/sailfish-containers Edited November 13, 2020 by matf 1 12 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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