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8 May 2018
Managed to get Debian running on Gemini!

Working, but runs a bit slow.....

Have a few issues/questions....thought it would be good to start a thread for such things....

1. Mouse

I plugged my tiny little Targus mini-mouse into Gemini usb hub but it was not recognized.

Has anyone used a mouse successfully? If so, did you plug into the hub or ?

2. Window Manager

Any pros/cons for using KWin vs Xfwm4?

Also, in the window that allows you to choose, it listed KWin twin, but since window is so small, you can't read all the text description. Is this just a duplicate entry or are there 2 different versions?

3. Wireless Network

Used ConnMan to connect to the guest network at work. However, the guest network requires that you login via a webpage. For some unknown reason, I get an error message in browsers when I try to connect to that page.

I have no problem connecting to the login page when using Android on Gemini.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for any help.

7 May 2018
Have looked at both the Planet Gemini flashing guide and the one at GeminiPlanet.

Having problem with the step to 'Backup the NVRAM partition'.

Nothing seems to happen when I do this step and it complains about missing scatter file. Even though earlier in the instructions it says you can ignore such message.

On my PC running the flash tool, in 'Readback' tab, after clicking 'Add' button connecting to PC with usb-C cable that came with Gemini, restarting Gemini as instructed , the Add, Remove, Read Back buttons are now 'grayed out' and Stop button has a green colored circle with + sign inside.

The line of text that got added after clicking the Add button looks grayed out.

Is it possible that it just needs a long time to read and backup the NVRAM partition?

In other words, just leave PC and Gemini alone for a while until the row of text is no longer grayed out or was there some other step I needed to do in order to make this work?

Thanks for any help.

15 Mar 2018
Check out this little pocket size Banana Pi Zero with WiFi/BT, USB, 5" Display, backlit keyboard....


Decided to get one for fun....

Should have it by week after next.....

10 Jan 2018
Just realized that with all the talk about the Gemini and its hardware design, I don't recall hearing about a stylus for it.

Know there's all the keyboard shortcuts, but there's no mouse buttons or trackpoint or optical mouse, etc.....

Just use finger for mouse/screen navigation I guess, if you don't have a little mouse with you.....

Anyone else thinking about this?

29 Jun 2017

My storage cabinet is full of tiny laptops. Time to reduce the number of them. So, offering them here for sale.

Hope you will find one for you.

All are in excellent like new condition unless otherwise noted in descriptions.

Prices are the item only and are fairly priced I think.

10/10/17 Lowered prices on available items.

10/23/17 Final Price Reductions on Lenovo Flex 10 and Kohjinsha SC3

Shipping is not included.

If located in continental USA, then add $15 for USPS Priority Mail trackable shipping.

If located outside continental USA, then please contact me for shipping quote. Please provide country and postal code.

PayPal is good for payment.

Buy with confidence, I have 100% positive feedback in several places. On eBay as 'archimark2', on fountainpennetwork.com as 'ArchiMark', and heatware.com as 'ArchiMark'.

*** Please contact me directly (PM message or email...) if any questions or interested to purchase. Will be much quicker to respond to you. ***



PS. Also, have a nice white MacBook if you’re interested.


Excellent, like new condition. Have hardly used it. As you can see, comes complete with box, papers, earphones (never used) and AC charger that came with it. Super portable, only 15.5 x 9.7 x 2.2 cm.

Atom Quad-Core Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage. 5.5” (1280x720) touchscreen with Gorilla glass.

WiFi/BT. MicroSD slot. USB 3.0, micro-USB 3.0, mini-HDMI, Left and Right shoulder buttons, headphone jack, gaming controls.

Running Windows 10. Did try to dual boot with linux. Got it running, but did not get display rotated. Others have done so successfully. I did not have time to do the steps necessary. So, deleted linux, but left it set up for dual boot. Since linux is not installed, it boots up to Windows 10.

Have not had any issues with this laptop. Only reason I am selling is I just received the larger GPD Pocket. It is better suited for my needs as I am not really a gamer.

$280 plus shipping. SOLD!

II. Other Laptops

From Left to Right in top group photo below:

A. Lenovo Flex 10 Convertible Laptop - Upgraded - 10.1" Touchscreen

Excellent, like new condition. Hardly used it. Comes complete with AC charger, box, papers, that came with it. Also, zippered black neoprene sleeve case.

2 GHz Celeron N2810 CPU, 2GB RAM, Upgraded hard drive to faster 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD.

(1) USB 3.0 & (1) USB 2.0 & (1) HDMI port. Headphone/microphone combo jack/ WiFi/BT.

Dual boot setup with Win 10 and LM17.3.

10.1" (1366 x 768) touchscreen. Display folds back, so can stand up laptop in ‘theater mode’.

$280 plus shipping. Now $220 plus shipping. Now $169 plus shipping.

B. Fujitsu U/G90 (Japanese market high spec version of UH900) - 5.6" Display - SOLD!

Excellent, like new condition. Hardly used it. Comes complete with box, papers, AC charger, extended battery, VGA/LAN dongle, and PDAir black leather pouch case with closure flap. Will also include two standard batteries, although they don’t seem to work for me.

2 GHz Atom Z550, 2 GB RAM, 62 GB Toshiba SSD. WSVGA ( xx x xx) 5.6” touchscreen display, (2) USB 2.0, SD Card slot, headphone jack, webcam.

Dual boot setup with Win 10 and Linux Mint 18 XFCE.

$345 plus shipping. SOLD!

C. Kohjinsha SC3 Tablet PC- Upgraded - 7" Display

Very good condition, but has some scuff marks on top and a few other places. Hardly used it. Upgraded hard drive to faster and larger 128 SSD; KingSpec KSD-ZF-18.6-128MS. Atom Z520 1.33GHz 512KB L2 Cache 533MHz FSB. Atom Z520 1.33 GHz. Not a speed demon, but works OK for light usage.

Internal ethernet LAN port not working since replacing SSD. Might just be a connection issue. In meantime, can use a USB Ethernet adapter. WiFi and BT work.

(2) USB 2.0, (1) ExpressCard/34, (1) SD card, (1) VGA port, (1) headphone, (1) microphone, stereo speakers, webcam. 7” touchscreen display with stylus.

Dual boot setup. However, currently, just Linux Mint 17.3 installed.

Comes with compatible Thinkpad AC charger.

$195 plus shipping. Now $145 plus shipping. Now $119 plus shipping.

D. Fujitsu U820 Convertible TabletPC Notebook – SOLD!

Excellent, like new condition. Have hardly used it. Comes complete with box, papers, AC charger, standard and extended battery, docking station, extra trackpoint cover, GPS antenna, CD disks, that came with it. Also, Fujitsu black leather case.

Atom Z530 1.6 GHz, 1GB RAM, 5.6” WSVGA (1280 x 800) touchscreen display, and KingSpec KSD-ZF18.6-128-MS 128GB SSD.

WiFi, BT, GPS, fingerprint sensor, stylus, webcam, microphone jack, headphone jack, SD card slot, Compact Flash card slot.

Dual boot setup with Win10 and Linux Mint 18 XFCE. Win 10 works well, but sometimes the trackpoint cursor won't work. Works great with a little external USB mouse. There is a fairly simple fix for the trackpoint issue, but don't recall it at the moment since I haven't used the U820 for quite a while. Just booted up Win10 now and trackpoint/cursor worked.

$285 plus shipping. Now $220 plus shipping. SOLD!

E. GPD WIN – See Listing in section I above

F. Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200 - SOLD!

Excellent, like new condition. Have hardly used it. Comes complete with box, papers, that came with it. Also, PDAir black leather case. Upgraded internal drive to a 32GB CF card.

Currently running ALARMZ (Arch linux). Have a CF with WeeXpc on it as alternate system. You can also flash back to Sharp or other ROMs if you like.

$150 plus shipping. Now $115 plus shipping. Now $99 plus shipping. SOLD!
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