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Gemini PDA - Linux / Re: bare-bone Debian (or any other OS)
« on: August 29, 2023, 07:00:20 pm »
systemctl get-default
sudo systemctl set-default
sudo systemctl reboot

and to reverse :

systemctl get-default
sudo systemctl set-default
sudo reboot

geminifrench - this guide is AMAZING! You've helped breathe new life into my Gemini PDA. I remember when installing Linux was painful. and this was a comparative breeze. And. so glad to have an OS that is still getting security updates.

Thank you for sharing this!

Merci :-)

I managed to get an almost working phone out of the gemini following this tutorial, 4G is working, sms are working, i can make and receive calls but... no audio on calls either incoming or outgoing. i tried to select different output and input devices on the pulseaudio mixer but nothing changes. Any ideas on where to look to fix this?

For my case, no idea, because i do not use the gemini as phone.
Just as a mini debian computer. So i use the 4G only for data.

Have a look here:

That might help with upgrade to buster.



Thanks !  ;)
But i have full re-install my gemini to work with.
So i need to leave someone else find the solution (i need a 2e gemini to experiment and re-flash it  ;D )

Gemini PDA - Linux / Re: Gemian Tips/Workarounds
« on: April 22, 2021, 02:24:18 am »


I have remapped keys for my US keyboard, making a true quote/doublequote key in place of the pipe/backslash key (pipe/backslash are brought up by fn combinations). If anyone is interested, I can post the gemini kb, which goes in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/planet_vndr  I also have this remapping in .apk, which works in both Gemini and Cosmo Android

I have no "pipe" char on my french keyboard.
I want to use FN+"g" to use 'pipe' in place of underscore.
I have this in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/planet_vndr /gemini :
"key <AC05> { [ g, G, underscore, dead_macron ] };

Do you know how to change 'underscore' by 'pipe' ? I don't know what is the name for 'pipe' that i must use in it.

ok, i think i found.
'bar' seem to be the answer

I must admit, however, I'm having a great time with Stretch/Gemini. I use my Cosmo for my phone, so the Gemini is just for a Linux laptop.

I hadn't turned on my Gemini in a year, and now I'm using Gemian all the time. My poor Netwalker... This is what the Netwalker should've been.


Me too ;-)
Only debian on my gemini.
I have a phone for talk and basic things, and my debian gemini for working all the day like an ultra mini laptop always in my 'pocket'.

Happy to have some help  :)

i have no more idea how to do the upgrade to buster. And i don't kown enough this subject to resolve it.
so i had re-install my strech debian gemini to can work (because i realy use my gemini  ;D )

so need other somebody help to find the solution.

i have forgot to add :
deb buster main

and i changed "/etc/apt/sources.list"
by :


I found a solution to make the reboot.

I had uninstall libreoffice packages with :
sudo -s (& password)
apt remove libreoffice*

The package libreoffice-base doesn't want to uninstall.
So i do:
nano /var/lib/dpkg/status
and remove all entries about the package libreoffice-base
and save.

I changed "/etc/apt/sources.list"
"deb buster main contrib non-free
deb buster-updates main contrib non-free
deb buster/updates main contrib non-free
and make a new apt update & upgrade & full-upgrade

So debian 10 is installed.

I go to /etc/systemd/system.conf
and change DefaulTimeoutStopSec=90s
by DefaulTimeoutStopSec=5s
and save

i enter : systemctl daemon-reload
The system reboot well.

BUT WHEN IT START AGAIN, it stop to "gemian booting" image.


Trying to update debian 9 (strech) to 10 (buster). I do this because i want to have the ->security updates<-

I do this :
- sudo -s ( & password)
- nano /etc/apt/sources.list"
- add line :
deb buster main
deb buster-updates main
deb buster/updates main
save & exit
-apt update
-apt upgrade
-apt dist-upgrade
-sudo reboot

Reboot freeze the gemini. So i made "Fct+Esc" to shutdown.
And if i try to restart with "esc", the screen stop on "gemian booting" image.

So someone had updated debian 9 to 10 with success ?
Or just have security updates working ?

Gemini PDA - Linux / joplin
« on: April 13, 2020, 02:55:42 pm »

Is there someone that have successufly compile JOPLIN to use it on the gemini with arm64 compil ?

I have tryed,
and the gui software launched itself, but there was bugs that stop the start of software, and so the software was not usable.

Gemini PDA - Linux / connman mobile-data
« on: April 09, 2020, 10:09:02 am »
Quote from: arthman
you have to unlock the file (with a command thats ambiguous to new users) before you can edit it with hexedit.
is it just "chmod " command ?

Gemini PDA - Linux / cant apt upgrade, have tried fixes
« on: April 09, 2020, 09:07:33 am »
<<  cant edit mac address in hexedit, it says read only. so wifi settings arent remembered. >>

the "read only" problem is because you are not root when you edit a file system.

Gemini PDA - Linux / connman mobile-data
« on: April 09, 2020, 09:06:04 am »
to install ofono scripts, have you do this (in root) ?

systemctl enable ofono
systemctl start ofono
apt install ofono-scripts

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