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Short update: I have 4.4.0.64 on PDA and inserted a SIM for some tests.
After boot (regardles boot or reboot) the ofono.service did not work.
No SIM card is shown.
Restarting the ofono.service via systemctl, everything is fine. The SIM card works as expectet.
This seems to be a known bug also occured on some sony devices - as i read on sailfish forum ...
I use my gemini witout simcard so havent tried ofono, but you should let them know on the sailfish forums since it is directly related to the OS, and some devs may want to correct this

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Has anyone tried https://waydro.id/ ?

as far as I can tell, a few modules are missing, and can possibly be installed.

The following is my process until I got stuck:

*Starting from a fresh official Sailfish 4.4.0.64 installation
*Signed in to my jolla account
*Enabled developer mode
* allow install from other sources

First choice, CHUM or CHUM-gui?
I am not sure what is better, I used gui, and looks like it worked fine

* installed sailfishos-chum-gui for arm (got the direct link from https://chumrpm.netlify.app/ )

in a terminal using either pkcon or zypper:

devel-su pkcon refresh

Second choice WayDroid Settings or Wayrdroid Runner ?
from https://github.com/sailfishos-open/waydroid#user-usage it boils down to slow and better integration vs faster and worse integration ... I went with runner


devel-su pkcon install waydroid-runner
[Y]

this installed:
python3-gbinder, waydroid-gbinder-config-hybris, waydroid-runner, waydroid sensors

now, when initiating waydroid, it looks like some modules are missing:

devel-su waydroid init

Failed to load binder driver
modprobe: FATAL: Module binder_linux not found in directory /lib/modules/3/18.41
ERROR: Binder node "vndbinder" for waydroid not found

it looks like something called anbox-vndbinder,anbox-hwbinder are missing (from linux kernel??)

according to https://github.com/sailfishos-open/waydroid#porter-tasks the kernel needs to be built with certain requirements.

if I go to https://docs.anbox.io/userguide/install_kernel_modules.html there is some mention of binder linux, but that is for debian. (I see some similar instructions for arch: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Waydroid#DKMS_modules )

It seems this whole development is quite new, and there is some other interest for waydroid on gemini:

https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=101259

https://forum.sailfishos.org/t/waydroid-on-sfos/7442/108



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Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / Re: whatsapp on sailfish
« on: May 27, 2022, 04:17:28 pm »
Did you see that there is now waydroid support for sailfish?

there are two ways to install it, either a full virtual android environment, or one pr. app basis.

I just flashed sfos 4.4 and installed CHUM which as far as I can see is the newest solution for an app store.

I managed to install both solutions for waydroid, but havent gotten virtual android up and running.

if you are curious, check out nick's linux experiment youtube channel to see waydroid in action on a standard linux installlation

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Cool! thanks for the tip!

Meanwhile I came across VMware Horizon, which has the following troubles:

: becomes ;
{ becomes [
} becomes ]
+ becomes =
/ becomes ?
_ becomes -
< becomes ,
> becomes .
~ becomes `
" becomes '

This is only true for the internal keyboard, and an external one works, but an external keyboard kind of defeats the purpose of the gemini when on the go :/

(I have US english layout btw)

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Gemini PDA - Android / Re: Official Gemini HDMI Cable Not Working
« on: June 17, 2021, 03:44:07 pm »
Hi I also came to this conclusion, I can reccomend an app from the f droid store to do the rotation, last post here: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=35791.0

cheers :)

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looking for this: https://gemian.thinkglobally.org/archive-key.asc

I dont remember having any problems,

have you followed theses instructions?

https://gemian.thinkglobally.org/

(if not you should consider using https instead of regular http)

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Check out "US International" as a keyboard layout, you will need to learn the position of the characters you need, then you just hold ALT for the given letter, like e.g. ü and you get it directly (no pre-push to first add ¨ and then u) if you need uppercase, you just hold ALT + SHIFT.

this may be a viable alternative for you

cheers

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Gemini PDA - Hardware / Re: Bricked pda on Factory reset
« on: November 25, 2020, 06:42:13 am »
oof.

Did you try booting it up while holding down:

esc?

silver voice assist button?

esc + silver voice assist button?

if none of that responds you could take a look here https://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Restoring_Gemini_4G_x27_firmware

I had trouble with mine after having a singleboot Sailfish installation, and I could not even flash with my Mac and Virtualbox like I used to do it. I tried a few linux distros as well as windows 10, and I only got success while flashing in windows 7.



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Gemini PDA - Android / Re: Displaylink and Android 8.1
« on: November 24, 2020, 09:44:21 am »
Hi all,
in case anyone cares, I discovered the fix for misrotation of HDMI output;

go to Settings > Apps & Notifications, App bar, Disable.

Obviously, you lose the app bar, so to get this going, you need to find alternatives for what you were using the app bar for & whatever features are otherwise integrated here.

It looks like there are Apps from F-Droid that allows some rotation customization as well as some app shortcut drawers, I haven't checked any of them out yet though. [edit]Reasonable alternative to screen rotation: Tap 'n' Turn (Confirm before the screen orientation gets applied) - https://f-droid.org/packages/com.gabm.screenrotationcontrol[/edit]

@Varti, I decided to update this topic instead of the other since it is an android specific solution only

Cheers.

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Gemini PDA - Android / VNC client not passing all fn buttons through
« on: November 23, 2020, 11:09:30 am »
Hi all,

I have a raspberry pi 4 with usb-over-ethernet host config [1]

It is possible to vnc directly into the local IP using RealVNC android client.

I am amazed how easy it is to get access to the raspberry pi OS desktop this way, unfortunately most of the fn-keys seem to not honor that the fn button is pressed, and thus, many symbols are unavailable.

I couldn't find any info on VNC clients in the search section, and thought I'd try my luck if any of y'all had some ideas to what the issue is.

[1] - https://www.hardill.me.uk/wordpress/2019/11/02/pi4-usb-c-gadget/

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Gemini PDA - Linux / Re: Final call for TP3
« on: November 23, 2020, 10:59:19 am »
I think Nikita sent it to Davide a wee while back and its now on the new v8 partition tool: https://support.planetcom.co.uk/partitionTool8.html

I've not managed to test it yet as I updated my Ubuntu on my desktop and it won't flash any more for me. I'm probably still working on other stuff for a couple of weeks but will probably get back to working on TP4 (buster based) in due course.
@Adam Boardman, long time ago you wrote this ;).
I know you're very busy - but any thoughts making a TP4 (buster based) ::)?

Many thanks Gabriel

If such an update is in the making that would be amazing :)

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Gemini PDA - Linux / Re: usb ethernet adapter
« on: November 03, 2020, 05:35:27 pm »
After a bit of research, I am suspecting that cdc_ether [1] is missing from the gemian kernel.

Anyone know if that is something I can add myself?
I dont see any linux-kernel-extras which might contain it.

[1]: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/drivers/net/usb/cdc_ether.c

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Gemini PDA - Linux / usb ethernet adapter
« on: October 29, 2020, 07:59:25 am »
Hey, this may lean towards a debian question, but I am not sure where to start.

Inspired by this: https://www.hardill.me.uk/wordpress/2019/11/02/pi4-usb-c-gadget/

I set up a raspberry pi to be a ethernet usb dongle, and I can ssh into it while in android, however on gemian I dont get the ethernet device (I do see the usb device though)

Does anyone have an idea where to start figuring out how to get the gemini to get ethernet working?

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Gemini PDA - Hardware / Re: HDMI not working
« on: September 01, 2020, 07:18:33 am »
My guess is that all the monitors/TVs you have tested might get confused by the unusual resolution of the rotated screen. We might be able to test this in this way: try to plug the HDMI cable while the Gemini is showing the lock screen, the screen should be shown correctly in landscape mode, as explained here: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=35791.msg295980#msg295980

For now the only solution seems to be to go back to Android 7, although it's a less than ideal solution. Another solution might be to try to find an app which manages to always force the display in landscape mode. There might be many apps which control the rotation, but only a few of them might work with the HDMI output too.

Varti

hi, just to clarify the photos I uploaded in the other post as I didn't mention it before: If I use the integrated force rotate, the display on the device will switch to portrait mode, and the image displayed on the external monitor will still only be shown on the same part of the monitor and then reflect the portrait mode on the gemini (I dont remember if this was even up-side down)

[edit] solved for android 8.1: https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=35791.0

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Quote from: idc
Quote from: gabs5807
Strange information  . Why did SailfishOS (community port and 'official' Jolla version run on gemini PDA?
Both are linux and have access to cellular data   . Or what means '... no way to enable cellular data ...'?

At the moment i did not have a SIM Card at my Gemini PDA, so i cannot verify that 'enable mobile data transfer' did work on the latest version.
But i remember that on earlier SailfishX versions it did work ...

On Cosmo forum i read, linux have access to phone and SMS (no mobile data transfer until now).

Mobile data is definitely working on current version of Sailfish. It has kept me working from home via my data plan through 12 weeks of lockdown. I haven't made much use of the Gemian linux; but I thought that I'd read that some people had data working. I think Edward's quote above may be out of date. It was posted some time ago.
My understanding is that Planet are planning to release further work on Linux for Cosmo once they've got the latest Android update out of the way (which I believe has been promised for Monday). Sailfish (which depends on the Linux kernel) will then follow.
I'm hoping this isn't further derailed by covid/lockdown, etc.
Ian

Can confirm date through sim card works on Gemian.

As regarding android update I asked for the hdmi output on android 8.1, and got a reply that a new android update would be released soon with a bugfix to the 90 degree screen rotation of external monitor.

given that they will release a fix for cosmo in the upcoming week, maybe there is a chance that gemini can get some maintenance

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