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Cosmo Communicator - Linux / Linux community?
« on: January 29, 2020, 05:11:35 pm »
Quote from: g.husson
==> do this at your own risk :-)

Just don't. Gemini boot image will be unbootable on the Cosmo. The root image file will most probably be incompatible with the new install mechanism.

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Poor battery life
« on: January 26, 2020, 07:32:46 am »
Quote from: steeph
Quote from: steeph
I'm on V19 as well. I haven't noticed any change since the update. But I'll measure the time again tomorrow when I won't be using it much anyway.
After resetting I had trouble updating CoDi. But after the 8th or so attempt it finally flashed completely. I charged to 100 %, the did nothing (lid closed). After about 4 hours it's down to 43 %. Not really an improvement. To be sure, what is the current CoDi version? I'm on now.
Have you tried to disable NFC?

Maybe this helps for the time being.

Cosmo Communicator - Linux / Linux community?
« on: January 21, 2020, 05:31:05 pm »
Quote from: ArchiMark's you actually........


and me and everyone else out there that would like linux on their Planet devices...

Might do some kernel work, but I am quite busy atm with paid project work... So I most likely I won't be able to engage fast...
The major problem for Linux on the Cosmo is to have some usable (like usable as a phone) integrated user interface, like we had with Maemo on the Nokia N900. Debian on the Gemini is nice, but it is more like a micro laptop, not really usable for the phone use case.

Maybe it is better to see the current Debian (well, current for the Gemini) as a board support package and concentrate on Maemo Leste ( ). This would give us a full GNU/Linux experience with phone usability.



Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / HDMI Output
« on: January 20, 2020, 04:58:31 pm »
Quote from: Elevennails
All is good so far I'm now working on the 20200117_1823.

I'm wondering what the requirements for the hdmi support are. I have a startech hdmi to usb c adapter but it doesn't seem to work.

Has anyone else been able to connect to hdmi? Is the planet hdmi adapter proprietary?

I've tried both USB c ports.
Yes,  it is proprietary. Third party adapters are unlikely to work (never heard a success with Gemini or Cosmo). Displaylink should work, alternatively.

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Firmware update
« on: January 20, 2020, 03:49:34 am »
Quote from: PNuT
Quote from: mithrandir
Well, this way we get to a menu allowing to repartition. It says all data will be lost. So I aborted for now, since I don't know how to reinstall the OS afterwards (without downloadable images). Any hints on how to get at least Android up again after repartitioning? Or don't we loose the OS with the resize?

Mine just performed a factory reset with no need to reinstall android.
Thx. This is the information I have been seeking for. So this evening I can start setting up droid properly.

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Firmware update
« on: January 19, 2020, 07:11:42 pm »
Quote from: Elevennails
Quote from: PNuT
I resized mine earlier!

FN+ESC+ Right side of rocker switch to get the recovery menu

Thanks PNuT that worked I've resized  at least I can use Droid now  hopefully the debian img will come soon

Here's how i did it

From Off.

ESC (poweron) + rear rocker (top... volume up). Let go of power when Planet logo displays.

Driod pic on it's back. With Red triangle warning. Words "No Command" in really small letters underneath


Fn+ESC+Rear rocker (Volume up)

Now we are in the recovery menu. Resize away

Well, this way we get to a menu allowing to repartition. It says all data will be lost. So I aborted for now, since I don't know how to reinstall the OS afterwards (without downloadable images). Any hints on how to get at least Android up again after repartitioning? Or don't we loose the OS with the resize?

Cosmo Communicator - General Discussion / Firmware update
« on: January 19, 2020, 08:07:16 am »
Quote from: Elevennails
Was hoping. To be able to resize partitions ready for debian. So I can start using the driod partition without worrying about reinstallimg or loosing my driod data later. Guess I'll have to be more patient
Also waiting for the partition tool to perform a "real" setup, for the same reason Might be there soon.

Quote from: ArchiMark
I agree that you and I and plenty of other people bought Cosmo or Gemini because they thought that Planet Computer is actually developing and providing us with other versions other OS's to use. But that is different from what Planet actually does. That is point I'm making.

In other words, it is clear there is a disconnect  between what we as users think and what Planet thinks/does......unfortunately, this becomes clear to us users after we purchase our devices....

As for your SF browser issue, unfortunately, not something I can assist with....maybe Varti or speculatrix can....
Also bought it to run Sailfish in the end and to replace my old N900. Debian will most probably not be usable for the phone use case, I suspect. Well, but knowing the timelines of the Gemini it has been clear that there won't be a Sailfish port in the beginning. At least for Gemini users this should not have been a surprise. We'll have to wait and to do parts on our own to get it running. Well, and to be honest, Planet never have promised more than that.

Hoping to get at least a Lineage OS within reasonable time, to be able to start using the Cosmo as a ((nearly)Google free) phone. Later on switching to Sailfish might be possible.

Anyways, has anybody seen the CODI interface parts needed for the port?

Gemini PDA - Linux / Unsigned repository
« on: January 15, 2020, 04:59:17 pm »
Quote from: Neil Sands
I don't fully understand the implications of this. Can I force the upgrade to work with an unsigned repository somehow, and if so is it wise to do so?
The key has been renewed recently.

wget -O /tmp/archive-key.asc
apt-key add /tmp/archive-key.asc

Quote from: idc
News in the latest Planet Indiegogo update says that they have take receipt of stock of the leather cases, so it looks as though their estimated delivery time for you wasn't so far out. Proof of course lies in its actual arrival, hopefully in a few days time.
All the best,
Well. I think the original question has been about the Gemini Pouch and this update is about the Cosmo Pouch (unless there has been another update, I am not aware of). So timelines might be completely different. Anyways I would not expect to receive it soon, since the Planet team is quite busy at the moment. Getting Cosmos delivered, firmware fixes, etc. ...

But eventually the thread starter will get his pouch, that is sure.

Quote from: cam1965
I've noted that if I connect a  pendrive in usb port of Cosmo Communicator , it  is recognized only if cover dispaly is ON. Also with external sd cards ( with adapter ).
Does anybody had experienced this ?
The right side USB port only works when the coverdisplay is on. Same applies for charging from the right side.

Cosmo Communicator - Hardware / Loose hinge
« on: January 08, 2020, 05:31:02 pm »
From my experience the hinge of the Cosmo is much more sturdy than the Hinge of the Gemini (At least with my devices). I would say the Hinge of the Cosmo is perfect. The screen nearly does not move when shaking the Cosmo around. With the Gemini I can easily close the device just by shaking it around. This is not possible with the Cosmo (with reasonable force).

Cosmo Communicator - CoDi / Not another Cover Display Thread!
« on: December 28, 2019, 06:00:56 pm »
Quote from: PJS
It really sucks to find you've been in airplane mode for the last hour of work
or that you "butt dialed" your gf and she now wants to know where you've been.
Own experience?

Already filed a bug at PC for that issue. I have first noticed Wifi disabling randomly, some days later I got the cause...

Gemini PDA - Linux / Final call for TP3
« on: December 25, 2019, 11:03:12 am »
Quote from: gabs5807
Is there also a kernel update in sight?
Planet released Android 8(.1?) for the PDA so there should be a newer Android kernel and binary blobs available.
I think there has been no kernel upgrade with Android 8. Still having the Android version before here (using Linux only with the Gemini).
Can anyone confirm that with Android 8 there still is the 3.18 kernel. (from settings or running 'uname -a' in termux root shell)?

Cosmo Communicator - Android / Where can I download Android ROM?
« on: December 20, 2019, 08:34:57 am »
Quote from: irukandji
Hmm, this is not ok. I will not use the phone until google and potentially other spyware is removed. Damn, without the rom it is just an expensive box...

Is at least root access available to dump the rom from there?
You can gain root as described here:
Also waiting for the ROMs and multiboot setup. To use it as a phone I want also to get rid of google and have the multiboot setup for not having to setup over and over again when I decide to install Sailfish or Debian later on.

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