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Quote from: bolderz
PC Pro in the UK has a 3-page review of the Cosmo as its Product of the Month in the Jan 2020 issue 303, about two issues back from the latest issue.

Looks like it's not on their website for some strange reason.

I have been trying to find reviews of the Cosmo since it began shipping and there don't appear to be any in English that are more than just "hands on" clips or reviews.

I saw one post on here but that was it.

What do Cosmo backers think of their device? It's odd that there are so few reviews of it compared to when the Gemini first came out.

In the end, I just didn't like the phone call quality on the Gemini so I don't use it much any more. And the dumb plastic hinge design meant that I kept having to get replacement devices.

Is the Cosmo improved in these areas? Please let those of us who might consider buying a Cosmo know what you think of it.

Gemini PDA - Linux / KDE is usable after all
« on: January 17, 2020, 10:33:03 am »
Quote from: depscribe
I'm discovering a bit of a shutdown problem witk KDE. The onscreen shutdown options in the KMenu and RMB click kill much but not all -- the mouse cursor remains and the machine doesn't shutdown. Is there a workaround? Have I missed something really obvious? The only way out I've found is to open Konsole and do [div class=\'codetop\']CODE[/div][div class=\'codemain\' style=\'height:200px;white-space:pre;overflow:auto\']sudo shutdown -h now[/div]
Pretty sure this isn't how it's supposed to work.<g>

You can only do a shutdown from the login manager.

Gemini PDA - Android / Yalp no longer working for me
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:13:12 am »
I have had intermittent issues with Yalp due to Google API changes. I switched to Aurora Store instead, which is a Yalp fork that is more frequently updated. It is also in F-Droid. Aurora also has more features.

Gemini PDA - Hardware / Hinge cracks
« on: June 29, 2019, 11:02:16 am »
Quote from: Eldkatten
Quote from: gidds
Quote from: jornada720
I have now gone through several Geminis that all eventually start getting cracks in the plastic that covers the hinges.
Strange; I use mine countless times every day, and it's survived a year without any apparent deterioration of the hinges.  How are you treating yours??

The hinges (and associated cables &c) are always the weak point of any clamshell device.  But the scale of your problem does make me wonder whether you're doing anything to exacerbate it.

(BTW, I think they said Cosmo Communicator will have a stronger hinge.)

As for waking-up time; mine has always taken a perceptible time for the screen to turn on after opening it, but it's usually around half a second; I don't think it's ever been more than a second or so.  I don't know what causes the delay, so I can't suggest anythijng there.

Same here: apart from the tiny hairline cracks in the lid where the magnets sit I don't see any damage, not at the hinges nor anywhere else. I do open and close the device carefully, not letting it "snap" open or close. Allways.
Yes, it would be helpful to have a thorough description of how the jornada720 uses and stores the device.

Kind regards

I think the problem may be related to the fact that I often use capacitative styluses on my screen. Unfortunately, the screen does not register the touches all the time so sometimes I have to press a little harder. Perhaps this is putting stress on the hinge plastics.

I store my Gemini on a nightstand at the end of the day and have never dropped it on a hard surface. I dropped it once while closed on some carpet.

Honestly, it is pretty awful that Planet used plastic in the hinges. This is not a good for long-term use and is not necesssary given advances in metals design.

Gemini PDA - Hardware / Hinge cracks
« on: June 28, 2019, 05:13:39 pm »
I have now gone through several Geminis that all eventually start getting cracks in the plastic that covers the hinges.

The latest Gemini has a flaw that the keyboard and the display do not turn on when I open my phone. Has anyone else had to wait several seconds before the display turns on after opening? The Gemini does not even respond to the Esc/Power key

Gemini PDA - Linux / XFCE
« on: June 26, 2019, 10:59:36 pm »
If you run lxqt-globalkeys on Xfce startup, all of the configured options will work.

Gemini PDA - Linux / KDE is usable after all
« on: June 18, 2019, 12:21:37 am »
Quote from: szilveszter domotor
well I need to workarounding..., middle of KDE install somehow libreoffice came into the picture again and giving erre, actually I purged libre ages ago... so delete purge fix-broken remove. Why this libreoffice causing too much pain? Am i missing a repo, which contains the latest libre or I just used an old image I guess about 30 days since my last reflash.
Please post your output after running this command

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apt -f install

Gemini PDA - Linux / KDE is usable after all
« on: June 18, 2019, 12:19:59 am »
Quote from: mithrandir
Quote from: jornada720
The downside of not running the global shortcut manager is that KWin shortcuts will no longer work. But on the other hand, KDE Plasma is much better suited for touch use and the task bar can actually be used, unlike in LXQt.
In my opinion, not having the usual shortcuts, i.e. Alt+Tab is a bit pointless on a device like the Gemini.

It looks like the keypresses get intercepted by  kglobalaccel5. I have not been able to find out why. xev shows focus events for the non working keys. This means the keypresses are getting forwarded somewhere else. Does anyone know how to monitor shortcut events? if we find out which event gets triggered we might try to disable the event causing the problems and not disable the whole service.Could also be some problem with the keymap files for the Gemini. Unsure how to investigate...

One workaround is to use a different window manager than KWin. Most have their own shortcuts that can be managed.

Although KWin is actually the best WM in my opinion. It can do tiling and has a shortcut for pretty much any action.

Gemini PDA - Linux / KDE is usable after all
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:28:47 am »
Quote from: Eric BF
Great to hear. Do power management aspects continue to work as expected, including lid actions?

Yes, KDE has full even better support for power management than LXQt. The power actions are very configurable.

Gemini PDA - Linux / KDE is usable after all
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:16:39 am »
Quote from: ArchiMark
Any chance of a pic of your new desktop?

Sure. See attached.

I still have to get the workaround for my menus within the panel but I did figure the way to remove decorations from windows that are maximized.

To get that, edit kwinrc inside of the .config directory. Locate the section that says [Windows] and put this at the top on its own line and then save and close. Might have to log out to get it to work.

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Gemini PDA - Linux / KDE is usable after all
« on: June 15, 2019, 02:45:29 pm »
Quote from: szilveszter domotor
Please write detailed instructions how to install KDE/Gnome kdm/gdm on gemini. I tried and gave up as there is no way to see the bootup messages/console without F1-F4, so it just resulted splash screen maybe forever . Interesting as I don't really satisfied with the lxqt gui. I also would be happy to have console TTY 1 during the boot and able to resolve problems with the X sessions

1. Open  an LXTerminal

2. Type the following command with Entezr at the end of each one.
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sudo apt update
sudo apt install task-kde-desktop

3. Log out and then reboot
4. Upon reboot choose KDE Plasma from the top of the list of possible desktop environments in the login manager
5. Once into KDE, you can launch Konsole or LXTerminal  and follow the steps in the OP to kill and disable KDE Global Shortcuts manager

Gemini PDA - Linux / KDE is usable after all
« on: June 09, 2019, 12:25:02 pm »
So out of frustration with LXQt, I had not bothered using my Gemini much on the Linux side but I just came back to it recently.

It turns out that you can actually use KDE, you just have to make sure that its global keyboard shortcut daemon is not running.

You can find it within the KSysguard task manager. The process name is kglobalaccel5. Just kill it and your keyboard will work as normal.

If you don't want to have to keep killing the process, just have root make kglobalaccel5 non executable

sudo chmod 444 /usr/bin/kglobalaccel5

The downside of not running the global shortcut manager is that KWin shortcuts will no longer work. But on the other hand, KDE Plasma is much better suited for touch use and the task bar can actually be used, unlike in LXQt.

You can also set up KDE Plasma to put applications' menu bars inside of your panel and save vertical screen real estate.

Gemini PDA - Linux / Final call for TP3
« on: June 06, 2019, 10:07:55 pm »
Quote from: FrankS
Quote from: Adam Boardman
I think Nikita sent it to Davide a wee while back and its now on the new v8 partition tool:

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.

But it is without lvm support.

Is it possible to switch to TP3 without reflashing? I don't want the Android 8.1 option based on the horror stories out of the Android forum.

Gemini PDA - Android / Can't search contacts for names
« on: June 05, 2019, 12:37:27 am »
Quote from: jakfish
No, I'm just using Google contacts on gmail.


Weird. It seems like this may be a Gemini bug. I tested the same CalDAV server with DAVx on a Sony Android device and searching works fine.

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