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Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / SFOS Whats working / What isn't
« on: June 24, 2018, 10:07:33 am »
Quote from: Dietmar Schwertberger
I have installed the new triple-boot with SFOS.
Thanks a lot for the hints on your page.
The Page.qml file has changed a bit.
The required modification to enforce landscape is now:
 allowed = Orientation.LandscapeInverted | orientation === Orientation.Portrait | orientation === Orientation.PortraitInverted
 allowed = Orientation.LandscapeInverted
I observed some issues with the new image:
  • When you end with a black screen during the initial boot after installation, try to double-tap the display to wake it up. If that works, you should see the welcome or language selection screen. Everything is fine…
  • If that does not work, you probably can wake up the black screen with the ESC key, but it will show the number pad. As written in the Sailfish OS notes: if you see the number pad at the beginning, then you have to re-boot and try again…
  • And if you just see the rotating circle after booting or unlocking: swipe from the left or right edge of the screen to the center. Otherwise you may have to wait for some 10s to many minutes...
I have been using SFOS for several years now. The quick evaluation on the Gemini has confirmed my estimation that SFOS from a usability point of view is the only OS that matches the Gemini. It's much nicer to use than Android and it's years ahead of Debian for a touch device.
From a commercial Sailfish OS 3 we can expect Android App support.
If it would also allow at least to build and run gtk Linux applications, then it would convert the Gemini to the perfect Smartphone and PC / productivity device. If not, then you probably have to decide for one of these two roles and boot the suitable OS every time or go for text based applications.

Thanks! Ill add the differences to my notes for others who end up looking to patch the landscape view.

Quote from: Kishe
Agreed, when the official sf3 version with dalvik comes by, im going to buy it and it will be my main os!

Is there any confirmation were getting AlienDalvik? I know SFOS has partnered with Planet for SFOS 3 so I was hoping this was true.
And do you mean buy the Gemini or buy an AlienDalvik license?

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / SFOS Whats working / What isn't
« on: June 23, 2018, 05:55:44 pm »
Quote from: flotsam
Note on the GPS: I have stated elsewhere that it is not working, but since then I did once get a fix. But only once. It definitely isn't reliable for me. However there may be some easy tweak to get it going.

Interesting, thanks for the info. If you get it let me know, I am trying to put all all of the fixes in one spot for everyone on a gitlab repo notes for others- Personally I do not need the GPS function so I haven't taken a look at it still.

Quote from: vader
@Meganerd - Thanks for keeping us informed. I am looking to move over to sailfish when the new version is released, but I am tempted to try So long as it is stable, I might give it a go........

I have still been using the same SFOS install, I haven't had any issues outside of the ones I listed. I haven't lost signal randomly or experiences any reboots, or anything unstable at all. just released and I am debating on flashing that or not. I have already installed all my packages, re-ordered my apps, setup scripts to run in the background, bookmarks, etc plus my Android build too.

If anyone here has used it I would like to know what differences or fixes are present in that build to determine if its worth the backup and restore time.

Highlighting some notable parts (in my opinion) of the release notes from Jolla on 2.1.4.x

This doesn't say anything about bugfixes, etc but its something.
Some of the changes look specific to other devices also.

Kernel and display security patches
Qt framework updated 5.6.3, including hundreds of bug fixes
Notification banners can now be swiped away with horizontal flick.
App icon size variant 172x172px introduced for Full HD displays

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / SFOS Whats working / What isn't
« on: June 17, 2018, 01:22:47 pm »
I have been testing SFOS on my Gemini PDA for a little over a week now as my main OS.

I put my notes on my gitlab

Whats working:
* Audio
* Multi touch
* 4G Data
* Receiving calls (To initiate calls you have to switch to 3g mode)
* Bluetooth (Pairing with headset works)
* WiFi
* USB tether
* USB transfer
* SDK working for development
* Front camera
* Notification LEDs (can be modified too but only from config file directly /etc/mce/20hybris-led.ini) Be carefull!
* The keyboard works fine

Whats not working:
* WiFi tether
* I heard GPS isnt working, I have not tested it
* Caps lock LED - Caps lock itself is working but the LED is always on
* Silver button does nothing - I have not checked if its not recognized in XEV, it simply just may not be mapped to any key

What I recommend doing if you flash SFOS:
* Lock the screen orientation otherwise the screen will rotate on you constantly during usage. The fix below worked for everything except Kodi and the native Terminal
* To fix the terminal rotation I just modified ThumbTerm source and compiled an RPM

Lock screen orientation
[div class=\'codetop\']CODE[/div][div class=\'codemain\' style=\'height:200px;white-space:pre;overflow:auto\']i) Backup Page.qml file
    $ devel-su
    # cd /usr/lib/qt5/qml/Sailfish/Silica/Page.qml
    # cp Page.qml Page.orig.qml
    # nano Page.qml

ii) Modify Page.qml (line 115)
    Original line: return Orientation.All
    Updated line: return Orientation.LandscapeInverted

    Other views: Orientation.Portrait | Orientation.Landscape | Orientation.LandscapeInverted

iii) Reboot phone to apply changes

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / My first experience with sailfish
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:49:37 pm »
Quote from: Artemys
will it be possible to use Gemini only with Sailfish? And what do you know about SF#3, will it work like in case of Xperia, like you can download and install it on Gemini?

I am sure you could accomplish this by manually modifying the file you generate with the partition tool ( to accomplish a sailfish only boot.

But what would be easier would setting the SFOS as the main booting OS and only leaving Android minimal partition size.

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