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Gemini PDA - Android / Gemini multiboot - Boot problems
« on: January 29, 2019, 10:24:10 am »
Quote from: Will Atl
I recently got my Gemini 4G and flashed multiboot Android 41GB and Linux 15GB (Please see Multiboot file attached).

Cannot see the multiboot file.

What is your boot order? boot? boot2? boot3?

I can confirm boot problems like this if you have not put android to the 1st boot (boot) and if you are using magisk to root the system. The changes to the boot.img done by magisk are always done to the 1st boot partition (boot). If you have selected linux to the 1st boot partition, magisk kills the it. Update for android are a problem too if it is not on 1st boot.

My personal advise: Always select android as 1st boot option if you like to use android on gemini pda.

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / SailfishOS released by Jolla
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:12:04 am »
I wrote a shot message in the pinned "tips and tricks" thread 2 days before you can find here.
It is the version 3.0.1 Jolla is working on atm, still beta. Not released!

Quote from: vader
Is this the official gemini aware version of 3? PC has said that Jolla is releasing a beta gemini version early January, and the full version shortly after. I'll probably install it anyway

No, it is not officialy released (beta), it is the version Jolla is working on. 3.0.1 is EA (early access) for SailfishX users (sony devices). My short howto is a 'hack' to change from community version to the Jolla beta (the adaptation repositories will change from community to jolla store if you do it). I found in the changelog for 3.0.1 (you can find it on tjc too) many things for geminipda, but no image at the shop, and I wanted to try it. You will never get the license parts eas, xt9 and alien dalvik this way. Later this year (soon) there should be a version in the Jolla shop that you can buy.

If you like to stay with the community version you should wait until the 3.0.1 ist realeased and someone makes a build for the community.

Hi, I wrote a short 'howto' how I did the update from community version to the new EA Jolla version.

wiki on tjc for sfos on geminipda

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / Making a screenshot with SFOS?
« on: October 31, 2018, 02:38:00 pm »
Quote from: depscribe
I want to put up a picture of the Gemini running Xplanet-desktop but I can't figure out how to make a screenshot on the Gemini runnung SFOS. For the Xperia X it's holding both volume controls at once, but that doesn't seem to work with the Gemini. Anybody know?
It is the same on geminipda:
fn+c = vol down
fn+v = vol up
fn+c+v = vol down + vol up = screenshot.

have fun.

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / Sleep breaks WiFi?
« on: October 19, 2018, 06:05:27 am »
Quote from: vader
Quote from: FrankS
Make from an update to, this should fix the wifi reauth bug.

Howto? Look at geminiPDA Wiki under "update to". You have to edit some files.
Unfortunately I am using an x25, so this update doesn't fix the wifi issue. I just enable wifi when I need it, or put up with the battery drain (still get an easy days usage).
I have a x25 too. If you are going from direct up to then it will fix the bugs (reauth and network freeze)!
If you are already on it will fix the reauth bug but network freezes after a while. Do a downgrade to before the update to I did it that way.

I know, it's unlike. ;-)

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / Alien dalvik for SFOS 2.14.14?
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:12:17 am »
Quote from: depscribe
I say pretty much because there are a few annoyances. I have not, for instance, been able to figure out how to get notifications from the ProtonMail app, nor do I know whether it is running while its GUI is closed, as it is on every other platform. One can download mail attachments, though I have no idea where they go. They do not go to /Nemo/Downloads.

You can set at settings->Apps which android app may start in background. Maybe this can help you, I do not use ProtonMail.
Maybe you can find attachments under /home/nemo/android_storage.

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / ffmpeg + ffplay
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:01:01 am »
Quote from: vader
I'm glad someone else finds it useful. The error seems to be across the board. I get it in everything from the browser to a simple qml page rendered with qmlscene. All I could find out about it was it is probably a wolfram language parser. Obviously not needed, as it doesn't seem to stop anything running.
Ok, many other apps are missing too, but are working. Started some from command line. It is not essential.

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / ffmpeg + ffplay
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:08:39 am »
Very nice, thank you. With ffplay I am able to look TV on geminiPDA over a triax sat>ip box this way. That is something the 'LLs vPlayer' cannot handle.

for example RTL Television on Astra 19.2°E):
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ffplay -vf transpose=cclock -x 1080 -y 2160 -i "http://satip/?src=1&freq=12188&pol=h&ro=0.35&msys=dvbs&mtype=qpsk&plts=off&sr=27500&fec=34&pids=0,17,18,163,104,44,105"
It always tells me 'library "" not found' but is playing the video and audio.

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / ffmpeg + ffplay
« on: October 03, 2018, 11:03:12 am »
Quote from: vader
Hi all,

after working out how SDL sound works with sailfish, I added the fixes to my ffmpeg compilation. It hasn't changed the ffmpeg utility (convert from one video format to another amongst other things), but it now means that ffplay is fully functional. This is a very simple video player which uses ffmpeg to decode the streams and plays using SDL. It supports a lot more formats than the gstreamer based video players. There is no onscreen gui for control, however everything is keyboard based which is perfect for the gemini.

If people are interested, I could try to package it up, or just tgz it (there are 2 executables - ffmpeg and ffplay). Works brilliantly as command line viewer.

On another note, if anyone is interested in compiling/porting SDL apps to sailfish, I can give a quick howto to get things working, and steps to porting. There are lots of SDL apps around, and sailfish needs native apps  The qml front end is simple to create and using a native ide (tIDE), you can program, compile, test and package right on the gemini.

Where can I find the ffmpeg and ffplay?

Porting SDL apps reminds me to scummvm. That would be nice to have.

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / Sleep breaks WiFi?
« on: October 03, 2018, 10:51:53 am »
Quote from: jovpov
Quote from: depscribe
Quote from: jovpov
Only solution is to go to settings -> utilities and restart networking
Any idea how to fix this?
hmmm. doesn't happen here. wifi reconnects on wakeup, no problem.

I am using on Gemini PDA and you?

any idea where to check logs?

Make from an update to, this should fix the wifi reauth bug.

Howto? Look at geminiPDA Wiki under "update to". You have to edit some files.

Gemini PDA - Sailfish OS / Dosbox
« on: September 30, 2018, 08:12:58 am »
Quote from: vader
Quote from: Meganerd
Hey Vader! I am definitely interested in this project. Out of curiousity I would like to run and old version of Windows.
Dosbox should be able to run windows 3.1 if you can find a copy  There are many howtos online. I should have the package ready by the end of the weekend. The hardest part will be working out which dependent libraries aren't installed by default, as I have installed a bucket load. The jolla store doesn't like SDL rotated apps as they mess with the GUI (volume bar goes vertical on the right hand side). I'll make rotation an option, but this will probably only be useful for geminis.

Good news is that I can now compile pretty much any SDL2 app and have fully working video and sound now that I worked out how to rotate the video and get sound working through pulse audio (yuck).

I still have win 3.1 3.5" floppy disks and a license paper. Have to try to use a 3.5" floppy disk drive over otg. ;-)

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