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Is there a tool that would help format the SD card that way?
I have spent hours formatting different SD cards trying to resolve the same issue.  Every time I get that it can't find custom installers in SD card - Error 127!

On the website's support, it says to just use the files application to extract the files. I've had the android side format it for both android extension and for file storage with the same results.  From my linux desktop, I have tried formatting it with fat32 with a single partition.  As well as trying to use Rufus to format it as well

There must be a "simple" instruction for getting a SD card prepped to make this work.
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Astro Slide - General Discussion / Bike mount
« Last post by mithrandir on February 02, 2023, 07:28:44 pm »
Has anyone found a bike mount matching the dimensions of the Astro Slide? I personally like the variants where the phone is being inserted into waterproof bag and this bag the is being attached to the handlebar. Like this one:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/303740909986?hash=item46b85e79a2:g:f1QAAOSwVb5flf9o&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA8PRqu7Bhag5prQmCzSsr9EQ4e56b0IDhJ%2F3Wtj%2BD3bw1Rzk%2FVv00ylF4AHzyeAGhGGq8bw0%2FwQHOgJQTf%2FVwhyJTZUFJI2JgIaRfWUbRWx4gFQCwBPp%2B8gOs1Xe4CgHQaBvNkKi8nxPOlFwX3IoNYAAc1gady8Bxjik6l5p8rJZ2nqzw5EnK0Wi4drtA4RvtOoMrGlWEBQeORTkOtMibxygUS8nQI7mCnl8M1NEFqtlyGZlLjP0bVobalbLu42McV6S8sO7EBEDsN2jWzoP%2Bfxx2YTvXl0RCOXXreCpQIX%2FLZagb0kRoEFmVmv9DztEaeA%3D%3D%7Ctkp%3ABFBMzO6qysJh

But I have not found bags of this kind matćhing the dimensions of the Astro. Any recommendations?

Thanks
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Astro Slide - Hardware / Pixel peeping (main screen closeups)
« Last post by Daniel W on February 02, 2023, 02:50:20 pm »
As OLED screens tends not do follow the RGB-stripe layout common to liquid crystal screens, I wanted to have a close enough look at the screen of my Astro, to see which subpixel pattern it uses. I blue-tacked a 30x magnifier to the screen, and took pictures through it with an old Sony digital compact. To my surprise, I could use a bit of optical zoom and still get a sharp image, even with the front lens of the camera almost touching the magnifier. To the extent permitted by law, I declare all pictures I upload to this thread as CC0 public domain, no rights reserved, no attribution required.

This is mostly an overview for context
 


Here, I've zoomed down on four characters in the center...
 


...and finally, this was as close as I could get
 
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Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: ear phone noise
« Last post by Daniel W on February 02, 2023, 09:51:51 am »
One more thing... which I am not sure where to post, as I don't know the scope. As it may have to do with the particular adapter above, I am posting it here.

With some use, I have noticed another audio issue than those mentioned above. It affects, at least, my particular USB-C headset adapter and probably carries over to, at least, that particular model of adapter and, possibly, to using USB-C headset adapters with the Astro in general.

Seemingly at random, during phone calls, the audio in my headphones briefly degrades severely, usually below intelligibility. It doesn't appear to affect what the other person hears (they haven't complained anyway), which makes sense, as the microphone(s) in the Astro picks up my outgoing audio. It usually rectifies itself within seconds, and tends to be at its worst so briefly, that I can usually guess any lost syllables from the context. Yet, it is quite annoying and if something like a sequence of digits had to get through correctly, I'd much rather deal with the noise of the Astros analogue headphone output.

In some calls it doesn't happen at all, in others, it's there like 10% of the time, often in clusters. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the USB connection, so I'd rather guess it has to do with what else the Astro might be doing at the moment, other than my phone call. To me it sounds like an audio buffer going out of sync, which I, in turn, thinks sound a bit like a very heavy bit-crusher effect.
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Zaurus - Void Linux support / Re: Alpha Testing - Netsurf Browser
« Last post by greguu on February 02, 2023, 03:57:57 am »
Hey greguu I'm planning to give this a go at some stage.
Couple of questions:

Can your images run in qemu-system-arm?
Do you have pxaregs installed?

Kexecboot seems to screw up my Zaurus ability to use gadget ethernet (g_ether) to be useful.

Thanks,

Dan
For reference as mentioned in IRC: #oesf @ oftc.net
    qemu works reasonably well, but best to test on actual hardware.
    pxaregs are not included in any voidz repo, but can be added if needed.
    USB gadget mode was broken for ages, but was fixed last year thanks to yatli. Fix was for 5.4 kernel and will be included in next build.

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Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Does SD card share slot with second SIM card?
« Last post by Daniel W on February 01, 2023, 08:10:11 pm »
Yeah, should anyone want to see what the tray looks like, go here
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=36863#msg298960
and scroll down a bit.
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Hello,
i will sell my rarely used Cosmo with a german keyboard - all parts working fine.

Without a good working Salfish OS (or out of the box working linux) i had no usage for the Cosmo :(.

I prefer a face-to-face handover, so someone near munich (germany) would be fine.
On the planet store the cosmo price is 599,00£ - this is 679,00€ today.
So i think 450,00€ should be fair for the cosmo in good condition and a completely filled original box ;).

If anybody is interested please send me a privat message ...

Gabriel
 
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Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Does SD card share slot with second SIM card?
« Last post by slide on February 01, 2023, 01:51:57 pm »
Two SIM cards and a MicroSD card do work for me. However, SIM 2 is 2G only (by design) if there are two SIM cards.
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Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: Does SD card share slot with second SIM card?
« Last post by mowenuk on February 01, 2023, 08:28:33 am »
Although it has slots for two sim cards and the SD card, if I put all three in, then the SD Card has an issue being recognised.  If i take out the second sim card all is ok.  So i'm not sure if its an issue with my phone or the Astro generically.
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Astro Slide - Hardware / Re: 3.5 mm headphone jack hardware problem.
« Last post by Zarhan on February 01, 2023, 02:33:53 am »
Another correction: I get noise on the headphone output if and only if a charger is connected to the RHS (or bottom in portrait mode) USB connector (and powered). Just connect the charger to the other (LHS/top) USB connector of the Astro Slide to get rid of the noise.

Ah, so *that's* why I couldn't repeat the issue. Not that I use 3,5mm jack very often - but I have used the top/left usb port for charging.
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