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The announcement of "Linux on Galaxy" for Samsung smartphones marks a significant leap for tech enthusiasts and professionals alike. Cheap Internet This innovative feature enables users to run a full Linux distribution alongside Android on their Samsung devices, unlocking a world of possibilities for development, customization, and productivity on-the-go. It's a game-changer for those seeking versatile mobile computing experiences.
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Gemini PDA - Linux / Re: Best Backup for Gemian?
« Last post by jakfish on February 28, 2024, 03:27:48 pm »
Per its manual: a user can restore a timeshift snapshot via another linux machine as long as timeshift is installed on both machines.

Right now, I have a successful snapshot made of Gemian, with timeshift installed on both Gemian and another linux computer. But I can't seem to connect the two to bring up the Gemini partition.

I haven't yet set port forwarding on my router to enable ssh to the Gemini, but even if I could, I don't believe timeshift would see the Gem partition to overwrite it with the snapshot.

Jake
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Gemini PDA - Linux / Re: Best Backup for Gemian?
« Last post by gabs5807 on February 28, 2024, 02:53:22 pm »
On my linux system i trigger a rsnapshot via systemd. Sorry  :-[ - i did not find the description for that, but systemd could start jobs if an external device is pluged in. This should also be possible for harddisks attached on the PDA - i think  :D.
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Gemini PDA - Linux / Re: Best Backup for Gemian?
« Last post by jakfish on February 28, 2024, 01:06:48 pm »
FWIW, I found a timeshift ARM64 that will install in Gemian, via sudo dpkg -i despite its complaints about two missing libs.

The fonts, despite xrandr tinkering, remain minuscule, so users will need a powerful magnifying glass. As for storing the Timeshift snapshot on an external drive, said drive must be formatted to ext4 
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That's certainly a sign of life. Thank you for sharing that. For the benefit of us all, I wish you the best of luck in your negotiations.

As some kind of follow-up on my own situation: since Planet hasn't yet returned my Astro, doesn't answer email and my Cosmo is crumbling, I have now moved to a cheap regular smartphone (and an external bluetooth keyboard). While less convenient, it's nice to have a device with a somewhat current version of Android again, that I dare to update, and a camera driver written by someone with a hunch about photography.

Until, if ever, Planet gets anything smartphone related going again, I probably don't have much reason to be here, though I guess I'll check in once in a while anyway. It would be really nice if mid-spec productivity-oriented "real keyboard" phones could become a viable, stable "UMPC of Chromebooks" niche, perhaps in cooperation with an established manufacturer, rather than some nebulous "ODM partner" that might be gone tomorrow. Time will tell.
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Gemini PDA - Linux / Best Backup for Gemian?
« Last post by jakfish on February 27, 2024, 05:52:09 pm »
I can't get timeshift to install, even with the ppa and the key, and there doesn't appear to be a xenial-based arm64 timeshift .deb available elsewhere.

Do I have other options? dd-ing doesn't seem as if it will work, since I would need a livecd and an unmounted Gemian partition to perform a successful restore.

Looking for a true system backup, all of it.

Thanks,
Jake
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Gemini PDA - Android / Re: Recommended software for contacts/SMS transfer?
« Last post by fourier1 on February 27, 2024, 02:31:38 pm »
Hello. You can use apps as Contacs + or Wondershare TunesGo. They offer a trial period but with a temporary number you can extend the trial period to 90 days.
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it works thanks now from v15 to v23 with bootloader custom image now i can install linux (happyweekendcoding) :-D
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I take it by your username that you're 'lolnemo' on Discord... I'm trying to get Pateron to allow me access again, and I have GitHub Sponsors, Ko-Fi, BuyMeACoffee, and Liberapay.

Working on setting up a 'tier' system, but to everyone who donates: this isn't a service I offer; merely financial support.

Still have not been able to get a dev Astro. Or Gemini.
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Planet is still alive, and I'm working on negotiating employment with them for Linux on phones.

I can't go into much detail, as I do not wish to set expectations.

However, they are alive and well.
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