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ArchiMark
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QUOTE(mithrandir @ Feb 19 2019, 12:19 PM) *


Thank you, mithrandir!

Remember now reading about that issue long time ago....didn't realize it was still an issue....

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ArchiMark
Posted on: Yesterday, 08:31 AM





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Finally getting around to wanting to try out the suggestions in first post.

First, trying to get KWIN installed, but having some problems....hope someone can please advise...don't want to mess up my Debian install.....

Found page on installing KWIN

https://www.pcsuggest.com/lxqt-with-kwin-an...heme-in-debian/

and tried to follow install instructions:

CODE
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install kwin-x11 kwin-addons



But I get following error messages:

CODE
kwin-x11 is already the newest version (4:5.8.6-1).
You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
kwin-addons : Depends: kdeplasma-addons-data (= 4:5.8.5-2) but is not going to be installed
libreoffice-base : Depends: libreoffice-base-core (= 1:5.2.7-1+debu4) but 1:5.7-1+debu5 is to be installed
                          Depends: libreoffice-base-drivers (= 1:5.2.7-1+debu4) but 1:5.7-1+debu5 is to be installed
                          Depends: libreoffice-base (< 1:5.2.7-1+debu5) but 1:5.7-1+debu4 is to be installed

E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).



If I try what's suggested, I get error messages:

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sudo apt --fix-broken install

The following packages will be upgraded:

  libreoffice-base
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 75 not upgraded.
93 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/1344 kB of archives.

After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
(Reading database.... 114069 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack..... /libreoffice-base_1%3a5.2.7-1+debu5_arm64.deb ...
Unpacking libreoffice-base (1:5.2.7-1+debu5) over (1:5.2.7-1+debu4) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libreoffice-base_1%3a5.2.7-1+debu5_arm64.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/libreoffice/share/basic/dialog.xlc', which is also in package libreoffice-common 1:5.2.7-1+debu5
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


Thanks for any suggestions.

Mark

  Forum: Gemini PDA - Linux OS · Post Preview: #291350 · Replies: 11 · Views: 1,825

ArchiMark
Posted on: Feb 18 2019, 11:36 AM





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Just got this email from ExaGear Team on 2/14/19...thought I'd share it.....better hurry up if you want to buy ExaGear....

Mark

--- Eltechs Weekly News Digest ---

We have discontinued ExaGear...

Dear ExaGear users!

We're really sorry to announce our business decision about discontinuing our services and products.

You'll be able to continue using all of your purchased products, the license checking functionality will work.

You can download our most recent ExaGear Desktop version 3.1 below:

ExaGear Desktop for Raspberry Pi 3
ExaGear Desktop for Raspberry Pi 2
ExaGear Desktop for Raspberry Pi 1/Zero
ExaGear Desktop for Odroid XU4
ExaGear Desktop for Odroid C2
ExaGear Desktop for Odroid 32bit
ExaGear Desktop for NVIDIA Jetson TX1 / TX2
ExaGear Desktop for NVIDIA Jetson TK1
ExaGear Desktop for CubieBoard
ExaGear Desktop for Banana Pi
ExaGear Desktop for ARMv7
ExaGear Desktop for ARMv8

We strongly recommend to save ExaGear installation package on your own hard drive because the download won't be available after February 28th, 2019.

In addition, we recommend you to download the following tutorial that will also be no longer available after February 28th, 2019.

How to install and configure ExaGear Desktop



How to Install New Version of ExaGear

To use the new version of ExaGear you should make a fresh (clean) installation of the new version, i.e. uninstall old ExaGear packages and then install new ones. To do so, please, open ARM terminal and run the following commands.

1. Backup your license key:

$ sudo cp /opt/exagear/lic/pk* ~/Downloads

2. Uninstall old ExaGear packages. Note that the following command will fully delete your guest x86 image with all guest x86 applications installed on it!

$ sudo apt-get purge exagear exagear-desktop exagear-raspbian exagear-mem2g exagear-armv8 exagear64 exagear-legacy

$ sudo rm -rf /opt/exagear

3. Download and unpack the archive with ExaGear Desktop 3.1 (*rpi3 is an example, use the right version for your device):

$ cd ~/Downloads/

$ wget http://downloads.eltechs.com/exagear-deskt...top-rpi3.tar.gz

$ tar -xvzpf exagear-desktop-rpi3.tar.gz

4. Install and activate ExaGear:

$ sudo ./install-exagear.sh

The script installs the new version of ExaGear and the guest x86 image that better fits your host ARM operating system. Activation of ExaGear happens automatically but if you got license check fail please proceed with the next step.



What to do if I got license check fail

The license key file should be located in /opt/exagear/lic/. Please check that the license file there. You can do it by typing the following command in terminal:

$ ls -la /opt/exagear/lic/

If you don't see the license key file there please place it in /opt/exagear/lic/. If the license file is in place you can initiate activation manually by typing the following command in terminal:

$ sudo -E /opt/exagear/bin/actool

If manual activation doesn't work please check the following:

Check your internet connection with ping 8.8.8.8
Try to re-download the license key file on your device. Sometimes it's corrupted during download


If you need additional licenses

In case you would like to get another ExaGear license, follow this special link. The orders are available until
February 28th, 2019 only .

We really value all those who helped us spread our unique technology of binary translation within the community of makers and developers. We appreciate your feedback, which helped us to develop our products.


---
Thank you for your trust!
Best regards,
Eltechs Team

If you want you may unsubscribe

©2019 Eltechs. All rights reserved.

  Forum: Gemini PDA - Linux OS · Post Preview: #291344 · Replies: 11 · Views: 1,249

ArchiMark
Posted on: Feb 15 2019, 12:44 PM





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QUOTE(Kiriririn @ Feb 15 2019, 11:51 AM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Feb 13 2019, 10:16 PM) *
Installed, but have problem getting the button in lower left corner of screen to work now.

I can get taskbar to be visible (it is set to auto-hide to get more vertical height on screen) and can select the button in lower left (it turns blue color), but I cannot get it open up to see all the program selections by tapping on it with finger.

Is there a way to do this with finger tap or is there a key combination to get it open up or ???

Also, is there way to calibrate cursor on screen. It is far off from my finger tap.

Thanks for any help.

Mark


The whole point of this is to disconnect your cursor from your finger so you can see what youre aiming at and make finer mouse-like actions

It sounds like you're still trying to use the touchscreen like a touchscreen. This behaves more like the Teamviewer or MS RDP apps on Android if youve used those



Thanks for your help!

Now I get understand the concept....

Will try it again....

Not familiar with apps you mention....I don't use Android...

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  Forum: Gemini PDA - Linux OS · Post Preview: #291319 · Replies: 17 · Views: 2,307

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Posted on: Feb 13 2019, 02:16 PM





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Installed, but have problem getting the button in lower left corner of screen to work now.

I can get taskbar to be visible (it is set to auto-hide to get more vertical height on screen) and can select the button in lower left (it turns blue color), but I cannot get it open up to see all the program selections by tapping on it with finger.

Is there a way to do this with finger tap or is there a key combination to get it open up or ???

Also, is there way to calibrate cursor on screen. It is far off from my finger tap.

Thanks for any help.

Mark
  Forum: Gemini PDA - Linux OS · Post Preview: #291295 · Replies: 17 · Views: 2,307

ArchiMark
Posted on: Feb 7 2019, 06:00 AM





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QUOTE(Adam Boardman @ Feb 7 2019, 12:57 AM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Feb 7 2019, 05:09 AM) *
Has getting ethernet working been addressed?


Yes that's been working fine since August: https://github.com/gemian/gemini-linux-kern...509d60851cba362


Great!

Thanks for all your excellent work for the Gemini!

Mark
  Forum: Gemini PDA - Linux OS · Post Preview: #291242 · Replies: 37 · Views: 1,384

ArchiMark
Posted on: Feb 6 2019, 08:09 PM





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Has getting ethernet working been addressed?

Would be nice to have that option to use the Gemini hub (or possibly other usb adapter...) when WiFi not available.
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Posted on: Feb 5 2019, 11:53 AM





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Maybe it is now fixed, as I am able to load pages OK.

Mark
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Posted on: Jan 23 2019, 08:20 PM





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Haven't used my Gemini in some time.....not because of lack of interest, but other reasons....

Think there are some tweaks you can do....suggest looking through various prior posts....

As for other linux distros......

You would need to find one that has been compiled for ARM CPU's....

Unfortunately, LinuxMint does not support ARM.

Haven't tried it, but there is version of Ubuntu for ARM.

Think issue you may run into is while it may run, it may not display correctly for the Gemini's display...ie, may need some tweaking, I would guess.

It's clear that Planet is limited on resources, from what i see their strategy is to leverage existing OS's like Android and Sailfish, that need minimal tweaking, reducing their need for expense on their part.

Linux/Debian, from what I see is clearly an afterthought, relying on efforts by others outside of Planet to support it. And thinking back to some early Planet videos about the Gemini, it's clear that was their plan, if you listen carefully to what they said at the time. They really didn't commit themselves to supporting Debian directly. Rather they were saying that the Gemini would be able to run Debian, but really said they'd develop it themselves. At least that's my recollection.
,
Meanwhile, having said this, Adam Boardman, has done a very good job on his own, I think, in making Debian available, and doing some tweaks to it. After reading various posts here and playing around with it for awhile, I was able to get Debian running OK.

So it goes....

Mark
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Thanks for sharing this, mithrandir!

Mark
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Thank you!

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Posted on: Dec 25 2018, 09:27 PM





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Interesting.....

But interesting that there's been no word about Debian support/updates....

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It's been over 2 years since my posts on the prior page.

However, as I recall, even though (as you can read) I got things working, the Zaurus was painfully slow with the setup as there is not enough RAM in the Zaurus for this to run effectively.

It's too bad, as I would have kept the Zaurus otherwise.



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Agree with other comments....

Like that it has all the ports in such a little device....

Keyboard and touchpad are a bit different....

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QUOTE(Varti @ Dec 10 2018, 12:30 AM) *
The last I heard from Adam is that he's still working on ofono. Data, text and speakerphone calls are working, though there's still work to be done to fix the automatic start of ofono at boot time (a manual ofono reboot is for now still needed after every reboot) and for the external button recognition to answer calls when the lid is closed. Another user is working on the mouse pointer relative mode, and other people are working to improve the GPU support, for now we anyway have EGL support.

Varti


Thanks for all the updates, Varti!

Mark
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QUOTE(Eric BF @ Dec 9 2018, 07:40 AM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 9 2018, 01:50 AM) *
My curiosity is really about whether Planet is supporting Debian at all or just relying on Adam Boardman (and anyone else working with him) to do the job of developing new releases of Debian specifically created for use on Gemini.

Have a feeling it's the latter.....

I get that impression as well. But I'm glad that at least Adam is doing stuff for the Gemini!


Yes, indeed.....but would be nice if Gemini supported it more too....clear their real focus is Android...
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QUOTE(Eric BF @ Dec 8 2018, 06:52 AM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 8 2018, 02:20 AM) *
Anyone have any news regarding further updates for Debian on Gemini?

My understanding (but I could be wrong) is that you can update much (maybe not all) of Debian using the Debian apt tools. I've done some selective updating by using aptitude having updated the repositories. I've not tried a full
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sudo apt upgrade

as I am concerned I might leave the system in an unusable state and I rely on the Gemini too much for daily use.


Yes, you can update via apt, like with any Debian install.....but as you say, it sometimes can mess things up.....

My curiosity is really about whether Planet is supporting Debian at all or just relying on Adam Boardman (and anyone else working with him) to do the job of developing new releases of Debian specifically created for use on Gemini.

Have a feeling it's the latter.....

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Anyone have any news regarding further updates for Debian on Gemini?

Debian TP2 (TP = Technical Preview) has been out for some time now.

Just curious..... smile.gif

Mark
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Think it is great that another distro is supported on Gemini.

However, for typical users (like me, for example...), I wonder if it better than using Debian?

Please read the Kali page regarding "Should I use Kali?"

https://docs.kali.org/introduction/should-i...-use-kali-linux

Interested in your thoughts on this....

Thanks,

Mark
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Thanks Varti!

Glad we made it through another situation....

Mark
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Notes, Data, and LEDison, have all been updated.

See Update 64:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gemini-p...-2#/updates/all


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Thanks for the update.

Glad it's working well...

Haven't had a chance to try it yet...

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Yes, indeed.....

Those were good times....

Glad he finally resurrected the forums...asked him about it over a year ago.

Thanks pointing this out.

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Depends upon what one defines as superior.

Pocket 2 is certainly faster.

Otherwise hard to say it’s superior.

Pocket 2 can’t fold back display to be tablet like Yoga. Is that superior?
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Well, I could do a side-by-side with One Mix Yoga and my Pocket....close....
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