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26 Jun 2018
I've been using Gnome3 as my desktop for a couple of years now and I'm quite happy with it. Previously I'd always been a make-it-look-as-much-like-windows-xp as possible type and only decided to put some effort in to move from Mint to Ubuntu with Gnome when I got a laptop with a touch screen. Gnome was reckoned to be the most touch friendly option at the time.

I almost never use the touchscreen but I'll happily stick with Gnome at this point regardless.

I didn't hold out much hope but today I thought I'd try Gnome Shell to see if it was even barely usable on the Gemini hardware. This might save me some pain adapting to a new interface.

Predictably it was waayy toooo sloooow.

Worth a try though. Just thought I'd share.


PS, if you'd like to try yourself then go ahead:

sudo apt-get install gnome-core

You will find it automatically installs gdm3 and sets it as the default display manager. This does not work properly (lets you log in but presents a grey screen only after that) so go back to the previous LXDM display manager:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure lxdm

Then you can select Gnome in the session dropdown.
25 Jun 2018

I want to switch out of graphical to a virtual console (useful when things stop responding for whatever reason). On your average PC this would usually be achieved with ctrl + alt + F#.

So how do I do this using the Gemini keyboard?



20 Mar 2018
There's been a lot of comments on Indiegogo re electronic noise getting onto the headphone output when audio is NOT playing.

I'm a long way off from getting my Gemini so can't do any proper investigation yet but I would like to share my experience of an identical problem with a different product.

My Dell XPS13 had this problem of clicks, wizzes and beeps when it should be silent (running Linux).

Turned out this happened when the sound card entered a power saving state almost immediately after finishing playing (emptied the buffer). I suspect that at that point, parts of the circuitry are powered down and any electronic balancing/noise reduction techniques ceased to function.

The fix was to disable that power saving feature, incurring a very minor battery penalty.

I would suggest that is where folks go looking for a solution with the Gemini first, although a battery penalty might be more severe with a smaller device so it might be something that's worth living with.

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