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New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« on: July 24, 2020, 10:45:43 am »
Planet Computers has posted a new update on their Indiegogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cosmo-communicator#/updates/64

The latest Linux Debian firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available!

 


The latest Linux firmware has numerous bug fixes and supports the following new features:
* Phone Calls
* SMS support
* 4G Mobile data support using connman
* Open/Close power save support.
                   
To install Linux please follow this link
http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Linux_for_Cosmo

To order the latest Linux Media card following this link
https://store.planetcom.co.uk/collections/media-books

Please note that WiFi, phone calls and SMS should work straight away. To activate Mobile Data please follow this link
http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Cosmo_Linux_Mobile_Data

A big thank you to the Cosmo Communicator open source community for supporting Linux on Cosmo Communicator!

Best regards,
Team Cosmo
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SL-C1000 running Arch Linux ARM May2017, K30225 Wi-Fi CF Card, 64GB SDXC card
and many other Zauruses!

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 11:55:19 am »
"This option will scan the microSD card for compatible installers and will present you with a menu showing the available installers as in the picture below."

I tried installing it from 2 different SD cards (FAT32), but I just get

Detecting old-style custom installers, please wait...
E:/bin/sh failed with status 127
Detecting new style custom installers, please wait...

It then does nothing, even if the "cosmo-customos-installer" folder is the only folder on the FAT32 SD drive.

Has anyone successfully installed it? Are there any tricks to installing Linux? I am using the instructions in the link above.

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 01:16:30 pm »
Solved. The installer download kept dropping the connection. Once everything was fully downloaded, I was able to install KDE. Now I need the root password to install more apps. Anybody know what it is?

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 01:33:32 pm »
Solved. The installer download kept dropping the connection. Once everything was fully downloaded, I was able to install KDE. Now I need the root password to install more apps. Anybody know what it is?

I have no idea since I have not tried to install the Linux, but if it's a standard Debian, there is actually no root account login directly. Use sudo. Or if you want to get to a root shell, just do 'sudo su -'.

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 03:25:06 pm »
I have not installed this firmware. But the old one. After some modifications , dialer and messaging are working. But  not internet data with sim card. Tried everything and nothing.  I have a lot of applications and configurations on my installed linux and I´d like to know if someone that have already this version installed can confirm to me if the internet data with sim card is really working.  I have already mentioned this before : https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=36304.0 .Thank you.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 03:30:29 pm by cam1965 »

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 03:56:59 am »
Solved. The installer download kept dropping the connection. Once everything was fully downloaded, I was able to install KDE. Now I need the root password to install more apps. Anybody know what it is?

 cosmo/cosmo
See here
http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Linux_for_Cosmo

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 03:58:52 am »
I have not installed this firmware. But the old one. After some modifications , dialer and messaging are working. But  not internet data with sim card. Tried everything and nothing.  I have a lot of applications and configurations on my installed linux and I´d like to know if someone that have already this version installed can confirm to me if the internet data with sim card is really working.  I have already mentioned this before : https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=36304.0 .Thank you.

Maybe this helps?
http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Cosmo_Linux_Mobile_Data

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2020, 07:05:28 am »
Thank you. I had already followed this mentioned link. So after some time I have found the solution :
I have downloaded the new image , extracted the zip file and mounted the kde system image. So I have copied the contents of /etc/ofono to my linux installation ( /etc/ofono )and voilà. Problem solved.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2020, 07:44:03 am by cam1965 »

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2020, 10:05:31 am »
I have not installed this firmware. But the old one. After some modifications , dialer and messaging are working. But  not internet data with sim card. Tried everything and nothing.  I have a lot of applications and configurations on my installed linux and I´d like to know if someone that have already this version installed can confirm to me if the internet data with sim card is really working.  I have already mentioned this before : https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=36304.0 .Thank you.

I have installed the new firmware yesterday and I can confirm that internetdata via sim does work using connmanager as well as the installed dialer does. Didn't test SMS though.

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 11:47:03 am »
I have loaded up the new V2 Linux firmware and gone through the installation instructions from Planet.  Most of it runs OK but there are some things I can't get working
 
Despite setting the keyboard layout to
Code: [Select]
Keyboard model: Planet | Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator
Layout: English(UK)
I cannot find a key combination to give "-" for example.  Also the some of the keys don't map crrectly, "/" gives "<" for example.

Using sudo bash to get root, I have run apt update and apt upgrade, but I am getting a certificate warning.  From re-running apt update, it looks as if the update worked.

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root@cosmopda:/home/cosmo# apt update
Hit:2 https://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease                         
Hit:3 http://gemian-buster.thinkglobally.org/buster buster InRelease         
Get:1 https://gemian.thinkglobally.org/buster buster InRelease [4104 B]
Ign:1 https://gemian.thinkglobally.org/buster buster InRelease
Fetched 4104 B in 1s (5084 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
W: GPG error: https://gemian.thinkglobally.org/buster buster InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6669378035F4918C
Also I cannot get the Device Notifier popup to scroll despite having a scroll bar which activates.

Is there something obvious I am missing or is there a fault?  Is everyone else using a different keyboard?

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2020, 07:34:18 pm »
Despite setting the keyboard layout to
Code: [Select]
Keyboard model: Planet | Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator
Layout: English(UK)
I cannot find a key combination to give "-" for example.  Also the some of the keys don't map crrectly, "/" gives "<" for example.

In my Post 11 I mention two ways that made my Fn-key combinations work with a german keyboard.

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 04:40:49 am »
I installed it and it works, I even made a phone call with it. I could not hang up the phone, though.

I was hoping this version would allow me to connect my cosmo to a serial console (arduino via ftdi) but I cannot get it to create a device. lsusb tells me the device is connected but no /dev/ttyUSB0 is created, bummer. I also need to check bluetooth.


Where is the kernel for this thing?

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2020, 10:26:17 am »
I have found the answer to getting the key mappings to work with the Cosmo keyboard.  After following the Planet advice to set up the keyboard layout, you must delete any other layout so that the GB layout is the only one available.

Many thanks to Piece_Maker for the suggestion and lokomoko for showing me where to look. https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?topic=36158.msg295099#msg295099

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2021, 01:57:17 am »
I tried to install after a reinstall with:
sudo apt install connman cmst mobile-broadband-provider-info ofono-scripts
Currently the install gives errors like:
Temporary failure resolving gemian.thinkglobally.org.....

I believe the install package is not available from this location currently.
Is there another way to get the install?

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Re: New Linux firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2021, 06:45:50 am »
I tried to install after a reinstall with:
sudo apt install connman cmst mobile-broadband-provider-info ofono-scripts
Currently the install gives errors like:
Temporary failure resolving gemian.thinkglobally.org.....

I believe the install package is not available from this location currently.
Is there another way to get the install?

Same error here when updating cosmo
 
Err:1 http://gemian-buster.thinkglobally.org/buster buster InRelease
  Could not resolve 'gemian-buster.thinkglobally.org'
Hit:2 https://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease                                                 
Hit:3 https://gemian.thinkglobally.org/buster buster InRelease                                       
Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://gemian-buster.thinkglobally.org/buster/dists/buster/InRelease  Could not resolve 'gemian-buster.thinkglobally.org'
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.