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I’ve been using Wayland as my daily driver for almost 2 years now and it has been perfectly fine. The only issue for me is the Nitrokey app refuses to copy TOTP keys to my clipboard and I have to switch to X11 for that, but that’s an application-specific issue.


What? It has been for ages, I have been using it like that for a year or so already.


Afaik it works just fine on the OnePlus 6 nowadays. Note that Caleb mainly develops for the OP6, I don’t think they even have the Poco F1 but I’m not sure about that.


They installed it through the AUR so that shouldn’t really be possible. This is a strange problem, I never heard of it before…



Yup that is the way to do it, thanks for giving a good answer 😉



I do wonder though, why it costs double that of both the original PinePhone and also almost double a Pinebook Pro when it is essentially recycling most of the components from both…

This isn’t just a RK3399, it’s more a RK3399S (as they call it themselves): a RK3399 modified together with RockChip specifically for the PPP. There is quite a bit of work in making that happen. Also there is more RAM, way more and faster storage, a better back and front camera and a better wifi chip supporting 5Ghz wifi (the original PinePhone only supports 2.4Ghz). I’d say the price jump is justified.


*postmarketOS. Please don’t capitalize the m, it hurts my eyes 😅

Please join our Matrix rooms, we can probably help you out getting it to work.


You get it exactly! Minetest is a cool project, but it’s a different game. It’s not the same, and it isn’t a replacement for Minecraft.

This client could replace all proprietary free minecraft clients and that way (much) more people could be aware of Free Software.

Yup! Who knows, maybe at some point millions of players will use this 😜


Because Minetest is not Minecraft. Minetest is a cool project, but it’s aims are different. I (and others) like Minecraft, we don’t want something different, we want Minecraft.

This actually has the potential to get a lot of Minecraft players over to a FOSS client, Minetest really does not as it’s just targeted at a different market.


Ever wanted Minecraft to be FOSS? I know I sure did, but of course Microsoft will never do that, so let us as the community create our own client! Together with [Cuberite](https://github.com/cuberite/cuberite) as the server you can have a completely FOSS Minecraft experience! Still lots of work to do of course, but it's promising!

Wow, the Volla Phone seriously doesn’t deserve a place in a top 3 of “the best”. The Volla Phone is just another downstream using device, and the fact that you can order it with Ubuntu Touch doesn’t change that. You’re depending on Halium, which is just one big hack.

The only phones worthy of being in such a list are the PinePhone and Librem 5, and probably some Android phones that got ported to mainline Linux. I can’t take anyone seriously that says the Volla Phone is “a good Linux smartphone”.






Ah, the company with the big blue guy mascot/logo. Sure they sell Linux laptops, honestly I never expected anything else. 3rd parties sell all kinds of stuff through them, so why not Linux laptops either?

Wake me up when the big consumer tech webshops start selling and actually promoting Linux-based systems.


Interesting that you think it’s on full parity with other distros because of the firewall, as I’m pretty sure no other PinePhone distro comes with a firewall configured.


That… Seems absolutely awful.


Funnily enough this distribution doesn’t use that port system.


Unrelated to your issue (@ollieparanoid@lemmy.ml gave a good answer there), I would recommend using the postmarketOS on your eMMC actually (after updating it of course).

The internal eMMC performs way better than the SDcard and will give you a significant performance boost.


Here there were also iDEAL

For non-Dutch people reading this, that is the main way of paying for things online in the Netherlands 😉


To begin with, GTK3 is far from ideal on these devices, and many applications have not migrated to GTK4 which does take advantage of the GPUs… more or less.

Luckily most phone interfaces available use Qt instead, like Plasma Mobile. I recommend checking it out 😉


Very cool! Remember to join us on Matrix if you need any help!


Sorry but I fail to see how this is relevant to postmarketOS honestly. It’s probably better to ask the authors of those apps those questions.


You can try online versions of these applications, but there are no native apps for it and I doubt there will be any anytime soon. It’s better to move to alternative services as the ones you are using now are proprietary, and hosted and owned by Google which is in general a shitty company.

Also, it’s “postmarketOS”, all lowercase except for “OS”.


Hmm, that device is actually really well supported and the modem should “just work” ™

Could you please join our Matrix chat so we can help you out more directly?


SM-A500FU

Uh, I don’t know which one that is? What’s the human readable name?


Completely agree, I dislike everybody switching to Signal (although it’s of course at least better than WhatsApp). Matrix is the final solution.


it is run by a for-profit company also with dodgy crypto-currency funding ;)

I mean, that is just not true. Matrix is “ran” by the Matrix.org foundation, which is a non-profit. The main developers are payed by Element Matrix Services which is indeed a for-profit company, but every spec change still has to be approved by the matrix.org foundation (which has multiple non-EMS members) and the main 2 server implementations (Synapse and Dendrite) fall under this organization rather than EMS.


My older Gaze10 doesn’t 😜 Luckily it did get a UEFI upgrade allowing me to disable Intel ME, so that’s cool.

Only newer models are supported by coreboot and even then not all of them. I recommend looking up each laptop you are interested in.


That sadly doesn’t help for me.

I’m planning on buying a new GPU anyway so hopefully once I manage to get one (the current GPU shortage is insane) I won’t have this issue anymore.


So post a HTTP link (via a Gemini proxy) instead and put the Gemini link in the body of the post instead. Now you just get people to not read the article instead.

I understand you want people to use Gemini, but this is not the way to do it. Also, I personally won’t ever use Gemini if it doesn’t even have support for some basic stuff like inline images 🤷


Yeah that is what I would expect as well. If I wanted to read the article I would now have to find a Gemini proxy myself, which, well, most people just aren’t going to do. So instead they just won’t read the article.


Why such a strange post rather than just posting the link to the article?


Although I agree VR is insane, my Valve Index is completely useless on Linux due to a SteamVR bug. Well, not completely useless, I can still use XRdesktop with it, but it’s completely useless for any game that requires SteamVR (so all of them). After years of not using Windows I had to reinstall it just for VR…


Note that on postmarketOS, we don’t support libhybris (anymore) and are instead actively working on porting as many devices as we can to use the mainline kernel. Our latest stable release (v21.03) actually has 7 Android devices running mainline kernels as can be seen here.


I don’t think this fits this community. With “Linux phones” most people mean “A Linux based system that is not Android”, and /e/ (horrible name btw) is just another Android ROM. It might be better than alternative Android ROM’s, but it’s still Android.


KDE’s default theme: Breeze. Just make sure the GTK equivalent is also installed, breeze-gtk.


Luckily it has more problems than just the cryptocurrency stuff:

  • a centralized service hosted in the USA (no, moving to Europe wouldn’t improve it much)
  • requires your phone number to use
  • developers actively work against 3rd party clients
  • server repository hasn’t been updated since April 2020 and the current live version is thus effectively proprietary

So don’t worry, there are still plenty of reasons to leave that shitty ecosystem behind!


Yes, Pure-Maps. Should be available on any distro you use.


We don’t need a core dev to own the device but there needs to be an active community member capable of supporting the device, yes.

Also, these devices are “supported” because they run a close-to mainline kernel, where Android and Ubuntu Touch use almost exclusively (and Android exclusively) outdated downstream kernels. With close-to mainline we mean a recent kernel version (e.g. 5.11.7 for multiple devices in that list) with just a few out of tree patches.


You clearly have no idea what postmarketOS does and what we mean with supporting these devices (I am a postmarketOS dev).

These devices are supported in our community and main category because they run a close-to mainline kernel. That means, the latest kernel versions currently available with just a few out of tree patches. That in comparison with Android and Ubuntu Touch which run on downstream kernels.

Almost all Android devices on that list came with kernel 3.4 or 3.10. However, for example the Samsung Galaxy A3 currently uses 5.11.7 on postmarketOS. That is not just “not impressive”, it’s insanely impressive.


I used the Jolla Phone with SailfishOS for about 4 years, and although I liked the experience, I honestly don’t miss it. I personally am a fan of Plasma Mobile, especially because it copies the UI of Android a bit. It’s a good UI (of course, again subjective).



[!postmarketos@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/postmarketos) , please join and help it make more awesome and bigger than the Reddit one :winking face: I'm one of the core pmOS devs and although the other core devs aren't Lemmy users yet, I'll make sure to hang around, answer questions, moderate, etc. For the people that don't know about postmarketOS yet: postmarketOS is a _real_ Linux distribution for phones. We are sick of not receiving updates shortly after buying new phones. Sick of the walled gardens deeply integrated into Android and iOS. That's why we are developing a sustainable, privacy and security focused free software mobile OS that is modeled after traditional Linux distributions. With privilege separation in mind. Let's keep our devices useful and safe until they physically break! Have a look at [our website](https://postmarketos.org/) and join us on [Matrix](https://matrix.to/#/#main:postmarketos.org)!



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