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Cake day: Feb 19, 2021


Hi all,

postmarketOS does use deep sleep for the PinePhone for quite some time.

However on edge, this is currently broken: https://postmarketos.org/edge/2022/04/06/pinephone-suspend/

I suggest to use postmarketOS stable instead, or wait a bit until we’ve figured this out on edge. See the issue linked in that edge post for more information.

Thanks for the nice comment, I’m happy that you enjoy the podcast! We’ll probably answer that on the podcast then, and thanks for the guest suggestion!

See the list of devices and their status here: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Devices

The Jolla Phone has a port: https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Jolla_Phone_(jolla-sbj)

The Aqua Fish doesn’t have a port yet, so you’d need to create one (more work of course, but you can learn a lot about how things work if you are curious): https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Porting_to_a_new_device

You can use either as playground for postmarketOS. But you won’t be able to use it as daily driver or in general have many features working compared to the devices in the “main” or “community” categories.

Note that it’s only recommended to get the pinephone pro at this point if you want to develop for it, it doesn’t yet have as much working as the original pinephone.

In general, if you’re a Linux enthusiast who likes to tinker around with this, go ahead! If you are looking for something that you can replace your Android/iPhone with without any effort, then this is not for you yet.

how to make someobody a moderator?
Sorry for the basic question, but [@PureTryOut@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/PureTryOut) and me are the only moderators in a community, but we both don't see a button to add another moderator. What are we missing? Keep up the great work with Lemmy!

Yep, /etc/deviceinfo exists for all devices in postmarketOS. So if you want to do a quick hack, you can simply source the file in a shell script and add logic based on the codename defined there.

If you want a distro-agnostic solution, use the device-tree string, e.g.:

$ cat /proc/device-tree/compatible

This is what we use in megapixels for example.

Sorry to hear that.

Maybe that’s the problem? From pinephone faq:

In order to use the modem and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, you need to ensure the battery is inside the device and has a sufficient charge. Even when supplying the phone with enough power, the modem and Wi-Fi chip will not work without a connected battery. Further, double check that you have not put the SD card into the sim card slot, or vice versa.

If that’s not the problem, please create an issue here and fill out all information of the template: https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmaports/-/issues

FWIW, I run pmOS edge on the pinephone with latest updates and calls work for me.

You might be able to use the online versions of these services (in a browser). I don’t use google apps so I’m just guessing.

(Now that answers which phone you are running ;) )

Issues should not be reported here in lemmy, but instead on gitlab / or in case of megapixels in the megapixels project.

With that being said, you don’t need to open an issue for this one. megapixels doesn’t run on anything but the pinephone and pinetab right now (but that is changing, e.g. the Purism folks have forked it to run on the Librem 5 and will probably upstream their patches at some point). There were also efforts to get them running on Samsung devices. If you really want to dig into it and are not afraid of hacking on the code, I suggest taking a look at the code. Otherwise you’ll need to wait until somebody makes it work with your device.

Some resources:

At least some of the apps you listed are already available, for example kdenlive (I cut my alpineconf video with kdenlive running on pmOS). Apps not available in the repos might be as flatpak at least, or you could consider packaging them yourself.

But I wonder why you would want to use them on a phone… (a powerful PC would be more suitable for blender, kdenlive e.g.).

Which phone is it?

Nobody answered yet, so best is probably to just try it out if you have the device. Let us know about the results, if you do!

For anyone wondering why this has a thumbnail, and the other episode does not:


I’m surprised how many sites use that tag, this one line change surely was worth it :D