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  Power off issues
Posted by: nafmo - 03-26-2018, 02:48 PM - Forum: Linux on Gemini - Replies (2)

Is anyone else seeing issues powering off the device from the Linux side? I have it up and running fine now, but powering off never succeeds. It starts to power off, but then freezes (with the screen still on). I have to press Off (Fn+Esc) for 10 seconds to force-poweroff.

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  GNU/Linux user-land on top of Android
Posted by: nafmo - 03-20-2018, 08:36 AM - Forum: Android on Gemini - Replies (10)

Hi!

There was talk during the campaign about providing a GNU/Linux user-land on top of the Android system on the Gemini. Is there any news of this?

What I really want to be able to use my device for is off-line editing, of both text files and source code. For that I only need a text-based user-land, with access to regular developer tools (gcc, make, ...), text editors (joe, jed, vi, emacs) and version control (git, hg, cvs).

I tried the GNURoot Debian app, and while it does give me something that looks like a command line, it cannot access things like the SD card, which makes it difficult to use for anything useful.

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  Debian Linux keyboard configuration
Posted by: nafmo - 03-20-2018, 08:31 AM - Forum: Linux on Gemini - Replies (9)

Hi!

Does anyone know how to get the keyboard layout configured under the Debian boot? I installed it yesterday, and I can only get the very basic keyboard functions to work, i.e just the base character and shifted character, none of the Fn+key combination work, which makes it hard to access the symbols necessary to drive the Linux command line.

The included Desktop Environment seems to be on the slow side, I am planning on replacing it with LXDE, which is designed to run on lower-end machines (I even run it on my high-end desktop because of its lack of unnecessary distracting screen candy), probably with lxlauncher to use as a touch-screen launcher, but without a working keyboard I am not getting anywhere.

Is there any work ongoing to make the various Gemini keyboard layouts available under Linux (I have a Swedish physical keyboard)? If not, where do I contribute? (I used to be a Debian developer, but dropped out due to lack of time and bureaucratic issues).

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  Can't seem to use the flash tool
Posted by: Marjorie - 03-17-2018, 12:31 AM - Forum: Gemini Flash/Partition tool - Replies (10)

Hello,

Sorry for the dumb question.
I would like to try out the Linux preview on the Gemini.

My host computer is Arch Linux so I set up a win7 machine running in Virtualbox.

I installed the flash tool drivers on win7.
Then I ran the flash tool to perform a backup of the NVRAM first.
When I click Readback and restart the Gemini nothing happens, the program is supposed to detect the Gemini and start the backup, but it doesn't happen.
The screen stays like this:

   

   

USB-wise the Gemini is recognized by Windows, I can see it in the explorer. Windows reacts every time I plug or unplug the Gemini.
I even added USB filters on Virtualbox to 're-plug' the Gemini automatically.

I suppose the Gemini has to be restarted in a certain way to be detected by the flash tool. What am I doing wrong ?



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  Sailfish OS: is there an image like shown on MWC18
Posted by: gemilino - 03-16-2018, 07:20 PM - Forum: Gemini Flash/Partition tool - Replies (4)

Hi,

The gemini PDA at the MWC18 was shown with a sailfish OS on it. Is this image as technical preview available?

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  GPS working?
Posted by: gfoster - 03-11-2018, 08:53 PM - Forum: Android on Gemini - Replies (2)

I've just been reading (on the main pages) about the disabled / non functional compass in the shipping devices. Does this mean that GPS doesn't work either? i.e. will realtime mapping apps - like Google maps / Co-pilot Live work correctly on this device (under Android of course)

My order in in the 6000's so I'm guessing it will be a while before I receive mine, so reall feedback from an actual user would be great.

Thanks

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  CRC error on Gemini_Debian_TP
Posted by: Zvonimir - 03-11-2018, 02:43 AM - Forum: Gemini Flash/Partition tool - Replies (7)

I downloaded Debian image twice - getting CRC error BOTH times on the *.img file. This is not good.
I suggest double-check, and re-posting.

Z.



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  Typo in the "Linux flash guide"
Posted by: Zvonimir - 03-11-2018, 01:01 AM - Forum: Gemini Flash/Partition tool - Replies (23)

Hi,

I caught a small typo in the Linux Flash Guide on http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php...lash_Guide.

It says: "Once downloaded please unzip both the flash tool and the firmware. Next, run the flash tool by double clicking on flash_tool in the SP Flash folder.", however, there is NO "SP Flash" folder.  I tried logging in to notify dguido admin, but developer credentials are NOT working on support.planetcom.co.uk website.

We should probably rectify both - i.e. allow login (for catching bugs on the support website), and also correct incorrect reference to SP Flash folder.

Thanks,

Z.

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  Recovery mode (to flash)
Posted by: wkumari - 03-07-2018, 04:40 AM - Forum: Linux on Gemini - Replies (3)

This is a really stupid question, but how do I get into recovery mode (so that I can use the flash tool to install the dual boot loader?) Normally I'd press the Volume Up button while powering on, but there isn't a physical button (and Fn Volume Up doesn't do it).

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  Japanese Kana input problem
Posted by: Nobumichi Kozawa - 03-06-2018, 01:10 PM - Forum: Android on Gemini - Replies (2)

I found 2 problems in keyboard_layout_japanese_gemini.kcm of Gemini Keyboard application APK.
The problems happen on kana input, not roma-ji input.

Problem 1. Incorrect kana character is mapped. 
This is obvious problem.  When I try to enter "め", "ぬ" is inputted.  No way to input "め". This is simple map file problem.
I found following entry in keyboard_layout_japanese_gemini.kcm.

key M {
    label:                              '\u3082'
    base:                               '\u3082'
    shift, capslock:                    '\u30FB'
    fn:                                 '\u306C'
}


'\u306C' is hiragana character "ぬ". This should be '\u3081'.  Code would be following.


key M {
    label:                              '\u3082'
    base:                               '\u3082'
    shift, capslock:                    '\u30FB'
    fn:                                 '\u3081'
}

Problem 2.  Symptom is a bit complicated to explain in English. But this would also be key map issues. I could not translate words with ゛or゜by IME.   My suggestion is change following two character codes.

key O {
    label:                              '\u3089'
    base:                               '\u3089'
    shift, capslock:                    '\u300c'
    fn:                                 '\u3099'
}

key P {
    label:                              '\u305b'
    base:                               '\u305b'
    shift, capslock:                    '\u300d'
    fn:                                 '\u309A'
}

'\u3099' should be '\u309b' and '\u309A' should be '\u309c'.

So that correct key map would be

key O {
    label:                              '\u3089'
    base:                               '\u3089'
    shift, capslock:                    '\u300c'
    fn:                                 '\u309b'
}

key P {
    label:                              '\u305b'
    base:                               '\u305b'
    shift, capslock:                    '\u300d'
    fn:                                 '\u309c'
}


If I need to report this to other method, please let me know.


Kozawa

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