Since this is my first post and still early in the new year i will start with a hello and a happy new year to all of you (well at least to all who read this post )
I got my Librem 5 yesterday after i had to wait another day because of customs/delivery issues.
Since i could not wait any longer i took it out of the box and switched it on. As i found out later the manual said i should have charged it for at least an hour before switching it on. I was quite surprised that the battery indicator showed 3 bars (full). I browsed through the settings menu for a few minutes and the phone got quite hot but having read about these issues in the blog post i thought is was ok. A few minutes later i got the notification that the battery is running low an not long afterwards a second on that the phone is shutting down.
So i connected it to the charger and it seemed to charge fine (red led was on). I went away for a few hours and when i came back the led was off so i assume it was fully charged. I tried to switch it on (with the charger connected) but nothing happened. I unplugged the charger and tried it again, then the phone booted up. The battery indicator just showed a ‘?’. I looked around in the terminal and under /sys/class/power_supply i only had the entry for the TI chip. I shutdown the phone, removed the battery and put it back in (the phone booted up directly, i did not have to press any button). This time the battery indicator showed 2 bars and i got more entries under /sys/class/power_supply.
Up until now i toyed around some more and have fully charged it three or four times and having the issue with the ‘?’ in the battery indicator one more time. The phone is shutting down after about 10-20 minutes because of low power even if i have the charger connected (red LED in on) while using it.
Am i the only one with this problem or is the runtime of the phone generally this bad?
Reading posts from Todd and i think is was Kyle saying they are or will soon be using this as their daily driver i expected a bit more.
Does anyone have hints on where to look to fix the problem or check if maybe the battery is broken?
And since i don’t want this first post to sound only negative… When its running the phone is quite cool, the keyboard is good and easy to type on (only switching between the maps (characters/numbers etc) i often have to press the button twice. And i’m missing some keys for working in the terminal e.g. Tab, Control etc. but i’m sure there is a solution for that i just didn’t have the time yet to work on it since my bluetooth keyboard worked great.
I really do appreciate any help and hope you will all have a nice weekend. Regards,