Ask me any app - I will show it


Thank you very much ! I suggest (if you have time of course and if you don’t mind) :

  • Nextcloud client
  • Feedreader
  • Pure Maps (its a flatpak app)

Is it however relevant to test it as you say well that arm and x86 are totally different architectures ? Thank you for your feedback.


I added the requested apps to the initial link. Fractal is there too now. I am not sure if I will have time tomorrow to add more videos, I will defenitely not have time thursday and friday - so maybe I will continue on the weekend. I will work through the apps from top to bottom :slight_smile: so fcfs.

Hope you are enjoing the videos - Don’t get this too negative, what you can see is that the apps work and those optimized for mobile work very well. Those not optimized run and are or somehow usable or will be working when connected to a monitor (convergence) I guess.


Yes :slight_smile: Even Blender! Thanks!
Couple of questions:

  • Was OnBoard responsive (video didn’t show writing with it) and could it be resized?
  • Could you re-try desktop browsing with FF (as in, non-optimised browser with all the bells and whistles)? fcfs obviously


May you try Visual Studio Code and Telegram Desktop ?


Can you try Calibre? If that works “out of the box” it would be awesome.


Can you please try, this is a great comms app for all my devices, if it could work on my new L5 when it arrives i’ll be over the moon :grinning:


How about regular Firefox, not tor.


I would like to know if the password managers KeePassX (package “keepassx”) and KeePassXC (package “keepassxc”) are working. Not to be mixed up with Keepass which is based on .Net as far as I know and would need to install mono on linux, which feel wrong to me.

The Linux version of KeePassX (in contrast to it’s Windows version) has build in AutoType which can be triggered with Ctrl + V. So you can put the curser in the browser or whatever into the username field of a login formular, switch to KeePassX, select the account, press the shortcut.

KeePassX will minimize itself can input your login credentials automatically. Really nice. Makes it handy to use 40 character 100% (pseudo)-random passwords.

Thanks in advance.


Another one. I am not up to date about porting the Signal messenger to Librem 5. Another approach could be to use Signal desktop. It runs fine on my Linux laptop, even if I don’t like those web-based local software.

curl -s | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop

P.S. Oh, I see there is “[arch=amd64]” so I guess it doesn’t work this way. I don’t know it could simply be substituted with “[arch=arm]” or something similar or if the whole build must be reproduced for the Librem 5’s architecture.


Regarding KeepassXC - there is Password Safe, which is a GTK-based program which uses the KeepassXC format. I admittedly only started using it recently, but so far I haven’t had any issues, and I think it would be straightforward to modify for the phone (if it isn’t already done).

I think the problem with Signal desktop is that it syncs through a phone, so you need an Android/iOS phone with the Signal app to provide the functionality to the Signal desktop client (though perhaps after one initial set-up, you could use it just fine on the L5 exclusively)


Well, it just so happens that:


Foobar2000 and Mobile Edition please

Much appreciated!!


I uploaded another batch to which I found packages. If I couldn’t find the packages via apt get or flatpak (in case noted here) I did not try it. Some apps didn’t match good to the screen. Also it seems that for some videos I didn’t manage to get the screen recorder recording the right resolution - sorry for that. The telegram doesn’t show a lot as I neither have telegram nor wanted to give them my phone number - sorry! For nextcloud I skipped the part where you could see my server credentials.


Firefox is working it even boot faster than my pc lol, the issue seems about the windows to be adapted on the screen, i hope someone will work on it


You’re a good person.
thanks for making my morning happy…:slight_smile:


Posting it here as well:

Pure Maps on L5 (QEMU) should be started with “-platform wayland” option, that will start it in full window and all will be visible. The video clearly suffers from Pure Maps window being shifted and wider than screen. Note that there is a version distributed via Flathub that can be tested on PCs


We should be able to change themes, right? Personally, I’m not a big fan of Caja using the Gnome icon theme.


Thank you for doing this!
I’d like to see if CHIRP (amateur radio programming software) runs. Information below:

And if you have time, xastir:

Thanks again!


That’s a good question, should be interesting to know if theme can be changed, the default theme on librem is awfull


As such, on the desktop, it supports themes. I would expect the same on L5.