I need a lot to do to get network to comply. Learn in’s and out’s of “ssh”. Then buy the cables, and then I’ll be able to take a screen cap/video to send to you guys so we can get this thing fixed?
Thanks for your help tho. I’m not prepared mentally, physically, nor able time-wise to rebuild a phone at this time and am not refusing help, nor refusing to cooperate. I am, and have been , and spent the entire day trying to get that file so I can can screen cap and send DOS a pic of stuff as requested.
Point is, why do something the hardest way when the device should should act like it can do something. and something does not include driving users crazy.
Please start here: Beginner’s first steps, on how to use grim package. Simplest one would be (the one that I’m fine with): sudo apt install grim
Open New Window from Terminal upper right corner and type: sleep 7; grim
Now you have 7 seconds to flip to the screen that you need to save for you record. Above command puts screenshot directly into /home/purism directory, therefore you would want to use: sleep 7; grim $(xdg-user-dir PICTURES)/$(date +'%Y%m%d_%H%M%S_grim.png').
In my point of view @Sharonis the one that will master Librem 5 up to her pure satisfaction.
Some seem to be of the mind that everyone was raised handcuffed to a cell.This was going to be a gift. The giftee chuckled when I suggested it was for him. So it’s mine. I won’t repeat what he said about the -phone-.
The list keeps building and the issues go on. I should not have to use another cell phone to take pictures of a cell phone screen so I can fix so it can take pictures. WTH!
BTW - do you know how to turn the device off? Really OFF?
Charge on my Purism 5 goes down to 0 in 1 hour. Turned off everything not needed and it still uses power too fast. Have to keep the phone turned off and carry a charger everywhere I carry the Purism 5.
I find most ‘upgrades’ anywhere is just another beta test. Upgrades always look good on paper and on the latest hardware. I’m retentive when it comes to M$ upgrades, patches, fixes etcetera, so I wait until their upgrades and such have been out for at least 4 weeks, then I review their forums to see just how buggy the upgrade is before installing that one. Habits are hard to break.
In the case of the L5, we started out with A LOT of bugs and catching up. The reason why we publish upgrades is to get rid of them. Windows has been some 30 years on the market, they had time to catch up already. They update for different reasons.
By the way, in the software store, in the Preferences, you’ll have to enable “Show Incompatible Applications” - a misnomer, actually, as many (but not all!) PureOS apps outside Purism’s curated selections for the L5 will work fine, or well enough, on the L5.
Sometimes it takes a while for these to populate, as it has to load the complete catalog over the network from Purism’s repository each and every time. (My Linux Mint computers also have such a delay loading from the Mint repo.)
Thanks @amarok but I have just about run out of patience with all the reading I’ve been shown to do, then translating acronyms, and the geekinese, I’m so far, still at the starting point with a $1,200. clock.
I was not prepared for the amount of time I would have to read, the time interpreting geekinese, to find out, that the object isn’t working yet, and no idea when it will, or if, be ready. And now, to learn and retain using SSH and other commands. WHY? Never mind.
I’m told it should work out of the box. What should work? Today I find out the camera won’t work AFTER long hours of reading and reading only to be told it’s not working but to “use the flashlight”. The is NO “flashlight”! And I doubt they me and for me to use a hand-held flashlight. Maybe, they mean the “Torch” Hmmm, well as candle is 4 time brighter than the dim yellow the “tocrh” outs out, if that is what they mean. So, I should carry a spotlight around with me.
There are enough disappointed friends and co-workers over this - most laugh though and tell me to buy a smart phone which they know there is no such thing.
I’m hoping I will find out what will or will not work and decide then if I sell it for parts, or keep as a reminder.
The camera works, but the flash is kind of do-it-yourself. Sorry about that.
Could you show the crayon factory explosion? I haven’t seen it on my photos. Perhaps your camera lost its configuration somehow.
As to whether I use a translator, let it remain my secret. Suffice to say, you had understood me as intended.
@dcz interesting you say the camera works. I can’t get the camera to work myself.
I can’t get it to snap a photo. Also, when you say it works, do you mean without having to manually adjust gain, exposure, etc? I have to manually adjust those settings to be able to see anything from the camera. Then, clicking the photo button, doesn’t work for me?
With everything I’ve been reading in these forums about the focus of work being on camera, I was assuming the camera is still not to an ideal state of functionality, operabililty? Am I mistaken on that?