Sheesh! Prison indeed! No wonder my iphonic friend’s eyes glaze over when I talk about performing simple functions!
If you have Microsoft Windows?
I’d sooner type all my hundreds of contacts by hand! Lol!
Looks like you can export from iCloud:
Contacts Importer app should be able to handle that.
Who knew Apple would provide an escape hatch?
iCloud??? I would sooner type all my hundreds of contacts by hand!
Seriously, no, I am not going to upload all my contacts for Apple and who-knows-who-else to keep forever. (Fortunately I already have most of them in a text file on a Linux computer and I should be able to massage that into whatever format the L5 wants.)
I tested a pair of Skullcandy (hate that name!) Sesh Evo wireless earbuds today, with success. Sweet!
However, trying to answer a call was somewhat problematic and unsuccessful. Will investigate further and report back.
You probably have to change the Bluetooth profile from A2DP to HFP/HSP to get the microphone working over bluetooth. This is a bit problematic on Linux currently due to HFP/HSP having very bad audio quality and improving it has been in the works for a while but the work is not yet finished (and there’s been quite a lot of drama regarding the changes).
Take a look at the pulseaudio gitlab for more info, you can build the WIP patches yourself if you want it working, but it’s a hassle.
The contacts importer script is a stopgap solution that I personally hope that we get rid of soon.
The best way to solve this for GNOME contacts to add support to import contacts from a vcard file: there is a ticket open about it:
And an incomplete merge request:
Anyone that contributes to that is most welcome
Also just a small nitpick, the
contacts importer script also supports importing contacts via bluetooth. So you can “just” send the vcard file from another device via bluetooth to the Librem 5, you have a pop up notification that you received a file, and are asked if you want to open it, and if you press open, your contacts in the vcard file are imported.
that would be a
carddav (nextcloud), or
vcard, but since GNOME contacts uses
Evolution Data Server as a backend, you might be able to import from other file formats using maybe syncevolution:
These are column fields you need to make a csv with your contacts in a format that Evolution Data Server Expects.
Home Address City
Home Address State
Home Address PostCode
Home Address Country
Business Address City
Business Address State
Business Address PostCode
Business Address Country
I could have made that list prettier in a table but my markdown kung fu is not in shape this morning
vCard looks doable, probably with some
awk-fu. Do you know what version of vCard?
I think that in the interests of getting this up and running quickly I would avoid the additional effort in setting up CardDAV i.e. no online/shared access.
you should be ok with:
Did you ever get this to work? I find that Bluetooth works for audio playback on Pinephone Mobian Phosh, but no option in Calls or the Sound Settings to use Bluetooth.
I didn’t bother, based on what @johan-bjareholt wrote:
Oh, that’s very disappointing. I drive a lot and Bluetooth is a high-priority use case. Internal speaker and mic in the car are horrible. I’ll have to find the thread with the link to the “put your money where your mouth is” campaign and start funding an HFP/HSP effort. Seems like it would be important to Linux in general, but I can’t see mobile Linux taken seriously without it.
Being able to make handsfree calls in your car via bluetooth has been bog standard for years over here in Europe. Considering our traffic laws, it is pretty esential.
Hope Purism remedies this soon.
I have a Genki Bluetooth adapter that I use for my Nintendo Switch. While not a solution, I wonder if it would work in the USB-C port on the Librem 5. I’m curious if the car would be able to connect to the Genki. Something I’ve never tried.
A bluetooth connection (mic, speakers, and address book) with a car is só basic, that it should work ‘out of the box’ without the need for any periferals.