Maybe I am raising the question above (or maybe it is a duplicate question), but does Librem 5 come with FM radio? I did not see any conclusive discussion around this question. Does it come disabled at the chip level (like iPhones where it is intentionally disabled by Apple)
I recall WWII German Panzers were equipped with FM radios and their Soviet counterparts only had radios on the AM band. Now I can’t get it out of my head the idea of a WWII German tank commander holding a cell phone to his ear.
While this is a consolation, I can speak to the sheer Luddite coolness of using a smartphone like it is 1970s tech for reals, and not through streaming media. In this case, the first time I used my rooted Motorola to play FM radio from the airwaves, I was immediately transported back to my childhood listening to my (now crappy) AM/FM handheld radio with the single earbud monaural phone output. I also really love that when you’re using a smartphone as a transistor radio, the corded earphones are your antenna, and that this is a necessity for it working at all. Maybe I’m just nuts
I just checked the manual for the RS9116 and I can’t find “FM” in the document.
It is really annoying that the smartphone industry doesn’t seem to care about FM radio. I suspect that the cellular operators who sell phones don’t want it, because they want people to be using internet radio so they have to pay for more cellular data, rather than using the free FM signal.
curseradio-improved works great on L5 terminal. You ssh into the phone to choose your favorite stations (because you need more space for this) and then navigation with the terminal keyboard is a breeze.
By the way, is there a way to zoom the screen with two fingers as you do with images? I would like to be able to zoom the terminal output. Useful for older people that keep forgetting their glasses (like me ) Does copy work on terminal? (I know these are off topic but are small things to deserve maybe a special topic)
I currently use lxterminal because it supports multiple tabs. You can copy and paste and zoom in and our via menu or keyboard shortcuts. Copy and paste is usually Ctrl + Shift + C respective Ctrl + Shift + V. Zoom is Ctrl + Shift + + and Ctrl + Shift + -. If you don’t remember the shortcuts the menu prints them. The only thing is that I had to switch the zoom in shortcut probably because of my German HW keyboard. Also lxterminal scrolls by scrollbar on the right side instead of swiping up and down.