I've got my Librem 5. What should I install on it? :)


#21

Yes, Verizon please ! :slight_smile:
If ATT available, try to see if you can get VoLTE to work
Much appreciated


#22

I’m gonna stick to the default desktop (phosh) and OS for now. Figure there’s so much to try out just with various applications first! :slightly_smiling_face: Though I’m sure I’ll end up installing every OS and DE I can at some point. Just can’t resist.

Oh, you know I’m on it. :slight_smile:


#23

Got an AT&T sim for it right now. I’ll kick as many tires as I can.


#24

Personally, I would prefer plastic because we have weak signal strength here. If metal has the slightest negative impact on reception it is thumbs down from me.


#25

Is it too obvious to ask for installing web browsers ? I would like to see how Firefox is working and some light weight browser too. How are ad blockers and NoScript working ?


#26

Make a phone call to someone: “Hi, I’m calling from my new Librem 5! It runs GNU/Linux!” – it would be great to see if/how well talking on the phone works. Can they hear you, and can you hear them talking back at you?


#27

Do you mean to use a smart phone for actually making audio calls ? Isn’t that a bit old fashioned ? :slight_smile:


#28

Nobody has said Super Tux Kart yet?

I’m actually super curious to see if Apache NetBeans would even work :smirk:

And has anyone suggested Neofetch??


#29

I’m interested in a ssh and a vnc client. :+1:


#30

Plug it in a hub with monitor, ethernet and a external hdd.

Thanks for share.


#31

It’s unlikely that vnc will work, as Wayland does not allow screen grabbing and input emulation, to keep the protocol lean. The shell / compositor have to implement an additional interface for that, usually with security checks. This is still pretty new on Wayland / Gnome and I doubt phosh already has it.


#32

I’m not talking about VNC’ing into the L5, but using a VNC viewer on the phone to view other computers.

This has been one of the main ways I’ve broken the bands of technology personally. Now, when I look at a device to use for work, I can focus on things that matter, like battery life, form factor and portability, durability, etc. I then don’t need to check if the cpu supports virtualization, if I have enough ram for VMs, etc.

If the device I’m using supports SSH, tunneling, and VNC viewers then I can access whatever computer I need remotely, and work regardless of the device I’m using.

It isn’t fun trying to work on code on a tiny android phone, but when it needs to be done, you’ll find, you’ll use just about anything.


#33

What problem and what solution? I know the L5 is thick, but I was unaware of it being really considered a problem and there being a special solution for it.


#34

I’ve got a question, can you encrypt the disk?


#35

Thanks everyone! Got a big list of stuff I’m trying out over the weekend. I’ll get some pictures and video clips up.

This is fun. :slight_smile:


#36

Please test an email program like tinymail, evolution or thunderbird.
Thanks in advance.


#37

In the below post, you can read :

So, for the hardware/design team, this must have been a problem or it wouldn’t take this chamfers form.

Now I have seen the shape in the videos, the bevelled shape with chamfers is very interesting because it does not shock the eye. With a more “square” design, the thickness could be obvious.

I hope you understand now.


#38

@BryanLunduke Could you maybe edit your first post to include the link to where the pictures/video are posted? Thank you :blush:


#39

@BryanLunduke Thanks for posting. We’re excited to see how your weekend faired :slight_smile:


#40

Maybe things will be posted either here:

or here:

But that’s just me guessing, hopefully Bryan will tell us where to look. Meanwhile, I’ll continue salivating and checking the above links every 5 minutes or so. :smile: