Librem 5 Daily Usage poll

Ah OK. It may be that I just don’t know what I’m talking about (or, at least, its on a site-by-site basis). Either one could be the truth.

I’m betting site by site. I don’t know what I’m talking about either. Probably why I prefer just a native application.

Thanks. I don’t think I know enough to modify the config properly. Reading the doc I originally thought I could only really set the type. It looks like configs have magnitudes as well, but only for VibraPeriodic. Say I want to increase keyboard presses rumble. I’d want something like:

          "event-name"   : "button-pressed",
          "type"         : "VibraRumble",
          "magnitude"    : ?????,
          "duration"     : 15,

32767 is what’s in there for vibraperiodic. Not sure where to look for the max value, and if rumble can accept magnitude.

Need to actually have one before I can use it. 3 years, 8 months and counting…


Use my L5 too rarely, truth be told. I’m so busy with work, other IT, studies, etc., I rarely have time to get it to do the necessary for my daily driver.
Need to get a version of Tor browser working on it and Signal would be nice.
I don’t know if those 2 do work with it or not because I’ve just not got the time to invest. Must move it higher up my priority list - it’s such a great piece of hardware.
So I guess I’d vote, ’ I use the L5 as an additional mobile device,’ for now.

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Signal’s desktop client works on the MNT reform. I get debs from the Mobian site which has it compiled for ARM64.

I have tried doing the same on the Librem 5, but the Glibc version is off and it crashes on start. I’m sure I can get it working, or someone else here could give it a whirl as well.

Here is the link for the debs:

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Wish I could use it as a daily driver, but can’t make phone calls and stuck with my attempt to debug because everyone says it is someone else’s fault.

I was actually thinking about making a poll like this to see who was actually successfully using VoLTE.

Well i do believe LTE is working for some folks. I’m not too concerned. There are some ways to make calls today, that it doesn’t really bother me. In fact, if the dino client fixes making calls through then it really wont matter to me at all. The big thing for me is that the modem works with LTE and data.

Yes, I’ve considered the approach too, but I don’t see the incoming calls from that getting the phone to hop out of suspend mode so not sure I could trust it for incoming calls. Plus, I’d like regular text messaging with my friends and coworkers…

As far as they’re concerned, it is. They text your jmp number and you get the message. You message their and they get the text (assuming an xmpp setup, which works best in android. If you’re going straight SIP, it’s just number to number like normal).

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I commented earlier how I switched to my old Android phone while trying to work out this SMS issue on the L5. I sort of missed having the convergence so I switched back this afternoon. The last few days I only got a couple of text messages, so I ain’t missing much.

I think both of you talk about VoLTE. Just to clarify for other readers so that nobody gets confused.
LTE works.
VoLTE might be still work in progress.


I already mentioned it on other post. It seems that this SMS use is a US thing.
I live in Germany and if I am not mistaken I have received 0 SMS from real humans for the last 4 - 5 years.
All SMS I get are some activation codes, SMS that you get when crossing borders, stuff like that.
Communication with real people happens in messenger apps like Telegram, Signal and co that allow Voice Calling, Video Calling, Rich Text with photos, videos ect.


I voted. Waiting for more development.
I honestly don’t know why it is but every time I am willing to take my L5 out to the real world something fails.
This week I actually took it out as my only device.
I was willing to accept the fact that I will not be able to use any app that I normally use.

Nevertheless -

  • gPod stopped working
  • Firefox was not loading
  • no alternative for Signal to communicate with people who live abroad
  • of course the non responsive screen
  • And worst was people calling me but they couldn’t hear me.

I am told that it is a question of software.
I shall be waiting


Can you elaborate? What is this?

For those of you using the L5 as your daily could you tell us about your battery situations? How are you getting through the day?

I am able to.get through about a 10 hour work day on a single charge, but I look forward to being able to not need to charge until I am going to bed at night. I’m confident we’ll get there eventually.

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I get through the day by having it plugged in whenever possible. I do travel around town for work, but I plug it in when I’m at my desk or in the car. When I’m at home ans not using it I will leave it sitting on the charger. I know I’m risking killing the battery but it’s been holding up the last few months

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@2disbetter. Thanks.

Just what it says.
Screen not responding to the fingers selecting things in the screen.

Initially, I also experienced very bad sound when calling, and people could not hear me.
Then, I followed the top part of these instructions, and since then I can have phone conversations with my Librem 5.

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