In bulk my first impressions about the Librem5 and the problems I encounter (I have already solved some of them thanks to the PURISM forum and to the excellent automatic translator DeepL which allows me to write in English…). My others nicknames are “patou” and « xpf » (on another sites probably…)
First of all, I must say that I don’t regret my purchase at all, but I was immediately very disappointed by my debut with it. It still lacks a lot of software specifically adapted for it. An important update “Byzantium” should be released soon, which should solve a lot of problems… Let’s wait… Maybe the buyers of the next batch, in the 4th quarter, will inherit a perfectly tuned device…
Its biggest current handicap, in my opinion, is its slowness to start up. I regularly count 15 seconds before the little green light appears to indicate that the device is turning on. It takes another 10 seconds to get to the first screen and type in the first unlock code and another 10 seconds to type in two other codes (PIN for the SIM and another code to unlock the Librem5). Boasting about the Librem5 to your friends on the basis of such a “performance” seems to me very counterproductive… I couldn’t import my thousand contacts correctly: only the email addresses were imported. I had to copy the phone numbers by hand … only to find that I could not initiate a call by clicking on the numbers… I had to add “+33” in front of each complete number (including the 0 at the beginning). I also have other problems that I will list in a future message … after lunch. Have a good lunch ! And see you later…
Hello again, I don’t know (or rather I don’t know anymore) what the first code is. For me it’s simply the unlocking of the device. The 3rd code, I understand less. I will try to make a copy of the message on the screen that asks for this code.
Here are the problems I’m facing:
-1) I formatted in ext4 on my Linux computer (with GParted) the additional 128GB memory card I was using on my previous Android-lineage smartphone, but I can’t write anything on it anymore, in this case the data that were on it before and that I had saved on the computer. As a result, the memory card appears in the Librem5 tree but I can’t write to it either.
-2) I can’t remove “Mirage”, an application installed not from the PureOS repository but with “apt install” -3) I can’t get “Maps” and “Midnight Commander” to work and GParted doesn’t launch.
-4) Could we install and use GDebi?
-5) I don’t know how to make a backup. When I launch the Backup application, I get the following message: “BackendException: Could not initialize backend: No module named gi.repository” ???
-6) The alarm of the application “Clocks” did not ring this morning…
-7) How to increase the sound in general on the device? (By the way, I would like to point out that the sound was very good)
-8) The contacts appear on the screen after a very (too) long time after launching the “Contacts” application
-9) The battery is very quickly down