[MyL5] Librem 5 arrived. Where is file explorer? Certification issues

@sherab_kelsang, a fun project for you:

Edit: P.S. If you decide to post a video on this, you might want to protect your computer user name and IP address(es) from view.

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Thank you my friend.
I’ll be sure to look at this.
And maybe do a little video as well

Maybe this one:
I’m curious if it works.

yes, this works


I wonder if Thunar would be a good choice. It’s resizable and configurable. It’s a GTK application and the default file manager for XFCE Desktop Enviroment. It doesn’t seem to have dependencies that causes all XFCE to be installed, only a few libraries (?).


EDIT: Hmm… dialog windows like Preferences, Properties, etc… are NOT resizable (at least on my old version 1.6.11 on my laptop). Main window is resizable. Side bar is resizable and can be turned off.

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To install the Portfolio file manager from flathub I had to do these steps in the terminal:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub dev.tchx84.Portfolio

Note: No sudo required (the remote will be added as system remote)…

The first-time installation required the download of five more components (automatically suggested) with a total size of about 1 GB to download (so watch your mobile internet plan ;-).

Edit: Portfolio is easy to use but does only show folders within the home folder and mounted (USB) devices. I could not find how to system folders… Also missing: Eject (unmount) USB devices.

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I don’t think that is fair. It is like saying that all programs you downloaded via Google Play on your Android and which don’t run nicely, are Google’s fault. (they are guilty of many things, but not that).
Puri.sm makes available an abundance of open source applications, not all of them maintained by them. I am grateful they do, because it saves me from downloading untrusted code from a variety of sources. Using their “software store” does not imply they are suddently responsible for the quality of all that software.


This thread I found (somehow) as discussion is it correct RTC clock on Librem 5 important or not (how fair is it?).

PMIC includes eight Buck convertors, seven LDOs, one internal load switch and crystal oscillator driver for RTC clock. These functions are designed to support the specific power requirements from NXP i.MX 8M platform to achieve the required performance for cost-sensitive applications.

Might be that people, like @sherab_kelsang, should find lack of coin cell battery (takes care of RTC clock&calendar) amusing? Right away by turning their new smartphone on, asking just because want to understand here related approach better (if anything seen as advantage).