Lollipop music player works. Recognizes music files stored on SD card. Can access music through the player or by double-clicking on a song in file manager. Music continues to play after display turns off. When reactivating screen by pressing the on button, player widget shows above time/notification display on the lockscreen. Cool!
Sound quality is good (although it’s mono, I assume); speaker on bottom edge of phone.
Through the included earbuds, music sounds really good. Inline volume control works. (Inline play/pause doesn’t seem to do anything.)
(File manager also sees SD card when inserted, by the way.)
Spelling correction: Lollypop
I don’t see a way in the file managers I have. Tried listing drives in terminal, but don’t see it there. I’ll create a new thread for that after I test another USB drive.
What is your impression about the weight which is about 1/2 pound? Does the feeling of heaviness goes away after prolonged use?
I’m mostly using it on a table, so I’m not really carrying it around, and I haven’t taken it anywhere. In the pocket it’s heavier than other phones, but it won’t drag your pants down. It’s just 3 ounces heavier than my Android phone. And possibly twice as thick, depending.
I created new “apps” for Startpage and Wikipedia by opening Web, navigating to those sites, and choosing “Install Site as Web Application” from the browser menu. They now show in the app drawer. Hey… INSTANT APPS!
Is the L5 supposed to see an attached USB drive for file transfer?
No. It should be visible as a serial port and network card, but there’s no USB file transfer yet (unless you use something like ssh over USB networking).
OK, thanks, Sebastian. I can wait for that functionality. For now, I can either send/receive via bluetooth, or just create an email draft to get an attachment from one of my devices to another. Or use the SD card, obviously.
Which is actually more secure, see BadUSB.
It’s kind of hard to scroll output slowly in Terminal.
By the way, sudo apt-get update seems to work, if you prefer that way over manually checking the PureOS store.
Also, I don’t see a way to dismiss the keyboard in Terminal.
Don’t you have that little button in the bottom right corner of the screen, that will show/hide the keyboard, below the keyboard itself?
Question for Purism:
Can the wallpaper screen serve some purpose, e.g. adding widgets or shortcuts, or is it just there to hide the app drawer?
Ah, yes. Thanks. I totally missed that.
What use case or purpose were you thinking?
I just wondered what it can do, either now or in the future. A place for widgets, or to display a favorite background/photo, etc. It’s nice to look at as is, though.
I am not that familiar with future plans in that regard but, changing the background picture should be possible
Joao, do you know if there’s a way to get the call and chat apps to access contacts stored on the SIM card? If not, I guess I can use my Android to export the contacts to a file, then import the file to the L5.
You can install the
librem5-goodies package from the command line, one of the scripts it has is a small
yad/bash application to import contacts from a *.vcf file to GNOME Contacts.
You can see here a demo of it:
The new version now supports importing contacts from a vcard file via bluetooth also
Yes, I already have that, but importing from the SIM card isn’t listed as an option. I’ll do it the other way I described.
Sorry I miss understood what you wanted. To be honest, I do not know how to pull the contacts from the SIM
I know it is not top priority but necessary for every day use…
How is the alarm/clock working? Does it work with screen off?..