[MyL5] Received my Librem 5 (Evergreen)

I will have limited availability to do one-on-one tech support long-term. I just happened to be browsing through the forum.

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If you lock the screen and leave it alone for 5-10 minutes (i.e. allow it to go into standby), then call it, does it wake up to notify you of the call? I should clarify: does it wake up soon enough to actually answer the call?

This has been a problem for me on the Pinephone where it takes a long time to recover from sleep mode and will only wake the screen after many rings, resulting in the call going to voicemail because the “answer call” button doesn’t appear quickly enough.

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My 2¢: This topic is rapidly going to become massive, with many overlapping conversations.

I would suggest - new topic per issue

Unfortunately, as you are the “only one” with a phone right now, community support is going to be limited.

We haven’t implemented standby/suspend yet. We’ve been focused first on run-time power management instead of standby power management because we think that’s a higher priority.

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  1. Recents display as page images that you can scroll through (left-right). they take up about half the screen. You can swipe up to close any of them. Under that is a Search Apps bar. Under that are icons/shortcuts for installed programs (with up and down scrolling). All on a (beautiful) black background.

  2. Notifications are at the top. Doesn’t slide down; expose by tapping one of the indicators (battery, wifi, mobile, etc.) Close by swiping it back up.

There is a pre-installed browser (Gnome Web).

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This will change in the coming days/weeks/months. Hopefully we will all get our phones soon enough :slight_smile:

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I agree. Let’s all try to keep this thread away from troubleshooting and just concentrate on aspects of the phone.

There are also screenshots of a lot of these screens here:

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You can RESTORE deleted items from Trash (within Caja or probably other file managers). HALLELUJAH! :smiley:

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The hardware looks very solid and tight, everything perfectly assembled. The slides click firmly and look professional. The buttons click nicely. Nothing seems flimsy at all. The back snaps off easily, thanks to a small notch at the lower corner, and it snaps back on perfectly. The battery fits its compartment completely with no give. Haven’t checked the modem as there’s a screwed on cover over it. The whole thing feels premium, but heavy, as I said earlier. The screen is nice to touch.
I don’t think it has quick charging. It does feel warm when charging and when on, but not alarmingly so.

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It is my understanding that the “tap” will be replaced with a “swipe down/up” eventually, but is still being implemented in Phosh.

The hardware looks very solid and tight, everything perfectly assembled. The slides click firmly and look professional. The buttons click nicely. Nothing seems flimsy at all. The back snaps off easily, thanks to a small notch at the lower corner, and it snaps back on perfectly. The battery fits its compartment completely with no give. Haven’t checked the modem as there’s a screwed on cover over it. The whole thing feels premium, but heavy, as I said earlier. The screen is nice to touch.

Well this is the review that makes me happiest.

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How is that a good thing? :wink: two.edged.sword

I very rarely use the default delete-via-trash and usually use delete-permanently. I think the existence of the latter option, in nautilus at least, has to be enabled i.e. does not exist by default.

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I’ve accidentally deleted photos before during my travels!
Edit: from my mobile phone, I mean.

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By the way, what modem make/model did you choose?

The North America version of the Broadmobi (-A1).

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Switching between portrait/landscape is done manually in the notifications area.

Yes, I did, and it sounded normal. I was talking to myself, though, with a different phone on each ear. I’ll call a friend later to get a “third” opinion. :wink:

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Any chance you can share a picture of the box and it’s contents with or without the phone? I know you said no video but you didn’t mention pictures.

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You can install GNOME Tweaks app and set any theme you want there:

Note: GNOME Tweaks app does not yet scale nicely, but you can use Kyle’s script to change screen scaling:

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Is the camera working? I don’t really care (and intend on covering the front-facing camera) but it was unclear if they ever got it working.

Made a poll asking about this, kind of curious about if people like front-facing cameras:

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