Phosh Update -- Good & Bad

Youtube? There will be an issue between Browsers and Google, its known that it often try to change code to hassle humans which try to use the service with Adblock, privacy respecting / anonymous settings.

So i would prefer some VPN or tor connection to watch some content.

If you have a Youtube Plus Subscription and pay for that stuff you can try to write the support too and ask fore some Firefox-Support on a DRM-Linux Computer.

Edit: About Firefox Modification. I have the Screen Setting (150 percent, instead of 200 by default) and Webpages Zoom Adjusted (75percent by Firefox Plugin.) to display a higher resolution on a small screen. Its fine, like a Desktop but you need good eyes to read small fonts and Information. I just love it.

I saw somewhere that firefox will enable hardware video acceleration for linux computers, not sure that will benefit the L5, but if it uses the same Vala type driver it would be huge.

Is phosh 0.28 out yet?

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Yes it is though when each user receives an update not sure if that is timed somehow so not every device updates at the same time and crashes server.


@guido.gunther Is there a way to set more emergency contacts(beyond 911) in the newish emergency calls window?

The numbers are read from the SIM. If that is incorrect for your country please file an issue at

“Custom emergency contacts” are a different matter (see the emergency info plugin in phosh for that) as they need an unlocked SIM, etc.

Also[]=emergency%20calling might be of interest.


is anybody running phosh 0.29 already, it has not been pushed to my device yet :-/

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No, mine is 0.28.0-1pureos1.

I am, but I’m on byzantium-updates-proposed

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Yep, I have phoc 0.29 and I am not running proposed.

Here phoc 0.29 but still phosh 0.28

Sorry for this “half-off-topic / half-related” question : after this upgrade, when you boot your Librem 5, do you still see the “desktop” login manager (like on debian) just before the “smartphone” manager login ?
thank you

I saw this after I broke something some weeks ago (I knew it was my fault). I reinstalled PureOS and since this time I never experienced it again. Currently running same version as people wrote above.

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There is no need to have gdm3 package installed within PureOS, as based on my guess (as I understood your question) and therefore: sudo apt purge gnome-tweaks. Anyway, please check this post: Byzantium configuration (when/if applies/needed there).

Otherwise phosh_0.29.0-1pureos1~byz1 doesn’t change anything (in terms of your question).


Hello, I confirm that it works and if I am correct, less RAM is used (~500MB less).

you have to manually uninstall it if it shows since that login manager isnt used in phosh but installed by default with gnome tweaks.

I definitely have phosh 0.29.0-1pureos~byz2 now, it was somehow rolled out as an update during the DDoS attack.


with phosh/phoc 0.29


  1. audio selection from quick settings,
  2. suspend from power menue,
  3. additional mobile settings,

Not functioning properly:

  1. high contrast auto switching from mobile settings doesn’t really work, when switching high contrast on and off it dumps Gnome Tweaks Adwaita-Dark theme previously selected, user has to manually re-select it every time after the auto high contrast mode turns off, so not usable,
  2. touch inputs still lost on occasion in phosh in various apps (flatpak, non-flatpak), so swipes and touches aren’t detected anymore, you have to turn on and off the screen to bring it back,
  3. shell still experiences complete freezes, doesn’t wake from suspend right away and is still less stable in my mind than earlier versions of phosh, it hangs with the screen frozen at times just when the user was interacting with the phone and app, various apps,
  4. when a user scrolls and uses an app, e.g. pans around an image, types something into a text entry field, do not navigate away from that screen even when an app was launched, or provide setting to turn off the feature to immediatelly switch to whatever app was launched last, I think a better workaround is simply a banner that states, app is now ready (and that will go away quickly after say 1 second)
  5. not sure that is a phosh issue but links selected in matrix, or email open firefox, but often times do not load, when firefox was previously closed, when selecting the link again and a second tab opens in firefox it now loads, so all links have to be selected twice for it to work…
  6. the repeating audio slider when using volume hardware button and holding it changes too fast, i think it incorrectly is configured to assume you want no volume or max volume when holding slider, but as a user you just want to change it most of the time, just more quickly then one press at a time, so it could be slowed down by 100-200% repeating

3rd and 5th point are often just “slow”. For example I often experience that sudo in terminal often needs up to 20s before it will ask for password (head of terminal app becomes red until it ask for pw) while other times it comes instantly on same command. I have no clue what’s the difference.

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