This is the phone, dude. Librem 5. Are you sure about this?
Sure , this being new device I dont think we’ll see an answer from the purism crew tonight but thats right . Id love an external boot , to try other distros while slurping some ramen noodle soup , for experimental purpose to check out what other distros features and worth is . I mean if we cant have that I wouldnt be mad I just think the ability to do so wouldnt be worthless.
Either way pureOS or otherwise Im still happpy with my purchase. I just hope Fir is due to drop soon .
aw ! yeah this is an all-nighter for me … so it’s because i’m tired i’ve forgot to re-read the OP either way a mini-tutorial right there
Yea , I just didnt know how the bootloader or bios on the L5 will work. I never selected a temporary boot override . I just changed the boot order from HDD first to USB first , then if no media , DvD drive , then if no media HDD .
This way you wouldnt have to mess with it at every attempt . It would automatically goto the HDD as a last option .
for what it’s worth this would be a great subject to revisit after we get evergreen or fir …
that is, i’ve already got my usb C to usb 3.0 A female adapter waiting you know …
Well if we had the ability to point to boot media somewhere. You could simply insert a microSD card into its port and point to it .
We’ll see sometime in the future I guess. That would bee cool if you could have pureOS native with the ability to point to a live microSD you simply need to put in its slot with say plasma mobile or something on it .
aye, and knowing how useful this could prove i bet it’s going to get implemented sooner rather than later …
You can certainly boot to the microSD card. In the worst case, you can boot to the integrated OS, then kexec to the SD card. The only potential hard part there is making sure the drivers to access the SD card are in the initramfs, but that’s pretty simple.
From what I have seen, Phosh is a fine graphical environment for a phone. However, once convergence as a desktop PC starts becoming a reality on the Librem 5, I am going to want to replace GNOME Shell with Cinnamon or some other GTK-based desktop environment.
I really hate “innovation” in desktop environments. After trying many different desktops, I always decide that the first graphical desktop that I ever used, which was Windows 3.0, is the best design. IMHO, the only useful innovation since then has been the addition of a search bar in the menu.
Aye, I pretty much agree with that. I used the taskman program from windows 3.11 until it quit functioning, sometime around windows XP. Clean, simple, customizable groupings, haven’t found anything quite like it since.
These days, I don’t care about DE at all, so long as it handles global shortcuts and can run yet another quake (or some other quake-style terminal in a pinch). Also, some sort of movable windows is a significant bonus. Honestly, if I’m in X land, it’s often wm2, as you don’t get much simpler than that.
Yes, but I want to use it for backup and recovery, so it needs to work in scenarios where the eMMC disk is not bootable because someone has hosed it (i.e. disk hardware functioning but content not usable).
A USB disk connected via the USB-C port (with adapter if necessary) would be an alternative to booting from µSD card.
Booting from µSD card has been discussed inconclusively before:
Aye, that’s certainly a good point. In theory, if you’re booting first to something like GRUB2, it should be able to redirect to the SD slot. It’s often the case that if GRUB dies, the data on the drive is not recoverable and the drive itself is likely to die. Then again, the extra grub modules can easily be on a partition that gets borked, at which point getting GRUB to successfully chainload elsewhere can be a significant challenge. Still, there’s probably something possible that route, which doesn’t rely on a dongle hanging out of the device. I suspect we’ll need to wait to actually try it before we can predict the limits…
with m$ bringing the edge (chromium) browser to linux sometime in the future … maybe they’ll consider bringing the whole GUI over to this side … the new terminal is open-source no ? or is that just the linux-subsystem ?
also ubuntu’ market share has grown to almost 2% with the 20.04 LTS release during the lockdown …
You mean PowerShell? PowerShell core (rebranded to just PowerShell as of version 7) is open source and available for Linux. It works really well and I personally like the Verb-Noun syntax.
I don’t think we’ll end up with a MS Linux distribution, but I do think more and more of their applications making their way over is something we’ll get over the next several years.
There already is a M$ linux distro, it’s called Sphere OS. Mostly intended for IoT, but still…
or https://clearlinux.org/ < Intel ME FTW !
To make GNOME on L5 look better out of the box, add this to your
I wonder if using Adwaita:dark will give you extra battery life. Maybe HackersGame can make a video on how to gain a couple extra minutes of battery by using a darker theme.
I doubt that it would have any impact on battery life.
bridging between color and battery life … flashlights who emit 6500k blue LED light have better battery life than flashlights that emit 2700-4000k for the higher CRI ratting … so it seems that having the most NON healthy light emitting into our eyes is better for the battery … if only slightly
imo the dark theme is nice but it would be better for the eyes if it was darker and more orange-ish neutral.
i don’t enjoy the daylight to night-time auto-settings … who decides how my work to sleep pattern daily rutine should be distributed … this period has been so disturbingly CHAOTIC for me from this point of view