Manjaro ARM Beta2 with Phosh (PinePhone)

It is installed as a part of phoc so it should already be installed:

[manjaro@inimdugdug ~]$ which scale-to-fit
/usr/bin/scale-to-fit
[manjaro@inimdugdug ~]$ pacman -Q --owns /usr/bin/scale-to-fit
/usr/bin/scale-to-fit is owned by phoc 0.4.4+16+g9a0587d-1
[manjaro@inimdugdug ~]$ scale-to-fit
Usage: /usr/bin/scale-to-fit APP-ID VALUE

I cannot find a man page but Manual Scaling in Phosh gives an overview of its use.

it is simply scale-to-fit <application-binary>. The extra on is not needed anymore. However you have to pass off to turn it off for that specific application.

The new modem driver is part of the Megi kernel. That is currently available in the testing and unstable branch of Manjaro. To test it from an OS image you may try Beta2 (2020-11-10), which is based on unstable, or any later released development release. We will switch all our installations to that kernel with beta3.

no i think this has something to do with the charging modes. No matter what the load is the charging is only 0.5A unless i disconnect and reconnect the cable after UI loading starts. Then it charges with 1A again. So clearly something to do with software.

I am delighted with my pinephone using this release. I’ve been using my old flip phone for years and years just waiting until there was an open-source smart phone, and this release finally seems good enough to switch permanently. Keep up the great work!

My only wish is that the phone was somewhat smaller (too big for back pocket), but not your fault.

There is a solution to import phone contacts from vcard

Tested ok :wink:

Thank you Whk.

Thank you.

I’ve tested with success too, even if my old phone export many *.VCF file for one contact :frowning: I must make some cleaning in my files.

Returns “Target not found”. Do I need to enable other repositories for this to work?

It depends which branch you are on. Currently on stable branch you still have the Kernel by Samuel with the old modem driver. Only when you are on testing or unstable you have the newer kernel by Megi, which needs that new bluetooth firmware.

Here’s the thing, I flashed the unstable version, then ran pacman -Syyu. Lots of things were downgraded, but the bluetooth issue persists.

I’m going to start over with the stable beta2.

Tested the build with the MEGI Kernel from 1.11.2020:

At first hours very much better. Phone and modem wake up, after not 10 seconds all was up and incoming call established! better than ever. But after some hours lying beside me totady the modem wakes up on incoming call but the icon for the mobile connection was not coming up anymore. Also phone is VERY slow and mobile connection disappeared also from settings. Seems that modem was crashed?

How to update this build with alternative kernel and modem driver? Pacman -Syu othe has to be changed more than this?

sudo pacman -Syu

[sudo] Passwort für manjaro:
:: Synchronisiere Paketdatenbanken…
core ist aktuell
extra ist aktuell
community ist aktuell
:: Starte vollständige Systemaktualisierung…
Löse Abhängigkeiten auf…
Suche nach in Konflikt stehenden Paketen…
Warnung: Entferne ‘wlroots’ aus der Ziel-Liste, da es mit ‘phoc’ in Konflikt steht
:: phoc und wlroots stehen miteinander in Konflikt. wlroots entfernen? [j/N]
Fehler: Nicht auflösbare Paketkonflikte gefunden
Fehler: Konnte den Vorgang nicht vorbereiten (In Konflikt stehende Abhängigkeiten)
:: phoc und wlroots stehen miteinander in Konflikt

answer y to remove wlroots.

It seems the ability to close open apps is gone in the latest update. Not sure when it was removed as I dont update on every release.

I think phosh added an update recently that allows you to swipe an open app up to close it

I think phosh added an update recently that allows you to swipe an open app up to close it

Installed the build 2020-11-10 , but can I update it via pacman? or does it overwrite the experimental kernel + driver?

ever since i installed the new modem firmware i need to press the bt keyboard keys multiple times before the phone displays lock screen. Prevíously it took one keypress. Additionally it takes many keypresses on the bluetooth devices page to get it “connected” after boot. Previously it only took one or few.

Just got the phone today. The package had been opened by customs and had yellow imprinted tape around it. The inner box still had its plastic wrapping on, which was nice. The customs people must have been let down, no contraband at all. Open source is suspicious stuff.

Well, I’d like to have a Linux toy, which I would really like to have as my phone eventually. After a couple of hours:

The kernel was 5.1 or smth, I guess. The battery gauge or meter (or smth, sorry, not native) had the remaining percentage dropping very fast. You could actually see it move. The GUI thingie for updating surely does not work at all. I su’d and ran as root:

pacman -Syu

…just as has been instructed here and there, and also as others have noticed, a power related package had to be removed or replaced or smth like that.

I had my regional settings set already before updating. The layout changed on the fly and I could not type anything in to the shell window after updating. Had to force reboot. I pressed the power button for some seconds and eventually the phone rebooted (without giving any hint, though). So, now the lock screen thinks I would like to have it in Swedish. Mycket kiva juttu (på finlandssvenska)! Why the hell would that happen? My language setting is still English (US) and the layout is Finnish. The kernel version is (uname -r): 5.9.1.9-MANJARO-ARM. Otherwise, updating seems to have worked well and the device might be a bit snappier than before.

There’s probably a lot to do even without the users pointing out what works and what doesn’t. Even so, these do worry me most:

  • I read that calls and SMS are not working (I don’t personally know if they do or not)
  • encryption
  • power consumption (someone mentioned Usage app, it really does use it all, doesn’t it?)
  • scaling of apps and even settings does not work very well and landscape mode does not help at all here