I actually think that it does deserve the beta title. Compared to my old moto g5s+, this software is actually very responsive. There are definitly still some rough edges, but nowhere near as many as some other “stable” software. But thats just my experience, I’m assuming others will have had completely different luck with it.
I can’t use the phone off of wifi as there is no way to manually set an APN. On Phosh my SIM auto populates three APNs to choose from. Ota.bell.ca= useless
Pda.bell.ca = Mobile Web
Pda2.bell.ca= Mobile Fast Web (not any faster and less reliable as the previous one)
With Plasma Mobile the only APN that shows up is Ota.bell.ca and you can’t set your own so beyond wifi it’s useless to me. I tried using mmcli to set my gsm APN that way but that connection only stays stable until the first deep sleep and then it won’t reconnect without a restart and even then sometimes takes two or three restarts before it reads my SIM properly again.
Without the ability to manually set an APN like you have in Phosh and Lomiri I can’t consider this a beta. It’s definitely smooth and I much prefer it to Phosh but until it has basic function stability I’ll stick to Phosh. Hope they can get this working sooner than later cause I’m sick of Phosh lol
as long as the phone is working for you, the rest of the OS is decent (minus the keyboard errors) and the ideas are excellent.
for me, no reliable SMS, no manual APN adjustment, no outgoing calls, missing incoming calls - just unusable as a phone. modem is working fine, carrier is detected, messages can be sent through
There is any way to select, copy and paste text on plama mobile yet? holding down your finger on text does nothing.
Thankfully I found it works in Angelfish (for copying one time login codes from email into another webpage tab) but not for much else.
I’d also be interested to find out if there’s any way to get it to work elsewhere.
I managed to get the touch screen working after a few reboots!
Overall its a big improvement, ive installed my apps audiobook and qweather from the aur and they run slick and smooth without needing any changes from the desktop code.
I did notice that if i open a lot of apps at once, the button bar at the bottom of the screen becomes disabled, and I need to pull the battery out to reset the phone.
Im looking forward to beta 2, and hopefully I can give it a whirl as a daily driver!
In the Dev-200919 the Active checkbox was ticked in green, whereas now it is grayed out
ofonoctl wan gives this output:
[kde@manjaro-arm]$ ofonoctl wan Interface Protocol APN Method Address Gateway DNS ----------- ---------- ------ -------- ---------------- ------------- --------- wwan0 ipv4 jionet static 22.214.171.124/30 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52
I am having the same issue. It seems that Network Manager is not updating the wwan dns servers in /etc/resolve.conf but that may not be the problem, it could just be a symptom.
Same for me, no mobile data with latest beta. This is the only problem preventing me to migrate from phosh to plasma as a daily driver. Plasma offers better experience IMO.
100% i really hope they get the phone aspects worked out then ill switch
Would config the screen timeout and/or the lockscreen to 4-5 minutes.
Anybody an idea where I can configure this (in the shell?) ??
I am able to get a working data connection by using the following command in the terminal:
sudo ofonoctl wan --connect --append-dns
I will have to find a proper way to automate this so I don’t have to do it manually every time my connection drops.
Thanks you so much! I’m able to get working data too with this command. Yeah, would be great to automate this.
For me personally, the issues I have is that when my phone is locked and in idle for 3-5m the WiFi seems to always disconnect and needs to get reconnected when I wake the screen up.
The issue seems to not happen when its plugged in and charging and only when it’s using its battery so its probably some battery saving feature which may be buggy
Another issue seems to be that gtksink is not getting detected even if I have gst-plugins-good installed, so I can’t play local files
Not only WiFi, but also phone calls stop working. Sometimes, for others who call me, it gets ringed, but for me it doesn’t ring and also no missed call will shown.
Let’s hope it improves in Beta 2!
For me, that and gtksink is the only issue I am having
Can keyboard be opened via terminal with a commad?
@Peter2469 i would like a button in the bottom tool bar
i only discovered that closing the keyboard is possible by swiping it down by accident.
but with the latest update, it stopped appearing at all.
maliit-keyboard in the terminal doesn’t bring it back.
I have encountered the same, using unstable branch.