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  Phone powers off with high user demands
Posted by: car46999 - 04-05-2024, 03:32 PM - Forum: PinePhone Hardware - Replies (7)

So I have been daily using my standard Pinephone for about a year and three months and I have begun to have an issue.

I am running PostmarketOS and the issue began while running Postmarket (but I do not believe it is an OS issue).

I started noticing that when the battery percentage was below 50% the phone would abruptly shut off when browsing the web. If the battery is higher percentage the phone would work if just browsing the web, but might shut off if streaming a youtube video. It was so bad one day the battery showed 40% or so and as soon as I would open firefox and select restore session it would abruptly shut off. It did this over and over again until the battery was so dead it would not turn on.

  • So after that day I updated from the version of Postmarket I installed in Dec23/Jan24 to the latest version, but no change.
  • I searched for a new battery and found the OEM Pinephone batteries are out of stock, so I bought a new old stock Samsung BJ700BBU. No change (maybe a slight improvement in battery life, but the issue persists)


  • So I tried booting Mobain from an SDcard and it still does the same thing.

  • Also if the battery is in the lower charge state and if I use the camera with the flash with either OS it will abruptly shutoff.
If the phone is plugged in to USB power, regardless of the charge state, I cannot make it abruptly shutoff.



So I am left thinking either both batteries are bad or I have a motherboard issue. I plan to power the phone using a bench top power supply through the battery pins to see what the current draw is and if it will shut off with more current available from the battery power path.

Anyone see this behavior on their phone? Any other ideas? I am gonna be pretty disappointed if this ends up being a motherboard issue.


  pinephone virtual keyboard
Posted by: aular - 04-04-2024, 08:56 AM - Forum: General Discussion on PinePhone - Replies (4)

Does anybody know where you can download a virtual keyboard for use with the pinephone. Do you need to download the phosh, keyboard or plasma keyboard or is there a package keyboard that can work for a short time?


  Disable notification on automatic suspension
Posted by: Albert Denmark - 04-04-2024, 02:00 AM - Forum: Getting Started - Replies (1)

Hi,

First, I'd like to thank everyone in this community, for helping others! Great!

I ordered my PinePhone a few months ago. A few weeks later, I received the device, kept it in a drawer, and then I found the time to install the device.
I really wanted to get Kali Linux on the device, but it seems there are problems with the current image, so I decided to try Manjaro.

There have been a few bumps on the road, but it seems most things are working now.

The biggest problem for now, is the notification on the lockscreen about automatic suspension: every 5 minutes, the notification shows up. Of course, I can disable automatic suspension, but that will drain the battery. But the battery is also being drained, if the display is lit up every 5 minutes. Besides: I automatically take a look on my screen when that happens.

I also can disable notifications, but that means I will miss out anything important.

ChatGPT suggested the following:
Custom Scripts or Tools: Depending on the operating system your PinePhone is running (like PostmarketOS, Mobian, or another Linux-based mobile OS), you might be able to write custom scripts or use existing tools to control notifications based on the phone's state. This could involve detecting a suspension event and muting notifications in response.

Do you wise people reckon, that is the way to go? If so: anyone has a tip on how I do that? If not: anyone has tips on how I can achieve my goal in another way?

Cheers,

Albert Denmark


Thumbs Up PineBuds Pro 2 (my wish)
Posted by: amazonparrot - 04-03-2024, 02:24 AM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

Any plans to make PineBuds Pro 2 with the BES2700YP chipset (Cortex M55)?
I recently bought two PineBuds Pro with the BES2300P chipset, I loved it so much Heart , it's a dream come true product. However the processing power of Cortex M4F of the BES2300P is actually not powerful enough for my purpose and I am hoping that there would be a PineBuds Pro 2 with BES2700YP soon.

I also hope that a PineBuds Pro 3 with some other chipset on (Cortex M85) could be possible.
In the era of AI, we needed more powerful chips to make better applications.

I hope we can gather enough user who would love to see a PineBuds Pro 2 with BES2700YP or some other higher power chips.


  Link USB power strips for a cluster?
Posted by: shanefe - 04-02-2024, 07:36 PM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

So Im thinking of building a Pine64 cluster for a homelab over a Pi for a couple reasons, also being able to order more than one of the same type.
Their website sells USB to barrel power adapters awesome! But I need a power strip that can output 5V 3A for at least four USB ports.
I am not honestly that familiar with power usage and finding pieces but I see a lot of 2.4Amps with a max total of 12Amps. Out of a USB power strip. Is 3A really just 2.4?


  Lithium Battery Connector
Posted by: Franestra - 04-02-2024, 01:52 AM - Forum: Pinebook Pro Hardware and Accessories - No Replies

Greetings,

I need to know the 7-pin connector that is used to connect the battery pack to the mainboard on the Pinebook Pro... according to the schematic the boardside connector is JSQ1201WR-7P, however I could not find any more information to this on the internet. What I really am looking for is the cable side connector name, and if I could order it somewhere... I have seen a few posts on this forum asking something similar, but no answer this far...
There are also 2 types of connector, one from an older version and a newer one, as far as I can tell? Does anyone have any information?

Thanks!


  PinePhone Doesn't Boot LED Doesn't Show Any Signs When Charging
Posted by: dorkydev - 03-31-2024, 02:29 PM - Forum: General Discussion on PinePhone - Replies (1)

I know it was working when I received it, can't remember if it had towboot or what installed, but my dumbass played around with Balena Etcher and flashed a image I forgot whether it was too the sdcard or pinephone in blue led mode,

Then it turned on paperweight mode and I don't even get a colored LED indicator when charging it, when I plug it into my windows machine I get a usb chime sound and that's the only signs of life I get out of it.

I did mainly just buy it to swap out the sim card trays, but was still hoping to bring it back to life.

I can hold power and volume up forever and nothing, hit the reset pin, still nothing, put in a freshly charged battery from my pinephone pro and again nothing.


  xz package is severely affected with injected code in some linux distributions.
Posted by: zetabeta - 03-29-2024, 02:57 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

xz package is severely affected with injected code in some linux distributions.

xz library in this case can infect sshd, ssh server. we probably know details later, but ssh server is compromised somehow. and it is not known how this vulnerability is used in the wild.

upgrade or downgrade depending on a distribution asap.

https://lists.debian.org/debian-security...00057.html

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-secur...24/03/29/4

https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/urgent-se...hide-users

https://infosec.exchange/@kalilinux/112180505434870941


  Pine won't boot after last update
Posted by: Corfromleuven - 03-29-2024, 06:10 AM - Forum: PineTab Software - Replies (1)

I updated a couple of days ago. Now the pinetab2 won't boot any longer. What should I do? Use the adaptor and try to boot from SD card or reflash the internal memory? Thanx for any help.


  Right hand mouse click on touchscreen
Posted by: oiyounutter - 03-27-2024, 05:02 PM - Forum: PineTab Software - No Replies

How to create a right hand mouse click when only using the touchscreen?

App has a context menu that is launched by right mouse button click so location is position specific.

Long press would seem like the prefect option.