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Gnome image 2020-02-28 - Zweitaktmotor - 02-28-2020

Hi,

First of all, many thanks to whoever tried to put this image together. I am working on it as well.

However, it does not seem to let me log in (neither as the existing Linux User nor as "Not listed" using "demo").

I also notice that this installation does not seem to use the Mali400 driver, with the result that the screen elements are too big.

I have been trying to work on this as well, but am still struggling to get PMOS to start in Gnome natively.

These are the steps to replicate what I did:

1. Install 2020-02-18 phosh but DO NOT update/upgrade. Make sure your Wifi works.

2. Now install Gnome with


Code:
sudo apk add gnome
sudo apk add gnome-apps

Here I am encountering the first problem: Installing gnome-apps gives me an error message that it "breaks mesa-dev-19.3.4-r1" but never mind, it does not seem too serious.

Next, install a new user in Phosh, under Settings / Details / Users. I used just "tester" / "tester"

Then start Gnome with


Code:
sudo rc-service gdm start


When prompted, log in with "not listed" and use the credentials listed above.

What you get is a high resolution display which - admittedly - needs good eyesight, but everything fits nicely on your screen. Under Settings / Details / About, you should see "Graphics: Mali400" (which is not the case under Phosh)

Under Settings / Univeral Access, you can tweak some settings for better visibility (try Large Text to start with).

You can install common programmes quite nicely. Try LibreOffice, Thunderbird and GParted for instance.

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But I have not been able to start this natively. If I try anything else, I get the low resolution display apparently used in the image that has become available today.

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Can I also make a general suggestion please: Sometimes, when I do update/upgrade, the boot partition runs out of space. Perhaps it should be increased to something like 200 MB?

And since the phone's internal memory is 16 GB, perhaps the images should take this into account instead of limiting to 2 GB? SD cards are very cheap nowadays, 16 GB is not going to break the bank.


RE: Gnome image 2020-02-28 - p1trson - 02-29-2020

So I've tried to install as you described, failed to install gnome-apps, but I installed pmos via pmbootstrap and latest image, it seems the error is "serious" since the gnome-apps do not get installed:
sudo apk add gnome-apps
ERROR: unsatisfiable constraints:
mesa-git-glapi-0_git20200227-r0:
breaks: mesa-dev-19.3.4-r1[mesa-glapi=19.3.4-r1]
satisfies: mesa-git-dri-gallium-0_git20200227-r0[mesa-git-glapi] mesa-git-dri-gallium-0_git20200227-r0[so:libglapi.so.0] mesa-git-gl-0_git20200227-r0[so:libglapi.so.0]
mesa-git-gles-0_git20200227-r0[so:libglapi.so.0] mesa-git-egl-0_git20200227-r0[so:libglapi.so.0] mesa-git-osmesa-0_git20200227-r0[so:libglapi.so.0]
mesa-git-gl-0_git20200227-r0:
breaks: mesa-dev-19.3.4-r1[mesa-gl=19.3.4-r1]
satisfies: mesa-git-dri-gallium-0_git20200227-r0[mesa-git-gl] charging-sdl-0.1-r1[mesa-gl] osk-sdl-0.54-r0[mesa-gl] gst-plugins-base-1.16.2-r3[so:libGL.so.1] xorg-server-1.20.7-r0[so:libGL.so.1]
gnome-session-3.34.2-r2[so:libGL.so.1] mpv-libs-0.32.0-r0[so:libGL.so.1] mutter-3.34.4-r1[so:libGL.so.1] xorg-server-xwayland-1.20.7-r0[so:libGL.so.1] webkit2gtk-2.26.4-r2[so:libGL.so.1]
mesa-git-gles-0_git20200227-r0:
breaks: mesa-dev-19.3.4-r1[mesa-gles=19.3.4-r1]
satisfies: mesa-git-dri-gallium-0_git20200227-r0[mesa-git-gles] gnome-session-3.34.2-r2[so:libGLESv2.so.2] mutter-3.34.4-r1[so:libGLESv2.so.2] gnome-shell-3.34.4-r1[so:libGLESv2.so.2]
wlroots-0.10.0-r0[so:libGLESv2.so.2]
mesa-git-gbm-0_git20200227-r0:
breaks: mesa-dev-19.3.4-r1[mesa-gbm=19.3.4-r1]
satisfies: mesa-git-dri-gallium-0_git20200227-r0[mesa-git-gbm] xorg-server-1.20.7-r0[so:libgbm.so.1] cogl-1.22.4-r0[so:libgbm.so.1] mpv-libs-0.32.0-r0[so:libgbm.so.1] mutter-3.34.4-r1[so:libgbm.so.1]
mesa-git-egl-0_git20200227-r0[so:libgbm.so.1] xorg-server-xwayland-1.20.7-r0[so:libgbm.so.1] wlroots-0.10.0-r0[so:libgbm.so.1]
mesa-git-egl-0_git20200227-r0:
breaks: mesa-dev-19.3.4-r1[mesa-egl=19.3.4-r1]
satisfies: mesa-git-dri-gallium-0_git20200227-r0[mesa-git-egl] gst-plugins-base-1.16.2-r3[so:libEGL.so.1] cogl-1.22.4-r0[so:libEGL.so.1] gnome-session-3.34.2-r2[so:libEGL.so.1]
mpv-libs-0.32.0-r0[so:libEGL.so.1] mutter-3.34.4-r1[so:libEGL.so.1] webkit2gtk-2.26.4-r2[so:libEGL.so.1] wlroots-0.10.0-r0[so:libEGL.so.1]
mesa-git-osmesa-0_git20200227-r0:
breaks: mesa-dev-19.3.4-r1[mesa-osmesa=19.3.4-r1]
mesa-git-xatracker-0_git20200227-r0:
breaks: mesa-dev-19.3.4-r1[mesa-xatracker=19.3.4-r1


RE: Gnome image 2020-02-28 - Zweitaktmotor - 02-29-2020

I would not know how to resolve those conflicts. But Gnome itself installs and I got it to work, though only on top of Phosh.


RE: Gnome image 2020-02-28 - MartijnBraam - 02-29-2020

(02-28-2020, 06:46 PM)Zweitaktmotor Wrote: Hi,

First of all, many thanks to whoever tried to put this image together. I am working on it as well.

However, it does not seem to let me log in (neither as the existing Linux User nor as "Not listed" using "demo").

I also notice that this installation does not seem to use the Mali400 driver, with the result that the screen elements are too big.

Hey, I made this image as a demo, it's not really an usable thing Big Grin, the password is demo.

None of the postmarketOS images are using the Mali400 driver since that's closed source, they're all using the Lima driver. The GPU driver has nothing to do at all with the size of screen elements.


RE: Gnome image 2020-02-28 - p1trson - 02-29-2020

Hey Martin,

any advice how to resolve those conflicts ?


RE: Gnome image 2020-02-28 - Zweitaktmotor - 02-29-2020

(02-29-2020, 10:28 AM)MartijnBraam Wrote: The GPU driver has nothing to do at all with the size of screen elements.

Hi Matijn,

Thanks for doing this.

OK, I understand about the non-free driver, but please have a look at this Screenshot:


.png   Gnome hires sm.png (Size: 366.18 KB / Downloads: 352)

In your image installation (sorry, CoreShot does not seem to work there), the Cheese window is cut off on the right-hand side saying "Take a Phot". Also, the keyboard is missing all the keys on the right-hand side, including Backspace, which can make typing a bit awkward.

If this is not due to the driver, how can we tell Gnome to reduce everything by 50% to get an appearance like the above?

I can send you more hires screenshots to demonstrate what it should look like.


RE: Gnome image 2020-02-28 - Danny - 03-02-2020

(02-29-2020, 10:28 AM)MartijnBraam Wrote:
(02-28-2020, 06:46 PM)Zweitaktmotor Wrote: Hi,

First of all, many thanks to whoever tried to put this image together. I am working on it as well.

However, it does not seem to let me log in (neither as the existing Linux User nor as "Not listed" using "demo").

I also notice that this installation does not seem to use the Mali400 driver, with the result that the screen elements are too big.

Hey, I made this image as a demo, it's not really an usable thing Big Grin, the password is demo.

None of the postmarketOS images are using the Mali400 driver since that's closed source, they're all using the Lima driver. The GPU driver has nothing to do at all with the size of screen elements.

Just tried this image and I love it. I'm not really a fan of the mobile UI and would far rather a fully functional desktop UI, although a multitouch zoom facility would help. Is there a dialler application for Gnome? I haven't used a computer in over a decade, so I'm a little curious.


RE: Gnome image 2020-02-28 - PureTryOut - 03-03-2020

Just use the Phosh dialler application, "calls".