Mobian other Desktop Environments
#21
(09-26-2020, 01:37 AM)nas Wrote:
(09-25-2020, 05:12 PM)canaac Wrote: I have installed Mobian + Xfce, but when I start it asks for the username and password, but the keyboard does not appear.

Try:

Code:
sudo apt install lightdm onboard
sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf

Then add the below:

Code:
[greeter]
keyboard = onboard -l Phone -t Nightshade
keyboard-position = "100%,center -0;100% 20%"
a11y-states = +keyboard
icon-theme-name = Adwaita
font-name = Sans 14
xft-dpi = 100
hide-user-image = true
user-background = true


Ctrl+x to save and then reboot.
but how do i do it? As I don't have a keyboard, I can't enter the console either, or log in.
#22
(09-26-2020, 07:38 PM)canaac Wrote: but how do i do it? As I don't have a keyboard, I can't enter the console either, or log in.

Assuming you're starting with phosh and don't have a serial cable, the simplest way would be to reflash the image and do those steps before the first reboot.
#23
(09-27-2020, 02:23 AM)nas Wrote:
(09-26-2020, 07:38 PM)canaac Wrote: but how do i do it? As I don't have a keyboard, I can't enter the console either, or log in.

Assuming you're starting with phosh and don't have a serial cable, the simplest way would be to reflash the image and do those steps before the first reboot.

Thanks for the reply.

I understand from your answer that without physical keyboard I cannot, right?

Because I don't know how to do this part ("the simplest way would be to reflash the image and do those steps before the first reboot")
#24
(09-28-2020, 12:59 AM)canaac Wrote: Because I don't know how to do this part ("the simplest way would be to reflash the image and do those steps before the first reboot")

It might be a silly question but where did you get your mobian image from?
#25
(09-28-2020, 03:18 AM)nas Wrote:
(09-28-2020, 12:59 AM)canaac Wrote: Because I don't know how to do this part ("the simplest way would be to reflash the image and do those steps before the first reboot")

It might be a silly question but where did you get your mobian image from?

I installed dbos and bmap-tools.

Then I ran "sh ./build.sh -v xfce4" in the "mobian-x-recipes" folder. Once the image has been created, I burn it to the microsd with "dd".
#26
(09-28-2020, 03:38 AM)canaac Wrote: I installed dbos and bmap-tools.

Then I ran "sh ./build.sh -v xfce4" in the "mobian-x-recipes" folder.

Sorry, I should have realised you were using the build recipe.

The on-screen keyboard should pop-up automatically so I guess something went wrong. It worked for me about a month ago so maybe try building it again? You could plug the sd card into your pc and check config files but seems a longshot.
#27
(09-28-2020, 04:38 AM)nas Wrote:
(09-28-2020, 03:38 AM)canaac Wrote: I installed dbos and bmap-tools.

Then I ran "sh ./build.sh -v xfce4" in the "mobian-x-recipes" folder.

Sorry, I should have realised you were using the build recipe.

The on-screen keyboard should pop-up automatically so I guess something went wrong. It worked for me about a month ago so maybe try building it again? You could plug the sd card into your pc and check config files but seems a longshot.

It's strange. I have created three images with the script, two with xfce4 and one with lxde and none of them have the keyboard.

By the way, what other way is there to do it?

And thank you very much for your help.

Edit: I anticipate the answer with another question. Can xfce installation be done directly from mobian + phosh?
No problems with desktop resolution?
#28
(09-28-2020, 05:02 AM)canaac Wrote: Can xfce installation be done directly from mobian + phosh?

Yes, that's what assumed you had done at first. You can apt install lightdm, onboard and xfce4 desktop. Edit the lightdm greeter and then reboot. It won't have the handy customisations found in the recipe but you will have a full resolution desktop to play with.
#29
(09-28-2020, 07:14 AM)nas Wrote:
(09-28-2020, 05:02 AM)canaac Wrote: Can xfce installation be done directly from mobian + phosh?

Yes, that's what assumed you had done at first. You can apt install lightdm, onboard and xfce4 desktop. Edit the lightdm greeter and then reboot. It won't have the handy customisations found in the recipe but you will have a full resolution desktop to play with.

I will try what you tell me.

Thank you very much for your help.
#30
(09-28-2020, 07:14 AM)nas Wrote:
(09-28-2020, 05:02 AM)canaac Wrote: Can xfce installation be done directly from mobian + phosh?

Yes, that's what assumed you had done at first. You can apt install lightdm, onboard and xfce4 desktop. Edit the lightdm greeter and then reboot. It won't have the handy customisations found in the recipe but you will have a full resolution desktop to play with.

Hold the phone. Are you telling me that with just 3 commands, 1 file edit and 1 reboot I can have xfce running on my pinephone today in like five minutes? Where can I read more about this?


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