Pinetab Mobian optimization
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From the original post I made the changes to zram:

/etc/default/zramswap

Code:
PERCENT=100
#SIZE=512
PRIORITY=100
CORES=1

I also created a 3GB swapfile following this guide: Swap - Manjaro
Doing the above things stopped Mobian on PineTab from hanging; at least for me.

The other changes I made where to remove some of the software; in particular gnome-software.  This is the Software app that lets you use a GUI to update and install stuff.  This program takes anywhere between 15%-17% of the total memory of PineTab and when you first boot it uses a good amount of cpu power to check for updates.  Since I just use the command line I just removed it and gain more available memory. 

I also removed chatty and gnome-calls since these are for the phone features which freed up 5% more of the memory. I don't plan on buying the modem or use these features.  As such I also disabled ModemManager, but this step doesn't really gain you much.

Code:
sudo apt remove gnome-software chatty gnome-calls
sudo systemctl stop ModemManager.service
sudo systemctl disable ModemManager.service
sudo reboot

Another thing I should note, is in Firefox I use at most 3 tabs otherwise performance isn't the best.

Lastly this post was posted using the PineTab....I use it for about 3 hours every night.
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@brorean Just earlier I was using my PineTab with 20 tabs in firefox whilst compiling and running some Java application I'm developing, there's quite a bit of horsepower once you get things setup just right.
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(02-05-2021, 12:11 PM)barray Wrote: @brorean Just earlier I was using my PineTab with 20 tabs in firefox whilst compiling and running some Java application I'm developing, there's quite a bit of horsepower once you get things setup just right.
 
I would like to know your setup.  I load up twitter on firefox and there isn't enough cpu to play videos without stuttering. Where twitter is the only tab and the only other program running is the terminal.
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(02-05-2021, 07:56 PM)brorean Wrote:
(02-05-2021, 12:11 PM)barray Wrote: @brorean Just earlier I was using my PineTab with 20 tabs in firefox whilst compiling and running some Java application I'm developing, there's quite a bit of horsepower once you get things setup just right.
 
I would like to know your setup.  I load up twitter on firefox and there isn't enough cpu to play videos without stuttering. Where twitter is the only tab and the only other program running is the terminal.

It's fully custom Smile I run on Danct's Arch kernel (with nothing else installed) and built a custom window manager on top of it in Xorg. The Arch kernel has the GPU support from the mainline kernel, as well as h264/h265 acceleration. It also helps the window manager nibbles at RAM.

I've been able to play Youtube (720), VLC (1080), livestreams, etc, perfectly fine. I'm even compiling large Java and C++ projects on it too.
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