What Pine Phone Operating System For A Daily Driver?
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(01-14-2021, 12:36 AM)tukkonen Wrote:
(01-13-2021, 09:32 PM)ryo Wrote: I'd say:

1. Mobian, maybe Manjaro too, but not sure.
2. Every distro allows you to write documents.
3. Probably none. Mobian used to have a decent camera app, but the first app stopped working and never got fixed ever since, then Megapixel came along, and that too is no longer working with no fix in sight.

Hi!
Just a notice that I managed to get Megapixels working in Mobian with sudo apt purge megapixels and sudo apt install megapixels commands. And before that by adding symlink to correct Photo folder. It tried to save the pictures to folder with english name. My UI -language in Mobian is finnish (Pictures = Kuvat).
Wow, many thanks for the tip about Megapixels !
Been without a camera for a couple of weeks, hoping that someday an upgrade wold fix it again.

I had to purge and install twice before Megapixels started working properly, maybe rebooting after each step helped, or maybe it was just phase-of-the-moon dependent, but it was definitely worth the effort !

(01-13-2021, 09:17 PM)K_Research Wrote: Hello just checking in I need to find a distro for my Pine Phone that is working so I can make a daily driver out of it, my requirements right now is to make calls and use texting and a functional camera for pictures I can live without taking videos.

1. Phone working make receive calls
2. Texting
3. Camera

Be nice to have mp3 player and a video player.

Suggestions ? I need a daily driver as my current phone will no longer work at the end of February so its either get my Pine Phone working or buy a De-Googled Android.

Thanks in advance.
Off the top of my head my vote would be for Mobian ... I have been using it since the beginning and it would satisfy all of your requirements.

Can't really say much about the other distros out there, mostly never used them.

If you look over at the Pine Phone General forum there is a post about a 17-in-1 multi-boot image someone has made, this might give you a way of trying them all for best fit to your needs.
BraveHeart running Mobian from SD card.     Daily Driver.
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RE: What Pine Phone Operating System For A Daily Driver? - by wi_badger - 01-15-2021, 04:12 PM

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