[Tinkerphones] Status GTA04 Hardware & Software
H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Sat Apr 15 15:18:55 CEST 2017
> Am 14.04.2017 um 23:54 schrieb Andreas Kemnade <andreas at kemnade.info>:
> On Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:18:13 +0200
> "H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
>> let me give a short status update:
>> * NAND image: is Debian 8.7 (Jessie) + LXDE. This is
>> more a demo and hardware test than a useable device
>> GUI. It is neither finger compatible nor does it have
>> many functions. Running GPS-Demo, Camera-Demo and
>> SimpleGSM-HUI seems to be not reliable and after
>> booting a nasty "PID not found" message pops up.
>> The last one is related to LXDE. I even tried with
>> an experimental Stretch system but the error remains.
>> Maybe, some LXDE component is misconfigured.
> Last image I looked at:
> HOME is not properly set due to the way X is started.
> maybe simply use nodm package and not use startx directly from inittab.
nodm has been added recently  but I didn't notice that it makes
> HOME not set gives a mess and some programs will certainly misbehave.
> simple-gsmgui expects the rfkill block/unblock be done externally.
> Maybe simply adding these as desktop icons, too?
Ah, good idea. Didn't know.
> There were two .desktop files. One from the deb package and one
> added by you.
Those should be symlinks  so that they appear as an icon on the
desktop and not only in the menu.
> It should be started via start-gsmgui.sh (what is done like that
> in the .desktop file in the .deb package)
> BTW: AFAICR installing e17 / illume was just a matter of
> apt-get install e17. That has a more touchscreen-friendly surface.
Interesting idea. I didn't know that it still exists. Isn't mentioned
I would like to read reports how well it works on the GTA04. If it
does well, we can add another option for makesd to create a rootfs
configured for e17.
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