[Tinkerphones] about experimental Letux-Phosh (Purisms Phone's shell)

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Thu Jan 3 23:08:11 CET 2019

I have built a new debian image for Phosh (debootstrapped + letux-minimal + purism-sources-list + letux-phosh):


which can be installed (togehter with the letux-4.19.12 kernel) through

	makesd phosh

or for a two-partition system like the Pyra or OpenPandora

	makesd pyra-4gb -r phosh

(assuming the latest makesd: run "makesd -u" to be sure).

There is now a user "purism" with default password "123456" which should also
be the PIN for the initial unlocking screen.

This is of course not safe at all but good enough for initial experiments...
Phosh is still under heavy development and Debian/Buster is not yet stable anyways.

Well, it boots but running phosh on the Pyra fails:

root at letux:~# phosh
2018-12-21 18:54:53 - [rootston/config.c:370] Configured output Virtual-1 with mode 720x1440 at 0.000000
2018-12-21 18:54:53 - [rootston/config.c:370] Configured output X11-1 with mode 768x1024 at 0.000000
2018-12-21 18:54:53 - [backend/session/logind.c:363] Failed to get seat id: No data available
2018-12-21 18:54:53 - [backend/session/direct.c:159] Could not get current tty number: Inappropriate ioctl for device
2018-12-21 18:54:53 - [backend/session/session.c:76] Failed to load session backend
2018-12-21 18:54:53 - [backend/backend.c:250] Failed to start a DRM session
2018-12-21 18:54:53 - [rootston/main.c:26] could not start backend
root at letux:~# cat /etc/debian_version 
root at letux:~# uname -a
Linux letux 4.19.12-letux+ #3090 SMP PREEMPT Mon Dec 24 13:47:00 CET 2018 armv7l GNU/Linux
root at letux:~# 

There is only a (properly rotated!) login: with blinking cursor shown on the display.

Trying the same on GTA04A4 has exactly the same error messages but the display is even completely inactive.

So there is still a config issue and I have no idea what a "seat id" should be...


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