[Gta04-owner] Phosh/Librem5 system on a GTA04

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sat Dec 29 08:28:05 CET 2018

Hi Mark,

> Am 28.12.2018 um 19:55 schrieb Mark Müller <markmueller86 at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> having some time to toy around with my good ol' GTA04 during the
> holidays, I upgraded a current Letux Debian/LXDE image with kernel
> 4.19.10-letux+ on the SD card to Debian Buster and installed the Librem5
> base system. After that, I had a GTA04 with a Phosh shell starting up -
> yeah!!
> What I tested so far:
> * USB access via SSH still working
> * Bluetooth is working from the command line (mouse and keyboard connected)
> * WLAN is working from the command line (network-manager)
> * WWAN is working from the command line (modem-manager)
> * Touch input is partially working (libinput registers events, but touch
> input under Phosh doesn't work as expected)
> * It's really, really (!!) slow as it seems to use llvmpipe (Phosh uses
> rootston as  wayland compositor)
> That's roughly what I did to get it working:
> * Install LXDE image on a SD card via makesd (see
> https://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-makesd/)
> * Boot the image and connect to the GTA04 via USB and update all packages
> * Change sources from jessie to buster (in /etc/apt/sources.list and
> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*)
> * Include the Librem5 repositories (echo "deb https://ci.puri.sm/
> scratch librem5" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ci.list)
> * Add the key for the new repository (wget -O -
> https://ci.puri.sm/ci-repo.key | sudo apt-key add -)
> * apt update; apt upgrade (I did not dist-upgrade at this point, but it
> shouldn't hurt)
> * apt install librem5-base librem5-base-defaults librem5-gnome
> librem5-gnome-base librem5-gnome-phone (this will remove some packages!)
> * If not done before, upgrade all remaining packages with a dist-upgrade
> (probably removing some packages in this course)
> * Reboot and see Phosh starting (I hope so)
> Caution: This how-to is from memory - it could be missing some steps,
> have typos or maybe it doesn't work at all for you ;-)

Wow, cool! Great work!

I'll try myself asap. We already have an experimental buster-minimal
image now and if it works well enough, I can provide a "letux-phosh"
package that pulls in all dependencies.

And maybe someone from the community wants to look into the performance
aspects (llvmpipe) since I know that the experimental Replicant 6 did
run quite well with a software renderer. So it may just be some config

BR and thanks,

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