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

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sun Dec 30 08:47:59 CET 2018


> Am 30.12.2018 um 00:07 schrieb Andreas Kemnade <andreas at kemnade.info>:
> On Fri, 28 Dec 2018 19:55:43 +0100
> Mark Müller <markmueller86 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 ;-)
> adduser purism
> is important.
> I started a fresh debian buster using a patched
> cdebootstrap/libinstaller 
>  (see https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=904699)
> Now I am with a non-working touchscreen but screen output.

here are two freshly debootstrapped Buster images for LetuxOS:


They can be installed through

makesd -r http://download.goldelico.com/letux-debian-rootfs/20181225-buster-10.sid-armhf-minimal.tbz
makesd -r http://download.goldelico.com/letux-debian-rootfs/20181229-buster-10.sid-armhf-phosh.tbz

I have not yet tested the phosh image (which is a really big beast). And there is no adduser purism yet.


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