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#111
(with reference to: https://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?...&postcount=210)

Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
I then loaded up the Xubuntu image from
https://apt.nexus511.net/

(I am not very happy about Ubuntu,
but Xubuntu is usable,
and Debian 9.2 still has a lot of issues hanging out the rear.)
So no mainline suppport yet. Thanks!

Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
The wifi is the hopeless Broadcom,
but nevermind - it does work in close quarters.
Yuck!

Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
get a better screen shield (the GD one is junk)
In terms of visibility or durability?

Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
get a spare power brick make sure it has the quick charge spec
Does that mean the original one is underpowered?

Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
Some have created a variety of images
and the driver issue argues in favor of :
* Get the Win10 device (not the GPD Ubuntu)
Ok thanks, I'm out again! There's no way I'm going to let a MS OS run on hardware that has my data on it.
I'm not even desperate enough to buy HW that boosts the MS sales counter by having a MS license preinstalled.
 

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#112
Originally Posted by sulu View Post
(with reference to: https://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?...&postcount=210)

So no mainline suppport yet. Thanks!

Yuck!
Some might argue this is a good thing.
Not getting bogged down into the software means
the makers are free to focus on hardware.$ product,
but if they devoted more of their limited resources to software
they may not have enough left over to make functional hardware.

In terms of visibility or durability?
Just ugly and glossy.

Does that mean the original one is underpowered?
Not underpowered but if you lose it or break it,
better to have something on hand proven to work.
Hunting for something good takes time

Ok thanks, I'm out again! There's no way I'm going to let a MS OS run on hardware that has my data on it.
I'm not even desperate enough to buy HW that boosts the MS sales counter by having a MS license preinstalled.
I know - this is still not System76 or Purism league philosophy.

But it is available now, and can run linux very well
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Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
Some might argue this is a good thing.
I know I'm not the center of the world and I usually try to see the good side of things that are not my cup of tea, but I'm really having a hard time here.
How can not mainlining the sources be a good thing?

Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
Not getting bogged down into the software means
the makers are free to focus on hardware.$ product,
but if they devoted more of their limited resources to software
they may not have enough left over to make functional hardware.
I'm sure if they just dumped the code somewhere under a Free license as it is someone would pick it up and mainline it.
It's so easy that not doing it can't even be attributed to lazyness.

Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
I know - this is still not System76 or Purism league philosophy.
I can't judge System76, but I'm not all that impressed by Purism in terms of philosophy.
Sure, they occasionally release a nice piece of HW, but I think they are making way too much fuss around it compared to what they actually deliver. In my eyes it's far beyond "good marketing".

Originally Posted by theonelaw View Post
But it is available now, and can run linux very well
The same thing could be said about the N900 8 years ago, and look what we have now:
A device running hopelessly outdated software (in terms of security, not end-user features) that was basically broken right from the start (Maemo is, and has always been, dependency hell at its worst).
No other ~10 years old system I still run (and I run some) is in such a bad shape software-wise.
The only redeeming qualities that still make me use the N900 are 1. that it happens to be able to make phone calls, 2. that it fits into my pocket and 3. that there are no other devices fulfilling 1 and 2 while still giving me a GNU/Linux system of some sort without running an OS underneath it that is known for spying on me.

So no, with respect to the N900 story, a device running Linux on a non-mainlined kernel does not qualify as "running linux very well" in my book.
 

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#114
I sold mine to @Nokius. He said, that almost anything is mainline. He has Arch running on it

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#115
I just stumbled upon this apparent GPD Pocket ripoff [1] via the Pyra forums [2].
It seems to be basically the same device while sacrificing some computing power, battery space and probably a useful trackpoint for a 360° hinge, keyboard backlight and a µSD slot.

[1] https://www.geekbuying.com/item/One-...er-397048.html
[2] https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/thr....79367/page-23
 

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#116
Originally Posted by sulu View Post
... sacrificing some computing power, battery space and probably a useful trackpoint ...
With no apparent support for linux firmwares etc.

Slogging through the syrupy universe of Microsoft
on an even weaker cpu must be some new form of masochism.
<squint>
Doing such on a pocket screen is raising that bar by quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by sulu View Post
It seems to be basically the same device while sacrificing some computing power, battery space and probably a useful trackpoint for a 360° hinge, keyboard backlight and a µSD slot.
The higher res screen (1920x1200), 2048 pressure point stylus (probably why they removed the trackpoint), µUSB slot and lower price would also be nice additions over the GPD Pocket, although I have to say that something smells fishy here...

The OneMix apparently has an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor. I ran a comparison between that and the x7-Z8750 of the GPD Pocket and noticed that the x5-Z8350 only supports up to 2GB RAM (they claim it has 8GB) and a maximum resolution of 1920x1080. Unless I'm missing something and have not properly understood the processor specs, the OneMix is probably vapourware.
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I'm not desperate enough to sink money on a device from a company that has no history that I can find quickly on the Internet. That rules out the OneMix for me.

Halfway expect to see more of this form factor with lesser specs sooner than later.
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Originally Posted by wicket View Post
The higher res screen (1920x1200), 2048 pressure point stylus (probably why they removed the trackpoint), µUSB slot and lower price would also be nice additions over the GPD Pocket, although I have to say that something smells fishy here...

The OneMix apparently has an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor. I ran a comparison between that and the x7-Z8750 of the GPD Pocket and noticed that the x5-Z8350 only supports up to 2GB RAM (they claim it has 8GB) and a maximum resolution of 1920x1080. Unless I'm missing something and have not properly understood the processor specs, the OneMix is probably vapourware.
Due to the Intel datasheet, 8GB LPDDR3 DRAM should be possible.

Source: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/atom-z8000-datasheet-vol-1.pdf

8.2.1 System Memory Technology Supported
The system memory controller supports the following DDR3L-RS/LPD DR3 Data Transfer Rates, DRAM Device Technologies:
• DDR3L-RS/LPDDR3 Data Transfer Rates: 1600MT/s (12.8 GB/s per channel).
• LPDDR3 (1.2V DRAM VDDQ)
• DDR3L-RS (1.35V DRAM interface I/Os)
• DDR3L-RS DRAM Device Technology
— Standard 2 Gb technologies and addressing
— Read latency 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
— Write latency 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
• LPDDR3 DRAM Device Technology
— x64, 253 ball LPDDR3 DRAM package
— 8 GB (2 rank per channel) package density
— Standard 2 Gb, 4 Gb and 8 Gb DR AM technologies and addressing
— Read latency 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
— Write latency 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
• Supports Trunk Clock Gating
• ECC supports 64-bit data bus on DDR3L-RS single channel
• Supports early SR exit
• Supports slow power down
• Supports CA tri-state when not driving a valid command
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Originally Posted by wicket View Post
The higher res screen (1920x1200)
That's the same as in the GPD Pocket, isn't it?

Originally Posted by wicket View Post
2048 pressure point stylus (probably why they removed the trackpoint)
I have no clue how that works. I'd guess it's probably a very tiny touchpad.

Originally Posted by wicket View Post
although I have to say that something smells fishy here...
Indeed! I just wanted to bring this device up, in case someone knows more about it or its manufacturer.

Originally Posted by wicket View Post
maximum resolution of 1920x1080.
That's via HDMI. I'm pretty sure that the internal display is conected via eDP, like in all modern laptops.
 

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