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Great, the new album of is coming my way. I can't wait to hear all the songs.

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$ fwupdmgr get-devices WARNING: This package has not been validated, it may not work properly. Pine64 PinePhone (1.2) │ └─QUECTEL Mobile Broadband Module: Device ID: 976c4a39e87f61e6940ea6a8d39c583cfa99615f Summary: Quectel EG25-G modem Current version: 0.5.9 Vendor: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (USB:0x2C7C) Release Branch: community GUIDs: db379a33-254f-5140-b37e-d36ae7e5c039 d18f31f1-a3fa-55a2-b4ed-decfbc1e004d 1a2996cb-f86e-5583-a464-e1b96e1c6ae9 587bf468-6859-5522-93a7-6cce552a0aa3 22ae45db-f68e-5c55-9c02-4557dca238ec Device Flags: • Updatable • System requires external power source • Supported on remote server

If you dont see Release Branch: community then you have to $ doas fwupdmgr switch-branch

Next upgrades can be done with $ doas fwupdmgr update

I never tried the gnome upgrade UI software but I guess it rely on another trick to access root permissions that probably doesnt works on sxmo

February Update:

- CNY Over: Production / support return

- #PinePhonePro: more units coming

- #PinePhone chat with modem & flash it via fwupd

- #PineNote: "all hardware works" & @kdecommunity Plasma in grayscale

- #PineTime simulator is awesome

and more!

The new postmarketOS v21.12 SP2 service pack is out! This release finally brings MMS to stable with chatty 0.6 and the latest #sxmo and #phosh.


@anjan @csepp

> The more I use #SXMO the more I am convinced that its only real pro is that it lets me use Sway

Mhh that's actually true ! But using sway on phone without sxmo isn't that pleasant. Typing some bluetoothctl commands with a keyboard is okay but having some shortcuts with a touch menu is the value of sxmo.

I'll add that even if you run sway on desktop you also encounter cases where the sxmo toolbox can help. By example you'll have to manage your dbus daemon, pipewire session, swaylock configuration, wallpaper toogler, etc. And it is even worse on a mobile device where you have to manage sms, calls, suspension, notifications. You can see sxmo as a framework to build desktop (but also more) environments.
Sxmo 1.8.1 will be released soon with a fix for one of our most annoying and persistent issues - `` between upgrades.

I have written a blog post about the change and why we need users to `` on upgrades here:

@martijnbraam @joao @kop316 yeah basically someone posted the equivalent of "hey folks, run this: curl <foo> |sudo sh"

so someone uploaded a .apk package to the main #postmarketOS, with instructions to use the "--allow-untrusted" flag to install it. That flag disables package signing in apk, which is *really* bad idea.

Turns out, this package that was posted seems like it was almost certainly malware.


> While #Phosh is clearly the most popular UI across the board, it came as a genuine surprise to me how popular #SXMO and SWMO are in general and on #postmarketOS more specifically. I didn’t expect such a complex and unorthodox UI to gather such a following in a relatively short period of time. But to be clear, I think this is great. We also shouldn’t overlook that a sizable portion of respondents is indifferent to which UI they use as long as the experience is solid.

PinePhone community poll results are now available. Thank you to all those who took part in the questionnaire!

Sxmo 1.8.0 was just released. It has a plethora of usability improvements:

- the daemons more robust
- better bluetooth support
- pipewire/pulseaudio support

And many more fixes! Thanks to everyone that contributed and help identify major issues like the losing touch issue. The losing touch issue is fixed in pmOS edge and should be fixed in pmOS stable soon.

Full release notes here:


okay, now my #pinePDA is running sxmo since @kelbot gave me the magic swipe gesture to make it go landscape.

multiple workspaces, the toot-lab in one via firefox in fullscreen mode and zoom at 50%, and this is quite the little pocket computer!

If you use and are a little familiar with shell scripting, consider taking a look at , and

By following this well-written information, it's not that hard to contribute using -email and improve things or fix bugs.

My profession is not IT related and even I can understand it (although I still have a lot to learn) ;)

How to install coreboot on a Lenovo x230

I already use coreboot on my Lenovo W500 with FreeBSD. I bought a Lenovo x230 for a nice price. I decide to install coreboot on it.

As my installation notes might be useful for other people I decided to create a blog post about it.

#coreboot #raspberry-pi #skulls #linux #x230 #lenovo

#stafwag @stafwag


Did you notice that rather than on PC where you download a generic image which you can just live boot from USB, on ARM every distro needs to support every device individually? It's not just lacking mainline Linux support, it's also lacking a generic way to boot these devices like x86 has. #SPIflash can solve this perfectly by implementing UEFI on a dedicated chip but current new @PINE64 devices are lacking this. Let's get loud to make them add this again in new devices!

January Update:

CNY starts Feb 1st; production & shipping stand still
#pinephonepro EE orders open
#pinephone keyboard is available
#PineNote e-paper works (!!!) now available for order without coupon
#pinetime InfiniTime 1.8 release best one yet & more!

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