Just learned a useful Phosh trick on my Pinephone Pro :

Hold the rotate button on the slide-down menu to switch from
auto-rotate on / off to
Portrait/landscape options.

To all of you who have backed the Librem 5 project, however long you have been with us: thank you for joining us. It has been a long and difficult journey to build a freedom- and privacy-respecting phone like the Librem 5. While the end of this journey is in sight, we aren’t quite there yet. Here is more 📱


I took a semi-involuntary break from mastodon last week.
My phone died and I do not check mastodon any other way.
For just over a week, I had no phone, no social media and since the hotspot on my phone is my home internet at the moment, no home internet.
It was a pretty relaxing week.

If you're new on here, there's a thread of useful info on how to use Mastodon and the Fediverse at:


If you can't find what you need, @ me or send a message and I'll try to help.

#Fediverse #Mastodon #Help

When my Librem 5 finally comes, maybe it will be even better, but I got tired of waiting and got a mid tier Pinephone. Flashed Mobian on it right away. It is quite good, easily the best phone I've ever had and fully (maybe with a bluetooth keyboard) a laptop replacement. This is largely thanks to Phosh, but the Pinephone is dutifully supportive if occasionally sluggish

I dropped my pinephone pretty hard last week and since then it has been freezing up and I have to hard reboot it, so this is coming at a good time!

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I ordered my L5 on February 1, 2019. If I read the table correctly, the production run for my phone has been completed!!!

sxmo is in Debian unstable now, with a fresh mobian you can try it with: sudo apt install sxmo-utils; sudo systemctl disable --now phosh (still very fresh, so maybe have a working ssh in place to recover)

Phosh has a new optional feature that uses the light sensor to switch to a high contrast theme whenever it detects you are in direct sunlight. Very cool, especially since it also applies to the lock screen and all GTK apps too.

I wanna see how far this poll can go, vote and then boost please! 🌐

How long have you been in the fediverse?

Comment if timeframe is not listed!

Small question to the #mobileLinux crowd here (and especially #Mobian people on #PinePhone):
since the @mobian update around June 26, USB tethering suddenly started working on PP <= 1.2 (UBPorts Edition).
This was amazing news for me since I have a 1.2 and *never* managed to get the USB network working on any distro before.
However, what leaves me a bit frustrated is that I've no idea what changed, what fixed it... would anyone know (or know where I could look)?

#tuxPhones #linuxPhones

Hey fedipals, do you know what's the state of the FLOSS Google Search alternatives? Last time I checked Searx and Seeks were not giving good results… but maybe that was just an instance problem? Are there new more interesting ones? Boost welcome.

I just installed the latest Postmarket OS (with Phosh) on a Pinephone and goodness they have come a long way.

The OS is basically usable. Which is amazing on such an underpowered device.

Also, convergence worked for me for the first time :) And yeah, I could easily use this with Helix Editor + git for development work on the go. (Keep in mind my daily dev machine is a 16-core desktop with 64GB RAM. So, no, it’s not the same experience. But is it usable? Heck yes.)

#pinephone #linux #phones

Our project is funded by people like you, and we need about $130 USD for an Apple developer account and Google Play Store account to publish the :pixelfed: Live app (and eventually the main app!)

Will you help us reach that goal? The preferred donation method is our PayPal, paypal.me/dansup but you can also donate via patreon.com/dansup or liberapay.com/pixelfed

Boosts appreciated, and thank you for supporting us ❤️ #pixelfed #communityFunded

PSA: If you're using #mobian and #chatty is crashing for you because it cannot find libjabber.so, please either grab the latest version from unstable (should migrate in a few days) or adjust LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to the new multilib purple plugin directory,

see bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrep for more information

Write Freely :writefreely: is another type of server on the Fediverse :fediverse:

Its focus is entirely on long form text posts, so things like articles, essays, stories etc. It has a very minimalist interface which aims to be as distraction-free as possible, so that it's easier for readers to actually read.

You can follow Write Freely accounts from Mastodon etc because they are both on the Fediverse.

There's more info on the official site at writefreely.org and you can follow the project at @writefreely

You can get a Write Freely account from servers listed at writefreely.org/instances or at fedidb.org/software/writefreel

There are official apps at writefreely.org/apps

#WriteFreely #FediTips #Fediverse

You know the amazing mobile.twitter.com/biktorgj who singlehandedly created a nearly-FOSS userland modem firmware for the #pinephone and #pinephonepro ? He supports the community, is incredibly stubborn, err, persistent, in the face of a weird modem and regularly improves the firmware. You can even tell your phone modem to remind you to buy milk now via SMS. He likes coffee and we think he deserves some as a token of gratitude 😍! Pour him one ☕ ko-fi.com/biktorgj

Can't wait for the new arrivals to discover they can use their fedi account to follow video channels on @peertube instances, photo stories on @pixelfed instances, events on @mobilizon , musicians on @funkwhale , and @owncast streams.


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