Rotation not working, but I am stuck on landscape.
@OldGrumpySwede On the telegram group someone said that the panel has been switched in the last 6 weeks or so and therefore most of the other distros are not configured for it yet. In my own tests out of postmarketOS, manjaro and mobian only the latter worked-ish so far.
Got mine yesterday
Very nice it is too.
I can confirm that after flashing last nights dev build:
Bluetooth is not working
Rotation seems to be not working
Camera not working (at all)
Dekko seems crashy
Account setup not yet possible for online accounts - for me anyway even with @rubencarneiro fix I used to use on a OnePlus 3T
What I expected. Need to work out a few things of course and lots of bugs to start to hammer out but hey I have a tablet in my hands that came with a keyboard and trackpad that is a little buggy but - it runs Ubuntu Touch so I am happy
Lots to do and need to crack on with it.
Got a couple of Kingston Canvas Select Plus microSD Card SDCS2/64 GB SP Class 10 to test with.
Worked fine and formatted OK on the PinePhone.
The PineTab booted OK with it in and recognised it but would not format it. I got "There was an error while formatting the device.
I noticed a small switch next to the SD slot so i changed the position - switched it down towards the bottom of the tablet and rebooted. It still booted OK and formatted the device.
Did I just find the SD card write protect switch?
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@arubislander Have either of you worked how we can boot from the SD Card yet? ie with another distro ?
@halucigenia Checked the sound issue.
Tested the Uart/Headphone switch (next to SC Card slot) - nothing
Ran sudo alsamixer and noted Headphones were set to Mute!
Hit tab to get to the Headphone bar - Hit M to Unmute and bingo !
Now have sound through headphones
@andybleaden edit - we can use Jumpdrive
I think that production PineTabs will be available in less time than production PinePhones due to the lower complexity of the device, yes. It may in fact be the case that this PCBA revision is final - we don't know this yet however. Regardless, small tweaks for efficiency or aesthetics are likely to follow in future batches.
@andybleaden I ran sudo alsamixer and noted that the headphones were set to mute (MM) also but unmute did not bring the headphone up on the PineTab.
re-"Uart/Headphone switch (next to SC Card slot)"
So, that was what I thought was the SD card write protect switch?
The headphones started working after switching that back upwards.
This trick works on the PinePhone too.
Plugging in the headphones does not mute the speakers though and you have to mute the line out to mute the speakers in alsamixer to do that.
@Keneda changing the language changes the keyboard.
@andybleaden I can't get my sd card to plug in at all.
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That's not quite this kind of keyboard problem here...
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@AppLee just to note I have had no sd card issues. Mine were like all others = Bluetooth rotation sound (fixable)
I have read sdcard is hard for some to insert (small space) (upside down !) And boy does it ping the card out fast and far!
I use it to test other distros (too) often but still using and enjoying by Ubuntu Pinetab
Main beef for me still Bluetooth and rotation. Fix those and it's fine for me
I just got my PineTab with keyboard stand and trying it out.
Currently running on UBports devel channel to see the progress to the software. As has been commented on above, it is still rather buggy. Sometimes trackpad will work, sometimes not and sometimes the mouse cursor disappears completely. At times, there seem to be an invisible limit for the mouse cursor movement, which I can't move beyond.
Screen resolution appears to be less than optimal. E.g. indicators are not crisp and window titles text is kind of rugged. Also, scaling in the browser makes address and bottom bars look huge, consuming a great deal of screen real estate. Is this a settings issue, or is it just a screen resolution that works poorly with Unity8?
I haven't tried to many things yet, but among those that work for me are:
UT Tweak Tool
Browser (with scaling problems)
Keyboard (trackpad sometimes)
The device is rather sluggish at this stage, but I am confident that will get better with future upgrades. That probably also goes for battery, which has dropped from 100% down to about 60% in a couple of hours light use.
Interesting to try it out and hopefully it will be able to replace my aging BQ tablet with UBports eventually. I really like the nifty stand with built-in keyboard.
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That probably also goes for battery, which has dropped from 100% down to about 60% in a couple of hours light use.
Try detaching the tablet from the keyboard so that the backlight on the keyboard turns off, you are free to reattach the tablet then if you want. You will be surprised as to how long the battery will last in that case. I think being attached to the keyboard stops the tablet from going into deep sleep once it has been turned on.
@arubislander you can even turn off the keyboard backlight while you are using it: in fact there is a buttons combination to be executed, i.e. pressing at the same time the Pine button on the left hand side of the bottom bar + the button with a light bulb depicted on the right hand side of the bottom bar
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@matteo Ah, TIL. Thans!
Since yesterday, my PineTab won't see or connect to any wifi networks. I have restarted the device multiple times, but still the same. I have also toggled wifi and tried to turn on airplane mode (which doesn't seem to work at all), but to no avail.
Edit: I managed to fix this with the nmcli command.
nmcli networking on nmcli radio wifi on