PineTab



  • 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:
    Dekko2
    Teleports
    UT Tweak Tool
    Browser (with scaling problems)
    Keyboard (trackpad sometimes)
    OpenStore
    Terminal

    Not working:
    Rotation
    Bluetooth
    User accounts
    GPS

    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.



  • @tomoqv said in PineTab:

    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 😉



  • @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
    


  • @halucigenia I have the same issues with headphones, bluetooth and the microphone on my Pinetab. Morph takes some getting used to and benefits from uAdblock. Morph has hidden reload and close buttons in the adress bar.



  • @matteo that would be nice, but apparently only works on some people's?

    Posted from not my pinetab



  • @Yuri I have five ports on my Pinetab; headphone, power, usb, usb 2 Ahost and micro usb OTG. I can't see an sd slot.



  • @Keneda Installing Fench as an addional language changes my screen keyborard when I press the globe.



  • @Yuri
    It's not about OSK, but the physical one, with backlight, that makes pinetab a laptop.
    Not already availiable as accessory but you can see it here :
    https://pine64.com/product/pinetab-10-1-linux-tablet-with-detached-backlit-keyboard/?v=0446c16e2e66


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