i bought xperia xa2, because sailfish on it is officially supported.

i used android for a couple of weeks. i did not even know how to ‘minimize’ an app on android.

and people were saying - ‘so you’re staying with android’ - and they were happy. or they were saying - ‘don’t install sailfish, you again will marginalize yourself, put yourself in to worst and lonelier situation’. those were real friends, i guess.

anyway, this is it. i managed to unlock the bootloader and installed sailfish.

i don’t have many features in applications i had on android, but that’s okay. i feel more in control here.

also, it’s so nice, sony allows you to unlock the bootloader and install own os. it was not possible on original jolla device.

i have one problem so far: sound gets routed through jack if i use headphones, but if i use longer line, at home to the speakers, or in the car, to the aux input of the audio system, the phone does not detect the system and sound doesn’t get routed via jack.

it worked under android.

so the drivers here are from aosp project, and they contain sony binary blobs.

anyway i hope to find some option in /proc or /sys to tune the driver.

#linux #sailfish #screenshot #xperia #xa2 #freedom

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

when you install debian, images do not contain wifi interface firmware (if it’s not atheros chip, which does not require proprietary firmware), and you need to do the installation by being connected by wired ethernet. thus usually if i install debian for someone, i use cross cable (i know modern ethernet cards are able to work computer to computer without the need of cross cable, but i have one since long ago) and provide them internet, enable ip forwarding, so that the installer would be able to download proprietary firmware.

apparently, there are debian images with non-free firmware, so you don’t need your laptop, when meeting someone to install debian.

https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/

and eventually - wow, what happened, i have never experienced speed like this. usually i would expect ~100-700 kb/s speeds.

#debian #screenshot #firmware

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

One of our interns was writing a university paper, and he was trying hard to draw the graph. I noticed that late, would suggest to do it other way earlier. So when noticed, suggested to draw it by describing in a dot language, and using graphviz to draw, I even started to draw that to show how cool is that. Then the girl came and took him out, and he said - “ok, does not matter, I’ll just use what I’ve drawn by hand”, and left.

Sigh. Nobody needs me.

#graphviz #screenshot

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)