Got my 🔗 out to make myself familiar with it.

To test it connected my to it and set it up to use the external screen as its only display.

It work just great!

is showing a picture of the beautiful case of the PiKVM - so at least part of this is ...

DE, Espresso

Bio : Seit längerem eine Neuentdeckung, die bei mir auf die Bestenliste kommt.

hat bisher meine Liste angeführt. Mal schauen, wie die drei in der nächsten Runde schmecken.

Chris Vogel shared 6 months ago
Chris Vogel shared 6 months ago

DE, KiTa, Streik

Ich gebe es nicht gern zu: ich ärgere mich über den in der . Ich wünsche den Streikenden Erfolg und bin mir sicher, dass ihre Forderungen gerechtfertigt sind. Ich schätze ihre Arbeit sehr.

Dennoch bröckelt meine Solidarität und ich ärgere mich über den zweiten eintägigen Streik.

Ich freue mich über gute Argumente, die mir den Ärger nehmen!

Meine spontane Meinung zu dem Eintagesstreik ist, dass er nicht die richtigen trifft. Er stell uns als Familie vor eine weitere organisatorische Hürde.

Er trifft aber unsere Arbeitgeber nicht. Bei einem Tag ist das mit dem Fernbleiben für die Betreuung der Kinder kein Problem. Das sind Lücken im Unternehmen, die schnell durch etwas schieben von Terminen und Umverteilen gefüllt sind.

Unsere Lücke bei den Urlaubstagen, die wir haben, um unsere in den Schließzeiten/Schulferien zu betreuen, wird hingegen größer.

Irgendwann muss ich dann unbezahlten Sonderurlaub nehmen und die Lücke verschiebt sich in unsere Haushaltskasse.

Ein Streik von einer Woche oder mehr würde unsere Arbeitgeber treffen und diese müssten sich entsprechen ihrer Möglichkeiten über ihre jeweilige Lobby für eine Beendigung dieses Zustands stark machen.

Mir kommt das so vor, als würde die ihren Konflikt auf den Schultern der Familien austragen. , erklärt ihr mir, was ich übersehe?

The question about the 'patina' of a used daily came up on the Purism forums. I liked the idea and thought I'd post my actual state with some pictures to sometimes look back to it.

I'm using mine now for more than a year as my only mobile phone.

Librem5 patina? Purism community

how? i2s audio input on a notebook

I justed stumbled over the question how I could get an i2s audio signal (1.8V) into my notebook.

I looked for some usb sound device offering such an input and didn't find a (cheap) solution.

It seems that it would technically be possible using an esp32 or some sbc like rock64 or raspberry pi to receive the data and send it out by wifi or bluetooth. But I'm not a programmer and didn't find a project I could build on.

I fear I overlooked some simple and cheap solution. Did I?

Chris Vogel shared 6 months ago

Encryption is broken, because we do not separate the communication channel from the encryption device.

An interesting viewpoint and argument in this comment to an also interesting article by Ross Anderson.

does blocking me from loading a page because they have the impression that my browser might be to old to handle it. I just updated a few days ago to the at time of writing official version.

Yes, cloudflare might not be able to see the correct version because of settings making it harder to track my firefox, but should they care?

From every bad there comes something good: I had lost track of μArt and usb-serial-adapter and had searched for it. Using the name of the kickstarter product I couldn't access on I searched crowdsupply and found the adapter I had remembered 😀 .

In the end cloudflare protected me from buying the wrong product, because they thought my browser is to old.

Chris Vogel shared 7 months ago

The discussion about and the 2 on the Purism Forum is really interesting.

There are people who would prefer over and (I'm counting me in - otherwise I wouldn't use a and a ).

I feel like a VisionFive 2, with open source drivers, firmware and software would be good enough for me. (iliketurtles)

I immediately had to think about the MNT Reform and their research in Risc-V.

Maybe they would be willing to evaluate putting an existing SOC like the StarFive StarFive JH7110 onto a CPU board for the MNT Reform to offer an alternative to the pricy MNT RKX7 FPGA Module. ?

If you are interested in and you should read this article written by Nicole Faerber.

She jots down here insight on the industry and its history in just an answer to a discussion.

A great article by itself!

VisionFive 2 RISC-V Purism community
Chris Vogel shared 7 months ago

After playing around with phoc/phosh on my notebook I found that the media-keys in gnome didn't work anymore after closing and .

Later on I wasn't able to suspend my running with (3.38.5) on by hitting Fn-Esc.

It turned out that the gsd-media-keys¹ daemon got confused over phosh grabbing and releasing the controls.

Stopping the daemon via killall gsd-media-keys and re-starting it using systemctl start or executing /usr/libexec/gsd-media-keys &, disown %1 restored the functioning of the hotkeys.

Didn't file an issue, yet, because I don't know if this is reproducible in newer versions of Gnome., maybe it'd be nice to add some information to the article in case people wonder why there hotkeys do not work after following those instructions?

¹this is the only documentation I found describing in short what the daemon does - any hints to newer official sources are welcome

Chris Vogel shared 7 months ago

Which processes use Xwayland?

  • xlsclients
  • lsof -E -aUc Xwayland

My had been delivered with a Redpine RS9116 M.2 Key E card for and .

I already owned two devices I wanted to use with my Librem5:

  • a bluetooth mouse to be used alongside with my nexdock360
  • a high quality noise canceling bluetooth headset I use for phone calls and sometimes to listen to music

Both didn't work well: the mouse wouldn't connect (Bluetooth LE only) and the headset connection was unreliable with a lot of stutter.

In newer Librem5s the SparkLAN WNFB-266AXI card is used for Bluetooth/Wifi. I exchanged the card to find out whether this would improve the situation and it did.

Both devices connect now, most of the stutter while listening to music is gone, the headset works for calls (but unusable due to bad quality) and my mouse connects and works fine. wrote a blog post about the new card and made it available on their shop.

P.D. If ever a small golden pin falls out of your Librem5 after you opened it read this forum post.

A picture shot of a modern keychain to show an usb-smartcard-adapter and the containing an OpenPGP smartcard.

with an alpha version of that offers autofocus, but triggers some bug that does break saving of pictures.

Good luck that librem5-goodies containing a screenshot script is installed to save the picture.

"Physical cut-off switch for the microphone. Thank you Edward Snowden."

Who wrote this?

Could have been by about the . Not the solution.