libera/#neo900/ Monday, 2019-05-13

galivenWorth figuring out how to get from San Francisco to San Jose and give some randow person I've never met $100 for a "Unlocked n900 Excellent condition"? (
galivenThough right now I'm going to bed, so I won't see any answer til tomorrow.06:49
xmnno pic, is not encouraging. But depends how bad you want one.06:51
xmnI still use mine everyday.06:51
slobberdamn, too bad xmn left09:06
slobberdoes anyone else here use n900 daily?09:06
slobberif so, what's the preferred configuration? stock maemo or anything else?09:06
siceloCSSU Stable is most preferred.09:11
siceloI use it with CSSU Thumb. Haven't had any issues, but ymmv09:12
slobberwow, the process for getting to cssu and cssu thumb is really as easy as changing repos and installing the packages, huh09:17
slobberi feel like a few years ago when i still had my n810 things were not as streamlined09:17
siceloyou've just got one? start with CSSU Stable for at least a week. You can play wth Testing and/or Thumb after that, and see which works best for your use case09:37
slobbersicelo: no, thinking of getting one09:40
slobberjust siphoning the docs at this point09:40
sicelotwo main problems to be aware of when getting one: (1) USB ports have a nasty habit of coming off, (2) modem stops working, and practically unrepairable.09:43
slobberboth of those sound horrible09:52
sicelonot all devices get afflicted, but it'd be unfortunate to buy one with (2).09:55
slobberi can't find any in properly decent condition on ebay anyway09:56
sicelothe USB problem is not too bad, imo, if the port came off cleanly - i fixed mine myself, even though that was my first SMD job.09:56
slobberthey're either beat up or refabbed in china or 300$09:56
slobberi did a usb port on a phone recently, messed up the data pins though09:57
slobberso probably not going to attempt another for a _while_09:57
sicelolook and ask on tmo as well ... i guess that's where you'll get some of the best condition N90009:57
sicelo(you can alwasy take the N900 to a proper electronics repair shop) ;)09:57
slobbertmo? literally tmobile stores?09:58
slobberhere are a few, but not sure whether i should trust china's refurbishing
slobberohhh, right10:00
infobothmm... tmo is, or, or It's *not* T-MO (see ~T-MO) or trolls, morons, oxen.17:42
infobotusbfix is probably - and **NEVER** use epoxy (unless you want to seal your device for underwater), or, you will basically need two irons: a small good one (or better hot-air reflow) and a 60+ Watt, or to avoid breakage, see ~usb-unplug17:42
DocScrutinizer05100 bucks is steep for a used device17:43
DocScrutinizer05anything you need (to know about) "best config":17:44
infobothmm... #maemo lazyflashing is
* DocScrutinizer05 knows a source of at least 200 devices in pretty much mint condition ;-D17:45
slobberDocScrutinizer51: can you share that source?18:32
galivenHaha, that makes sense that your stockpile is no longer called for since the project is done :'(19:29
galivenI've been managing with a GTA04 for a few years hoping the Nikolaus would overcome the hurdles on the GTA05 or my deposit on Neo900 would pay off.  But the GTA04 is not in very good shape.19:31
galivenI confess that I put money down on the Purism phone too.  It's far from perfect but all the free-er options have stalled.19:33
siceloany updates on the pyraphone or some such?19:34
galivenNikolaus has been working on iio-bridge in the kernel to handle multiple accelerometers as input devices, but the maintainer of that subsystem doesn't seem to like the approach.19:36
galivenThats all I know from lurking on the list.19:36
sicelothanks for the info19:44
DocScrutinizer05have ab eye on cosmo communicator, not exactly "free" but... genuine support for multiboot, which means a bit at least20:44
DocScrutinizer05a complete opposite the the purism approach as I understand it, which seems to be "our hardware our OS and we base our OS on something that once been debian" or somesuch20:46
xmnI can't wait for some of these device come out then tested and have the 2nd iteration put out. Which is kinda of the case for cosmo, but for them maybe the 3 or 4th vers.20:47

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