Okay, so, uh, yeah, there's nothing stopping someone from running nextcloud server locally on debian on pinephone, if that's a thing someone wanted to do for some reason...

cc @requiem



the one from this thread: forum.pine64.org/showthread.ph

which lives in this repo: gitlab.com/a-wai/debos-pinepho

it's a pretty straightforward image build script to customize with your desired packages and such, definitely the easiest to screw with that I've played with so far

@djsundog well damn, this came along at just the right time...

@djsundog related: have you tried using one of those USB-C to usb/hdmi/network adapters with the phone yet? I’m wondering if there’s one that works, would make hacking on this a bit easier :)

@requiem 0 for 2 under the debian+phosh build unfortunately :( nothing changes in lsusb so I'm guessing a driver is missing

@djsundog What is it with me and failing to find a usable download link for these pinephone images? 😂​

I guess I can build my own, but not on my Pinebook (it's running Manaro instead of something debian-based).


@djsundog oooh found one, now to see how it runs :)

Thanks for turning me on to this distro, will be slick to have Debian on this thing!

@djsundog What I'm most excited to explore is how many of the hardware features I can get working from either the command line or directly via Python API's. Anything I can reach there I can expose as a REST API that can then be called by client-side web apps, which makes it pretty easy to hack-out a UI.

If I get that far I'll try a custom build that's just enough to do that, load a browser and display the GUI as HTML.

@djsundog hey, this looks pretty nice.

I need to learn more about the GUI

@djsundog nice, not a lot but it's something. I imagine there's a repo I can prowl around in.

Did you say you went with tmobile for cell service?

@requiem metro, which is tmo's prepaid service nowadays - I use tmo for my primary phone so I got a prepaid sim just for the pinephone testing phase

@djsundog cool, that's what I'm looking for, just enough service to test things out until I can switch (which may be soon, my needs are pretty limited).

@requiem yeah, I ended up setting up a debian 10 vm just to do the build lol - give pinephone.a-wai.com/images/deb a try if you'd rather dodge that step at this stage ;)

@djsundog I definitely do want to build my own custom image at some point, but probably not as the first step :)

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