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#101
Regarding the rotated screen, there is a parameter in the settings for that. I do not know if it's the proper way to do it (have to check if it stay after a reboot), it's my first linux machine

For the main charger, just bought a cheap adapter, like this one.

I like this small piece of tech, build quality is very good.

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#102
Originally Posted by Jordi View Post
Regarding the rotated screen, there is a parameter in the settings for that. I do not know if it's the proper way to do it (have to check if it stay after a reboot), it's my first linux machine

For the main charger, just bought a cheap adapter, like this one.

I like this small piece of tech, build quality is very good.
Of course! Yep that seems to work! Doh
 

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Originally Posted by Jordi View Post
For the main charger, just bought a cheap adapter, like this one.
For UK residents, I bought this from Amazon, which arrived this morning. Claims to be genuine Microsoft manufacture, seems to be of decent quality (high quality feeling plastics and finish), and manages to charge the GPD while it is playing a 4mbit H264 stream in vlc.

Sadly the USB-C hub / lan adapter I bought isn't recognised at all in linux - nothing shows up in dmesg or lsusb. (CableMatter 201048). I can settle for regular USB-LAN but then I need to add a hub to use external storage for datalogging from Wireshark.
 

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Originally Posted by epninety View Post
For UK residents, I bought this from Amazon, which arrived this morning. Claims to be genuine Microsoft manufacture, seems to be of decent quality (high quality feeling plastics and finish), and manages to charge the GPD while it is playing a 4mbit H264 stream in vlc.
Nice - once you've tried to charged the device a few times it would be interesting to see how well it performs compared to the GPD charger.

It doesn't mention that is has usb pd (power delivery)
From what I have understood this is supported by the GPD pocket and would speed up charging significantly. I was thinking about buying an Anker powerport.

This link doesn't make it clear to me what is the best choice for a GPD Pocket though. The adapter provided with the GPD doesn't mention to have USB PD (only Quick Adapter).

This link mentions the GPD adapter is indeed USB PD 2.0
http://parallel-news.hol.es/2017/03/21/gpd-pocket-faq/

Charger compatible with 100-240V, PD 2.0 Quick charge protocol, 5V/3A or 9V/2A or 12V/2A output. Full charge of 7000mAh battery takes only 1.5 hour



[Edit] typo and added another link

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#105
Originally Posted by t-b View Post
It doesn't mention that is has usb pd (power delivery)
It doesn't, and it probably isn't (beyond being 5V/3A capable). It was cheap so I took a flyer on it. If it can charge the unit while in use, that's fast enough for me.

Competition instead of cooperation seems to have turned usb charging into a total cluster**** and I'm just not interested enough to delve into it. I will settle for something that gets the job done in reasonable time and doesn't feel like it might catch fire on the way

Edit : Also noted from your stockmind link that usb-c data isn't currently working, so maybe all is not lost for the lan adapter

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#106


I have made huge progress getting Linux to run on my tablet, now it finally boots past terminal text.

I used the GPD Pocket Ubuntu build.

https://github.com/stockmind/gpd-pocket-ubuntu-respin
 

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Originally Posted by railroadmaster View Post
I have made huge progress getting Linux to run on my tablet, now it finally boots past terminal text.

I used the GPD Pocket Ubuntu build.

https://github.com/stockmind/gpd-pocket-ubuntu-respin
Which tablet is that?
 

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Originally Posted by railroadmaster View Post
I have made huge progress getting Linux to run on my tablet, now it finally boots past terminal text.
Encouraging to see linux boot on any tablet, but I'd also like to know which one that is..

Your post reminded me to check the git for the latest update and I see that USB-C data is now supported on the GPD Pocket distro.

Just checked and wireshark capture from wired lan via usb-C works a treat - this is one of my most common 'portable' uses, so a great step forward for me. Sadly the usb-lan adapter only works while external power is connected - anyone know if this is a restriction of the adapter or the GPD?
 

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The main problem I am having is that the touchscreen is not acting as a touchscreen, it acts instead as a touch pad and uses it cause the mouse curser to hover. I can't tap things on screen.

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#110
I keep forgetting to return with an update on how this thing works.

I bought one from the official Aliexpress store:
https://gpdshop.aliexpress.com/store/1281164

and the first thing I did was let the win10 update,
reboot

then run gparted to erase every last bit of extra disk
to make room for a linux image.


I then loaded up the Xubuntu image from
https://apt.nexus511.net/

(I am not very happy about Ubuntu,
but Xubuntu is usable,
and Debian 9.2 still has a lot of issues hanging out the rear.)

I am one very satisfied customer.

It fits in my jeans pockets,
the keyboard is better than no keyboard
and more certainly better than any incarnation
of bluetooth or dongled wireless keyboards.

The wifi is the hopeless Broadcom,
but nevermind - it does work in close quarters.

It has no camera, GPS, or 3g/4g/LTE modem,
but that means I can encrypt
long before getting anywhere near the devil's playground.

Battery life under xubuntu is excellent, usually 7-8 hours
(I am not the best battery loadtester,
my usage is not video games or mining cryptocoins etc)

It does have some pointy places,
but once you recognize where they are
and how to avoid them all is well.


A few points:

get a better screen shield (the GD one is junk)

and

get someone to sew a jacket for carrying it.
Some people just use a sock, which is what I first considered,
but someone sewed me a nice slipover using microfibre fabric.

get a spare power brick make sure it has the quick charge spec
(I got a TOTU DK37T, QUALCOMM 3.0 quick-charge)
looks like this:
https://rozetka.com.ua/qualcomm_quic...e_3/p16085294/

Although GPD has created an image that is said to be functional,
the real deal is the community around the device.
Some have created a variety of images
and the driver issue argues in favor of :
* Get the Win10 device (not the GPD Ubuntu)
* Shrink the Win10 partition - but keep it for driver updates
* Make a linux partition and install whatever you want.
There exist hardware glitches,
but the new kernels and a little hacking makes it work.
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