Production Pyra photos/videos/thoughts thread


matzesu

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Whe could be a bit more patience, and Test these things out ourselves,

But a quick test on how your Pyra fits in your Pocket would be enough for me..
do you were Engelbert Strauss, Fjalknifen (or how it’s get written) or German Army Pants??
Just for comparison ^^


Whit best regards, Matthias
 

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I think it's a bit of a waste of time to ask Dave for videos right now. He's got about half of the dev team looking into this audio system just now, we've even had a post from the lesser spotted Notaz. When he's back and testing out new emulators and other cool stuff, he could to a minor degree also film those while he plays, and he could put those up on the video platform of his choice, but while he's not doing that, just leave him to do the good stuff.
 
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I think it's a bit of a waste of time to ask Dave for videos right now. He's got about half of the dev team looking into this audio system just now, we've even had a post from the lesser spotted Notaz. When he's back and testing out new emulators and other cool stuff, he could to a minor degree also film those while he plays, and he could put those up on the video platform of his choice, but while he's not doing that, just leave him to do the good stuff.
100% agreed here. People seem to care about the minor details of the device when they've ordered their own (presumably). haha

dave is very active on IRC and the mailing lists if you want to follow his footsteps ;)
 

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Hey Dave, could you please post more videos? Don't forget about us mere mortals who have never seen a Pyra on the flesh, whenever you have some extra free time of course.
Here are some suggestions:
  • Using the Pyra outside, under the sunlight
  • RGB lighting under the finished lid logo (I don't remember seeing any footage of this)
  • Testing the vibration motor
  • Testing the Bosch sensors, particularly curious about BME280
  • Testing GPS, assuming your unit has modem
I'll take whatever I can get. However, GPS is something that I'm looking forward to using and was the deciding factor for me to go for the 4g model.
 

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I'll take whatever I can get. However, GPS is something that I'm looking forward to using and was the deciding factor for me to go for the 4g model.
State in detail what commands you want entered into a Pyra to give you information that you want regarding the GPS bits? Really - there isn't much ready for software support on the peripheral devices yet. It is going to take a bit of time to get there. Patience. If someone has a program that can read the GPS receiver, list the satellites it can hear and the time codes they are producing - maybe?
 

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State in detail what commands you want entered into a Pyra to give you information that you want regarding the GPS bits? Really - there isn't much ready for software support on the peripheral devices yet. It is going to take a bit of time to get there. Patience. If someone has a program that can read the GPS receiver, list the satellites it can hear and the time codes they are producing - maybe?
To be more specific, I just need GPSd to be functional. I'm not sure how the GPS on the Pyra works, it may be a little different from a conventional serial device since it's part of the 4g modem.
 

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It appears as a conventional serial device producing NMEA strings, like any other GPS, but you need to send some AT commands to the modem for this to work first and I'm not sure there is a nice script for this yet.
There probably is inside the Letux scripts directory, as hns has testing scripts for everything, including GPS :)
 

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I just read through most of the thread. One or two things I would have commented on:

I think that Xfce 4.14 introduced OpenGL accelerated compositing and made running Compton with Xfce no longer necessary, but I've just started testing that setup. Of course, I'm not aware of GLES support for either Compton or the built in Xfce compositing, so I'm not sure how relevant any of it would be to the Pyra's tearing issues.

The Debian command apt-get is definitely not deprecated, and it is still recommended for any use in scripts, since its syntax is stable while the syntax for apt is subject to possible changes in the future. Apt is supposed to be a more user friendly and unified command line interface for Debian package management than the old tools, but not meant to replace them.
 

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Yeah, the entire battery management situation is a bit ropey at the moment, as the newer kernel doesn't have ToastBucket's fixes. There are also two different battery devices being reported with significantly different states of charge.
im back in the game and working to get my battery fixes into the current kernel. Sent you a PM so we can hopefully work together and I get on your page with the kernel work/tree. Going to be updating my build system to use the Letux kernel (finally) and hopefully start moving on to some of the other issues like audio.
 

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I plan on LXDE, want to keep things light. HW acceleration is a must for me though so so if i have to use something different I will.
 
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