I got my DevTerm assembled - very straightforward, but for folks who are about to embark on the journey I would highly recommend watching the livestream @Godzil posted on YouTube. It was extremely informative as the issues he flagged, you’ll likely see as well.
As far as initial observations, they are positive. I was able to do some basic things like install i3wm and disable xfce, enabled sshd, ufw, VNC, etc.
I have three issues I was wondering if the community has encountered or has thoughts:
- I think there’s a way of using a modifier key + trackball movement to emulate scrolling. That would greatly enhance the usability of the trackball. I can’t figure out how to do this despite intense Google’ing.
- Suspend as far as I can tell, does not quite seem to work. The screen goes off, but it never comes back on no matter what I do unless I perform a hard reset. Are folks able to suspend their a06 devices?
- Similarly, if I change power management settings so that the display turns off after a certain time, despite anything I might do, the screen never turns back on again. I was hoping to leave the device plugged in headless for major tweaking and ssh/vnc into the device but I was also uncomfortable leaving the screen on with no screensaver/display management.
I don’t think these are hardware issues, so I suspect other folks may have noticed and solved some of these problems. Any help/advice would be much appreciated!