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The current design accommodates a Samsung Galaxy S5 device as its core. Future designs may work with other models of device. It's recommended to use Termux on LineageOS, though in the future it may support PostmarketOS.
Central to the notion of the Atreus Deck is to take hardware that would otherwise be discarded and breathe new life into it thru the magic of lasers, DIY, and free software. This is not aiming to replace your laptop or your mobile phone, but maybe it could replace a tablet with something that's designed for building things, not just using apps someone else sold you.
The idea is you do as much as possible from the terminal, often using SSH to connect to more powerful machines and falling back to the browser only as a measure of last resort.
Currently it's necessary to use the touch-screen for the browser since surfingkeys refuses to install on mobile Firefox.
Currently in prototyping stages; hopefully available as a kit in a few months.
The problem of the glossy screen can be reduced with an anti-glare adhesive layer. This causes a small amount of distortion in the colors if you look closely, but it makes it much more useful in well-lit locations.
A guide is available.
Of course, you can use a device with the default OS on it, and that will work fine. But LineageOS is much nicer than the one that Samsung ships, so it's highly recommended to replace it.
Whew; that's a lot of steps. It's annoying that you can't just drop a Debian ISO on a USB stick and have it just work, but such is life on Android.
Connect to a WiFi hotspot.
FDroid.apkin the same directory.
The first app you install from F-Droid will prompt you to grant permissions, which you'll need to do.
Focus a text area without the keyboard plugged in, and the notification bar will show "Change keyboard". Select "Hacker's keyboard". Then plug the keyboard in, it will prompt you to configure it; choose "Hacker's Keyboard" there as well.
Launch Termux and install some packages. Here are the ones I use:
$ pkg install -y emacs lua openssh rlwrap rsync zile gnupg curl man make
pkg command works just like
apt on Debian systems, but the
selection of packages is somewhat more limited.
super+enter will take you back to the home screen.
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