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== Background / Intro ==
== Background / Intro ==
=== Information on software shipped with the Pinenote ===
=== Information on software shipped with the Pinenote ===
As of July 2022, the Pinenote ships with a modified version of android. All hardware items are functional with this OS, though the ability to tune and tweak may be limited by the proprietary nature of some drivers (e.g., the driver for the e-ink display). Additional apps may be added via the included browser; for example, F-droid can be installed and then used to install further android apps.
Apps preloaded with this OS include:
* Xphoto
* WPC Office Lite
* Browser from Tencent (would urge users to replace/remove)
* Core: Notes (stylus-driven note app), Local Storage (file browser), Task List (notes list with text and handwriting input)
* Application Management
* More Settings
=== Accessories included in the box (UART dongle; USB-C to USB-A cable; stylus) ===
=== Accessories included in the box (UART dongle; USB-C to USB-A cable; stylus) ===



Revision as of 06:10, 24 July 2022

This page is under construction

Please help to review and edit this page or paragraph. Information are subject to change.

This page is a work in progress. Its goals are to help users get their devices up and running while minimizing redundancy with other pages (e.g., Documentation, Development), and to synthesize information provided in existing guides. Sections below represent a rough outline and will need to be expanded with details and further instructions.


Who Can Contribute

Anyone! Generally, the PineNote is in a very early state, and at least an intermediate level of linux knowledge is probably necessary to be able to do anything at this moment. That said, there are multiple efforts happening at once, and there are a number of ways a person of any skill level can help:

  1. Join in the ongoing documentation effort here: PineNote Documentation.
  2. Help mainline the kernel by testing, fixing bugs.

Background / Intro

Information on software shipped with the Pinenote

As of July 2022, the Pinenote ships with a modified version of android. All hardware items are functional with this OS, though the ability to tune and tweak may be limited by the proprietary nature of some drivers (e.g., the driver for the e-ink display). Additional apps may be added via the included browser; for example, F-droid can be installed and then used to install further android apps.

Apps preloaded with this OS include:

  • Xphoto
  • WPC Office Lite
  • Browser from Tencent (would urge users to replace/remove)
  • Core: Notes (stylus-driven note app), Local Storage (file browser), Task List (notes list with text and handwriting input)
  • Application Management
  • More Settings

Accessories included in the box (UART dongle; USB-C to USB-A cable; stylus)

Prerequisites

  • This section should provide the user with a listing of required software, e.g., for cross-compiling; communicating via UART, etc.
  • The following sections should walk the user through the process of going from a factory-fresh device to a functional e-ink tablet running linux.

Partitions

Factory setup

Possible configurations for

  • dual boot
  • linux alone

Modifying the Bootloader

Installing Linux

Choosing Your GUI

Tweaks and Useful Apps

Links to dotfiles, configuration examples, etc.