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| imagecaption = Hildon running in QEMU
 
| imagecaption = Hildon running in QEMU
 
| graphics = X11
 
| graphics = X11
| toolkit = GTK+2, [https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=96800 WIP: GTK+3]
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[[File:Asus flo hildon.jpg|thumb|Hildon on the [[Google Nexus 7 2013 (asus-flo)|Nexus 7 2013]]]]
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[[File:Asus flo hildon.jpg|thumb|Hildon on the [[Google Nexus 7 2013 (asus-flo)|Nexus 7 2013]] with postmarketOS]]
This is the desktop from Maemo, which is a Debian-based distribution that originally ran on the N900 and earlier Nokia Internet Tablets.<br />
 
  
=== Installation instructions ===
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This is the UI from Maemo Fremantle, which is a Debian-based distribution that originally ran on the Nokia N900. postmarketOS had an incomplete and not well maintained Hildon port based on the Maemo Leste sources, until April of 2020. It was removed as several features were missing, broken, and we could not upgrade it without investing much time to resolve packaging conflicts.
  
In <code>pmbootstrap init</code>, select <code>hildon</code> as user interface, then do the installation as usually. When running postmarketOS, it should boot automatically into Hildon now!
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The Maemo Leste project runs Hildon on top of a recent Devuan (Debian fork) with OpenRC (same init system as Alpine), and all the devices they are targeting run the mainline kernel (Droid 4, N900, N9, ...). So for anybody who wants to run Hildon, check out '''[https://maemo-leste.github.io/ Maemo Leste].'''
  
=== Running ===
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If somebody is willing to invest a lot of time for a new postmarketOS port of Hildon/Maemo Leste, let us know in the issues!
 
 
hildon-desktop can be run in a horizontal view only. To run programs from the terminal you need to <code>export DISPLAY=:0</code>. To set it by default edit <code>sudo nano /etc/profile</code>.
 
 
 
=== Rotate screen using ''fbdev'' driver ===
 
 
 
In order to rotate the screen using the framebuffer, you need to create this file:
 
 
 
'''/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/1-fbdev.conf'''
 
<pre>
 
Section "Device"
 
  Identifier "LCD"
 
  Driver "fbdev"
 
  Option "Rotate" "CW"
 
EndSection
 
</pre>
 
 
 
reference: https://www.x.org/archive//X11R6.8.0/doc/fbdev.4.html
 
 
 
=== Rotate screen using ''xrandr'' ===
 
 
 
In order to rotate the screen using xrandr, you need to edit a file and put xrandr -o right or xrandr -o left:
 
 
 
<pre>
 
sudo nano /etc/postmarketos-ui/xinitrc_hildon.sh
 
</pre>
 
<pre>
 
xrandr -o right
 
exec hildon-desktop
 
</pre>
 
 
 
=== Calibrate the touchscreen ===
 
 
 
After rotating the screen change/add a value in this file:
 
<pre>
 
sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/90-android-touch-dev.rules
 
</pre>
 
<pre>
 
ENV{ID_INPUT}="1", ENV{ID_INPUT_TOUCHSCREEN}="1", \
 
# default ENV{LIBINPUT_CALIBRATION_MATRIX}="1 0 0 0 1 0"
 
# Left - 90 degree clockwise ENV{LIBINPUT_CALIBRATION_MATRIX}="0 -1 1 1 0 0"
 
# 180 degree clockwise ENV{LIBINPUT_CALIBRATION_MATRIX}="-1 0 1 0 -1 1"
 
# Right - 270 degree clockwise ENV{LIBINPUT_CALIBRATION_MATRIX}="0 1 0 -1 0 1"
 
# reflect along y axis ENV{LIBINPUT_CALIBRATION_MATRIX}="-1 0 1 1 0 0"
 
</pre>
 
 
 
=== Performance issues ===
 
Software rendering is slow. A possible fix is in the [[Software OpenGL]] article with TinyGLES and similar software.
 
  
 
=== See also ===
 
=== See also ===
* https://github.com/postmarketOS/pmbootstrap/pull/461 (initial PR by NotKit with a screenshot running in Qemu)
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* {{issue|373|pmaports}} Dropping Hildon unless a maintainer steps up
* https://github.com/fremantle-gtk3 (GTK+3 port, which we could package in the future)
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* [https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmaports/-/tree/106245fbc81c54db8b9715d27d594e74a00a661d/maemo maemo in pmaports tree before it was removed]
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* https://github.com/postmarketOS/pmbootstrap/pull/461 (initial PR by NotKit with a screenshot running in QEMU)
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* https://github.com/fremantle-gtk3 (interesting WIP GTK+3 port)

Latest revision as of 09:34, 5 April 2020

Hildon
Hildon running in QEMU
Hildon running in QEMU
Name Hildon
Graphics stack X11
Toolkit GTK+2
Hildon on the Nexus 7 2013 with postmarketOS

This is the UI from Maemo Fremantle, which is a Debian-based distribution that originally ran on the Nokia N900. postmarketOS had an incomplete and not well maintained Hildon port based on the Maemo Leste sources, until April of 2020. It was removed as several features were missing, broken, and we could not upgrade it without investing much time to resolve packaging conflicts.

The Maemo Leste project runs Hildon on top of a recent Devuan (Debian fork) with OpenRC (same init system as Alpine), and all the devices they are targeting run the mainline kernel (Droid 4, N900, N9, ...). So for anybody who wants to run Hildon, check out Maemo Leste.

If somebody is willing to invest a lot of time for a new postmarketOS port of Hildon/Maemo Leste, let us know in the issues!

See also