Finally a V in the Wilds of London


#1

Yay! A V in the wilds of London.


#2

Seeing as yesterday I was in the land of text only mode on the V. Time for some recursion… This time with a window manager some may recognise…


#3

Really cool!

Since you’re running Linux - I’m really interested to hear what you get on battery life with your V :slight_smile:


#4

Tomorrow will be its first out day working… Best install systat and some cron for battery levels… will let you know how it fairs tomorrow. (I’ve done no kernel/system/governer tuning yet)


#5

Which Linux distro did you install on it?


#6

In theory, using Linux with some kernel/system/governer tuning, you could be looking at 16 hours runtime but we’ll have to wait and see :smile:

I am also curious as to what Linux distro you have?


#7

I’m using Gentoo, gone back to my roots over the last year or so migrated back from MacOSX to Gentoo.


#8

Has anyone tried ArchLinux yet?


#9

Yes, @Tirigon is using Arch if I remember correct


#10

Got a V up in the wilds of Leeds here!


#11

Nice !

When did you oder yours ? When the webshop opened in December or ?


#12

I ordered back in 2016, backed as part of the Indiegogo campaign.


#13

Thus far, I’m looking to have got about 6-7hrs, running at 20% brightness.

Already mentioned I’ve not tuned the system at all. And seeing as I’m going the masochistic Gentoo route, these are all down to me :slight_smile:

I have two goals for tuning atm:-

  • Power consumption
  • Boot time

Boot time is all about making the kernel lean and targeted towards the hardware.

Will have more updates in the coming days :slight_smile:


#14

I am thinking about trying linux as well (a more friendly version for nobs) If you manage to make the pen work, please let us know :slight_smile: