Text is missing in terminal apps

asked 2017-12-21 14:31:17 +0200

sluimers gravatar image

updated 2017-12-21 19:57:09 +0200

olf gravatar image

Running the latest version of Sailfish OS on a Jolla C, I'm no longer able to see any text in the following apps I've tried so far:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lunainc.terminal

The developer mode terminal app does not show this problem.

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@sluimers

The more info you give the better the help. You have tagged your question with 'Jolla-phone' but then go on to say you are using Jolla C - jolla-phone is reference to the first, original Jolla phone aka Jolla1.

Which Terminal emulator are you referring to and which Android terminal app?, a few links would be good, then others may be tempted to download them and trouble shoot for you. I imagine that both apps are 3rd party apps and have not been updated to reflect changes in the updated OS.

Out of curiosity, why not just use the terminal provided by developer mode?

Edz ( 2017-12-21 15:18:30 +0200 )edit

"You have tagged your question with 'Jolla-phone' but then go on to say you are using Jolla C - jolla-phone is reference to the first, original Jolla phone aka Jolla1."

Where is the tag for JollaC?

"Which Terminal emulator are you referring to and which Android terminal app?, a few links would be good"

Fixed

"Out of curiosity, why not just use the terminal provided by developer mode?"

Because it's defined as developer mode. I'm a user, not a developer.

sluimers ( 2017-12-21 16:07:40 +0200 )edit
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The tag for Jolla C is typed as jollac (no space, no hyphen, all one word).

I don't use android apps, may be someone else can chime in with some useful info.

Edz ( 2017-12-21 16:48:56 +0200 )edit

On a Jolla 1 phone under SailfishOS 2.1.3.7 these classic Android terminal emulators are working nicely:

  • Termius (Play Store or Aptoide): com.server.auditor.ssh.client
  • ConnectBot (F-Droid): org.connectbot
  • Terminal Emulator: jackpal.androidterm

But maybe you are seeing the effect, which is also present in Termius and ConnectBot, that the local echo only appears after typing a couple of characters "blindly".
The last of the three above does not exhibit this behavior, as it is not a remote capable (SSH) terminal emulator.

But IMO @sluimers, you should just use fingerterm (the SailfishOS terminal, which is present after switching on "Developer mode"), no matter if you are an developer or not, if you don't specifically need an Android terminal emulator.
Side note: Wanting a terminal emulator makes you at least non-trivial user, who are summarised as "Developers" in this setting.

olf ( 2017-12-21 20:09:36 +0200 )edit