got my python setup and running remote, with MS Code, on my laptop, connected remotely via SSH to pinephone pro.
MS Code has a very useful capability “Remote Development using SSH“. Briefly, it lets me use my favorite big screen/keyboard to run/test/edit code on a remote system.
The pinephone pro supports this!
my phone currently running:
> uname -a
Linux manjaro-arm 5.16.2-2-MANJARO-ARM #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 21 21:39:27 UTC 2022 aarch64 GNU/Linux
Notes on pygame
need to configure X display stuff; once you have a pygame test program that runs locally, and you try to ssh and run it, you will see error:
ygame.error: No available video device
have seen this before, need to configure the
DISPLAY variable. On a “local” terminal session on the phone, you can type
env | grep DISPLAY
to get the proper value, then “export” it, on your ssh terminal, for me:
usually this is sufficient; but I found also needed the
the error I first saw was:
Authorization required, but no authorization protocol specified
on my usual generic ubuntu or raspberry pi machines I did not see this error; the pinephone setup uses a “random” name each time, so you need to look it up after each reboot, you can get it with a “find” command
find /run/user/1000 -name "xauth*"
may give a permissions error about subdirectories, if you are not root, but that is fine, it should find the file, something like:
the part after the underscore will change each reboot.
so then you export:
then you can run your pygame tests!
all of these steps could be put into a bash script; but I have not done that yet, perhaps tomorrow!