Mir on the GPD Pocket 2

Last week I was at the ACCU conference and ran into Andy Balaam who was showing off a GPD Pocket 2 with Ubuntu MATE installed.

I couldn’t resist the chance to test Mir on this device, so we installed the egmde snap

snap install --edge --classic egmde

… and logged in with the “egmde” session. Sadly, the screen appeared sideways. But after signing into a VT to set the orientation: right that was fixed:

vi ~/.config/egmde.display

To use X11 applications a couple more configuration commands are needed:

sudo apt install xwayland
sudo snap set egmde x11-display=auto