I did try searching for a fix to the function key issue, but I have not been able to type the commands because they have the curly version of this thing - (i don’t have the symbol on my phone keyboard either, but a lot of linux commands I am finding use it) these lack of symbols are why I was trying to use the gui instead of the terminal in the first place, lol!
My function key issue is very simple to explain, but very strange.
When I type, I can type letters and uppercase letters like m and M just fine.
But if I try holding function and pressing the m key, I get strange jibberish, or sometimes shortcut commands, or other strange things like ^[k32] in the console instead. (Output isn’t exact, as it changes on me between boots and I am waiting for chip to charge again at the moment.) Most function keys will do strange things like remembering the last commands or other effects I assume are supposed to be user hotkeys for the terminal.
Sometimes chip can type the expected symbol instead like it’s supposed to, but other times it won’t. It seems to have something to do with restarting or rebooting chip. And even if it’s working correctly, it might start failing at any time during use.
Which is why, as you guessed, I can’t get through the marshmallow install without gambling.
I often get abbreviations or names mixed up, so using the terminal is really hard cause there is no visual for what software I can run. Is there a list all type of command like pico8 has the list of carts in a directory, but for installed commands/programs instead? I need a “start menu like search” to help me remember these names, lol.
I tried typing help but the only search command was some strange grep abbreviation that needs parameters to run, so remembering that would be just as hard as remembering the names of the software for users like me. And reading help through the terminal without using any special characters is like pulling teeth.
I will try running the package manager and see if that can update anything on the chip. It looks like the factory shipped setup has a software glitch with its keyboard based on my forum searches.