I am new to Lineage but not new to Linux. I am running on a raspberry pi. How do I find the AppDrawer? How do I find the terminal App. Many thanks

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Not sure how LineageOS works on raspberry pi.

But on android smartphones there is no real terminal. the closest to terminal is terminal emulator which can be installed as usual apk (example)

The AppDrawer is probably the Android Launcher which can be installed as apk too (example)

There is also a built-in app list in Settings - Apps from where you can uninstall or clear data (and even start apps on older android versions), which is therefore some kind of AppDrawer too.

On Smartphones another terminal access is the Android Debug Bridge (adb) which is even accessible when system_server is crashed or restarted (assuming the initial setup is done from developer options). Most likely on raspberry pi this is already enabled (and indeed without physical display/keyboard the only way to access your device)

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