Optimization team update (11/23 ~ 11/29)
billk at iinet.net.au
Mon Dec 1 14:22:28 CET 2008
Thanks, also I was bit too rushed. I shut down X which allowed me to
stay logged in and find out that the customisations to get the spanner
and keyboards had been undone - fixed them and I can now use the phone.
The suspend time is fixable from the spanner so the settings isnt
Some of my existing apps wont start (pypennotes, ...) so they probably
need upgrading. openmoocow (old version) started once out of three
tries - left me at a grey screen otherwise. At one point the display
died and restarted itself when I tapped a blank part of the home screen.
Fonts and widgets are far too large on apps like pythm, tangogps and the
Tried a test call - no audio :(
Probably need to set a profile, but need the settings app for that.
On Mon, 2008-12-01 at 12:51 +0000, Joseph Reeves wrote:
> I've discovered the same:
> 2008/12/1 William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>:
> > Loaded it up and it rebooted fine, but isnt usable.
> > Ive lost the spanner so I cant configure it
> > It goes to sleep automaticly after a few seconds and without the spanner
> > I cant figure out how to disable it (I see you mention that sleep time
> > needs to be reset - but how?). Same if I have it plugged into usb, goes
> > to sleep while I am logged into it. The old settings icon is still
> > present, but does nothing except spin for a few seconds and exits -
> > tried logging in to faultfind it but - you guessed it, phone went to
> > sleep.
> > Its gone back to the huge icons - a real pain, again I cant see how to
> > select the smaller ones without the spanner.
> > Ive lost the terminal keyboard and only have the crappy ones left -
> > unusable for anything serious, like trying to use a terminal to fix
> > things :(
> > I'll try an unmodified 2008.9 in a couple of days and see if my changes
> > to make 2008.9 usable are the cause of the above.
> > The good - gsm registered immediately, but then it went to sleep :(
> > BillK
> > On Sun, 2008-11-30 at 19:50 +0800, John Lee wrote:
> >> Dear Community,
> >> As Sushama (our new testing team member) indicated in
> >> http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/003493.html ,
> >> we won't have a release in Nov. Currently the testing team is going
> >> to do a full test on the latest testing image. It has all the goodies
> >> we did and a lot of improvements over Om2008.9, so please try it and
> >> report any error you find.
> >> Upgrade howto:
> >> From Om2008.9 it's recommanded to upgrade with the following steps:
> >> sed -i -e 's%Om2008.8%testing%' /etc/opkg/*.conf
> >> /etc/init.d/xserver-nodm stop
> >> screen -DR
> >> opkg update
> >> opkg -force-overwrite upgrade
> >> # (please ans Y to all questions)
> >> # (the sshd (dropbear) will restart, so you need to reconnect and do
> >> # 'screen -DR' again)
> >> opkg upgrade
> >> shutdown -r now
> >> To get the fastest boot time you also need to remove the following
> >> packages:
> >> opkg remove task-base-nfs task-base-smbfs task-base-bluetooth \
> >> task-base-usbgadget avahi-daemon avahi-autoipd blueprobe \
> >> usb-gadget-mode portmap exquisite exquisite-theme-freerunner \
> >> exquisite-themes
> >> Known issues:
> >> * GTK redraw problem
> >> * some obsolete kernel modules still left in system
> >> * must remove 'ro' in kernel boot parameter if you use sd boot.
> >> * will purge your incompatible e config, so you might need to set
> >> stuffs like suspend time again.
> >> Echo:
> >> Since there are different hw versions out there (a5, a6, a7), it's
> >> impossible to provide one alsa state file that suits all models.
> >> However, it seems you can always find appropriate values for your
> >> neo. My way is to adjust
> >> control.4 Speaker Playback Volume in
> >> /usr/share/openmoko/scenarios/gsmhandset.state
> >> the max value is 127, 95 works best on my a5. With volume level 3 or
> >> 4 in qtopia dialer, the other side can hear no echo while I get good
> >> audio quality.
> >> Team update:
> >> Tick helped to put his touchscreen improvement into stable-tracking,
> >> he will work on opkg internals next. Olv moved to look into kernel
> >> and fso. Erin will try bluetooth. Julian is working on the GTK
> >> redraw issue, please help him out. Jeremy will fix some qtopia bugs
> >> and keep working on suspend/resume issues.
> >> Regards,
> >> John
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> > William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
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