Optimization team update (11/23 ~ 11/29)

Andreas Fischer cyberfrag at gmx.net
Mon Dec 1 17:31:37 CET 2008

Hi John, All,

Just upgraded from 2008.9. Things to mention:
- Boot time decreased. A lot! Thumbs up and a great "Thank you" for that :)
- Also, startup time for applications (dialer) seems to have decreased.
- As mentioned elsewhere, Enlightenment configuration was reset to not
show the spanner and as the settings utility is unusable and the phone
tends to suspend after 31 seconds, it is pretty unusable until one
switches Enlightenment themes according to
http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Keyboard_Toggle (bottom of the page).
- Even after disabling suspend I am having problems. In particular I am
now experiencing WSoD even after screen blank (probably bug #2115:
https://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/2115 ). I suppose I need to
disable screen blank too for now?

Nevertheless, even though there are problems it's good to see progress.
Keep up the good work.


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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