FreeRunner Happiness

William Kenworthy billk at
Sat Dec 13 02:54:19 CET 2008

ok, but its not all roses:

If you switch to software_x, the gsm icon no longer shows signal
the settings app no longer works (I think they are tied together)

and I still miss/get delayed SMS messages when suspended (I can improve
by removing the battery module, but thats a real pita as you cant tell
at a glance what charge is left)

but overall, a *LOT* better than 2008.9

On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 11:47 +1100, Greg wrote:
> Hi,
> With all the recent talk about FR problems I think its a good time to share my 
> recent good experiences.
> When the kernel with the WSOD fix went into testing I immediately installed a 
> clean image on a 2Gb SD card.  I changed the boot params to remove the "ro", 
> installed Raster's keyboard, I got rid of the default keyboard, switched to 
> the illume theme, changed the "engine" to the "software_x", and imported my 
> contacts.
> I've been using it as a daily phone for a week now with no problems. No WSOD 
> (Yay!), no recamping issues, only one caller mentioned echo (their end was 
> loud, so I turned the vol down - sorted). Everything just worked.  Sure, the 
> UI seems a bit slow, and answering calls can take a bit of guessing as to 
> when the audio paths are setup, but I'm really happy with it.  I get about 60 
> hours before the battery icon starts to go red, which is not a huge amount, 
> but easily enough to work with.
> Now I have a phone with a notepad, an ebook reader, a PDF reader, and a GPS.  
> This means I can always take notes, refer to manuals and locate new sites.  
> Since I work for a systems integration company this is great stuff - its like 
> having a toolkit and reference set in my pocket.  Oh yeah - it is also a 
> phone :-)
> Have fun,
> Greg.
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