FreeRunner Happiness

Sargun Dhillon xbmodder+openmoko at
Sat Dec 13 09:36:21 CET 2008

Regarding the software: It's awesome, and progressing very well

Regarding the hardware:
The Freerunner gods must be looking down on me. I've purchased 4 FRs
(3 for work, 1 personal). Currently there are two sitting in data
centers monitoring our "critical infrastructure," one sitting next to
my home server, and yet another sitting on my office desk. These
devices fill very small niches.

Anyways, onto the bad: I have avoided the GSM buzz bug, #666, etc...
The only bugs I have experienced are the SDHC card failure (Stupid,
crappy glamo, we really should bitch out Smedia..., see below for
contact info), and the GSM echo. I gotta say, well done. Keep it

Smedia's addresses:
8F., No.1, Jinshan 7th St., Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Tel: +886-3-6661166
Fax: +886-3-5670055

Addr :9F,No.233-1, Baociao Rd.,Sindian City, Taipei County 23145.Taiwan.
Tel: +886-2-2918-9958
Fax: +886-2-2918-9975

E-mail addresses:
Marketing at
Sales at

If you contact Smedia, please don't say you have a direct affiliation
with the OM project, I'm sure Sean and Steve would not approve.

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 4:47 PM, Greg <lunved at> 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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