Peter Abplanalp pta-openmoko at
Wed Dec 17 17:43:32 CET 2008

let me preface this with thanking andy, all the devs and om for all
the hard work.  i'm really excited about om and their "free your
phone" ideas.  i am happy to support this effort by buying a phone
that isn't 100%.  that said, there are some things that irritate me...

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Andy Green <andy at> wrote:
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> | i have been reading about this fix for a couple weeks now and how it
> | is in andy-tracking and testing and how it was supposed to be in
> | stable "soon."  reading your email, andy, i assume that it is now in
> Nicolas' patches went in to our stable kernel 12 days ago, but when the
> various distros update to that, or if they want to use some different
> kernel tree is up to them.

do any of them document this?  i can't for the life of me figure out
which kernel each distro is using.  why can't i just install what i
want and then opkg upgrade to the latest?  how dependent are the
distros on the kernel?  can i install a kernel from "here" and a
rootfs (distro) from "there"?  if so, where are the "blessed" kernels?

> | so, my question is: what is the easiest way to get the wsod fix.
> | which distro, which uimage, etc.  my choice would be to use andy
> | tracking since that seems to be the future but i understand that most
> | of the distros will have some broken bits due to some changes.
> |
> | this is really the last annoyance for me in using the phone on a
> | regular basis.
> The kernel packages in testing repository have the workaround:

ok, thanks for the link but that is a list of packages.  how do i get
a phone with that on it?  if i install om2008.9, does that get me
there?  do i need to opkg update/upgrade?  do i need to modify my opk
config first?  if so, how?

as i said above, i'm content to own a "brick" due to the fact that i
want to support this effort but i'd still rather have a working phone;
however, i just can't seem to get there.  things are just too
splintered.  i can't figure out what bits to put together in order to
get a working phone with my particular annoyance fixed.



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