pta-openmoko at psaconsultants.com
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 openmoko.com> 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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