Reason for GPS problems found!

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen quatrox at
Wed Jul 16 00:37:38 CEST 2008

On 2008-07-15, Joerg Reisenweber <joerg at> wrote:
> Am Di  15. Juli 2008 schrieb Jonathan Spooner:
> > Perhaps those complaining are those who can least afford to
> > blow $399.
> That's why I say I don't like those people. They never noticed the bug, and
> when we are about to discuss it and to offer a solution they start
> whining. "OOOh, the BAD bug. If only I never had bought..."
> Instead of plain asking what we're going to do to MAKE EVERYBODY HAPPY again.
> (what we are already about to do!)
> /jOERG

This GPS problem shows a lot about the community vs openmoko.
Some try to help (developers?)
Some complain (regular users?)

But what is really amazing is that a fix is almost ready right after
the problem was addressed:)

People with a working GPS without SD card, will soon have a
working GPS no matter what. They should be extremely happy,
not complain.

On some phones, the GPS does not work without the SD card
and I am afraid there will be no software work-around for that.
The good thing is that this HW bug is only on a few of the phones.

I respect Openmoko and I know they do their very best to solve
these issues. It is better to let them work with solutions than to

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