Freerunner test

Lorn Potter lpotter at
Sat May 31 01:26:28 CEST 2008

On Saturday 31 May 2008, Kevin Dean wrote:
> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 4:35 PM, ian douglas <ian.douglas at> 
> > Yorick Matthys wrote:
> >> I don't know how to post on the mailing list (shame on me, I know...)
> >> although i read every mail that gets posted on them, so I write it
> >> directly to your e-mail address.
> >
> > If you're subscribed to the mailing list, just address messages to
> > community at and everyone will get a copy.
> >
> >> could you also give an indication for how long it takes to get a gps fix
> >> (cold/warm start) ? Or about the audio quality with a standard headset?
> >> I understand completely if you can't be bothered with these questions,
> >> if so, please excuse me; it's just I'm so damn anxious to get my hands
> >> on a freerunner :-).
> >
> > I haven't done any audio or GPS tests on my Freerunner yet. Have any of
> > the other Freerunner testers done anything in this regard?
> Unscientific testing, yes. The echo is still there. :) I'm getting
> annoying GSM buzz on the Freerunner when using certain SIM cards (I
> need to confirm this with more SIM cards). It sounds as if the
> Freerunner has the capability to be louder but calls seem quieter
> (though this is configurable).
> I've done nothing with GPS since the ASU doesn't have a functional GPS
> app yet but I might poke at it with a 2007.02 image and TangoGPS this
> weekend.
> > If not, I'll try some testing this weekend if I can figure out how to get
> > the GPS working.

If someone knows what to do to get gps device going and can instruct me, 
Qtopia 4.4 has a mapping demo for testing. It has both nmea and gpsd plugins.

Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, MES, Trolltech

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