Buzzing (was :The forbidden topic: Glamo OpenGL)

Jacob Peterson jacobp at
Fri Nov 14 17:14:54 CET 2008

I know the buzzing issue had quite a bit of attention from the Openmoko
team, judging from watching the traffic on the Hardware and Kernel mailing
lists.  So I don't think they have given up on that, but it doesn't seem
like there is any set solution for current devices, only anecdotal reports
of alsa volume tweaks.

On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Gothnet <openmoko at>wrote:

> To add my two pence-worth about the joke comment -
> I have a very high tolerance to stuff not working. or not working smoothly.
> Most of my computers are broken in some way at any given time. However,
> when
> forced to rely on it for a month, even I got annoyed with the freerunner
> running OM software.
> It really needs work on the basics. I mean, responsiveness is not there,
> interface is dodgy (the "end call" button being in the same spot as the
> "accept call" button, and being unresponsive, made me hang up soooo many
> calls). Echo on calls, battery life...
> Also, I know everyone loves X, but is it really the best choice for a low
> powered device that needs a responsive UI?
> Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is that whilst I love the ideals, it's
> basically become a toy rather than a phone, until such time as android is
> available. And I feel really bad for saying that because I so want a small,
> community involved, properly open platform to be a reality, and I know you
> guys are doing a lot of work, it's just not ready for prime-time yet. I
> think maybe I had the wrong impression about the state of the software when
> I bought it.
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