[Om2008.9] launching GPRS by hand

Matthias Apitz guru at unixarea.de
Wed Oct 1 15:32:23 CEST 2008

El día Wednesday, October 01, 2008 a las 01:37:52PM +0200, Matthias Apitz escribió:

> Hello,
> The Wiki page http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GPRS describes how to make
> GPRS working by hand in Om2007.2 and most of the stuff for chat-scripts
> and PPP options seems to be correct (compared with what I was using with
> my cellphone connected via V.24 to my laptop);
> in 2007.2 there was a gsmd daemon controlling the serial port
> /dev/ttySAC0 which seems now to be Qtopia's 'qpe', but I don't see any method to
> stop and start this via scripts in /etc/init.d; how is this supposed to
> work now?
> if I kill the 'qpe' by hand a window pops up and is asking to restart
> it with F1 or exit with F3; I killed it too and was able to talk with PPPD
> chat-scripts to the modem and have already LCP layer of PPPD up; there
> is still an issue with the CHAP phase to solve, but I'm getting closer;
> will update later also the Wiki... but first I want to have all in the
> places; ok, what is todo with 'qpe'?

So, I have figured it out how the things are coming up in Om2008.9:

on runlevel 5 the Xserver is started via /etc/init.d/xserver-nodm and
the Xserver itself launches /etc/X11/Xsession.d/89qtopia and this one at
the end the /usr/bin/app-restarter and the 'qpe' demon;

One can bring this all down, launch PPPD and bring it up again with

# /etc/init.d/xserver-nodm stop
# pppd debug nodetach call gprs
# /etc/init.d/xserver-nodm start

Ofc, meanwhile using PPP you don't have phone and not the FR's desktop;
the phone would be anyway to me, but the desktop would be nice (even if
my idea concerning PPP is only having the FR as an Internet router for
my other Gadget, the eeePC 900 :-))

Maybe there is some way to just say to 'qpe': Go away for a while and
don't read or touch the modem /dev/ttySAC0? The rest of PPPD is fine
now, it just works as supposed to do;

Matthias Apitz
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