[Om2008.9] launching GPRS by hand

Joel Newkirk freerunner at newkirk.us
Wed Oct 1 15:55:31 CEST 2008

On Wed, 1 Oct 2008 15:32:23 +0200, Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de> wrote:
> El día Wednesday, October 01, 2008 a las 01:37:52PM +0200, Matthias
> 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?

> 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

What you need is referred to as Multiplexing - the wiki page you referenced
talks about it.  The multiplexer allows multiple bindings to the GSM
device, IE one for voice GSM and one for data GPRS, without the need to
kill off QPE or whatever is tied to GSM in order to use GPRS.


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