NjuBee - questions
madhatter at teaparty.net
Wed Sep 3 09:06:36 CEST 2008
On Tue, 2 Sep 2008, Gunnar Stahl wrote:
> - Sound: How do I adjust the speaker volume? Currently it blows my ears
> into oblivion when it is too close to my head.
you may that find my settings at
"http://www.teaparty.net/technotes/openmoko-2.html#Audio to other mobiles"
are more bearable; i certainly do. they crank the mic gain and makes the
voice in the speaker quieter. perhaps a little too quiet; i hope to
adjust the speaker volume up once i have loaded florian hackenberger's
echo-cancelling patch (thanks, florian!).
> - Is there any user-friendly way to turn on gprs/edge?
i don't know how friendly you consider a one-liner from the terminal shall
to be, but you can find my writeup at
http://www.teaparty.net/technotes/openmoko-2.html#GPRS if you want. i
will be putting it behind a stub GUI app shortly.
> Any usefull suggestions?
if i may, persevere. with the changes i've made above, the 'phone is
verging on the fully-usable for me . you may well be able to sort
out the four or so things that are show-stoppers for you, with a little
hacking and ingenuity, and the help of the excellent user community!
i will admit that i spent three hours yesterday re-flashing from the
20080827 root FS image and re-doing all my customisations, in order to
back out that dreadful Qtopia upgrade that's buggered so much stuff (qv
everywhere on this list). if you can't find a copy of 20080827 and want
one, let me know and i'll send you mine.
so with a little work it can be got nearly there, and you can't expect
much more than that from a fully-free device. hopefully, between the
community and openmoko, it'll get better and better as time goes on. my
wife, who's no dewy-eyed enthusiast for free software (she's a unix
sysadmin, like me) reckons it'll punch the iphone out in a year's time if
it reaches its potential.
Tom Yates - http://www.teaparty.net
 most of my remaining gripes are about it's lack of rock-solid
behaviour as a 'phone (no headset yet, i call it about 10 times a day to
make sure it's still on the network and 2-3 times it doesn't ring, esp. if
it's been suspended a while).
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