New to Freerunner!!

Kishore kitts.mailinglists at
Fri Sep 26 06:45:15 CEST 2008

On Friday 26 Sep 2008 9:35:46 am Shawn "prjktdtnt" Thompson wrote:
> Kishore wrote:
> > I am new to this community. I just got myself the freerunner a couple of
> > days back. I am a fairly experienced user of Linux/Debian/Kubuntu on
> > the desktop and this is my first experience with something like the
> > freerunner.
> >
> > Anyway i am happy with the hardware and i have been through the wiki
> > and am still trying to make my way through the amount of information
> > available in there.
> >
> > The first thing i did after the free runner landed was i reflashed the
> > firmware to the 2008.8. I have it boothing but i have not go tit to do
> > anything useful. Wifi does not connect and the GPS does not work.
> > There exists no filemanager/ media player by default and so essentially i
> > still have nothing usable.
> >
> > I would appreciate anyone guiding me or pointing me to a location
> > where i can get the needed information. What i need to being is
> >
> > 1) Get the wifi to connect. It currently invariably always says something
> > like "Error: Unable to connect to the network"
> > 2) Get my GPS working. TangoGPS says no GPS found and "locations"
> > says unable to get a fix.
> > 3) How do i exchange data between my PC and the FR so that i could
> > push my MP3's and documents etc.
> > 4) A good music player, web browser and PDF reader.
> >
> > Thanks to everyone who made this product what it is. Over the next
> > couple of months i wish to have my Qt apps i've written for the desktop
> > ported to this platform. In that regard i have not read anywhere about it
> > but i hope the USB port operates in host mode and i would need it to
> > interface with certain USB (1.1) hardware.
> Try flashing FDOM, has a lot of little fixes in it.

Currently downloading image.... So i should use the same kernel image as the 
2008.8 but only reflash the rootfs i presume? FDOM does look interesting.

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