Yorick Moko yorickmoko at
Wed Apr 29 15:57:15 CEST 2009

I know the kernel does that,
but I normally boot from SD card,
and when using gps i normally use maps, which are located on the SD card

I think most people will use maps from the sd card and a fair amount
boots regulary from SD

thanks for taking it into consideration

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
<hns at> wrote:
> Am 29.04.2009 um 14:28 schrieb Yorick Moko:
>> And what about the sd-card??
>> that is a very easy fix to do
>> Joerg advised to fix it also
> It is not really necessary to do that when using a more recent kernel
> that can switch off the SD card clock:
> But it does not look very complicated so I will take your suggestion
> and find out what we can do.
> Nikolaus
>> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
>> <hns at> wrote:
>>> Am 29.04.2009 um 10:44 schrieb Helge Hafting:
>>>> Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>>>>> Dear community,
>>>>> it is the philisophy of Golden Delicious Computers to find
>>>>> solutions
>>>>> for important topics that the community has and can't solve alone.
>>>>> Therefore, we (Golden Delicious Computers and TRIsoft) have worked
>>>>> behind the scenes and are close to offer a Buzz rework solution
>>>>> that
>>>>> can in principle serve all Freerunner Owners in the EU harmonized
>>>>> market.
>>>>> 1) We have identified a very good professional SMD rework company
>>>>> in
>>>>> Munich, Germany who are capable and willing to do the rework at low
>>>>> cost and high quality, but only if we deliver batches of collected
>>>>> devices. Since we are experienced in collecting incoming and
>>>>> outgoing
>>>>> shipments, the combination is the solution.
>>>> Will they do the bass fix too? For an extra fee probably, as the
>>>> weak
>>>> bass isn't really a defect. The bass fix (bigger capacitors) was
>>>> published here, can they take a look at that too?
>>> We have done this but the Bass-Fix is much more complicated
>>> (opening the
>>> shields, adding wires etc.) and probability of damaging the device is
>>> much
>>> higher.
>>> The Buzz-Rework can be done by opening the front cover only (2x
>>> Torx).
>>>> I hope doing both fixes at once will be economical, as most of the
>>>> work
>>>> is common to both jobs. (Ship the phone only once, take it apart
>>>> only
>>>> once, reassemble only once, ship it back only once.)
>>>> If they verify the buzz fix with a test call, then they'll even
>>>> verify
>>>> the bass fix didn't break anything at the same time.
>>>>> 2) Therefore we plan to offer this service to all Openmoko owners
>>>>> within the EU harmonized market / tax union (to avoid re-import/
>>>>> export
>>>>> hassle).
>>>> What is the problem with a country outside EU? If the Norwegian
>>>> government adds a tax or fee, as they usually do, then the payment
>>>> is my
>>>> problem. Not yours. They post office simply notify me and hold the
>>>> returning package back until I sort it out. All they need to
>>>> calculate
>>>> tax is the receipt for the repair fee. I guess this is provided
>>>> anyway,
>>>> as businesses normally provide a receipt.
>>> Sure, there is a receipt.
>>> The issue is that we receive incoming packages through German customs
>>> and customs charges a tax based on the value of the incoming goods.
>>> Getting tax exemption is possible but needs a lot of extra paperwork
>>> and depends
>>> on the country it is coming from.
>>> So we limit it to the EU in the first step. If that works well, we
>>> can
>>> try to find a solution
>>> for other european countries as well.
>>> Nikolaus
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