Questions about the usability of GTA02

Erland Lewin erland at
Tue Feb 10 12:35:14 CET 2009

2009/2/10 Al Johnson <openmoko at>

> On Tuesday 10 February 2009, Erland Lewin wrote:
> > 2009/1/31 Tschaka <Stuff4tschaka at>
> >
> > > 2) Calls
> >
> > My main problem with the FR at the moment is that the volume in the
> > built-in earpiece, and wired headset as well are way too low. It works in
> a
> > quiet indoor environment, but on a busy street I can hardly hear that
> > someone is talking on the phone at all, and in a room with other people
> > talking in the background, it is difficult to hear the person at the
> other
> > end.
> >
> > Does anyone else have this problem? I'm surprised it isn't discussed
> more.
> Volume is subjectively comparable to that on my SE K700i. Both have volume
> controls, and both manage a level I'm happy with, even before messing with
> > This prevents me from using the FR as a daily phone, because I need to be
> > able to answer calls even when I'm out and about.
> >
> > My impression is that this is a hardware limitation, and that even with
> max
> > volume from the GSM chip to the audio codec (CLVL=255), and maximum Alsa
> > volumes, the volume won't be high enough from the earpiece.
> Either we have a different expectation of required volume or your hardware
> is
> different from mine, assuming you adjusted the mixer settings correctly.

 Ok, this is interesting.

What distro & kernel do you use, and could you post your gsmhandset.state

I'd love to try whatever you're running.

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