SHR first impression : it's slow ?

Pander pander at
Thu Feb 26 10:49:50 CET 2009

Helge Hafting wrote:
> Xavier Cremaschi wrote:
>> Helge Hafting a écrit :
>>> Remove the file /etc/freesmartphone/persist/ogpsd.pickle
>>> then, restart frameword or just reboot. (Restarting frameworkd sometimes 
>>> cause trouble with the phone side instead).
>>> ogpsd.pickle is where gps information is saved in order to speed up the 
>>> next activation of the gps unit. It goes bad sometimes, particularly 
>>> after starting a newly flashed SHR unstable. If this file goes bad 
>>> enough, you wont get a fix - ever!
>>> Deleting the file forces the gps to "cold start", which may take an 
>>> extra minute or two. But it works reliably. When you stop using the gps 
>>> unit, a new ogpsd.pickle file is created - this time with good data.
>>> Helge Hafting
>> Already done, no fix at all after >40min.
> Then I don't know - deleting the pickle file was the fix for me.
> You may want to take a look at the mailing list archives, there are 
> various procedures for checking that the gps has power and such.
> For example:
> telnet localhost gpsd
> r
> You should get at least one message per second after hitting "enter" 
> after the "r" - whether you have a fix or not. If this works, then 
> things are mostly ok you just don't have a fix. If you get nothing, then 
> there are communication or power problems that prevents the gps unit 
> from working.
> You may also want to try
> grep ogpsd < /var/log/frameworkd.log
> check if there are any messages indicating trouble. this particular one 
> is normal, although it looks like a problem:
> 2009.02.25 22:47:06 ogpsd    WARNING  (could not write to 
> '/sys/bus/platform/devices/neo1973-pm-gps.0/power_on': [Errno 2] No such 
> file or directory:'/sys/bus/platform/devices/neo1973-pm-gps.0/power_on')

Is openmoko-agpsui still an up to date tool for SHR to manage the GPS

> Helge Hafting
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