support at oeko.net
Wed Jul 29 22:04:16 CEST 2009
On Fri, 24.07.2009 at 08:40:45 +0200, Mirko Lindner <vegyraupe at paroli-project.org> wrote:
> There still is the plan to release a final version of Om2009. It
> would be good if we could assemble a list of problems in paroli that
> need fixing for the release.
I'm a bit out-of-sync with all of you, due to "other work", but still
have problems in Om2009r5 that I've just flashed my FR A6. These are my
1. Booting is _very_slow_. I didn't measure it, but it feels much
slower than with Om2009r4 (which had a whole lot of other problems,
though, including no keyboard after a while in the dialer).
2. I've changed the profile to Illume on the first boot after flashing.
On the second boot, when it asks for a PIN, the following problems
2.1 There is a strip of rainbow colours (much like a garbled C64
screen) on the top of the screen.
2.2 The string "Enter PIN" is cut off at the lower half.
2.3 The profile was reset to "Paroli".
3. I changed the profile setting to "paroli-serenity". This resultet in
an error message about a missing module that could not be loaded.
4. If I call myself to test, although sound quality is _poor_ (like an
old military radio device - I think I need the buzz fix), there's
immediate, and increasing, acoustic feedback. I have to go several
meters away from the other phone to stop it.
5. I didn't yet find out how to adjust the keyboard to eg. "German".
Preferably, I'd have the "Terminal" keyboard (not that magic "I
guess and scramble your writing"-keyboard) plus a method to enter
6. When conducting a phone call, there's a weird mixed call-and-hangup
sign which looks like if the two images were overlayed as
7. Keyboard reaction is MUCH slower than it was in r4 while I had a
Some general remarks:
* I didn't yet find out where my data goes. With r4, I had some
messages, and, in theory, GPS tracks that I tried to recover using
SSH, but I could not locate them on the file system. So I lost it
all after re-flashing.
* There should be an easy way to inspect and manipulate backup images
(eg. jffs2 format) in a regular Linux desktop machine. Maybe this is
in the wiki already, but I'd like something along "pmount image-file
directory" to mount an image and work with the contents.
* So far, I'm only able to use half of my 8gig micro SD card in the
phone, but all of it in a regular computer's card reader.
* Battery life appears to be very low. Just dabbling a bit with the new
image drained three quarters of the battery, according to Illume's
status display, but the "can" battery icon appeared to suggested the
* battery to be half full.
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