[OM2009] airplane mode

Petr Vanek vanous at penguin.cz
Sat Jun 20 00:35:24 CEST 2009

>you might be allowed to. but i have yet to actually get a gps lock
>after leaving the terminal. so whats the point?
>i tried on several occasions to get it to work. even with a lock in the
>terminal, after sitting in the plane waiting to taxi i loose the signal

hi, i track flights on regular basis :) what you might find out is:

- in terminals, the glass has metal coating so no fix
- you can get a fix on a plane easily and track your flight even with
  fr in the pocket in the seat in front of you (just needs to stick out
  a bit). make sure you get a fix before departing (see bellow)
- during the flight, the blinds get usually shut, but you can stuck
  your fr right behind it (with a bit of force :)
- FSO has a bug in reporting the speed - you will notice in speed
  above 200km - check between shr settings and tango
- FSO is quite unable to get a fix while in 10000m altitude and (or)
  high speed. it sees the satelites, get's a fix and then for some
  reason something happens and no satelite is being seen anymore. this
  will repeat fo as long as you leave it.

- shr settings would allow you to switch gsm off but unfortunately,
  although it's fso based, it is too much related to ophonekitd and
  therefore the whole work will have to be duplicated in distros not
  using ophonekit. so now the same settings are being worked on for
  om2009. what a shame...


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