[OM2009] airplane mode

Evgeniy Ginzburg nad.oby at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 08:29:39 CEST 2009

Petr Vanek wrote:
>> 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.
If you want to use the Openmoko GPS on the plane some ublox woodo might 
be handy.
I have seen some messages on mail-lists about Antaris chip modes and one 
was suitable for planes (2g).
Unfortunately I can't find it now.

> - 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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