Fwd: unable to get the boot menu

Joel Newkirk freerunner at newkirk.us
Tue Mar 3 05:01:19 CET 2009

On Tue, 3 Mar 2009 00:31:54 +0100
Bram Mertens <mertensb.mazda at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've tried several times again.
> After removing the battery for several minutes the device
> automatically boots when the battery is replaced.  By the time I've
> turned the device around after replacing the back cover the "openmoko"
> logo is already displayed.  (The device was not connected to any
> computer.)
> So I've shut the device down again by pressing the power button for
> several seconds.
> Without removing the battery but waiting some 30 seconds:
> 1) press and hold AUX
> 2) press and hold power
> after about 4 seconds the AUX button lights up, about 2 seconds later
> the "openmoko" logo is displayed and after that the device boots
> I released both buttons as soon as the "openmoko" logo was displayed.
> Again power down the device
> 1) press and hold power
> 2) press (and hold) AUX approx 2 seconds after pressing power before
> the openmoko logo is displayed
> again the device boots without displaying any kind of boot menu
> Is it possible to reconfigure the wait time of the boot menu via the
> device?  I can't find anything in the settings menu or any terminal
> application that would allow me to execute commands.
> Regards
> Bram

Maybe someone else will have a brighter idea, but all I can suggest at
this point is unplug, remove battery, then hold down AUX while
inserting battery.  If that doesn't work, but it just boots right up
instead, then try to confirm that the AUX button is functional, as I'm
starting to suspect a bum button.  If that's the case I've no idea what
solution is feasible.


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