Fwd: Fwd: unable to get the boot menu

Bram Mertens mertensb.mazda at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 10:48:45 CET 2009

Apologies, again reply to sender instead of reply-to-list...
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From: Bram Mertens <mertensb.mazda at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: unable to get the boot menu
To: Joel Newkirk <freerunner at newkirk.us>

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 5:01 AM, Joel Newkirk <freerunner at newkirk.us> wrote:
> 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.
> j

Any idea how to test the AUX button?  During one of my tests keeping
the AUX button pressed longer than usual the screen was displayed
rotated 90 degrees.  So at least it had some effect.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find much documentation of the
applications installed so I can't tell if any of them should react to
the AUX button being pressed.

I'll try keeping the AUX button pressed while inserting the battery later.



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