Om2009 testing release 4
wjbaird at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Sun May 24 23:14:01 CEST 2009
I'm afraid my experience with TR4 wasn't that great. I installed it Friday
night, and played with it enough to make sure that I could make and receive
calls. I must admit that after using QtE it was nice to be able to install
software like a pdf reader and mokomaze.
However, The first real call I got was from my wife heading over to the park
with our daughter. I heard the ringing, and the phone seemed to wake up
from suspend quickly (which puts it ahead of my experience from OM2008), but
when I pressed the answer button nothing happened. I had been running
omrotatenew, and I've noticed that it sometimes screws up the touch screen
calibration, so I don't know if this is actually a TR4 problem, or an issue
with the rotation.
However, once I missed the call, I figured I'd use the call log to call her
back, so I went to the call log and clicked on the entry. It took me to an
empty dialer window - without a number entered. Since I know her number
I just typed it in, and clicked on the 'call' button. Nothing happened.
I clicked on the 'back button' - also nothing. I used the illume menu to
take me to the main paroli windows, but couldn't make anything work there
either. I ended up rebooting.
After the reboot, I still couldn't get dialing to work, so I rebooted again,
and then was able to call my wife --- total time elapsed to make the call
was probably 20 minutes. When I did get ahold of her, she said that she
could barely understand me, since the audio was quite distorted - she
sounded fine to me, and probably a bit louder than I get with QtE.
I might give TR4 another try without omreotatenew running and see if it's
any more reliable that way...
On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 5:46 AM, Hans Zimmerman <hans at everlasting.be> wrote:
> Hans Zimmerman wrote:
> > Ben Wong wrote:
> >> Thanks for the update. Unfortunately Om2009 is still not a usable
> >> phone out of the box for me. I realize that this is probably my fault
> >> for not persevering, but I will be reverting to SHR since this is my
> >> only phone.
> >> Here are my issues, in order of importance:
> >> 1) Horrible audio distortion during calls. People tell me that I
> >> sound like I'm being played back over a blown-out speaker. I tried
> >> calling +1800GOOG411 (google's speech recognition phone directory) and
> >> it was unable to understand me. I bet this is something tweakable
> >> with the ALSA settings, but I'm surprised that Om2009t4 gets the
> >> default wrong when SHR-testing works fine. I don't know if it's
> >> relevant but I have an A6 model of the Freerunner.
> > 1) I'm experiencing the same (according to the people I call). I however
> > did not experience this with the previous images (I'll try to flash
> > testing 3 back to see if the problem remains or is gone).
> I went back to the gsmhandset.state which worked for me (so reverted to
> what was changed in http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/changeset/4968). The
> contacts I called so far said they could understand me way better, I was
> no longer "breaking up".
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Warren Baird - Photographer and Digital Artist
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