Tips when GSM doesn't work

Niels Heyvaert nielsheyvaert at
Tue Oct 13 10:50:30 CEST 2009

Don't know if it is related to your problem, but my FR recently hit the carpet after a fall of 75cm. No big deal, you would say.
However, since then, the GSM connection is unpredictable and unreliable. A problem which I did not face before the device fell down. Sometimes a reboot resolves it, but it might require multiple reboots before connecting to the GSM network. Also tried re-inserting the SIM a few times, but that does not resolve the issue either.
Did your FR suffer from an impact? Or do you think your problem is software related?
From: cristianpark at
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:58:16 -0500
To: community at
Subject: Tips when GSM doesn't work

What I'm doing was:
it happens to me few hours ago, I was renaming icons of the desktop so I can have them in the order I want
when I was editing pidgin.desktop I save the file (I was connected via SSH) and got an error message that give me two choices: Restart - Stop
I press Stop and it goes to the terminal and hangs on a message: restarting xserver
so I power down by removing the battery (I know, the ugly way) and wait a few seconds to put it back again. When I power on the FR again, when SHR starts, I don't have GSM services
I let the FR without any intervention a few minutes and it never get GSM active, I tried restarting frameworkd and it doesn't do anything 		 	   		  
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