Some questions to new SHR images (ubifs, gps)

Sylvain Paré sylvain.pare at
Sat Jul 24 00:50:13 CEST 2010

oh no don't get me wrong : it is not a tangogps issue. I said it was in the
same time that tango droped satellite in view info in
gui (which reinforce the impression of bad gps to the user)
and yes I wanted to make a mail about it since at least two month... :)
But now it is confrimed (by everyone?) it should be taking attention. (I

2010/7/23 Alexander Lehner <lehner at>

> On Fri, 23 Jul 2010, David Garabana wrote:
>  O Venres, 23 de Xullo de 2010 21:25:50 Sylvain Paré escribiu:
>>> I take this thread about GPS to give my feed back too.
>>>  From my personal feedback I will not speak about half a year but since
>>>> March
>>> or so
>>> And I do make it works but it takes more time the first time after a
>>> fresh
>>> flashed image PLUS
>>> the gps is less sensitive like the signal was weak ( It fixes less
>>> satellites)
>> Also, with latest images, I cannot get a fix after a suspend.
>> I have to restart to get a fix again.
>> I cannot even see "time" on "shr-settings-position"
>> It's so sad, because gps was the only rock solid funtionality on my Neo
>> since
>> OM2008 series.
>> I have used it a lot to map Openstreetmap, but since 2.6.32 kernel update,
>> it's useless as a gps (unless you doesn't suspend it, but that way battery
>> doesn't last so much)
> Exactly.
> The GPS of the FreeRunner was/(is) so cool, that it even beats modern
> Garmins. I got fixes within closed rooms where the Garmins didn't.
> Now I don't get a fix at all, even outdoor.
> At least I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one with this issue. But I
> don't think it's a tangoGPS thing, because gpspipe also reports nothing (see
> previous mail), so my feeling is that it is a kernel related question.
> I'm just wondering that everybody is happy with a broken GPS since March?
> A.
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