[QtMoko v26] online via GPRS

Alex Samorukov ml at os2.kiev.ua
Sun Sep 19 02:29:37 CEST 2010

On 09/18/2010 06:40 PM, Marcel Meyer wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried QtMoko in it's latest incarnation as the changelog said the GPRS-
> handling got improved :-) . I stumbled upon the following things:
It was a minor fix with adding +++ to the chat script. Not too much, but 
helps in some cases.
> * In the chat file there is a " missing at the end of the first line. So you
> always have to edit that file by hand after you opened the settings in the
> GUI.
Known problem, see Radek posts, fixed in git.
> * "on demand" does not seem to work. When I use NeronGPS and a map is missing,
> it seems as GPRS _tries_ to get online but that's all ;-)
Needs to be checked, but for me its very low priority.
> * Staying online over a longer period of time seems to lead to a complete
> failure of the GPRS-stack so that I have to reboot the Neo to be able to get
> online again.
Yes, it happens some time. You don`t need to reboot the NEO btw, 
restarting qtmoko should help.
> * Choosing "always on" leads to the phone trying to get online after booting
> and then hangs on the QtMoko-startscreen (after entering the PIN) when it
> tries to get online.
I don`t think that "always on" is a good idea for qtmoko. First 
generation GPRS and voice works very bad together. I`m recommending to 
switch it off when not used.
> * Starting the phone without SIM does not work. After trying to switch to the
> GUI it just stays on a black screen. I tried that to prevent the phone going
> online.
Non gprs related :)
> * I meanwhile managed to immediately switch to the internet settings after
> rebooting the phone (hard-reset) and deactivate the GPRS-connection before
> QtMoko managed to get online.
Its very easy to do by removing chat script using SSH connection to the 

P.S. I believe that some of the problem are related to openmoko 
multiplexer, but a lot of them - to the ancient modem with first 
generation gprs. I`m now trying to get qtmoko running with external 
demuxer, to see if it will improve the situation.

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