Have I fried my freerunner?

Thomas HOCEDEZ thomas.hocedez at free.fr
Tue Mar 1 14:32:29 CET 2011

On Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:16:54 +0000
"John O'Hagan" <research at johnohagan.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> After a couple of years of fairly trouble-free 
> qtmoko-FR use, I used a cheap in-car charger on a 
> recent trip. The charger died, and the FR itself 
> began exhibiting a number of odd behaviours such 
> as not coming back from suspend, indicating 
> charging status when it was not charging, 
> crashing, and after a couple of days, not booting 
> into qtmoko at all.
> Instead, I get an error like "debugfs dir creation 
> failed -19", then a Debian login prompt. 
> Unfortunately, I haven't been able to ssh into the 
> FR to investigate, as it doesn't show up on my 
> debian laptop as usbX or ethX, only as /dev/ACM0, 
> so I'm stuck as to how to get the USB networking 
> going.
> Any help appreciated.
> John
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Woo, don't smells good.
But I would try to reflash it with QtMoko once again. or with a totally different distro such as Android. 
The secodn one has an installer that verbose the output of the flashing progress. This way, you can see if it fails to write on some clusters on the flash.

Let us know the results !

Thomas  HOCEDEZ <thomas.hocedez at free.fr>

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