Have I fried my freerunner?
research at johnohagan.com
Wed Mar 9 07:58:41 CET 2011
On Fri, 4 Mar 2011, Chuck Norris wrote:
> 04.03.2011 06:27, John O'Hagan пишет:
> > On Tue, 1 Mar 2011, Thomas HOCEDEZ wrote:
> >> 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.
> > [...]
> >> Woo, don't smells good.
> >> But I would try to reflash it with QtMoko once again. or with
> > totally
> >> different distro such as Android. The secodn one has an
> > installer that
> >> verbose the output of the flashing progress. This way, you
> > see if it
> >> fails to write on some clusters on the flash.
> >> Let us know the results !
> > Thanks for your reply. I'm a little confused about what is
> > in my FR. The fact that I'm getting a Debian login prompt
> > is actually booting, right? So the problem must be in
> > stages of initialising Qtopia?
> > Because it's not showing up as /dev/ethX or /devusbX as I
> > mentioned, I haven't been able to re-flash it or even back it
> > with neotool, which doesn't find the device. To be honest it's
> > been a long time since I flashed it because I've been
> > qtmoko using apt-get, so I may be doing it wrong. Any advice
> > to ssh into the freerunner in theses circumstances?
I needed to reflash both Qi and the rootfs to get a bootable
phone, but to no avail: although the reflashing went fine, the FR
will no longer charge, although the battery indicator showed
charging status. Both my batteries are now dead.
Looks like my poor FR took quite a beating from that cheap
Any advice how to diagnose/repair this?
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