How to access the modem in QtMoko

Radek Polak psonek2 at
Sun Dec 2 08:44:17 CET 2012

On Saturday, December 01, 2012 11:36:03 PM robin wrote:

> even if this becomes a bit off topic now, regarding the gsm-based location
> I am working on, I think that something similar could/must exist in qtmoko
> to get this information as already with mokofaen we have the lac and
> cellid of the serving cell being displayed on the home screen. this
> information already gives you a circular area around the serving cell
> where your phone is currently located in steps of 555m; so that is not too
> bad for a start. having neighbours or even being able to connect to other
> operators using roaming but to get their nearest cell would be the best
> and easiest way to narrow the position down even more. <--- so this is the
> part where I am wondering how to access this information in qtmoko, also
> if possible via at commands and getting the return information processed
> by python, which is not as nicely as with fso but it should work.

You can try /opt/qtmoko/bin/vsexplorer to browse all valuespace items - these 
are the ones displayed on home screen by themes. Themes are in /opt/qtmoko/etc 
so you can find in the xml which are the values for cell ids.



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