Making phone calls

Greg Johnson gjohnson at
Wed Aug 1 00:36:45 CEST 2007

Eh, I sent this to just Walter first.  Isn't Reply-To supposed to go to
the list?

I had the same experience as Walter with my Neo.  I can sometimes make
calls, but usually one of the components crashes.  So far I haven't
heard anyhting out of the Neo's microphone, but I think I was using the
wrong alsa state file.

I'm using a build I did on 7/29.  My SIM is my usual US T-Mobile one.

At least there are things to work on. :)


On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 12:23:42AM +0200, Walter Goossens wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm the proud owner of a neo advanced kit and the first thing that 
> struck me is clear the LCD is! WOW! I didn't realize it would be THAT good.
> Anyway, I read on the lists of all the success-stories of people using 
> their phone to make phone-calls. I didn't expect to be able to make 
> phone calls so I was pleasantly surprised.
> I have eventually made a successful phone-call too, but with a lot of 
> trouble. gsmd and/or the modem and/or the openmoko-dialer kept crashing 
> on me. Using alsactl (to set the profile to headset) and libgsmd -m 
> shell I was finally able to make a phone call but after one call I had 
> to restart gsmd and sometimes even the phone.
> Don't get me wrong, I didn't expect to be able to make phone-calls _at 
> all_ so I'm pleasantly surprised. But I was wondering what the 
> experiences of other owners is in this area.
> I used a Dutch T-mobile card and a Dutch Telfort prepay-card with the 
> same level of success.
> Accepting a call from the GUI always resulted in openmoko-dialer crashing...
> Did I interpret the enthusiasm of other users too positive or should I 
> investigate more as to why it keeps crashing on my neo?
> I used images compiled on 28,30&31 July for testing.
> Hope to hear your experiences!
> Greetings
> Walter Goossens (tHe_IkkE)

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