Making phone calls

Scott Rushforth scott at
Wed Aug 1 01:05:36 CEST 2007

I have had the same experience with making calls.  It seems to have much 
more problems with incoming calls than outgoing calls.

Also was dually impressed with the screen quality, it is stunning!


Greg Johnson wrote:
> 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. :)
> Greg
> 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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