Qtopia/X11 Weekly Status (5)
zecke at openmoko.org
Wed Mar 26 23:17:21 CET 2008
another round of updates. This week I have mostly digged into kernel and
- Make sure that the neo boots up and shows the PIN Dialog
- Make sure that the neo is usable after resume
- Looked into suspend/resume and modem handling
- Fighting a recent OE bug making edje_cc go OOM
- raster has worked on the virtual keyboard
- Keyboard handling
- Sleepy modem handling (after a while the modem sleeps and needs to be woken
- Closing Qtopia apps using the 'X' button..
- Packaging of the illume theme...
- Sound/Sound profiles
- Find a edje_cc/evas/autotools fix that is working
We enable the modem before starting the qpe process in the 89qtopia Xsession
script. This gives the modem enough time to wakeup/startup before we open the
serial console. The timing should be fine. If you power on your neo it will
boot, start qtopia, start e, will ask for your pin (if you have one), will
register to the network...
neo usable after resume:
With mass production in mind I had a look at suspend resume. After resume the
jack irq started to trigger I began to investigate, played kernel janitor on
the way and I'm going to look into some other issues as well. This was
discussed on the kernel ml
looked into suspend/resume modem handling:
Do not spam the modem on suspend, check if the modem is talking to us after a
resume. This was mostly working besides the low level debugging messages sent
to the modem. Started to see if the modem The modem is 'sleepy' but more on
this later. Also tried to understand how the modem wakeup is supposed to work
and what the Qtopia GSM stack needs to do to make it useful, e.g. disabling
unsolocited messages for signal strength, network registration...
OE bug/edjce_cc OutOfMemory:
OE managed to install the same module.so into every engine directpry which
will trigger recursive loading... and we will go OOM. The change was reviewed
by graeme and was disapproved afterwards due breaking the build. We need to
find a proper solution for it, and I'm working on this.
He has started on the virtual keyboard. So you can actually enter your SIM
PIN without adding -ac to the X start up and launching matchbox-keyboard on
packaging of illume:
E does not support system profiles. So we will have to do something evil in
regard to packaging until E gains support for system profiles.
The modem is skipping the first AT command, or stops echoing after a while. I
have created a test program and can start to play with parameters of the
QAtChat to send a dummy command after a while, to send a dummy command when
echoing stops. This needs to be done. If all these things work, and even over
suspend/resume we can look into enabling the GSM muxer of Qtopia.
Some how the git tree has a different alsa config, or drivers and the state
files do not work with this kernel. I need to figure this out. Also working
on the ALSA sound sceneraio API is on my todolist as the current approach in
Qtopia and PhoneKit is error prone, racy, etc. and will stop working (the
saving part) when we switch to a uid != 0.
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