Sad Story

Neng-Yu Tu (Tony Tu) tony at
Mon Dec 15 07:25:12 CET 2008

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Hi Karthik-

>>> hardware.
>> Huh?  The kernel fix seems to work OK for those people who have old
>> FRs.  Newer FRs have a hardware fix.  E.g. my FR doesn't need any
>> kernel workaround.  No need to wait for GTA03 to get a hardware fix.
> So, this kernel fix is a feature, according to Al Johnson? Then why do
> they need a hardware fix? Unless I am missing something, this software
> fix seems to be a lie. Or the hardware fix seems to be bogus anyway. I
> have one of the earlier freerunners released, so I'm sure Openmoko
> owes an explanation.

The detailed explanation already document in wiki

Most A6 boards as I knew (some very early stage A6 might not have this
rework) came with hardware add capacitor fix for changed factory test
process (lower power on relayed factory GPS emitter, and also for better
quality control).

And, for software fix, as we tested in lab and community helped GPS
verification. Software fix good as hardware in most user scenarios.
Personally, I also using neo as biking computer without hardware fix,
and performance is acceptable as hardware fixed device (40 seconds to 2
 or 3 minutes).

If you really un-comfortable with your current neo status, please go and create ticket for this issue, we could help you


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Neng-Yu Tu (Tony Tu)
Openmoko, Inc.

Some questions could be answered by reference following link:

Wiki -
Download -
Community -

Freerunner Introduction -
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