Sad Story

Angus Ainslie angus.ainslie at
Tue Dec 16 20:32:57 CET 2008

On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 10:47 PM, Karthik Kumar <karthikkumar at> wrote:
> 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.

You're missing a few things, but not laziness or stupidity.

My freerunner has had every hardware problem except the WSOD. It can
used as a daily phone with a little work.

1) GPS

Openmoko found 2 solutions to this one. One hardware and on software.
Mine only has the software fix but works as well any any other
unassisted GPS.


Openmoko found a hardware solution. I really hope you attempt this one.

3) Suspend and resume.

Openmoko has solved the kernel issues with this one. A few more
userland fixes and it should be rock solid.

4) Echo

Numerous community solutions. You probably won't find this one as it
takes some research and a little tweaking depending one Freerunner
model and cell provider.

5) bug 666

Openmoko fixed in GSM firmware

6) bug 1024

Openmoko is working on it. Community found a work around. Power
consupmtion is slightly higher but perfectly workable.


Fixes in Andy's kernel

8) battery discharging even when plugged in

Openmoko working on it ( maybe already fixed in new kernels )

9) unable to boot with discharged battery

Numerous work arounds

If your complaint isn't on this list file a bug. If it is quit
whinning do some research and possibly contribute to the community.


Angus Ainslie

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