Neo Freerunner stopped booting (not due to the battery)

Joachim Ott jo.omsl at
Sun Nov 9 18:34:28 CET 2008

2008/11/9 Ales Horak <ales.horak at>

> Hi everybody,
> I have been using Neo Freerunner for 2 months as a daily phone
> with updated 2008.9 without any problems. two days ago my Neo
> stopped booting at the 40% of the splash screen and does not go
> further. if I press the power button for a few seconds, the phone
> turns off, on next booting however it goes only to the 40% and
> thats all.
> then I flashed the rootfs with newest FDOM and the kernel with
> Om2008.9-gta02-20080916.uImage.bin and it booted fully. today,
> after about 24 hours, the phone again boots just to the 40%.
> ...
>        Failed to set owner -root- for -/var/lock/subsys-.
>        Failed to set mode -0755- for -/var/lock/subsys-.
>        PM: Removing info for No Bus:vcs2
>        PM: Removing info for No Bus:vcsa2
>       the only thing that can be done with the phone is to turn
>       it off with the power button.

It hangs somewhere between and S40networking in
/etc/rcS.d. To get closer to it, you could put some info into the scripts,
like a "echo === $0 $1 ===" at the beginning, maybe an additional "set -x"
to see what's going on.
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