Free Runner won't turn on

Al Johnson openmoko at
Mon Sep 15 15:31:47 CEST 2008

On Monday 15 September 2008, xiangfu wrote:
> Hi
> Al Johnson wrote:
> > On Monday 15 September 2008, Andy Green wrote:
> >> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> >> | no. shutdown from holding power button seems not to be working anymore
> >> | (just freezed with blinking red light).
> >>
> >> Blinking red light means kernel panic.  It'd be great to have a
> >> backtrace from it but you'd need a debug board.
> >
> > Does the debug board need to be connected when the panic happens, or is
> > it possible to connect after the panic to get the backtrace, and if so
> > how?
> connect the debug board with FreeRunner before startup the FreeRunner.
> then there is a serial console in you PC,
> you can get kernel output from this serial console.
> then we may know what's wrong with the kernel.

So if it panics while I'm out using it as a phone I can't take it home then 
attach the debug board to get the backtrace. I just wanted to be clear on 
this so I don't end up rebooting the phone when I could potentially collect 
something useful for tracking down the cause of a panic.

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