Setting app nor opkg update seem to be working

Paul paultsai at
Thu Jul 9 16:54:55 CEST 2009

I recommend using SHR's unstable image, the July 3rd image, as an everyday
phone.  They just came out with a new build today which I have not yet
tested.  om2009, though pretty reliable, is lacking in terms of other
software you can install to make a nice smart phone.

On my phone I have GPS working (Initial TangoGPS may take 15 mins to locate
position), GPRS is reliable (not quite stable).  I can send and receive text
messages and phone calls reliably.

It is the most stable distro and usable distro out there that I've tested.
Only tweak that I had to do is to low Control.4's value to below 100 in
/usr/share/openmoko/scenarios/gsmhandset.state to avoid echos on the other
end for calls.

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Bill Purcell <lists at> wrote:

> Yeah, I have 2008.8.
> I was using the openDNS nameservers last night and thought I pinged
> google just fine.  It was late and can't remember now.  I am trying to
> connect to the FR on my work computer now and it's not going so well.
> I can't open the settings app like I mentioned in my initial post, so
> I have to keep tapping the screen every few seconds, which I am not
> good about doing, so the phone keeps suspending.  This wouldn't be
> that big of a deal except if it goes into suspend mode a few times, it
> will eventually never wake up and I have to take the battery out to
> shut it off and then I can get back to work.
> If I upgraded to 2009 would all my problems go away?
> Is anyone using this as an everyday phone?  I see a lot of jargon
> about how the openmoko is not ready for everyday use, but I think I'm
> going to give it a whirl (once I can get things functioning).
> On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 07:25:29AM -0400, Paul wrote:
> > It sounds like a network issue.  I would try pinging  If
> this
> > failes then ensure the nameserver is correct
> >
> > *echo nameserver* > /etc/resolv.conf
> > is the IP address of your router.
> >
> > Peace
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 4:22 AM, Patryk Benderz <Patryk.Benderz at
> >wrote:
> >
> > > > i would assume it's 2008.8, from the opkg error messages.
> > > my fault, i didn't read error messages carefully :)
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