GSM registration still takes time - OM2008.08 with Zecke-testing

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at
Tue Aug 26 17:09:38 CEST 2008

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 8:31 PM, Nishit Dave <stargazer.dave at>wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 8:26 PM, Nishit Dave <stargazer.dave at>wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 7:22 PM, Alexey Kurochkin <
>> alexey.kurochkin at> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2008-08-26 at 13:19 +0200, Thomas B. wrote:
>>> > You have both the dialer from OM2007.2 and the Qtopia dialer installed?
>>> > Then that's probably why it takes so long for your phone to register to
>>> > the network: OM-dialer depends on gsmd, but Qtopia has its own GSM
>>> > stack, and the two are conflicting. So either remove Qtopia completely,
>>> > or remove gsmd.
>>> Both dialers are in repos and I bet a lot of folks will install them not
>>> knowing that OM dialer really brakes things. Are there any instructions
>>> how to fully remove OM dialer + gsmd or how to fully remove Qtopia to
>>> fix it without reflashing? And why gsmd was replaced with qpe in the
>>> first place? Is gsmd somehow bad/buggy/obsolete? If it is so, would OM
>>> dialer will be ported to talk to qpe?
>>> I have removed the OM-dialer, and the phone has been unable to register
>> 1-2 hours after rebooting.  What is it that I need to check in the logs /
>> libraries?  Do I need to remove gsmd as well?
>> The phone had worked infrequently even when both dialers were installed.
>> Now it is not.
> OK, now I have removed gsmd too:
> opkg remove libgsmd
> opkg remove gsmd-plugins
> opkg remove gsmd*
> just to avoid use of -force options.  Status report in 10, 9, 8...(minutes?
> let's dream on)

Sorry for keeping on replying to myself, but STATUS UPDATE:

Registered within 5 minutes.  Should we call it 'working like a charm?'.
I'm not superstitious, but I don't want to jinx it nevertheless!

This is stock 2008.8 with Zecke's updates, btw.  Thanks all.
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