linux.1 at litenverden.com
Sun Oct 21 04:44:40 CEST 2007
> Status report.
> I am still playing with Qtopia image. I can place and receive calls. The
> phone vibrates once then rings on incoming calls with default settings.
> I edited the General profile to turn off the vibrator.
> I have not figured out how to change the ring tone (which is quite nice).
> Signal strength indicator works, network is identified as T-Mobile.
> I was able to use power management to cycle the display through dim to
> off after adjustable time periods. This means the idle phone now does
> not waste power on back-lighting while charging (as my Samsung does).
> I understand power consumption is still an issue.
> I have a lot to learn. If I use this image, I need to find/develop a way
> to backup data on the phone (if that does not already exist). The little
> note taking application needs a better on screen keyboard. I could find
> no Norwegian keyboard - another project. I need a simple database.
> And, I have not even looked at the OpenMoko image yet.
> This should be a fun winter.
Lest anyone think the above means the Qtopia image is usable, be assured
it is not. All those things work, but the phone is quite unstable, with
functions failing rather arbitrarily. The machine may crash when
changing power modes (plug usb in or out). The display may randomly stay
on instead of dimming. Restarting Qtopia often does not fix the problem.
A total reboot is required. Amazing what an hour or so will show up.
Tomorrow I will try the OpenMoko image. Maybe in a week or so I will
have a plan for which way to go.
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