GSM modem doesn't power off when Neo does

Shawn Rutledge shawn.t.rutledge at
Mon Feb 18 20:38:58 CET 2008

On Feb 15, 2008 10:46 PM, Mike (mwester) <mwester at> wrote:
> Mike (mwester) wrote:
> > I think it's time for another attempt to address a long-standing
> > problem with the Neo and the current software.  Specifically, the way
> > it works right now, no matter how you shut down the GTA01, the GSM
> > modem is left powered up and running (it's wired up internally in such
> > a fashion that even when the kernel powers off the CPU and all else
> > that it can on the circuit board, the GSM modem continues to run).
> [snip]
> Well, that was interesting.  Not much response, so I take it that this
> isn't a particularly important item for most people.
> I'll just drop this then; my proposed solution didn't get any good
> reviews first time around, and based on the lack of interest, I don't
> see any real point in re-opening that controversy.  However, when
> openmoko gets around to resolving this problem, I'll be interested to
> see how the "official" solution is implemented.  Until then, keep those
> Neos plugged in!

Of course it's important.  Maybe just a case that nobody knows who has
responsibility for this, but everybody's hoping that somebody is on
the case.

Where do you want to put that AT at POFF command?  gsmd should send it
whenever it receives certain signals (like SIGTERM etc.) right?  Can
you just go ahead and commit this change?

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