GSM modem doesn't power off when Neo does

Petri Aarnio petri.aarnio at
Sat Feb 16 16:35:00 CET 2008

I'd say you had a very important item there. I'd say it's one of the 
most important items in any mobile device. So if there is not interest 
in it in this forum, I'd see it as a sign of vitality of OpenMoko.

Harald Welte wrote half an year ago that he don't want to get another 
smart phone out of OpenMoko but rather some kind of toy for Linux geeks 
- after half an year negligible progress I think he was right.

I'm working in mobile phone industry and I could do something about it 
but I get enough from hard work day, there are other things in the life too.

OpenMoko was very brilliant idea in the beginning and hopefully it will 
come to reality. I just wouldn't bet on it anymore

Mike (mwester) 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!
> Regards,
> Mike (mwester)

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