[Gta04-owner] QtMoko v41
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Sun Mar 11 18:37:48 CET 2012
I tried to test it but I get a kernel image CRC error (at least with the version in /boot/uImage in the .tgz).
Can you please cross-check?
Am 10.03.2012 um 22:42 schrieb Radek Polak:
> QtMoko v41 for your Phoenux is now ready for download .
> List of changes since v40:
> * gsm-voice-routing has highest -20 priority
> * gsm-voice-routing gained led indicators
> * gsm-voice-routing walkie talkie algorithm was improved
> * Disabled UMTS on GTA04 to workaround disconnect problem
> * Low level modem LED indicators
> * Added support for oFono telephony backend
> * NAND images
> * Wifi is manually turned on when running from devtmpfs
> * Removed udev from init again (using devtmps for fast boot)
> * GTA04 kernel is built with nodebug options
> * RED led is turned off when QtMoko starts
> * Build without unnecessary tools (Yann Dirson)
> * Disable forced Qt rebuilds (Yann Dirson)
> * NeronGPS compiles on 64bit (Yann Dirson)
> * Fixes in translations (Yann Dirson)
> * Newer v4l headers (Yann Dirson)
> * fixed black screen in settings for locked mode
> * /media/card is now FAT on /dev/mmcblk0p3
> * better description for ringtones settings icon
> The main work was still on telephony, because it's not yet perfect.
> I am now using walkie talkie echo reduction. While you are speaking/listening
> the playback/recording is now completely suppressed - so theoretically there
> should be no echo at all.
> The voice routing program has now diagnostics on AUX led. When the program
> starts it starts slow blinking RED/GREEN until it successfully reads from UMTS
> sound card. Then it signals RED when walkie talkie algorithm thinks that you
> are speaking and GREEN when listening.
> Similar diagnostics is added to modem drivers (for both oFono and QtMoko's).
> When the modem notifies new call it starts blinking GREEN on POWER led. The
> blinking works also in suspend and stops when you check missed calls.
> I was trying to address the problem when modem disconnects on USB .
> Previous fix that was trying to reopen modem tty after few seconds did not work
> for some reason. I can see that it opens the tty (and also lsof shows it's
> open), but there were no data coming. So i tried my theory that it disconnects
> only on UMTS. Now i am sending AT_OPSYS=0,2 on modem init. It would be nice if
> you could try it and report if you still see modem usb disconnects. If this
> wont work we need to find another way how to fix this.
> Nikolaus: do you have any info how modem firmware upgrading works? Is any
> special hardware required?
I am still working on clear answers.
> Since this release you can use oFono for telephony. It was done in less then 9
> days. So if you don't like funky Qtopia AT commands you can use oFono ;-) or
> FSO. All of them are now supported. To use ofono you need to do:
> update-rc.d udev defaults
> apt-get update
> apt-get install ofono
> Now edit /opt/qtmoko/qpe.env and change QTOPIA_PHONE=oFono
> You can also set it to Fso or anytime back to AT (it's case sensitive). Btw
> oFono can be now used only for calls. I havent managed to get SMS working yet.
> You can now also quite easily install QtMoko to NAND:
> 1/ boot from SD card
> 2/ download qtmoko-debian-gta04-v41.jffs2 and uImage-for-jffs2-v41.bin
> 3/ apt-get install mtd-utils
> 4/ flash it to NAND:
> flash_eraseall /dev/mtd3
> nandwrite -p /dev/mtd3 uImage-for-jffs2-v41.bin
> flash_eraseall /dev/mtd4
> nandwrite -p /dev/mtd4 qtmoko-debian-gta04-v41.jffs2
> For me NAND is much much faster then SD card. It boots in 40s without any
> optimizations. Even telephony is lightning fast compared to SD - taking and
> hanging calls is immediate. It can be because i have class 2 SD card with big
> rootfs now...
> Last thing is updated kernel (latest NeilBrown's). It boots faster, wakes in
> 1s and is generally much faster.
> It would be nice if we could make telephony rock stable. I am now using GTA04
> for about month as my main phone. It's usable, but far from perfect. The main
> problem was/is? the USB disconnects - i sometimes get to the state where i
> cant dial/receive call and need reboot.
> So enjoy and report bugs or success.
>  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/GTA04/
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