[Gta04-owner] QtMoko v42

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Mon Mar 26 17:28:47 CEST 2012

Am 26.03.2012 um 17:11 schrieb Radek Polak:

> Hi,
> qtmoko v42 for GTA04 is out now. You can download images for SD card and 
> NAND/ubifs here [1]. For more info about qtmoko please visit our homepage[2].
> List of changes since v41:
>  * using initramfs for nice rootfs selection
>  * ntpdate is now installed as part of rootfs image (Yann Dirson)
>  * we have working ubifs images now
>  * fixed atd killing (Yann Dirson)
>  * fixed failed suspends #69 (Yann Dirson)
>  * bluetooth now works on GTA04 (with bt-poweron.sh script)
>  * many build cleanups and fixes (Yann Dirson)
>  * fixed problem with fonts in qvfb (Yann Dirson)
>  * disabled dimming in default gta04 conf
>  * fixed nerongps version to old good one
>  * closing modem before suspend and opening after resume on GTA04
> I am continuing to work towards stable gsm calls. For this release i am trying 
> to close modem before suspend and open it after resume. As far as i have 
> tried, it seems to work. I had no missed calls since i did this change, but 
> more testing is needed (you can help here).
> I spent a lot of time on booting ubifs from NAND. The result is very tiny 
> initramfs [3] that compiled to kernel. Using this ramfs has many advantages:
> 1/ you will boot to nice graphical menu with rootfs device selection
> 2/ you can have one kernel that boots from any device you can think of (SD 
> card, NAND, NFS, squashfs...). You can even have more distros on one partition
> 3/ it's easily customizable with busybox shell scripts
> 4/ the phone is charging in the bootmenu (unlike in u-boot menu)

Cool. Is the boot menu always visible or can it be skipped to boot some
choosen default?

> All GTA04 distros are welcome to use this initramfs too. I can post a video 
> how it works later...

This may allow to simplify the boot.scr so that it removes the u-boot menu.
Let me some time to experiment with it - maybe it can also be used for
the 2.6.32 kernel and Debian/LXDE so that we have a unique boot method
that we can pre-install on the devices.

> As for known bugs - there one problem with echo cancellation algorithm right 
> now: if you answer incoming call, you will hear no sound for like 5secs. This 
> is probably because of loud click that is caused by switching alsa state. I 
> have idea how to fix it, will do it soon.
> Another know bug is that NAND boot will sometimes fail. Sometimes it wont boot 
> at all, sometimes with errors and sometimes without issues. You should check 
> dmesg after boot, if everything was ok. And for now i'd not use NAND at all - 
> maybe only for SD card recovery.
> Last thing: with this release i can see 25mA current in suspend. Can someone 
> confirm this?
> So please try the release, instructions for installing are at the same place 
> where download [1].
> Regards
> Radek
> [1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/GTA04/
> [2] http://qtmoko.org
> [3] https://github.com/radekp/gta04-init
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