[Gta04-owner] New GTA04 installation!

"Benedikt Bär | Relamp.tk" beniwtv at relamp.tk
Tue Nov 20 11:55:15 CET 2012


On 11/20/2012 11:37 AM, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> Am 20.11.2012 um 11:15 schrieb Benedikt Bär | Relamp.tk:
>
>> On 11/19/2012 03:01 PM, "Benedikt Bär | Relamp.tk" wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I have finally received my GTA04 (thanks to all involved!), and I can
>>> scream success as the installation went well!
>>>
>>> Here are some photos I took of the procedure:
>>> http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3678302890137.2124003.1651952049&type=1&l=cfec0c6c6a
>>>
>>> Now on to installing some software...
>> Hi again,
>>
>> I've installed QtMoko and I have to say I'm impressed so far.
>>
>> Some things I've noticed:
>>
>> - GTA04 woke up from it's suspend fine today morning - yay! Though
>> battery was getting empty, on my screen it said it was using 57mA in
>> suspend. Is this expected or something with my device (I think everybody
>> is still working on this, but I was under the impression we should get
>> better values).
> Do you have strong signal reception? If not, the Modem may try to re-register
> with the network every now and then (if cars and airplanes modify the signal
> strength) and therefore can't go down to the 3-10 mA mode very often.
>
> BTW: it is even worse if the modem sees some base stations but they
> don't receive the answers. I have seen the modem alternate every 30
> seconds between 3-10 mA and 200 mA.

I've got 2-3 bars, according to QtMoko, not sure if that is the cause.
Any terminal command we can use to see what the modem is doing? e.g. jumping
between stations (there are two nearby here).

>
>> - I've got phonetiq running with the default game - nice. However,
>> another app I've installed throws some error, which is truncated because
>> of the error box size. Is there any way to debug it in an ssh console?
>>
>> - I got a battery low notice, so I've plugged in the USB cable from the
>> laptop. While SSH and so on now work, QtMoko seems to not have noticed -
>> no charging icon appears, even though the device appears to charge fine,
>> and the backlight stays on (via the default settings). Maybe it's just a
>> graphical bug.
>>
>> - On a related note - the battery warning is quite scary, to be honest.
>> It 'seems' to terminate the program you're working in, gives you the
>> message, and afterwards turns you back to the program. The program isn't
>> really terminated, and nothing bad happens, but it's a definitive WTF.
>>
>> - 3G is working - I get 400-700 kbit/s, depending on the network's mood
>> (I don't dare to ask more of the 3G net here, they're rubbish...). This
>> is on par with my Samsung Wave 3! (which incidentally almost hung itself
>> up doing the test, lol).
>>
>> - Calls are working, so are SMS.
>>
>> - NTP doesn't seem to work - even though I've set QtMoko to request
>> online time and it has been connected for some hours, time does not
>> update. Known problem or something on my device?
>>
>> I still have to test a few things, I'll make sure to report back.
>>
>> Ben
>>
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