[Gta04-owner] SOLVED: re-installing qtmoko broken?

Erich Wälde ew.ng7125 at nassur.net
Thu Feb 9 21:41:00 CET 2017

Hello all,

thank you for your hints --- I had of course long forgotten,
that I did install it the way, Jake suggested! :-)

It does boot qtmoko-56 now. I cannot express properly, how much
I missed things like the actual current consumption, fairly
quick reaction to plugging power in, a keyboard which can
actually be used on a terminal window! Not to speak of
LAN via USB without starting funny adb commands ...

Now lets see, whether I can get "navit" and "wlan" working

Thank you all for making this possible! I would have a really
hard time to decide on a replacement.


H. Nikolaus Schaller writes:

> Hi Erich,
>> Am 07.02.2017 um 22:49 schrieb jake42 <jake42 at rommel.stw.uni-erlangen.de>:
>> On 07.02.2017 21:40, Erich Wälde wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> my trusty gta04/qtmoko has given up a few weeks ago (probably
>>> the content of the sdcard corrupted).


>> Hi Erich,
>> I'm using the image from
>> https://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/GTA04/qtmoko-debian-gta04-v56-armhf.tar.gz/download
>> (as radek suggests)
>> I extracted the tar.gz to an ext4 partition on my sdcard and it boots happily from it with the usual bootloader in nand.
> Yes,
> this is certainly the best approach.
> The makesd script would mix the qtmoko rootfs with latest kernels, but multiple APIs and configs have become incompatible. Therefore you get an unbootable system. QtMoko runs best with the 3.7 kernel.
> Unfortunately we have not had much progress in modernizing QtMoko to build a newer version and fix compatibility issues.
> BR,
> Nikolaus

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