Re: Where can I buy miniUSB-m → USB-A-f adapte rs in Canada?

2009-09-15 Thread Boris Wong
Brolin Empey wrote:
 Where can I buy such an adapter or cable in Canada?
Try www.dealextreme.com

They have free shipping (although order and shipping takes 3 weeks 
total) and their prices are phenomenally low.

-Boris


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Re: X forwarding doesn't work

2009-08-15 Thread Boris Wong
Michael Tansella wrote:
 Hi,

 I want to start midori in the freerunner and forward the GUI tt my Linux Host 
  
 (Kubuntu)

 I tried it the following way, but it starts on the freerunner instead of the 
 host, any idea?:


 simarill...@simarillion-laptop:~$ ssh -l root -X -v 192.168.5.202
   
I had this problem too, did so many things to the display variable but 
didn't work. This did though, runing the command in the same ssh call:

ssh -l root -X -v 192.168.5.202 midori

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Re: some questions before buying FreeRunner

2009-06-09 Thread Boris Wong
a dehqan wrote:
 ...and what is GPS antenna for 
If you're talking about the GPS Antenna jack on the side of the phone, 
it's unnecessary unless you are in a building or car with very bad signal.
 6-Dealer has said that it's A6 FR is buzz fixed ,should i trust ? what
 can i do if he/she posted it in our country and was not buzz fixed 
If the dealer is listed on the Wiki, then I don't see why they shouldn't 
be trusted.

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Re: Freerunner's Future

2009-06-05 Thread Boris Wong
Hi Steve,

Steve Mosher wrote:
 1. Its a mobile Phone First, and a multi purpose platform secondarily
   
I actually like the perspective of #1 very much and you should keep it 
as such. As I am to understand, the core philosophy of Openmoko is the 
Free the Phone. There are many platform hardware devices out there 
that are open. Stressing that it is the _phone_ makes the biggest 
difference. It causes a revolution where major phone manufacturers like 
LG, Samsung, Nokia, etc. will start trembling to figure out their next 
moves as the community thrives to make something so much better with 
mass collaboration.

Free the phone; we already have multi-purpose platform devices that run 
linux.

-Boris


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Re: Back to the basics: improving user experience

2008-10-16 Thread Boris Wong
On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 16:58 +0100, Vasco Névoa wrote:
 I can see there are at least 2 distinct types of user of OM:
 A - I need a working phone now, the uber-cool PDA stuff can wait;
 B - OM is a groundbreaking project, I don't care about telephony,  
 let's press the revolution!
 As much as I am divided among the two views, I think OM must oblige to  
 its responsibility towards the users who have paid for their hardware,  
 and keep its promise of a working phone.

There has been a lot of talk about a working phone, and I agree
(mostly). When I bought the FR I used it to replace my old phone
(non-PDA style regular flip phone). Other than just telephony services,
I found the Calendar/Alarm service very important. Currently accessing
the clock and accessing the alarm is difficult, not to mention there is
only one alarm time slot per day. I couldn't say much about the
stability, I have two other alarm clocks next to it to wake up, although
neither of those are stable either (I use a Cowon A3 player... DO NOT
use it to wake you up.. it won't go off half the time). Apart from this
digression, I would just like to say that a regular phone is expected to
have extensible utilities such as stable SMS, calendars, contacts, and
alarm clocks. 
In my opinion, it's not just a phone. It's a day-planner.

-Boris


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Re: [FDOM] dfu-error -71

2008-09-27 Thread Boris Wong
I have had bad experience with the dfu_util before. It appeared almost
the same as your problem. It would download part way and show up as an
error.

I originally had a USB extension cable to the back of my computer. Bad
idea. I ended up using the (fairly short) cable that came out of the box
and it worked perfectly. My connections are sometimes loose though.
Maybe this will help.

-Boris


On Sat, 2008-09-27 at 13:42 +0200, rhn wrote:
 Hi
 I've just tried to flash my freerunner with the newest FDOM and ran into a 
 problem with dfu-util.
 Long story short, here's the console output:
 
 
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] files]# ./dfu-util -a rootfs -R -D 
 Fat_and_Dirty_OM.200809_20080927.rootfs.jffs2 
 dfu-util - (C) 2007 by OpenMoko Inc.
 This program is Free Software and has ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
 
 Opening USB Device 0x:0x...
 Claiming USB DFU Runtime Interface...
 Determining device status: state = appIDLE, status = 0
 Device really in Runtime Mode, send DFU detach request...
 Resetting USB...
 Opening USB Device...
 Found Runtime: [0x1d50:0x5119] devnum=13, cfg=0, intf=0, alt=6, name=rootfs
 Claiming USB DFU Interface...
 Setting Alternate Setting ...
 Determining device status: state = dfuIDLE, status = 0
 dfuIDLE, continuing
 Transfer Size = 0x1000
 bytes_per_hash=2589982
 Starting download: [###dfu_download error -71
 Error during download
 
 
 The device used to flash without errors and I can't find any explanation to 
 this error code.
 The file's checksum is correct and it breaks always at the same place.
 
 I hope the FDOM team will be able to do something about it because I can't 
 wait to try it out :)
 
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