Future hardware options

2008-03-20 Thread Dale Schumacher
I believe that a low-power-use auxiliary processor would be EXTREMELY valuable. There are LOTS of things that could run on a slower lower-powered processor, greatly extending battery life. At any time the high-speed high-power-use main processor can be fired up to handle the real heavy lifting.

Toolchain on Ubuntu 7.10

2008-04-08 Thread Dale Schumacher
I've just done a clean install of Ubuntu 7.10 and am trying to follow the instructions from the Toolchain wiki page. When I try the command: sudo apt-get install gcc g++ autoconf automake binutils libtools ... I get this error message: *Package autoconf is not available, but is referred to by

Re: Toolchain on Ubuntu 7.10

2008-04-09 Thread Dale Schumacher
in your local IRC channel on irc.freenode.net. regards, frederik Am Dienstag, den 08.04.2008, 21:40 -0500 schrieb Dale Schumacher: I've just done a clean install of Ubuntu 7.10 and am trying to follow the instructions from the Toolchain wiki page. When I try the command: sudo apt

Visibility in Open Source

2008-04-19 Thread Dale Schumacher
The recent responses to possible issues with the GTA02v5 is a perfect illustration of why many companies will not open their process. As Mikko and others have pointed out, THERE ARE NO PERFECT PRODUCTS. With a closed company, YOU simply don't know about known defects, future improvements, etc.

Group Sales, distribution model

2008-05-01 Thread Dale Schumacher
As Kevin notes, the marginal savings on a 10-pack is pretty thin. For planning purposes size and weight details are useful, but I thought they were posted previously. Currently there are 4 people showing interest in Austin, TX and 1 in Dallas, TX. This does not include the 2 current Neo1973

Flexible software (was: Re: Alarmclock puzzle)

2008-05-13 Thread Dale Schumacher
This is a far from common attitude, although it is the correct one IMHO. -- Forwarded message -- From: Michael Shiloh [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: List for Openmoko community discussion community@lists.openmoko.org Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 15:09:22 -0700 Subject: Flexible software

Hardware Block Diagram

2008-06-05 Thread Dale Schumacher
I've done several searches on the wiki and I can't seem to find any block diagram of the Freerunner hardware. Is there any such thing? It would sure help to clarify how all this stuff is connected. -- Forwarded message -- From: Andy Green [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thu, 05 Jun

Re: resolution preferences??

2008-06-06 Thread Dale Schumacher
When printer technology went from dot-matrix to laser-print (and later, ink-jet) there was a substantial qualitative difference in the visual appearance and quality of the output. One of the most attractive features of the Neo, for me, is the corresponding jump in display resolution. I've been

The clean font family

2008-06-09 Thread Dale Schumacher
You may find it interesting to examine the clean font family, in the X11 core distribution. It contains around 30 fonts in fixed-pitch pixel cells ranging from 4x6 to 8x16 and 9x15. A few sizes (esp. 8px width) include bold weights and there are even a couple of italics. Just fire up an xterm

Re: Font type and size was (QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03)

2008-06-10 Thread Dale Schumacher
If your current display is around 150dpi, you can see what QVGA would be like with something like this: xterm -fn '*-clean-*--6-*-c-40*' This will give you a terminal window with a 4x6 font cell (3x5 for characters + 1px spacing). Note that the automatic smear bold make this font unreadable,

Bitfrost

2008-06-15 Thread Dale Schumacher
Bitfrost looks likes an interesting security model. It would be well worth consideration. -- Forwarded message -- From: Joseph Reeves [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 21:59:24 +0100 Subject: Bitfrost ... I've also posted twice (I think - I found one one on Google) to this

Freerunner wallpaper

2008-06-18 Thread Dale Schumacher
I thought I would share some inspirational (to me at least) wallpaper that may actually have some practical value as well. I would enjoy seeing other Openmoko-inspired wallpaper designs. I hope you enjoy mine. http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Wallpaper

Freerunner wallpaper

2008-06-20 Thread Dale Schumacher
, 2008 at 1:12 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: Dale Schumacher [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: community@lists.openmoko.org Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 12:23:25 -0500 Subject: Freerunner wallpaper I thought I would share some inspirational (to me at least) wallpaper that may actually have some practical

What exactly can be updated by opkg?

2008-07-19 Thread Dale Schumacher
When we do an opkg update opkg upgrade what is potentially overwritten? Is it just the root filesystem? Just /usr? How about the kernel and/or uboot? I understand that it is dependent on what actually NEEDS to be updated. I'm simply asking what CAN be updated.

Re: wiki database error

2008-07-19 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 8:08 AM, koebi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: just wanted to let somebody know that today, after an edit on the wiki, I got a database error message: --- Database error ... nevertheless, the changes I made were applied. the page I edited was a

New u-boot image

2008-07-21 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 3:30 AM, Andy Green [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ... Until Mike Montour noticed it the other day, our distribution package for U-Boot was coming from months old sources. Today or tomorrow the U-Boot package in the repo should jump ahead many patches (although I don't

Re: FreeBSD / dfu-util

2008-07-23 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Andrew Burgess [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Back in the GUI? This sounds like you booted all the way which is incorrect. I made the same mistake and there was another post here that also made that mistake. The wiki is correct but easy to misread. I'll fix it.

Re: Terminal for ASU

2008-07-23 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 4:40 PM, The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: edje_decc (from edj-utils) the illume.edj file (enligtenment theme installed in /usr/share/enlightenment/data/themes). in the directory find the .edc file - edit. search for a comment string don't look

Re: Operation without battery (GTA02)

2008-07-23 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Andy Green [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That's right, to start Freerunner needs a battery in and the battery needs some decent charge left in it, for the reason briefly during startup it needs to eat more current that it is allowed via USB. It causes a brownout

Problem upgrading ncurses

2008-07-23 Thread Dale Schumacher
Going through my daily ritual of update and upgrade, I've been having trouble with ncurses. [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~# cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.24 ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) (gcc version 4.1.2) #1 PREEMPT Tue Jul 22 02:21:01 CEST 2008 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~# opkg upgrade Upgrading ncurses on root from

Re: Problem upgrading ncurses

2008-07-23 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 6:54 PM, Stroller [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There's a bug in TRAC for this: https://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1569 The fix there went from in testing to bug closed in the last couple of days, so presumably it works. Please confirm. This is exactly the problem. I

Re: Fast questions (email, GPRS, WiFi...)

2008-07-24 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 4:09 PM, Jim Morris [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Make sure you do ifdown usb0 before ifup eth0 Then if dhcp does not get a lease first time through (which for me is about 50/50) then you can do this from the console which always gets the lease for me. udhcpc eth0

Re: Ringtone Question

2008-07-30 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 3:28 AM, Iker Berasaluce [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My Freerunner hasn't arrived yet; when it does I'll check this out, it should be fairly easy to write a shell script which will convert any sound into a ringtone. It would be nice if there was an app on the phone itself

Re: external GSM antenna

2008-07-30 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:11 PM, Joerg Reisenweber [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The GSM-connector to be found near one of the screws (see [disassembling Neo 1973] in wiki) is: MURATA MM8430-2610RB3 SMD RF TEST PORT For a nice fitting adapter see attached photo and:

Re: numptyphysics ipk

2008-08-01 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 6:40 PM, Robert William Hutton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: So to boil it down, from your openmoko: opkg install libsdl-1.2-0 libsdl-image-1.2-0 opkg install -force-depends http://wwwpub.zih.tu-dresden.de/~mkluge/numptyphysics_0.2_armv4t.ipk My unsuccessful attempt looked

Re: numptyphysics ipk

2008-08-03 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 4:56 AM, simarillion [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: * Warning: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for numptyphysics: * libsdl * libsdl-image * Any ideas what I've done wrong? I'm running 2007.2, if that makes a difference. I got the same error messages but

Re: GUI for cell ID, signal strenght

2008-08-25 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Johny Tenfinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you are using 2007.2, simply click on the GSM icon on panel and select GSM Network. Thanks for the information. This should be in the getting started and possible GSM wiki pages!

Re: Problems booting

2008-08-25 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Gunnar AAstrand Grimnes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: After several weeks of waiting I've finally got my OpenMoko - it came with 2007.02 which I've opkg update'd. The fastest, and most important, update is to flash a new u-boot. I would try that by itself to see if

Re: Charging a Neo battery in a Nokia charger or phone (was: Re: dead battery)

2008-09-30 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 5:11 AM, Michael Shiloh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nokia devices (phones and stand-alone chargers) will not charge non-Nokia batteries, most likely because they can't be sure they have the correct charging parameters. Most after-market or no-name brands of

Re: (OM2008.9) Upgrade - update

2008-10-25 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 10:52 AM, rakshat hooja [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As long as you are just getting .sig download errors there should be no problems. OPKG seems to have a problem with package signatures I wonder if the time and energy wasted on this recurring issue is greater than the

Re: Freerunner's Future

2009-06-05 Thread Dale Schumacher
On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 9:00 PM, Boris Wonglists.bo...@bshed.com wrote: 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. ...snip... Free the phone; we already have