Configure SHR for German-speaking use

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|2009-10-25
 
|2009-10-25
 
|geocaching now sets route-target in agtl and also in navit, and you can drive with navit to the cache
 
|geocaching now sets route-target in agtl and also in navit, and you can drive with navit to the cache
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|-
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|2009-11-15
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|in a few days i will switch to new (mrmoku)-unstable, with lots of fixes. watch for it here. work has already startet
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|-
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|2009-11-19
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|As of TODAY!!! there is a new version of SHR-unstable out, but this package is still working
 
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|}
  
 
== Reminder ==
 
== Reminder ==
 
Please dont just edit away things without discussion. thanks.
 
Please dont just edit away things without discussion. thanks.
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--[[User:Zoff99|zoff99]] 17:04, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
 
--[[User:Zoff99|zoff99]] 17:04, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
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== looking for the NEW SHR unstable ==
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if u feel lucky go to this page
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[[Configure_SHR_for_German-speaking_use_UPDATE_2]]
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but beware, it could crash or worse (you have been warned)
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--[[User:Zoff99|zoff99]] 16:24, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
  
 
== Overview, what is this page??? ==
 
== Overview, what is this page??? ==
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=== Downloading Bootloader, Kernel, Root Image ===
 
=== Downloading Bootloader, Kernel, Root Image ===
* download exactly these versions of '''[[SHR]]''' from z0ph
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{{Note| download exactly these versions of '''[[SHR]]''' from z0ph}}    '''1.''' [http://work.zoff.cc/openmoko/shr/de_at/qi.udfu] qi boot loader (~30 KB)
    '''1.''' [http://work.zoff.cc/openmoko/shr/de_at/qi.udfu] qi boot loader (~30 KB)
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     '''2.''' [http://work.zoff.cc/openmoko/shr/de_at/uImage.bin] kernel (kernöl ~2 MB)
 
     '''2.''' [http://work.zoff.cc/openmoko/shr/de_at/uImage.bin] kernel (kernöl ~2 MB)
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{{Note|
 
{{Note|
i have found that (against what others say!) using the NAND for root-fs is the fastest and most relyable way. having the root-fs on the SD-card is slower and also files get suddenly lost or corrupt.}}
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i have found that using the NAND for root-fs is the most relyable way. having the root-fs on the SD-card is slower and also files get suddenly lost or corrupt.
  
===if you have an SD-card with ext2/ext3 partitions (optional step!!)===
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--> https://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1802
You can also use an ext2 / ext3 partition for this customization, so this step should not be neccessary.
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Maybe you installed other [[Distributions]] on your OpenMoko before and you have EXT2 or EXT3 partition on you SD card and want FAT partition, then install <tt>dosfstools</tt> on your Neo to have <tt>mkfs.vfat</tt> available.
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I - ChrisPZV - experienced this is even not fixed in the latest SHR-U (09. June 2010). When booting from NAND dd-ing back the partition table on resume as described there might bloody fix the problem.}}
  opkg install dosfstools
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Format SD card (resp. partition) if and only if the format is not FAT and you want a FAT partition on your SD card.
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  mkfs.vfat -v -n maps-data /dev/mmcblk0p1
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== Startup ==
 
== Startup ==
 
* boot up your neo, and let it run until you are logged in to your GSM net
 
* boot up your neo, and let it run until you are logged in to your GSM net
  
on 1st boot, when asked choose:
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{{Note|
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it is recommended to use a working SIM card, and disable PIN number verification. but it will work without SIM card also.}}
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[[Image:SHR-Setup-Language.png|200px|thumb|Initial setup]]
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{| class="wikitable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="padding: 0%; margin:0em 0em 1em 0em; border:1px solid #c0c0c0; background:#eeeeee; floating="center";width:100%; "
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! style="background:#fcfcfc;border-left:1px solid #9999cc;border-right:1px ; border-top:2px solid 75d806; border:0px solid #222222; width:25% " |
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[[Image:SHR-Setup-Profile.png|200px|thumb|Theme profile]]
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! style="background:#fcfcfc;border-left:1px solid #9999cc;border-right:1px ; border-top:2px solid 75d806; border:0px solid #222222; width:25% " |
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[[Image:SHR-Setup-Menu.png|200px|thumb|Menu]]
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! style="background:#fcfcfc;border-left:1px solid #9999cc;border-right:1px ; border-top:2px solid 75d806; border:0px solid #222222; width:25% " |
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[[Image:SHR-Setup-Add-Icons.png|200px|thumb|Add icons]]
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! style="background:#fcfcfc;border-left:1px solid #9999cc;border-right:1px ; border-top:2px solid 75d806; border:0px solid #222222; width:25% " |
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[[Image:SHR-Setup-Quick-Launch.png|200px|thumb|Quick launch]]
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|}
  
<== put nice screenshots here ==>
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on 1st boot, when asked choose (see images above):
  
 
  Language --> choose: english --> press next
 
  Language --> choose: english --> press next
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  mkdir "____shr_testing"
 
  mkdir "____shr_testing"
  
===Customization Pack WITHOUT Maps for Navit===
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{{Note|
download customize pack without navit maps and transfer this file to your Freerunner via sftp.
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for this step you must have a working SD-card in your freerunner with at least 1 partition. it can be FAT or ext2 or ext3}}
    [http://work.zoff.cc/openmoko/shr/de_at/customize_pack_shr_no_maps.tar.gz customize pack without maps] (17 MBytes)
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Or use wget from your neo if you have internet connection (e.g. via USB established)
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===Download Customization Pack WITHOUT Maps for Navit===
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* login as root an run
 
   cd /media/card/____shr_testing
 
   cd /media/card/____shr_testing
   wget http://work.zoff.cc/openmoko/shr/de_at/customize_pack_shr_no_maps.tar.gz # 17 MBytes
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   wget http://work.zoff.cc/openmoko/shr/de_at/customize_pack_shr_no_maps.tar.gz # 22 MBytes
  
 
===Unpack Customization Pack===
 
===Unpack Customization Pack===
transfer the customize pack to your SD-Card (to /media/card/____shr_testing/)
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* login to your neo as root
then login to your neo as root
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  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
 
  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
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===Download the Navit Maps===
 
===Download the Navit Maps===
login to your neo as root
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* login to your neo as root
to download (or update!!) the austrian map file do (you need fast internet on your neo):
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* to download (or update!!) the austrian map file run (you need fast internet on your neo):
 
  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
 
  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
 
  ./get_austria.map.sh # this will download about 350 MBytes!!
 
  ./get_austria.map.sh # this will download about 350 MBytes!!
  
for germany:
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* for germany:
  
 
  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
 
  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
  ./get_germany.map.sh # this will download about 380 MBytes!!
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  ./get_germany.map.sh # this will download about 612M MBytes!!
  
for switzerland:
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* for switzerland:
  
 
  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
 
  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
  ./get_germany.map.sh # this will download about 80 MBytes!!
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  ./get_switzerland.map.sh # this will download about 80 MBytes!!
  
or to download your map manually, visit:
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* or to download your map manually, visit:
 
  http://maps.navit-project.org/download/
 
  http://maps.navit-project.org/download/
and put the bin-file in this directory /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
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and put the bin-file in this directory /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/maps/
 
and navit will use it automatically
 
and navit will use it automatically
  
  
or have a look at some preconfigured downloads:
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* or have a look at some preconfigured downloads:
 
  http://maps.navit-project.org/api/map/
 
  http://maps.navit-project.org/api/map/
  
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If you want to use other types of maps you must edit the navit.xml file.
 
If you want to use other types of maps you must edit the navit.xml file.
For further information see [[Navit]]-article.
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For further information see http://wiki.navit-project.org/index.php/Configuring_Navit
 
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===_privat-Folder in Customization Pack (this step is optional)===
 
===_privat-Folder in Customization Pack (this step is optional)===
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== Localize it ==
 
== Localize it ==
* for '''GOD's sake try NOT to get any phonecalls''' while you do this part. Use PIN for authentication for your SIM card. You FR-phone will asks you: "Please enter your PIN". Do not enter PIN. the FR will not be able to receive phone calls. The usage of the PIN can be setup on any non-Freerunner phone and PIN usage will be stored on the SIM, so changing phone leaves the PIN-authentication untouched.  
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The PIN procedure is recommended in contrast to powering up your phone without a SIM card.
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=== Preselected country in [[Navit]] ===
* now connect your neo with usb and login via ssh (GSM-network connection is not necessary for that.
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With the current installation you will get Austria as a preselected country. If you want to change that for example to Germany, edit <tt>/usr/bin/navit.sh</tt> and change the following line
* you '''NEED internet on your neo''' for this, otherwise dependent packages can't be downloaded
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    export LANG=de_AT.utf8
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to the LANG export
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    export LANG=de_DE.utf8
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so that Germany will be the preselected language.
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===update package index info (this is important!!)===
 
* start (as root on your neo):
 
* start (as root on your neo):
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cd /etc/opkg/
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unalias mv
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for i in *.conf ; do cat $i|sed -e 's#shr-unstable#shr-obsolete#g' > ${i}_X ; mv ${i}_X ${i} ;done
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===Run init_shr_testing.sh script===
 
===Run init_shr_testing.sh script===
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* you '''NEED internet on your neo''' for this, otherwise dependent packages can't be downloaded
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* start (as root on your neo):
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  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
 
  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
 
  ./init_shr_testing.sh
 
  ./init_shr_testing.sh
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* wait for the customize script to finish
 
* wait for the customize script to finish
 
* now at least reboot 1 time (better 2 times)
 
* now at least reboot 1 time (better 2 times)
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* wait at least 3 minutes after reboot (for frameworkd to settle down)
 
* '''[UG1]''' now start (also as root on your neo):
 
* '''[UG1]''' now start (also as root on your neo):
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  mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
 
  mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
 
  opkg update
 
  opkg update
 
  opkg remove -force-depends libfso-glib0
 
  opkg remove -force-depends libfso-glib0
 
  mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
 
  mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
  opkg install http://build.shr-project.org/shr-unstable/ipk/armv4t/libfso-glib0_0.2.1+gitr47+7608c8d98bb65bb5beca6621eb86920b71df1bc9-r0_armv4t.ipk
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  opkg install http://build.shr-project.org/shr-obsolete/ipk/armv4t/libfso-glib0_0.2.1+gitr47+7608c8d98bb65bb5beca6621eb86920b71df1bc9-r0_armv4t.ipk
 
  mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
 
  mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
 
  opkg upgrade -force-defaults
 
  opkg upgrade -force-defaults
 
dependency issue (should be fixed with the above)
 
  ERROR: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for fsousaged:
 
    libfso-glib0 (>= 0.2.1+gitr47+7608c8d98bb65bb5beca6621eb86920b71df1bc9)
 
  
 
* '''[UG2]''' when finished start as root:
 
* '''[UG2]''' when finished start as root:
 
  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
 
  cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
 
  ./do_upgrade_shr.sh
 
  ./do_upgrade_shr.sh
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* hopefully no errors have occured
 
* hopefully no errors have occured
* '''[UG1]''' '''[UG2]''' repeat those 2 steps every few days, if you want (dare) to receive all the bleeding edge updates
 
  
 
== Test it ==
 
== Test it ==
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=== Installed Programs ===
 
=== Installed Programs ===
  
* German keyboard, with German dictionary (word list)
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==== German Keyboard ====
* Gridpad keyboard, bubble-keyboard, literki-keyboard, qwo-keyboard (if you want this you can set it in the enlightenment config "wrench" under Keyboard section)  
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German keyboard, with German dictionary (word list).
* Cellhunter
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Gridpad keyboard, bubble-keyboard, literki-keyboard, qwo-keyboard (if you want this you can set it in the enlightenment config "wrench" under Keyboard section)
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==== [[Cellhunter]] ====
 
on first start choose language (german i guess), then enter name and password.
 
on first start choose language (german i guess), then enter name and password.
 
can be anything, and you really don't need to remember it later.
 
can be anything, and you really don't need to remember it later.
 
if you can't get AGPS working where you are, just wait for a GPS fix and upload that data to cellhunter. now you can instantly use it for AGPS, isn't that nice ...
 
if you can't get AGPS working where you are, just wait for a GPS fix and upload that data to cellhunter. now you can instantly use it for AGPS, isn't that nice ...
* GPSagps
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==== GPSagps ====
 
refresh agps data from u-blox.com (and [[cellhunter]]), you need an
 
refresh agps data from u-blox.com (and [[cellhunter]]), you need an
 
[[GTA02_GPS#u-blox_Assist_Now_account_application|account]] there (its free)
 
[[GTA02_GPS#u-blox_Assist_Now_account_application|account]] there (its free)
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  password=mypassword
 
  password=mypassword
  
* Htop
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'''Remark:''' Backup this file, if you have to flash your freerunner you just have to copy it to the folder <tt>/etc/</tt>.
* Midori
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==== Htop ====
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With Htop you can see the memory usage of CPU processes
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==== Midori ====
 
small webbrowser, usable but not really the best
 
small webbrowser, usable but not really the best
* <del>Moko...</del>
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<del>mokomaze, you might know it from some mobile phones</del>
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==== Mokonnect ====
* Mokon...
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Mokonnect, scans for WLAN networks, and does some other stuff (i have NOT yet successfully connected to any WLAN networks)
 
Mokonnect, scans for WLAN networks, and does some other stuff (i have NOT yet successfully connected to any WLAN networks)
* [[Navit]]
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==== [[Navit]] ====
 
Navit version from SVN. it shows full austria,german und switzerland map. speaks to you in german. it takes almost all CPU you have, so don't push it too far. otherwise it works very well.
 
Navit version from SVN. it shows full austria,german und switzerland map. speaks to you in german. it takes almost all CPU you have, so don't push it too far. otherwise it works very well.
* Settings
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==== Settings ====
 
shr-settings from SHR. runs really fine. I just made some small changes
 
shr-settings from SHR. runs really fine. I just made some small changes
* Terminal
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==== Terminal ====
valaterm
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Terminal <tt>valaterm</tt> for working from shell, bash
* Water
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==== Water ====
 
Water level
 
Water level
* agpsUI
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==== agpsUI ====
 
use this great program ONLY as a last resort. it does NOT play well together with FSO and frameworkd
 
use this great program ONLY as a last resort. it does NOT play well together with FSO and frameworkd
* Intone...
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==== Intone ====
 
Intone music player. put your music files in /media/card/music/ directory
 
Intone music player. put your music files in /media/card/music/ directory
* zedlock (no icon, use AUX button)
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==== zedlock ====
great screen locker. draw a big "Z" on the screen in 1 second to unlock screen
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The program zedlock provides no icon. It is used when you press the AUX button to lock the screen. To unlock the screen just draw a big "Z" on the screen within 1 second
* gpe-scap (no icons, only command line)
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==== Screenshots gpe-scap ====
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gpe-scap (no icons, only command line)
 
login via ssh to your neo. start  
 
login via ssh to your neo. start  
 
   export DISPLAY=:0 ; gpe-scap
 
   export DISPLAY=:0 ; gpe-scap
on commandline to make a screenshot.
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on commandline to make a screenshot
* sms-sentry (no icon, send sms)
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==== Locate Freerunner: sms-sentry ====
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sms-sentry  has no icon, it will send an sms with its location on demand.
 
Send sms with text "sentry<passwd>:location" to your neo, and get an sms with current position back. default passwd is '12345'. you can confiure it in /etc/sms-sentry
 
Send sms with text "sentry<passwd>:location" to your neo, and get an sms with current position back. default passwd is '12345'. you can confiure it in /etc/sms-sentry
  
sample /etc/sms-sentry:
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sample <tt>/etc/sms-sentry</tt>:
 
  [config]
 
  [config]
 
  password=54321
 
  password=54321

Latest revision as of 07:45, 14 June 2010

Contents

[edit] News

2009-09-01 first version with austrian stuff, and focus on everyday usability
2009-09-12 based on SHR unstable, and with opkg upgrade support
2009-10-03 Cannot satisfy the following dependencies ... libfso-glib0, that is an SHR issue, i hope it will be fixed soon
2009-10-03 moved name of page to "German", lots of docu updates, new images uploaded
2009-10-14 now with brand new SHR logo (I think I am the first to use it)
2009-10-18 geocaching added, it doesn't work too good, so don't expect too much :-)
2009-10-25 geocaching now sets route-target in agtl and also in navit, and you can drive with navit to the cache
2009-11-15 in a few days i will switch to new (mrmoku)-unstable, with lots of fixes. watch for it here. work has already startet
2009-11-19 As of TODAY!!! there is a new version of SHR-unstable out, but this package is still working

[edit] Reminder

Please dont just edit away things without discussion. thanks.

--zoff99 17:04, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

[edit] looking for the NEW SHR unstable

if u feel lucky go to this page Configure_SHR_for_German-speaking_use_UPDATE_2

but beware, it could crash or worse (you have been warned)

--zoff99 16:24, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Overview, what is this page???

This article focuses on configuring SHR(-unstable) image for a daily use in a german speaking area. the author is Austrian so the main focus is on Austrian use. with help of other users it is also useable for germany, switzerland.

to-do:

  • get more feedback from people !!!
  • get some of this stuff into main SHR branch


focus points (some are not provided by out-of-the-box SHR):

  • GTA02 (sorry i dont have a GTA01)
  • stable use as daily phone (calls, sms)
  • keep install and use as simple as possbile
  • keep reboot and crash frequency at 1/per day maximum (meaning only have to reboot once a day at most!)
  • stable use as navigation device in german-speaking area, with understandable german speech
  • only need to recharge once a day (meaning battery should hold 1 day in normal use)
  • prevent neo usage from driving you crazy, because some litte things just don't work
  • have all show-off and games stuff removed (it's fun for a while, but just a waste for everyday use)

[edit] Installing

  • have at least 1,5 hours of time ready, for the whole procedure
  • have fast internet, you need to download lots of stuff

[edit] Downloading Bootloader, Kernel, Root Image

NOTE: download exactly these versions of SHR from z0ph
    1. [1] qi boot loader (~30 KB)
    2. [2] kernel (kernöl ~2 MB)
    3. [3] root image (~70 MB)

These are the original names of the files:

qi-s3c2442-1.0.2+gitr3b8513d8b3d9615ebda605de4bda18371aa3f359.udfu # 09-May-2009 13:23 28K
shr-lite-glibc-ipk--20090906-om-gta02.rootfs.jffs2 # 06-Sep-2009 14:08 67M
uImage-2.6.29-oe11+gitr119844+a3587e4ed77974adfb057af261aaeea4022018e8-r3.5-om-gta02.bin # 01-Sep-2009 23:13 1.7M

[edit] Flashing Neo

The installation should be flashing like (do it in DFU mode of NOR u-boot):

 dfu-util -a u-boot -R -D qi.udfu
 dfu-util -a kernel -R -D uImage.bin
 dfu-util -a rootfs -R -D rootfs.jffs2
NOTE:

i have found that using the NAND for root-fs is the most relyable way. having the root-fs on the SD-card is slower and also files get suddenly lost or corrupt.

--> https://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1802

I - ChrisPZV - experienced this is even not fixed in the latest SHR-U (09. June 2010). When booting from NAND dd-ing back the partition table on resume as described there might bloody fix the problem.


[edit] Startup

  • boot up your neo, and let it run until you are logged in to your GSM net
NOTE:

it is recommended to use a working SIM card, and disable PIN number verification. but it will work without SIM card also.


Initial setup
Theme profile
Menu
Add icons
Quick launch

on 1st boot, when asked choose (see images above):

Language --> choose: english --> press next
Profile --> choose: Illume SHR --> pres next
Menus --> choose: System Default --> pres next
Quick Launch --> check NO box !! --> pres next
Ok :-)
  • then shutdown the neo (press and hold power button for a few seconds)
  • boot up your neo again, and let the neo log in to your GSM network again.

[edit] Customization Package

[edit] Preparing your SD card (you need to do this!)

login to your neo as root and make the base dir

cd /media/card
mkdir "____shr_testing"
NOTE:

for this step you must have a working SD-card in your freerunner with at least 1 partition. it can be FAT or ext2 or ext3


[edit] Download Customization Pack WITHOUT Maps for Navit

  • login as root an run
 cd /media/card/____shr_testing
 wget http://work.zoff.cc/openmoko/shr/de_at/customize_pack_shr_no_maps.tar.gz # 22 MBytes

[edit] Unpack Customization Pack

  • login to your neo as root
cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
gzip -d customize_pack_shr_no_maps.tar.gz
tar -xf customize_pack_shr_no_maps.tar

[edit] Download the Navit Maps

  • login to your neo as root
  • to download (or update!!) the austrian map file run (you need fast internet on your neo):
cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
./get_austria.map.sh # this will download about 350 MBytes!!
  • for germany:
cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
./get_germany.map.sh # this will download about 612M MBytes!!
  • for switzerland:
cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
./get_switzerland.map.sh # this will download about 80 MBytes!!
  • or to download your map manually, visit:
http://maps.navit-project.org/download/

and put the bin-file in this directory /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/maps/ and navit will use it automatically


  • or have a look at some preconfigured downloads:
http://maps.navit-project.org/api/map/

at the moment you can have ONLY 1 .bin map file in that directory. so if you already have the german map file and want the austrian map file, you have to delete one of them. it's a navit bug.

If you want to use other types of maps you must edit the navit.xml file. For further information see http://wiki.navit-project.org/index.php/Configuring_Navit

[edit] _privat-Folder in Customization Pack (this step is optional)

The privat folder can contain privat data with an addressbook that you want to copy to

  /home/root/.evolution/addressbook/local/system (not implemented yet)

or calendar data to

  /home/root/.evolution/calendar/local/system/calendar.ics (not implemented yet) 

or an modified navit-files (e.g. navit.xml or bookmark.txt, destinations.txt) that you want to replace with the existing files in:

  /home/root/.navit/

or the AGPS-account details. So that you can use and restore these files after flashing your phone or checking other distributions and going back to SHR. View the init_shr_testing.sh and search for _PRIVATE_ in the script for further details. For copying files that are not used in the script, write your own small script as a post-installation script that copies all the relevant data from _privat to the correct location on your FR.

[edit] Localize it

[edit] Preselected country in Navit

With the current installation you will get Austria as a preselected country. If you want to change that for example to Germany, edit /usr/bin/navit.sh and change the following line

   export LANG=de_AT.utf8

to the LANG export

   export LANG=de_DE.utf8

so that Germany will be the preselected language.

[edit] update package index info (this is important!!)

  • start (as root on your neo):
cd /etc/opkg/
unalias mv
for i in *.conf ; do cat $i|sed -e 's#shr-unstable#shr-obsolete#g' > ${i}_X ; mv ${i}_X ${i} ;done

[edit] Run init_shr_testing.sh script

  • you NEED internet on your neo for this, otherwise dependent packages can't be downloaded
  • start (as root on your neo):
cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
./init_shr_testing.sh
  • this will take some time !! have coffee ready :-)
  • wait for the customize script to finish
  • now at least reboot 1 time (better 2 times)
  • wait at least 3 minutes after reboot (for frameworkd to settle down)
  • [UG1] now start (also as root on your neo):
mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
opkg update
opkg remove -force-depends libfso-glib0
mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
opkg install http://build.shr-project.org/shr-obsolete/ipk/armv4t/libfso-glib0_0.2.1+gitr47+7608c8d98bb65bb5beca6621eb86920b71df1bc9-r0_armv4t.ipk
mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
opkg upgrade -force-defaults
  • [UG2] when finished start as root:
cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
./do_upgrade_shr.sh
  • hopefully no errors have occured

[edit] Test it

  • reboot your neo, and let the neo login to your GSM network
  • now navit should have austrian maps, and speak in german to you :-)
  • you can suspend/resume anytime! even when navit is speaking! yeah really, it works
  • date and time should also be correct
  • press AUX button quick and zedlock should come up, draw a big "Z" to unlock again
  • hold POWER button for 2 seconds, and neo will shutdown
  • if shutdown with POWER button fails, go to illume home screen, pull down the menu and press the big red "X", a menu should appear

[edit] Test it (german)

  • Navit sollte alles in deutsch anzeigen, österreichkarten laden und vor allem der Neo sollte beim Laufen von Navit nicht blanken oder suspenden.

[edit] Startup Times

0:00 press button to boot neo
0:17 splash logo visible
1:29 enlightenment splash screen visible
2:02 illume topshelf visible
2:28 illume desktop icons visible
3:34 GSM logged in


those times seem pretty catastrophic in comparison to a normal mobile phone yet for the neo they are really not so bad :-)

[edit] Screenshots

[edit] Feedback

[edit] Features

[edit] Installed Programs

[edit] German Keyboard

German keyboard, with German dictionary (word list). Gridpad keyboard, bubble-keyboard, literki-keyboard, qwo-keyboard (if you want this you can set it in the enlightenment config "wrench" under Keyboard section)

[edit] Cellhunter

on first start choose language (german i guess), then enter name and password. can be anything, and you really don't need to remember it later. if you can't get AGPS working where you are, just wait for a GPS fix and upload that data to cellhunter. now you can instantly use it for AGPS, isn't that nice ...

[edit] GPSagps

refresh agps data from u-blox.com (and cellhunter), you need an account there (its free)

you can configure it in /etc/agps-online.conf

sample /etc/agps-online.conf:

[config]
user=XX@YY.com
password=mypassword

Remark: Backup this file, if you have to flash your freerunner you just have to copy it to the folder /etc/.

[edit] Htop

With Htop you can see the memory usage of CPU processes

[edit] Midori

small webbrowser, usable but not really the best

[edit] Mokonnect

Mokonnect, scans for WLAN networks, and does some other stuff (i have NOT yet successfully connected to any WLAN networks)

[edit] Navit

Navit version from SVN. it shows full austria,german und switzerland map. speaks to you in german. it takes almost all CPU you have, so don't push it too far. otherwise it works very well.

[edit] Settings

shr-settings from SHR. runs really fine. I just made some small changes

[edit] Terminal

Terminal valaterm for working from shell, bash

[edit] Water

Water level

[edit] agpsUI

use this great program ONLY as a last resort. it does NOT play well together with FSO and frameworkd

[edit] Intone

Intone music player. put your music files in /media/card/music/ directory

[edit] zedlock

The program zedlock provides no icon. It is used when you press the AUX button to lock the screen. To unlock the screen just draw a big "Z" on the screen within 1 second

[edit] Screenshots gpe-scap

gpe-scap (no icons, only command line) login via ssh to your neo. start

 export DISPLAY=:0 ; gpe-scap

on commandline to make a screenshot

[edit] Locate Freerunner: sms-sentry

sms-sentry has no icon, it will send an sms with its location on demand. Send sms with text "sentry<passwd>:location" to your neo, and get an sms with current position back. default passwd is '12345'. you can confiure it in /etc/sms-sentry

sample /etc/sms-sentry:

[config]
password=54321
Personal tools

News

2009-09-01 first version with austrian stuff, and focus on everyday usability
2009-09-12 based on SHR unstable, and with opkg upgrade support
2009-10-03 Cannot satisfy the following dependencies ... libfso-glib0, that is an SHR issue, i hope it will be fixed soon
2009-10-03 moved name of page to "German", lots of docu updates, new images uploaded
2009-10-14 now with brand new SHR logo (I think I am the first to use it)
2009-10-18 geocaching added, it doesn't work too good, so don't expect too much :-)
2009-10-25 geocaching now sets route-target in agtl and also in navit, and you can drive with navit to the cache

Reminder

Please dont just edit away things without discussion. thanks. --zoff99 17:04, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Overview, what is this page???

This article focuses on configuring SHR(-unstable) image for a daily use in a german speaking area. the author is Austrian so the main focus is on Austrian use. with help of other users it is also useable for germany, switzerland.

to-do:

  • get more feedback from people !!!
  • get some of this stuff into main SHR branch


focus points (some are not provided by out-of-the-box SHR):

  • GTA02 (sorry i dont have a GTA01)
  • stable use as daily phone (calls, sms)
  • keep install and use as simple as possbile
  • keep reboot and crash frequency at 1/per day maximum (meaning only have to reboot once a day at most!)
  • stable use as navigation device in german-speaking area, with understandable german speech
  • only need to recharge once a day (meaning battery should hold 1 day in normal use)
  • prevent neo usage from driving you crazy, because some litte things just don't work
  • have all show-off and games stuff removed (it's fun for a while, but just a waste for everyday use)

Installing

  • have at least 1,5 hours of time ready, for the whole procedure
  • have fast internet, you need to download lots of stuff

Downloading Bootloader, Kernel, Root Image

  • download exactly these versions of SHR from z0ph
    1. [1] qi boot loader (~30 KB)
    2. [2] kernel (kernöl ~2 MB)
    3. [3] root image (~70 MB)

These are the original names of the files:

qi-s3c2442-1.0.2+gitr3b8513d8b3d9615ebda605de4bda18371aa3f359.udfu # 09-May-2009 13:23 28K
shr-lite-glibc-ipk--20090906-om-gta02.rootfs.jffs2 # 06-Sep-2009 14:08 67M
uImage-2.6.29-oe11+gitr119844+a3587e4ed77974adfb057af261aaeea4022018e8-r3.5-om-gta02.bin # 01-Sep-2009 23:13 1.7M

Flashing Neo

The installation should be flashing like (do it in DFU mode of NOR u-boot):

 dfu-util -a u-boot -R -D qi.udfu
 dfu-util -a kernel -R -D uImage.bin
 dfu-util -a rootfs -R -D rootfs.jffs2
NOTE:

i have found that (against what others say!) using the NAND for root-fs is the fastest and most relyable way. having the root-fs on the SD-card is slower and also files get suddenly lost or corrupt.


if you have an SD-card with ext2/ext3 partitions (optional step!!)

You can also use an ext2 / ext3 partition for this customization, so this step should not be neccessary.

Maybe you installed other Distributions on your OpenMoko before and you have EXT2 or EXT3 partition on you SD card and want FAT partition, then install dosfstools on your Neo to have mkfs.vfat available.

 opkg install dosfstools

Format SD card (resp. partition) if and only if the format is not FAT and you want a FAT partition on your SD card.

 mkfs.vfat -v -n maps-data /dev/mmcblk0p1

Startup

  • boot up your neo, and let it run until you are logged in to your GSM net

on 1st boot, when asked choose:

<== put nice screenshots here ==>

Language --> choose: english --> press next
Profile --> choose: Illume SHR --> pres next
Menus --> choose: System Default --> pres next
Quick Launch --> check NO box !! --> pres next
Ok :-)
  • then shutdown the neo (press and hold power button for a few seconds)
  • boot up your neo again, and let the neo log in to your GSM network again.

Customization Package

Preparing your SD card (you need to do this!)

login to your neo as root and make the base dir

cd /media/card
mkdir "____shr_testing"

Customization Pack WITHOUT Maps for Navit

download customize pack without navit maps and transfer this file to your Freerunner via sftp.

    customize pack without maps (17 MBytes)

Or use wget from your neo if you have internet connection (e.g. via USB established)

 cd /media/card/____shr_testing
 wget http://work.zoff.cc/openmoko/shr/de_at/customize_pack_shr_no_maps.tar.gz # 17 MBytes

Unpack Customization Pack

transfer the customize pack to your SD-Card (to /media/card/____shr_testing/) then login to your neo as root

cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
gzip -d customize_pack_shr_no_maps.tar.gz
tar -xf customize_pack_shr_no_maps.tar

Download the Navit Maps

login to your neo as root to download (or update!!) the austrian map file do (you need fast internet on your neo):

cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
./get_austria.map.sh # this will download about 350 MBytes!!

for germany:

cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
./get_germany.map.sh # this will download about 380 MBytes!!

for switzerland:

cd /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/
./get_germany.map.sh # this will download about 80 MBytes!!

or to download your map manually, visit:

http://maps.navit-project.org/download/

and put the bin-file in this directory /media/card/____shr_testing/navit/ and navit will use it automatically


or have a look at some preconfigured downloads:

http://maps.navit-project.org/api/map/

at the moment you can have ONLY 1 .bin map file in that directory. so if you already have the german map file and want the austrian map file, you have to delete one of them. it's a navit bug.

If you want to use other types of maps you must edit the navit.xml file. For further information see Navit-article.


_privat-Folder in Customization Pack (this step is optional)

The privat folder can contain privat data with an addressbook that you want to copy to

  /home/root/.evolution/addressbook/local/system (not implemented yet)

or calendar data to

  /home/root/.evolution/calendar/local/system/calendar.ics (not implemented yet) 

or an modified navit-files (e.g. navit.xml or bookmark.txt, destinations.txt) that you want to replace with the existing files in:

  /home/root/.navit/

or the AGPS-account details. So that you can use and restore these files after flashing your phone or checking other distributions and going back to SHR. View the init_shr_testing.sh and search for _PRIVATE_ in the script for further details. For copying files that are not used in the script, write your own small script as a post-installation script that copies all the relevant data from _privat to the correct location on your FR.

Localize it

  • for GOD's sake try NOT to get any phonecalls while you do this part. Use PIN for authentication for your SIM card. You FR-phone will asks you: "Please enter your PIN". Do not enter PIN. the FR will not be able to receive phone calls. The usage of the PIN can be setup on any non-Freerunner phone and PIN usage will be stored on the SIM, so changing phone leaves the PIN-authentication untouched.

The PIN procedure is recommended in contrast to powering up your phone without a SIM card.

  • now connect your neo with usb and login via ssh (GSM-network connection is not necessary for that.
  • you NEED internet on your neo for this, otherwise dependent packages can't be downloaded
  • start (as root on your neo):

Run init_shr_testing.sh script

cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
./init_shr_testing.sh
  • this will take some time !! have coffee ready :-)
  • wait for the customize script to finish
  • now at least reboot 1 time (better 2 times)
  • [UG1] now start (also as root on your neo):
mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
opkg update
opkg remove -force-depends libfso-glib0
mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
opkg install http://build.shr-project.org/shr-unstable/ipk/armv4t/libfso-glib0_0.2.1+gitr47+7608c8d98bb65bb5beca6621eb86920b71df1bc9-r0_armv4t.ipk
mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged /org/freesmartphone/Usage org.freesmartphone.Usage.SetResourcePolicy Display enabled
opkg upgrade -force-defaults

dependency issue (should be fixed with the above)

 ERROR: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for fsousaged:
   libfso-glib0 (>= 0.2.1+gitr47+7608c8d98bb65bb5beca6621eb86920b71df1bc9)
  • [UG2] when finished start as root:
cd /media/card/____shr_testing/
./do_upgrade_shr.sh
  • hopefully no errors have occured
  • [UG1] [UG2] repeat those 2 steps every few days, if you want (dare) to receive all the bleeding edge updates

Test it

  • reboot your neo, and let the neo login to your GSM network
  • now navit should have austrian maps, and speak in german to you :-)
  • you can suspend/resume anytime! even when navit is speaking! yeah really, it works
  • date and time should also be correct
  • press AUX button quick and zedlock should come up, draw a big "Z" to unlock again
  • hold POWER button for 2 seconds, and neo will shutdown
  • if shutdown with POWER button fails, go to illume home screen, pull down the menu and press the big red "X", a menu should appear

Test it (german)

  • Navit sollte alles in deutsch anzeigen, österreichkarten laden und vor allem der Neo sollte beim Laufen von Navit nicht blanken oder suspenden.

Startup Times

0:00 press button to boot neo
0:17 splash logo visible
1:29 enlightenment splash screen visible
2:02 illume topshelf visible
2:28 illume desktop icons visible
3:34 GSM logged in


those times seem pretty catastrophic in comparison to a normal mobile phone yet for the neo they are really not so bad :-)

Screenshots

Feedback

Features

Installed Programs

  • German keyboard, with German dictionary (word list)
  • Gridpad keyboard, bubble-keyboard, literki-keyboard, qwo-keyboard (if you want this you can set it in the enlightenment config "wrench" under Keyboard section)
  • Cellhunter

on first start choose language (german i guess), then enter name and password. can be anything, and you really don't need to remember it later. if you can't get AGPS working where you are, just wait for a GPS fix and upload that data to cellhunter. now you can instantly use it for AGPS, isn't that nice ...

  • GPSagps

refresh agps data from u-blox.com (and cellhunter), you need an account there (its free)

you can configure it in /etc/agps-online.conf

sample /etc/agps-online.conf:

[config]
user=XX@YY.com
password=mypassword
  • Htop
  • Midori

small webbrowser, usable but not really the best

  • Moko...

mokomaze, you might know it from some mobile phones

  • Mokon...

Mokonnect, scans for WLAN networks, and does some other stuff (i have NOT yet successfully connected to any WLAN networks)

Navit version from SVN. it shows full austria,german und switzerland map. speaks to you in german. it takes almost all CPU you have, so don't push it too far. otherwise it works very well.

  • Settings

shr-settings from SHR. runs really fine. I just made some small changes

  • Terminal

valaterm

  • Water

Water level

  • agpsUI

use this great program ONLY as a last resort. it does NOT play well together with FSO and frameworkd

  • Intone...

Intone music player. put your music files in /media/card/music/ directory

  • zedlock (no icon, use AUX button)

great screen locker. draw a big "Z" on the screen in 1 second to unlock screen

  • gpe-scap (no icons, only command line)

login via ssh to your neo. start

 export DISPLAY=:0 ; gpe-scap

on commandline to make a screenshot.

  • sms-sentry (no icon, send sms)

Send sms with text "sentry<passwd>:location" to your neo, and get an sms with current position back. default passwd is '12345'. you can confiure it in /etc/sms-sentry

sample /etc/sms-sentry:

[config]
password=54321