Previous, partly now outdated information on how to install Debian manually has been moved to Manual Debian.
As with the standard Openmoko distribution, you can ssh into the device over USB using
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
The password is blank. You should change it right away
For testing programs running on the Openmoko's display but invoked remotely, you need to specify the display. E.g.
# DISPLAY=:0 tangogps
For debugging, you may want to have some programs run on the Openmoko but display on your remote display. To do that, install:
# apt-get install xauth
And connect using:
$ ssh -X email@example.com
You can set up the wireless connection to your home router. Assuming your wireless router uses WPA security and DHCP:
# apt-get install wireless-tools wpasupplicant dhcp3-client
/etc/network/interfaces to include a section like this:
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp wpa-driver wext wpa-ssid "MyWirelessName" wpa-psk "MyWirelessPassword"
Where, of course, you're using the name of your wireless network and it's password instead of MyWirelessName and MyWirelessPassword.
You can test by running
# ifup eth0
You can determine your IP address by running
# ifconfig eth0
- only works if in presence of wireless network on boot, or when manually running
- booting away from wireless network is slower because waits for DHCP to time out
- does not reestablish connection when leaving wireless area and then returning
- does not support multiple wireless networks or open hotspots that you may travel between
To make suspend available you have to install apmd:
apt-get install apmd
After that you can suspend your phone with:
and make it wake up again with pressing the power button.
- Wuth 06:28, 17 August 2008 (UTC): I found that apmd was already installed by using the official debian installation procedure, but that the kernel didn't support apm. I haven't yet resolved this issue.
The default time zone is UTC. Reconfigure it by running
# dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
Set the clock manual using, e.g.
# date -s 00:33
- That's probably not sufficient to keep the clock accurate. It might be worth configuring some form of NTP.
Tangogps is a very nice GPS mapping application. The latest version is available in Debian.
Unfortunately it depends on gpsd which conflicts with frameworkd in fso-frameworkd.
# apt-get install gpsd
/etc/frameworkd.conf. In the section
[ogpsd]<code>, edit to read:
# path = /dev/ttySAC1 path = /dev/null
# gpsd-reconfigure gpsd
- Start gpsd automatically no boot? Yes.
- Device the GPS receiver is attached to: /dev/ttySAC1
- Should gpsd handle attached USB GPS receivers automatically? Yes
- not certain what this answer should be
- Options to gpsd: none
Start tangogps like this:
# dbus-send --system --dest=org.freesmartphone.odeviced /org/freesmartphone/Device/PowerControl/GPS org.freesmartphone.Device.PowerControl.SetPower boolean:true # DISPLAY=:0 tangogps