Qt Moko is Debian distribution for Openmoko Freerunner phone. Phone and user interface is based on QT Extended Improved formerly known as Qtopia.
Qt Moko. Special feature are:
- Qt Moko has better X support, which is much faster than X4,
- in Qt Moko the AUX can bring menu for X application,
- Qt Moko includes an X terminal with virtual keyboard and matchbox window manager
- in Qt Moko with the X-Server support you can use X application like TangoGPS as GPS application.
Download the following files from  to you desktop computer:
If you flash the freerunner with a kernel image from Qt Moko, then you must install the kernel and the root file system. If you have Qi installed then you can install the Qt Moko on the SD card. This seems to be useful if you want to work with different distribution and you can change the distribution just by changing the Mirco SD card in your freerunner.
Switch off your freerunner and press AUX and Power-On button at the same time. Your freerunner is showing the following U-Boot Menu:
*** BOOT MENU (NOR) ***
Boot Boot from Mirco SD (FAT/ext2) Set Console to USB Set Console to Serial Reboot Power Off
The freerunner will stay in this mode for only 30 sec. Within this time you have to start dfu-util. Otherwise the freerunner will start to boot the installed operating system. If you want to flash the kernel image (you will need to be root on you PC) then you have to start the following command in the 30sec your see the BOOT MENU:
# dfu-util -a kernel -R -D uImage-v8.bin
and finally the root fs with this one:
# dfu-util -a rootfs -R -D qtmoko-debian-v8.jffs2
After finishing the installation without errors you have to start the freerunner and calibrate the touch screen. The you see the installed Qt Moko on your device.
If you want to login to your freerunner set up network connection (see USB Networking) with USB cable and start:
desktop# ssh -X -l root 192.168.0.202
The root password is empty so set it for security reason especially when you open the ssh-daemon on the WLAN network interface. Define root password as usual on a linux box with
If you have established the internet connection via USB cable then update the repository data:
neo# apt-get update
If you want to check if the internet connection is available on your freerunner ping the OpenMoko web server with:
neo# ping 126.96.36.199 neo# ping wiki.openmoko.org
If the first ping works and the second doesn't then check the DNS server settings (see USB Networking).
Setting Time and Date
Set the time and date on from your linux box with
ssh root@openmoko "date -us @`date -u +%s`"
If you want to set the time with a NTP Client install the following package, if you have a network connection available (see USB Networking)
# apt-get install ntpdate # ntpdate-debian
For further detail see Setting Date and Time.