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Try to join mailing lists - not working it seems, go to IRC channel instead.
 
Try to join mailing lists - not working it seems, go to IRC channel instead.
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'''12-Aug-2007'''
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Managed to join the appropriate mailing lists (thanks to whoever resurrected mailman)
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Have now discovered just how long the Neo currently lasts without a USB umbilical attached - about 2-3 hours.
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Much poking about on the Wiki to see where I could help with the power management, and playing with the power monitoring script available there.
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Discovered I can change the backlight level by writing appropriate numbers to the /sys control file - handy when it gets dark and I don't want my eyes fried!
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Neo now permanently attached to my PC, since the kids use the PC a fair amount during the day while I am at work, thus keeping my Neo alive :)

Revision as of 10:07, 15 August 2007

About me

Hey,

I'm an old skool coder (anyone remember BT Wireplay?) who is seriously miffed that all my previous mobile phones have never quite done what I want, have never quite had the right (cf: up to date) software standards that let me develop fun apps and I couldn't do anything about it except spend more cash. Not any more.. mwahaha...

Looking forward to getting a Sat nav, VoIP handset, gaming platform and GSM communication tool in one cool little package :)

Phil.


Neo notes

07-Aug-2007

I finally got my grubby mitts on a Neo1973 today - w00t!

  • 0 - turn it on - yay it boots, loads a kernel and stops as expected :)
  • 1 - flashing the right rootfs / kernel - used 26th July files from chooseopen.com, held breath and cut/pasted dfu-util commands, then rebooted... it's ok!
  • 3 - insert sacrificial SIM (UK T-Mobile) and SD card
  • 2 - Test hardware:
    • 2.1 - well the CPU and display are ok, as are the Flash and RAM it seems
    • 2.2 - Copy mp3 file onto media card (using scp), play back with madplay - audio and SD card interface ok
    • 2.3 - Fire up libgsm-tool -m shell, attempt to power up GSM and register SIM - failed :(
    • 2.4 - Remove SD card, reseat SIM and try again - ok
    • 2.5 - Call mobile number - enjoy moment of nostalgia as RING appears :)
    • 2.6 - Answer call, no audio but that's expected - GSM chip ok
    • 2.7 - Just for fun call another mobile - also connected ok
    • 2.8 - Check time, 02:04hrs go to bed happy!

NB: Must test GPS if possible (looks tricky ATM)

08-Aug-2007

Take new toy to office (BT Labs, UK) and show off :)

09-Aug-2007

Try to join mailing lists - not working it seems, go to IRC channel instead.

12-Aug-2007

Managed to join the appropriate mailing lists (thanks to whoever resurrected mailman)

Have now discovered just how long the Neo currently lasts without a USB umbilical attached - about 2-3 hours.

Much poking about on the Wiki to see where I could help with the power management, and playing with the power monitoring script available there.

Discovered I can change the backlight level by writing appropriate numbers to the /sys control file - handy when it gets dark and I don't want my eyes fried!

Neo now permanently attached to my PC, since the kids use the PC a fair amount during the day while I am at work, thus keeping my Neo alive :)

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About me

Hey,

I'm an old skool coder (anyone remember BT Wireplay?) who is seriously miffed that all my previous mobile phones have never quite done what I want, have never quite had the right (cf: up to date) software standards that let me develop fun apps and I couldn't do anything about it except spend more cash. Not any more.. mwahaha...

Looking forward to getting a Sat nav, VoIP handset, gaming platform and GSM communication tool in one cool little package :)

Phil.


Neo notes

07-Aug-2007

I finally got my grubby mitts on a Neo1973 today - w00t!

  • 0 - turn it on - yay it boots, loads a kernel and stops as expected :)
  • 1 - flashing the right rootfs / kernel - used 26th July files from chooseopen.com, held breath and cut/pasted dfu-util commands, then rebooted... it's ok!
  • 3 - insert sacrificial SIM (UK T-Mobile) and SD card
  • 2 - Test hardware:
    • 2.1 - well the CPU and display are ok, as are the Flash and RAM it seems
    • 2.2 - Copy mp3 file onto media card (using scp), play back with madplay - audio and SD card interface ok
    • 2.3 - Fire up libgsm-tool -m shell, attempt to power up GSM and register SIM - failed :(
    • 2.4 - Remove SD card, reseat SIM and try again - ok
    • 2.5 - Call mobile number - enjoy moment of nostalgia as RING appears :)
    • 2.6 - Answer call, no audio but that's expected - GSM chip ok
    • 2.7 - Just for fun call another mobile - also connected ok
    • 2.8 - Check time, 02:04hrs go to bed happy!

NB: Must test GPS if possible (looks tricky ATM)

08-Aug-2007

Take new toy to office (BT Labs, UK) and show off :)

09-Aug-2007

Try to join mailing lists - not working it seems, go to IRC channel instead.

12-Aug-2007

Managed to join the appropriate mailing lists (thanks to whoever resurrected mailman)

Have now discovered just how long the Neo currently lasts without a USB umbilical attached - about 2-3 hours.

Much poking about on the Wiki to see where I could help with the power management, and playing with the power monitoring script available there.

Discovered I can change the backlight level by writing appropriate numbers to the /sys control file - handy when it gets dark and I don't want my eyes fried!

Neo now permanently attached to my PC, since the kids use the PC a fair amount during the day while I am at work, thus keeping my Neo alive :)