Neo freerunner

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Once I received my Neo Freerunner, I logged into the openmoko wiki and setup

USB Networking on Ubuntu

Edit the file /etc/network/interfaces on your Ubuntu machine to look like this: (replacing 192.168.1.25 with your IP)

auto usb0
iface usb0 inet static
       address 192.168.0.200
       netmask 255.255.255.0
       network 192.168.0.0
       up iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -j SNAT --to-source 192.168.1.25 &
       up echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward &
       up iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT &
       down iptables -D POSTROUTING -t nat -j SNAT --to-source 192.168.1.25 &
# ifdown usb0 && ifup usb0

If that worked, you should now see something similar to:

$ ifconfig usb0
usb0      Link encap:Ethernet  
         inet addr:192.168.0.200  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
 $ netstat -rn | grep usb0
192.168.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 usb0
$ ssh [email protected]
[email protected]'s password: 

hit enter and you should see:

[email protected]:~#

Once connected, you will want to test your internet connectivity.

# nslookup buildhost.automated.it 

If it resolves, you're off to the races. If not, you'll want to edit /etc/network/interfaces on your phone and change the line "echo 192.168.0.200" to "echo 192.168.1.1" (your favourite DNS server). Mine looks like this:

auto usb0
iface usb0 inet static
 address 192.168.0.202
 netmask 255.255.255.0
 network 192.168.0.0
 gateway 192.168.1.1
 up echo nameserver 192.168.1.1 >/etc/resolv.conf

Initial SSH Connection

Once connected via ssh, these are the commands I ran, your mileage may vary:

# opkg update

As of July 23,2008 they don't seem to digitally sign their packages, so you will see errors for files that end with .sig If the files end with something other than .sig, you have other issues such as you can't connect to the internet.

# opkg upgrade

There were a couple of times I was prompted to merge files, I chose "I" to install maintainer's version, as the phone is new I've not yet edited anything myself so there is no risk of clobbering my changes.

Adding repositories

I chose to add the ScaredyCat and the Celtune-Rabenfrost repositories.

# cd /etc/opkg/
# wget http://buildhost.automated.it/scaredycat.conf
# wget http://rabenfrost.net/celtune/celtune-rabenfrost.conf
# vi celtune-rabenfrost.conf

and remove these two lines:

src/gz celtune-fic-gta01 http://rabenfrost.net/celtune/ipk/fic-gta01
src/gz celtune-om-gta01 http://rabenfrost.net/celtune/ipk/om-gta01

save the file. Finally:

# opkg update

Adjusting the time

# opkg install tzdata tzdata-americas

You can replace americas with antarctica, arctic, asia, atlantic, australia, europe, pacific, posix, right.

# ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Vancouver /etc/localtime
# opkg install ntpdate
# ntpdate pool.ntp.org
# /etc/init.d/xserver-nodm restart

If the time looks correct now:

# hwclock --systohc

Adding helper applications

Add a filemanager, timesheet and todo list from ScaredyCat:

# opkg install gpe-filemanager gpe-timesheet gpe-todo
# /etc/init.d/xserver-nodm restart

Replace the default keyboard with missing characters, with a full keyboard that will require the stylus:

# opkg remove -force-depends multitap-pad
# opkg install matchbox-keyboard-inputmethod matchbox-keyboard-im matchbox-keyboard-applet

Get a list of available packages:

# opkg list

Adding internet applications

Install the openmoko web browser:

# opkg install openmoko-browser2

Install pigin for chat

# opkg install pidgin

Install nmap for port scanning

# opkg install nmap

Get GPS working

# opkg install gpsd openmoko-agpsui http://www.tangogps.org/downloads/tangogps_0.9.3-r1_armv4t.ipk 
# echo "GPS_DEV=\"/dev/ttySAC1\"" > /etc/default/gpsd
# /etc/init.d/gpsd restart

Start the GPS program, and go stand in an open field for 10 minutes :)

Add wifi with WPA on Ubuntu

Edit your /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf to look like this:

network={
     ssid="your_ssid"
     proto=WPA
     key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
     pairwise=TKIP
     group=TKIP
     scan_ssid=1
     psk="secret key"
     priority=10
}

# vi /etc/network/interfaces

When you see the line:

iface eth0 inet dhcp

add a line right underneath it:

 wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

and save the file.

Now to try wifi:

# ifdown eth0 && ifup eth0
sed: unrecognized option `--quiet'
BusyBox v1.11.1 (2008-07-18 00:49:01 CEST) multi-call binary
Usage: sed [-efinr] pattern [files...]
WPA: Configuring Interface
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported
udhcpc (v1.11.1) started
run-parts: /etc/udhcpc.d/00avahi-autoipd exited with code 1
Sending discover...

at this point my DHCP server responded with an IP. I now have wifi access! If you had issues, on the phone you can run

# ifdown eth0 && ifup usb0

Adjust the microphone

# vi /usr/share/openmoko/scenarios/gsmhandset.state

Scroll down to control.48, and under 'Mic2 Capture Volume' change the value to 2 or 3

Adjustable display settings

To see a list of variables you can adjust:

# dbus-launch gconftool-2 -a /desktop/poky/interface

scp an image to /media/card called P123.jpg

# dbus-launch gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/poky/interface/wallpaper ./media/card/P123.jpg
# /etc/init.d/xserver-nodm restart

To see a large clock instead of a small:

# dbus-launch gconftool-2 --type bool --set /desktop/poky/interface/small_clock false
# /etc/init.d/xserver-nodm restart

Flashing

This assumes you have downloaded the images you wish to install, and have connected the USB cable to your computer. With the phone off, hold down the AUX button and then press the power button. You should see a screen that says something like:

U-Boot 1.3.2 (May 9 2008)
=== BOOT MENU (NOR) ===
Boot
Boot from microSD (FAT+ext2)
Set console to USB
Set console to serial
Reboot
Power off
Press [AUX] to select, [POWER] to execute.

Once you see this screen you're ready to upgrade the kernel:

$ sudo ../dfu-util -a kernel -R -D ./uImage-om-gta02-latest.bin
dfu-util - (C) 2007 by OpenMoko Inc.
This program is Free Software and has ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
Opening USB Device 0x0000:0x0000...
Found Runtime: [0x1d50:0x5119] devnum=52, cfg=0, intf=0, alt=3, name="kernel"
Claiming USB DFU Interface...
Setting Alternate Setting ...
Determining device status: state = dfuERROR, status = 14
dfuERROR, clearing status
Determining device status: state = dfuIDLE, status = 0
dfuIDLE, continuing
Transfer Size = 0x1000
bytes_per_hash=35342
Starting download: [##################################################] finished!
state(2) = dfuIDLE, status(0) = No error condition is present
Done!
Resetting USB to switch back to runtime mode

Then the filesystem:

$ sudo ../dfu-util -a rootfs -R -D ./Openmoko-Freerunner-20080424-om-gta02.rootfs.jffs2
dfu-util - (C) 2007 by OpenMoko Inc.
This program is Free Software and has ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
Opening USB Device 0x0000:0x0000...
Claiming USB DFU Runtime Interface...
Determining device status: state = appIDLE, status = 0
Device really in Runtime Mode, send DFU detach request...
Resetting USB...
Opening USB Device...
Found Runtime: [0x1d50:0x5119] devnum=55, cfg=0, intf=0, alt=6, name="rootfs"
Claiming USB DFU Interface...
Setting Alternate Setting ...
Determining device status: state = dfuIDLE, status = 0
dfuIDLE, continuing
Transfer Size = 0x1000
bytes_per_hash=807403
Starting download: [##################################################] finished!
state(2) = dfuIDLE, status(0) = No error condition is present
Done!
Resetting USB to switch back to runtime mode

It looks like everything went as anticipated, reboot the phone!