OpenMoko as a phone

For quite a long time I was complaining (in person) how nice and half-usable my OpenMoko is. However, thanks to few great hints I'm now make a dial out and dial in.

First, you will really want to install cu package. It contains old UUCP serial tool which will be much more unseful than you might think! Think of cu as cat for console.

Turn on your OpenMoko (while holding AUX button) and type following:

chown uucp:uucp /dev/ttyACM0 ; cu -l /dev/ttyACM0

You might try to just run cu as root, but it still doesn't work (for me) without chown first. If someone could say me to make this automatic, I would be grateful. So, dear lazyweb, I'm quite sure that there is some udev option for that, and if you know what, drop me a note. If not, this might become topic for another post.

Then, change boot parametars:

GTA01Bv4 # setenv bootargs_base rootfstype=jffs2 root=/dev/mtdblock4 console=tty0 loglevel=8
GTA01Bv4 # saveenv                
Saving Environment to NAND...
Erasing Nand...Writing to Nand... done
GTA01Bv4 # boot               

NAND read: device 0 offset 0x44000, size 0x1fc000
2080768 bytes read: OK
## Booting image at 32000000 ...
Image Name: OpenMoko Kernel Image Neo1973(GT
Created: 2007-08-31 11:29:10 UTC
Image Type: ARM Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
Data Size: 1637653 Bytes = 1.6 MB
Load Address: 30008000
Entry Point: 30008000
Verifying Checksum ... OK

This will disable output on serial console which in interfering with gsmd that tries to open serial port to communicate with GSM part.

This is my journey so far... Now I have to wait for my poor old desktop to compile all packages to get freshest copies on my Neo...