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    ok, so I'm wondering if an hourly restart may even be the answer, so at any given time the absolute worse case is back on line is always less than an hour away, either that or a way to detect transmission, theres gotta be a way.... can't wait to get mine & play

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    It's not solid on my end. The app has a tendency to 'hang' if it loses GPS fix or can't download data for awhile. Restarting it fixes the problem.
    Hmmm... I wonder if that's actually what I'm seeing? I'll have to look closer.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Same problem here - you're sure that data cable will also charge the phone if it's plugged into USB?
    112% sure. The first cable I got didn't. The phone would report "device attached" but the backlight stayed off, and the battery icon wasn't animated.

    The Mologogo cable came out of the wrapper, into the phone, into the CarPC and ... animated icon, backlit display, phone says "charger connected" (or somesuch when powered off), etc.


    See my post above though about loading up USB ports on our CarPCs. With a network adapter, bluetooth adapter, an OBDII interface, a keyboard and the i455, I've got a bit of a load going and had to move to a powered USB hub.



    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    ...can't wait to get mine & play
    Neither can we.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midiwall View Post
    Yeup.


    Yeup.


    shotgunefx; drop another $15 and buy this one:

    http://mologogo.myshopify.com/products/data-cable
    Looks like my charger puts out 350ma @ 5.9v, think I'll just use an LM317T variable voltage regulator as I've got a few lying around and wire it to the cable. I've already got a project box in the trunk with some 12v regulators so space wise, no messier than it is.

    I bet you could get by with 5v (I assume it must if the other cable is charging off usb)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunefx View Post
    Looks like my charger puts out 350ma @ 5.9v, think I'll just use an LM317T variable voltage regulator as I've got a few lying around and wire it to the cable. I've already got a project box in the trunk with some 12v regulators so space wise, no messier than it is.
    Cool. Sounds like a plan!


    I bet you could get by with 5v (I assume it must if the other cable is charging off usb)
    Yeup... That's what I'm feeding it and it'll come up to a full charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midiwall View Post
    Cool. Sounds like a plan!


    Yeup... That's what I'm feeding it and it'll come up to a full charge.
    Glad to hear it. Hopefully configuring this won't be too bad. I've still yet to see anyone say that they got it to work under Linux. I imagine at worst, it's adapting the OS-X script.

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    Well, cable came today. Tried it out on my xp machine. Did one of those broadband tests from speakeasy. 24kb down, 12kup. According to windows, connected to the modem at 115.2kb.

    Guess the next step is to figure if widen is enabled or not.

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    @ linux - if it comes down to it, you could buy the serial cable for the phone rather than the USB cable. Every linux distro on the planet that supports PPP will support a Serial modem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PURDooM View Post
    @ linux - if it comes down to it, you could buy the serial cable for the phone rather than the USB cable. Every linux distro on the planet that supports PPP will support a Serial modem.
    I'm sure it's doable. Just the fact that no one has that I could find

    I enabled tracemode on the phone and it says it has a label enabled Widen, though I'll be damned if I could understand what the numbers mean.

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    Whoohoo!

    First post from the carpc. Stil slow but setting up the connection was easy. I'm using KPPP on Ubunutu Edgy

    Found the modem with no problem and it was mounted under /dev/ttyACM0

    Just set the port to 115200, Flowcontrol=NONE,Line term=CR and unchecked wait for dialtone.

    For the actual connection settings,
    I entered the usual number (s=2#777)
    Authentication=Scriptbased (though I didn't select a script)
    Ip=dynamic (obviously)
    gateway=default
    dns=automatic

    One thing I had to do was take eth0 down or it would try and get out that way even though it was unplugged. Actually, I had to take it down and then reset the boost connection.

    Speed is about 11kb max. These settings might not be optimal, but they do work,

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    Quote Originally Posted by midiwall View Post
    Now, here's a bummer. Bugbyte posted up a hack (well, a work-around) to deal with an app getting interrupted when there's an incoming call. Basically, you just forward your phone to a non-existent number and you're set. No additional fees are incurred.

    But, there's a problem... When the phone power's up, it stops and prompts you that "Forwarding on" and you have to hit a button to continue. The 2nd bummer is that this message kills the auto-start feature. Mologogo loads and initializes before the prompt, but seems to pause until AFTER you respond to the prompt.
    I did some more testing on this and I have a clearer picture of what happens (in regards to the i455)...

    If you power on the phone, and then close it before it comes up all the way, it will stop during boot with a message on the external LCD saying "FORWARD ON". You then open the phone, and you'll find a dialog box asking OK or OFF.

    When you press OK, you'll be sitting at the main menu of the phone. Your startup Java app (Mologogo as it pertains to this conversation) WILL have been started, but it will now be sitting in a suspended state - and NOT transmitting.


    Now, scenario #2 comes from "What happens if the phone is open?". If the phone is left open after you hit the power button, then NONE of this is an issue. The phone will NOT prompt for the forward confirmation, it will do "as you'd think" and go through it's boot sequence then load your Java app and leave it in an active state.

    I think that goes to saying that the phone needs to stay open in order for this process to be clean.


    So now... how do we get the phone the auto-power up when external power is applied? i.e., when the phone's been on for a day without power, the (phone) battery dies, and you start your car? Hmm...
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