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Author: Merlijn Wajer
To: Pavel Machek
CC: maemo-leste, Dev Null
Subject: Re: [maemo-leste] Phone support on Droid 4
Hi Pavel,

On 04/11/2021 09:38, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>> Sorry for the delayed reply - I changed how I filter my email and didn't
>> get updates for this sub directory...
> No problem, I was rather busy anyway.
>> On 18/10/2021 22:41, Pavel Machek wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> I see bug #27 Call/Phone support was closed with explanation that it
>>> should already work.
>>> I'd really like to get useful phone on either N900 or Droid4. Bug
>>> mentions "sphone" but I could not apt install it, and google search
>>> was not useful, either.
>> sphone should be installable via the -devel repositories. I am not sure
>> if it is fully ready for day-to-day usage, but we'd love to have your
>> eyes on it too.
> Wiki page how to do the switch would be welcome :-), but I'll try to
> figure it out. Do I need to do something special to install the audio
> parts?

Yeah, we really need a page on -devel. I was somewhat reluctant in the
past not to have every user just switch to -devel and then complain wen
the system breaks. :-)

You need to add this line to apt:

    deb https://maedevu.maemo.org/leste beowulf-devel main contrib non-free

>> Uvos (in CC) did most of the work so far.
> Thanks a lot!
>>> Is working phone possible on D4 or N900? Where should I look?
>> It is working on the Droid 4, I can confirm. On the N900 it crashes X
>> because it forces rotation, but we're working on getting that resolved
>> (fixing the N900 display drivers)
> I believe there will be more interesting stuff with the N900 in the
> audio parts...

Our recently posted update contains some of the audio work I was doing,
which I think should help a lot on the N900 (if you didn't see the
update yet, it's worth the read - I think I forgot to mail this list
with the update):


But it's not complete yet. There's a bunch to figure out (how
Nemo/Sailfish/Mer) does this.

By the way, the latest Droid4 kernel in -devel also has the headphone
patches from uvos, in combination with a change to pulseaudio system.pa
it now changed audio output automatically on plug and unplug. Add this
to system.pa:

load-module module-switch-on-port-available

Later on we will probably stop using the above module in favour of all
the ohmd and other complex stuff.