Cupcake queries - Wi-Fi, installation, Internet host connectivity

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Shakthi Kannan

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Aug 12, 2012, 1:21:42 PM8/12/12
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Hi,

I am testing android-on-freerunner-cupcake-sd-stable-201101.tar.gz on
Neo Freerunner, and have few queries:

1/ When I try to add a Wi-Fi network from the touch screen, the
keyboard doesn't get highlighted. Is there a way to use the keyboard
to enter Wi-Fi settings? The same scenario occurs when trying to enter
the PIN for bluetooth connection. Is this related to issue 17?

2/ I am able to use adb (shell, logcat, pull, push) to communicate
with the hardware device, but, installation fails. I tried:

# adb install -r Android_System_Info_1.4.2.apk
544 KB/s (146924 bytes in 0.263s)
pkg: /data/local/tmp/Android_System_Info_1.4.2.apk
Failure [-12]

Uninstallation fails too:

# adb uninstall Android_System_Info_1.4.2.apk
Failure

3/ Is there a way for the FreeRunner to use the Internet connectivity
from the host PC? While ping between the host and the FR works, do we
need to set some routing on the FR for it to use the host for Internet
connection?

Appreciate any help in this regard.

Thanks!

SK

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urodelomutante

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Aug 13, 2012, 5:21:51 AM8/13/12
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Hi
I would suggest you to use more recent builds which are available at:
http://serdar-dere.net/~ran/

Unfortunately I've noted that right now that server is down...
I usually use froyo, but I've also tested cupcake on sd 20110312, and I didn't experienced the problems which you have told us.

You could try by manually edit the wpa supplicant file and the push it inside the freerunner:
adb push wpa_supplicant.conf /data/misc/wifi/

About network connectivity and routing issue, it should be possible to use the pc as gateway for internet, but for what I've red, you need an application and/or rooted device. The app is called simply "reverse tether" or something similar, and you can find some tips about it here:
http://blog.mycila.com/2010/06/reverse-usb-tethering-with-android-22.html

of course it's about another device, not the FR... you can try

Regards,
urodelo

PS: if you're willing to try the newer build of cupcake, while the server is down (I don't know when it'll be available again), I still keep the tar.gz on my pc, and if you want I can send it to you, if you trust me




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Shakthi Kannan

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Aug 14, 2012, 1:13:41 PM8/14/12
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Hi,

--- On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:51 PM, urodelomutante
<urodelo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
| I usually use froyo, but I've also tested cupcake on sd
| 20110312, and I didn't experienced the problems which you have told us.
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I tried froyo too. The keyboard doesn't get highlighted when the
pop-menu appears to enter the Wi-Fi settings. I have uploaded a high
resolution picture of the same at:

http://shakthimaan.fedorapeople.org/pics/add-wifi-freerunner-no-keyboard.JPG

I tried tapping on the text box, but, it only gets highlighted with an
orange colour. How can I use the on-screen keyboard on such pop-up
menus? The same occurs when trying to enter the PIN for bluetooth.

For other applications like calculator, the on-screen keyboard works.

Thanks for your reply.

ran

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Aug 16, 2012, 7:53:29 AM8/16/12
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Hello
You are using onscreen keyboard as I can see from presented picture. Please, use android keyboard insted. Long press to input field and select android keyboard in input method pop-up menu.

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Shakthi Kannan

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Aug 16, 2012, 11:11:50 AM8/16/12
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Hi,

--- On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 5:23 PM, ran <r...@mail.wplus.net> wrote:
| Please,
| use android keyboard insted. Long press to input field and select android
| keyboard in input method pop-up menu.
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If I press on the input field for atleast 10 seconds, the input field
gets highlighted in yellow, but, no keyboard or menu shows up. How do
I get to the android keyboard?
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