I have read the most serious complaints about the HTC EVO 4G have been over battery life. I would like to offer my observations. I got my EVO on May 19 with 1 free month of service till June 20. During that time I didn’t use the phone much. I switched my primary account after I returned from India. In doing so I found that in my absence an update was available.
After identifying exactly what my local linux server requirements were, I decided to take a good look at my hardware options. From the start, I wanted to (1) save money, (2) save electricity/power and (3) minimize noise. To address these issues, there were many decisions I made. First of all I did not need any peripherals. The server could be entirely “headless” (i.e. no monitor, no keyboard, no mouse, etc). The primary things of value are: disk storage, memory, cpu and network.
As mentioned in my Fedora 7 Review, there were some ACPI regressions in functionality. The basic problem is as such: Before I hit ‘Suspend’ my mouse is working fine, however the mouse fails to activate after the computer is resumed. To get the mouse to work again, I must run the following, after which the mouse works perfectly. [mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo su - [root@charon ~]# modprobe -r ehci_hcd [root@charon ~]# modprobe ehci_hcd How do I know which module to pick?
Well I normally don’t get too many gifts or exchange too many gifts during Christmas. But this year I got an MP3 player. I got the Zen Vision M from Creative. And I was very much impressed. Outside of MP3 playback. It has video playback for MPEG, Divx, Xvid and Windows Media. It also has a FM radio, which can be recorded as well as a voice recorder. Reviews on the internet rate it better than the video iPod.
A fellow developer created a driver for the keys on the Fujitsu Stylistic webpad. The driver is available under the GPL at sourceforge: Stylistic ST4000 Key Driver. I do hope that people find this useful. And for any of the other developers who make come across this, all contributions are appreciated.