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Jun 29, 2009 “When I make a call on iPhone the screen goes black and never/randomly goes normal again”. Solution.

iPhone with all its user interface bells and whistles, great functionality and stylish design is a great device, I have very little doubt about that. Unfortunately for a few days I was experiencing a problem with it that made me think being the best organizer ever it is one of the worst phone ever. You see, on a regular phone you always have this little red button that would immediately hang up when you press it. In iPhone everything is done via touch screen and software and there is no guarantee this software won’t fail you. All my long experience with conventional phones only twice lead me to a situation when I was unable to hang up the tube. A few days with iPhone brought me a dozen of such accidents. The problem was simple: once I make a call the screen randomly goes black. Sometimes this was happening a few seconds after the start of the call, sometimes only when I move it to my ear. I checked my wife’s phone and it appeared it does the same and this is actually a battery-saving feature. But her phone was returning to normal state once you move the phone from ear and mine wasn’t. It just stayed in this strange state when you can hear and talk to someone, but can’t do anything that could only be done via the touchscreen including hanging up. Here is the solution …

Jun 26, 2009 iPhone 3.0 and bluetooth

One of the most significant disadvantages of iPhone’s iPod part for a long time remained the lack of possibility to stream audio via bluetooth. iPhone OS 3.0 fixes this problem. So is it really fixed? Find out more.

Jun 3, 2009 Solving libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_GetLatencyTimer’ problem during openocd compilation

If you dare to build OpenOCD from svn trunk and lucky to have a USB JTAG adapter there is a good chance you will see something like

/bin/sh ../libtool --tag=CC --mode=link gcc -std=gnu99 -g -O2 -I/root/Distr/ftd2/libftd2xx0.4.16 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wformat-security -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wbad-function-cast -Wcast-align -Wredundant-decls -Werror -o openocd main.o libopenocd.la -ldl /root/Distr/ftd2/libftd2xx0.4.16/static_lib/libftd2xx.a.0.4.16 -lpthread
libtool: link: gcc -std=gnu99 -g -O2 -I/root/Distr/ftd2/libftd2xx0.4.16 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wformat-security -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wbad-function-cast -Wcast-align -Wredundant-decls -Werror -o .libs/openocd main.o /root/Distr/ftd2/libftd2xx0.4.16/static_lib/libftd2xx.a.0.4.16 ./.libs/libopenocd.so -ldl -lpthread
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_GetLatencyTimer'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_Close'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_SetBitMode'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_GetDeviceInfo'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_OpenEx'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_Read'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_SetTimeouts'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_SetVIDPID'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_Write'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_SetLatencyTimer'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_ListDevices'
./.libs/libopenocd.so: undefined reference to `FT_Purge'

Here is how to fix that:

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