[Shr-User] Tried the new unstable
helge.hafting at hist.no
Sun Dec 27 20:30:04 CET 2009
From: William Kenworthy [mailto:billk at iinet.net.au]
Sent: Sun 12/27/2009 10:58 AM
To: Helge Hafting
Subject: Re: [Shr-User] Tried the new unstable
>Has the dimming been fixed? - try running the ffalarms clock or manually
>changing brightness - the dimmer subtracts something from the brightness
>value and after a couple of iterations you have zero brightness - and
No such problem now. I did not use the image, I did an "opg upgrade" as soon as
it booted after flashing. There were lots of updated packages, probably many fixes.
I change brightness a lot - it is winter here so I turn down the brightness when driving in the dark.
> Also, in daylight (its peak summer here in Australia), the screen
> disappears as once the dimmer cuts in, the screen isnt bright enough to
> be seen (and starting at 80% brightness means it is only barely visible
> in the shade anyway).
Moving the default away from 80% seems to work well, and the new setting is remembered.
> And try reading an ebook without disabling the dimmer :(
I see the problem, but fortunately, the dimmer can be disabled. I use this
command for keeping the display on when using the FR as a car gps:
fsoraw -r CPU,Display tangogps
You may want to use "fsoraw" similiarly for starting your ebook reader software.
> The new shr-today is only a little faster when I tried it, but seems
> very flaky in that it often stops working and needs a reboot before it
> will work again.
Perhaps only a little faster, but also more stable. At least so far.
> Do you have a clock, GSM and battery readings? - they were not present
> when I tried and none of the suggested fixes worked?
Yes. I thought the battery meter was broken, because it showed 100% all the time.
My batter was never over 65% before - it is partially worn out. (Happens to all lithium
batteries unfortunately.) But I guess they merely changed the indicator, so it shows 100% when
the battery is as full as it gets. It goes down when I take the phone off the charger for some time.
I have seen one new problem though. When I disconnect GPRS networking (in order to use
USB networking for free), the name resolution doesn't work. Well, that is not new. The
fix for this was always to copy /etc/resolv.conf from the attached PC, to make name
resolution work again. The real problem is that GPRS cannot be brought up again after messing
with /etc/resolv.conf. The connection is in "UNKNOWN" state, and the button just says "unkown"
so neither connect or disconnect is possible. IT was not like that before - no matter what happend to the
resolv.conf file, I could bring up GPRS again later.
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