[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Frustrating power downs...

From: Nils Faerber nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Date: Wed May 3 13:48:12 EEST 2006
Weinehall David (Nokia-M/Tampere) wrote:
> On ons, 2006-05-03 at 11:15 +0200, ext Martin Mueller wrote:
> It should be noted that there is a big difference between poweroff
> and reboot.  If the device reboots, it is very likely a software error;
> usually triggered by memory leaks or system essential software dying.
> Shutdowns on the other hand are usually caused by an empty (or
> near-empty) battery, or hardware errors (empty battery should cause a
> clean shutdown, hardware errors a non-clean shutdown).
> So, when reporting this kind of problems, please *clearly* state whether
> you're having problems with the device powering off or with reboots.
> They are generally two completely disjoint sets of problems.

OK, then let me be more precise...
I see definitely shut-downs, i.e. power off and I have to manually
switch the device on again (pressing the power button).
In all events I can remember the battery was never empty in those cases.
It definitely happened with the last two official image releases (end of
2005 and the latest from 2006).
I have some additional applications installed.
I also always restored my settings backup in order to preserve
especially settings like the WEP keys.
I was not yet able to find any common scheme in the shut-downs. It
happened with some applications running (like the Notes application and
causing data loss) but also without.
The only application that I have always running is the
Bluetooth-keyboard applet - I am unsure right now but I think it
happened once to me even without it.

I guess that's all information I can provide.
If you need more, just ask ;)


> Regards: David
  nils faerber

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