[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] weather and white screen of death

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Mon Oct 23 21:32:31 EEST 2006
On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 02:28:08PM -0400, Andrew Barr wrote:
> I have the weather applet installed on my device and I am now getting the 
> white screen of death on bootup. I cannot remove it and apparently USB is 
> also broken as a result of this so I cannot ssh in and remove the package. 
> Must I reflash or is there some way to get the applet off of there without 
> resorting to this? 

Welcome to the club.

When I had the problem (only I had reboot loops, not WSOD -- you must've
disabled lifeguard resets) I managed to get into the desktop by
performing random actions while the device was booting (holding down
various keys, plugging and unplugging the USB cable).

It is entirely possible that my actions had nothing to do with my
eventual success, and it's just that the weather applet crashes
randomly, but not every time.

I know at least two other people who had this problem and managed to fix
it without reflashing, so have hope.

Good luck,
Marius Gedminas
What goes up, must come down. Ask any system administrator.
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