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

From: Michael Wiktowy michael.wiktowy at gmail.com
Date: Mon Oct 23 21:37:11 EEST 2006
On 10/23/06, Andrew Barr <andrew.james.barr at gmail.com> 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?

I ran into the exact same problem a few days ago. I added my comments in the
"Reboot Cycle" thread on this list and also added some comments on what I
did to unravel this problem without reflashing on the
ApplicationCatalogue2006WIP wiki.

The short of it is gweather doesn't *always* crash the desktop.
What I did to make it not crash the desktop is:
- boot to white screen of death
- plug the charger into the 770
- using the power button and the menu option, "Switch off!"
     - this actually puts it into a suspended state while the charger is in
- press the power button to turn on the 770
- at this point the desktop did not fully crash for me (the Contacts button
was missing) and I was able to deactivate the gweather applet and use the
application manager to remove the package.

Hope this works for you too.

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