[maemo-developers] Continuous reboot problem with the N770 hacker edition

From: Rainer Dorsch rdorsch at web.de
Date: Mon Apr 23 23:22:59 EEST 2007
Am Montag, 23. April 2007 10:16 schrieb Eero Tamminen:
> Hi,
> ext Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> > I used the N770 with the hacker edition of OS2007 heavily last week and
> > it broke:
> > The device is rebooting constantly, even putting it into RD mode did not
> > help getting rid of this. The sequence is
> > 1. blue boot progress bar
> > 2. Nokia hands and sound
> > 3. almost immidiately after the sound, a white stripe appears on the left
> > of the display. Looks like this is the Maemo menue bar. Then the screen
> > becomes white
> > 4. after approx. 19 seconds the device reboots and continues with 1.
> >
> > I interrupt the reboot cycles by removing the battery.
> >
> > I am not aware that I did something uncommon before that happend, except
> > accessing via USB to the MMC card (which I do very rarely). Removing the
> > cable again apparently broke the MMC and I had to run e2fsck.
> >
> > Before I flash the device, I though I ask here if somebody is interested
> > in some more debug data (and knows how I get them).
> This sounds like Desktop crashing.  If you have RSS applet enabled
> in Desktop *and* the Hacker edition is based on a version earlier than
> the latest N800 release, it could be a the crasher bug in RSS applet
> that was fixed to the latest release (once it got a feed item with
> "a strange" URL, the applet always crashed (Desktop) immediately after
> applet had been loaded by the Desktop).
> 	- Eero
> PS. In gnome Desktop the crasher bugs in panel applets are not so fatal
> because they are run as separate processes.  You notice this easily from
> the Gnome desktop memory usage...


thanks for the quick reply. 


was installed on the device. Not sure, if that was based on the latest 
release. I am not sure, if I disabled RSS, at least I did not customize it.

Can I boot the device from an external image on the MMC card or provided by 
flasher to find out what the root cause of the problem is/was?

Thanks for the explanation, why you hae a single process, causing the complete 
desktop to die when an applet has a problem.


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