[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Mostly white graphics after using SD card (N800)

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Wed Jan 24 02:04:54 EET 2007
On Monday 15 January 2007 19:04, Ray Lischner wrote:
> I have twice noticed a problem with my N800. I tried inserting the SD
> card from my camera (SimpleTech 256MB). The N800 is a fine image
> viewer, but something strange happens: I lose most of the color. It's
> not the white-screen-of-death, but perhaps a
> white-highlight-of-slow-torture. The keyboard disappears completely or
> is just letters with no highlight and no feedback when I tap a key.
> Button widgets have no highlighting or border--only text. Scrollbars
> are all white. Window frames are all white. Etc.
> Reflashing solves the problem, but I'm not about to reflash every time I
> view images from my camera.

Ok this somewhat matches a problem I'm having on my 770.  The culprit, or 
rather one thing I can do that makes it happen every time, (I've flashed and 
reflashed to check.) turns out to have been when I install the latest busybox 
in the Applications Catalog (onto 0S2006-2.1) and restarted.  Now the 
graphics for the 'keyboard' and the left hand bar background are white on 
white.  Along with scroll bars up/down arrows etc as you describe.  

Somewhere there is a conflict between this busybox and something else.  Looks 
like I'll have to find another way to get "ping" (lousy day indeed when a 
Linux Admin can't ping things! :0 ) From my end I'm now trying to figure out 
what if any error is delivered and how to find out what it thinks it needs 
but doesn't have.  But something is definitely getting messed up in the 
screen drawing and I wouldn't be surprised if there is a common thread 
between the two situations.  


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