[maemo-users] Lock, sleep, power-down

From: David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Date: Mon Jun 2 17:47:19 EEST 2008
I'm apparently confused about the various states I can leave my N800 in.

When I hit the power button and select "lock device", I get an unlock
dialog on the screen.  And it *stays* on the screen, overnight, in my bag,
wherever, until I unlock the device.  That's unexpected behavior; it uses
power (backlighting is on).

The only other useful option is to power down the device, which requires a
full boot to get it back (slow, I'm told it uses a lot of power).

Is there  a preference somewhere I've messed with causing this?  Or that I
could mess with to make this go away?  I want some way to set the device
into low-power-consumption mode quickly, easily, and securely, and then
bring it back quickly, easily, and securely when I need it (entering a
lock code is acceptably easy).  And I worry about heat issues if I put the
N800 in the slip case and the slip case in my shoulder bag and walk around
outside during the summer while the device is also running the screen and

David Dyer-Bennet, dd-b at dd-b.net; http://dd-b.net/
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