[maemo-users] Disabling the Accelerometer in N900

From: Tim Ashman tim at ashmans.net
Date: Sat Dec 19 16:40:01 EET 2009
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Date: Saturday, December 19, 2009 6:36 AM
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No problem.

Phone App - set to portrait
gPodder - set to landscape
Panucci - cant set, filled bug and enhancement request. walking around with my phone causes this app to constantly pause change orientation start again, pause rotate, start = useless

however as more apps think this is cool I dont want to fight it, I just want to turn it off period.

Is there a way?


-------- Original Message --------
> From: Tim Samoff <samoff at gmail.com>
> Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2009 5:46 AM
> To: maemo-users at maemo.org, maemo-users-request at maemo.org, Tim Ashman <tim at ashmans.net>
> Subject: Re: Disabling the Accelerometer in N900
> Hi,
> ----- Original message -----
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> > Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 12:18:20 -0800
> > From: Tim Ashman <tim at ashmans.net>
> > Subject: Disabling the Accelerometer in N900
> > To: maemo-users at maemo.org
> > Message-ID: <200912181218.20073.tim at ashmans.net>
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> > Is there a way to disable the Accelerometer. I find it extremely annoying and
> > unproductive for my apps to keep switch being portrait and landscape. Some
> > of them allow me to set the orientation some don't.
> >
> > If there isn't a "user" way of doing this I'm not opposed to messing with the
> > init.d scripts to stop the service from starting.
> >
> > thank you
> >
> > tim
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> Sorry, but I'm confused. Which apps are youusing that support the accelerometer for rotation?
> Out-of-the-box, the only app that does this is the Phone app -- in which rotation support can be turned off in the settings.
> There are community apps in Extras and Extras-testing that support it, but they may have different (or even broken) functionality, depending on where they come from.
> Xournal and Conboy are two apps that are in Extras, so they should be stable to use. But, the rotation support may not have the same settings functionality. In this case, pleasde lodge enhancement requests for the apps at http://bugs.maemo.org. That doesn't mean you'll get what you ask for, but it is the official method of asking for changes.
> Still, that's only three apps... What are you finding so annoying? How many apps is this happening to you for?
> Sorry for the questioning, but in discussing an OS that only officially supports accelerometer-based rotation in one application, I'm honestly curious where your issues are stemming from.
> Thanks,
> Tim
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