[maemo-users] Download of 10MB after internet connection

From: Aldon Hynes Aldon.Hynes at Orient-Lodge.com
Date: Mon Nov 29 21:59:02 EET 2010
Sorry about being a little late to this discussion.  If people are still interested, I have a few other thoughts to consider.

First, the assumption is that it is the checking for updates that is using up the bandwidth.  Keep in mind that it could be other things, such as fMMS if you use it, email, Ovi Maps, or even some of the social networking tools like Pidgin, etc.

Whatever the cause, I always try to always disable automatic checking, and then do my checking manually when I am connected to WiFi, e.g. running

apt-get update and apt-get upgrade from the command prompt when I am connected to my home network.

I also don't automatically connect to my 3G network.  I stay disconnected except when I need to connect.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org
> [mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org]On Behalf Of Tanuva
> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:40 PM
> To: maemo-users at maemo.org
> Subject: Re: Download of 10MB after internet connection
> Moin,
> This behaviour is really annoying to me since I have 30 MB/month free 
> data. If about 20 MB of that get eaten by some apt-worker process 
> updating the db from time to time its fairly useless to me.
> Practically disabling auto update checking isn't _the_ fix since I have 
> WLAN available most of the time but don't want to waste 3G traffic just 
> because something decides that it's time for updates now. Isn't there a 
> network-aware solution possible?
> Marcel
> Am 11.11.2010 22:24, schrieb Paul Hartman:
> > 2010/11/11 João Olavo Baião de Vasconcelos<joaoolavo at gmail.com>:
> >> Hi there!
> >>
> >> Every time I connect my n900 to 3g, I notice through Personal Dataplan
> >> Monitor that it downloads almost 10 MB, even if I don't open browser or
> >> login into any messenger.
> >>
> >> I'm guessing that the it runs like a "apt-get update" to check 
> new software
> >> updates.
> >>
> >> Does it happen with everyone? How to disable this repository 
> check (without
> >> disabling the repositories)? Or is there any other issue?
> >>
> >> Thanks any advice!
> >
> > You can change the auto-update interval:
> >
> > http://wiki.maemo.org/Customizing_Maemo#Disabling_Auto_Updates_Check
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