[maemo-users] [maemo-users] should I disable lifeguard-reset?

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Tue Aug 22 21:02:26 EEST 2006
On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 08:46:39PM +0300, Ville Ranki wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 12:18 +0200, Armin M. Warda wrote:
> > Besides just being able to disable/enable the lifeguard, to me it 
> > would even make sense if the N770 would support another setting, 
> > in which it only would advice the user that an essential component 
> > just failed and a reboot would probably fix the problem.
> I just installed a bunch of applications and now the device is
> in reboot cycle. The only desktop applet i installed was gnomeweather,
> so i think it might be responsible for this.

Yes, it is.  I've added a warning about this to the
ApplicationCatalog2006Wip page a while ago.

If anyone has any ideas how to debug a home page applet that only
crashes on reboot, please let me know.  I wasn't able to reproduce the
crash inside Scratchbox.

> As a new feature for
> Karoliina i'd suggest either:
> 1)
> Dialog that tells user if a essential component has been
> killed and restart it. Gnome panel is a good example - 
> If it crashes, it restarts itself. If a panel applet 
> crashes, panel prompts user if he/she wishes to restart
> the applet or remove it from panel.
> 2)
> "Safe mode". If the device reboots two times spontaniously
> it could do some sanity checks and for example disable all
> extra desktop applets. 


> Normal user would now take the device to service but i'll
> try disabling the lifeguard reset.. 

Marius Gedminas
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
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