[maemo-users] Skype Update?

From: randall.arnold at nokia.com randall.arnold at nokia.com
Date: Wed May 9 22:53:08 EEST 2007
That's helpful information!  And yeah, I'm well aware of the typical
need to completely reboot the N800 after some app installations,
especially where communications and network access clients are
concerned.  Given what you just told me, I might give Gizmo another
shot.  Thanks!

Randall (Randy) Arnold
Quality Feedback Analyst


>-----Original Message-----
>From: ext Michael Wiktowy [mailto:michael.wiktowy at gmail.com] 
>Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 2:49 PM
>To: Arnold Randall (Nokia-CMO/Dallas)
>Cc: maemo-users at maemo.org
>Subject: Re: Skype Update?
>On 5/9/07, randall.arnold at nokia.com <randall.arnold at nokia.com> wrote:
>> The biggest one that comes to mind was the inability to 
>login.  I was 
>> successful a couple of times on my laptop, zero times on PC and N800.
>> That randomness and inconsistency was puzzling. In the same 
>> environments (I tested 2), why was the laptop the only one 
>that could 
>> successfully log in?  And at that, why was I only successful 
>a couple of times?
>> Every other time I encountered uninformative system messages that I 
>> could not log in.
>> I never received answers to my questions so I eventually uninstalled 
>> the apps.  I'd be tempted to try again if I knew my problems 
>had been 
>> reproduced, identified and corrected... But I've never seen an 
>> indication that they ever were.
>That does ring a bell now that you mention it. When I first 
>installed Gizmo on Fedora, it gave me some login issues. The 
>login message was highly uninformative since the problem was 
>not with the login but rather with the fact that I hadn't 
>installed the Rendevzous (aka DNS-SD aka Avahi aka Bonjour) 
>libraries and Gizmo needs them to work properly. As soon as I 
>installed Avahi, it worked. I did complain about that 
>uninformative message not pointing to the correct problem on 
>the Gizmo forums. They used to bundle those libraries 
>separately but now they bundle them in the main install, I believe.
>I recall that Gizmo wouldn't login on the 770/N800 until I did 
>a full reboot (power cycle *without* it being on the charger) 
>so that it could start up the DNS-SD service. I think that 
>many people don't realize that the tablets do not actually 
>reboot if you power cycle it while it is charging.

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