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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2005, 06:57:41 pm »
Insteresting... It shows "10" for me, but it's not critical level. I have a warning set @ 10%, but it doesn't warm me. Also, the battery bar indicator seems to be consistent with "two digits" theory. I believe at 10% charge it should show appox. 1/10 of the bar, right? Mine shows full bar. There must be something different between our setups... I'm running 0.9.0-rc1.
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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2005, 07:07:32 pm »
Ahh, scratch it. Now I started getting warnings too. On the other hand graphical indicator still shows full bar. Go figure...

The other issue I have is screen sometimes gets corrupter after suspend. I'll try to put an apm.d script to restore it by apmd on resume, will see if it could help.
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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2005, 11:47:17 pm »
I am running the same build,

The funny thing is, yeah, like you said, the bar shows approximately the correct amount, all the way full when it's at "10%" and down respectively.

Mine is at "6%" right now...and the bar is about 60% over...

Did you get yours from the guy in Arizona, too? From ebay...


If so, maybe he has a batch of slightly weird ones...with a bit different hardware...

Or maybe nobody else is running this build? Or just didn't notice...


Okay, enought guesses for now...


Oh, and does that apmd thing work? I'd like to not have to rotate the screen to clear all that junk off
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2005, 04:56:55 am »
I think most of these are known problems and just reflect the current state of play of Linux on the Simpad.

The battery thing is a sizing problem with the last digit (and the "%" IIRC) dropping off the edge of the screen.

The battery warnings I only get on resume and I think are due to incorrect battery calibration settings (maybe in the kernel?). Some people have charging weirdness for the same reason.

The screen corruption at resume is a known problem.

The noise before the first suspend is a known problem (although in my case it remains fairly noisy even after that).

It is probably worth having a look at the fora at opensimpad where you'll see some discussion there. That forum has been shutdown in favour of this on now, though (but still worth looking at the history).

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2005, 05:04:32 am »
Yeah, I looked in the old forum, and there were messages saying that the 10% problem was from a bad battery...which it is most definitely not...

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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2005, 09:27:06 am »
Yes, I've got mine from the same guy on Ebay. It looks brand new except for scratches on the outside box. Maybe a refub? Who knows...

apmd script seems to be helping, at least I didn't see the screen corruption since then, but it wasn't long since I put it in, so jury is still out on this one. The idea and script itself was posted by Till Harbaum on the list a while ago. Here's the script:

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#!/bin/sh
#
# save video contents in ram disk during suspend
# this meant to be ran from /etc/apm/event.d

case "$1" in
     suspend)
        cat /dev/fb/0 >/tmp/video_suspend
       ;;
     resume)
        cat /tmp/video_suspend >/dev/fb/0
        rm -f /tmp/video_suspend
       ;;
esac

My understanding is that this code is implemented in opie2 library, but for some reason it's not working all the time on simpad (timing issue?).

I believe the charging on/off problem was discussed on the list a while ago too, and the solution was proposed to reduce the minimum voltage detection from 12V to 11V, since not all power adapters supply > 12V all the time. Too bad that this patch also didn't seem to make it into official opensimpad builds.

The battery applet problem is new to me. But if it's as simple as miscalculated window size, it should be rather easy to fix.

The cracking noise problem is annoying. I'm getting it before and after suspend too. I'll try to rebuild the kernel with all recent patches which didn't make it into official builds, and see if what's going on.
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2005, 11:46:03 am »
Re: battery applet

Here's a snipset from opie' changelog:

2004-11-26   Opie 1.1.8
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Fixed Bugs
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* n.a. - Battery Applet - fix sizing of battery info popup (drw,mickeyl)

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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2005, 11:55:01 am »
Ha-ha, that battery applet is a bad boy, is he not?
Here's another one:

2005-??-??   Opie 1.2.1

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Fixed Bugs
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* #1546 - Battery applet popup is not always large enough to show jacket remaining info (skyhusker)

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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2005, 02:11:31 pm »
I guess this is the sort of stuff I should work on fixing

If I could only get USB working...

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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2005, 05:47:42 pm »
albertr, could you please post a list of your patch? I can try to maintain a stable 2.4 kernel with such missing features.

Hopefully the 2.4.29 pcmcia bug will be stupid enough so I can fix it

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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2005, 05:56:02 pm »
*sigh* You really don't like the OE people, right?

Is it forking time again or why do you insist on maintaining your stuff seperatly?

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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2005, 07:03:23 pm »
I like OE, it's just a bit too complicated and tries to do too much things at once.

If you want, I can keep in sync with the simpad 2.4.25 kernel hosted in OE CVS, but I don't really want to have to deal with everything else.

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« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2005, 08:58:28 pm »
I don't really have any patches other than ones already in OE and those posted on the list by Till H which sadly were not included in OE.

Anyway, if there's any interest, I can email them  to the list again and hopefully they won't go unnoticed this time?

I don't really have experience with OE, I've just installed it last night and I like it so far. I've already built opensimpad opie-image, however it doesn't work quite yet  I'll try to take another look sometime this weekend.
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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2005, 11:42:07 pm »
Ok, since the latest & greatest opie runs on my SL4 now, here's a preliminary feedback comparing it to 0.9.0-rc1 from last December:
- battery applet is fixed.
- don't know what has been changed, but now my touchscreen is accurate! It was a bit off at the bottom of the screen in 0.9.0-rc1.

More to follow... But so far it looks great!
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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2005, 03:28:47 am »
Please use our new bugtracker for patches now. Since we switched from RT to bugzilla we actually make use of it

http://bugs.openembedded.org
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