Ticket #1310 (new enhancement)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

GTA01 must have battery removed if X fails to start

Reported by: kevin@… Owned by: openmoko-devel
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Distro Version:
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: buglog@… Blocked By:
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If X fails to start or crashes it prompts the user with a console login. This is
bad enough since there is no keyboard to login BUT neither the POWER nor AUX
buttons do anything so to recover you must remove the battery.

I can't imagine this would be good for the device, and it's certainly unintuitive.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by reddog@…

What happens if you hold down the powerbutton for >= 8 seconds? Didn't it shutdown?
But this is of course nothing that a normal user would suspect!
Maybe we can make a wrapper script about X, wich tries twice to start X and if
it fails, it invokes a reboot?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by roh

  • Owner changed from openmoko-devel@… to openmoko-devel

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by john_lee

  • Priority changed from high to normal
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement
  • HasPatchForReview unset
  • Version current svn head deleted
  • Component changed from Xfbdev (kdrive), Xglamo to Distro

this could be a general issue in the distro. since we don't see X failed to start very often nowadays, I would make this an enhancement.

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