XO keeps staring at its own belly button

Eben Eliason eben.eliason at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 10:01:50 EDT 2008

2008/8/7 Ixo X oxI <ixo at myna.ws>:
> Some more 2 1/2 cents.....
> Frequently, when I see such un-responsiveness..  likely I have clicked on an
> activity icon twice by habit, they are both competing to start up.

Are you reproducing this on joyride builds?  I'm pretty sure that
there has been logic around (since 656 or so) which specifically
prevents double-clicking from starting multiple instances of a single
activity.  The new launching feedback in joyride is also supposed to
prevent this.  If it's still possible, please file a bug.

- Eben

> Hmmmm...  maybe this could be a feature request for 8.2.0 ?  If you try to
> start an activity while it is still already in 'loading' phase...  prompt
> with 'Do you want to run duplicate activities ?'  or if the second click is
> 'close too' the first click.. ignore.. :)
> While in Terminal, also check 'top' or 'ps' for running process...  'uptime'
> to see the load averages.  See if there's a different between times..
> Good Luck,
> -iXo
> On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 17:05, John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:
>> > For instance - the XO has been sitting there for a minute or more
>> > (in Terminal).  I want to key in a command, so I start typing.
>> > Nothing changes.  I do *NOT* know if my XO is alive or dead.
>> > Suddenly (after one or more seconds) the typed character appears on
>> > the screen.  My XO is alive, after all !!
>> > [I have 'suspend' turned off.  Using Q2E12f, firmware 5.110.22.p17.]
>> This looks a *lot* like how an XO acts when Suspend is on.  See if the
>> power LED has gone off and just blinks occasionally -- that's how you
>> really
>> tell whether you are in suspend.  Power LED on steadily = no suspend.
>> Power LED off most of the time, blinking on = you're suspended.
>> You have to look BEFORE you start typing.  The first key you hit will
>> wake it up again, but it takes the kernel about a second of powered-on
>> time before it becomes responsive again.  (We hope to reduce that
>> significantly, but it's hard work.)
>>        John
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