Conflict when several apps use the accelerometers?

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Tue Jan 13 11:51:48 CET 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:36:29AM +0100, Thomas Otterbein wrote:
> Hi all,
> > > I plan to have a toggling script for use in the desktop icon, instead of
> > > a starter script.
> >
> > This is the sort of thing that might be useful to have on the illume top
> > shelf. autototate on/off, and "rotate now" when auto is off.
> >
> > Rotation is useful with maps. It depends on what the region look like.
> > Also, it is easier to but the phone down on the long edge in a car.
> > I can see how autorotation would be a problem in a game. Pingus works
> > in either orientation, but several guys walk of the cliffs while the
> > screen repaints.
> to my opinion the default auto-rotation software should have some signaling 
> mechanism that keeps it from doing it's job while a certain software is 
> active. You can experience this with the later versions of MPlayer. It tells 
> the Screensaver not to activate during movie playback. I figure the screensaver 
> modules of Desktop-Manager must have appropriate interfaces to accomplish that 
> behaviour.

Yes, I'm thinking of catching SIGUSR1 for that. Anything that wants to
toggle it just pkill -USR1 omnewrotate in the near future.


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