gpe-calendar disables touch-screen

William Kenworthy billk at
Wed May 13 07:45:30 CEST 2009

I found this doesnt happen if I restart atd immediately after booting
the phone - only has to be done once before running gpe-calendar (or
ffalarms) for the first time.  Also see my similar answer to ffalarms
also having problems with atd on shr.

I would like a solution to the the gpe-alarm going off and being unable
to ack it or do anything at all.  All I can do is remove the battery,
boot phone an restart atd - the start gpe-calendar and try and ack the
alarm :(

Probably atd is being started too early in the boot process ...


On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 16:44 -0600, Laura Vance wrote:
> I've waited to ask about this problem to see if anyone else has 
> experienced it.
> I use gpe-calendar as my calendar software (tried "dates" but didn't 
> like it).  Every once in a while, when gpe-calendar is the visible app, 
> the touch screen stops working.  I can connect my FreeRunner to a 
> computer, SSH in, and kill gpe-calendar to get my touchscreen back, but 
> when I'm not near a computer that has the proper drivers installed, I 
> have to reboot my phone by holding the power button down until the 
> FreeRunner just shuts down.
> Has this happened to anyone else?  Is there a workaround that I just 
> haven't found yet?  Is there a better calendar/reminder app that I 
> haven't found yet?
> Thanks in advance,
> -Laura
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