New Life in Openmoko Phones

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at
Tue May 19 18:13:16 CEST 2009

The wiki says:

#  Remove one accelerometer and connect both interrupts of the remaining one

Is connecting both interrupts of the remaining one an expected
benefit? Do both current accelerometers only have one interrupt
connected? What does that even mean?

Cheers, Joseph

2009/5/19 Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at>:
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 10:52:22AM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> That still doesn't explain why removing one of the two accelerometers is
>> a good idea.  What is the benefit?  Why not remove them both?
>> Is it that all the programs that use the accelerometers (as of now) only
>> use one of the two?
> I only use one for omnewrotate because that's all I need to infer the
> position in order to call xrandr for rotating the screen accordingly.
> There are possible uses for two, the least of which are redundancy and
> double checking.
>> Since it was decided to remove it, there must have been some kind of
>> expected benefit.
> I'm curious about the expected benefits as well. But the wiki only states
> facts and not the reasoning behind them...
> Rui
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