Power Button/USB Problems

Joerg Reisenweber joerg at openmoko.org
Mon May 4 10:46:36 CEST 2009

Am Mo  4. Mai 2009 schrieb Daemon D:
> Since I've gotten my Neo Freerunner about a month ago it has sporadically 
powered off when plugging in the USB cable. Other times I have just moved the 
Freerunner a little bit in my hand and it reboots. The final weirdness was 
that it was sitting by itself, completely powered off, not plugged into 
anything and after about an hour it decided to turn itself on, definitely not 
resuming, it totally booted from beginning. I have found the whole 
finding-a-functional-operating-system thing to be challenging but this 
suspected hardware problem make it unusable/untrustable. 

Power up "out of nothing" might be triggered by RTC-alarm.
But taking into account the random powerdown on USB insert it's probably 
caused by same issue.
Was this a regular shutdown or instant power-cut kind of power-off/reboot?
Was it all with one distro (which one??) or did you check with different 

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