[fso m3] vibrate over and over

Ian darkstarsword at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 17:12:29 CEST 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 12:01 AM, Jim Ancona <jim at anconafamily.com> wrote:
> Matt wrote:
>> I installed FSO milstone III on my FR, and left it on my desk at home.
>> When I came home, I noticed it was vibrating, over and over.
>> I had at least one missed call, I can't find a call log, so it may have
>> been more.
>> The phone kept vibrating until I had unlocked zhone (1224) and clicked
>> reject, several times.  Would have been virating most of the day.
>> Is this a known bug?
> I had the same thing happen yesterday with zhone in Debian. I made a
> test call, didn't answer it, and the only way to make the phone stop
> vibrating was to reboot it--multiple clicks of the reject button had no
> effect.
> Jim
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This won't solve the problem, but to shut off the vibrator without
rebooting you can also do:
echo 0 > '/sys/devices/platform/neo1973-vibrator.0/leds/neo1973:vibrator/brightness'

I haven't tried that from Debian, just FDOM, but unless something
relevant is different in the kernel it should work.

Needless to say I had some fun with a shell script and that control
the other day. I'm not entirely sure why the kernel is using the terms
"leds" or "brightness" here - I guess the interface was close enough
that they just used/called the same code. The 3 LEDs are controlled in
the same manner but different files as you would assume.


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