Device somehow powered down - would not power up again

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Sat Mar 28 23:23:17 CET 2009

On Saturday 28 March 2009 16:14:52 Rask Ingemann Lambertsen wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 01:31:56PM +0100, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
> > USB only delivers 100mA until a higher rate is negotiated. But for this
> > to happen you need to have the kernel and the usb drivers loaded
> > already, so it is kind of difficult. And the FR uses more than 100mA
> > when booting.
>    USB ports are not just USB ports. I have a PCI card with USB ports that
> provide around 600 mA while the ones on the motherboard provide only around
> 300 mA (and generally work poorly with the FR). My FR without battery boots
> and runs fine off the PCI card USB ports.
>    Btw, there's an FSO bug which means that distributions based on FSO
> won't work without a battery unless you comment out this part of
> /etc/freesmartphone/oevents/rules.yaml:
> -
>     trigger: PowerStatus()
>     filters: HasAttr(status, "empty")
>     actions: Command('poweroff')

Correct. This will be fixed with the new combined battery object that 
aggregates the information from various power sources. If noone beats me to 
it, I'll try to get it done after OpenExpo.


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